Welcome to the Spring 2010 term. This is the term Preview. We have a surprising amount of stuff happening in a Spring term.
-- Membership Remember to renew! If you can't remember if your membership is arranged for the term, just ask.
-- Gerald Sussman This is very cool. There will be an email very shortly with full details but I'll let you in on a sneak peek. Gerald Sussman is coming to UW to give a few talks and hang out next week. A coauthor of SICP, an ACM winner of the Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 1990 and the Amar G. Bose award for teaching in 1991, and a laundry list of other very cool stuff. He's a man worth meeting. Keep your eyes peeled.
-- Election Results Our election for the Spring 2010 term was last Tuesday. The results and appointments follow: Prez - Jeff Cameron Veep - Brennan Taylor Trez - Vardhan Mudunuru Sec - Matt Lawrence Sysadmin - Mike Ellis Office Manager - Edgar Bering Librarian - Tapan Oza
-- Prof and Member Talks We want lots of them! We are planning on running them like last semester where we will run a talk every Tuesday at 4:30pm. But we need your help. Don't worry it is easy. Give us suggestions for professors you would like to hear from. Or better yet, volunteer to give a talk on whatever you find interesting within the vast and exciting field of Computer Science. Send firstname.lastname@example.org an abstract by May 28th.
Past suggestions from members about topics the members would like to hear about are: *Prabhakar Ragde - A topic of his choice *Ray Laflamme - Quantum Computing things *Kate Larson - AI whatnot *Ian Goldberg - Being Awesome *Tim Brecht - OS Hotness *Michael Best - Portfolio Optimization
-- Contest - Call for Volunteers Zero experience required! Our President, Jeff Cameron, has worked hard in previous terms to run a number of AI contests and as always he needs people to help him out. There is so much to do and anyone that can contribute even in a small way is much appreciated help. But there is more to it than that. You'll be hooked! You'll be working in a decent sized team to make something great and fun. You don't even need to know what the contest is or how our contests have run in the past to help out.
-- Code Parties We will be having them. They will be on Fridays on dates yet to be determined. But if you keep your eye on the website we will give you plenty of notice. They are always fun, and there is so much hacking of code to be done this term