The Association for Computing Machinery - Purdue Chapter

ACM Spring Callout

  • Date : Jan. 26. 2015
  • Location : Lawson B151
  • Time : 6:30 PM
  • About Us

    Our Work

    The Association for Computing Machinery is the umbrella organization for Special Interest Groups (known as SIGs) who specialize in an area of computer science, like mobile applications, artificial intelligence, game development, high performance computing, multimedia, operating sysems, security, and more. Each year, the SIGs recruit new members as returning ones give guidance and lead team projects. They'll work on a project year-round before presenting it to our corporate partners.


    Coding isn't all we do. We host a number of different events throughout the year. To reach out to those interested in learning programming, our members have volunteered at workshops and demonstrations like the Coding Camp, a weekend-long boot camp where participants grasped the basics of a programming language and then made an application to be judged in a contest.
    CS students can also expect ACM to host a variety of corporate mixers, tech talks, and even LAN parties throughout the year (all you can eat pizza provided).

    We're Also Competitive

    SIG members have competed in hackathons here and across the country, and have even been as far as Silicon Valley for company visits. Speaking of hackathons, we're coordinating with other Purdue organizations to host BoilerMake, Purdue's first large-scale hackathon inviting over 10+ universities across the Midwest.

    The Special Interest Groups

    How do I join?

    Simple: You can either email the particular sig leader of the sig that you are interested in, or show up at the next meeting and introduce yourself!

    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    LWSN B158
    2:00 PM

    President: Matthew Page
    SIGAI is a group of people interested in discussing artificial intelligence and working on projects related to machine learning.

    Application Development (APP)

    LWSN B148
    Tues & Thurs
    7:00 PM

    President: Kyle Potts
    Centered on development for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.

    Robotics (BOTS)

    HAAS G064
    Tues, Wed, Thurs Sun
    7:00 PM 2:00 PM

    President: John Busch Jr.
    An exciting program dedicated to participating in colligate-level robotics competitions.

    Game Development (GD)

    LWSN B160
    Tues, Thurs, Sat
    6:00 PM

    President: Lee Anne Opfer
    Purdue Special Interest Group Game Development is a group of multi-disciplinary students who collaborate to create creative and interesting video games.

    Security (SAC)

    LWSN B134
    7:00 PM

    President: Matthew Gotteiner
    Rapidly growing group of individuals with an interest in computer security research and penetration techniques.


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    ACM Purdue Chapter
    305 N. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907



    Meet the Officers

    Logan Gore- President

    Logan is a senior in Computer Science from the small town of Pekin, IN. This is Logan's 4th year of being involved with ACM. Through relations made during his time in the club, Logan has been able to intern with EMC Isilon and Facebook. After graduation, Logan has accepted a full-time position with Facebook in Seattle, WA.

    Nikolas Ogg - Vice President

    Nikolas is a junior in Computer Science from West Lafayette, IN. Previously Nikolas was the SIG Leader for SigArt. He also was a TA for CS 240 in Spring 2014. For the past two years he has interned at Interactive Intelligence in Raleigh and Indy. While in Indy Nikolas was part of the Indy XTern program.

    Evan Arnold - Treasurer

    Evan is in his senior year at Purdue, double majoring in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Technology. Being from Ohio, he interned at Force Robots in Cleveland and then Google the following summer in California. This last summer was spent interning with EMC Isilon in Seattle. He is currently an RA in Hawkins Hall.

    Special Events & Calendar

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is ACM?

    ACM stands for the Association for Computing Machinery. We do cool things like host hackathons, tech talks, and serve as the parent group that organizes, manages, etc. the different SIGs in ACM.

    What is a SIG?

    SIG stands for Special Interest Group. Within ACM at Purdue, we have six SIGs: SIGAPP (mobile app development), SIGART (artificial intelligence), SIGBOTS (Robotics), SIGGD (game development), SIGOPS (operating systems), and SIGSAC (security). During the year, each SIG will meet for roughly two hours per week and work on a project. These aren't your standard class projects, though. In ACM, you'll get to work on cool things like create the official Purdue app, go to the VEX Robotics World Championships, or design a system that can reconstruct shredded documents.

    How do I join?

    ACM is free to join. You may have heard about a $19 yearly fee to join, but this only applies to the national organization. You are welcome to join the national organization (there are some cool benefits that you can look up), but to be a part of Purdue's Chapter of ACM, all you need to do is show up to a SIG's meeting. As long as you show up to meetings, you're a part of the group.

    Why should I join?

    You'll get real world experience and work on fun projects. ACM hosts tech talks, hackathons, and other fun events. Corporate sponsors love to interview ACM members. It's free!


    Logan Gore - President
    Email Logan
    Nikolas Ogg - Vice President
    Email Nikolas
    Evan Arnold - Treasurer
    Email Evan
    Stephen Hong - Web Developer
    Email Stephen
    ACM Purdue Chapter
    305 N. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907