Study Group!

Hi everyone,

We were supposed to have a company speaker come in this week, but they informed me this morning that they are not going to be able to make it. So for this week, in lieu of the company speaker, we are going to have a giant group study. Whether you have exams soon or have an upcoming homework/project deadline, this is a good chance to come and work with other people from your class, or to get help from someone who has already taken the course.

Epic presenting Thurs at ACM/WICS meeting

Hey everyone,

This Thursday (March 12) Epic will be on campus to share career advice and to tell you a bit about their company. They are the biggest electronic medical record company based out of Madison, WI and they’re hiring! We use their software right here in our own University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Their founder and CEO, Judy Faulkner, was named by Forbes as the most powerful woman in healthcare!

Meeting this Tuesday!

We will be having a pretty laid back meeting this week. The meeting will take place in Muhly Lounge in MacLean Hall at 6:30 PM on Tuesday.

We will just be relaxing and enjoying from food and drink. We will also discuss interview tips and techniques, including what types of questions the tech giants ask in their infamous interviews So come with questions (and an apetitte) and hangout with some of your fellow ACM members!

Thank and I hope to see you there!

Dylan Thiemann
ACM, President

First ACM meeting of the semester!

Welcome back!

Hope everyone’s first week went great! We will be having our first ACM meeting of the semester on Tuesday (the 27th) at 5:00 PM in 118 MLH. During this meeting, we will discuss Microsoft’s \\GameOn Contest, the University of Iowa Computing Conference (and how you can be involved), future workshops/meetings, and a collaboration with Radiology Protocols (a start-up here in Iowa City)! And of course, there will be free pizza J.

We sure hope to see you all there,

Dylan Thiemann
ACM President

Meeting this Tuesday!

Happy October!

We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 in 118 MLH. This meeting will be a little more laid back and unstructured as we (the ACM leadership) will want to hear what you guys want to do this semester/year (such as Hackathons, game nights, industry speakers and so forth)! You let us know what you want to do, and we will try our best to make it happen :-). So come with ideas and help us make this a great year for ACM!

Cerner's "Talk Tech On Your Resume" Session

On Monday, September 22nd at 6:30 PM in 118 MLH Cerner Corporation will hosting a “How to Talk Tech on Your Resume” session!

Cerner Corporation is a medical devices company based in Kansas City, MO. They are a global supplier of healthcare information technology (HCIT) solutions, services, devices and hardware. Cerner is a big recruiter for Computer Science and Informatics students for both internship and full-time positions! Asmaa Elkeurti (VP of ACM) and I both interned there last year. We had a blast and learned a lot of valuable skills!

State Farm Meet & Greet

Next Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30PM in 118 MLH, State Farm will be hosting a Meet and Greet. State Farm is a prominent recruiter of CS and MIS majors at Iowa, for both internships and full time opportunities. The event will feature a short presentation about State Farm, the chance to talk to some tech employees and recruiters from State Farm, free pizza, and they will be giving a few things away including some Chromecasts and a Chromebook as well! Come out to learn more about opportunities at State Farm.

ACM Meeting with Guest Speaker - Andy Grignon

There will be an ACM meeting this week on Thursday September 11th @ 6:30 in 118 MLH. We have Andy Grignon coming to speak to the group about starting companies and life as a software developer. Andy Grignon is the founder of Eightly (Quake Labs) and former student of the University of Iowa!

Andy has made a career out of creating and shipping highly visible consumer products. He started out at Apple in the Advanced Technology Group developing QuickTime Conferencing and QuickTime Streaming technologies. A couple small companies later, he was back at Apple building iChat AV and the iSight camera.

He went on to write Dashboard for MacOS, prior to becoming part of the small, ragtag group charged with creating iPhone. After shipping iPhone 1.0, he left for Palm to co-invent webOS. As VP of Applications and Platforms, he oversaw the release of 13 versions of webOS.

Andy is now the founder of Eightly (Quake Labs), a stealth startup building software that changes the way we use mobile devices, computers, TV, and the internet based in Mountain View, CA. Check out their website for more details:
By the way, here is fun story about Andy and Steve Jobs:

Hope to see you all there!
Dylan Thiemann
ACM President

First ACM Meeting of the Year!

Hello everybody!

Welcome back to the University of Iowa and hope you all had a fantastic summer! Our first ACM Meeting will be Tuesday, September 2nd in 118 MLH at 6:30 PM. ACM is a student organization and a student chapter of the international group, the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM hosts a variety of events including Tech Talks by visiting companies (Microsoft, State Farm, Cerner, etc. ), Hack-a-thons, LAN parties, academic talks, professional development & networking, career building, job fairs, resume/interview workshops, and much more. Be sure to come to our first meeting to learn about what we’ll be doing this semester and to enjoy some FREE PIZZA . We will be accepting the $5 membership dues at this meeting as well. Please feel free to join our Facebook group and if you have any questions, please email us at

Our meetings will typically be held on Tuesday evenings around 6:30 PM (room will vary depending on the type of event scheduled).

Hope to see you there,

Dylan Thiemann
ACM President