After a brief hiatus, the Software Developers Association @ ASU is reopening for business! We are pleased to announce that we will be back to full operational status before the start of the Fall 2013 semester.
There is a great deal of support coming our way from faculty, alumni and industry partners which we will discuss as the details unfold. For now, I will at least lay out a few of our plans and the more distant vision that we have for SoDA. All of the ideas are open for discussion/criticism. Most of these are still in the planning stages, so now’s the perfect time for some impactful input! Our Facebook page is linked at the end of this post, so please head on over there if you have anything you would like to say.
- Back to weekly meetings! We will work hard to provide weekly entertainment/brain-dumps from industry experts and local enthusiasts. Students are always welcome to present at meetings, so step forward if you have a topic you would like to discuss with us.
- Food/drinks provided by sponsors – free pizza is always good, let us know if you have other suggestions for nourishment
- Group projects with available mentorship
- Programming competition(s) – the WCS (Women in Computer Science) org does a great job hosting their programming competitions and we want to help support that, and potentially host more of them.
- Hackfests! What better way to knock out a fun side project than borrowing a few extra minds for an evening?
- LAN Parties similar to the one previously hosted by Microsoft.
- Hackerspace - Tempe is in desperate need of a community-operated hackerspace. We want to help ASU students get connected with local developers in an ongoing operation outside of SoDA meetings. Not very many groups or individuals are as well-connected with people in industry and on campus as this organization is. We want to take advantage of this position we have and help connect all of the dots.
- Community Connections – many students have a huge amount of talent and knowledge that they want to apply but they can’t think of a fun project to work on. We can work to connect them with people who have project ideas and are willing to hire/collaborate to see their visions come to life.
With the help of faculty, alumni and industry partnerships, SoDA will be back on its feet in no time. There is still much to be done. Stay tuned – we will be sending out updates over summer break.
If you have any input on the topics we have mentioned, please discuss them on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASU-SoDA/349326713879
** NOTE: We are in need of a few motivated students to help fill officer roles for the upcoming fall semester. Please contact the current president for more details! **
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The Software Developers Association @ ASU is the largest software development organization on ASU campus. Our current leadership will be graduating in May 2012, so it is necessary to hold elections as soon as possible in order to prevent the dissolution of the organization.
Elections will be held before the end of this semester, so it is important that if you wish to run for any of the available positions, you submit this as soon as possible. Elections will take place after each candidate is given a few minutes to present to the rest of the organization why they wish to be elected as a SoDA officer. Elected officers will shadow current officers for the remainder of the semester in order to establish an understanding of how to complete organization related tasks.
Please fill out the following form and email it to email@example.com.
Intent to Run Form (docx)
Intent to Run Form (pdf)
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Hey there! As many of you have probably heard, the Fulton Schools of Engineering are hosting a special event called the Engineering Open House, in which many intelligent students will present exhibits highlighting engineering through the use of fun demos. As software developers, this is easy for us, as most of our projects from classes or from personal work are all demo-able. For this reason, SoDA is requesting an area so that we can show off what many of our members have accomplished during their education at ASU.
More info: http://more.engineering.asu.edu/openhouse/
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be a part of our exhibit. This is a great chance to get feedback about your creations, and to network with others.
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Meeting #3′s guest speaker, Alex Logvin, is an ASU graduate from T-Mobile. Alex has worked in the wireless communication industry for the past few years, specializing in topics ranging from 4g technologies and wireless infrastructure to emerging mobile software marketplaces for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.
Come join us for discussion on the future of mobile platforms, an insider view of mobile software marketplaces and wireless technologies, and see how mobile technology can impact your future career as Software Developers!
The meeting will be held this Thursday (02/23/12) from 6:30PM to 9:30PM in Brickyard Artisan Court, Room 110 (BYAC110)
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Tonight’s speaker is Aaron Matos from Jobing.com! Among his talking points will be:
- Aaron’s story of founding Jobing.com, an internet tech company before the dot-com bubble.
- Career advice for software developers looking to land jobs with the best companies.
- How we use software to solve big problems at Jobing.com.
- What Jobing.com looks for in order to higher the absolute best software developers.
Be sure to be there, remember the meeting begins tonight (Thursday, Feb 9th) at 6:30pm in BYAC 110!
Calling all Phoenix Area Software Developers!
Have you heard a lot about “Test Driven Development”, “Pair/Extreme Programming”, “Agile Software Development”, and “Software Craftsmanship” but never had real life exposure to this stuff?
Have you wanted to meet other developers in the valley and learn with them?
Have you always wanted to create artificial life?
Then join Phoenix’s rendition of the Global Day of Code Retreat–proudly sponsored by Visionary Software Solutions and Fractal Innovations– on Saturday December 3rd, starting at 10 am!
We’ll be practicing our Code Fu on Conway’s Game of Life in a series of 45 minute sessions designed to help you meet new people, practice problem solving, and write better code!
To learn more and RSVP, please visit http://phxcoderetreat.eventbrite.com/
We look forward to seeing you there!
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