On Thursday, April 5th, ACM members funneled into Classroom 1 309 for a combo meeting full of elections, pizza, surprises and Google! First, officer elections were held for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Public Relations Director positions. We decided to hold off on appointing additional leadership positions until the Fall semester once everyone is settled into their classes after a relaxing summer.
After some deliberation, the following list of students consist of the new officers of the ACM Chapter at the University of Central Florida:
President – Jeffrey Loppert
Vice President – Alex Consunji
Treasurer – Kristina Mazza
Secretary – Jennifer Graham
Public Relations – Matt Hyman
Following the elections, we then had a special presentation from Derek about the Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program. We then had a surprise guest appearance from Raymond Ho via Google Hangout from the Mountain View Googleplex. He spoke with the students about how they can participate in the upcoming Google Code Jam. He went over the registration process, general rules, and prizes and covered how students can practice problems from previous contests and how students can view past participants solutions. The information he covered can be found in the FAQ section on the Code Jam website.
Finally, our meeting ended with the Google Easter Egg Hunt. All of the participants received a Google Wallet (a small folded Google Dry Erase sticker) and hunted down QR codes to Google gear like pens and key chains. The strips of paper were to be neatly tucked into the Google Wallet and members could come back and go through a Google Checkout process to receive the prizes.
“Adopt an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Ownership, Branding, and Disruption” Guest Lecture
- Chris Haddad
Vice President of Technology Evangelism at WSO2
Melbourne, Florida Area Information Technology and Services
6PM at HEC 101