Founded in 1947, ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. Today, its 65,000 members and the public turn to ACM for authoritative publications and pioneering conferences. See www.acm.org.
The Poughkeepsie Chapter of the ACM was chartered in 1961. It meets once a month from Sept thru May (except December) at Marist College. Meetings are free and open to the public. The audience consists of programmers and others with an interest in computers.
The chapter officers are:
President: Bob Cotton firstname.lastname@example.org Vice-President: Joel Kelson email@example.com Secretary: Frank W. firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Sam Patton email@example.comDues for membership in the Poughkeepsie Chapter are $10 per year.
Prior to the meeting some of the members get together with the speaker for dinner at a local restaurant. All are welcome to attend.
The meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Typically, the speaker talks for 45-60 minutes, and then the questions and discussion can go for another 45-60 minutes. Afterwards there are soda and cookies and people hang around and socialize for maybe another hour.
Meeting: The Ulrich Room, Dyson Hall Marist College, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY (Dyson Hall is Building 7 on the Marist campus map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html.) Parking: Parking, on campus, on the west side of Route 9 is very difficult. It may be easier to park on the east side of Route 9, across from Building 25 on the Marist campus map. Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 194 Washington Street, POK, 845.473.1576 Directions; MenuThe ACM Chapter seeks speakers who are doing something new either academically or in a high-tech start-up. Topics should focus on technology with connections to computers (especially programming), to business, and/or to the Mid-Hudson Valley.
If you have such a talk, or know someone who does, please contact Bill Collier. The Chapter offers a friendly, informal, technically savvy audience. This meeting notice goes to 500 technology oriented individuals and organizations in the Valley. A talk to the Chapter is a good way of making contact with this community.
Meeting dates for the fall of 2009 are: