Upcoming Events (Fall 2015)
14 October 2015 by Aakash Kadakia in events

Become a Member of ACM

Pay $20 to any ACM officer, giving him your ID and shirt size.

  • BENEFITS
  • Discounted ticket prices
  • Priority workshop enrollment
  • Ability to participate in giveaways
  • Access to “member’s only” hardware
  • Free t-shirt!

Recurring Events and Announcements:

  • ACM’s second Web Development Career Pathway is recurring this week on Thursday from 2-4pm at WCH 135! This is a quarter-long weekly workshop that focuses on Ruby on Rails, this is geared toward students who have passed CS12. Workshop will be lead by Kyle Minshall. Those who are interested please join the FB group pagehere!, all future updates regarding the workshop will be posted there!

  • Citrus Hack Ready for this? Registration ends for non-UCR students on October 16th, 2015 and November 2nd, 2015 for UCR students to register for the Inland Empire’s Premier Hackathon! Head on over to Citrus Hack to apply before it is too late! Let your friends know so your entire team can come!

  • ICPC Training! on Mondays from 5-6 PM at WCH127! More information on ACM Facebook group!

  • Hack Nights! Wednesdays from 6-8 PM at the ACM CLUBROOM! Come work on your projects and assignments with other students!

Saturday: 10/17/15

  • HIKE TO THE C! ACM and SWE will be hosting a Hike to the C social on Saturday Oct 17th! We will meet in front of Goodwin’s Organics at 5:00 pm and the hike begins at 5:30 pm.

Follow us on Facebook!

  • Visit ACM @ UCR on Facebook!! here!

Upcoming Events
20 May 2015 by Tina Wang in events

Hey guys, check out what’s happening this week!

Wednesday 5/20/15

  • LAST Web Dev. Career Workshop from 5pm - 7pm in WCH 226!

Friday 5/22/15

  • Hack Night from 5pm - 7pm in BOURNS A265.
  • Spring 2015 HackerRank Codesprint 7pm - 8pm in BOURNS A265.
  • Algorithms Workshop from 8pm - 9pm in BOURNS A265.
  • LAN Party from 5pm - ?? in WCH 226 ~ Check out all of our events. The LAN Party will still be going on past 9pm.

Saturday 5/23/15

  • Robocode Spring 2015 from 1:00pm - 6:30pm. Meet in WCH 226. More info about Robocode here.

BCOE Banquet

  • Want to purchase BCOE Banquet Tickets? Get the early bird special NOW for $10 (plus a small fee). Prices go up to $15 after May 22nd.
  • Click here to purchase your tickets now!
  • Feel free to Message any officer if you have questions!

Upcoming Events (Spring Quarter 2015)
07 May 2015 by Aakash Kadakia in events

Wednesday: 5/13/15

  • Student/Faculty Feedback Session from 12PM - 1PM at BRNHL A265 Do you have a really cool idea you want to pitch to BCOE Staff? Do you think something needs to be brought to their attention? Then come to the Student/Faculty Feed back session! This is the chance for students to provide constructive criticism/feedback to CS faculties regarding what’s good and what needs to be improved upon. Food will be provided! Please RSVP on the Facebook event page: here!

Friday: 5/29/15

  • ACM Scholarship Application DEADLINE: MAY 29TH!! at Midnight In memory of Peng Wang, a valued ACM member. Scholarship consists of $150. To be considered, submit your resume and an essay with a minimum of 200 words explaining why you deserve this award. Things we are looking for would include your contributions to the organization/school and what you would do with the award. Deadline is Friday May 29th at midnight, and all materials must be sent to acm.at.ucr@gmail.com with subject ‘ACM Scholarship - (your name)’.

NOTE: This award is open only to currently active ACM members.In memory of Peng Wang, a valued ACM member.

Get started now here!

  • Visit ACM @ UCR on Facebook!! here!

Upcoming Events (Spring Qtr 2015 - Week 3)
10 April 2015 by Aakash Kadakia in events

Saturday: 4/11/15

  • Hour of Code Volunteer from 8AM - 12PM at Mira Loma Middle School 30-90 students will be in attendance, each will have a laptop. Our volunteers would help students through the exercises on http://code.org/learn. Volunteers will meet at 7:30am at the Bourns Bus Stop. Rides will be provided to those who needs it. Come fully fed and bring snacks! Event page: here!

Wednesday: 4/15/15

  • Web Development Career Pathway by Kyle Minshall from 5PM - 7PM at WCH 226! Learn HTML, CSS, Version Control, Host a website, and create a WEBAPP! Get started now here!

Thursday: 4/16/15

  • Full Stack Web Workshop by Fletcher Davis from 5PM - 6PM in WCH TBA

Friday: 4/17/15

  • 2nd General Meeting from 4PM - 5PM at WCH 205/206! Come out and meet other ACM members as well as hear about upcoming events!

  • Hack Night from 5PM - 7PM at WCH 226! You can work on your own programming projects and get the assistance you need to make your ideas a reality!

  • Algorithm Workshop from 7PM - 9PM at WCH 226! This is EXTREMELY good practice for programming competitions and job interviews so please come out! Graduate student leading the Algorithms workshop is Clement Wong

Saturday-Sunday: 4/18/15 - 4/19/15

  • Cutie Hack (UCR Hackathon) from 9am(Saturday) - 11am(Sunday) at BCOE! We will be looking forward to seeing both HARDWARE and SOFTWARE hacks. More info here! Cutie Hack registration site

Past Events:

Wednesday: 4/8/15

  • Involvement Fair from 11:30AM - 1:30PM - ACM tabled with the Oculus Rift, the Google Cardboard and advertised the Career Pathway workshops and the Cutie Hack event

  • First Introductory Workshop for the Web Development Career Path from 5PM - 7PM at WCH 226! ACM tabled with the Oculus Rift, the Google Cardboard and advertised the Career Pathway workshops and the Cutie Hack event

Thursday: 4/9/15

  • Hour of Code Training at 4PM in WCH 226 - More info about Hour of Code here If you missed this training session, please review this Javascript tutorial “CodeAvengers”here

Friday: 4/10/15

  • Hack Night from 5PM - 7PM at WCH 226! If you are not working on any projects or choose to work on something else, then you can join a team to hack together the BCOE Banquet website!

  • Algorithm Workshop from 7PM - 9PM at WCH 226! This is EXTREMELY good practice for programming competitions and job interviews so please come out! Graduate student leading the Algorithms workshop is Clement Wong

  • Visit ACM on Facebook!! here


Upcoming Events and Invitation to Fifth General Meeting
02 March 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hey guys!

Congratulations to Ben Quach and Mark De Ruyter for becoming Chair and Vice Chair respectively. Come to our fifth general meeting for our secondary officer elections!

For those of you who have been nominated for the officer elections, then you must send an email to acm.at.ucr@gmail.com to confirm whether you are going to try to run for the position you are nominated for.

Also, thank you for attending Robocode 2015 and the Algorithms Practice workshop at ACM! Check out the Robocode 2015 Video on our Facebook page, ACM@UCR!

Upcoming Events
  • Algorithm Workshop (Weekly Fridays at 7PM)
    • Presenter: Clement Wong | UCR Graduate Student
    • Date: Mar. 6, 2015
    • Date: Mar. 6, 2015
    • Time: 7:00PM
    • Place: WCH 226
    • RSVP Form

Officer Elections and Upcoming Events
11 February 2015 by Tina Wang in events

Hey guys!

Just recently, we had our HackerRank Codesprint event! Thank you for participating! Also, if you haven’t seen our slides yet from our third general meeting, then check them out here! Also, we will be having our fourth general meeting, which we will be holding our officer elections at this time!

Pick in mind who you believe would be suited to be one of the following outstanding leaders in the form. Remember, each and every position is vital for making ACM grow into a professional and welcoming club. Each position requires your time commitment for each week. If you wish to know more in depth about these time commitments, then check out the officers webpage and send us an email if you want to know more.

Those who have been nominated will receive an email by Friday, 2/13/15,11:59PM. There will be subsequent updates for those who are nominated. On the day of elections, you can choose to nominate yourself.

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events and General Meeting
04 February 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hey guys!

Come to our third general meeting on Friday, Feb. 6th, 2015 from 4:00PM - 5:00PM at WCH 205/6 ! We will talk about our upcoming events and discuss the ACM Career Path Program, which includes ACM Sponsored projects!

  • Friday Feb 6th, 2015: Third General Meeting

  • Friday Feb 6th, 2015: Movie Night!

    • Host: ACM@UCR
    • Time: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
    • Place: WCH 226
    • Movie: My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki
    • RSVP: Facebook Event Page

  • Saturday Feb. 7th, 2015: ACM@UCR - HackerRank Codesprint ACM@UCR’s HackerRank CodeSprint is a 5 hour, local programming competition with 5 easy, 2 moderate, and 1 difficult problem.We will be competing on an online site called https://www.hackerrank.com/. You can use C/C++, Java, Python, or Ruby as your language of choice. You can compete individually, or in a team of up to 3. Prize will be given to winning team(s) - TBD

    • Host: ACM@UCR
    • Sponsor: HackerRank
    • Time: 11:00AM
    • Place: WCH 226
    • RSVP/Registration Form Register on this form to either, work individually, work in teams, or to be placed in a team here
    • RSVP: Facebook Event Page

  • Saturday Feb. 21, 2015: Robocode Competition Program your own virtual robot using Java and have them fight to the death with other virtual robots! You will have 4 hours to code your robot. We will showcase the competition at the remaining 2 hours. There will also be a Java workshop the same week! Download the source code and checkout more information here**

    • Hosts: GameSpawn and ACM@UCR
    • Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
    • Place: WCH 226
    • RSVP/Registration Form: Register for the Robocode Competition here
    • RSVP: Facebook Event Page

  • Wednesday Feb. 18th, 2015: Java Workshop Prepare for Robocode Competition by attending this workshop!

    • Host: GameSpawn and ACM@UCR
    • Presenter: Daniel Ramirez
    • Time: 6:40PM - 7:40PM
    • Place: WCH 226
    • RSVP/Registration Form: Register for the Java Workshop for the Robocode Competition here

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, then please email us at acm.at.ucr@gmail.com


Upcoming Events
21 January 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hey guys!

Come join us in our second general meeting at WCH 205/206 on this Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) from 4:00PM - 5:00PM. We will be discussing how we are organizing rides for SB Hacks and talk about some exciting events that we have in store for you!

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 22, 2015 from 7:00PM - 8:00PM: How to Install Linux Party

  • Need to install a linux distro on your laptop but need help? We will instruct you on on how to prep your laptop for installation and walk you through the installation process if things go wrong! RSVP here

  • Please bring a flash drive with a Linux distro on it. We recommend Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS.

  • BACKUP YOUR FILES BEFORE COMING. (just in case)

  • Saturday Jan. 24, 2015: Hike to the C @ 3:00PM

  • Join us for a morning hike to the C! We will be meeting at the ACM clubroom in WCH 226 by 3:00PM! We recommend you to bring at least one water bottle and some snacks! RSVP here :).

  • Saturday Feb. 7th, 2015: ACM CodeSprint with HackerRank from 11:00am - 5:00pm - ACM Codesprint is a 5 hour local programming competition that’s supported by HackerRank.There will be:

    • 5 easy challenges
    • 2 intermediate challenges
    • 1 expert challenge

RSVP here :).

  • Date and Time - TBA: Google Resume Workshop
  • Google wants to host an interview workshop here at UCR to help anyone who wants to prepare for an internship and/or career in CS. Please fill out this doodle poll so we can let them know when the best time to come is.
  • IMPORTANT Note: If you are registered for SB Hacks but you do not have a ride or you wish to give a ride, then fill out our carpool form here! SB Hacks is on Jan. 30th - Feb. 1! We recommend that you bring a pillow, a blanket, comfortable clothes, and hygienic supplies.

Have a great week!


Upcoming Events
21 January 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hey guys!

Come join us in our second general meeting at WCH 205/206 on this Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) from 4:00PM - 5:00PM. We will be discussing how we are organizing rides for SB Hacks and talk about some exciting events that we have in store for you!

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 22, 2015 from 7:00PM - 8:00PM: How to Install Linux Party

  • Need to install a linux distro on your laptop but need help? We will instruct you on on how to prep your laptop for installation and walk you through the installation process if things go wrong! RSVP here

  • Please bring a flash drive with a Linux distro on it. We recommend Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS.

  • BACKUP YOUR FILES BEFORE COMING. (just in case)

  • Saturday Jan. 24, 2015: Hike to the C @ 3:00PM

  • Join us for a morning hike to the C! We will be meeting at the ACM clubroom in WCH 226 by 3:00PM! We recommend you to bring at least one water bottle and some snacks! RSVP here :).

  • Saturday Feb. 7th, 2015: ACM CodeSprint with HackerRank from 11:00am - 5:00pm - ACM Codesprint is a 5 hour local programming competition that’s supported by HackerRank.There will be:

    • 5 easy challenges
    • 2 intermediate challenges
    • 1 expert challenge

RSVP here :).

  • Date and Time - TBA: Google Resume Workshop
  • Google wants to host an interview workshop here at UCR to help anyone who wants to prepare for an internship and/or career in CS. Please fill out this doodle poll so we can let them know when the best time to come is.
  • IMPORTANT Note: If you are registered for SB Hacks but you do not have a ride or you wish to give a ride, then fill out our carpool form here! SB Hacks is on Jan. 30th - Feb. 1! We recommend that you bring a pillow, a blanket, comfortable clothes, and hygienic supplies.

Have a great week!


Thank you - Table Top Game Day - Updates
15 January 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hey guys!

Thanks for attending Table Top Game Day! We are glad to have fun and play games with you guys :). We hope to see you all in our upcoming events!

Professional Fun

  • Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015: JavaScript Workshop from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    • This is an introductory course to JavaScript. All beginners and more advanced users are welcome to take this course! RSVP here :).

  • Jan. 30th - Feb. 1: Santa Barbara Hackathon - SBHacks!

    • As mentioned before, we recommend that you bring a pillow, a blanket, comfortable clothes, and hygienic supplies.
    • The registration for SBHacks is now closed! You can no longer register for this event!

  • Saturday Feb. 7th, 2015: ACM CodeSprint with HackerRank from 11:00am - 5:00pm

    • ACM Codesprint is a 5 hour local programming competition that’s supported by HackerRank.There will be:
    • 5 easy challenges
    • 2 intermediate challenges
    • 1 expert challenge RSVP here :).

Social

  • Saturday Jan. 24, 2015: Hike to the C @ 3:00PM

    • Join us for a morning hike to the C! We will be meeting at the ACM clubroom in WCH 226 by 3:00PM! We recommend you to bring at least one water bottle and some snacks! RSVP here :).

Hope you guys are having a great week so far ^__^v.

Sincerely,

Tina Wang


Winter Quarter Week 1
08 January 2015 by Tina Wang in general meeting and events

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and a good start for the beginning of the quarter!

Please RSVP for our First General Meeting! We have a lot of exciting news to share! Events including a Code Sprint, AI competition, and some miscellaneous workshops!

If you could not RSVP on Facebook with the RSVP link, then please send an email to acm.at.ucr@gmail.com through your R’mail and copy and paste the following message: “I am attending the first general meeting.”

Hope to see you at the meeting!


Reminders
21 November 2014 by Tina Wang in events

Friday: 11/21/14

  • Unity Workshop from 6PM - 7PM in Bourns A265. This a good chance for you to learn how to script objects in Unity!

  • SHE++ Conference from 5PM - 8PM at Pasadena City College. This conference is dedicated to encouraging women to get interested in Computer Science. Regardless of gender, everyone is invited to see the conference!

  • RSVP on Facebook here

* ACM + SWE are hosting carpools to this event! Let us know if you’d need a ride or would like to drive by following this link.

Week 8 - Tuesday: 11/25/14

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament! in WCH 232 at 6:00PM!

  • Food and drinks will be provided! There will also be prizes! Anyone is allowed to join and watch! Bring your friends!

    • If you would like to compete, tickets will be sold at the door for $5!
    • Please check our facebook event page here for more events!

Week 7 Events
20 November 2014 by Tina Wang in events

Monday: 11/17/14

  • Web Development workshop by Kyle Minshall from 7PM - 9PM at WCH 205/206! Learn some PHP basics to develop a webpage with the ability to log-in or sign-up for an account! Get started anytime here!

Wednesday: 11/19/14

  • 4th General Meeting from 4PM - 5PM at WCH 205/206! Come checkout and listen to our upcoming events! Get the slides here!

Thursday: 11/20/14

  • Hacker Monthly Meeting from 5PM - 6PM in WCH 203

  • Linux Workshop from 7PM - 9PM in WCH 226 (ACM Clubroom). We will be going over how to navigate using the command line, file manipulation, simple utilities, and some common terminology.

Friday: 11/21/14

  • Unity Workshop from 6PM - 7PM in Bourns A265. Learn how to script files for objects in Unity!

  • SHE++ Conference from 5PM - 8PM at Pasadena City College. Are you interested in Computer Science? Then check out SHE++! SHE++ is dedicated to encouraging young women to get interested in Computer Science.

  • RSVP on Facebook here

* ACM + SWE are hosting carpools to this event! Let us know if you’d need a ride or would like to drive by following this link.


Week 6 Events
11 November 2014 by Tina Wang in events

Wednesday: Nov. 12th, 2014

  • Resume Workshop from 4PM - 5PM at WCH 232! This is a good chance to prepare yourself for applying internships or full-time jobs! Make sure to bring a rough draft of how you think a resume should look like. We will be giving you tips on how to make your resume better!

Thursday: Nov. 13th, 2014

  • Hacker Monthly from 5PM - 6PM in WCH 203! Come join us in our weekly Hacker Monthly meetings to invent and build your own project! It’s never too late to get started! You can either join a project of your interest or come up with an idea of your own and request for prospective partners to join your team! This is a good chance to build your own portfolio to show professionals your work!

Friday: Nov. 14th, 2014

  • Table Top Game Night from 7PM - 10PM at WCH 226! Have you been stressing out with midterms lately? Then come relax with us and play some board games! We are selling boba drinks that night, so be sure to bring cash if you want to buy some. Boba drinks are also limited in stock!

We hope to see you around this week!

P.S: The web development workshop may be held on next Monday, Nov. 17th. These details are tentative, but most definitely a good estimate of when we will actually host this web workshop.


Week 5 Events
02 November 2014 by Tina Wang in events

Hey guys!

This week, don’t miss out on the following events!

  • Third General Meeting at WCH 205/206 from 4PM - 5PM this WEDNESDAY Nov. 5th, 2014. Hear us out on even more events that we have in store for you!

  • ACM ICPC Training sessions at WCH 133 from 5PM - 6PM on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY! Nov. 5th and 7th of 2014. Don’t forget that ACM ICPC is at Riverside Community College this SATURDAY on Nov. 8th, 2014.

  • Hacker Monthly Meeting is on THURSDAY Nov. 6th, 2014 from 5PM - 6PM. The place is to be announced

  • HackSC is this FRIDAY from 7PM to SUNDAY 3PM on Nov. 7th - Nov. 9th. For those of you taking the UCR bus - All attendees are requested to assemble in front of Amy Harrison field by 3:45pm.

For more information, you can email us at acm.at.ucr@gmail.com.


ACM vs HackerRank Codesprint 2014
02 October 2014 by Manuel Sanchez in events and programming competition

Hey everyone,

Excited to start the new school year!?!?! :D

We’ve been talking to the people at HackerRank and they’re giving us an opportunity to have our own mini-hackathon in the ACM clubroom with all of the essentials: free energy drinks, food, and swag! Also, you can get noticed and get job/internship offers from great companies like Google and Facebook!

All you have to do is signup for the HackerRank Back2School CodeSprint and choose to represent University of California, Riverside.

CodeSprint is a 24 hour event where each person takes on 7 programming challenges. These challenges rank from easy to expert in difficulty, but they are very fun to try taking a crack at! You can choose what programming language to use as well!

Bring your laptop and blanket if you plan on staying overnight! Register now! so we get enough food/swag for everyone!


Time: 7pm - 7pm

Time: 6pm - 6pm

Place: WCH 232

Days: Friday October 3 - Saturday October 4

Signup now!!


Hackathon Fall 2013 Results
25 November 2013 by Samuel Hong in events


Hey guys!
Congratulations to the winners of ACM's Fall 2013 Hackathon!
Winning team: get_stuff_done

Team get_stuff_done from left to right: Manny Sanchez, Tina Wang, Benjamin Kellogg, and Matthew Underwood

The winning team made a website for collaborative whiteboarding. Very much like in concept to google docs, their website allows multiple users to draw on the same whiteboard at the same time!

I was purely amazed at the turnout for the hackathon! There were EIGHT teams that showed a final product at the end. Most teams made games while other teams made practical products. All in all, it was an impressive display of both teamwork and willingness to learn new technologies!

I know a lot of teams either did not have full functionality or were unable to show a complete product. I hope that you guys will continue onward and finish what you started.

There was a lot of Facebook swag that was distributed. 1st place winners took home: 2 Facebook bags + 1 Facebook Sweater + 1 Facebook Umbrella. 2nd Place winners got: 2 Facebook Sweaters, while 3rd place got a Facebook umbrella! Then everyone got participation prizes including Facebook stickers and Facebook "like" magnets!

As this event was such a success, we'll definitely contact ESRI to see if they'll sponsor our next Hackathon. In case you didn't attend our last general meeting, ESRI has indicated interest in sponsoring a hackathon next quarter using their SDK if the hackathon this quarter was a success.

Again, congratulations to Team get_stuff_done!


Embedded Systems Workshop
20 November 2013 by Samuel Hong in events

Hey guys, here’s some more links for our Embedded Systems Workshop!

Lab 3: Finite State MachinesLab 4: Finite State Machines with Transitions

Lab times are: Mondays 6-7 Tuesdays 5-6 Fridays 6-7

Feel free to show up to any of them even if you’re new!


ACM Hackathon Fall 2013
20 November 2013 by Samuel Hong in events

Hey ACM!

Come join us for our Hackthon this Friday at 6pm

There will be prizes provided by Facebook

Create something for any of the following technologies:
Unity
Android
iOS
Web App

Food and Drinks will be provided!!


3rd General Meeting + Unity Workshop
05 November 2013 by Samuel Hong in events

Unity

Hey ACM!

Come join us for our 3rd General Meeting which will be immediately followed by our Unity workshop on Wednesday November 6th from 4-8pm! Adam Tuliper from Microsoft will be leading the workshop! There will be Free Food and Drinks!! Remember to come with Unity pre-installed on your laptops! It's FREE!

What is Unity?

Unity is a cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE
-Wikipedia What this means is that you can learn to make both 2D and 3D games with an easy-to-use interface! Popular games made with Unity include:
Bad Piggies
Temple Run
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
and many more!

Embedded Systems Workshop
30 October 2013 by Samuel Hong in events

Hey guys, here’s the links for the Embedded Systems Workshop!

Lab 2: Logical Operations with LEDs and ButtonsLab 1: Introduction to Arduino

Web Workshop Information
17 April 2013 by Chris Manghane in events

Hey everyone,

The ACM@UCR Website development workshop, “How do I shot website,” is up and running, so I just want to share the details and appropriate links in a central location.

Currently, the workshops are being held on Wednesdays from 2-3pm and on Fridays from 6-7pm. The meeting location schedule is the following (this includes the previous meetings as well):

Meeting Time Location
4/10/13 | 2-3pm WCH 226
4/12/13 | 6-7pm WCH 135 (Moved to WCH 202)
4/17/13 | 2-3pm WCH 226
4/19/13 | 6-7pm WCH 135
4/24/13 | 2-3pm WCH 226
4/26/13 | 6-7pm WCH 205/6
5/01/13 | 2-3pm WCH 226
5/03/13 | 6-7pm WCH 205/6
5/08/13 | 2-3pm A265
5/10/13 | 6-7pm A265
5/15/13 | 2-3pm A265
5/17/13 | 6-7pm WCH 135
5/22/13 | 2-3pm WCH 226
5/24/13 | 6-7pm WCH 205/6
5/29/13 | 2-3pm A265
5/31/13 | 6-7pm A265
6/05/13 | 2-3pm A265

This schedule is tentative, but what we’ll go with for now.

Also, if you want to find the previous slides and videos, you will be able to find them (eventually) here: http://acm-ucr.github.io/. Currently, the second and third videos are being processed and will be up soon.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks, Chris


Chess Tournament 2013
02 April 2013 by Tina Wang in events

Hey everyone, we will be having to chess tournament soon, and if you are interested then please sign up here on the following sign-up sheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao87zK9x2WWQdHNDNWU0VlpNTWhIVEo4Z0hRdjg5ZlE#gid=0

Also, here are the tournament rules

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OQ4BX3-YG7NeB1ZIz5F7_TFp8ciC5jV9Lbk-5zcpLF0/edit


ACM Meeting Monday!
03 February 2013 by Christine Hawley in events

Meeting this Moday 2/4/13 at WCH 205/6 5- 6 pm!

Food will be provided! Be there!!!


Local Programming Competition, Winter 2013
01 February 2013 by Chris Manghane in events

Hey everyone, join us in the ACM Clubroom (WCH 226) for our local programming competition this winter. It will be held on Week 7 (same week as E-Week) from Noon to 5PM, tentatively.

So far, the supported languages are going to be C/C++ and Java. We will have Professors Marek Chrobak and Neal Young choosing and explaining the problem set with assistance from graduate student Li Yan. There will also be a nice set of prizes to reward those who reach the top 3-5 ranks and food provided to fuel your programming.

This event is open to everyone so if you or someone you know is interested, please email the ACM Chair at acm.at.ucr+chair@gmail.com. We are currently looking for more teams to register, so when you email us, make sure you specify the other team members you want or that you are looking for a team or that you want to be a team of one. Teams can be up to 3 people. See you there!


ACM Web Development Workshop
01 February 2013 by Chris Manghane in events

Hey everyone, join me and your favorite webslinger as we answer the age-old question:

“HOW DO I SHOT WEB(SITES)” - An End-To-End Look At Building Websites

The topics that are going to be covered in the set of workshops will be:

  1. Running websites on your local machine's localhost with LAMP/XAMPP/WAMP
  2. Purchasing a domain name, hosting, or server
  3. Front End languages: HTML/CSS/JS
  4. Templating Languages and Front-end frameworks
  5. A touch on the backend: PHP/JS/Python/Ruby
  6. Storing Data: SQL/NoSQL/Amazon AWS
  7. On the server side: HTTP servers like Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd

If you are interested or know someone who is interested in participating in this, please email acm.at.ucr+webmaster@gmail.com to show your interest. Once we have at least 20 signups, we’ll begin to discuss the best times and other extra technical details.


Forker Meeting!
17 January 2013 by Gabriel Limon in events

Forker meeting tonight

Hi everyone, Sorry for the short notice. We have a meeting TONIGHT 1/17/2013 in CHUNG 202 at 6PM. Please first look at the forker github and look over the “Before we start” section.

Best, Gabe


AI | HackerRank Back To School Hackathon
04 December 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

HackerRank Artificial Intelligence Competition

Hey everyone, I’m announcing a very awesome opportunity being offered to our club by the team at HackerRank:

HackerRank is kicking off the Spring semester with a Back to School Hackathon and the top ten will win a trip to Silicon Valley, meet VCs, tour tech companies and participate in a hackathon against the top 10 finishers. This will be an artificial intelligence challenge that will last for 12 hours.

For all you members looking for internship opportunities and a cool project to put on your resume, this is a great chance to get some interesting experience regardless of class level. HackerRank is a social site for hackers that has relationships with Facebook, Quora, Amazon, Pocket Gems, Evernote, Palintir and many other high-visibility companies. Doing well in this competition would definitely be a great foot in the door for future jobs.

If that’s not enough motivation to participate in this, let’s take a look at the prizes. As mentioned above, the top ten will win a trip to Silicon Valley and meet with popular Venture Capital companies as well as tour software engineering companies. But that’s not all. First place wins $2000 and gets to meet with partners of the popular starter backer, YCombinator. Second place wins $1000, third place wins $500, fourth wins $250, and fifth wins $125.

I’d really love to see some ACM participation in this event. You’ll be competing with many colleges around the world and there will be some major bragging rights for the winner. Also, you’ll get to test the extent of your knowledge and learn a lot. If you are interested in participating in this, please register for the competition here. Other than that, good luck everyone. I’m sure you can rank high!


Review Sessions for lower division CS
04 December 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

Important information about ACM@UCR Review Sessions for CS 10/12/14/61/100

Hey everyone, just an official reminder that ACM’s review sessions are going to start tomorrow and go on until the end of the week (one exception). We’ve finally collected enough time preferences from both volunteers and participants as well as material from professors. This is what the schedule is going to look like, tentatively:

CS 10: Miller/Linard
Time: Thursday, 12/6/12 @ 6:30 - 8:30
Location: WCH 103, 205/6 (Tentatively)
Details: Meet in WCH 226 and be split up into groups to go to different rooms since there are a large amount of students attending

CS 12: Miller
Time: Wednesday, 12/5/12 @ 6:30 - 8:30
Location: The ACM Clubroom, WCH 226

CS 14: Payne
Details: There will be no official review sessions for CS14 since we haven't gotten the go-ahead from the faculty. However, feel free to stop by in ACM this week and next week to ask any questions you have about class material.

CS 61: Linard
Time: Friday, 12/7/12 @ 6 - 8
Location: WCH 205/6 (across the patio from 226)

CS 100: Klefstad
Time: Wednesday, 12/5/12 @ 5 - 7
Location: WCH 202
Details: This is a NOT formal review session. It's more a of question and answer session to help you understand some of the concepts taught in the class. We're not going to talk about anything code-specific, unless it is necessary

Hopefully you can all make it and please bring any questions you have for us to try to answer. One thing to note is that we are not allowed to help you with programming assignments at this session. This will be covering topics and materials gone over in class. We can discuss previous programming assignments, but not current ones. If you have any questions or noticed something I missed, please feel free to email me @ acm.at.ucr@gmail.com.


ACM@UCR's Fall Lan Party 2012
03 December 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

First of all, I want to thank everyone who helped out with and was able to attend the ACM@UCR Fall 2012 Lan Party this previous Saturday, November 30th. In particular, I need to thank Victor Hill and Grant Brady who pulled a lot of their resources and time to help set up the machines to be able to run Steam in such a short amount of time. They’re definitely the heroes in all this. If you see them around, repeat verbatim: “Good job and get some sleep!”

At the same time, thank you to everyone who showed up and kicked off the event. All the planning in the world means nothing if no one shows up to your events, right? Although we never did get Steam keys (shaking fist at Valve), I hope everyone that attended had a lot of fun and got some stress out before the final stretch.

So good news for anyone interested, we plan to try to get one of these together every quarter! I’ll do a better job of advertising this time, I swear!

In all seriousness, my apologies to those who were unclear about the details or unaware of the existence of the event. Since the turn-out was really great and the participation was spectacular (it was still going on strong at 11pm that night), we will definitely up our efforts to make sure everyone can come and have fun.

Meanwhile, I’m driving to Gabe Newell’s house right now to beg him for Steam keys for next and/or teach him to count to 3. Good luck on your finals!


ACM@UCR's ICPC results
03 December 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

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About a month ago, on November 10th, a group of ACM members, including myself, participated in the Southern California International Collegiate Programming Competition hosted at Riverside Community College. This is a yearly algorithm competition that we try to go to every year unless there is something that prohibits us.

This year, our teams consisted of ACM members with a varying range of algorithmic knowledge including Freshman through Senior level students, some without prior programming experience. Regardless of that, our teams performed very well against what was some very intimidating competition: 70 teams including favorites from Harvey Mudd, Caltech, and USC.

Overall, our teams, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, ranked between 20th and 53rd place against the 70 other teams. We were actually ranked higher than that after the competition ended, but there was recently a re-scoring of one of the problems due to some judging error that knocked our ranks down slightly.

You can see the official competition standings here, but I’ll break it down for you all:

  • Team Raphael (Benjamin Kellogg, Chris Mueller, Gabriel Limon) stands in 20th place, solving 4 problems with 0 penalties and a time of 11:37:09.
  • Team Donatello (Armando Gonzalez, Ferris Nehme, Jordan Schuetz) stands in 22nd place, solving 3 problems with 1 penalty and a time of 4:03:19.
  • Team Leonardo (Hua Hsin, Miguel Martinez, Rudresh Amin) stands in 41st place, solving 2 problems with 0 penalties and a time of 3:29:15.
  • Team Michelangelo (Randy Truong, Manuel Sanchez) stands in 53rd place, solving 2 problems with 2 penalties and a time of 6:21:46.

I’m really proud of the performance of this group, especially the non-seniors. They have some real potential to score very well if they choose to participate in the future. So, if you see these guys around ACM, you know who is going to beat you in our local programming competitions that are coming up. Also, give them a pat on the back for their performance.

P.S. The problem set from the competition is posted here if you want to see how well you can do against these problems. I believe you can submit them to check your solution on the UVA Online Judge.


USC Graduate Program Session 11/01
23 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

University of Southern California Graduate Programs Information Session

Nov. 1st | HUB 260 | 4:00 - 5:00PM

Hey everyone,

USC is going to be here next week talk about their graduate engineering programs. This would be a great opportunity for students to find out more about engineering Master’s and Doctoral programs at USC and their 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

You can check out the flyer here:


Online | Raytheon Career Opportunities
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

Raytheon has exclusively invited ACM@UCR to participate in their online chats with recruiters!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to pass along some information about some job opportunities (fulltime and intern positions) being offered by Raytheon.

Over the next few weeks they are going to be having a series of online chats with recruiters to talk about job opportunities in the military contracting field. Qualified candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, cyber, math, physics, finance, accounting, business, supply chain, or IT.

I recommend you seriously consider this opportunity to work at a nice government job.

A little bit about Raytheon

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. We have been recognized for developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. A multitude of fulltime, co-op and intern positions exist across the U.S. for engineering, business and other related majors.

Explore our current job openings here:

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Join us for our web chats on October 24th and November 7th. Schedule and more are on: http://jobs.raytheon.com/faq/chat-schedule

Thanks guys, and stay tuned for more job opportunities for ACM members.


ACM's Second General Meeting is this Friday!
16 October 2012 by Christine Hawley in events

ACM’s Second General Meeting is this Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 - 6:30pm in CHUNG 205/6

Come by on Friday for ACM’s next meeting. Food will be provided :D

See y’all there!


ACM First General Meeting on Friday
02 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

Hey everyone, I want to make an official blog post to alert everyone that

ACM’s First General Meeting is this Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 - 6:30pm in CHUNG 205/6

If you don’t know where this room is, please feel free to stop by the ACM Club room in CHUNG 226 to ask us. Long story short, it will be in the conference rooms right across the patio.

See you then!