ACM Events - October 17, 2013

This is a reminder that there will two events happening on October 17, 2013.
Both events will be held in SEO 1000.
 
1. Microsoft Windows 8 Application Building Workshop [1:30PM - 5:30PM]
 
Been wanting to craft your own application?  Why not target Windows 8?  We want your apps and there are great opportunities for your app.
If you don't have an app idea yet, that is fine come to the event, learn how to build an app and see if inspiration strikes.
We'll be learning to craft awesome Windows 8 apps in Visual Studio using C#/XAML.  Our goal will be to get an app into this Windows store.  Start with an empty project and leave with a full mind and Windows 8 application well underway.  Join Microsoft's Martin Schray and get your application mojo on track.  We'll work to incorporate ads into your apps so you make some money too.
Bring your own Windows 8 machine with Visual Studio 2012.  If you don't have Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 you can get them from your departments DreamSpark Premium at the link below.
 At UIC in CS? http://aka.ms/UICCS  
More information about this event can be found in a previous email sent out last week.
 
 
2. ACM Meeting - NetherRealm Studios Presentation [5:30PM - 6:30PM]
 
The creative team that brought the Mortal Kombat franchise to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  Tom Sakkos of NetherRealm Studios (and former ACM Officer) will come enlighten YOU about working in the gaming industry. 
You can find more information about NetherRealm Studios here: http://www.NetherRealm.com
Food and drinks will be provided.
 
Hope you can make it!
 
Regards,
Chase Lee
Linux Users Group (LUG@UIC) Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

Reflections|Projections 2013 Reminders

Reflections|Projections Logo

Hello ACMers,

Reflections|Projections shuttles to Urbana-Champaign are this Friday(October 11, 2013), with that I would like to remind those of you going this weekend of a few things:

  • You should have received an email from your driver regarding your meeting time and location for departure from Chicago. If you have not, please contact an ACM officier ASAP!
  • Please adhere to your driver's directions and be sure to exchange contact information.
  • There are many speakers and events this year, check out the Reflection|Projections schedule here: Reflections|Projections Schedule
  • Remember that you are representing UIC and the ACM@UIC community.  Make responsible choices. ;-)
  • If you have NOT paid your ACM membership, do so ASAP!
  • If you have not registered for Reflections|Projections, please do so on their website here: http://acmreflections.eventbrite.com/
  • Do not jaywalk in Urbana-Champaign. It is illegal and enforced.
  • When arriving at the hotel, check in with an ACM officier to get your room keys.
  • When returning on Sunday, please be aware that the Chicago Marathon will also be occurring. Expect traffic delays when returning to Chicago.
    • Some Relevant street closures are listed below:
Street IntersectionClosing TimeAnticipated Reopening
Adams St.: Franklin St. to Damen Ave.7 AM

12:30 PM

Damen Ave.: Adams St. to Van Buren St.7 AM

12:30 PM

Van Buren St.: Damen Ave. to Ogden Ave7 AM

12:30 PM

Ogden Ave.: Van Buren St. to Jackson Blvd7 AM

12:30 PM

Jackson Blvd.: Ogden Ave. to Halsted St.7 AM

1 PM

Halsted St.: Jackson Blvd. to Taylor St.7 AM

1 PM

Taylor St.: Halsted St. to Ashland Ave.7 AM

1:30 PM

Ashland Ave.: Taylor St. to 18th St.7 AM

1:30 PM

18th St.: Ashland Ave. to Halsted St.7 AM

1:30 PM

Halsted St.: 18th St. to Archer Ave.7 AM

2:00 PM

Archer Ave.: Halsted St. to Cermak Rd.7 AM

2:00 PM

For a complete list, please check the ChicagoMarathon.com website.

 

Regards,

Chase Lee
LUG@UIC Vice-President
Flourish! Committee Head

[SIG FUN] ACM LAN PARTY

Where: ACM area (SEL 2262)
When: Saturday September 28, 2013
Setup starts at 12:00pm
Cost: $0

Sign Up at acm.cs.uic.edu/lanparty and take a seat. Looking to get many people involved.
Food as like last time is free for all.
Games we play: whatever people want.

SIG Leaders Update

Tony had sent out an email a couple weeks ago to see who was currently leading SIG's and this is a follow up to that. I am working to make sure all the SIG leaders have access to edit their pages on the website and access to add events to the ACM calendar.

So far this is the list I have:
SIG Build: Andrew Sennebogen
SIG Fun: Ashley Riley
SIG Fun: Alex Slawniak
SIG Web: Chase Lee
SIG Code: Ian Swift
SIG Game: Jonathan Levy
SIG Game: Sunil Rao

Everyone listed should have access to update their web pages. If you are not on this list OR are and need access to add events to the ACM calendar, please email me with your SIG information, ACM account name, and the email address you would like given access to the ACM calendar.

Walter Dworak
walter@acm.cs.uic.edu

ACM SysAdmin

Orbitz Infosession and Bowling

This Thursday at 5:00pm there will be an Orbitz infosession in SEO 1000 followed by bowling in SCE. See below for details.

"Join us for an informational session to learn about what Software Engineers do at Orbitz, ask some questions, and find out a little more about what Orbitz has to offer for software engineering jobs."

Orbitz Informational Session
SEO 1000
Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00pm - 6:00pm
There will be drawings for prizes! All interested seniors and graduate students should attend, but anyone is welcome.

Orbitz Hosted Bowling Event - RSVP Required!
Student Center East Bowling Alley
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1d5Xn5q
Food & Drinks provided

Tony Phelps
Vice-Chairman

2013 ITA Fall Challenge

This Wednesday (9/18) at 5:30pm in SELE 2284 there will be an info session given by Sanjib Sahoo, CTO of OptionMonster followed shortly after by the first exam in the ITA fall challenge. You must RSVP in advance. Please see the flyer attached to this post for details.

Tony Phelps
Vice-Chairman

SIG SysAdmin Meeting Updates

So I got some feedback that puts the desired regular meeting day Mon-Wen. Since I still would like to do something this week as well, I've come up with a compromise.

The first official meeting will be next week Tuesday, the 17th, at 5:15pm, everyone should meet at the ACM Office in SELE 2262 and we'll take things from there. Note: this meeting schedule is not yet permanent

That said and since I would like to have something done this week, I will be in the office on Friday at 4:30pm and anyone interested on getting a head start can come, get most of the introductory information (so what will probably be most of the offical first meeting), and get started with the first few intro tasks.

Reminder: No prior experience is needed, but you do need to have a valid ACM account.

-Walter Dworak
ACM Sysadmin

Reflections Projections Update

Hi everyone, 

 
with R|P coming up in about a month, we need to start getting a more definite tally of how many people are going. The goal is 60 definite people, but we need an accurate count ASAP. This is a brand new form so even if you filled the one before out, please redo it again this time. The old one was for budget purposes, this one is the definite list of people going. 
 
The deadline for this confirmation is ON SEPTEMBER 13, so please fill this form out as soon as you read this. If you aren't on this list by that time, then you won't be able to ride down or stay in the hotels with us (but you can still go if you have your own means of transportation and a place to stay).
 
So again, please fill this out IMMEDIATELY, it is only 4 simple questions. Here is the link:
 
 
Remember, the date for the conference is October 11th through 13th. Any questions please feel free to contact me.
--
Tom Phillips
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