So this is the official announcement I promised at the meeting yesterday and have a time and date for the first SIG Sysadmin meeting. As noted in the subject it will be at 5:30pm Monday, September 8th in SELE 2264. I would have liked to give people more lead time in notice, but unfortunately it currently looks like has to either be this coming Monday or get pushed back a week.
If you are interesting in joining or just want to get more information on the SIG, but this time and day does not work at all then please send me an email to wdwora2 AT uic DOT edu and include some of your schedule details so we can work something out and if enough people respond I will look into other possibilities.
The agenda for the meeting will be a general introduction of any current and potential members to the work space, systems, some software/hardware concepts, and to get a general idea of where everyone is at in experience and interests as to better plan for future meetings and get a many people moving in the right direction as possible from the get go. Before then I invite everyone to check out our SIGs area of the website, https://acm.cs.uic.edu/sigsysadmin, and our wiki, https://acm.cs.uic.edu/wiki, to start getting an idea of what things the ACM currently has, what some of our members have done so far, and to start thinking about what you would like to do and get out of the organization.
Have a good Fall semester and hope to see you on Monday,
Walter Dworak ACM Sysadmin
I'm not kidding. It was ridiculously hot in there. Normally we meet in SEO 1000 which is larger and better ventilated, but due to it being the second week of school we had to meet in the CS lounge. Then over 100 people showed up! That's your fault, not ours. You should be less extraordinary in the future. You're setting a high bar, little high achievers.
The meeting went generally pretty well I thought. We talked about ACM in general, then gave you free pizza (and who doesn't like free pizza?) before the SIGs gave their incredibly impressive presentations. In case you were one of the three people not cool enough to come to the meeting, here's a quick synopsis of what ACM announced:
Association for Computer Machinery is an association for computer machinists. We hold a variety of talks, including bringing in companies, bringing technical experts, and having university professors discuss their research. We're trying to get some of the best talks this year of all time. It's a great way to advance your career and network, and if you want to comment on the way the organization is being run, you can come to our special town hall meetings for specifically discussing the organization. We also run a variety of Special Interest Groups, which are great ways to get involved with projects, and the famous SIG-Fun which is how we all relax from CS and get to know our classmates. We play games (board and computer), and hold movie nights. Great way to socialize.
If you actually join ACM you will get access to an ACM account on our persistent linux servers with a variety of abilities such as server space and access to ACM resources--this includes wifi and LAN access (much better than UIC wifi, and no we're not kidding). You also get access to the ACM library! I currently have two books checked out, it's really useful if you need information on a specific topic... You get to go to Reflections Projections. You want to go to that and see some serious speaks and hang out with some serious cool peeps. All this for only $10.
Events coming up:
- Life at Google, Friday September 5th @ 4PM in SEO 1000:
An alumn from UIC who goes to google is going to come talk about as you guessed, life @ google.
- ITA Fall Chanllenge, Thursday, September 11 at 5pm in the CS lounge:
An event to test your CS and progrmaming knowledge. Great prizes await those who do well.
- Linux Users Group (LUG) Meeting, Thursday September 18th @ 5:30 in the CS tunnel,
Our sibling organization that is involved with linux! They have some break out groups of their own, feel free to check it out!
-2014 ACM-ICPC North America, Saturday September 27th 2014, Qualifier Contest AND
Saturday, November 1st, 2014 Real Contest
A personal favorite event of mine. Strict algorithm and coding competition. Literally what made me decide I wanted to do CS.
Anyway that's all I got for you, hope to see you around the lounge.
In spite of delays due to upgrade complications, the system should be back up and fully operational. Several new features have been added which should be detailed in the help documentation. If you find any issues, please report them to sigsysadmin AT acm DOT cs DOT uic DOT edu
The gitlab version control system is being taken offline for maintaince and projects accessability will be affected until maintenace is over.
Updates will follow when available.
The officers completed the student org form between the hours of 5:00-6:00. We then submitted the org form, and are pending approval. We also viewed a proposal by an ACM member for reorganizing the tunnel and CS lounge, and are considering forwarding it to the proper officials.
Hey everybody. Last week before finals, keep working on your projects and homework. The end is very nigh. Here's what our week looks like as far as events (hint, it's all sigs).
I'll see you all around the lounge.
Hi guys! We've got sig meetings this week, and a LAN party in the near future (two weeks, be there and enjoy the end of school).
Here's what we've got going on this week:
Three main points were iterated at this meeting, as the old officers unofficially welcomed in the new officers. They are as follows.
The other importants things discussed were:
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