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Craig Holcomb <[log in to unmask]>
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Craig Holcomb <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 29 May 2012 10:16:00 -0400
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 BACM Members and Guests,

The Baltimore ACM Chapter invites you to join us for our third annual Flash
Talks on Computing, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting
 of the Chapter.

The program will consist of up to twelve, five-minute flash talks
on various topics related to computing.

When: Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00 PM

Where: The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Do you have something to say about a topic related to computing?
Please submit a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) to Craig Holcomb,
[log in to unmask]
Slots are still available.

Previous years topics included:

   - How to Make a Difference in National IT Policy with USACM
   - Enterprise Information Systems Architectural Framework
   - The Mechanics of Web-Scale Services: An Engineer's Perspective
   - Internet voting: can we make it secure for private organizations?
   - Bmoresmart: Nonprofits Need IT Support Too!
   - Ethical Issues in Computing
   - Electronic Health Records: - 3 approaches from 3 standards bodies
   - Using Sound for Program Understanding
   - Synthetic Yeast: Designing a Microbial Engineer
   - The Baltimore Node
   - Voting Technology: Maryland, the US and the World
   - Certification Organizations for Computing and Information Technology
   - Around the World
   - Encapsulation
   - Bringing Google Fiber to Baltimore
   - Plea for Accessible Technology


If enough people are interested in having dinner, we will have dinner at
the Engineering Society at 6:00 PM.  We need a minimum of 12 to have
dinner, and 30 to have a buffet dinner.  Once we meet our minimum number, I
will contact those people to decide on the dinner choices and arrange

Because seating is limited at this event, we would appreciate if you would
let us know if you will attend.
Please email Craig Holcomb at [log in to unmask], and let him know if you
will be joining us for dinner and the talks, or just the talks.
Please provide your name and the names of any guests. We will include you
on further announcements and updates.

Annual Executive Council Elections

As part of our general meeting we will have elections of next year's
Executive Council.  As chapter by-laws limit officers' term length we need
new canadites.  The offices up for election are Chair, Vice Chair, and
Treasurer.  If you would like to serve on the council and continue to
improve our chapter, please contact Dr. Joyce Little, chair of the
nominating committee.


Now is a great time to renew your  BACM membership, or to finally join by
using the PayPal link

Dues in the Baltimore ACM Chapter ( annual):

$25 for a regular membership,
$100 for a supporting membership,
$5 for a student



Light Rail:

From the light rail stop at Howard and Centre, walk a block north,
turn right on Monument, then go four blocks east to Mt. Vernon Place.
The light rail schedule is on the web at:

Driving Directions:

From the south:

Either take 95 to Exit 53 and follow the signs to Inner Harbor, or
take 295, continuing as the freeway ends and becomes Russell St. Turn
Right on Pratt Street. Turn Left on Charles Street (one-way North).
Follow Charles Street north one mile to Baltimore's Washington
Monument. At the monument, turn left on Monument Street (also known as
Mt. Vernon Place). Follow one block to Cathedral Street and turn left.
Go one short block across the square. The Engineering Society will be
on your left. The Peabody Court Hotel is immediately on your right,
facing the Washington Monument.

From the north:

Take 83 south and exit on Guilford Ave. Turn right on to Madison St.
and take it west, crossing Charles St. and then left to Cathedral St.
Then directions are as above.

Additional directions, details, and a Google Maps link are here: .


Valet parking is available for $10 (with ESB validation) at the
Peabody Court Hotel across Cathedral St. or in the Walters Art Museum
lot for $8 at Cathedral and Centre St.

Thank you for your attention,

The  BACM Executive Committee
Craig Holcomb, Chair
William Edelstein, Vice Chair
Glenn Speights, Secretary
Jason Pyeron, Treasurer
Emil Volcheck, Past Chair

Baltimore ACM Website:


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