The Baltimore Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (BACM) advances the community of practitioners and researchers in the field of computing in the Greater Baltimore metropolitan region.

Securing Our Future Symposium

Securing Our Future Symposium: Preparing Students for the Cyber Workforce

When: Friday September 9, 2011, 1:00 PM

Where: Minnegan Room, Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University

Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation, Baltimore ACM, and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University

Why is secure programming so important? What do students and teachers need to know about security?

Are we teaching security skills that are needed in today’s workplace?

Cost: This meeting is free and open to the public. For refreshment planning purposes, RSVPs are requested, but not required; the earlier the better. Also, an RSVP ensures your free gift is waiting for you.

RSVP: email Helen Harrison at NHarrison@towson.edu or phone 410-704-3788

Second Annual Flash Talks on Computing at BACM Annual Meeting, June 22, 2011

The Baltimore ACM Chapter invites you to join us for our second annual Flash Talks on Computing, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Chapter, http://bacm.us/content/2011/05/flash-talks-computing-annual-meeting-june-22-2011. The program will consist of up to twelve, five-minute flash talks on various topics related to computing. Here are the talks currently scheduled:

  • How to Make a Difference in National IT Policy with USACM - Emil Volcheck (USACM)
  • Enterprise Information Systems Architectural Framework - Wole Akpose (HNT Solutions)
  • The Mechanics of Web-Scale Services: An Engineer's Perspective - Dave Barnett (Lotame)
  • Internet voting: can we make it secure for private organizations? - Bill Edelstein (JHU)
  • Bmoresmart: Nonprofits Need IT Support Too! - Scott Burkholder (Bmoresmart)
  • Ethical Issues in Computing - Prof. Joyce Currie Little (Towson University)
  • Electronic Health Records: - 3 approaches from 3 standards bodies - Roy Albin (Actionet)
  • Using Sound for Program Understanding - Lewis Berman (Loyola University in Maryland)

When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:00 PM

Where: The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org/

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Do you have something to say about a topic related to computing?
Please submit a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Emil Volcheck at volcheck@acm.org.

Entrepreneurship: a presentation by David Turock, Wed. 04/27

The Baltimore ACM Chapter, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and the Emerging Technology Center invite you to attend a presentation on entrepreneurship.

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Presentation at 7:00 PM, preceded by a tour of ETC at 5:30 PM

Where: Emerging Technology Center (ETC @ Canton), 2400 Boston St.

Title: Entrepreneurship

Description:

David Turock will present a side-by-side comparison of two telecommunications start-ups that he launched: one successful, and one not. He compares and contrasts their funding sources, agility and scalability of their business models, hiring practices, and more. His experience and lessons learned will be valuable for aspiring tech entrepreneurs. He finishes with how his interests have shifted to using technology to promote social and environmental causes.

Baltimore ACM presents a panel discussion on IT Certifications

Baltimore ACM and Johns Hopkins Student ACM chapter are pleased to present a panel discussion on IT Certifications

Date: 3/3 at 7:00 PM (Pizza will be provided at 6:30)
Location: Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus - Shaffer Hall Room 3
RSVP: rgalbin@gmail.com

Some federal agencies and companies are now requiring that IT candidates be certified in their discipline. Many companies and agencies that do not require certifications are now recognizing the value of a certified candidate. A certified candidate is demonstrating 2 things:

(Data) Protection: Shields up, phasers on stun!

Join the Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) for a presentation on protecting data.

When: Thursday February 17, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Crowne Plaza, Timonium MD

Speaker: Scott Rippey, Solutions Architect at System Source, Inc.

Title: (Data) Protection: Shields up, phasers on stun!

Carl Landwehr on Cybersecurity

The Baltimore Chapter of the ACM and the Baltimore IEEE Computer Society are excited to present a free lecture on current and future CyberSecurity issues by Prof. Carl Landwehr.

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00.

Where: National Electronics Museum

Please RSVP to rgalbin@gmail.com and you'll be treated to complimentary Pizza starting at 6:30.

This talk will be of value to people with technical and non-technical backgrounds. Individuals, corporations, government agencies and non-profits are placing more information on the Internet than ever before. The trend to having data, equipment and applications managed by external companies and the use of cloud computing continues.

Voting Technology (Oct. 21)

Baltimore ACM Members and Friends,

With the prospect of an exciting election in November, the Baltimore
ACM Chapter invites you to join us for an informative evening on
Voting in the Age of Technology, which will cover many misunderstood
and controversial topics of electronic voting systems.

When: Thursday, October 21st
Networking and information session at 7:30 pm
Lecture at 8:00 pm

Where: The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org/

Flash Talks on Computing at Annual Meeting, June 9

The Baltimore ACM Chapter invites you to join us for an evening of
Flash Talks on Computing, in conjunction with the Annual General
Meeting of the Chapter. The program will consist of twelve,
five-minute flash talks on various topics related to computing.

When: Wednesday, June 9th, 8:00 PM

Where: The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org/

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Challenges in Computing -- lecture by Intel Federal Director, Monday, May 17

The Baltimore ACM Chapter, the Baltimore IEEE Communications Society,
and the Baltimore IEEE Computer Society would like to announce
the following lecture:

Title:
Helping Solve Challenges in Computing Through Advancements in
Processor Technologies

Speaker:
Russ Fromkin
Director, Intel Federal

When: Monday, May 17, 7:15 - 8:15 pm

Where: Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University

ACM Student Chapter Career Day at Johns Hopkins, Saturday, April 17

The Baltimore Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, in
cooperation with the Johns Hopkins ACM Student Chapter, is holding a
"Career Day" that will present talks about working in the IT industry
in Baltimore.

When: Saturday, April 17, 1:30 pm

Where: Hopkins Homewood Campus, CSEB B-17

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