ACM Global Practitioner Advisory Community

ACM’s unique position at the intersection of computing theory and practice helps practitioners apply the latest emerging trends and technologies to the everyday challenges they face in their work. To ensure that ACM Membership continues to provide valuable resources for computing practitioners, we have established the Global Practitioner Advisory Community (GPAC) to keep our resources and opportunities aligned with the ever-evolving computing landscape.

This 100-member community consists of software engineers, systems architects, systems administrators and other computing practitioners from whom ACM seeks opinions and advice on existing and potential new ACM products and services, as well as other emerging topics. Members participate via surveys, polls, or dialogue within an online community. A commitment of one year is required of all members.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the GPAC organizers at

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