#ifndef ACM@USC
#define ACM@USC "Association for Computing Machinery at the University of South Carolina"

Recent Postings and Updates

Elections and MINIX Mini-talk

2019-04-24 | Charles Daniels | Tanenbaum Last Meeting #WeHaveCake! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

This Wednesday, we will be having our last meeting, where Charles Daniels will be giving a small talk on MINIX. We will also have elections, and some cake!

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Music in Computing

2019-04-17 | Brady O'Leary | #ComputerMusic #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Brady is giving a talk on Computer Music. Computer Music has a rich history, dating back to the early days of computing, and has certainly evolved a lot during that time. This talk will focus on the History, and also using Pure Data to make music.

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Legacy System Anti-Patterns Through the Context of Runescape

2019-04-10 | Kenny Johnson | #Legacy #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Despite a world full of best-practices, almost all software developers will need to work on a legacy system at some point in a career. In this talk, Kenny will discuss: (1) what are the traits of a legacy system, (2) why they come to exist, and (3) approaches to working on legacy systems. Through all of this, he will use Runescape as the primary example of a legacy system. This talk is very accessible to programmers of all skill levels, and should be a fun exploration of the uglier side of our profession.

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Industrial Advisory Board

2019-04-05 | Brady O'Leary | #IndustryLeaders

This will be an important discussion that requires your participation. Our industry partners need to hear from our students, and this is a great opportunity for an open discussion. We encourage you and other CSE undergraduate students to attend; note that you do not have to stay for the entire meeting. Read on for more details.

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2019-03-30 | Brady O'Leary | #CommunityService #WeNeedVolunteers

Fix-it day is our annual Community Service Event where we fix people's computers for free. We need volunteers.

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Type Safety

2019-03-27 | Justin Baum | #TypeSafety #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Tonight, Justin Baum will be giving a talk on Type Safety.

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Open Source South Carolina

2019-03-06 | Brady O'Leary | #OpenSourceSouthCarolina #WebApps #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Our normal meeting this week will be held at Open Source South Carolina in the Vista. Read on for more details.

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Code-a-thon Solutions

2019-03-05 | Brady O'Leary | #Code-a-thon

We will be going over the Solutions to the problems in all divisions of the Code-a-thon. Feel free to come out and ask questions, and see a walkthrough of the problems.

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2019-03-01 | Brady O'Leary | #Code-a-thon #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

On Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm we will be holding our Spring Code-a-thon.

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2019-02-27 | Colter Boudinot | #GameDev #ThereWillBePizzaToo! 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Colter will be giving a talk on Making Videogames using Monogame, and using C#.

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Open Source South Carolina

2019-02-06 | Brady O'Leary | #OpenSourceSouthCarolina

This week, in lieu of a meeting here, we are asking our members to go to Open Source South Carolina. THIS IS AT SOCO VISTA, NOT USC, AND THE TIME IS DIFFERENT! Continue reading for more information.

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Introduction to Python Talk

2019-01-19 | Joshua Nelson | #Talk #ThereWillBePizza 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

Our fist meeting will be on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 in Swearingen 2A27 and will be an introduction to the Python programming language.

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This is a Test

2019-01-03 | Brady O'Leary | Static Site Generation

This is a test of our new web-publishing system. It uses SSG4 and some Python to generate the static content from Markdown Files. Pretty Riveting Stuff!

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2019-01-03 | Brady O'Leary | Info

We are the Association of Computing Machinery Student Chapter at the University of South Carolina. We meet every Wednesday in the ACM Room (there's usually Pizza), Swearingen 2A17, to discuss topics in technology, computing, and student projects. We will also hold Special Interest Meetings throughout the semester where Special Guests will give talks on various subjects in Computing.

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