Goooooood morning, ACM! We’ve got a packed week for you guys to get started with our ACM activities for the semester! Here are our announcements for this week:
-February 9-11, 2018, Equifax will be holding their annual Code-A-Thon, a team programming competition in which students implement solutions to a given problem in a short time span. The Code-A-Thon will be held in the Shelby Center, and teams should be 2-4 people each. The deadline to register is this Wednesday, January 24, and you can register at this link: https://goo.gl/bdYDth. There are only a few spots remaining, so hurry and register!
Monday: TigerDev Kickoff — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129: Today, TigerDev will be holding its first meeting of the semester! We will give an overview of our plans for the semester, and our project leaders will give an overview of the game development projects they’ll be leading, after which attendees will have an opportunity to select which projects they’d like to be involved with this semester. We’re also beginning a series of lessons apart from our regular weekly meetings that will teach attendees critical skills in the areas of game programming, design, art, and sound. If you’d like to attend any of these lessons, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Tuesday: ACM Semester Kickoff — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129: If you are in the department of computer science and software engineering, you’re lucky to be part of a department that holds plenty of events for students to get involved and learn more about the world of computing! The Association of Computing Machinery, which is the primary means of getting involved in our department, will be holding an intro meeting on Tuesday, where the officers will give a rundown of all of our weekly events. You’ll have an opportunity to speak with the officers to figure out what activities you’re most interested in and how you should get involved. If you’re interested in engaging yourself in any extracurricular CSSE organizations, you will definitely want to attend the ACM Kickoff!
Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club Kickoff — 5:00 PM in Shelby 3129: Are you interested in hacking? Ahem…are you interested in the ethical study of computer security? The Ethical Hacking Club is a great place to learn about cybersecurity by participating in Digital Capture-the-Flag competitions, exploiting vulnerable systems, hacking IoT devices, and any other fun activities they can think of! If you want to learn about cybersecurity, the EHC is the club for you!
Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129: In the spring, the Programming Team competes in programming competitions such as the North American Invitational Programming Contest and the Iron Bowl of Programming. To prepare, they hold weekly Programming Practices covering various programming skills. If you’d like to compete with the team in one of their competitions or just get some great experience with programming fundamentals, Programming Practice is the place to be!
Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Little Italy: Whether you’re looking to make some new friends in ACM or just enjoy dinner with old friends, come join your fellow ACMers at Tea Time this Thursday! The pizza is calling to you! Never ignore the call of pizza!
That’s all for now!