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 email@example.com with your name, the position you intend on running for, and a brief description of why you are running for the position.
Just a reminder that the Microsoft recruiter for Iowa will be on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, for a presentation titled, “Compete to Win: Top 10 Ideas for Building a Future Career in Software Development.” The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. in 110 MLH. This is a great opportunity to meet the new recruiter for Iowa, who will be conducting many of the phone interviews next fall for Iowa applicants. Come for useful information, to network, and free food and great prizes.
On Tuesday, March 26th, ACM will welcome two executives from IDx – Dr. Meindert Niemeijer, the company's Chief Technology Officer as well as Chief Operating Officer Ben Clark.
IDx is a dynamic Iowa City-based start-up that’s developing what's expected to be the first-ever FDA-approved device for the automated detection of disease. Built through a series of advanced automated image analysis algorithms developed over the last decade, IDx's work is being hailed as the "future of medicine." Tuesday's talk from Dr. Niemeijer will cover some of the general image processing and pattern recognition techniques at the basis of IDx's current generation of proprietary algorithms. Additionally, he will discuss some of the novel methods that will be driving future algorithmic developments at the company.