About David A. Shamma

SIGCHI VP of Operations.
Entries By David A. Shamma
  • In January of 2019, I stepped into the volunteer role of ACM SIGCHI VP of Operations. I must confess, I didn’t know what operations did exactly but I was told it was to run the technologies for the SIG and that my 15+ years of industry research experience would help transform the volunteer role. Ops […]

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  • It’s been tough this social distancing and working from home. If you’re like me, it’s also tough not traveling, seeing friends, and attending events. Many of the talks, workshops, and conferences we’ve been planning to attend had cancellations. When HRI 2020 (Human Robot Interaction) was cancelled, we decided to spring into action to help connect […]

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  • Earlier this year, the SIGCHI Ops team decided to sunset our native apps for conference programs. As an alternative, we put our efforts into making a progressive web application (PWA) which will allow for faster development time, greater accessibility, and easier maintenance. Being a Papers Co-chair for CSCW2019, I convinced the rest of the organizing […]

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  • For those of you who have done it, running a conference is a lot of work. Authors submit via Precision Conference (PCS) and publish in the ACM Digital Library (DL) while chairs organize sessions, make programs for their websites, and recruit volunteers to wrangle data and keep track of every last little change of affiliation, […]

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  • SIGCHI is very pleased to announce its 2019 Award Recipients. The recipients will be presented their awards at CHI 2019 in Glasgow, UK. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients!

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