Recruiting New Members
The best way to recruit chapter members, and new members for ACM as well, is through personal contact. No quantity of mailings can be as effective as personal contact.
The first source of potential chapter members is ACM and ACM SIG members in your area. ACM headquarters can send a message via listserv to members in the appropriate area detailing your chapter's activities and mission.
Your professional associates are also potential members. Opportunities for professional growth and networking abound in local chapters of ACM, and many of your colleagues and associates would find the contacts and activities highly rewarding.
Many other sources of members surround you, and all should be explored. Companies using computers or dealing in technology services have personnel who are potential members. Local colleges and high schools have staff members interested in or active in computing.
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.
ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” 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, “The DevOps Phenomenon” by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald and Helmut Krcmar, gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving higher levels of stability.