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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 TBD 01/19/2017 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 02/02/2017 - 5:30pm
TBD TBD 02/15/2017 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 03/02/2017 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 03/22/2017 - 5:30pm
TBD TBD 04/05/2017 - 12:00pm

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Past Events

ACM Tailgating!

Speaker: 
FUN!
Affiliation: 
Time: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Outside the GA Dome in the Blue Lot
Fall
2016

Developing Scientific Computing Capabilities for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Speaker: 
Dr. Suranga Edirisinghe
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, room 217
Fall
2016

Multicore programming is an essential tool to harvest the full power of modern processors. Almost all modern processors, even the ones in cellular phones, have multiple computing cores. I will explore the current technology landscape and discuss challenges that need to be overcome to achieve exascale computing by the year 2020. I will discuss resources available to the GSU community at the local and national level as well as how to select the correct resource for your problem.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Suranga Edirisinghe obtained his B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from GSU. During his doctorate studies he specialized in soft condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on charge transfer properties of flexible biological molecules, such as DNA. After completing his Ph.D. in 2010, Dr. Edirisinghe spent two years in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral research associate. His research then focused on how self-assembling small molecules can be used to fabricate nanoscale circuits. During this period, he specialized in molecular dynamics simulations, ab inito electronic structure calculation, and Green’s function-based transport theory. At the end of 2012 he moved back to GSU and currently works as the High Performance Computing Facilitator at Research Solutions. He specializes in numerical methods, high performance-scalable parallel and distributed computing, performance optimization of numerical simulations, and data intensive computing. He is a member of the XSEDE service provider forum and the XSEDE campus champion. He also serves as a mentor for three XSEDE student campus champions at GSU.

Low Code: A Better/Faster Way to Develop Web and Mobile Applications

Speaker: 
Stacey Levine
Affiliation: 
Senior Solutions Engineer OutSystems
Time: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East, room 217
Fall
2016

Building web and mobile applications is hard! With the proliferation of technologies, devices, frameworks, etc., developing these applications is getting more complex. A full-stack developer would need to know Java (for Android applications), Objective C or Swift (for iOS applications), HTML5, CSS3, Java, .NET, JavaScript, and any of the endlessly changing frameworks (Angular.JS, React.JS, Node.JS, …). It is a full-time job just to try to stay current, let alone build anything. On top of this, people are impatient and want their applications NOW.

Speaker's Bio: 

After graduating from UGA in 1992 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Stacey moved to Japan to teach English for the next two years. Returning to the United States in 1994, he began to work for various companies in many different roles. His first “real” job was installing software in automobile oil change locations and teaching mechanics how to use computers in DOS-based systems. From there, he moved into the exciting world of telecommunications, installing and configuring automated dialing systems for outbound call centers. Several companies and years later, he currently works as a Senior Solutions Engineer for OutSystems. He spends his work time speaking about web and mobile development technologies at various trade shows and helping prospective customers understand the value of the OutSystems platform. When he is not at work, he can most often be found underwater at the Georgia Aquarium where he is one of the volunteer SCUBA divers helping to maintain the exhibits.

Hackathon!

Speaker: 
hackGSU
Affiliation: 
Time: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Aderhold Learning Center, Floor 0
Fall
2016

hackGSU is the Hackathon hosted by the GSU Computer Science Department's ACM & IEEE student organizations.

100% free of charge, Lots of Food, $$ Prizes $$. This semester, hackGSU will be a 500+ participant event taking place from October 21th-23th.

For more info see http://hackgsu.com/

GE Tech Talk

Speaker: 
Matt Ausman
Affiliation: 
GE
Time: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Urban Life Building, room 220
Fall
2016

Matt Ausman from General Electric is joining us on campus to chat about current opportunities and technologies available at GE Digital.

Smart-Home 101: Developing Your First Amazon Echo App

Speaker: 
Marco Valero
Affiliation: 
Internap Corporation
Time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, room 217
Fall
2016

This talk will focus on home automation concepts, technologies and infrastructures. I'll explain and demo how to development of a new Skill for the Amazon Echo.

Speaker's Bio: 

Marco Valero is the Manager of Software Engineering at Internap Corporation, a high-performance Internet infrastructure service provider. He received his Master and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University in 2009 and 2012, and he is an active developer of back-end services, technology enthusiastic and home automation early adopter.

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