What is ACM?

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What is ACM?

  1. 1. What is ACM ???
  2. 2. What is ACM ??? • ACM - Association for Computing Machinery • Worlds largest professional, educational, and scientific computing society • Over 106,000 members • Founded in 1947 • 170 local chapters • 35 Special Interest Group • Over 500 College and University Chapters
  3. 3. Who is in ACM ??? • Educators • Researchers • Industry professionals • Students
  4. 4. ACM Goals • Connect our members with valuable career opportunities. • Connect academic, government, and corporate employers with qualified candidates in the computing industry. • Connect with student government
  5. 5. Why to join ACM ??? • Each other’s advice on classes • Projects • Employment opportunities • Enjoy use of the ACM office • Participate in social activities • Latest Research & Development
  6. 6. Why to join ACM ??? ACM Student Membership benefits:  Access to the full ACM Digital Library  Free access to 100+ software packages from the Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Package  Access to online courses, ebooks and training videos;  Electronic subscription to Communications of the ACM Magazine  Access to ACM's highly targeted Career and Job Center  Free e-mentoring services from MentorNet  Subscription to XRDS, ACM's all new student magazine  Electronic subscription to ACM CareerNews (twice monthly)  ACM e-news digest TechNews (tri-weekly)  ACM's monthly online newsletter MemberNet  Free "acm.org" email forwarding address plus filtering through Postini
  7. 7. Why to join ACM ??? • You do not have to be a member of the National/International charter • If you choose to, it’s only $19, and for developing countries like India, Bangladesh, etc. its only about $13.6 (which is ₹900 at the present exchange rate). • Grants you access to industry related resources • Looks good on your resume.
  8. 8. Get Involved • Student Collaboration – Study groups – Learning Roundups – Tutoring – Resume/Interview Workshops • Volunteering Opportunities – Computing and non computing related • Lecture Circuit – Future/ Coop Employers – Professional Speakers
  9. 9. Freshman(1st Years) Retention  Focus on Tutoring for our courses  Support for Learning Communities  Volunteer opportunities  Upperclass mentorship  Recitations  Expand your interests
  10. 10. ACM Chapter Website…  New ACM site for Individual Chapters  Centralizing communication  100% community owned and maintained
  11. 11. How to join ACM???  Log on to acm.org (ACM website)  Student/Professional Membership  Referral from an ACM Member  Payment  Online through Debit/Credit Card  Through a DD in favour of ACM and send it to their Head Office @ Pune, Maharastra.

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