By Juan-Manuel Dodero, president of the ACM SIGCSE Spanish Chapter
The ACM SIGCSE Spanish Chapter is the chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) serving Spain. It started operations in 2008. The chapter provides a forum for common problems amongeducators working to develop, implement and evaluate computing programs, curricula and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, learning technologies, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy. The Chapter supports activities complimentary to SIGCSE, the ACM,and other ACM activities in the Spain area.The Chapter is organized and operated for educational and scientific purposes, its aim beingto increase knowledge about computing education, as well as to serve as a means of communication for those interested in this discipline. The workshop on Methods and Cases inComputing Education (MCCE) is the first of a series of events intended to the disseminationof the activities of the chapter members. As such, it will publish articles dealing with the joy, pain and hope of our daily teaching and research experiences in computing education. TheMCCE workshop thus constitutes a forum open to anyone wanting to contribute to thechapter aims. The birth of the Chapter and, specially, the first edition of the MCCE workshop,have the main objective of contributing to the discussions on the European Higher Education Area held among the Spanish Higher Education community. For the first edition of MCCE,held at Salamanca, a number of nine contributions were selected after a peer review processcarried out by the chapter committee members.