Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges.
As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. Founded at the dawn of the computer age, ACM’s reach extends to every part of the globe .
ACM has established more than 680 student chapters throughout the world that give students opportunities to play active roles in the association and its activities. Our chapter, founded in 2011, contributes largely to the computing events among students at Koç University.
By organizing technical talks, workshops, and programming contests, our chapter of about 30 students aims to facilitate communication and collaboration within the university’s computer science community and with those of others’.
Below is a list of what we do:
Academic Relations Team:
- Organize “Lab Days” which is an event consisting of informative presentations and a Q/A session within the scope of laboratories and projects in which our professors and graduate students work. We host faculty members and the graduate students working in the labs and let them introduce their projects.
- Host professors who work on different subjects (medical education, mathematics, etc.) as speakers for an “Intersection” event where we aim to explore the intersection of computer science with various other fields.
- Organize a “Department Meeting” every year in the second or third week of the academic year, and bring faculty members and students together in a warm environment.
Alumni Relations Team:
- Organize “Ask Alumni” events, where we host Koç University alumni and hear about their experiences gained during their education and career.
Corporate Relations Team:
- Contact experts in the field and hold “What I Do?” talks, in which they talk about their career journey and the company they work in.
- Host an ICPC style programming contest within Koc University students: “Koç Programming Championship (KPC)”.
- Organize “Circles” for beginners to increase the interest in coding.
- In the “Algorithms Program”, we taught students common algorithms & data structures and trained them for interviews & contests.
- Participate in Hour of Code where we teach programming to children from primary schools from the Sariyer area.
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