Talks & Events

RetailMeNot Company Day

Date: Oct 6, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: GDC Atrium

At RetailMeNot, we’re passionate about building innovative software solutions that deliver compelling digital offers to help our users save money, while continuing to drive value for our merchant partners. Our reach is wide: we’ve built an audience of 20MM+ mobile visitors, 30MM+ email subscribers, 600MM+ desktop web visitors, and 500+ merchant partners.

We're currently actively recruiting for Software Engineer Full Time and Internship positions. As a Software Engineer at RetailMeNot, we’ll champion your entrepreneurial spirit to help us solve tough challenges and disrupt the status quo. From our RMN Labs, Hackathons, and weekly Tech Talks to our risk-taking culture of transparency and innovation, you’re in control of your success. You'll work side by side with the best and brightest industry pioneers with proven experience in mobile development, responsive design, big data intelligence, machine learning... Read more

ACM Tech Talk w/ Medallia

Date: Oct 6, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: GDC 5.302

ACM Tech talk with Medallia

Medallia provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Customer Experience Management (CEM) and Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) software and services to hospitality, retail, financial services, high-tech, and business-to-business (B2B) companies in the United States and internationally.

IBM Company Day

Date: Oct 7, 2015 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: GDC Atrium

Stop by and learn about IBM!

IBM Job Fair

Date: Oct 7, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: GDC 2.216/GDC Atrium

IBM Presentation: 6:00-6:45pm GDC 2.216
IBM Job Fair: 6:45pm-7:30pm GDC Atrium
**On Site Catering, SWAG for all & Raffle – Three Newly released Raspberry PI 2 Model B

BRING YOUR RESUME & Come chat with the following Groups

  • IBM Cloud
  • IBM Design
  • IBM Mobile
  • IBM Summit
  • IBM Systems
  • IBM Watson

From curing cancer to energizing and extending the fan experience to predicting natural disasters, IBM and its world class partnerships with Apple, Twitter, and Facebook are transforming industries faster than ever before.  Investing $10s of billions of dollars in Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Security, IBM is changing the way the world works, tackling the industry's most difficult problems. Come and chat with the IBM recruiting team to learn about how you can be an essential part of driving innovation... Read more

Food for Thought with Schlumberger - “Project Team Collaboration and Interaction”

Date: Oct 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Satya Pappu - Studio Architect/TeamLead

Between 2001 and 2012, Satya worked on various products as OpenSpirit (integrating GIS visualization), or OpenWorks (integrating PresGraf – pore pressure computing software), or Petris INDS Enterprise / DrillNET/OMS/REDMS. Since 2012 Satya works on Petrel Studio, on the Data Environment Manager Find, Studio Manager Petrel, Studio Manager Framework and Studio Manager Techlog Plugin as well as Studio Foundation. Satya holds the dual role in being architect and team leader.

ACM Gaming Night

Date: Oct 9, 2015 7:00pm - 11:55pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Pizza!  Snacks! Games! Fun! Join us for a night of your favorite games with your favorite people! Free for members and very cheap for non-members!

ACM Gaming Night

Date: Oct 10, 2015 12:00am - 7:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Pizza!  Snacks! Games! Fun! Join us for a night of your favorite games with your favorite people! Free for members and very cheap for non-members!


Date: Oct 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:00pm

A 12 hour hack day part of the global LocalHackDay event.

Rise & Dine

Date: Oct 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium


How to Network @ Grace Hopper w/ WiCS and Pinterest

Date: Oct 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: GDC 4.302

Come out to have some fun with WiCS and Pinterest as well as learn how to network when you're at Grace Hopper (or even just come out to brush up on your networking technique in general, it all applies!)

Delivering Google Maps for Android - presented by Spiceworks

Date: Oct 12, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Spiceworks, 3700 North Capital of Texas Highway #100, Austin, TX 78746

Spiceworks invites you to stop by their headquarters on Monday, October 12th for an evening with Google's Engineering Manager,Vikki Tang. The discussion topic will be "Delivering Google Maps for Android." Be sure to bring your questions and a friend!

In true Spiceworks fashion, this will be a casual evening with beverages and food on-hand.

Please, RSVP today to save your seat. 

ACM Tech Workshop w/ American Express

Date: Oct 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: GDC 5.302

Association for Computing Machinery will host American Express for an interactive tech workshop in the GDC

Bloomberg Search Tech Talk

Date: Oct 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Grad Tea Time with Spiceworks

Date: Oct 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: GDC 4.202


CS Roadshow General Meeting #4

Date: Oct 14, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: GDC 4.302


Come out to CS Roadshow's 4th general meeting to help us prepare for our October events! Food will be provided :)

MAD Hack Night

Date: Oct 15, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

MAD is having a hack night where you can come to eat free pizza and snacks, as well as hangout with your friends and work on projects. MAD officers will be there to help you with your projects or help you get started on a new one. This is a chance for you to set aside some time to make something cool and meet awesome people!

Jolly Game Gam

Date: Oct 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:55pm
Location: GDC 6.302


State Farm Coding Competition 2015

Date: Oct 17, 2015 8:00pm - 11:55pm
Location: Online

Register here!

Who: Contest open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

What: State Farm JAVA coding competition.

When: Contest begins on October 17, 2015 at 8:00PM CST and will end at October 17, 2015 at 11:59PM CST.

Where: Online competition.

Sponsor: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; 3 State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61791. State Farm is in the business of insurance and financial products and services.

See official rules for more information.

Jolly Game Jam

Date: Oct 18, 2015 12:00am - 6:00pm
Location: GDC 6.302

Jolly will be hosting a Game Jam on campus, giving students a chance to work in teams and create a playable game by the end of the weekend. Food will be provided and the culmination will be a showcase of the games at the end of the weekend.

We changed the world with Words With Friends. We led the charge in the mobile gaming revolution by making beloved games that brought the world together. We created 100 million new gamers out of people who had never played games before in their lives. It was totally awesome.

Now we’re starting a new revolution. We’re creating a mecca of game development in Austin, with world-class people, culture, and compensation. We are inventing a series of sexy and dangerous new games on a host of diverse platforms. We’re looking for allies.

Rise & Dine

Date: Oct 19, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: GDC Atrium


TSSA Research Talk with Dana Ballard

Date: Oct 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: GDC 5.302

Professor Dana Ballard will be talking to Turing Scholars about his current research related to the computational brain and computer vision.

Dell Research Tech Talk - "Mood and User-Sensing Computing," Dr. Na Yang

Date: Oct 19, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: GDC 2.216


The more we know about users, the better we can serve their needs. As an essential approach to understanding human interactions, mood sensing is a vital component in behavioral studies and health care, as well as in the design of context-aware systems. Dell Research believes the next step is to learn more about a userâ•˙s emotional state and then use that knowledge to drive a more satisfying and intuitive experience. Our research is divining mood and user-sensing using cameras, voice input and brain computer interfaces. In this talk, I will first discuss current trends in mood sensing technologies in academia and industry. Then I will describe ongoing mood and user-sensing projects at Dell Research, and how we incorporate them in Dell products and collaborative projects with partners. A mood sensing demo will also be presented on this talk, with mood-triggered lighting effects on an Alienware... Read more

Electronic Arts Tech Talk w/ WiCS

Date: Oct 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 6.302

Learn about game development with Electronic Arts.

Grad Tea Time with TripAdvisor

Date: Oct 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: GDC 4.202


HBK Tech Talk

Date: Oct 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm