The new board members of ACM Washington DC started their service on July 1st, 2015 and will continue until June 2016. As part of their very first meeting as a group (held July 16th), the board members have decided to put their effort into these three categories: Organizing Events, Performing Outreach, and Sponsorship.
The DC ACM chapter plans to offer a mix of traditional tech talks and non-traditional talks on issues at the forefront of practitioners in software, technology, and related fields. Some of the topics we examine: women in technology, educating the next generation of programmers, cyber-security and current themes in technology policy.
Preliminary Schedule of Events for 2015-16:*
October – Brian Junker / Carnegie Mellon University
November – What’s in a Coding ’Boot Camp’?
December – Scaling a National Online Assessment
January – Tech. Policy Event
February – Web Framework Face-off
*check back link for details….
December – Due to the well-received Hour-of-Code event last year (read about last year’s event here), DC ACM will hold Computer Science Education Week at DeVry University in Arlington, VA from December 7th – 13th, 2015. So please look out for that! Announcements will be coming soon. ACM volunteers welcome!
Of course DC ACM urges all ACM members and non-members to volunteer their time to spread the knowledge of code to everyone!
DC ACM will help sponsor fundraising events to support women and minorities in computing.
September 25th – DC ACM is cross-promoting the “Empower through Education” fundraiser for promoting women in technology. Hosted by the University of Virginia – the event consists of a networking reception and a private screening of the renowned documentary CODE Debugging the Gender Gap. 100% of the proceeds will fund a scholarship for a deserving and promising woman to attend UVA’s MSMIT program. This event will take place on September 25th, 2015 at the IMF/World Bank in Washington DC. Please look out for further announcements regarding this event, if you will like to attend.