ACM Cleaning & IT Maintenence [May 27, 2017]

Hello All,


The ACM/LUG office will be cleaned this Saturday, May 27, 2017.  If anyone would like to help out, please feel free to come by.


In addition to the cleaning, system adminstrators will be performing general server and workstation maintenance.  Maintenance is expected to be performed all throughout Saturday.  As such, services may be inaccessible for the majority of Saturday.

Downtime will effect ALL ACM services, including, but not limited to:

  • Email
  • GitLab
  • IRC
  • Mailing Lists
  • Websites (All subdomains)
  • Virtual Machines
  • Messaging services
  • Application services
  • VPN
  • Workstation access


If you have any questions, feel free to contact an ACM officer and/or a Systems Administrator.


Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2017

100 & 200 Level Programming Competition!

Hello everyone,
ACM present's this year's 100 & 200 level programming competition! Yes, you read that right - it's a programming competition catered to your level!
Where: CS Lounge (SELE 2268)
When: Tuesday, April 11th
Time: 4pm-7pm
Yes, we will have yummy food for you. :)
1. Each member must register for a Hackerrank account using UIC email at
2. Register for the competition at:
3. Each member must RSVP here:
4. Know your team members before the competition begins. You will be given 30 minutes from the start of the competition (4:00pm - 4:30pm to submit teams)
Compete solo or form a team of at most 3 students where all team members are on the same level. For example, if you are a CS 141 student forming a team then all other team members must also be in the 100 level courses. No 200 level team may have a team member on the 100 level team. The same rules apply for 200 level teams.
100 level teams will only compete against other 100 level teams.
100 level means: CS 111, CS 141, CS 151
200 level teams will only compete against other 200 level teams.
200 level means: CS 211, CS 251, CS 261
Programming Language
You must choose one of the following languages: C, C++, or Java.
Outside resources such as the internet are allowed.
Prizes will go out to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams on each level.
For the 200 level, 1st place prize is....drum roll...Arduino UNO Kits!
Other prizes include: laptop stands, Cracking the Coding Interview books, insulated travel mugs, bluetooth headphones, and more!
If you have any questions at all, please reach out to the officers at We hope to see you all there!
- Jackie T.

Last GBM of Spring 2017 Semester

Hello everyone,

In case you missed the last general body meeting of the semester, the slides can be found here:

If you have any questions, please reach out to the officers at


-Jackie T.

Elections for Fall 2017 Officers

Hello everyone!

The ACM will be holding elections for the Fall 2017 term on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 5:30PM in the CS Lounge (SELE 2268). Whether you want to help run the ACM as a Council member or just participate in activities, come share your voice and vote for who you want to lead the ACM. Light refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in running for a position, please fill out the candidate submission form here: and read the ACM constitution.

Candidate statements will be available starting Monday, March 13th, 2017. Candidate statements can be found here: and will be updated as needed.

ACM Elections for the Fall 2017 Term
Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Time: 5:30PM
Where: CS Lounge (SELE 2268)

If you have any questions, email the officers at

+ + + + FAQ + + + +
What are the requirements to vote?
You must be a member of the UIC chapter (local chapter) of the ACM to vote. If you would like to join the ACM before elections, please stop by our office in SELE 2264. If you are not a member, you will not be allowed at the elections meeting. You must be a member of ACM to run for a position.

What are the requirements for running for an officer position?
You must be a member of the UIC chapter (local chapter) of the ACM to run for a position. You should be ready to take on the responsibility of any position(s) you run for. You can run for multiple positions, but you may only be elected for one position. If elected, you must become a member of National ACM immediately. Membership for National ACM is ~$19 per year. You can find out more at

What elected positions are open?
The President is the head of the ACM. You should run with a vision for where you want to see the ACM go. The President is responsible for staying informed of what is going on in the ACM, knowing how people view the ACM and enacting decisions accordingly. You will communicate with university officials as well ACM members/interested newcomers; you should communicate professionally and amicably as appropriately.

The Vice President is the second in command of the ACM. You work with the President to manage the ACM. You can run for Vice President if you want to manage the ACM on a high level but do not feel comfortable holding the head responsibility of running the ACM.

The Treasurer is responsible for tracking and maintaining the budget of the ACM. You should be comfortable managing money, working with university officials, and making budget decisions. If you are not completely comfortable with these tasks yet but willing to learn, that works too.

I don't want to run for an elected officer position, but I want to get involved/help manage X in the ACM. What can I do?
Joining the ACM Council in an appointed position could be the option for you. Appointed Council members help with anything and everything such as LAN party planning, system administration, SIGs, mailing list secretarial management, and even starting new endeavors like hosting programming competitions and hackathons. If there is something you want to start in the ACM or just want to find out how you can help, talk to the officers and come to elections to meet the new officers!

- Jackie T.

General Body Meeting II - Follow-up

Hello everyone,

Thank you for coming out to the second GBM of the semester. In case you missed it, check out the slides here:

If you have any questions, please contact the officers at

- Jackie T.

General Body Meeting I


Thank you to those who attended the first general body meeting of the semester last week Thursday, January 19th. In case you missed it, please see the slides here:

If you would like to become a member, stop by the office to pay your $10 dues and then fill out this form

If you have any questions, please contact officers at


- Jackie

ACM GBM 3 Summary

Hi all,


We just had our last and final general body meeting of the year.


Here is link to the slide show, read through it!


If you’re interested in taking up a position you can email with what position you’re interested in and you will get sent a doodle poll.

Please reply to this quickly though. We’re trying to get this done before Thanksgiving.


Also join our SLACK!


Don’t forget our last LAN party is on December 10th!



Mac Carter

President of the ACM, University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter

NOTICE: Service Interruption Planned - October 15, 2016

In effort to debug intermittent connection issues, SIGSysAdmin will be testing various configurations with router our current router setup.

As a result, all public-facing services will be down on October 15, 2016

Major services include:

  • ACM/LUG-hosted web services
  • SSH to our public hostnames
  • IRC
  • Git
  • VPN

Internal internet connectivity should still be available, so no interruptions of the LAN party should take place.


We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please feel free to contact the sigsysadmin mailing list.


Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator

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