Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 460
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115 USA
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-Noon & 1:00-4:30pm
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.
To be announced closer to Fall 2015. But in the meantime, something to start thinking about is the 2015 Mid-Central USA Regional Contest of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) that will take place probably at the University of Chicago sometime in early November 2015. Teams of three each from different universities and colleges in the region around Chicago compete to solve programming problems. If you have a group of programming friends and everyone meets the requirements of age and level of programming knowledge, you may be able to join us. More on this later!
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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