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 systems, 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).
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.
President: Matthew Page
SIGAI is a group of people interested in discussing artificial intelligence and working on projects related to machine learning.
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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
Nikolas is a senior in Computer Science from West Lafayette, IN. Nikolas has been part of ACM through SigAI since his freshman year. Previously he was SigAI's president and then Vice President of ACM. Last summer he interned at Microsoft.
Tim is a senior in Computer Science and holder of Purdue's Certificate of Entrepreneurship. Tim has been involved in ACM for the past 4 years, as a member of SigOS and SigSac. He interned at Apple last summer and NuoDB, a startup in Cambridge MA, the summer before.
Dhiman is a Sophomore in Computer Science from Vadodara, India. Previously Dhiman was the SIG Member for SigSac. Last Summer Dhiman was a Software Engineering Intern at Podium which is a CRM company in Salt Lake City, UT
Jordan is a junior in Computer Science, from Barrington, IL. Alongside ACM, Jordan is also the Computer Science Women's Network vice president, as well as president of the Purdue Music Gaming Club. Jordan has held internships at many companies, including NextGear Capital with the Indy XTern program, Interactive Intelligence in West Lafayette, and Qualcomm, Inc. In her free time, Jordan enjoys rock climbing, surfing (the internet), and sleeping.
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.
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), SIGCHI (computer-human interaction), 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.
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.
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!