Past Events

Jimmy Wales TalkCory Doctorow TalkCS Careers Roundtable
Morgan Stanely TalkDMCA TalkNextFest

Talk Featuring Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia - January 31st @ 3:30 pm

As part of Evan Korth's Computers and Society course and NYU's Free Culture series we will have a talk by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. Thetalk is co-hosted by NYU's Free Culture, ACM and Women in Computing chapters. Jimmy will be giving a talk entitled "Free Culture, Transparency, and Search." You can read more about Jimmy on his Wikipedia entry.
Here are the full details:

Jimmy Wales
Owner, Wikia, Inc.; Founder, Wikipedia; President, Wikimedia Foundation
"Free culture, Transparency, and Search"
Wednesday, January 31st @ 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Courant Institute,
251 Mercer Street, Room 109

Free and open to the public.

Talk Featuring Cory Doctorow - January 19th @ 5 pm

The Association for Computing Machinery and Free Culture @ NYU are hosting a talk with's Cory Doctorow. The talk in entitled: “State of the Copyfight 2007: Looking up, not out of the woods yet.” Cory is also a Sci-Fi writer and an anti-DRM activist. The event will be at the Courant Institute in Room 109 at 5pm-7pm and is open to any.

Computer Science Careers Roundtable Discussion


The Courant Institute’s Department of Computer Science, The NYU Chapter of ACM, and Women in Computing at NYU invite you to A Roundtable Discussion: “How our Courant Computer Science Classes Impacted our Career Trajectories”.

Featuring two distinguished alumni of the Courant Computer Science undergraduate program:
    David S. Kaufman, Class of 1980
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ARAMARK
    Susan M. Puglia, Class of 1981
    Vice President, Technical Support and Quality, IBM

Pizza and other refreshments will be served. An advance response to Mark Hansen, mark.hansen [at], would be helpful and appreciated.

Copyright Talk with Professor Jamie Boyle


Free Culture @ NYU and the ACM Present Professor Jamie Boyle of Duke Law School in conversation with Fred Benenson and Inga Chernyak: "Are we paying too much attention to the DMCA and what are we missing?"

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is one of the most controversial laws relating to copyright. It not only forbids picking the digital locks that protect copyrighted work, but also the dissemination of such information, with wide ranging consequences. While some consider the DMCA unconstitutional, many others simply attempt to work around it in their daily operations. Join us as Jamie Boyle and Free Culture @ NYU ask whether or not the DMCA is worth fighting over, and what we are risking by paying too close attention to it. Download the flier for this event.

Morgan Stanely Tech Talk

MS Talk
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 6:30 p.m.
    1314 Warren Weaver Hall

New York University's ACM chapter will be hosting an information technology session on Tuesday, September 19 with representatives from Morgan Stanley on the topic of mobile computing. Students will also have a chance to speak with recruiters from the company and drop off resumes. Refreshments will be served, and Windows Mobile Smartphone will auctioned off. Download the flier for this event.

Wired NextFest


The NYU ACM will be visiting the Wired NextFest Saturday September 30. The NextFest is "a four-day festival of innovative products and technologies that are transforming our world." You can learn more about it at

It's not too late to get tickets! The cost is $12 for students at the door and admission includes a free subscription to Wired magazine.

We will be meeting in the lobby of Warren Weaver Hall at 12:30 for those who wish to travel to NextFest together. Otherwise you can just meet us at the entrance to the Javits center at 1:00 PM.