[UFO Chicago] [greenberg.ron at gmail.com: Followup on Coordinating Chicago computing groups; and note I have some other points about outreach activities]
Peter A. H. Peterson
pedro at tastytronic.net
Fri Dec 7 08:40:20 PST 2012
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Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:54:55 -0600
Subject: Followup on Coordinating Chicago computing groups; and note I have
some other points about outreach activities
From: "Dr. Ronald Greenberg" <greenberg.ron at gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Our listing of Chicago area computing groups hosting speakers and so forth
is coming along nicely at
http://tinyurl.com/cojc88q , though some Meetup groups did not respond
with an email contact and so forth.
If anybody not already having edit permission would care to contribute,
they can request permission through that link.
As far as I can tell, nobody has yet made a Google calendar and shared
with acm at chicagoacm.org (calendar at
If I'm wrong about that, let me know the email address and/or URL for the
calendar you've shared, so I can try to track that down.
The next ACM talk "Behind the scenes of Soundslice" as seen at
http://chicagoacm.org will be on 12/12, which puts it right in the
middle of CSEdWeek (http://csedweek.org). I may also be doing some
high school outreach activities during that week, but that is something I
do throughout the year rather than just during CSEdWeek.
If any of you have contacts at high schools (e.g., your alma mater) in
Chicago that would be interested in having me and/or students come in to
present about computing career opportunities (and do things like
stereotype-breaking exercises about who does computing and magic tricks
based on computing ideas, etc.), let me know. This kind of outreach is
important for broadening participation in computing and helping to keep up
the pipeline of computing professionals that your companies need. And if
you belong to a company that could be interested in sponsoring a student
team to compete in a robotics competition (Botball), please let me know.
It doesn't cost very much for a company, but schools often don't have the
funds; it's a great way to get more young people excited about computing,
and it will be good advertising for your company.
2. mailto:acm at chicagoacm.org
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Peter A. H. Peterson
Graduate Student Researcher
Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research
University of California, Los Angeles
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