The ACM is the major professional society for computer scientists. It was established in the 1940s and has over 75,000 members. The department has a student chapter of the ACM known as the BC Computer Science Society which holds regular meetings, hosts a speaker series and sponsors other events. Professor Signorile is the faculty advisor for our student chapter.
An association of more than 190 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies.
A nonprofit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields. Prof. Katherine Lowrie is the faculty advisor of our student chapter of WICS (women in computer science).
Develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
Software tools for the professional programmer.
Since 1975 the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world.
LOPSA is a non-profit organization formed to advance the practice of system administration, to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners, and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.