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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
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

HackGSU

Speaker: 
HackGSU
Affiliation: 
ACM/IEEE
Time: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Aderhold Learning Center
Spring
2016

We're hosting our first big-league MLH Computer Science hackathon at Georgia State University this Spring: March 25 - March 27!  Come check it out!! http://hackgsu.com (Hosted by the GSU Computer Science ACM and IEEE student organizations)

How to Be a Badass Hacker

Speaker: 
Shyamal Rupare
Affiliation: 
Majore League Hacking!
Time: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

hackGSU, Georgia State’s first “big league” hackathon, will be held on March 25–27 in the Aderhold Learning Center. To help you prepare for this event, here’s your chance to get tips from hackathon expert Shy Ruparel. He’ll be discussing how to make the most of student hackathons and your time in college.

Speaker's Bio: 

Shy Ruparel is the Deputy Commissioner for Major League Hacking. He spends his weekdays working with student leaders around the globe to plan, support, and execute countless student hackathons. He spends his weekends going to those hackathons. Before joining Major League Hacking he served as the hacker-in-residence for hackNY, an NYC-based nonprofit dedicated to federating the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community. He received his CS degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.

How Hackathons Work

Speaker: 
Gene Chorba
Affiliation: 
Ionic Security/GSU
Time: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Room 217
Spring
2016

During this talk I will be talking about how hackathons work, the benefits of participating, and how to prepare.

Speaker's Bio: 

While working full time at Atlanta based startup Ionic Security, Gene attends a Hackathon almost every weekend. He has attended over 50 Hackathons and won prizes at more than 40 of them. He has been written about in the AJC, Huffington Post, Federal Times and many other places. Gene is also a hackathon organizer and developer evangelist.

IT Security: Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: 
Matt Swenson
Affiliation: 
Dell
Time: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

Information Security is in the middle of paradigm shifting transformations.  Old methods are no longer sufficient to stop an attacker and they are evolving faster than most defensive measures.  In this talk we will discuss old methods, current attack tactics and techniques, difficulties in defending attacks, and new, evolving security measures.

Speaker's Bio: 

Matt completed his M.S. in Computer Science at GSU in May 2015 and currently works for Dell SecureWorks as a Security Operation Center manager, leading a team of Security Analysts.  Prior to GSU, he served for 7 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry and Signal Corps. Officer.

Object Video Games: Interface and Internals

Speaker: 
Al Nelson
Affiliation: 
Tripwire Interactive
Time: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

In this talk, I’ll take an object-oriented view of the computer games business:

Speaker's Bio: 

After originally working in traditional mass media, Al Nelson moved to game development in 1991. While he has also managed medical and financial projects, he has primarily worked as a game producer and manager. He has worked for Electronic Arts and Sony and is currently the senior producer at Tripwire Interactive, the creators of Killing Floor and Rising Storm. Al has a special interest in behavioral game design concepts and formal trend prediction.

ACM Trivia Contest

Speaker: 
Dr. K. N. King
Affiliation: 
GSU Student ACM
Time: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

Think you’re an expert at computing trivia? Here’s your chance to prove it: join us for the 13th annual ACM Trivia Contest. The questions will test your knowledge of computing technology, history, and current events. Everyone who attends is eligible to compete!

 

First, second, and third prizes will be awarded, and there will be refreshments as usual. Don’t miss this special event!

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