Founded in , the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's largest scientific and educational computing society, with over 100,000 professional members worldwide. The Poughkeepsie (New York) Chapter of the ACM, chartered in , meets seven times a year for technical talks. Newcomers, including non-members of the ACM and/or of the Chapter, are always welcome to attend meetings, and even to take a leadership role. The Chapter is always seeking speakers who can give informative talks to a technical audience, as explained in more detail here.
Chapter meetings are generally held on the third Monday of January, March, April, May, September, October, and November. However, the exact dates may vary somewhat in a given year, so check our schedule to be sure. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and generally end around 9:00 PM or so. All our meetings are free and open to the public.
Since the pandemic, our meetings have been in cyberspace using Zoom video conferencing. To obtain a Zoom meeting URL for an event, you must register to attend the event through its Meetup.com announcement. Once you've done so, you'll be able to access the Zoom link when it appears on Meetup's page shortly before the event.
Members are encouraged to join the ACM Poughkeepsie ® group to receive automatic notification of meetings, and to register their attendence. We also email meeting notices to over 500 technology-oriented individuals and organizations in the Hudson Valley.
Election of officers is held annually at the start of the May meeting. Elected officers for the — season:
- Chair: Wes Peterson
- Vice-Chair: Peter Capek
- Secretary: Rasit Topaloglu
- Treasurer: Joel Kelson
- Program Chair: [open]
- Webmaster: Bill Rubin