First Meeting, HOT HOT HOT!

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.

Ian Swift
ACM Secretary

Welcome back for Fall 2014!

Hello everyone,

Welcome back for the Fall 2014 semester! The calendar is in the process of being updated with upcoming events. So check it out! :D Below is a list of some events coming up. Hope to see you all there!

First ACM Meeting
Thursday, September 4 at 5:30pm, location CS Lounge (SELE 2260).
First Flourish! Meeting
Tuesday, September 2 at 5:30pm, location SEO 1000.
ITA Fall Challenge
Thursday, September 11. More details to come.
First LUG Meeting
Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm, location CS Tunnel.

Watch your email for more details on events!

No SIG meetings until after September 4th. We will talk about SIGs at the first ACM meeting.


Officer's Org Signing Meeting

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.

Week 15!

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).

  1. SIG Code [April 28, 2014 @ 4PM in SELE 2268B (CS Tunnel)]
  2. SIG SysAdmin [April 29, 2014 @ 5:15PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]
  3. SIG Game [April 30, 2014 @ 5PM in SELE 2254 (CS Lab)]
  4. LUG Web [May 2, 2014 @ 3PM in SELE 2260 (CS Lounge)]
  5. SIG Build [May 2, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]

I'll see you all around the lounge.

Week 14 (Almost Done)!

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:

  1. SIG Code [April 21, 2014 @ 4PM in SELE 2268B (CS Tunnel)]
  2. SIG SysAdmin [April 22, 2014 @ 5:15PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)] [Rescheduled]
  3. SIG SysAdmin [April 23, 2014 @ 4PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]
  4. SIG Game [April 23, 2014 @ 5PM in SELE 2254 (CS Lab)] 
  5. LUG Web [April 25, 2014 @ 3PM in SELE 2260 (CS Lounge)]
  6. SIG Build [April 25, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]
Just a littel note, Zach and I got a *lot* of pop, so help maintain the ACM budget by doing your share and drinking some! Cheers, and see you guys around the office.

Meeting Minutes -- Post-Election Meeting

Three main points were iterated at this meeting, as the old officers unofficially welcomed in the new officers. They are as follows.

  1. Philosophy - "The four of you [officers] are a team now."
  2. Student organization registration needs to be done NEXT WEEK with Theys.
  3. A budget should be finished with Sloan by the end of May. This means the officers need to create a budget, it needs to get approved by Theys, and then it needs to get approved by Sloan, in that order before summer begins.

The other importants things discussed were:

  • Officers need to file for ACM membership.
  • The password for the safe was given to the officers.
  • ACM would benefit from focusing on internal affairs, those being tutoring meeting attendance, and regulars at the office
  • Sean said "President talks to members, students faculty, VP talks to people outside the university to come in."
  • We are looking for a ACM member to serve as a new representative to ENGR 100 next semester, as well as a representative to engineering counsel.
  • Previous officers and new officers will have a formal lunch meeting with Theys sometime next week.

Congratulations to the new ACM Officers 2014-2015!

Give a big round of applause to these people who where elected to their respective positions for the ACM 2014-2015 elected term!

President: Tony Phelps
Vice President: Emily Austin
Treasurer: Zach Heine
Secretary: Ian Swift
Cheers to another wonderful term.  I'm sure everyone is looking forward to making ACM even better next year!
Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President 2013-2014
Flourish! 2014 Chairman

Major Events - March 31- April 5, 2014

Week Eleven: Have you registered for Flourish! 2014 yet? Check out the schedule.

Here are the events for the week:

  1. SIG Code [March 31, 2014 @ 4PM in SELE 2268B (CS Tunnel)]
  2. SIG Fun - Movie Night [March 31, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B (CS Tunnel)] [Frozen]
  3. SIG SysAdmin [April 1, 2014 @ 5:15PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]
  4. SIG Game [April 2, 2014 @ 5PM in SELE 2254 (CS Lab)]
  5. Flourish! Pre-Con Meeting [April 3, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2268B (CS Tunnel)]
  6. SIG Web [April 4, 2014 @ 3PM in SELE 2260 (CS Lounge)][Cancelled, go to FLOURISH! 2014!!!]
  7. SIG Build [April 4, 2014 @ 5:30PM in SELE 2264 (IT Lab)]
  8. Flourish! 2014 [April 5, 2014 from 9AM - 7PM in 3rd Floor Conference Center in Student Center East]

Hope to see you at Flourish! 2014.
~Open Source, Open Future~
Inspiring Talks, Illuminating Events and more!


For the most up-to-date event listing, please refer to our Calendar.

Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

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