Ubuntu’s 300

Our second tech talk this year was with Canonical’s own VP of Ubuntu Engineering, Rick Spencer. He discussed with us how he has helped grow Ubuntu’s 300 person remote engineering team. Brief Abstract of Rick’s talk: Expanding an engineering team in most large U.S. tech centers {New York, DC, San Francisco, Austin, Seattle} these days… More Ubuntu’s 300

And the Cyberjutsu Award goes to…

ACM Washington DC sponsored this year’s Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) Awards. These awards were created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done by women in the cyber security industry. A panel of judges selected the finalists from nominations submitted by the nominee’s peers. WSC awarded the winners during the Annual… More And the Cyberjutsu Award goes to…

Computer Science Education Week 2014

Over five days, the DC ACM and DeVry University held free workshops offering individuals the experience of computer programming. We believe broadening access to computer skills is important and are very proud of the diversity our workshops drew. Our workshops were titled “Hour of Code” events to recognize the connection our local initiative held to the… More Computer Science Education Week 2014

DC Hour Of Code Event

DC ACM and DeVry University (DC Metro) Celebrates Computer Science Education Week! In honor of code.org‘s Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, DC ACM is sponsoring DeVry University DC Metro’s Computer Science Education Week at their Arlington, Virginia campus. To celebrate, a free workshop is offered to the public each day of the… More DC Hour Of Code Event

Spotlight on DC ACM member and Vice-Chair Shahnaz Kamberi

As part of her dissertation research study, “Gam(h)er: How to Increase Girls’ Interest and Knowledge of Computer Science via a Gender Specific Educational Game with Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Game Components”, Shahnaz Kamberi developed a 2D educational game prototype called Array[7] to teach Java Programming to girls ages 13 – 17 years. She also… More Spotlight on DC ACM member and Vice-Chair Shahnaz Kamberi

What is the DC ACM?

As the DC ACM embarks on another hopeful year, we find ourselves exploring new collaborative initiatives. The DC ACM is connecting with other organizations to create professional development opportunities for ACM members in the DC metro area. One common initial question asked of me as I introduce our community is “What is the DC ACM?”… More What is the DC ACM?