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2008 - 2009 Past Events:
The AUI: Interfaces for the Future (hosted by UPE)
Ever thought of playing a computer game or checking your email completely by sound? It would be perfect for those boring lectures and presentations. Join Adam Campfield and Weston Pace this week for a listen to their work on audio games and the interfaces of the future. They will discuss stereo, true 3D audio, as well as alternative means of input and output for the computer. Enjoy a fun discussion along with demonstrations from 5 to 5:30.
Last week, the ACM's "What is Computer Science" contest came to a close with some amazing results from the contestants. To honor the hard work invested by the contestants, the ACM will devote this week's meeting to presentations of the entries. Please join us and help us celebrate the achievements of our peers.
MySQL, Sun, and Open Source
What the MySQL is this anyway? An introduction to a five-letter phenomenon and why you should care.
Come and join the Sun/MySQL Community Relations Manager for North America Duleepa Wijayawardhana (Dups!) Dups will be on the CSU campus on the 9th of April from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM talking about Sun, MySQL and Open Source.
Duleepa Wijayawardhana is the Sun/MySQL Community Relations Manager for North America and is an open-source evangelist. Prior to joining the community team, he was one of MySQL Web Team's Web Developers managing and working on the popular mysql.com. Before joining MySQL, Dups worked for game developer BioWare Corp. in Edmonton, Canada (now Electronic Arts) where he helped develop the BioWare Community Site, BioWare Store, and various other game-related properties as well as being Manager for BioWare's Application Support Team. He lives in Montreal, Canada.
What is Computer Science?
Join us this week for the details of our new What Is Computer Science contest. You could win a netbook!
Introduction to Undergraduate Research and CURC
Do you ever wonder what it's like to be working on the cutting edge of technology? Every year, dozens of undergraduates from across CSU show off their latest work at the "Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity" showcase. This week, the ACM will discuss what you can do to get involved in research as an undergraduate. It doesn't matter if you're just getting started as a CS department major or getting ready to graduate. The desire for knowledge is all you need to take your first steps into an exciting new world. Join us and learn how you can get started as well as pick up some tips for success at this year's CURC.
Man has always been fascinated by codes and ciphers, by the problem of sending a secret message such that, if it is intercepted, an adversary cannot read it. For a large part of the 20th century, however, all information on modern cryptography was locked up inside the NSA; only recently have advanced cryptographical techniques entered the public domain.
Join us this week for an overview of modern cryptosystems, from one way functions to quantum cryptography, and find out what Alice, Bob, and Eve have to do with it all.
Interested in 3D modeling? Whether it's the chair in your living room or buildings on campus, the right tool can make all the difference in making your ideas come to life. This Wednesday, join the ACM for Google's presentation on SketchUp and how if can change the way you think about modeling. When combined with Google Earth, a new world of opportunities awaits!
Meet and Greet
Meet the employers away from the career fair.
Judy Brobst from the career center speaks on finding a job.
Wind down the semester with some gaming! Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Brothers Brawl, plus a few board games round out the last meeting of the semester.
The Interactive Light Display Project
The Interactive Light Display Project (ILDP) is a system that allows you to interact with a computer by casting a shadow. A user stands in front of a projector that is projecting a scene onto a wall. A camera then captures the occluded projection and the system translates the user's shadow into a form that can be fed back onto the scene where other objects can interact with it. This multidisciplinary project combines aspects of vision, graphics, and game programming.
SIGGRAPH, Graphics Hardware, Computer Art
In a crossover talk with the art department, this week we discuss computer graphics.
The final talk in our 3-week series on UNIX, this week we cover advanced shell scripting.
Basic Shell Scripting
The second talk in our 3-week series on UNIX, this week Weston introduces shell scripting. So what is this UNIX thing, anyway?
Our 3-week block starts out with this introduction to UNIX.
The annual student-faculty picnic and softball game.
Robots and the Wii
Like robots? Like the Wii? Why not put them together? Come check out a fun session on controlling robots using the Wiimote! Presented by Weston Pace.
First Meeting: What I Wish I Had Known
New to CSU? Want free pizza? Interested in the scoop on the new building that is, alas, still not open? This is where you should be! The first ACM meeting of the new school year will be "What I Wish I Had Known", assorted information to make your day to day life a bit easier.
Not an ACM member? Come anyway and find out what we're all about!
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