Welcome our new ACM Treasurer, Brian Kapustka!

After the ACM elections a few hours ago, the people have decided that Brian is the best fit as treasurer for the Spring 2011 term.

Thank you all that participated for taking charge when I needed a replacement, and I am highly confident in Brian as a very appropriate candidate.

Before I depart officially, I would like to thank everyone for helping me through out, since I was completely new and oblivious. I hope ACM can do well in the future.


Aisha Halim

Flourish! Open Source Conference Meeting Today!

We will be having a meeting for the Flourish Open Source Conference today, Wednesday, Dec. 1st at the Computer Science lounge (SELE 2260).

Please come and bring along any other friends that you think may be interested! Please visit our website at http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/ for some general information regarding the conference.

For directions to SELE 2260, please visit the UMPF

ACM General Meeting

Orbitz is coming in for the next general meeting, Thursday, December 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in SEO 1000. As always, food and drinks will be provided. This will be the last general meeting, so please do come.

Flourish! Open Source Conference Planning Meeting

Planning meeting for the Flourish Open Source Conference will occur
this Wednesday, Nov. 17th at the Computer Science lounge (SELE 2260).

Do get involved and help us make it something awesome or new or
anything cool (and relevant) you can come up with.
Check out the website here: http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/

For directions to SELE 2260, please visit the UIC Mega Pathfinder.

Reflections Projections Starting Today!

Today the 2010 Reflections Projections Conference will be starting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Reflections projections is a student computing conference that started 15 years ago and is held by the Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Illinois (ACM@UIUC). UIC ACM members will be departing today for that conference this afternoon as part of a trip sponsored by UIC, The College of Enginnering, and the Computer Science Department. For more information on the conference you can check out their website here. Anyone interesting in coming along for next years trip can drop by the ACM next week for more information. Finally as a notice, since most of the ACM officers will be gone as part of this trip the ACM office will most likely be closed this afternoon and will not be open again until Monday.

Google Tech Talk

What: Google Tech Talk

Date: October 12, 2010

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: Student Center East - Cardinal Room

Bonus: Food will be provided

Title: The GMail Loadbalancer

Abstract: GMail runs in various datacenters and has millions of users. GMail needs a system that makes sure no datacenter is runs too hot. Enter the GMail Loadbalancer. An infrastructure component that shuffles millions of users every day making sure, among other things, no datacenter is overfull. In this talk I shall give a brief overview of the GMail architecture. Will also discuss the loadbalancer, the history of the project and tidbits of how backend infrastructure projects at Google typically work.

SIG Build now meeting twice a week!

Due to popular request, SIG Build is adding an additional meeting time each week.SIG Build will now meet on both Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 at SEL 2264.

This change will give more project time to those who need/want it, and also give members a chance to miss one or the other day to participate in another group like SIG Web or Linux Users Group.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Robert B.

President, SIG Build

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