wvUcode


The second wvUcode will be this Friday Nov 11, 2011 at Woodburn Hall room 101.

Here are links to the problems we will try to solve:

http://code.google.com/codejam/contest/dashboard?c=351101#s=p0

http://code.google.com/codejam/contest/dashboard?c=90101#s=p0

U suck at coding – come and learn.
U are so-so in coding – come and improve your skills.
U are good at coding – get ready for competing.

Solving problems from programming competitions helps you improve you
problem solving skills and your programming skills. Also, a lot of
good companies at the job interview ask you to solve problems similar
to the one we will be solving. In addition, if you compete in
competitions and win, it’s something to put on your CV and plus earn a
reward (Ex. $10.000 for Google Code Jam).

BTW, the event ends up at 10:00 pm so you can go and enjoy the
delicious free food and movies at UpAllNight at the Lair or you can
just go out with your friends and have fun.

Location: Woodburn Hall (Downtown right across the Mountain Lair) Room: 101
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011

Install Fest


The WVU Chapter of ACM & Free Software Group

Host:

Install Fest

Date: Thursday 10/6/11
Time: 5PM – 6:30PM
Place: 211 ESB

Come get FREE software and pizza!
Goal: Raise Awareness, distribute, and encourage the adoption and installation of free software to the Student Body, Morgantown Community, and in Campus Computing Facilities.

WVU Chapter of ACM meeting


Meeting Date: Thursday 10/20/11
Time: 5PM – 6PM
Place: 211 ESB

Pizza will be served!
Always welcoming new members! Membership is FREE!

This year we are introducing:

wvUcode – learn to code by solving challenging problems and (if you want to) compete in contests such as ACM-ICPC, Google Code Jam, TopCoder.
Game design workshops – implement real games through these hands on workshops including game graphics, sound, and artificial intelligence.
More things on the way!!!

New officers

New officers

President: Joseph Yaworski

Vice President: Nikola Janevski

Treasurer: Elliot Iannello

Secretary: John Lucas

Webmaster: Goce Anastasovski

Oracle Academy Lecture

Since LCSEE is part of the Oracle Academy, Oracle is sending us a lecturer this coming Thursday (March 3) to give us information about the job market and what big companies like Oracle look for when hiring.

When: Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: G84 Engineering Sciences Building

Lecture Description:

Job competition in this era is fierce, and it can be especially  difficult for young people with little work experience to compete successfully in the current job market.  Designed explicitly for computer science/engineering, management information systems, and information technology majors, this lecture will teach you how to prepare yourself for eventual employment.  At the end of this session, you will understand:

How to transform some of your existing assignments into a technology portfolio that impresses.  This course is not just for seniors and juniors, in fact, first and second-year students who learn how to do this early will have a more extensive portfolio when they graduate.

The general skills that technology leaders like Oracle tend to look for when hiring entry-level staff to develop, implement, and support their products. (Oracle is the #1 business software company in the
world.)

How the ThinkQuest Application Development Competition enables you to hone these exact skills and further, tests your abilities vs. your peers’ globally.

How to develop an attention-grabbing resume/cover letter that should serve you well as you compete for technology jobs.

GNOME 3.0 Release Party

When: Thursday, April 7th 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: 801 Engineering Sciences Building

GNOME is a useful desktop environment used in some distributions of the GNU/Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, GNewSense, and Trisquel. It follows the ideals of Free Software, and is used by millions for their everyday computing needs.

At the party, we’ll get some people to talk about GNOME features, and compare GNOME to KDE, XFCE, et al.

Software Journeyman Corey Haines Discussion

Code Retreat w/ Software Journeyman Corey Haines

When: Saturday February 19th, 8am – 5pm.

Where: NRCCE Conference Center (Evansdale Campus)

NRCCE Website: http://www.nrcce.wvu.edu/

WVU ACM/FSG will be hosting Corey Haines in February of this year for a code retreat.  If you don’t know what a code retreat is, please see http://www.coderetreat.com/how-it-works.html.

PLEASE RSVP IF YOU’RE ATTENDING: http://coderetreat.ning.com/events/wvu-acm-fsg-code-retreat

Code Retreat Specifics:

Any questions can be sent to Andrew Butcher, (andrew dot butcher at mail dot wvu dot edu).

John Perry Barlow Discussion

Inside LCSEE Systems by @tbielawa

Slides from Tim’s talk can be found here:

Inside LCSEE Systems PDF

Date: 11/4 ; Time: 5:30pm ; Room: G84 Engineering Sciences Building

For the next meeting ™, Tim Bielawa has agreed to lead us on a magical journey / behind the scenes walk through the entirety of LCSEE Systems.

There are few who fully realize the enormity of what goes on upstairs in 701.  Our department manages 21 steel & silicon servers, housing 36 virtual servers.  There are roughly 166 hand rolled Debian software packages in their repository and approximately 2700 users in their ldap database.  900 gigabytes of data are backed up -every night- from those users.

At this meeting, you’ll learn how a Linux infrastructure works from top to bottom.

Topics include but are not limited to:
System Provisioning
Bookkeeping
Backups
Monitoring
Account Management
Custom Package Overview