Category Archives: News

March Meeting

Our March meeting will be on the 17th of March, 16:00 o’clock,
room 1345. During the next meeting we will start organizing our upcoming
projects. The projects that are on our TODO list so far are:

1) Women’s Day Celebration (8th of March)
2) Hackathon (October)
3) Helping students to send in a poster to Womencourage 2016 (before summer)
4) Lecture series (not yet determined)
5) Christmas Party (December)

If any of these projects interest you or if you just want to join and listen
to what we do, feel free to drop in!

Hope to see you there!

Spring Meeting

It’s time to kick off spring with an UU ACM-W chapter meeting!

Where?  ITC room 1345

When?  Thursday the 25th of February at 17:00

The meeting is open for everyone! You are welcome to come if you just want to listen in or if you have some ideas for upcoming events.

Hope to see you there!

Seeking new board

UU ACM-W is looking for a new board starting the 1st of February 2016. UU ACM-W is a student group at Uppsala University promoting gender equality in Computer Science and Information Technology.

The positions that need to be filled are:

Chair, responsible for running of the group by arranging meetings and planning projects.

Vice-chair, acts as a helping hand to the Chair. The Vice-chair is also responsible for keeping the website up to date.

Secretary/Treasurer, takes notes during meetings and is responsible for the economy, mainly by managing orders at events.

What does equality mean to you? Are you interested in one of these positions or in joining the UU ACM-W? For more information, do not hesitate to contact Nadia at roning.nadia@gmail.com. Deadline: 25th Januari 2016  

 

IN-DEMAND writing contest

Hi ACM-W members,

Check out this writing contest:

Data Dugouts (www.datadugouts.com) was designed to connect technology practitioners with startup and midsize sports and media industry companies.

The purpose of the contest is to help gauge the interest of engineers and programmers into considering these industries for employment opportunities.

The theories presented by contest participants will help both industries in their future recruiting efforts (NOTE: Companies will begin to set up profiles and list internship opportunities in February).

The contest judges are the Chief Information Officers of the Dallas Cowboys and The Ohio State University athletic department.

Click the photo for information on the IN-DEMAND writing contest.

Gold Flyer

Study Fika!

The UU ACM-W chapter is hosting a study fika on Thursday 19/11 in collaboration with the Gender equality group.

Everyone is welcome! Come and study, network or just grab some fika. There will be buns, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks!

Where?  ITC room 2347

When?  Thursday the 19th of November 13:00 – 17:00

Drop by whenever you want and bring your friends, we hope to see you there!

Autumn Meeting

It’s time to kick off autumn with an UU ACM-W chapter meeting!

Where?  ITC room 1146

When?  Wednesday the 14th of October at 15:30

The meeting is open for everyone! You are welcome to come if you just want to listen in or if you have some ideas for upcoming events.

Hope to see you there!

2015 Election Results

Our (first) annual election meeting was held Friday, 30 January, to elect officers for the term 1 February 2015–31 January 2016. Present were seven of the chapter’s eight current voting members. Continue reading 2015 Election Results

Launching our new mentorship program!

Uppsala University ACM-W Student Chapter is proud to present our new mentorship program!

With this program, we will pair up students at Uppsala University (the mentees) with mentors. The mentors and mentees will be able to stay in touch however they like, such as sending emails or meeting every once in a while to chat and have a snack!

Mentors are both members of the academic and industrial communities, as well as senior students. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to help mentees, aiding them with topics that either of you would like to bring up. Perhaps they’re not sure what to do once they finish studying and would like advice. Perhaps they do, but are not sure what to do to achieve their goals. Perhaps they feel lost *during* their studies. Participating in this program will let you get to know one or more mentees, helping them reach their goals and thrive!

We will propose activities for mentors and mentees that you can choose to participate in, or you can come up with your own. Examples of these activities are meeting other mentors and mentees while relaxing and having a fika, or having fun at the bowling alley. The program will be a great opportunity to meet people, have fun and learn!

If you wish to register as a mentee, click here to sign up.

If you wish to register as a mentor, click here to sign up. As a student, remember that you may also register as a mentor if you would like to help newer students!

By participating in the mentorship program, you are agreeing to comply with the following code of conduct:

  • Confidentiality: no personal details shall be shared to 3rd parties. The only exception is any violation of the rules, which should be reported to the pertinent authorities.
  • Availability: participants should be able to answer emails at least once a week. If it is not possible, the participant should notify their mentor/mentee.
  • Topics for Discussion: you don’t have to talk about anything or everything. If you are not comfortable with a subject, it should be okay to say so!
  • Prohibited Advice: no direct medical, mental-health, or legal advice should be sought.
  • Fees: no amount of money shall be charged during the mentorship program.
  • Business relationships: participants shall not pursue business relationships with their mentor/mentees if the mentor/mentees will not gain any benefit from them.

The following lists who to contact should you think there is a violation of rules, or a higher authority might be needed:

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at dsmccain@acm.org and sofia.cassel@it.uu.se!

Updated on the 6th of May, 2015, with the code of conduct and emergency contact information.