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The Curious Case of Software Documentation

Many programmers share the viewpoint “code is documentation enough” and do not invest time and effort into documenting their code. However, absent software documentation often is a sign of cognitive biases and poor management practices, rather than source code clarity. In turn, such attitude leads to an increase of cognitive […]

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New SI Board Members Elected

On its general assembly of May 12, 2022, the Swiss Informatics Society SI has elected/re-elected its board and president for a two-year term (2022-2024).   Francis Baud has been re-elected as president of SI. Nora Sleumer and Iris Zeyda have been elected as new SI Board members. The board members […]

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SI General Assembly 2022

On May 12, 2022, SI has held its annual general assembly.     The main topics were: –  The election/re-election of the president and the SI Board, –  The legally required topics (such as the annual reports by the president and the treasurer, discharge of the board and approving the […]

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Helmut & Heide Balzert Award

Helmut and Heide Balzert have endowed an award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of Informatics. The award is sponsored by the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), in cooperation with the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Swiss Informatics Society (SI). The goal of the award is to promote and […]

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SITC 2022 Held Successfully

    The SITC 2022 on the topic of IT Education in Switzerland was held successfully on March 10, 2022 in the Aula Magna of the University of Fribourg. The Swiss IT Congress (SITC) is a yearly symposium organized by the Swiss Informatics Society SI for its members. The goal of […]

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The Trust Shifts

Everyone seems to agree that digital transformation has a trust problem, but few try to look behind the curtain: What is the nature of the problem? Trust is one of those concepts that can endlessly be discussed without any conclusions or impact. Like freedom. The analysis of language practice tells […]

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A Stage for Women in IT

  In the scope of the initiative www.it-feuer.ch the Swiss Informatics Society (SI) publishes portraits of women in IT from June to December 2021. SI has been looking for female role models and found many women who have made their way into IT even if IT is still a men’s […]

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SI Feuer – Marianne Gutknecht

.   Marianne Gutknecht Senior Business Engineer und Leiterin SVV Auswertestelle Bedag Jahrgang: 1960 2 Kinder   Werdegang: Banklehre, Fernstudium Neues Gymnasium Zürich (EDV-Analytikerin), Managementschule BPHI Bern, Ausbildung Junior System Analyst Prime, spezifische Weiterbildungen Datenbanken (u.A. Lehrveranstaltungen relationale DB, C.A. Zehnder/ETH), Prime Computer Boston (OS), objektorientierte Programmierung uvm.   Wie […]

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IT Fire – Sofija Hotomski

.   Sofija Hotomski Senior Requirements Engineer Born: 1987 1 child „Do not go into IT just to fix the strange statistic. Nothing is wrong with you if you are not excited about IT. But if you are interested in learning about IT and someday working in the IT sector, […]