Milestone-Proposal talk:The Grace M. Hopper Milestone
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Initial review of proposal -- Jason.k.hui (talk) 13:58, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Participated in a phone call with the proposer back in March 2020. The following is a follow-on email sent on 3/17/2020:
Kate - Good to speak with you earlier. See http://ieeemilestones.ethw.org/Helpful_Hints_on_Citations,_Plaque_Locations for helpful hints on putting together a milestone plaque citation. You can take a look at my proposal at http://ieeemilestones.ethw.org/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Interactive_Video_Games. Please revise your citation based on what we discussed. Also, send copies of the supporting materials to the History Center.
Responded to an email from the proposer on 8/16/2020:
Kate - I revisited your proposal, and the citation is still not compliant to the milestone guidelines that we had discussed in our call back in March as well as in my follow-up email on 3/17. The maximum number of words in a citation for the plaque is 70; you're currently at 105 words, which is well over the limit. Also, the citation should describe the technical achievement, not the person. Please go back to my March email and also look at citations from completed milestones in ETHW for guidance. I also need electronic copies of the supporting reference materials that you sent over to the History Center. These actions need to be completed within the next month or so as the History Committee will be having a series of virtual meetings to approve milestones. The aim is to have all History Committee-approved milestones to the IEEE Board of Directors ahead of their November WebEx meeting.
The way the proposal is presented it oriented for the recognition of a specific person, Grace Hopper and not the achievement. In order for this proposal to move forward it is recommended that significant changes be made to adjust to present guidelines to submit proposals, and specially the Milestone Citation.