ACM Last General Meeting this Monday
01 March 2013 by Chris Manghane in news

Hey everyone,

Don’t forget to come to our final general meeting for this quarter! We’ll be discussing the upcoming Lan Party (March 8th), the upcoming Chess Tournament and Website Workshop, and debriefing on the Programming Competition and E-Week.

We’ll also be talking about new officer elections. We want to do elections in either the first or second general meeting of next quarter, so if you’re interested in taking any of these positions, please start to speak up now!

And finally, don’t forget that the ACM T-Shirt designs are due this Monday. So, if you’ve been working on one and want to turn it in, please email us at acm.at.ucr@gmail.com

See you then!


Internship and College Graduate Opportunities with Intel
13 November 2012 by Justin Kahal in news

Hey Everyone,
I got an email from Intel and it seems that are looking to hire Interns and possible College Graduates for some opportunities. Go to these links if you are interested.

2012-2013 College Graduate Opportunities
2013 Internship Opportunities

Here is a description:

Exciting things are happening inside of Intel! We are working on new products and services that are going to shape the future and the way people connect with the world! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it! We are starting to post jobs for our 2013 hiring year and invite you to apply today, to be eligible for consideration.

We offer a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities in the following technical disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science

We look forward to connecting with you and matching you up to some of our exciting opportunities.

Intel Corporation US College Recruiting Organization


Slides for third general meeting
04 November 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

Hey everyone,

If you missed the third general meeting, the slides are now up here.

Remember, if you are interested in helping out with or going to our final review sessions, please email me!

Also, another big thanks to everyone who was able to help clean up the labs!


ACM Third General Meeting
31 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

ACM Third General Meeting

Nov 2 | Bourns A265 | 5:30 - 6:00

Hey everyone, our third general meeting is coming up this week followed by our lab cleanup. This week, the topics we’re going to cover are:

  • Future Guest Speakers
  • Upcoming ICPC programming competition on November 10th
  • LAN Party coming up on November 30th
  • Upcoming Final Study Sessions

There will be food provided and the meeting time is shorter this time around.

Hope to see you all there!


Microsoft Tech Talk this Tuesday 10/23 WCH 205/6
19 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

Microsoft Tech Talk on Human Computation this Tuesday 10/23 @ WCH 205/6

Hey everyone, Microsoft is going to be here on Tuesday and they’re inviting all PhD, Masters and Undergraduate students in the fields of CS, CE, EE, and ME to come and join them.

The guest speaker, Omar Alonso will speaking about Human Computation, which is more colloquially known as Crowdsourcing. You can read more about that here(warning: kind of wordy). Crowdsourcing, essentially, is the process of generating content based on the wisdom of the crowd of users. Think Wikipedia or Reddit.

Regardless, Mr. Alonso is very well-versed in this subject and has written many papers on it so I recommend you all come and enjoy the tech talk. Also, there will be free food! If you want to see the official flyer, you can view it here.

Make sure you RSVP for this event so the Microsoft Representatives know how much swag to bring. The process of RSVPing, from Jun’s email:

Please RSVP to reserve your spot. To RSVP login at http://careers.ucr.edu >select the "events" tab> select the "information sessions" tab > select the Microsoft event you'll be attending and select RSVP/Reserve.

I hope all of you guys can make it!


Programming Competition Information
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

General news about upcoming programming competitions

First of all, I’d like to talk about the ICPC programming competition sponsored by IBM that is coming up on November 10th. We don’t actually have the official teams formed yet except for speculation so if you are interested in participating, please email us at acm.at.ucr@gmail.com announcing your interest in this competition. We have a good amount of open spots, so it will be first come first serve for the most part. The deadline to sign up the official teams is this Saturday so it will be official by then.

Don’t worry if you don’t get in on the ICPC team, however, because this year we plan to have a lot more local programming competitions. We’re currently in the process of setting up training sessions and weekly problems with Professor Neal Young, who teaches algorithms, and Li Yan, a graduate student with lots of experience with programming competitions and algorithms.

Yet again, this is open for students of all skill levels. Strengthening your algorithmic approach to Computer Science problems will also help you in interviews and general programming applications. So I recommend that even if you don’t know anything about algorithms, you still try to think about the practice problems we’ll be giving on a semi-regular basis.

For the programming competitions we’ll be participating in, the allowed languages will be C, C++, and Java.


ACM@UCR Website source released!
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

I’d like to announce that the development version of the ACM@UCR website has been released. You can check it out on github.

So what does this mean for me?

Well, if you were ever interested in web development and design, we’re looking for contributors, regardless of skill level. The more interest you show, the more information we’ll post about it and the more workshops/tech talks we’ll schedule about web development. Also, we’re willing to work together with you to show the ropes of “modern” techniques used in web design and development. This also means that our club portal will improve until it has all the functionality you all need. So seriously, if you’re looking for a fun little project to gnaw your teeth on, I recommend you take a look at the code and see where you can fit in.

If you’re interested in seeing workshops and tech talks focusing on web development in the future, please email the ACM Webmaster.

Thanks, and we hope to see your contributions in the future.


Intel Virtual Event THIS WED. (Oct. 17)
16 October 2012 by Justin Kahal in news

Hey Guys! I just wanted to share something I got in my email the other day. Apparently Intel is hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair this Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns!

Although this is more for students who are either graduates or going to graduate soon I still think it’s a good idea to maybe take a look at it if you have any interest in working with Intel. Here is the email I got:

Don’t miss out: Register for Intel’s Virtual Event, this Wednesday!

We are pleased to announce that Intel Corporation will be hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair this Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns!

This will be your chance to come ask questions about careers at Intel in groups such as Intel Architecture Groups, Technology and Manufacturing Groups, Software Services Group and Corporate Services. We will have multiple business groups in attendance with various hiring needs for 2013 and beyond and you will have direct access to recruiters within each organization.

We’re looking for college graduates and students in the following technical disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Mechanical Engineering (HVAC)

  • EE’s with Instrumentation/Controls and Power experience

  • Chemical Engineering (Waste Water Treatment/Ultra Pure Water)

    Ready to shape the future through technology? You bring the brilliance. We provide the opportunities for you to shine.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the following link: http://www.aftercollege.com/t/JBMTAwNTJFRj/pMB0CvyU0wxq1XIz/

Instructions:

  1. Save the date and register for the event ASAP! (link above)
  2. Please apply to the most appropriate job opening ASAP. We’re offering this opportunity for anyone who didn’t get a chance to meet with us online or on campus. If you’ve already met with us, feel free to still apply to the opening for consideration:
    2013 Technical College Grad: http://www.aftercollege.com/op/op.asp?id=11122
    2013 Technical Intern: http://www.aftercollege.com/op/op.asp?id=11123

Note: By supplying your resume, time permitting, we will be able to access it immediately when you join the chat session. PLEASE APPLY PRIOR TO ATTENDING. If you are unable to attend the chat session during this time slot, by applying for this opening, we will be able to share your resume with our hiring teams for consideration as well.

This event is for students that are open to College Graduate or Internship opportunities in 2012 and forward, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. BS level candidates and most MS level candidates must have the permanent and unrestricted right to work in the US without sponsorship from an employer to be considered for these opportunities. MS level candidates in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science along with PhD candidates in any discipline may be considered for sponsorship.

Come ask for advice on landing your perfect ‘gig’, find out what it’s like working for Intel in the various groups and meet our recruiters!

We look forward to your participation on October 17!

Thanks, Intel’s US College Recruiting Team


Introducing the new ACM website
02 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

ACM@UCR has been upgraded!

Hello all returning and potential members, I’d like to announce the official release of the new ACM@UCR website! Hopefully, it is aesthetically pleasing and fluid to navigate while also growing in its usefulness in your CS life while at UCR.

ACM serves primarily as a well of knowledge about Computer Science and the underlying culture but until now, much of that knowledge has been tribal knowledge that varies depending on who you ask. We’d like to improve the method by which that knowledge is transferred to the next generation of students. My focus when creating this site was to make it easy for regular members to find content and for publishers and administrators to generate it. With this, we can move away from the more traditional style of waiting for the Webmaster to post information and move closer to the modern approach of crowdsourcing knowledge, whether it be lessons learned from the degree pursuit or interesting tidbits about best practices in developments.

With that being said, let me introduce you to some new site features:

Login with R’Mail

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to come up with a new password for every website I visit while I simultaneously fear that the web developers are storing my password in plain text and sending post cards of it to hackers in Alaska. Connecting should be simple and only a few button clicks away. By using the Google OAuth2.0 API, you are now able to connect to the ACM site using your R’Mail account. If you’re already signed in, it’s just one button click away. However, make sure you register to be a member with your R’Mail address before trying to take advantage of this system.

Purely on-line membership registration

Paperwork is a mess. Period. It tends to get lost, shredded, and when you need it the most, you don’t know who to go to for help or what to do. To circumvent this and make it easier on you, we implemented a purely on-line version of our old membership registration form. You can even make your membership payments electronically using WePay. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, you can still fallback to the old version, but we’d like to encourage you to try it out. But seriously, it’s pretty cool. You can generate a signature from your full name or draw one using your sketchpad. You can also customize your description with Github Flavored Markdown!

Article Database

Forgot something we mentioned? Saw something interesting in our blog posts once? It should be easy to retrieve using the article database that comes with nice filtering tools for fine-tuning your queries.

User Profile Images powered by Gravatar

Add a little more personality to your profile with your Gravatar. We use your provided email to find your Gravatar image so we know who you are. You can see mine on the top right of this post.

Article and User Administration tools

For those with publishing and administrator privileges, there are easy to use tools that will allow you to create and edit user account information and posted articles. This means that updates to the site will become more common and natural, which will lead to happy users and improved content.

And that’s about all for now. In the future, the website’s source code will be released on Github, which means all of you that absolutely hate it can contribute to its betterment in the future. Anyways, thanks for reading through the first blog post of hopefully many. Keep in touch,