ACM Weekly — Week of 2/19/2018

Buenas tardes, ACM! Here are our announcements for this week:

Monday: Game Design Workshop — 5:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today, we’ll be continuing our Game Design Workshop! If you’re interested in learning how to design video games, come check it out, even if you missed the last meeting!

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today at TigerDev, we’ll be talking about level design. Come join the discussion on what makes a great level and how great levels come together to make up a great game world!

Tuesday: Tech Talk — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Clay Grisetti and Mark Glassford from CGI will be giving a Tech Talk on “Being a Software Professional,” with a focus on character and communication. Come on out and get some great career development advice from industry professionals! Pizza will be provided!

Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club — 5:00 PM in Shelby 2117:  This week, EHC will be working through a lab in Shelby 2117. They will also be discussing several topics round robin style. Bring a laptop, and come learn about cybersecurity! 

Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  The Programming Team will be covering graphs this week. Graphs are useful for modeling many real-world problems, so come on out to make sure you have a solid understanding of the topic!

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Little Italy:  Come on out to Tea Time and have a good time with pizza and your fellow ACMers! 

That’s all for now!

ACM Weekly — Week of 2/12/2018

Good afternoon, ACM! Here are our announcements for this week:

-TigerDev will be hosting a Game Jam this weekend, February 16-18! There will be food and prizes! If you’d like to join in and make a game in a weekend, sign up (HERE) and check out the itch.io page (HERE) for more details! If you don’t have a team but would like to be placed on one, you can specify that in the Team Name field on the sign-up form.

Monday: Game Programming Workshop — 5:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today, we’ll be continuing our Game Programming Workshop, led by TigerDev Game Director Jeremy Roberts. If you’re interested in learning how to program video games, come check it out, even if you missed the last meeting!

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today at TigerDev, we will be discussing the issue of scope in projects. Most projects that fail do so because the scope is allowed to grow out of proportion. Come out tonight to learn how to ensure that your project doesn’t succumb to that fate!

Tuesday: Technical Interview Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  At Technical Interview Practice, we will discuss how to talk about the projects you’ve worked on with recruiters. Project experience looks great to prospective employers, so come learn how to talk about your past work!

Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club — 5:00 PM in Shelby 2117:  This week, EHC will be working through a lab in Shelby 2117. They will also be discussing several topics round robin style. Bring a laptop, and come learn about cybersecurity! 

Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  The Programming Team will be discussing the problems from last week’s mock competition. Even if you didn’t attend the mock, come to this week’s Programming Practice to learn how to solve the problems from the mock competition!

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Taco Mama:  We’re changing things up this week with a little Mexican cuisine! Come grab yourself a few tacos and spend some time with your favorite ACMers!

Sunday: Mock Programming Competition — 2:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Programming Team will be holding another mock competition this weekend. Come check it out and get some competitive programming practice!

That’s all for now!

ACM Weekly — Week of 2/5/2018

Good afternoon, ACM! Here are our announcements for this week:

Monday: Game Design Workshop — 5:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  As part of TigerDev’s new game development workshop series, we are holding our game design workshop today, led by TigerDev Design Director Marcus Woodard. This series will explore video game design and will teach you how to plan the details of your game’s world and mechanics. If you want to learn about game design, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today, TigerDev will work through a tutorial on Unreal Engine, led by TigerDev Vice President Christian Graham. Unreal is a powerful game engine that anyone interested in game development should be able to use. If you want to learn the fundamentals of development in Unreal, bring a laptop and come to TigerDev tonight!

Tuesday: Technical Interview Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  This week at Technical Interview Practice, we will be covering how to begin and end an interview problem and how to pick a programming language for your interview. Come on out to make sure you’re prepared to rock your next interview and nail a job!

Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club — 5:00 PM in Shelby 2117:  This week, EHC will be working through a lab in Shelby 2117. Bring a laptop, and come learn about cybersecurity!

Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  The Programming Team will be covering dynamic programming, a method of solving complex problems by breaking them down into simpler subproblems. It’s a very useful concept, so come to Programming Practice to become a dynamic programming expert!

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Little Italy:  No one understands us quite like pizza does, so come get some pizza with your fellow ACMers this Thursday night! 

Sunday: Mock Programming Competition — 2:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  The Programming Team will be holding the first mock competition of the semester this Sunday. Come spend a few hours getting some great problem-solving practice!

That’s all for now!

ACM Weekly — Week of 1/29/2018

G’day, ACM! We hope your semester is off to a great start! Here are our announcements for this week:

Monday: Game Programming Workshop — 5:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  As part of TigerDev’s new game development workshop series, we will begin our game programming workshop today, led by TigerDev Game Director Jeremy Roberts. This series will explore the details of video game programming and how it differs from normal software development. If you’re interested in learning how to program games, don’t miss this workshop!

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today at TigerDev’s main meeting, we will discuss the process of creating a game from start to finish. We will talk about the feedback and iteration loop with an emphasis on how those in different areas (programming, design, art, and sound) work together to create a finished game. Come on out and learn about game development!

Tuesday: Technical Interview Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Technical interviews are a stressful but important part of the hiring process in the computing field. However, they don’t have to be stressful! With practice, you can become a technical interview whiz and lock down that job you’re aiming for! This week, we’ll cover the basics of what a technical interview is and give attendees some hands-on practice with completing a technical interview. This is great experience for anyone when the time comes to apply for jobs!

Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club — 5:00 PM in Shelby 2117:  This week, Ethical Hacking Club will be doing cool hacker things. What else do you need to know? Come on out and learn some neat stuff about cybersecurity!

Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  This week, the Programming Team will cover data structures. It’s difficult to write a program without storing your data in an intuitive way, so come to Programming Practice to make sure you have a solid grasp on this fundamental topic!

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Momma Goldberg’s on Thach:  Come spend a little time with your favorite ACMers this Thursday night at Tea Time! We usually don’t bite, and when we do, it’s a loving bite, like a cat!

That’s all for now!

ACM Weekly — Week of 1/22/2018

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 autigerdev@gmail.com 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!

ACM Weekly — Week of 1/15/2018

Welcome back, ACM! We hope you all had a relaxing break over the holidays and a fun snow day yesterday! It’s time to get back into the action of our weekly ACM events, starting with Tea Time tonight. Here are this week’s announcements:

-Next week will be filled with kickoff events for the various ACM-affiliated organizations. The ACM Semester Kickoff will be next Tuesday at 6 PM in the Seminar Room; we’ll give you a rundown of all our weekly ACM events, and you’ll get a chance to talk to the officers about events you’re interested in. TigerDev’s kickoff will be Monday at 6 PM in the Seminar Room, and we’ll start the semester off with some game development project team volunteering. The Ethical Hacking Club will hold its kickoff Wednesday at 5 PM in the Seminar Room, and they’ll introduce all the cool stuff they do to experiment with and learn about cybersecurity. Lastly, the Programming Team will hold its first practice Wednesday at 6 PM in the Seminar Room; if you want to compete in the Iron Bowl of Programming at the end of the semester or just improve your programming skills, this is the place to be!

-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 January 24, and you can register at this link: https://goo.gl/bdYDth.

 

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at BurgerFi:  We’re headed to a new location for Tea Time this week! Come meet us at BurgerFi tonight for some delicious food and fun times with friends!

That’s all for this week! Be sure to come to our kickoff events next week to find out more about how to become involved in CSSE!

ACM Weekly — Week of 12/11/2017

Good day, ACM! The end is nigh, and Christmas Break is almost upon us! Just a few announcements for the last week of the semester:

-Last week, we elected ACM officers for next semester, and the results are listed below. Congratulations to those who were elected!

Chair: Julien Legault

Co-Chair: Brandon Morris

Secretary: Jeromy Swann

Treasurer: Matt Bonsall

-If you’re looking for a cool project to work on over the break, Amazon has launched a competition called the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids! This is a cool contest with some great prizes, so consider entering! Details are below:

Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids
Build Alexa skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids under the age of 13.
  – Prizes: $250,000 in cash and non-cash prizes; includes a $10,000 university student bonus prize
  – Deadline: January 10, 2018
  – Learn more and register at alexakidskills.devpost.com

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Momma Goldberg’s on Thach:  Come celebrate the end of the semester with your pals over at ACM this Thursday night! Food and friends are the best ways to forget the horrors of finals week!

That’s all for this semester! Have a great break! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you next semester!

ACM Weekly — Week of 12/4/2017

Good day, ACM! The end is nigh, and Christmas Break is almost upon us! Just a few announcements for the last week of the semester:

-Last week, we elected ACM officers for next semester. The results are listed below. Congratulations to those who were elected!

Chair: Julien Legault

Co-Chair: Brandon Morris

Secretary: Jeromy Swann

Treasurer: Matt Bonsall

-If you’re looking for a cool project to work on over the break, Amazon has launched a competition called the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids! This is a cool contest with some great prizes, so consider entering! Details are below:

Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids
Build Alexa skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids under the age of 13.
  – Prizes: $250,000 in cash and non-cash prizes; includes a $10,000 university student bonus prize
  – Deadline: January 10, 2018
  – Learn more and register at alexakidskills.devpost.com

 

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Momma Goldberg’s on Thach:  

That’s all for this semester! Have a great break! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you next semester!

ACM Weekly — Week of 11/27/2017

Good afternoon, ACM! We hope you all had a deliciously filling Thanksgiving! The break certainly ended well, with an even more delicious victory! Here are our announcements for this week:

-Amazon has launched a competition called the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids! This is a cool contest with some great prizes, so consider entering! Details are below:

Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids
Build Alexa skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids under the age of 13.
  – Prizes: $250,000 in cash and non-cash prizes; includes a $10,000 university student bonus prize
  – Deadline: January 10, 2018
  – Learn more and register at alexakidskills.devpost.com

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today, TigerDev will be holding an election to replace our graduating secretary, Elijah Holt. Afterward, we will discuss our plans for next semester and provide our project teams with some time to devote to their projects in preparation for next week’s final presentations! 

Wednesday: Ethical Hacking Club — 5:00 PM in Shelby 2117:  This week, the Ethical Hacking Club will be doing cool hacker things. What else do you need to know? Come on out and learn some neat stuff about cybersecurity!

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Momma Goldberg’s on Thach:  Finals are quickly approaching, and many of us have the end-of-semester blues! As we all know, the best cure for the blues is to talk about your blues over dinner with friends, so come on out to Tea Time this Thursday night!

Sunday: Mock Programming Competition — 2:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  ICPC has passed, but the Programming Team is still practicing! Come join the mock programming competition this Sunday afternoon and get some competitive programming practice!

That’s all for now!

ACM Weekly — Week of 11/13/2017

Good afternoon, ACM! Hope is on the horizon as Thanksgiving break approaches! Here are our announcements for this week:

Monday: TigerDev — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  Today, TigerDev Vice President Adrian Eves will give a presentation on the video game development process. The presentation will cover the entire lifecycle of game development. Come on out and learn how a game is made from start to finish!

Wednesday: Programming Practice — 6:00 PM in Shelby 3129:  On Saturday, the Programming Team competed at ICPC. This Wednesday, they will go over the problem set from the competition. We can learn a lot from looking at actual programming competition problems, and covering the problems from this competition will help our Programming Team to recognize their strengths from Saturday and improve upon their weaknesses.

Thursday: Tea Time — 6:00 PM at Little Italy:  Before you head home for the break, join your fellow ACM members at Little Italy Thursday night for a bite to eat in celebration of the coming week off!

That’s all for this week! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

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