The Spring 2010 UCLA ACM Quarterly Programming Contest is now live!
This quarter we have an interesting problem dealing with national security!
The first place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
Plus winners will now be entered into the ACM Hall of Fame!
Deadline for submissions is June 10, 2010.
We have many officer positions open for next year. So come learn more about ACM and the opportunities available for you next year! If interested please go to the form and RSVP. Thank you.
Join Tarver Games on April 7th for a presentation of their new hit game for the Iphone: Ghosts Attack! Talk to their designers and developers to learn more about creating games for the Iphone. Plus, there will be free pizza, T-shirts, and giveaways!
April 7th, Wednesday
6:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday, April 17
9:30am to 4:00pm
Google Santa Monica Office (604 Arizona Ave.)
Deadline to register: Thur, April 8
Think you got game? Compete for victory in challenges that test your creative,
mental and "athletic" mettle at the Google Games! Teams of five will go head to head in rigorous events: Geek Trivia, Lego Building, Puzzles and "Athletic" contests. Find four friends (it helps to have a CS background) and register
here. Can't find a team? Sign up as an individual and we'll put you in a team with others. In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Google will also be supplying free food to all participants and prizes to our
top competitors. Bring it on!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Thursday, April 8
Note: Due to space limitations in Santa Monica, Google Games will be limited to 10 teams.
Congratulations to UCLA Mobile Currency Reader and UCLA Caribou for taking 1st and 2nd in the finals against USC!
Also, special thanks to all the UCLA groups: AACDroid, Colorful, Scream Code, and Accessible Social Networking, for coming out and supporting UCLA!
~~~~*Pictures of the event can be found below*~~~~
|Day 1||Day 2||Finals|
Tired of working on your projects? Join ACM for two 10th week study break events this Wednesday and Thursday. Take a break from your projects to grab some food and have a little fun.
Also, come check out the Android app that won 1st in this year's SS12 finals against USC.
*These events are sponsored by Microsoft*
What: ACM Study Break Event 1
When: March 10, 2010 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Boelter 4760
What: ACM Study Break Event 2
When: March 11, 2010 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Boelter 4760
This past weekend, 36 UCLA students participated in SS12: Code for a Cause and created software to enhance the lives of disabled persons.
6 teams of UCLA students competed for prizes donated by the program’s sponsors: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Cisco, Amgen, Symmantec, Microsoft, Google, Blizzard, and Mozilla. Over the course of two days, students were able to create amazing open-source software. The winning projects included a binary input for the Gnome Caribou keyboard, a Currency Reader for Android phones, and a mobile Augmentive and Alternative Communication device. More information on the entire set of projects can be found here.
This Saturday, the top three teams from UCLA will be going head-to-head with the top three teams from USC. The final competition will take place on March 6th from 1pm~4pm in MS 5200. Come out and support your top coders from UCLA and check out the awesome projects from both schools!
We are excited to announce Google Code Jam 2010 to true die-hard coding fans. Google Code Jam, powered by Google App Engine, is Google's annual programming competition, where thousands of coders around the world attack algorithmic problems in several 2.5-hour online rounds. If you make it through the first four rounds, you'll be flown to Google's on-site finals, to be held for the first time at the Google office in Dublin! Once there, you will compete with 24 other top coders for the $5,000 first prize -- and the coveted title of Code Jam champion.
We don't want you to miss out on any of the action, so we are announcing some important dates for Google Code Jam 2010. Mark your calendars:
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 19:00 UTC | Registration Begins
Friday, May 7, 2010 | 23:00 UTC | 24-hr Qualification Round Begins
Saturday, May 8, 2010 | 23:00 UTC | Registration Deadline & 24 hr Qualification Round Ends
Friday, July 30, 2010 | Google Office - Dublin, Ireland | Onsite FINALS
Visit the Google Code Jam site and try out some of the practice problems so that you'll be ready to go once we kick off the qualification round. Hope to see you in Dublin on July 30th!
Lockheed Martin is having a Coding Challenge, this Thursday in Boelter 4760 from 6pm to 8pm. If you are interested please RSVP to Laurie Leyden (email@example.com) ASAP.
This event has awesome prices (1st prize: Flip Video Camera) and dinner will be provided!
There is limited space so please sign up immediately if you are interested!
Ever have questions about the department, but don't know who to ask? Ever want to talk about the department with other students and faculty? Well here is your chance!
The Annual ACM and UPE Computer Science Department Town Hall will be on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 4PM and will take place in BH3400. As always, free food and drinks will be provided!
We are looking to collect questions from students to be discussed at the event. Please submit any questions or suggestions you have here! This is a great opportunity to discuss your education with your peers and faculty and get to know other people in your department. This happens only one time a year, so make sure to attend!