It's the 50th anniversary of SIGCSE, the pre-eminent international conference on computer science education. To commemorate the occasion, just 20 papers from the last 50 years were nominated for consideration as the top 10 most influential and important papers of all time.
Authored by Owen Astrachan, Duke Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, and three then undergraduate Duke students, the paper Design patterns: an essential component of CS curricula was nominated for this prestigious ACM SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Top Ten Symposium Papers of All Time award.
The paper's coauthors were Landon Cox, a Duke undergrad who became a Duke computer science professor until 2018 and is currently at Microsoft Research; Garret Mitchener, a math professor at the College of Charleston; and Geoffrey Berry, now a Qualcomm software engineer.
It’s a major accomplishment for three Duke University undergraduate students to coauthor what is considered one of the top 20 papers of all time in computer science education! Congratulations to all on this honor.