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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
Microsoft Azure - Why you should learn cloud-native application development Ben Zadeh 09/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Google Cloud - serverless technology for data analytics and machine learning Robert Martin 10/12/2017 - 12:00pm
Artificial intelligence using GPU Kurt Schmidt and Jeff Layton 10/26/2017 - 12:00pm
HPCC - Big Data Platform and Use Cases Dr. Flavio Villanustre 11/08/2017 - 12:00pm

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Past Events

Fast Evolving Space of Universal Commerce

Speaker: 
Pranav Kariwala and William Hurt
Affiliation: 
First Data Corporation
Time: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite
Spring
2012

First Data, a world leader in Payment processing, stands at crossroads in the payments industry. At a place where traditional retail, eCommerce and mCommerce converge. As commerce continues to evolve, consumers expect personalized access to information and products anytime, anywhere, using any device. They expect a shopping experience that seamlessly crosses online and offline channels. They expect Universal Commerce.

Speaker's Bio: 

William Hurt is the Director IT, eCommerce for First Data and is responsible for all aspects of First Data’s internet payment platform strategy including growing and implementing new payment strategies in eCommerce. William joined First Data following 14 years at T-Mobile, where he led enterprise development with responsibility for eCommerce strategy, retail and eCommerce technology and customer self-service. While there, he also served as Principle Technology Architect for ERP, logistics and national distribution.

Pranav Kariwala is the IT Lead, Advanced Solutions and Innovation for First Data and is responsible for providing IT leadership in First Data’s Mobile Commerce and Personalized Marketing initiatives. Pranav also heads the Development and support of First Data Mobile Gateway. He has overall 8+ years of experience leading and architecting enterprise wide applications in Financial industry and has previously worked at Oracle, Citibank and Wright Express.

Building Modern Web Apps with HTML5 and Dart

Speaker: 
David Chandler
Affiliation: 
Google Inc
Time: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Suite 460, University Center
Spring
2012

Modern Web apps are rich, snappy, and work offline and mobile, too. In this talk, we'll look at the frameworks and HTML5 features that make these possible and introduce Dart, a new language for structured Web programming. In particular, we'll take a look at the motivation for Dart, language syntax and features, the Dart Editor, using the Dart JS compiler, and Dartium--a version of Chrome that runs Dart code natively. We'll take a look at several sample apps built with Dart and see how easy it is to use Dart with HTML5+CSS to create rich client applications.

Speaker's Bio: 

David Chandler works with the Google Developer Tools Team in Atlanta. Prior to joining Google, Chandler worked on Internet banking applications with Intuit and launched a non-profit startup built with GWT and App Engine.

Windows Phone Session and Contest by Microsoft

Speaker: 
Tara E. Walker
Affiliation: 
Microsoft Corporation
Time: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Suite 460/465, Student Center
Spring
2012


You are invited in participate in the following event, which is jointly sponsored by ACM, IEEE, and Microsoft:


appLab.Phone Session - Get Hands-On Coding with Windows Phone (Mango)


You will learn how to get started on that next great app for the Phone using Silverlight and XNA.

This is your chance to design and implement that cool new app you've been dreaming about or put the finishing touches on your masterpiece, so bring your idea for a mobile app and get ready to code.
Speaker's Bio: 

Tara E. Walker is a Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist living in Atlanta, GA working for the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism team. She has the great priviledge to work with students and faculty in the Georgia, Florida and Alabama area. She has been with Microsoft for 8 Years, but worked for various companies across Georgia as a Software Engineer and Software Developer prior to joining Microsoft.

ACM tailgate party on November 19

Speaker: 
-
Time: 
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Brown Lot outside the Georgia Dome
Fall
2011

You are cordially invited to join the officers and members of the GSU ACM chapter at the Georgia State versus Campbell football game on Saturday, November 19.

Meet us in the Brown Lot outside the Georgia Dome. We'll be there at noon, but you can join us any time before the game starts at 2:00 p.m. Look for the ACM banner and the officers wearing ACM shirts.

We will enjoy burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and soft drinks in the parking lot before entering the Dome together for the game. (Please bring your PantherCard to the game for free admission.)

Self-starting in the games industry

Speaker: 
Alan Wilson
Affiliation: 
TripWire Interactive
Time: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
West Exhibit Area at the Urban Life Building (see http://www.gsu.edu/map.html)
2011

"Some thoughts from the trenches on how to get a (coding) job in the video games industry, looking at options for applying for jobs or starting up your own company. What is it that just might actually turn potential employers' heads? What will you have to do to get noticed?"

Speaker's Bio: 

Vice President at Tripwire Interactive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripwire_Interactive), that was launched in 2005, after winning Nvidia's "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" contest.

We produced our first title (Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45) in 2006, followed by Killing Floor in 2009. Next up will be Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad in 2011.

With Killing Floor, we started publishing our own titles, followed by publishing ACE Team's Zeno Clash in 2010, with the latest MSU winner - The Ball - following on - and more to come.

We will be giving away two prizes for this event; a Logitech Performace Mouse MX, and an apple iPod. Not to mention, there will be free food and drinks.

Systems and Tests Automation Using Robot Framework and Selenium

Speaker: 
Walid Boumerdassi
Affiliation: 
Internap Network Services Corporation
Time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Student Center
Fall
2011

Mr. Walid Boumerdassi is going to speak about systems and tests automation using Robot Framework and Selenium. Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java. The Selenium Library is a Robot Framework test library that uses the popular Selenium web testing tool internally.

Speaker's Bio: 

Walid Boumerdassi received his engineering degree in Telecommunications from Telecom SudParis, France, and his M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently working with Internap network services corporation in Atlanta, designing and developing automated tests for some of the company's products including content delivery networks, GeoDNS, and accelerated IP.

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