The Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) serves as a focal point for information regarding the advantages of being associated with this organization of computer professionals. As in the past, the ACM will sponsor speakers from industry to talk on various computer-related topics.
Speakers from companies such as International Truck and Engine Corporation, IBM San Jose, Deere and Co., and Caterpillar, Inc. not only have described their particular "real world" of IT, but also have emphasized the importance of knowledge gained from NIU course material in their actual computer operations.
Other activities sponsored by the Student Chapter of the ACM include Homecoming receptions for Computer Science alumni, job search preparation workshops, and resume writing workshops, as well as workshops and seminars on other professional topics.
Look for the Student Chapter of the ACM's fliers posted on campus bulletin boards for announcements of activities.
Meetings: Unless otherwise indicated, meeting and refreshments are from 3:30-4:00 p.m., and the speaker program is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Meetings are held in PM 203 unless otherwise specified (not in PM 253 as in prior semesters). Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, September 11, 3:30-5pm, PM 203: Two presentations will be made by NIU students, one a graduate student and another an undergraduate. Curt Grimes manages a web development team in Residential Technology within NIU's Housing & Dining and is a second-year graduate student in Computer Science at NIU. He will speak on "Transitioning from Class into the Real World: We all know how to write code for our classes, but how will your programming workflow change when you move into the real world? This presentation explores some different situations you will encounter when writing software in a team environment and looks at traits that will set you, the developer, apart from everyone else." The second presenter is our very own ACM President, Peter Bernacki. We will also have ACM gifts to pass out.
Meetings: Unless otherwise indicated, meeting and refreshments are from 3:30-4:00 p.m., and the speaker program is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Meetings are held in PM 253 unless otherwise specified. Everyone is welcome!
Tony's Mainframe Programming Environment Simulator allows developers to compile, assemble, and test mainframe programs on their own PCs (Linux, Max OS, Windows, etc.) without worrying about an internet connection or a connection to a mainframe machine. It is also intended to reduce the teaching costs for IBM Assembler, COBOL, etc.
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