My name is Dylan Thiemann and I am the new ACM President! I'd like to introduce the new leadership in ACM for the rest of this year and next:
President: Dylan Thiemann
Vice President: Asmaa Elkeurti
Administrator: Alina Upreti
Web Master: Cale Bierman
Social Events Coordinator: Akshay Yadav
I'd also like to thank the previous ACM leadership for the FANTASTIC work they did, we have some pretty big shoes to fill .
Thank you to everybody that attended the UICC over the weekend, this year's conference was a great success and we hope you enjoyed it!
There will not be an ACM meeting tonight because Microsoft will be hosting events on Thursday and Friday. On Friday night, we will have a Windows Phone Hack-a-thon, including a short workshop to help you quickly learn. Apps are developed in C#, so if you know Java, you're set to start making apps! In order to be prepared, make sure you have a computer with Windows 8, Visual Studio, and the Windows Phone SDK.
This week is packed with activities! Our Tuesday meeting is a Resume and Job Fair Prep Session, hosted by State Farm. It will take place in 217 MLH at 5:30 PM on Tuesday.
This session will be great preparation for the Spring Job Fair, which will take place on Wednesday, 11 AM - 4 PM in the IMU.
Most importantly, the 2014 UI Computing Conference is this weekend! Check out the extensive schedule of activities at the conference webpage - http://acm.uiowa.edu/uicc
This week is "Creative Week 2013," a new annual tradition for Iowa. If you're interested in having a start-up, working for a start-up, or just learning about the local start-up culture, there are several events this week for you. There are two big events this Tuesday, which will take the place of our weekly meeting. The first is at 3:30PM, and is titled "Startup Stories." It will feature local start-ups sharing their stories of how they have progressed. The second is a night social event. There will be food, drink, and entertainment, and it provides a great opportunity to network with some business leaders. There are events all week long, some of which are detailed after the break. View the entire list here: http://creativeweek.creativecorridor.co
There will be a Microsoft interview prep session on Thursday, October 10th at 5:30 PM in 205 MLH.
Come to improve your interviewing skills, prepare for an interview with Microsoft or other big tech company, or get a head start on preparing for future interviews. The session will include an overview of the process with Microsoft, general tips on approaching the interview, problem examples, and insight from the Microsoft interns from this past summer, all of which went through the interviewing process last year.
We want to help you land a job at Microsoft, so come out to this session, and bring your questions!
Tonight’s meeting will be in 105 MLH at 5:30 PM. Since it’s the recruiting season for most companies, tonight we’ll be casually going over some technical interview questions that you could encounter. There will be a few books that we’ll be using for the questions, and you can come hear insight and tips from those with interviewing experience. There will also be some help available with resumes. There will be free food! We'll also be accepting the $5 dues and checking out Raspberry Pi's to anyone that has paid their dues.
More info about events this week after the break!
A few administrative notes for everyone. At the first meeting, I forgot to talk about the membership fee to be in ACM. Our chapter has a $5 due per semester, which helps us offset the cost of pizza and soda. The department has decided that they will check out the raspberry pi’s to any ACM members who have paid their dues. We will be accepting dues (cash or check) at the meeting tomorrow, and we will be checking out the raspberry pi’s to anyone participating in the Raspberry Pi Bake-off. They will be allowed to be checked out until November 4th. We have a few big events this week, details below the break!
The first ACM meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 5:30 PM in 105 MLH. 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, etc.), Hack-a-thons, LAN Parties, Academic Talks, Professional Development and Networking, and Entrepreneurship Assistance. ACM meetings will typically be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. Come out to our first meeting to learn more about what we’ll be doing this semester!
Elections for leadership positions in ACM will be held next Tuesday, April 23rd at the usual time of 5:30 in Muhly Lounge.
In order to run for a position, you must be a current member of the ACM chapter and must be able to fulfill the duties of your position for the full academic year (August 2013-May 2014). If there are multiple people running for a position, we will allow each candidate to give a small speech and will then conduct a vote via paper ballots. Only current members of ACM will be eligible to vote. If you are interested in running for a position, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the position you intend on running for, and a brief description of why you are running for the position.