ACM Meeting Notes (11/20/13)

Big announcement 

  • awarded $200 TV by student budgeting activities committee!

Upcoming Opportunities

XRCD

  • ACM Magazine, looking for article submission or nominations to win an award. Chance to win $100 visa gift card for article entries, email Emily Hudspeth for information

Possible Upcoming Events 

  • Joint movie night with Student Technology Council in Pugh with student council
  • Distinguished speaker – Antony Hoare?
  • Looking for student feedback on course scheduling

Officer Meeting Notes (9/17/2013)

Upcoming Events

  • Wake Students at Atkins (multiple volunteer events): need students from CS who are great at creating apps to help TSA students with hints and share their experiences. They meet every Wednesday from 3:45 pm to 4:45pm, potentially scheduling Oct 2 visit. Also have SciVis 1 students that would like CS students to speak to them, meet from 1:10 to 2:05 each day. Finally there’s a ” Girls in STEM” event on November 16 from 9 am to 12 pm, would like women CS students
  • Potential Dish Speaker – Funding approved, waiting to conform scheduling. If cannot coordinate a date, could also bring Steven Walker as suggested by Santago. 
  • Technical Interview Prep – Emailing OPCD to nail down dates, need to follow up.
  • Game Night: Pizza money approved, will have Wii, Wii U, potentially Xbox 360 and N64 in addition to computers and projectors. Sept 24 (Tues) at 5pm. Zak will print out flyers for marketing.
  • Women in Tech: luncheon where professional women who work in computer science speak to students. The event will take place at OCPD’s Innovation Station from 11:30am-12:30pm and lunch will be provided. Because it is a luncheon with a 30 person max, we are asking students to RSVP by October 10th. We will publicize to ACM members.
  • Hackathon: virtual programming as well as a hacking competition sponsored by Yale, will interact with Fulp and advertise to members
  • Y-Hack: 24 hour hackathon hosted at Yale University. Offering $100 travel reimbursements to anyone who demos a project at the event, which is scheduled for November 8-9, 2013. IWill publicise to ACM members.

Announcements

  • National ACM Scholarships: raise awareness
  • London Enterprise Initiative: open dialogue with London ACM chapter via teleconference, time/date TBD
  • ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE:  competition offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to present their research results to ICSE attendees and compete for prizes. Will publicize to members, more applicable for grad students.
  • Social Media With Voice: new social app called Melt. Platform is like Twitter for voice. Record voice snippets and share to followers; follower others to stay up to date on their melts too. It has Facebook and Twitter sharing built in as well. Development group wants to present to ACM members, will invite them for future meeting.
  • Capital Funding Results – $200 for TV(s) for game night!

Miscellaneous

  • Need to elect new VP
  • Will schedule meeting with Brown Bag Committee to discuss future talk ideas
  • Zak will submit ACM yearly report
  • Need to budget for 2-3 people to attend SIGCSE in Atlanta in March
  • Zak will investigate potential hiring opportunities at ACM national HQ

– Brandon

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 (torgerse@wfu.edu): 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

-Brandon

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

-Brandon

ACM Meeting Notes (4/17/2013)

  • Quiz bowl: Sign up http://tinyurl.com/cstrivia , 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 (whitenpm@wfu.edu)
  • 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 choss@wfu.edu and visit csweb.cs.wfu.edu/wakeathanes/index.html
  • 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

-Brandon