is a gathering place for users and developers of algorithm visualizations and animations (AVs). It is a gateway to AV-related services, collections, and resources. 

AlgoViz at SIGCSE'10

UPDATESIGCSE '10 was a huge success! Thanks, everyone! See for more…

Members of the AlgoViz community will be out in force at SIGCSE'10 in Milwaukee this year. Project PIs Cliff Shaffer and Steve Edwards will be there along with grad students Monika Akbar, AJ Alon, and Michael Stewart.

UPDATED: Awards Voting Closed

Voting for the AlgoViz Awards has closed. The winners will be announced at our Special Session at SIGCSE’10 entitled “Building an Online Educational Community for Algorithm Visualization”.

Thanks for participating!

Computer Science Education Week

This week — December 7 to December 12 — is “Computer Science Education Week”. This week recognizes the central role that computing plays in today’s society and the need to introduce and expose students to opportunities available in learning and practicing Computer Science.

From the official ACM press release:

CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the Anita Borg Institute, the National Science Foundation, Google, Inc., Intel, and Microsoft. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution creating CSEdWeek, which was introduced by Congressmen Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Jared Polis (D-CO).

Algorithm Visualizations can be invaluable in teaching fundamental concepts of computing to students at all levels. We encourage you to browse our catalog for visualizations to use in your teachings, or to discuss AVs and all things related to CS education in the forums. You can also find a great collection of curriculum guides and other education resources at the CSEdWeek central hub,

Our First AlgoViz Project Video: Issues in Algorithm Visualization

UPDATE: SIGCSE accepted our video! We’ve updated the video with captions.

We recently submitted our video “Issues in Algorithm Visualization” to the SIGCSE 2010 Video Exhibition. It illustrates many of the barriers instructors say they encounter when trying to use an AV in the classroom for the first time. It also presents some of the problems faced by AV developers. A brief introduction to the AlgoViz Portal appears at the end. We hope that the SIGCSE Video Review Committee (and you!) enjoys the video’s camp and kitsch.

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