We’re reopening the Call for Contributors for Issue 9: Hard problems

At the start of the year we set a publishing schedule, and a few things happened this summer that derailed those plans a little. Now that the book is out, we’re putting the final touches on Issue 8, and the dust has settled, it’s time to get to work on the next issue!

We want to be sure everyone has had a chance to send in their ideas, so we’re briefly reopening the Call for Contributors. Read on for the details.

What makes a ‘hard problem’ has as much to do with our own knowledge and experience as the fundamental limits of computing. Some things are hard because we don’t know how yet. Some problems are hard because we’re not sure if it’s even possible. And some are hard because we’re people.

Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • What keeps computer scientists up at night
  • The thing I haven’t learned yet
  • Timezones: why???
  • Common errors (and fixes)
  • Apologizing for your mistakes

We look for ideas that will be effective at an advanced beginner to intermediate level of technical knowledge, and that are grounded in the author’s personal experiences. We’re especially interested in work from people who are part of under-represented groups in technology. Contributors are paid.

Find the details and submit your ideas at https://recompilermag.com/participate/. Submissions are open through October 9.