ACM Meeting Notes (9/10/2013)

Upcoming events:

  • First Video Game Night, Tuesday September 24th – prizes
  • Technical Interview Prep – Google Employee (late september)
  • Outreach Volunteer Opportunities: High School Students (late September), Robot Run competition (oct &Nov)
  • Hackathon (Oct) – professor Fulp
  • Guest Speaker – Dish Network’s CIO (Chief Information Officer) – Mike McClaskey November 5th

Benefits of ACM

  • Student Events
  • Scholarship Opportunity : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announce the UPE ACM STUDENT CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD. Up to FOUR students will be chosen; each will receive $1,000 and a certificate of commendation.  All graduate and undergraduate students who are ACM members and members of the ACM Student Chapter at their academic institution.
  • only $19 for students
  • Access to ACM online Library – tutorials, papers, information
  • News updates
  • Free Software downloads
  • Mentoring Network
  • Job Network
  • Can’t be an officer if not in ACM

Additional Opportunities:

  • Programming Team – Professor Torgeson ( C/C++ programming, meets Wednesdays 5pm
  • 1834 Software: Business led by Emily that creates websites for WF clubs and organizations. 16 clients and growing. Previously hired 5 developers, looking for 5 more. Potentially have internship opportunities
  • “Fresh Food Network” Entrepreneur Opportunity – Jake Teitelbaum: Establishes a direct link between food producers and consumers. Website allows people to purchase food directly from local producers, acts as an online farmers market. Looking for programmers – website will be similar to eBay, online supermarket with social networking functionality, need volunteers/partnerss

Follow Up


Officer Meetings Notes (8/27/13)

  • Budget: due sept 1, includes money for game night (pizza) , speakers (one per semester) and community outreach
  • Website: Officers and activities need to be updated
  • ACM Year in Review:  Maddie and Zac will update, Emily will send info
  • Outreachanother successful Hanes/Google workshop this summer, teachers requested Wake ACM students to speak about CS opportunities
  • Robots opportunity to volunteer at local middle school “robot run” competitions, need people to judge and help with set up and organization. Dates are Nov 16, 24 and Oct 26 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Student Fair We have a booth in the fair, next tues (Sept 3) from 3:30-6:30. Current shifts are 3:30-5:00 and 5:00-6:30.
  • Game nights Tuesday Sept 17th and Tues Oct 22 – Brain&Brandon will help organize, Emily will advertise, Maddie will ask for pizza money
  • Speaker: working to bring a speaker from Dish, possibly CIO Mike Mcclaskey (Nov 5 5:00), will try to have an ACM speaker second semester. Emily will reach out an invite Business School to attend. Could potentially use S.A.F.E. money to help coordinate, Maddie will follow up
  • Technical interview prep: potentially have a Google employee that could speak to students
  • Tech Company Involvement: many business want to reach out to WF students, we could possibly sponsor a January event for internship opportunities. Potential companies include: Inmar, Catapillar, Dish, Red Ventures, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, a local tech company and Deloitte(?)
  • Quiz Bowl: Last one was a success, new one scheduled before thanksgiving, for tues Nov 19


ACM Meeting Notes (4/17/2013)

  • Quiz bowl: Sign up , Manchester 024, April 24, 5-7pm, free food/drinks, good way to meet people and study for finals. 3rd place: 1 Year Subscription to 100GB SpiderOak backup service. 2nd Place: iFrogz Speakers. 1st place: iPod Shuffle. Teams made up of 3 students (100 level, 200 level, 300/600 level). Individual registration until April 19th, Team registration until April 23rd.
  • Dennis Frailey: Talk titled “Careers in Computing: How to Prepare and What to Expect” , 5pm April 25th Manchester 024
  • STEM Classes: 193 classes, 1 credit hour, in new Manchester 244, interactive labs with ipads, desktop GPUs and digital media lab
  • STEM Volunteering Opportunities: April 18th STEM labs, maki maki circuits for incoming freshman students, afternoon, email Paul (
  • Wake @ Hanes: Professors Cho and Pauca, received grant from Google, host workshop for middle school and high school teachers, where students and faculty instruct teachers from local communit by teach programming. Need students to volunteer, had 7 volunteers last year, great for resume. August 12 and 13th,need to prepare lessons 3 weeks before, 2-3 hours per day in July/August, email and visit
  • Ideas to fix technology issues at WFU:
  1. Let students learn new technology on a device they don’t own themselves
  2. Offer technology class as part of curriculum
  3. Technology program as mandatory part of orientation:
  4. Technology “short course”, students paired 1-on-1 with tech tutors,
  5. Combine Sakai/WIN
  6. Redesign WIN interface
  7. Send notification to phone with any important updates on WIN/sakai
  8. Password locked folder on phone


Officer Meeting Notes (4/10/2013)

  • Quiz Bowl: To-do list- email BB (Emily), email Microsoft for swag (Paul), create/hang up flyers (Maddie, talk to Joan), mass informative email to CS students (Emily), Google docs form where students can sign up (Turkett, sign-ups online through April 17th), Google spreadsheet with budget (Maddie, by April 10th), buy prizes (Paul, speakers x 3, shuffle x 3), order food (Maddie, catered subway 42inch x 3, drinks), talk to CS classes Friday 9:30-3:30 (Emily and Brandon)
  • Denis Frailey Speech: Reserve Manchester 024 (Emily), print and hang flyers (Emily and Joan), ACM officers +CS staff invited to dinner 7:30 April 25th at WS Prime
  • S.T.E.M. Volunteering: 12-3:30 April 11th, High School students experience technology demos, need volunteers, 10-15 HS students per 20 min session, 6 sessions. Same event will be repeated for admitted students on April 18, contact Paul to volunteer
  • ACM Excellence Award: essay with 500 words about our club+activities (quiz bowl, S.T.E.M. etc), fill out a form with URL of chapter homepage, # of CS students (over 200), # students in chapter (via org sync), and club contact info (rough draft by Brandon, submitted for review by April 17th)
  • Google Hanes workshop: Chance to teach teachers about technology, will be 2 days either in second week of August or last week of July

– Brandon

Officer Meeting Notes (3/27/2013)

  • Technical Interview Prep: either April 3rd or 10th (TBA), 5-6 pm in Manchester 241, hosted by Red Ventures
  • Quiz bowl: Wednesday April 24th 5-7 pm. Will help students study for finals/get to know each other. Roughly 8 teams of 3, with 1 freshman or sophomore, 1 junior or senior, and 1 grad student (ideally). Anyone taking CS classes are eligible, plus CS majors and minors. All teams must pre-register by Monday April 22th.10 questions per round, 3 rounds with one “final jeopardy” question in the end where teams can wager points for total of 31 questions. Breaks after every round with leaderboard updates, team point scores withheld until final wager question. Each round has 5 easy questions worth 2 points, 3 medium questions worth 5 points and 2 hard questions worth 10 points. Point values of question will be known before they are given. All teams will answer via pen and paper. Topics range from generic CS questions, general history, programming, computer trivia, professor biographical questions, or quiz questions from actual CS courses. Top 3 teams get a prize, but everyone gets a take away gift. Tentative prizes include: 100 gb Spider Oak (3rd place), iPod shuffle (2nd place), Nice Headphones or speakers (1st place). There will be snacks in between rounds, and only registered teams will receive food.
  • Science Olympics: April 6th, need to submit a small activity representative of CS department that is “physical”, current idea includes maki-maki circuit box contest. We will all reuse quiz bowl questions for CS portion of this contest.
  • Web Development: Granted funding to run company, currently setting up servers downstairs, need people to help out, lots of clients! Will be conducting interviews for web developers and one business manager
  • Current Google rep: Jay Segal
  • No game night this semester
  • Speaker: Dennis Frailey to speak Thursday, April 25th, fly into Greensboro in the morning and then give the speech at 5:00PM

– Brandon