Association for Computing Machinery - California State University Northridge

Upcoming Events

Software Development for iPhone and iPod Touch

Presented by Steve Hayman, Apple National Consulting Engineer

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 9am in JD4440

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  • Demonstrate Apple's software development tools for the iPhone and iPod Touch, including Xcode and Interface Builder.
  • Explore web development with Dashcode.
  • Discuss how individuals and institutions are building innovative mobile applications for their organizations and App Store distribution.
  • Deconstruct some popular applications, both web-based and native.
  • Review the integration and deployment options available through Apple's iPhone Developer programs.
  • And... if the presenter messes up, we may accidentally wind up demonstrating the debugger as well!

Please RSVP through the website: http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2355

Previous Events

Real World Software Development

Friday, November 13, 2009, 12pm in JD2215

Phillip Givens from Advanced Bioncics will be presenting on a wide variety of topics software development, specifically application architecture. Threads, layers, exception handling/marshalling are a few. These are things that we all should be aware of, but typically do not get exposed to in the classroom setting. All class levels are encouraged to attend.

Amgen Info Session

Friday, October 16, 2009, 1pm in JD4440

Vadim Parizher from Amgen Inc will be facilitating an information session for students interested in working at Amgen. Amgen is looking to fill positions for Engineering and Computer Science majors. You may want to bring your resume and dress appropriately.

View Facts about Amgen here.

View some of the positions Amgen is recruiting for here.

Linux Day

Friday, October 2, 2009, 12pm in JD2215

Join us to see some of the (many) ways that Linux can make your life easier as a CS major. Bring your laptop. You can try it by without altering your computer. Just run it from one of a LiveCD. We'll have a few different distributions to choose from. Dual-boot or Virtualize - it's up to you. We'll also be talking about upcoming events for the semester. We are always open to suggestions.

Advanced Discussion on Software Engineering hosted by Advanced Bionics, LLC

Friday, May 1, 2009, 1pm-4pm in Encino

Phillip Givens, Principle Software Engineer at Advanced Bionics, LLC, is offering members of CSUN ACM and upper division Computer Science students the chance to get an in-depth look at the architecture and infrastructure of their software. If you are looking for an internship or full time position, he encourages you to bring your resume and be prepared to talk about projects that you are proud of. View the flyer for more details.

International Collegiate Programming Contest Preparation

Thursday, April 16, 7pm-8pm in JD4440

Join CSUN ACM and our special guest from the Aerospace Corporation to get ready for ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest. Anthony K. Choi will be sharing techniques that will increase our success in the annual competition. For those that are interested in computer security, we will also be discussing the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The Aerospace Corporation has been one of the sponsors of the regional hacking competition, and Anthony is looking for some bright students to join the team.

ACM Kickoff Event

Wednesday, February 4, 12:30pm–1:30pm in JD4440

Start off the semester with ACM! Meet other ACM members, socialize, network, and help plan future events.

Annual ACM Regional Programming Contest

Saturday, November 15 at Riverside Community College

Every year we send a team or teams of three members to the regional programming competition in Riverside. This is a great opportunity for learning how to find programming solutions on a time limit, while representing CSUN at a contest with participants from many colleges. In addition, if you participate you are eligible for a year of free national ACM membership. Two years ago participants carpooled and stayed in a hotel room provided by CSUN ACM on Friday night, so something similar might be able to be arranged this year if desired. More information about the contest, including sample problems, can be found at the contest website. If interested, please check the eligibility diagram to see if you are eligible to participate.

Vadim Parizher on “Developing a Career in Information Services for Computer Science or Engineering Majors”

Tuesday, April 15, 5pm in JD4440

CSUN alumnus Vadim Parizher gave a presentation as part of the Professor for a Day Series, sponsored by CSUN ACM and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Refreshments were served.

Vadim Parizher graduated from CSUN with BS (‘95) and MS (‘97) in Computer Science and received MBA from Pepperdine in 2006. He started a professional career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena first as an Honor’s Co-Op intern, later as a Software Engineer. Since then, he moved into Information Systems related jobs and has worked as a Systems Analyst, Technical Lead, Project Manager, Software Architect, and Manager. His industry experience spans Airspace, Retail, Delivery, Finance, Pharmaceutical. Vadim’s present role is Director of Solutions Development at Amgen, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies, where he oversees enterprise software development and integration efforts.

Annual ACM Regional Programming Contest

Saturday, November 10 at Riverside Community College

We sent a team of three members to the regional programming competition in Riverside. This is a great opportunity for learning how to find programming solutions on a time limit, while representing CSUN at a contest with participants from many colleges. In addition, if you participate you are eligible for a year of free national ACM membership. Last year participants carpooled and stayed in a hotel room provided by CSUN ACM on Friday night, so something similar might be able to be arranged this year if desired. More information about the contest, including sample problems, can be found at the contest website. If interested, please check the eligibility diagram to see if you are eligible to participate. Update: The results are in: CSUN placed 11th out of 63, beating out teams from UCLA and many other colleges.

Professor Barnes on Games && Computer Science @ CSUN

Tuesday, November 6, 5pm in JD4440

Overview of courses in the Computer Science major related to game design and implementation

Description and demonstrations of game development environments taught / used in CS @ CSUN:

  • Comp 465: OpenGL using C++, JOGL (Java bindings), SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer)
  • Comp 565: Managed DirectX 9 using C# with the Microsoft .NET 2005 Framework
  • Comp 565: Game Creator Studio (“XNA”) development for Windows & Xbox 360 using freely available Visual C# Express and Game Creator Studio

CSUN ACM Kick-Off Event

Tuesday, September 4, 5pm in JD4440

  • Meet the Computer Science faculty, the ACM officers and other ACM members
  • Learn what ACM is all about
  • See what ACM is planning this semester
  • Eat free pizza & drinks

Weekly Programming Contests

We were hosting weekly programming contests, on Tuesdays at 5pm in JD1602. Open to all students! These contests will resume sometime during the year, so check back later if interested.

Professor Gabrovsky on AI at CSUN

Thursday, December 7, 5pm in JD4440

This Thursday, Professor Gabrovsky will be giving a presentation on AI at CSUN. He will discuss the history, state of the art, and future directions of Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Logic Programming. If you are interested in learning about any of these topics, this is the event to come to. Food and drinks are okay.

Tour of CECS Server Room & the NSP Lab: “Come see a million-dollar supercomputer!”

Thursday, November 30, 5–6pm in JD2217 and JD1602.

Tour of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Server Room. See the servers hosting the Z: drives, k200 server, and other computers serving infrastructure services that are the backbone of the CECS. Also, see the supercomputer-class machines (HP with 24-CPU's and a SUN with 12 CPU's) that are available for student use.

After the computer facility tour, Professor Wiegley will give a tour of the NSP lab, which is used for the Advanced Network Security Projects class. He will discuss:

  1. Research capabilities of such a lab.
  2. Course Curriculum possible in such a lab.
  3. On-going research efforts for investigating and demonstrating scalable e-mail handling capabilities for large corporations.
  4. Answer any questions students may have about such a lab, related corporate environments or Computer Science in general.

Perry Kass on “Computer Science in the Visual Effects Industry”

Thursday, November 16, 3:30–5pm in JD1618

Guest speaker from Rhythm and Hues, makers of the movie Babe. Learn and ask questions about how CS is used in the visual effects industry.

Programming Contest Practice

Some Saturdays, 11am in JD2214

Practice for the ACM regional programming contest, which was held on November 11 at Riverside Community College. Practices may resume later this year in preparation for next year's contest, so contact us if you're interested.

Professor Barnes on Graphics, Games, and VR in CS @ CSUN

Thursday, September 28, 4:50pm in JD4440

  • Demonstrations of VR goggles & gloves
  • About the graphics program at CSUN

CSUN ACM Kick-Off Event

Thursday, September 14, 5pm in JD4440

  • Meet the Computer Science faculty
  • See what ACM is planning this semester
  • Eat free pizza & drinks

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