WEB TOOLS FOR ACM CHAPTERS

Chapter Website Hosting

Chapter officers are now able to set up their chapter web site on the ACM servers and publicize it through the URL http://your_chapter_name.acm.org. To take advantage of this service, Chapter officers should complete this form.

The chapter server account will allow officers to load files through SFTP (Secure FTP over SSH) to set up and maintain their chapter web pages. Technologies available to Chapters include PHP, MySQL, Tomcat, and Perl. ACM will consider loading any open source software that chapters may need to develop and maintain their web pages. Chapter officers should submit their requests to the  ACM IS Department.

WIKI and Blogs

ACM offers two Wiki engines: 

  • MediaWiki, the software of Wikipedia
  • MoinMoin, an advanced, easy to use, extensible WikiEngine

Chapter officers will be able to start a wiki for their Chapter to carry out activities that require collaborative writing, document sharing, and website management.

ACM also offers the  Movabletype publishing platform for Chapter officers and members to use in setting up blogs relevant to their Chapter activities and interests.

To request WIKI/Blog for your chapter, please  complete this form.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.

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

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.