Computer Science Society

As the NEIU ACM chapter, we welcome all NEIU students interested in computer science to establish a community of future Computer Science Rockstars.

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The CSS’s mission is to encourage networking, academic success and professional growth in students with a passion for the advancement of computer science and its applications.


Latest Events

Oct
17
Thu
JavaScript Workshop @ LWH 3106
Oct 17 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am

What to learn?

The workshop will go through the JavaScript fundamentals, as well as some coding challenges

What to bring?

Laptop

What else is there?

Registration and more information

Oct
22
Tue
Whiteboarding Workshop
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technical interviews can be nerve-wracking but especially when facing a whiteboard challenge which are an integral tests of technical interviews.
Employers like whiteboards because it shows how the candidate thinks.

The CSS club is organizing a series of whiteboarding and problem solving workshops during the Fall semester, the workshops provide practice on solving problems employers use during real interviews, and help students build strong computer science and problem solving fundamentals that can be applied to real interview and industry problems.

Minimum requirements: Although the workshops are for students who finished Programming II, Everyone is welcome.

Nov
5
Tue
Whiteboarding Workshop
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technical interviews can be nerve-wracking but especially when facing a whiteboard challenge which are an integral tests of technical interviews.
Employers like whiteboards because it shows how the candidate thinks.

The CSS club is organizing a series of whiteboarding and problem solving workshops during the Fall semester, the workshops provide practice on solving problems employers use during real interviews, and help students build strong computer science and problem solving fundamentals that can be applied to real interview and industry problems.

Minimum requirements: Although the workshops are for students who finished Programming II, Everyone is welcome.

Nov
19
Tue
Whiteboarding Workshop
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technical interviews can be nerve-wracking but especially when facing a whiteboard challenge which are an integral tests of technical interviews.
Employers like whiteboards because it shows how the candidate thinks.

The CSS club is organizing a series of whiteboarding and problem solving workshops during the Fall semester, the workshops provide practice on solving problems employers use during real interviews, and help students build strong computer science and problem solving fundamentals that can be applied to real interview and industry problems.

Minimum requirements: Although the workshops are for students who finished Programming II, Everyone is welcome.

Dec
3
Tue
Whiteboarding Workshop
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technical interviews can be nerve-wracking but especially when facing a whiteboard challenge which are an integral tests of technical interviews.
Employers like whiteboards because it shows how the candidate thinks.

The CSS club is organizing a series of whiteboarding and problem solving workshops during the Fall semester, the workshops provide practice on solving problems employers use during real interviews, and help students build strong computer science and problem solving fundamentals that can be applied to real interview and industry problems.

Minimum requirements: Although the workshops are for students who finished Programming II, Everyone is welcome.

 


Latest News

NEIU Local Hack Day

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The First Place Prize

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Used a light sensor to detect when the lights were off and would turn on the Christmas lights and use a RasperryPy to make them light up in time to the music.

Opening Ceremony:

Watch a video of the event here:

On December 1st Northeastern Illinois University hosted its very own hackathon! The event was a huge success drawing a total of 44 people including students from NEIU, Triton College and even students from local high schools! The event was organized by the Computer Science Society and Game Maker Club with Claudiu Moise taking the role of lead supervisor.

The event was part of the Local Hack Day meta-event hosted by Major League Hacking that attracted more than +7000 STEM students from across +40 countries. MLH is the official hackathon sponsor for student hackathons throughout the United States and were official sponsors of this event.

The best part? NEIU was the only university to host this event in the entire city of Chicago! Talk about an open market!

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are learning focused invention marathons where participants dream up fun, interesting projects and work in small teams to bring them to life! Participants are given categories and are encouraged to use their creativity to make a project that stretches the boundaries of technology!

Hackathons are a great opportunity to work with technology you’ve never tried before!

Another big perk of hackathons is that many companies use these events as a way of recruiting CS students for jobs and internships! Most of the time there is also plenty of free food, free T-shirts/goodies, technical workshops to learn new skills, and prizes for winners of the competition!

Our own Hackathon had a 1st place prize of $80 worth of Amazon gift cards to be split among the team. There was also a 2nd place prize featuring some Microsoft branded socks (because why not).

Check out some photos of the event:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ACM?

The Association of Computing Machinery (or ACM) is the world’s largest international membership organization dedicated to computing. Founded in 1947, the ACM has matured into an organization made up of over 100,000 members and more than 600 local and university chapters. The ACM is well-known for its numerous publications that offer unique perspectives from leading professionals in the computing industry. It is also well-known for its Digital Library, the world’s most comprehensive collection of computing materials, including millions of pages of full-text articles, journals, and conference proceedings dating back to the 1950s.

How is the Computer Science Society affiliated with the ACM?

The Computer Science Society (CSS) at Northeastern Illinois University is one of the ACM’s many University Chapters. Chartered during the summer of 2013, we strive to uphold the mission of the ACM by delivering learning materials and professional opportunities in computer science to students in the NEIU community.

Who makes up the Computer Science Society?

We are made up of NEIU’s most obsessed computer science enthusiasts and we are thrilled at every opportunity we get to learn about something new in computing. Many of NEIU’s graduate and undergraduate computer science majors belong to the CSS, but we welcome all NEIU students and members of the ACM to join us in our weekly activities.

What kind of things do we do we do in the CSS?

Well, we often find ourselves engaged in things like programming projects or heated discussions about computing technologies. But, we have also been known to break out the board games and game consoles and watch movies for fun. If you are interested in joining an exciting and diverse group of learners engaged in computer science, you don’t have to look any further! We are the one and only NEIU computer science club.