Lowell Makes is a new facility in Lowell that provides member access to tools, space, machinery and other resources in order to create and invent. As part of their grand opening, they are holding a 24-hr hackathon. In the 24 hour time period you need to make something - anything - that does something. That's right - creative freedom. It can be hardware, software, whatever.
Mike Begonis, our current ACM Treasurer, will direct a tutorial on how to use the Visual Studio IDE in order to write C++ code. Mike is an undergraduate Computer Science student, who also Co-ops at Tel Nexx Systems in Billerica, MA. He has a lot of experience in object oriented programming and IDE use.
We only had two people sign up for Tonight's Nintendo Tournament. But, instead of cancelling, we've decide to change things a bit. Stop by the ACM Office (Olsen 225) for nintendo, pizza, and to help with the family day display.
We'll start at 4pm and keep going until folks want to go home.
FREE event... though your help on the display would be much appreciated.
Our first club meeting of the Fall '13 semester. Stop by to discuss upcoming events, and give your say on what you'd like out of club membership. The meeting is open to all - members, non-members, faculty, all majors.
On Thursday, April 11, Rich Miner, co-founder of Android and Wildfire and partner at Google Ventures, came to speak at UMass Lowell, presented by UMass Lowell ACM as part of their speaker series and the Office of Alumni Relations as part of their alumni showcase.
Ever wondered what’s involved in building your own company? Or maybe you’ve got an idea for an amazing new product and want to know what to do about it? Join us on April 29th as Abby Fichtner (@HackerChick) presents: So You Want To Do a Startup?
Gary S. Miliefsky is a regular contributor and cover story author to Hakin9 Magazine. He is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of NetClarity, Inc, where he can be found at http://www.netclarity.net. Miliefsky is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the network security revolution.
Brendan Desilets will be presenting an interactive reading of Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home by Andrew Plotkin. Interactive fiction is a form of literature in which the reader plays the part of a character. With the mediation of a computer program, the reader decides, within limits, what a character will do, say, and even think.
We've got a few club updates for you after the board meeting today. We're working hard to build this club to make it top-notch. We've got a 'beta' tag on it for this semester while we work out the details, but that doesn't mean we can't provide some really cool events. Here's the news:
On February 13, Michael McGinty and the UML Cybersecurity Club will give an interactive introduction to the field of cybersecurity. The UMass Lowell ACM general meeting will start at 5:00, followed by the cybersecurity session at 5:20.