[Bridges] Onward! Essays

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Fri Feb 20 21:27:42 EST 2009

Members of the Bridges community who are involved with software
development may be interested in the call for essays below, courtesy
of Conal Elliott, which provides a forum for reflective writing on

I want to share with you opportunity to express your insights and
perspectives more deeply, more personally, and more inter-connectedly than
typical publication venues.


        Submit an essay to Onward! Essays
        Deadline: 20 April 2009

An Onward! essay is a thoughtful reflection upon software-related
technology.  Its goal is to help the reader to share a new insight, engage
with an argument, or wrestle with a dilemma.

A successful essay is a clear and compelling piece of writing that explores
a topic important to the software community.  The subject area should be
interpreted broadly, including the relationship of software to human
endeavors, or its philosophical, sociological, psychological, historical, or
anthropological underpinnings.  An essay can be an exploration of its topic,
its impact, or the circumstances of its creation; it can present a personal
view of what is, explore a terrain, or lead the reader in an act of
discovery; it can be a philosophical digression or a deep analysis.  It can
describe a personal journey, perhaps that by which the author reached an
understanding of such a topic.

Given the integrative nature of the Bridges community, I have a hunch that
Onward! Essays will appeal to many of you.

Check out http://onward-conference.org/calls/foressays for more information,
including sample essays and submission details.

And remember: 20th April.

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