ACM Site Launch!

ACM Site Launch!

Posted in Announcements on Mar 01, 2016

After many months of hard work, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new ACM@UofU website! The site was custom designed by our webmaster for our ACM chapter, and we hope you’ll find the layout and new features useful. The site launch also brings with it a new commitment to keep our online content up-to-date, so you’ll always know what we have going on. We’ve been breathing fresh life into our social media accounts over the past several weeks too, and you can expect to continue receiving continuous updates through those channels as well.

With that, I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the features of our new website:

  • Automated membership signup. If you’re not a member on our emailing list, you can sign up from the top of the homepage.
  • An always up-to-date events page. Events are pulled from our Google meetings and events calendars, and you can follow them to automatically have ACM events added to your personal calendar.
  • Mobile-friendly design.
  • An ACM blog. We’ll be using the blog to talk about upcoming events, show off past events, and highlight topics of interest that come in from our officers and members. Have something you want posted on the blog? Let us know!
  • Links to resources of interest to members, including tech news sites, and affiliated groups on campus.

Of course, this is just the beginning for the new website. We’ll also be adding sponsor features, member tools, and social functions in the coming months, along with other minor updates. If there’s anything else you think would be useful on the new site, let us know that too.

We’re also looking for new student officers to help us plan, organize, and carry out events and other chapter related functions. Keeping a student group running and putting on events is a difficult task for just a few people, and right now we’re in need of some new help. Becoming an officer with ACM shows initiative, community involvement, and leadership skills, and puts you in direct contact with industry representatives and staff from the School of Computing. It also looks fantastic on a resume, and makes you feel good knowing you’ve given back to the community at the University of Utah. An interest in computing is all that’s required, and you don’t need to be accepted into any major program. If you’re interested, send us a message letting us know you’d like to help, and join us for our weekly meetings on Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Catmull Gallery (the central foyer in the Warnock Engineering Building). You’ll love volunteering with us!

We hope you enjoy the new website, and hope you’ll consider joining with us to help make the University of Utah ACM chapter the best it can possibly be. Go Utes!

Brant Nielsen
ACM@UofU Webmaster