Jim Isaak's Web Site

Welcome to my site ... I've started to post some of the presentations I've done as IEEE CS President, and more recently to student groups looking at the career futures in the STEM world and the value of being engaged in a professional society -- see Jim's Presentations below.  Also, I've been updating my "Indistinguishable from Magic" Syllabus and related listing of TED talks as well as other resources.

In following up on my role as 2010 President of the IEEE Computer Society.  My section here on Professional Activities is focused on key things I feel professionals and employers need to consider with respect to being active in such organizations.  The key points: increased innovation, development of leadership and team work skills, career development and Social Capital.  I've added a link to some of the presentations I've developed related to the computing profession, recommendations for existing professionals and folks looking to enter the field of computing.