One Hundred One Ideas for ACM-W Chapters

Gloria Childress Townsend, professor of computer science at DePauw University and students, Stephanie Ball and Laura Kuh developed a listing of 101 ideas for ACM-W student chapter activities.

Top ten hints for applying the 101 ideas:

10 – The easiest way to begin: Brown bag lunch

9 – Begin simply; increase complexity, as helpers are found

8 – Aggressively seek internal and external funding

7 – Fully engage students in the organization's operation

6 – Solicit feedback

5 – Brainstorm ways to conserve time/energy

4 – Don't be discouraged: recruit "one woman at a time"

3 – Remember that your efforts will be appreciated forever

2 – Expect mentoring to be reciprocal and fulfilling

1 – Start now!

 

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

Why I Belong to ACM

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