Welcome to the SDSU chapter of ACM!

Here's the latest news:

ACM Talk
When: Fri, April 24th
Where: GMCS 301
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is very excited to present Tommy MacWilliam, Engineering Manager at Quora in Mountain View, CA. Tommy will be on campus this Friday, April 24th in GMCS-301 at 1:00 PM to give a talk to undergraduate and graduate Computer Science and Engineering students. This talk will cover new and exciting computer science techniques used at Quora, Machine Learning, Quora's mobile apps (iOS and Android), jobs/internships and interviews in the industry, including big companies in Silicon Valley.

Tommy MacWilliam graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a master's degree in Computer Science. Before joining Quora, he was an instructor at Harvard University and was also the lead Teaching Fellow for CS50, Harvard's popular introductory course to Computer Science available on Harvard Opencourseware and EDX. He is the youngest instructor in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences history!

Students from all levels are encouraged to attend the talk to learn about one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley and different opportunities available to Computer Science and Engineering students.
Jon Miyake Talk
Jon Miyake from Illumina will be on campus to give a talk about types of jobs in the industry, available positions at Illumina for people with Computer Science background, Biotech industry, what companies like Illumina are looking for in hiring candidates, interviewing and more valuable pointers for undergraduate and graduate students.

Illumina is one of the leaders in analysis of generic variation and biological functions. Headquartered in San Diego, Illumina develops, manufactures and markets for integrated systems for genome sequencing.

New Website design and iOS App!
The new, responsive design for the ACM website is almost finished and will be up within the next few days. Also the iOS App for the ACM is finished so keep your eyes on the App store for downloading the new App. In addition the source code for the App will be available soon for those people who are interested in the design and implementation of the App.

Open Source Workshop
When: Tue, March 17th
Where: GMCS 405
Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
The SDSU Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is hosting an Open Source Workshop Tuesday, March 17th, at 3:30 PM in GMCS 405. We will be discussing version control systems and their use, as well as the nature of open source projects--including contemporary projects under development and creating your own independently. This will be a hands-on event so students are encouraged to bring their laptops to learn about the popular Github version control system, practice, and participate in workshop activities.

Files to Download:
Workshop command history

Graduate School Workshop
When: Fri, Dec 5th
Where: HH 214
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Everything you wanted to know about Graduate School!
Ever thought about doing research? Ever wondered what all the MS and PhD students spend their time doing? Maybe you should think about graduate school. Come to a panel discussion about graduate school and learn:
  • What is graduate school?
  • What programs are available at SDSU?
  • What programs are available elsewhere?
  • What careers does a graduate degree lead to?
  • How much does it cost, and how do I pay for it?
  • Should I apply to graduate school?
  • When are graduate applications due?
  • How are graduate applications compared?
Learn more about financial aid, finding a suitable program and adviser, what your GRE scores mean, putting together an application, how the applications are reviewed, and everything else you wanted to know about the graduate school application process.
There will be representatives of the CS MS program, BMI MS program, CSRC MS program, and CSRC PhD programs to answer all your questions.

Darrell Long Talk
When: Thu, Nov 13th
Where: GMCS 405
Time: 3:15-4:00 PM
ACM is proud to present Darrell Long, a former student at SDSU, now a full professor at UC Santa Cruz. Students are encouraged to attend this talk (which will be brief, so that there is an opportunity to ask about careers, potential graduate studies, his experiences, etc.) Dr. Long was also a research scientist at IBM, responsible for several patents, and consults at interesting places such as Livermore and Los Alamos.

When: Wed, Nov 12th
Where: GMCS 214
Time: 7:00 PM
This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about the UNIX operating system, particularly on SDSU's computing server, Rohan. Workshop includes topics like, What is UNIX, Useful commands on UNIX, using power tools on unix, What is Rohan, How to obtain your own personal Rohan account, The benefits of having a Rohan account, using different compilers, how to transfer files between your computer and Rohan, sending and receiving emails on your Rohan account, Code Editors, Introduction to Shell Scripting and more. Students are encouraged to being their laptops and participate in the workshop. This workshop is part of a series of workshop about a variety of exiting topics from Computer Science and Engineering that will be hosted by ACM this year.
UNIX Notes
ACM Meeting
When: Thu, Oct 16th
Where: GMCS 405
Time: 3:15-4:00 PM
The next meeting for the ACM club will take place in GMCS 405 at 3:15 PM on Thursday October 16th, 2014. Please join us to follow up with the latest news and exciting future plans for the ACM club and learn from experts, network with other students and explore different topics in computing.
ACM Elections
When: Wed, May 1st
Where: GMCS 418
Time: 4:00 PM

Are you looking to get involved with the computer science community? Have you ever thought about what you could to do polish your resume? Interested in doing more to upgrade your skills in computer science? Well here's your opportunity to get started by becoming a ACM Officer!!!!!

This Wednesday we will be holding elections for positions of SDSU's ACM student chapter. The elections will take place in room GMCS 418 at 4 p.m. this Wednesday. Available positions include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Web Admin and CSSC Representative of the club.

We will also be giving our farewell to Dr. Kris Stewart and welcome our new faculty adviser, Dr. Rob Edwards!

All SDSU Students are welcome to attend and run for an officer position!

Here's a brief description of some of the available positions:

Chair - The Chair is the principal officer and is responsible for leading the Chapter and managing its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the ACM and these bylaws.

Vice Chair - The Vice Chair shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair, assist the Chair in the management of the Chapter, and perform other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.

Secretary - The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Chapter and Executive Council meetings. Other duties of the Secretary include:

Treasurer - The Treasurer shall collect dues, pay all bills, and maintain the Chapter's financial records.

We'll go into more detail at the meeting, Hope to see you there!

Windows 8 App Madness Challenge
When: Friday, March 22nd
Where: GMCS 327
Time: 12-4:00 PM
Topic: Have you wondered how you can start App programming? Come to our workshop this Friday from 12-4pm in GMCS 327 and learn how to program your own Apps for Windows 8 mobile devices!!!

Bret Stateham will be on campus holding a workshop for ALL SDSU students for the "Windowsw8 App Madness Challenge." Bring your laptop and come learn with us. Each App you turn in and is accepted to Microsoft's App store will net you a $100 Visa gift card (up to 15).

Not only will you get a $100 gift card, you'll be eligible to win prizes from Microsoft including one of four trips! See http://aka.ms/win8appmadnessfacebook for details.

In the workshop, Bret will be guiding us on how to build an App from scratch using templates and help us get it published.

For more information, please visit http://aka.ms/win8appmadnessfacebook
Resume Workshop
With Twitter Technical Recruiter Keith Harris
When: Monday, March 11th
Where: GMCS 301
Time: 5:30 PM
Topic: Keith Harris will be flying down from SF to provide a resume/job search/interview workshop. He wants to teach students how to "get to the top of the stack" when applying to jobs and has the additional experience of working at Google, Yahoo, and Skype.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and is open to all students.