IEEE just too big

Posted to IEEE’s “Today’s Engineer”. The article cites a source that certifications are worthless at Microsoft. Yet the author doesn’t point out that Microsoft has a sizable education and certification business unit. He also quotes another subject about their off target definition of software engineering without a balancing comment of what IEEE defines software engineering to be.

IEEE Software is highly involved in certification with their very respectable CDSP exams and is involved in the newly announced Professional Engineering license examination.

OPINION: I think IEEE is basically too darn big and too focused on generating income.

I’ve since joined ACM and read that they are redefining how they give authors different options for distribution of content submitted to their journals and conferences.  If IEEE has something similar I missed it.  I think ACM’s choices are thoughtful and in line with their mission.


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