Brian Scarbeau the man who came up with this great idea recently reminded me that Computer Science Education Day is coming up this December 7th, 2007. This particular day has been selected because it is close to the birthday of Grace Murray Hopper - computer science pioneer who through the course of her career educated more than a few people about the issues involved with computer science.
Possible ways to celebrate the day (borrowed from the web site - see the PDF and html posters near the bottom of the page) include:
I was a guest speaker at a local high school last year and it was a lot of fun. Professionals in my reading audience you may want to bring this day (with an offer to speak) to your local high school. It is a great way to encourage students to try out a computer science course and to look into the field.
Admiral Hopper was a personal hero of mine who I was fortunate to meet in person on a number of occasions and that makes the day even more special to me.
Thanks for this information. I am a middle school computer teacher in South LA, and I can now get my classes involved in this!