What Chapter sub-types are available to Chapter Organizers?

Professional Chapter Organizers can form the following types of Chapters:

  • General Interest/Geographic – Chapter Organizers want to attract as many computing professionals as possible in the same geographic area. It is likely that many different technical and professional areas will be addressed.
  • Computing Topic – Chapter Organizers are interested in addressing specific technical and/or professional topics with computing professionals in the same geographic areas.
  • Industry – Chapter Organizers want to address the technical and professional needs of computing professionals in a specific industry, e.g., healthcare, entertainment, financial, etc.  
  • Job Function – Chapter Organizers want to address the technical and professional needs of computing professionals who perform a similar job function, e.g., software testers, software developers, etc.
  • Company – Chapter Organizers want to address the technical and professional needs of computing professionals centered within a company.
  • ACM Special Interest Group – Chapter Organizers want to address the technical and professional needs of computing professionals interested in an area covered by one of ACM’S Special Interest Groups, e.g, SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI, SIGMOBILE, etc.  
  • ACM-W (Women’s Group) – Chapter Organizers want to specifically address the technical and professional needs of women in computing, and ally themselves with ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing. 

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.

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.