Meeting Thursday 9-15-11

Hi all,

this weeks Orbitz meeting has been canceled, and in its place we will be holding a Reflections Projections planning meeting. If any one is interested in attending this year, its not too late you can register officially at http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/conference/2011/register.php

Also, for ACM planning purposes we ask that you fill out a form:
Click to sign up for Reflections Projections

Keep in mind, space is limited, if you plan to attend with the ACM make sure to register. It is strongly advised that people planning to go, attend this meeting.

Brian Kupi Kapustka
-ACM Treasurer

SIG-Build Meeting - 9/8/11 - 5:00pm

The hardware group SIG-Build is having its first meeting this Thursday 9/8/11 in SEL 2264 at 5:00pm, which is the room right next to the ACM office. This event can be found on our calendar located at acm.cs.uic.edu/calendar. We will be discussing the state of our projects and our goals for the semester. We will also be using this a a way to gauge the knowledge base of those interested so we know where to start with teaching new members about our projects and computer hardware in general. That being said, those of all knowledge backgrounds are welcome. You can view our project this on our page on the acm website, acm.cs.uic.edu/sigbuild. If you need help getting there you can check the UIC Mega Patherfinder, acm.cs.uic.edu/umpf, to find out where to go and hope to see you there.

SIG Game Reminder

Hey everyone.

SIG Game meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 in 2260 SEL right by the ACM hangout lounge.

If you want to commit full time or just stop on by occasionally to check out our progress that's cool with me.

We already have a game idea under way and hoping to get down to it as soon as possible.

Email me at pjovan2@uic.edu if you have any questions.

-Paul

General Meeting - 9/1/11

Hi all,
I appreciate everyone for coming to the SIG Fair today and it was a great turnout. If you would like to join any SIGs, please do so by contacting the appropriate SIG leader. The SIGs that presented today were:

  • SIG-Game
  • LUG
  • SIG-Build
  • SIG-Code
  • SIG-Fun
You may find these SIGs on the ACM website

In addition, we will be having our first general meeting next Thursday. We will have a guest speaker, Tom Verbiscer, Cloud Architect at Alcatel Lucent and former ACM @ UIC president (1999). He will be presenting "The Effect of Cloud on Software." As always, we will provide food & drink and we hope that this interesting presentation will help to increase your awareness in cloud computing.

The next ACM meeting will be held at:
SEO 1000
Thursday, 09/01/2011, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
See you then!

Meeting Thursday August 25 - SIG Fair - SEO 1000 - 5:30pm

ACM will be having a meeting this Thursday to introduce our SIGs to all incoming students and to help gain interest in your SIG.

Please come to the meeting to learn about all the SIGs that ACM has to offer. Learn a new skill, gain some experience in programming, and more!

If you are a SIG leader, please contact us to let us know that you'll be speaking. If you'd like to establish a SIG, please contact acm-officers@uic.edu.

The meeting will be at SEO 1000 at 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 25. Food & drink will be provided!

Reflections Projections Sign Up Roster

Reflections Projections is an annual student computing conference that will be held in Urbana-Champaign on Oct 7-9. Here is a link with more available details.

We would like to reserve the hotel by the end of the week, in order to do this we need an accurate head count and we need to know when you will be arriving. The ACM will cover overnight stays at a hotel for Friday and Saturday nights. We have the option for Thursday if you are going ahead of time so that we know if you will not be needing a ride from another member, a person taking this option will have to find their own lodgings for Thursday.

Here is a link to the sign up roster.

Special Interest Group Registration & SIG Fair Registration

If you'd like to register to become an official special interest group (SIG) at the ACM, please email the officers at acm-officers@uic.edu. Each special interest group that is registered with us will receive several benefits including:

  • Advertising on the ACM Website and inclusion of the SIG in our promotional material such as brochures, flyers, and more
  • Financial support (if necessary) for events, meetings, and projects
  • Assistance with room reservations for events and meetings
  • Participation at our Welcome Week "SIG Fair" meeting

If you'd like to start a SIG, please email acm-officers@uic.edu and include with your email the two members who would like to help start your SIG. In addition to this, please provide a brief description of the SIG and what the SIG will be doing. If you are renewing your SIG, please also email us so we do not remove your SIG due to inactivity.

Finally, please let us know if you'd like to participate in the SIG Fair. The SIG Fair will be held on the first week of school and is included in the incoming student information regarding Welcome Week. The fair will be used to show what your SIG does, what it is about, when it meetings, and essentially try to recruit members!

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