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Discussion on: Are you a member of a professional organization related to computing or software development? Why or why not?

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Douglas McKechie

Can't say I've ever thought about this before, I suppose in order to consider joining I would

1) have to know what organisations are out there, and
2) see some benefit either personally or to the IT industry in joining

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Thomas J Owens Author

The major international professional organizations for people in the computing or software field globally as well as in the United States are probably the ACM and IEEE Computer Society.

Other players include the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Association for Information Science and Technology, and others.

There are also a handful of groups specifically dedicated to various underrepresented groups in computing, and several country-specific organizations as well.