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The primary mission of the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM is to provide a series of lectures, events, and field trips throughout the regular school year to promote the education and professional development of students as well as faculty members.

Georgia State Student Chapter of ACM

The primary mission of the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM is to provide a series of lectures, events, and field trips throughout the regular school year to promote the education and professional development of students as well as faculty members.

Upcoming Events

Topic Speaker Time
TBD Shouling ji 01/22/2015 - 12:00pm
ACM Day at GSU BasketBall Game NONE 01/31/2015 - 2:00pm
TBD TBD 02/05/2015 - 5:30pm
TBD TBD 02/18/2015 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 03/05/2015 - 12:00pm
An introduction to Python web development with Django. Adam Haney 03/25/2015 - 5:30pm

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Past Events

Declarative Programming for the Cloud

Speaker: 
Molham Aref
Time: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
University Center, rm 465
Fall
2014

I will present the LogicBlox database and describe business applications that use it. The LogicBlox database marries declarative programming (logic-based specifications) with cloud deployment over large datasets. The database is programmed with a variant of the Datalog programming language. The flexibility of declarative programming allows us to integrate both traditional business application development and "probabilistic" applications: machine-learning or search-based solutions, as required by the domain.

Speaker's Bio: 
Molham Aref is the founder and CEO of LogicBlox and Predictix. He has over 23 years of experience leading teams that deliver high value predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions to some of the world's largest enterprises. Previously, he was CEO of Optimi (acquired by Ericsson), a leader in wireless network simulation and optimization and co-founder at Brickstream, a leading provider of computer vision based behavior intelligence solutions. Molham has held senior leadership positions at Retek (now Oracle Retail) and HNC Software (now FICO). He received his Bachelors in Computer Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and M.S in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Bridging Computer Technology to Real-world Business

Speaker: 
Chris Baudler
Time: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

What it takes, Lessons in entrepreneurship and working for an entrepreneur.  Every once in a while life throws you an idea too good to pass up, even if you already have a full-time job.  Life did just that with me, and now I am in the early stages of DelishLocal.  If you have a desire to learn more about what it takes to start your own business (Computer Science or other), work for a start-up or find a way to share your idea with the World, come join us for an active discussion in living and breathing entrepreneurship.

Speaker's Bio: 
Researcher at State Farm by day, entrepreneur by night (and every minute in between). My name is Chris Baudler and I am the founder of DelishLocal, a start-up centered on providing increased accessibility to local, fresh Georgia-grown produce. I formally graduated with a master’s degrees in Industrial and Organizational (Business) Psychology and a master’s in Business Administration, but neither degree could prepare me for my small business adventure. Every day I learn something new, and every day my passion for DelishLocal grows.

TAILGATING!

Speaker: 
FUN!
Affiliation: 
FUN!
Time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Georgia Dome Blue Lot
Fall
2014

Attending? Not Attending? let us know: http://goo.gl/forms/0h6g7eTHDN

We Be GRILLING!

Getting the Most from Internships

Speaker: 
David Gibbs
Time: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

The topic of this talk will be focused on internships.  We will discuss the typical application process; when to apply, where to apply, how to find internships, etc.  How to make the most of the internship: start learning industry lessons, avoiding the role of a disposable entity, and how to make long-term connections.  Alternatives to internships: what to do if you can’t find an internship, community projects and contributing to open source projects.  The level of pay for a typical internship depending on the type of company work associated with the position.

Speaker's Bio: 
David Gibbs is a second year Master’s student at Georgia State University with a focus in parallel and distributed computing. He is the lead technical architect for The Global Literacy Project and a Technical Officer for The Georgia Tea Company. He has been working in the industry since 2010 on a vast majority of projects; ranging from applications for the payment processing industry, front-end websites for commercial applications, CMS management development, and back-end processing for large data applications. Over the past three years he has held internships that include: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, Snaptech boutique software development, and MIT Media Lab research.

Why you should learn Ruby on Rails

Speaker: 
Jess Brown
Time: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

There is an abundance of tools and technologies for building applications to run on the internet. Most of them have desirable benefits, but also may take lots of time to learn. Which ones should you take the time to learn and become experienced? Ruby on Rails is a web application framework designed to build database backed web applications. It is especially desirable for developers and companies who want to quickly build web applications that can scale and evolve over time. In this presentation we'll learn how and why and even do some live coding and demos.

Speaker's Bio: 
Jess is a GSU alumni (2002, BBA in Finance). During college and the early 2000's, he started developing websites and web applications as a hobby, that later turned to side projects, and eventually starting a design and development consultancy in 2008. In 2010, Jess started learning Ruby on Rails and has been developing almost exclusively in rails since then.

Agile Development Practices in Industry

Speaker: 
Paul Daigle
Time: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

Most students in CS graduate with very little idea of how software is actually made. In fact, Software Engineering methods vary considerably from company to company. Many employers are looking for developers who understand and appreciate topics that aren't covered in school, such as Unit Testing, Test Driven Development, and Continuous Integration. In this talk we'll discuss how agile engineering techniques were used to build a high performing team at a Cox Enterprises company.

Speaker's Bio: 
Paul Daigle graduated from GSU in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Computer science. In the last three years he has worked as a developer and agile coach in 7 cities on 3 continents. He has settled in East Point with his family and works for Bitpay, a local BitCoin startup.

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