Dear PODC community,

the new issue of the Bulletin of the EATCS comes with several innovations. First of all, I would like to welcome our new editors: Seth Gilbert, Dennis KommMichal Koucky, and Luca Trevisan! Seth will take over the Distributed Computing Column from me. Dennis will join the Educational Column by Juraj Hromkovic as a co-editor. Michal will take over the Computational Complexity Column from Vikraman Arvind. 

And Luca Trevisan... well, this brings us to our next innovation: in this issue of the Bulletin, we experiment with some new columns. In particular, in order to complement the technical columns, we have
four new columns:

- The first, is a “Theory Blogs Column” led by Luca Trevisan, which revolves around current trends on the web, including blogs and social media. The idea for such a column was brought up by Sebastian Forster during my recent visit in Salzburg.

- With the “Viewpoint Column”, we introduce a column in which a member of the community shares an opinion or perspective on subjects of interest to the community. Roger Wattenhofer kindly
offered to contribute a first such column.

- Then, we have an “Interview Column”, in which we introduce a “person behind the papers”. Our first interview is with Kurt Mehlhorn, and I highly recommend you to take a look at this column as well. 

- A “Memorial Column”, in which a community member shares some memories from her or his career. The first column is contributed by Gregory Chaitin.

The full column is available at:
https://eatcs.org/images/bulletin/beatcs135.pdf

I would like to thank all editors, authors, and other contributors, for their help with this issue. 

I hope you enjoy some of the new formats, and I welcome any feedback on the issue.

Stefan



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