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 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
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 to teach Java Programming to girls ages 13 – 17 years. She also … More Spotlight on DC ACM member and Vice-Chair Shahnaz Kamberi
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?
Greetings DC ACM followers! Please read below for our list of 2014 election cycle candidates. We’ll be voting in the new board at the next meetup on June 30th at WeWork. We also have 1 vacant spot, and several uncontested spots. Do you have an interest in creating some local Comp Sci community activity by joining our board or … More Announcing Candidates for 2014
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Big Data, Cloud Computing, and virtual teams are all big trends in the field of computer science. That’s why GeoGit and MapStory are outstanding technologies worth a DC ACM tech talk. On Monday, 3/31, Dr. Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory, discussed various technologies used to help people tell stories through maps. These are no ordinary … More GeoGit and MapStory
Computer science and math are two fields of study with common roots. Students of either inevitably come across a famous mathematical combinatorial problem referred to as “the travelling salesman problem,” and its associated theoretical problem “P vs. NP.” The Travelling Salesman is also an intellectual pulse-throbbing film written and directed by Timothy Lanzone. The DC … More Travelling Salesmen: Q&A with Director Timothy Lanzone
Within the United States, many communities are rallying to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among young people. The motivation to create more future professionals in the sciences is precipitated by hundreds of organizations expressing a need for more people to fill roles that require technical knowledge and scientific aptitude. The National … More Ask Me About My STEM Career
[ The following contents were sent to the DC ACM mailing list. Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/nD9oD ] As we approach the end of the summer, the DC chapter of the ACM is embarking on a new set of initiatives for the local community. As called for by the ACM’s purpose and mission, we are enthusiastically planning … More August ’13 Newsletter