December 14, 2008

Meetings and Cool TODOs

Posted at December 14, 2008 04:01 PM in Announcement , Meetings , Program .



Lots of Announcements for January!




January Meeting Date Change!


Our January 2009 meeting will NOT be on the first week of the month this time. We are moving it back a week, so as to accommodate the schedule of our speakers. The LMU senior Computer Science class has implemented an application for iPhone, and they will be coming to show us their project. But, because the semester doesn't start until January 12th, we are postponing a week. Check back here in a couple of weeks for meeting details.



An Opporutunity from UC Irvine ~~


I received a notification from the UCI listserve about a yearly competition for entrepreneurs, called "hITEC". Here is a copy of the information I was sent, which includes links for more information.


hITEC - the ICS Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition

Register TODAY!

Registration for this year's hITEC is already open. Get your team mates on board, your idea polished, and sign up for this year's competition.

Do you think you have a great idea about a product that could change the way people do things?
Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur?
Do you want to explore your idea and see how far you can take it?
Do you want to win some cash prizes?
Do you see yourself participating in the Merage School Business Plan Competition?
Do you see yourself going for a round of VC funding?
Do you see yourself winning up to $1 Million in VC funding for your new venture?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then hITEC is for you! Already have an idea, a team, and a mentor in mind? Then the more reason for you to sign up! Need to find a team? Use the online forum!

For information on the program, rules and benefits, visit: http://www.ics.uci.edu/community/events/extreme/index.php
Questions? Email lfarhadi@uci.edu

You don't know what the competition is about?
Visit http://www.ics.uci.edu/hitec for information and to download competition-related slides.

You haven't finalized your project idea?
No problem! Sit down with Luis Vasquez or Jeff Greenberg to narrow down your idea and test its validity! (Additional information on the competition site).

You have until the first submission deadline to finalize your product idea. For registration, we just need a general area for your idea in order to match you with the appropriate mentor.

You don't have enough team mates?
Use the online forum on the competition Web site! Attend a mixer, an info session and the competition kickoff.

Questions? Contact Lara Farhadi at lfarhadi@uci.edu.



Special Offer to LA ACM Members!!


If you are a member of the local chapter, but are NOT currently a member of the National ACM organization, you are in luck!! National ACM is having a special on membership for chapter members. ACM has a special offer for Chapter-only members to join ACM, which includes a first-year dues discount and a complimentary gift. You can join as either a professional member or as a student, as well.

Interested parties should click to http://www.acm.org/joinacm10.

No telling what the free gift is, but knowing the National ACM, it's probably awesome!!

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