Month: December 2013

Welcome to the new website of UMBC ACM

We are extremely please to bring to you the new website for the UMBC ACM Student Chapter. Our team has been working very hard on the website and we hope that it would become a platform for information dispersal, about the events being organized by the chapter.

We have been tirelessly working towards starting new events on the campus some of which are already displayed on the main page of this website.

We would love to hear your opinions and advice in order to improve the website. Please email us at our ACM Officer’s list.

Final Hi-Tea for Fall 2013!

We have one last Hi Tea this Friday December 6 to award a 1st-place and 2nd-place winner. The winners are:

Team CoRaL (Steve, Jeff, and Hang) in 1st-place with a $100 gift card.
Team MPSS (Stan, David, and Alex) in 2nd-place with a $75 gift card.

Come out to congratulate these two teams on Friday at 3.00 pm, outside ITE-325 !  They persevered and made a positive contribution to the CSEE Department this semester.

For questions regarding this event, please contact:
Genaro: genaroh1 at

Update: Photos for this event are available here :

hackUMBC: The First UMBC Hackathon!

hackUMBC is the first campus wide hackathon that is being organized at UMBC. It is a 24 hour hackathon for UMBC students held in the UMBC Skylight room from 7:00pm Friday December 6 to 7:00pm Saturday December 7. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and caffeine will be provided. This event is being organized in collaboration with the UMBC Cryptocurrency Club, the UMBC ACM Student Chapter and innovateUMBC. You can read the details about the event on their official website:

If you’re not familiar with hackathons, they are basically 24-48 hour coding competitions meant to foster innovation, bring communities together, and increase the visibility of sponsoring organizations while providing potential employment opportunities.

Baltimore Code Craftsmanship meetup: Get Ready for Global Day of Code Retreat

Hello everyone,

Decemeber is here and this means we have the Global Day of Code Retreat coming up soon. The Global Day of Code Retreat is a whole day event similar in the format to our meetings, but it lasts the entire day. It is pretty much about 6 of our meetings squashed together. This event is hosted on the same day of December 14th at multiple locations around the globe.

To make way for the Code Retreat, we will not having the regular Baltimore Code Craftsmanship meetup at UMBC this month. If you enjoyed our previous meetups, we would highly recommend you to attend this event. The closest location to UMBC or Baltimore would be in Columbia. More information about the event is here. Also, for the folks who live further south, you may consider attending one in Reston. We hope to see you there on December 14th.

P.S: We would be resuming our regular meetups in January. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions or suggestions about the meetup, email Primal Pappachan <primal1@umbc {DOT} edu> or Vladimir Korolev <vkorol1@umbc {DOT} edu>

TechTalk: Dr. Kalpakis on Sensor Networks and Distributed time series analytics

The UMBC ACM Tech Talk series is back. This academic year, the tech talk series will be thematic. The goal of the talks will be to connect students with subject matter experts and practitioners in niche areas of computing science. We will kick off with the theme Research@CSEE, designed to create awareness about current research efforts as well as future research interests of faculty and affiliated research labs in the Computer Science and Electrical Enigeering (CSEE) department at UMBC.

The Research@CSEE will kick off this Friday, December 6, with Dr. Kostas Kalpakis, talking about Sensor networks and distributed time series analytics. Join us for discussion with Dr. Kalpakis on his current research interests and grab some pizza and soda while you’re at it.

Event Details:
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: ITE – 346, UMBC

RSVP on myUMBC or Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who attended this talk. Pictures from this talk are available here :