Hangout Fridays are held every Friday afternoon as a way to socialize with other ACM members outside of a academic context. We usually play a variety of board, card, and video games which include Cards Against Humanity, Team Fortress 2, and others. Stop by our office in Eng 3-103 sometime and join us!

Hack-a-thons are weekend competitions where participants can create their own product from an idea that they program themselves over the course of the competition. Aside from a prize towards the selected winning team, these competitions often offer oppurtunities to learn new skills and to network with companies seeking to hire new employees or interns. This year ACM is campaigning to hold the first hackathon for CSULB students, BeachHack, during the Spring 2016 semester. If you're interested in helping with the planning of BeachHack, send me a note at chair@csulb.acm.org!

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a team-based programming competition. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 2,000 universities from over 80 countries on six continents. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. Every year ACM sends a several teams of CSULB students to compete.