Past Events Every ACM event (since 2010) in chronological order.
I hope your index fingers and thumbs didn't atrophy over the Winter Break, cuz it's time for another Winter WonderLAN, brought to you by the ACM and StillaLAN.
The tour will be followed by a short talk given by Stanford alum, Chip Chapin on Google Maps. Chip will answer any questions about Maps, working at Google, their interview process (Chip is a very experienced interviewer!), and anything else you can think of.
Stanford ACM organizes a film screening of the documentary movie "Nerdcore Rising" by Negin Farsad. Flyer.
He delivers the hits, that give the kids with spectacles spectacular fits! MC Frontalot, the father of Nerdcore hip-hop, is coming to Stanford! Get away from your computer for a few hours and come see a gig to remember! Release your inner geek and enjoy an evening of supreme l33tness without leaving campus! This event is supported by the Stanford student chapters of ACM, IEEE and AES, the Graduate Student Programming Board, Stanford Hiphop Congress, and the Stanford department of Music. Flyer.
Meet and dine with CS faculty in an informal setting!
Come meet Richard Stallman. Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Dr. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates. Picture.
Behold the Stanford ACM Spring Gaming Party! That's right, hone your skills and prepare for a night of INTENSE GAMING! Beginners are welcome! Free food and caffeine! Bring your laptop and games! Are you a console gamer? We're hoping to fill Ricker with as many consoles as possible!
Come meet other Computer Science students and enjoy delicious Chipotle burritos.
Presentation on "How to Write Technical Proposals" by Mike Fabel (Computer Systems Analysis Mgr.), followed by Cyber Security Challenge. Teams or individuals are welcome. iPod Touch prizes! Chipotle burritos served.
Presented by Lockheed Martin
Google is hosting a tour on January 11th. We will depart 11AM and return around 3PM. Lunch will be provided. All students are welcome to signup for the tour, but please note space will be limited (30), chosen on a first come first serve basis.
Brought to you by ACM and Low Battery Gaming. Come enjoy Counter Strike, Starcraft, TF2, and a plethora of other games in a casual setting.
Take a break from studying with an assortment of pies and ice cream! Sponsored by ACM and IEEE.
Come to have fun, build things, learn stuff, and meet new people. Non-exclusive event intended for creative and curious people interested in technology. We’re going to hang out, hack on cool projects, and party it up.
Meet and dine with CS faculty in an informal setting!
Stanford ACM will be bringing in engineers from Mozilla, Google, Facebook, and 10gen (creators of MongoDB) to provide you with the tools to contribute back to the open-source community. Over 9 workshops, we’ll cover areas from scaling web applications to managing open source releases. See all the workshops here.
Tour of the Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale.
An ACM and Low Battery LAN Party. Featuring Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Brawl, and many others! Join us!
Focus will be on recruiting / sharing info about Color - they are also willing to do quick interviews on the spot if you are interested in an internship.
You have 12 hours to build something awesome. Work with a team of up to 3 people to build that side project you’ve always wanted to build, but keep putting off. Teams will be judged in 3 categories: Coolest project, Most technically challenging project, and Most useful project. Two teams will be crowned the winner! Every member of the winning teams receives a large prize (iPad 2 or Xbox Kinect)! RESULTS HERE.
This programming contest pits teams of three individuals working on a single computer against a host of problems (typically 8-11) that must be solved in five hours. These problems can generally be solved by careful analysis and application of algorithms taught in undergraduate computer science. Some are quite challenging. Find out more here.
Meet and dine in informal setting with CS lecturers Jerry Cain and Keith Schwarz, and CS professors Dan Boneh, Hector Garcia-Molina, and Jure Leskovec. Student registration will open soon.
Ever wondered how Dropbox managed to hack Apple's Finder.app? Come and join us in welcoming Dropbox's engineer Rian Hunter as he explains the awesome work they do.
Get ready for some finger throbbing action during the first LAN party of the quarter! That's right... thanks to Low Battery Gaming, we'll be bringing you a total of three LAN parties this quarter! Get pumped.
Wish there was a better way to meet your peers than in the 2 minutes before and after class? Looking for a project partner or homework partner? Maybe neither of those things, but you like pizza and coding? Come mingle with your peers, work together (as appropriate) on homework, and meet potential future hack buddies in the basement of Gates. Food will be served! RSVP here!
Interested in applying what you learn in class to your own projects? Sit in on a round of lightning talks and project demos, enjoy good food, and meet fellow coding enthusiasts at a mixer following the presentations.
Nevermind Mausoleum... check out a REAL Halloween party at the second LAN party of the quarter! Come for candy, games, and epicness. Come wearing your Halloween costume! Brought to you (again) by Low Battery Gaming and Stanford ACM.
Come one and come all to the Fall Hackathon hosted by the ACM in conjunction with thinkOutsi.de and the SVI Hackspace. Taking place at the SVI Hackspace in the basement of Huang, concoct the next piece of awesome hackery that can win you amazing prizes. To register send an email to acm-officers[the-at-symbol]lists.stanford.edu with a team of four or less. Did we mention there are awesome prizes? Oh yea, we did. RESULTS HERE.
Compete in the first Windward programming "code war" - a contest where each team (2-5 members each) races to solve the same problem (in this case, an AI-based challenge). Schools represented include MIT, CMU and Harvey Mudd. Put your programming talents to the test, engineer brilliant solutions, and represent your Cardinal swag with the chance to bring home some hardware. Learn more here and register your team here.
This will be the first of three LAN parties we're hosting with Low Battery this quarter. Come for Mario Kart, Brawl, Starcraft 2, TF2, Kirby, and many other awesome games! Bring your laptop and/or desktop. Got a console and projector? Bring that too. See you there!
The first hack hour of 2012. Co-sponsored by Stanford ACM and BASES at the SVI Hackspace. Come chill, code, and hack on projects and homework with an intrepid group of engineers from BloomReach led by the hackspace's Stormy Shippy who will be sponsoring free Ikes for those who RSVP!
Second of three LAN parties we're hosting with Low Battery this quarter. There will be DotA and Brawl tournaments starting at 10pm. There will be a Diablo 2 hardcore speed run starting at midnight. There will be competitive Minecraft. And of course... there will be epicness.
Interested in Windows Phone Development? Check out this awesome workshop where Microsoft engineers will show you how easy it is to create engaging Windows Phone apps. There will be free Windows CDs for those with Macs. Five lucky attendees will walk away with FREE Windows Phones! Use your new skills the following Saturday, in a hack competition to make the hottest Windows Phone app.
Now that you're pumped and ready to make Windows Phone apps (courtesy of last Saturday's workshop), it's time to put your skills to the test. Form a team and compete from noon to midnight to make the best Windows Phone app. Each winner will receive a free phone and possibly some other goodies. Microsoft engineers will be there to answer your budding API and technology questions. There will be free Windows CDs for Mac users, and we will help you get setup to dual boot.
Compete at Stanford ACM's Winter Hackathon. Sign up here with teams of four or less. Come chill, hack, and make cool stuff...and win iPads or Xboxes.
Last LAN party of the quarter, this time with an FPS theme. There will be Counter Strike: Source tournaments, with swag from Valve as prizes. Brought to you by Low Battery Gaming and Stanford ACM.
First LAN party of the quarter, featuring the usual games (LoL, SC2, TF2, Brawl) and online pokemon battles. Bring yourself and your laptop/desktop to Arrillaga Dining for some epicness. Brought to you by Low Battery Gaming and Stanford ACM.
After coming to Stanford, Cal has invited you to join them in a follow-up hackathon at Berkely. Transportation is provided. Join Cal in great food, coding, and prizes (over $3000 worth!) and beat their teams! To sign up visit the Eventbrite Page.
Past Tech Talks Every ACM tech talk in chronological order.
A Web-based Kernel Function for Measuring the Similarity of Short Text Snippets
Design as Enlightened Trial & Error
Life Experiences as a Researcher in CS
Tech and Opportunities at Zynga
Utilizing Technology for Social Good
Extending C++: The CS106 foreach Macro
A Free Digital Society
Clojure and Higher-Order Perl
Emacs, Org-mode, and Lifestyle Automation/Delegation
On winning Juicy Ideas
Going Viral on the Web
Mad Photoshop skillz
DNA Transcription Factor Alignment
Micropayments and PayPal Adapative API
Online Computer Science Education
Accessibile Technology for Everyone
Uses of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha
How To Fail At Design
The History of Computer Science at Stanford
Using AI to Find Free Food Events
Scaling High Performance Distributed Systems
You know what’s cooler than a million nodes? A billion nodes. (How we won the CS161 algorithms contest)
Get a GLMPS (of how we cracked the video code)
A demonstration of the use and capabilities of Nmap, a free tool for network security scanning. An overview for beginners and current research about adapting Nmap to modern networks.
Power of Proximity
Quadrotor Hack: A Kinect Altitude and Obstacle Sensor
Hacking the World with ROS (Robot Operating System)
Design considerations for Evernote’s public service API
Technical successes and failures from a start-up’s early stages
TLS-SRP: It’s like SSL, but without the certificate oligopoly
How Airbnb Is Putting Trust Back Into Travel // Airbnb is a community marketplace that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. We’ll present the ways that Airbnb builds trust between both sides of the marketplace and how we are leveraging past connections and experiences to create new ones.
The Future of Human Spaceflight
Quora has the coolest web stack ever. If you’ve used Quora, you know that everything updates in real-time. You get immediate notifications about anything that happens on topics or questions you’re following. Come hear from Quora engineers Tracy Chou and Shreyes Seshasai how it all works. Slides here.
The Future of Mobile Technology (Photo)
I Know What You Watched Last Summer: An overview of hadoop, big data, and metrics at Hulu
Computers, Exploitation, and Empowerment
Software Defined Networking (Photo)
The Tree* of Knowledge (or why CS will revolutionize worldwide education) (Photo) *Really a DAG, but that is less evocative
Reimagining Windows: Low-level changes in Windows 8
Abstract: The Windows development team set out to “reimagine” the OS for Windows 8. Much of the recent press has focused on the most visible result of this process – a new touch-friendly user interface. Eric’s talk will focus on some of the less-visible but equally important innovations that have been made at the lower levels of the OS. Eric Traut (’93 BS CSE) oversees the development of the core components in the Windows operating system including the kernel, virtualization, storage and security.
What's New and Different about Web-Scale Multimedia Processing?
Abstract: It's a cliche to say that the Internet has changed our world. But the proliferation of inexpensive and ubiquitous multimedia devices is changing our world even more. The last time I checked Flickr has hundreds of thousands of pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge --- That's more than one a foot. I'd like to address the three questions and opportunities presented by multimedia: Does content matter? Is it information or entertainment? And just what is a tag? I'll talk about the issue, the opportunity and some of the algorithic solutions that are possible. But there is much work to be done.
Applications of Dimensional Analysis in Programming Languages
A Machine Readable Web
The Coolness of Haskell
The Box APIs: Architecture and Applications
Scala vs. Python for Startups
Ness: How to Make Search Personal
As simple as possible, but not simpler: Principles of software engineering for startups
Contact the ACM officers if you would like to give a 2-5 minute lightning tech talk.
Next-generation Web Technologies: HTML5 and Beyond
Building fast & scalable eventual-consistency databases
Darts, Dice, and Coins
Social Search vs. Web Search: Key Insights
Routing through the browser to defeat network censorship
3D display with depth of field
Building a real-time educational game with node.js
Engineering Facebook Events
Meraki: From Research to Real World
Hacking on Big Data... in Clojure
Finding God's Number
Changing Business with IT Innovations: Apache Solr – Search Like the Big Dogs
Using Web Standards to create Data Visualizations
Achilles Heel in Machine Vision - Finding Objects in Images
Social Coding 4 Good: Drupal from Issue Trackers to Email
From Zero to a Million: The Math of Viral Growth
Writing Scalable Realtime Web Services
The Future of Content: Apps, Social Networks, Ebooks?
Building Across Platform Mobile Engines
Real World HBase + Scala + Hadoop + AWS
Light field displays