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[CALL FOR SPEAKERS for: General Computing, Data Science/Big Data]

January 15, 2025 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

The Association of Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org/about-acm/about-the-acm-organization is the world’s largest computing society, handling Computer Science conferences and publications. The San Francisco Bay Area ACM is a local professional chapter, a non-profit 501c(3), founded in 1957. We hold two meetups a month on (1) General Computing will change to the 4th Tuesday of the month, and (2) Data Science SIG, on data mining, deep learning or big data on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Among these Meetups, we recently emphasis Security & Social Modeling discussions.

We are introducing more talks on Genetics and Medicine starting in the fall of 2024, normally have 30-100 people attending our talks since returning to in-person meetings after the pandemic years, with more people (either RSVP on Meetup page or not) prefer attending our meetings remote.

See also our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/sfbayacm) with OVER 240 past talks. And you can find our Security & Social Modeling talks on YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL87GtQd0bfJyVsBgkL-TyNzZhsNOYK2v_ .

In general, we are seeking speakers to book in advance. Talks could be like something you would see at a computing conference, an educational subject for experienced computing professionals. It is fine to err on the side of more technical, algorithmic or mathematical.
If you would like to submit a talk proposal, please provide the following:

  • 3 available dates (General Computing on 4th Tuesday of the month) or (DS on 3rd Wed of the month). We skip December for talks.
  • speaker name, phone, email, LinkedIn (or picture)
  • talk title
  • talk description (include any desired links, related reading)
  • speaker bio (include any desired links)

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS IN general computing area as listed by ACM:
* internet of things
* cyber security
* information retrieval
* semantic web
* virtualization
* embedded and real time systems
* cryptography
* bitcoin & related block chain
* human computer interaction
* virtual reality
* large scale networks
* robotics
* quantum computing
* 5g or 6g wireless

And hot topics in Silicon Valley:
* startups, VC funding, how to pitch to VCs
* women or minorities in computing (to support)
* hiring or being hired
* science fair
* computing to support fusion, lab works for national projects
* major open source software
* Genetics
* Bio Info
* Medicines

Coordinating with professors from Stanford, we will introduce more speakers in Genetics, Bio Info and Medicine regularly, and move our General computing series to the fourth Tuesdays of a month. And we will move Data Science speaker series to the third Wednesday. Most dates in 2024 have been filled already. We are open to accept proposals for 2025. If you can be a backup speaker on call in 2024, please specify which months you will be available on either the third Wednesday or the fourth Tuesday in 2024 with your abstract proposal.

On the left side of the Meetup page, in the “Organizers:” box, there is a “Contact” button you can use for the submission, use “general computing”, “S&S” or “DS SIG” talk at the beginning to propose your talk. You may send your proposal to Speakers@sfbayACM.net for multiple attentions as well.

You can also contact me (Greg Makowski) about sponsorship opportunities for our non-profit organization. We are run by unpaid volunteers. If you provide financial sponsorship, sponsor food or the video recording for a night or talk series, we can offer either
a) a “thank you for the donation letter with our 501c(3) non-profit tax ID” for your tax deduction
b) “thank the sponsor” time to address the event audience during the “upcoming events” period of one of our events (7:00 – 7:10)
c) opt-in registration information of the attendees
d) “thank the sponsor” branding on the video, posted on our YouTube video channel of our talks
e) a banner in our monthly email newsletter to 6,000 opt-in bay area computing professionals or a section of our print newsletter to members only
f) make a suggestion and we can see what we can do, constrained by our volunteer effort and non-profit status.

Liana Ye, Program Chair, and Greg Makowski, Business Development Lead and Data Science SIG Chair


January 15, 2025
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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SF Bay ACM Chapter
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