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January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are seeking speakers for our General Computing talk series on the 3rd Wed of the month, or Data Science, on the 4th Monday of the month. We are also seeking speakers for a women panel, in October 2018.

Available dates for speakers in 2019:

General Computing talks on 3rd Wed: 2/20/19, 3/20, 4/17, 5/22, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20/19

Data Science SIG talks on 4th Monday in general: 1/28/19, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29, 5/20, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/21, 11/18/19


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 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and (2) Data Science SIG, on data mining, deep learning or big data on the 4th Monday of the month. We generally have 100-150 people attending our talks. See also our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/sfbayacm) with ~120 past talks. Twice a year, we host a Saturday class, a Professional Development Seminar. We promote our talks to over 8,000 bay area computing professionals. Since 2009, we have been hosting the ACM Data Science Camp, a mini-conference for up to 410 participants and 28 speakers – in mid-October.

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, provide the following:
* 3 available dates (DS on 4th Monday of the month) or (General Computing 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)

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” or “DS SIG” talk at the beginning to propose your talk.

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.

Thanks, Greg Makowski, Business Development Lead and Data Science SIG Chair


January 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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