Welcome Back Fall 2012 Students

The UIC chapter of the ACM would like to welcome new and returning students to the Fall 2012 semester! A lot has changed around the ACM, you may notice some changes to our office policies and the new Committee section of the website, and we hope it pushes the ACM into a newer brighter future.

Our first meeting is this week Thursday in SEO 1000 at 5:30PM, where we will be discussing these changes, our plans, and how to get involed with the ACM.


And last, but not least, good luck with classes!


Walter Dworak

UIC ACM Chairman

ACM Movie Night 4-13-12

I will be running movie night tomorrow since Tom will be unable to. and the movie for this week will be The Shadow

The movie will start at 5:15pm in the CS lounge/tunnel area following a quick and overdue cleanup of the ACM office. Cleanup participation is mandatory for usage of the  office and attendance for movie night.

Walter Dworak
ACM Chairman

ACM Officer Elections

Hello Everyone,

As you might already know, this Thursday 4/12/2012, ACM will be holding its elections for the 2012-2013 year! The elections will be held in SEO 1000 at 5:30p.m. and should last for about 30-45 minutes.
Everyone can attend and give input, but only current ACM members will have the option of voting for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Good Luck to all of the candidates and see you all on Thursday!

ACM Secretary

Network Changes

Due to some network changes, the MAC address whitelist has been cleared out. This means that some people that had access to the ACM network no longer do. We are working on getting valid entries re-added to the new whitelist, but it is possible your machines entry will be missed or not added due to the reason listed below. 

As part of a new policy only ACM members will get access to the ACM network, as machine registration is now directly linked to your ACM account. Guests will retain the ability to gain access temporarily for events or other special purposes. Registration is done in person at the ACM office.

For some good news, the ACM now has a wireless network for members use. Members with registered devices will be able to access the network using their ACM account name and password. Platform specific instructions are located at acm.cs.uic.edu/wireless.

Walter Dworak

Flourish! 2012: Register now for Chicago's 6th annual Open Source conference


*From March 30th-31st, Free Technology Conference Brings Sixth Year of
Insightful Talks and Hands-on Workshops about Open-source Software,
Technology, and Culture*


An annual gathering of, for, and by enthusiasts of open-source software,
technology, and culture, taking place at the University of Illinois at


Flourish! 2012 Speakers include:
- Brian Fitzpatrick, Engineering Manager at Google, on Data Liberation
- Bryen M. Yunashko, a prominent voice of accessibility, on the
openSUSE project
- Chris McAvoy, Product Lead at Mozilla's Open Badges project
- Meg Ford, member of the GNOME foundation, on GNOME outreach efforts
and opportunities to contribute to the project
- Jason Huggins, co-founder of SauceLabs, on extreme mobile
testing...with robots!
- Phil Gomes, Senior VP at Edelman, addressing the outcome of
corporate involvement in engaging Wikipedia
- Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney at EFF
...and more on our speakers page: http://bit.ly/zej1bo

(Click through for more of the announcement, after the jump)


Get some hands-on experience with soldering and electronics at our
Beginner's Arduino Workshop. For the first time, Flourish! Conference
has partnered with Pumping Station: One(http://pumpingstationone.org/
to provide a workshop to learn how to program Arduino chips. Arduino
has been used to create some cool projects ranging from a miniature
pocket piano to an RGB combination door lock!


March 30th - 31st, 2012
March 30th, Afternoon Program
Reception 12:30pm-1:00pm
Keynotes start 1:00 pm

March 31st, Day-Long Program
Morning Reception 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Conference starts 10:00 am
Android Workshop starts 1:00 pm

Tentative schedule posted here: http://bit.ly/zubbY8


UIC Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL


Flourish! is organized by the Computer Science department of the University
of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC's) College of Engineering, as well as the
University's Linux user group and chapter of the Association of Computing
Machinery (ACM). The conference is sponsored in part by fused.com, Google, Linux
Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, Spantree Technology Group, Orbitz, and Dotomi.


Registration is free at http://bit.ly/AAQdg7


If you would like to become a part of us financially, we would be
delighted. Sponsorship has helped us quite a bit in the past with
providing attendees more interactive pieces to the conference, like
social networking events, workshops, and other mini-events.

Do check out the sponsorship page here for more about what could be
possible with any help in this vein:


Join us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/flourishconf/

as well as Google Plus: http://gplus.to/flourishconf

Conference updates and conversation-starters on Twitter at

Spring Break LAN Party && ++LAN % 4.0 Announcements

The next two LAN Parties we are having are 3/16 after movie night and the sponsored LAN party will be the Friday of Finals week (5/4).

If you aren't registered, please do! Seating will not matter for the Spring Break LAN party but WILL be enforced for the ++LAN.

ALSO -- Collin will be handling Movie Night this Friday the 9th, the movie will be Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

SSL Certificate Change

The SSL certificate for acm.cs.uic.edu has changed from a self signed cert to one issued by a CA created for the ACM. You will receive a warning about an unknown CA if you try to access secure site content, this is  normal and it is safe to allow the exception in you web browser.

ACM General Meeting - 03/01/2012

Roundarch – Behind the scenes with Dave Meeker

Come enjoy a stimulating discussion with industry visionary Dave Meeker as he shares insights into a typical day at Roundarch.

Find out about the challenges our clients depend on us to resolve -- everything from creating multi-channel experiences for the world’s largest organizations to selecting leading edge technologies and methodologies to ensure our projects succeed.

Discover how a rapidly rising digital agency like Roundarch manages growth and expansion plans. And for some real excitement, get a peek at our ground breaking Roundarch Labs work.

Dave will leave plenty of time for Q&A so make sure you’re there to partake in some thought-provoking dialogue with this cutting edge leader in the digital space.

SEO 1000
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free food and drink!

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