Announcements

ACM-W Committees Application Deadline Extended

Interested in getting more involved with ACM-W but haven’t had the time to apply for a committee yet? Good news - we are extending the deadline for committee applications to Wednesday, October 20th at 11:59 PM PDT!

To be a committee member, you must be a student in the Allen School and commit to being active for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Additionally, you must be an ACM-W member. If you’re not currently an ACM-W member, it’s super easy to become one! All you have to do is fill out this Google form: https://tinyurl.com/acmwmemberform.

Please review the information and responsibilities for the committee you are interested in applying for: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-committee-info
**REMEMBER TO LOG IN WITH YOUR CSE NETID FOR ALL LINKS**

If you have any more questions about what it means to be a committee member, feel free to reach out to us at acmw@cs.washington.edu!

Link to application (same application for all committees): https://tinyurl.com/acmw21committee

Upcoming Events

ACM-W Bloomberg Technical Interview Workshop

ACM-W is collaborating with Bloomberg to host a technical interview workshop! If you would like to brush up on your technical interviewing skills, or just want to learn more about Bloomberg and their mission, be sure to attend this event!

This event is open only to ACM-W members. If you would like to attend and are not already a member, please fill out the following membership form: https://tinyurl.com/acmwmemberform

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-bloomberg

Come meet ServiceNow!

ACM-W is super excited to be hosting an event together with ServiceNow! If you are interested in meeting representatives from ServiceNow and learning more about the company and their mission, you won’t want to miss this!

This event is open only to ACM-W members. If you would like to attend and are not already a member, please fill out the following membership form: https://tinyurl.com/acmwmemberform

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/meet-servicenow

Grace Hopper & Tapia Conference Reflection

If you attended the Grace Hopper Celebration or the Tapia Conference, or if you are curious about what happened at these conferences, consider joining us for a reflection on our experiences at both of these conferences! This event is open to EVERYONE, whether you attended the conferences or not, but is required for those who attended the conference on a UW scholarship. Join us over Zoom as we show a short presentation on the overview of each conference, break out into discussion groups to talk about what we learned from the workshops we participated in, and end with tips and advice for those who are interested in attending the conferences next year.

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-ghc-tapia-2021

Past Events

ACM-W Fall 2021 Member Meeting

Join ACM-W for our first Member Meeting of the year! We’re excited to give all CSE students a space to meet each other, make new friends, and build community. We invite you to meet other people in the club who share an interest in supporting women in computing.

We’ll start by introducing ourselves and what it means to be an ACM-W member, do some ice breaker activities, then we’ll play a fun game of bingo before wrapping up.

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-au21-mm

Imposter Syndrome Event

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, that you aren’t good enough, or that everyone is more competent than you? Well, you are not alone. ACM-W is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Imposter Syndrome Event, where we will be joined by two amazing speakers who will talk about their experiences with imposter syndrome and how they work to overcome it. There will also be a Q&A time where you can ask the speakers for advice and other questions you may have. You won’t want to miss it!

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-impostor

Speed Friending with ACM & ACM-W

Do you want to get to know people in a fast-paced, but relaxed environment? Join us on Tuesday, May 18th from 7-8:30 PM PST for ACM and ACM-W’s collaboration event -- Spring Friending! Using “Glimpse”, a new social video chat platform, you will get to interact with other CSE students 1:1. It’s your chance to get to meet your peers (and possibly your new friends), expand your network, and destress from the quarter!

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/spring-fling-speed-friend

ACM-W & MiT Equity in Tech Discussion

We’re excited to announce that we are collaborating with MiT (Minorities in Tech - another Allen School student group) for our Spring Quarter Diversity Discussion on Equitability in Tech! Each quarter, ACM-W hosts Diversity Discussion events where our CSE community can come together to learn more about diversity topics in Computer Science. This quarter, we have a wonderful group of speakers who will be giving presentations about their activism and experiences advocating for equity in industry, research, and the community. Please come with an open mind and be ready to ask questions and engage in discussion!

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-equity

Virtual U District Scavenger Hunt

Do you miss walking around campus? Or maybe you’ve never been to campus and would like to experience what it’s like. Either way, join ACM-W on a virtual U District scavenger hunt! Work with a team to search through Google Maps Street View, find items to get points, and compete to win Allen School swag! We will also be providing a food reimbursement for up to $20 for dinner to the first 25 people who RSVP.

Spring Quarter Member Meeting

Are you worried you won’t know anyone in your classes next quarter? Do you want to form a study group but don’t know anyone who’d like to join? Join ACM-W for our Spring Quarter Member Meeting, where we’ll match you with other students taking the same classes as you! All you have to do is fill out our questions in the RSVP form regarding which classes you’re taking in Spring Quarter, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Social Event: Study Session 3

Do you want to stay involved in your community and be productive at the same time? ACM-W is putting on a series of study sessions where you can come study with other ACM-W members for an hour and a half. Feel free to stay for the whole time or just drop in whenever you can! We will also have a fun activity halfway through the event to give you a chance to get to know your fellow study buddies!

Winter Affiliates Coffee Chats

Join us for an afternoon of networking with industry professionals at our annual Winter Affiliates event! In these “coffee chats,” you’ll get to talk to engineers and other employees from Amazon, Indeed, Auth0, and F5 Networks in small groups to learn more about their company and their day-to-day activities. We will also be providing reimbursements of up to $10 for coffee, tea or a snack of your choice!

Social Event: Study Session 2

Do you want to stay involved in your community and be productive at the same time? ACM-W is putting on a series of study sessions where you can come study with other ACM-W members for an hour and a half. Feel free to stay for the whole time or just drop in whenever you can! We will also have a fun activity halfway through the event to give you a chance to get to know your fellow study buddies!

Women in Research Panel

Join ACM-W for our Women in Research panel! This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the incredible research that the women in our department are doing. We will have representation from the following labs: Make4All, Molecular Information Systems Lab (MISL), Security & Privacy, and UbiComp.

Mock Interviews with Bloomberg

ACM-W is hosting virtual one-on-one technical mock interview with Bloomberg Software Engineers! They have interviewed students virtually, at Bloomberg's office in NYC and on campuses across the country. They are excited to share their experiences, provide tips and help you prepare for your next technical interview.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-mock

Speed Friending (with Dinner)!

Speed Friending (with Dinner!): Join ACM-W for a night of fast-paced friend-making and free food! What is speed friending? It’s speed dating, designed to meet new friends! Come to meet other students in your class or to find that special someone (a STUDY buddy of course!), and have dinner on us!

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/ACMW-speed-friending

Winter Quarter Diversity Discussion

ACM-W is so excited to be hosting our Winter Quarter Diversity Discussion! Each quarter, ACM-W hosts Diversity Discussion events where our CSE community can come together to learn more about diversity topics in tech. The theme for this quarter is “women in startups.”

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/div-disc-wi21

Virtual Escape Room Social Event

Want to stay involved in your community and destress after a long day? ACM-W is putting on a series of lowkey social events this quarter, starting with a virtual escape room! You and a few teammates will work together to disable the alarms for exactly one hour so that you can grab an item from the bank and leave.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/escape-ACMW

Winter 2021 Member Meeting

Join ACM-W for our Winter Quarter Member Meeting! This quarter, we will focus on building community and giving ACM-W members the opportunity to meet new people in a virtual setting. We’ll be playing fun virtual games like Among Us and raffling off $50 worth of gift cards!

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/ACMW-wi21

Virtual Game Night

Want to meet new people in the Allen School and spend time with friends you already know? Want to take a break from your CSE projects and destress before finals? Join us at ACM-W’s game night on the Friday before dead week! Play fun (virtual) games with other ACM-W members and be entered in a raffle to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards!

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/acmw-games

Autumn Quarter Diversity Discussion

Each quarter, ACM-W hosts Diversity Discussion events where our CSE community can come together to learn more about diversity topics in tech. Our theme for this quarter is “women with disabilities.” We have some awesome speakers lined up that will be sharing their experiences as women with disabilities in research, industry, and more! There will also be time for discussion and Q&A with our speakers.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-AU20

ACM-W x SWE Industry Panel

ACM-W and the SWE CSE Major Chairs are joining forces to host an industry panel on Tuesday, November 24th from 6:00-7:00 PM PT! Come join us for a panel focused on the experiences of women in the computer science industry. You will have the opportunity to learn about our panelists' stories and career paths, what it's like to be in the industry, and how you can thrive in tech!

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/ACMWxSWE

Facebook Crush Your Coding Interview

Are you feeling overwhelmed by recruiting season? Do whiteboarding problems scare you? Don’t worry! Join Facebook for a technical interview workshop to help you Crush Your Coding interviews.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/fb-acmw

Bloomberg Resume Workshop and Terminal Demo

Join us over Zoom to hear from Bloomberg Software Engineers on how to perfect your resume so it stands out to recruiters. They will also be doing a demo of their core product, the Bloomberg Terminal!

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/rsvp-bloomberg-event

Grace Hopper & Tapia Conference Reflection

If you attended the Grace Hopper Celebration or the Tapia Conference, or if you are curious about what happened at these conferences, consider joining us for a reflection on our experiences at both of these conferences! This event is open to EVERYONE, whether you attended the conferences or not. Join us over Zoom as we show a short presentation on the overview of each conference, break out into discussion groups to talk about what we learned from the workshops we participated in, and end with tips and advice for those who are interested in attending the conferences next year.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/ghc-tapia-rsvp

Coffee Chats with Bloomberg

Bloomberg Engineering will be holding virtual coffee chats with UW students on October 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm PST. They would love to chat with you then! Bloomberg's engineers are happy to answer any questions you may have about Bloomberg and talk to you about the 2021 Software Engineer Full Time position as well as the 2021 Software Engineer Intern position. After registering, you will receive an additional email to select your personal 15 minute time slot.

Sign-Up Here: http://tinyurl.com/y6yxjysp

Autumn 2020 Member Meeting

Join us for our first Member Meeting of the year! Whether you’re a current member or you’re just curious what ACM-W is, we’re excited to give all CSE students a space to meet each other, make new friends, and build community. We invite you to attend via Zoom this quarter to meet other people in the club who share an interest in supporting, celebrating, and advocating for women in computing.

We’ll start by introducing ourselves and what it means to be an ACM-W member, break into small groups to do some fun and quick icebreaker activities, then we’ll have a panel of upperclassmen CSE students who will answer questions about useful opportunities and resources inside and outside of the Allen School.

RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/acmwmmau20