The Coming Monday — Derek: Tech Talk about Tumblr!!!

Let’s keep this blog short, so it might imitate a “tumblelog.”

Event: Derek Gottfrid (, API lead at Tumblr, will give us an interesting tech talk about Tumblr
Date: February 27, 2012 Monday
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Courant Institue Room 517
Address: 251 Mercer Street, New York

Tech Startups and Wall Street

When: Tuesday, February 7th
Where: 251 Mercer St, Room 317

About the Talk
SecondMarket is continuously iterating and developing its platform for trading alternative assets. In this talk, find out from Michael Lysaght, SecondMarkets VP of Engineering, how its technology platform has gone through a number of major overhauls, the reasons for these changes and where we are today. Also Michael will discuss how software is built at SecondMarket using a blend of Test Driven Development, Agile and Scrum.

How We Work
SecondMarket’s technology team has 45 people and is located downtown in the heart of the financial district. Even though we operate in the financial markets, our goal is to dramatically change the way in which these markets work. At our core, we operate as a small technology startup. Our development teams are cross functional comprising of Engineers, Product Management, Interaction Designers and QA, all working together on the same product. Software is developed using short development cycles of two
weeks or less, so we experience the gratification of seeing our work in production quickly and often. We use industry best practices such as continuous integration and continuous deployment. Our culture is central to who we are. We encourage participation in the local NY community and we all share a passion for learning.

About SecondMarket
SecondMarket is the marketplace for alternative investments and an online destination to get market data, connect with other investors and transact in assets such as private company stock, fixed income, public equity and bankruptcy claims. SecondMarket makes it easier to transact in fragmented markets by connecting buyers and sellers in an online investment platform and providing the market and operations expertise to complete trades. Since the firm was founded in 2004, more than 75,000 individuals and institutions have signed up to SecondMarket and billions of dollars in alternative investment transactions have been completed.

ACM’s First Joint Venture with Poly’s EIA, Featuring Fred Wilson

Join NYU Poly’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association for their first event of the spring semester: Commercializing your idea! Hear start-up success stories from names like Fred Wilson of Union Square ventures, mingle with fellow entrepreneurs while you grub on delicious FREE food! EIA seeks to create an ecosystem that will build on NYU Poly’s i2e mission: providing students with the concepts of entrepreneurship, the benefits of self-employment, and the step-by-step path for launching and commercializing ideas.

When: February 10th, 4pm-6pm
Where: LC 400, @NYU Poly
Why: Because it will be awesome
For more information and to RSVP please email

Spring 2012 ACM Meetings

ACM meetings are on every Tuesday nights at 7PM this semester. We planned lots of exciting nights for you. You can take a look at our tentative agenda at Besides, you can sign up our mailing list for updated information at The first meeting will be next week, 31st January 2012. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Weekly ACM Meeting Fall ‘11

What’s up, nerds?
We host a weekly meeting every Monday from 8:00 PM in CIWW Room 312.
Spend this awesome semester with coding, planning, playing and hacking (Max’s words) with us!
See you all there!

Memefactory is Friday April 22nd at 8:30 pm in CIWW 109.

1. An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one
individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.

Have you ever wondered where memes come from? Be prepared to take a
tour through the internet: the good, the bad, but mostly the ugly. The
gentlemen of memefactory will take you through /b/, the rules of the
internet, how to piss off Xzibit, how much power you need (hint: it’s
> 9000), what you should do when the low battery light comes on and
you’re busy (challenge accepted), how to save money, and more. There
will be pizza and soda, as usual. Don’t miss this one. Seriously.
We’ve been planning this all year.

Memefactory is Friday April 22nd at 8:30 pm in CIWW 109.

A great video by Eric Hong: ACM @ NYU – MakerBot + EggBot

Like the video?
Just come to our weekly meetings.
The MakerBot and the EggBot are waiting for you =)


Daniel Goddemeyer will give a talk about IDEO this Tuesday

Daniel Goddemeyer, an employee at IDEO will come in to meet us on 3/22 (first Tuesday back from break).
We will start at our usual 7 pm and would go for about an hour or so.
You will want to go to room 317 in Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street, New York NY).

What is IDEO? source: Wikipedia
IDEO is a design and innovation consultancy founded in Palo Alto, California, United States with other offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Boston, London, Munich and Shanghai. The company helps design products, services, environments, and digital experiences. Additionally, the company has become increasingly involved in management consulting.

ACM meeting tomorrow (3/1)


We will be having a meeting tomorrow (3/1) at 7 PM in CIWW 317. We will be working on both the 3D printer and Egg Bot, but the highlight of tomorrow will 3 more demos. They are:

Tengchao: Another implementation of SOLE that integrates the hash function of Blake, one of the SHA-3 finalists.
Andrew: Graphics, animation, and UI with Processing
Tamreen: Quick Introduction to Haskell

See you all there!

Weekly ACM Meeting Spring ‘11

What’s up, nerds?
We host a weekly meeting every Tuesday from 7:00 PM in CIWW Room 317.
Spend this awesome semester with printing, planning, playing and hacking (Max’s words) with us!
See you all there!

Stephen Messer will teach us mindreading

Next Tuesday (Feb 22, 2011) at 7:00 PM we have a mind reader by the name of Stephen Messer coming in to read our minds and maybe even teach us a thing or two.

the 2010 SPRING HACK @ NYU’s Courant Institute

The ACM and ADI at Columbia, as well as the ACM and tech@NYU at NYU, are excited to present a new opportunity for undergraduate students interested in the interface of technology and entrepreneurship: HackNY. works to federate NYC students with NYC startups by facilitating a summer internship program and by building a community among the next generation of NYC hackers. Starting in 2010, the summer program includes pedagogical lectures as well as dinners with local and nonlocal upstarts, hackers, and founders.

All NYC students are invited to a 24-hour hackathon at NYU April 2-3, 7pm-7pm, and all NYC startups are invited to submit to demo their hot technologies, share their APIs and data, and impress NYC’s next generation of code powerhouses, many of whom will be looking for summer internships.

All students are invited to RSVP to Please include your full name, University, class year, and major.

All students including MS and PhD are welcome to join us!

NYC’s first intercollegiate hackathon, April 2-3, 7pm-7pm *free* @NYU

Weekly ACM Meeting Spring ’10

What’s up, nerds?

We host a weekly meeting every Thursday from 9:00 PM in Room 311.
Spend this awesome semester with printing, planning, playing and hacking (Max’s words) with us!

See you all there!



Plastic today, Skynet tomorrow!

Members of NYU ACM joined soldering irons and screwdrivers to build a 3d printer from scratch.
Pictures in ‘maker bot’.


The NYU Chapter of ACM is proud to cosponsor Memefactory.

Right after the ACM Kick-off Meeting, we will join the event:
Friday, October 9 at 7:30 PM
CIWW 109

We hope that you join us for this incredible event.

Kick-off Meeting

The NYU Chapter of ACM is hosting a kickoff meeting for this year!

Mark your calendars:
Friday, October 9, 2009
6:00 PM
CIWW Room 317

Join us for an exciting meeting with delicious pizza and refreshments. Come and meet our new officers, learn what the ACM is about and hear our exciting events we have planned for this year.

We are excited to present a demonstration of an RFID. We will guide you to some exciting features of the RFID. So, if you want to know what it is, or see it in action, this might be a good opportunity!

The ACM also proudly cosponsors Memefactory which starts from 7:30. Join us for this exciting event as well.

This event is open to everyone in the CS community at NYU.
We hope to see you all there!

RepRap Resistors


Self-Replicating 3D Printer Spells Doom for Us All!

Zach Smith is coming for a second talk about NYCResistor. This time they will be presenting RepRap 3D printer. RepRap is an open source project to create a self-replicating 3D printer.

Monday, February 23
Room 317, Courant
6:30 – 8:30

For those of you who came to our last event, and for those of you who missed it, this is a great chance to learn more about ACM, NYCResistor and hardware hacking. As always there will be free pizza and drinks.

Corporate Tech Panel co-sponsored with WinC

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
6:30pm, Courant Room 109

Hear technology professionals from various business sectors talk about how technology is used in their company, the issues that they currently face, and what is in store for the future.

The first half of the panel discussion will consist of a moderator-led Q&A, and the second half will be an open Q&A with the audience. A reception with refreshments will follow outside room 109.

Featuring representatives from :
Goldman Sachs

Resumes will be collected, so please bring one copy per company.

Co-sponsored by WinC, ACM and MACS

Hope to see you there!

NYC Resistors Bre Pettis

NYU ACM Chapter presents….

Bre Pettis of NYC Resistors and MAKE magazine

Desperate Collaboration, Rats, and Cooking with High Voltage Electricity

Bre Pettis, producer of the almost published book, Hackerspaces: The Beginning will explain how to start a hackerspace and tell some stories of disaster, misery, and woe.

Monday February 2, 2009
Room 317 Courant
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Bre Pettis makes things. He is a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn and in his recent past he’s been host of Make: Magazine’s Weekend Projects podcast. Bre is passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY.

“The First Internet Election?”

John Perry Barlow – October 27th, 2008 – 3:30pm
“The First Internet Election?”

See the talk on YouTube!

John Perry Barlow, American poet, essayist, and cyberactivist, will explore the notion that the 2008 presidential election was the first true “Internet Election”.

John Perry Barlow