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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
Agile Development Practices in Industry Paul Daigle 09/18/2014 - 5:30pm
TBD TBD 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 10/16/2014 - 12:00pm
Bridging Computer Technology to Real-world Business Chris Baudler 10/29/2014 - 5:30pm
Declarative Programming for the Cloud Molham Aref 11/12/2014 - 5:30pm

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Past Events

Developing Job Hunting Strategies via Social Media

Speaker: 
Hesom Parhizkar & Barbara Marks
Time: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

This discussion will center on developing a job search strategy: how to find target companies you want to work for (not just the big name companies), how to utilize LinkedIn to network your way into those companies, and how to research those companies’ corporate cultures. We will use examples from our company’s aggressive hiring plans for the past 2 years

 

Speaker's Bio: 
Barbara Marks, Senior Corporate Recruiter, has worked with eVestment for almost 2 years and has worked in recruiting for over 10 years. Hesom Parhizkar, Vice President of Technology, has worked at eVestment for almost 7 years and has worked in the software development industry for over 12 years.

Git into Gear

Speaker: 
Nick Mancuso
Affiliation: 
GSU
Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

This tutorial is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with little experience using version control and source code repositories. Git is a modern distributed version-control system that allows developers to easily keep track of their work. Along with the power and convenience of Git, I will showcase GitHub, a website that hosts Git projects. GitHub pushes for a social approach to sharing code as well as forking and creating new projects based on existing ones. For this tutorial I will demo a small Python-based development project using Git and GitHub.

Lathon 3D Printer: From Idea to Startup

Speaker: 
Nohtal Alex Partansky
Affiliation: 
Lathon Technologies
Time: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Abstract: 3D printing has created the new market of Desktop Manufacturing and with many open source tools the cost to enter into the marketplace has never been cheaper. This presentation explains the product development cycle through the eyes of a Maker and formally trained engineer.

Speaker's Bio: 
Being interested in how nature works, I studied Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Davis and graduated in 2013. During a co-op I worked at XCOR Aerospace testing their Lynx main stage rocket engines which gave me the startup bug. Currently I am in graduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology working in the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. My plan is to enter the desktop manufacturing business though my company Lathon Technologies.

Mobile Web Development

Speaker: 
Dr. Jack Zheng
Time: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Mobile computing has been a major trend for the past a few years. In this talk, we will take an overview of web site design and application development for mobile devices and discuss key issues of adapting to this change. Topics include choices of mobile application development and delivery, basic principles and best practices of mobile friendly web sites and web applications, and major tools and frameworks.

Speaker's Bio: 
Dr. Guangzhi Zheng is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at the Southern Polytechnic State University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Information System from Georgia State University in 2009. Dr. Zheng is interested in web applications, business intelligence, data visualization, information seeking, information systems, and design science research in information systems and technologies. Dr. Zheng is a member of ACM SIGITE (Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education) and AIS SIGEd (Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group on Education)

Trivia

Speaker: 
Dr. King
Affiliation: 
GSU
Time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Stack Exchange

Speaker: 
Weston Hopkins
Affiliation: 
Stack Exchange
Time: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270
Spring
2014

This talk will be an overview of the Stack Overflow website and the Stack Exchange network. A brief history of the network will
be given, along with an introduction to sites relevant to computer science students.

Speaker's Bio: 
Weston Hopkins has served as a Programmers Stack Exchange moderator since March 2013. He is also a co-coordinator of the Programmers Stack Exchange.Blog

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