Microsoft Tech Talk this Tuesday 10/23 WCH 205/6
19 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

Microsoft Tech Talk on Human Computation this Tuesday 10/23 @ WCH 205/6

Hey everyone, Microsoft is going to be here on Tuesday and they’re inviting all PhD, Masters and Undergraduate students in the fields of CS, CE, EE, and ME to come and join them.

The guest speaker, Omar Alonso will speaking about Human Computation, which is more colloquially known as Crowdsourcing. You can read more about that here(warning: kind of wordy). Crowdsourcing, essentially, is the process of generating content based on the wisdom of the crowd of users. Think Wikipedia or Reddit.

Regardless, Mr. Alonso is very well-versed in this subject and has written many papers on it so I recommend you all come and enjoy the tech talk. Also, there will be free food! If you want to see the official flyer, you can view it here.

Make sure you RSVP for this event so the Microsoft Representatives know how much swag to bring. The process of RSVPing, from Jun’s email:

Please RSVP to reserve your spot. To RSVP login at >select the "events" tab> select the "information sessions" tab > select the Microsoft event you'll be attending and select RSVP/Reserve.

I hope all of you guys can make it!

IEEE Interactive Screen Display
18 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in general

IEEE Needs Programmers for their new Nine Screen Display in Bytes

Right now the details are bit fuzzy, but IEEE is doing a pretty cool project in Bytes. They are putting up a nine monitor display that people can interact with. They have all of the hardware set up and now they just need some developers to implement something interesting to interact with. Maybe a game or some type of touch screen service. At any rate, I’d really like to see some ACM participation in this. This is a great opportunity to work with future EE professionals and form a nice network.

Some other details that may or may not be true are that they are primarily looking for C++ programmers and that you might able to get access to a XBOX Kinect to do motion detection. If that is true, we could see some really interesting projects.

I recommend you guys at least check it out. If you’re interested, you can sign up here. If you still feel like you don’t know what’s going on, I’d recommend visiting the Solarium in WCH 221 and asking one of the officers there.

I’ll be sure to post an update as more information becomes available.

Online | Raytheon Career Opportunities
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in events

Raytheon has exclusively invited ACM@UCR to participate in their online chats with recruiters!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to pass along some information about some job opportunities (fulltime and intern positions) being offered by Raytheon.

Over the next few weeks they are going to be having a series of online chats with recruiters to talk about job opportunities in the military contracting field. Qualified candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, cyber, math, physics, finance, accounting, business, supply chain, or IT.

I recommend you seriously consider this opportunity to work at a nice government job.

A little bit about Raytheon

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. We have been recognized for developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. A multitude of fulltime, co-op and intern positions exist across the U.S. for engineering, business and other related majors.

Explore our current job openings here:

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Join us for our web chats on October 24th and November 7th. Schedule and more are on:

Thanks guys, and stay tuned for more job opportunities for ACM members.

Programming Competition Information
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

General news about upcoming programming competitions

First of all, I’d like to talk about the ICPC programming competition sponsored by IBM that is coming up on November 10th. We don’t actually have the official teams formed yet except for speculation so if you are interested in participating, please email us at announcing your interest in this competition. We have a good amount of open spots, so it will be first come first serve for the most part. The deadline to sign up the official teams is this Saturday so it will be official by then.

Don’t worry if you don’t get in on the ICPC team, however, because this year we plan to have a lot more local programming competitions. We’re currently in the process of setting up training sessions and weekly problems with Professor Neal Young, who teaches algorithms, and Li Yan, a graduate student with lots of experience with programming competitions and algorithms.

Yet again, this is open for students of all skill levels. Strengthening your algorithmic approach to Computer Science problems will also help you in interviews and general programming applications. So I recommend that even if you don’t know anything about algorithms, you still try to think about the practice problems we’ll be giving on a semi-regular basis.

For the programming competitions we’ll be participating in, the allowed languages will be C, C++, and Java.

ACM@UCR Website source released!
17 October 2012 by Chris Manghane in news

I’d like to announce that the development version of the ACM@UCR website has been released. You can check it out on github.

So what does this mean for me?

Well, if you were ever interested in web development and design, we’re looking for contributors, regardless of skill level. The more interest you show, the more information we’ll post about it and the more workshops/tech talks we’ll schedule about web development. Also, we’re willing to work together with you to show the ropes of “modern” techniques used in web design and development. This also means that our club portal will improve until it has all the functionality you all need. So seriously, if you’re looking for a fun little project to gnaw your teeth on, I recommend you take a look at the code and see where you can fit in.

If you’re interested in seeing workshops and tech talks focusing on web development in the future, please email the ACM Webmaster.

Thanks, and we hope to see your contributions in the future.

Intel Virtual Event THIS WED. (Oct. 17)
16 October 2012 by Justin Kahal in news

Hey Guys! I just wanted to share something I got in my email the other day. Apparently Intel is hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair this Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns!

Although this is more for students who are either graduates or going to graduate soon I still think it’s a good idea to maybe take a look at it if you have any interest in working with Intel. Here is the email I got:

Don’t miss out: Register for Intel’s Virtual Event, this Wednesday!

We are pleased to announce that Intel Corporation will be hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair this Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns!

This will be your chance to come ask questions about careers at Intel in groups such as Intel Architecture Groups, Technology and Manufacturing Groups, Software Services Group and Corporate Services. We will have multiple business groups in attendance with various hiring needs for 2013 and beyond and you will have direct access to recruiters within each organization.

We’re looking for college graduates and students in the following technical disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Mechanical Engineering (HVAC)

  • EE’s with Instrumentation/Controls and Power experience

  • Chemical Engineering (Waste Water Treatment/Ultra Pure Water)

    Ready to shape the future through technology? You bring the brilliance. We provide the opportunities for you to shine.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the following link:


  1. Save the date and register for the event ASAP! (link above)
  2. Please apply to the most appropriate job opening ASAP. We’re offering this opportunity for anyone who didn’t get a chance to meet with us online or on campus. If you’ve already met with us, feel free to still apply to the opening for consideration:
    2013 Technical College Grad:
    2013 Technical Intern:

Note: By supplying your resume, time permitting, we will be able to access it immediately when you join the chat session. PLEASE APPLY PRIOR TO ATTENDING. If you are unable to attend the chat session during this time slot, by applying for this opening, we will be able to share your resume with our hiring teams for consideration as well.

This event is for students that are open to College Graduate or Internship opportunities in 2012 and forward, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. BS level candidates and most MS level candidates must have the permanent and unrestricted right to work in the US without sponsorship from an employer to be considered for these opportunities. MS level candidates in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science along with PhD candidates in any discipline may be considered for sponsorship.

Come ask for advice on landing your perfect ‘gig’, find out what it’s like working for Intel in the various groups and meet our recruiters!

We look forward to your participation on October 17!

Thanks, Intel’s US College Recruiting Team