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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Purdue University Chapter
Office: LWSN B138; Phone: 49-69448; Email: acm@cs.purdue.edu

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology. ACM is the umbrella organization for Special Interest Groups (known as SIGs) who specialize in an area of computer science; the Purdue University Chapter has four SIGs: SIGAI, SIGAPP, SIGBOTS, and SIGGD.

Association of Multicultural Computer Scientists (AMCS)
Office: LWSN B136; Phone: 49-69446; Email: amcs@cs.purdue.edu

The Association of Multicultural Computer Scientist's mission is to create a supportive and inclusive community that provides professional and academic resources to diverse students within the Computer Science Department. The goal of the organization is to help retain diverse students not only in Computer Science but also at Purdue University. 

Email: team@boilermake.org

BoilerMake is a hackathon that brings over 500 hackers from across the country under one roof for one incredible weekend. Hackers work in teams alongside corporate sponsors to build technical projects, learn new skills, and compete for prizes. As a team, our mission is to empower each and every hacker to build anything that they can imagine.

Capture The Flag (CTF) team (b01lers)
Email: ctf@purdue.edu

CTF is for anyone interested in system security, reverse engineering, cryptography, forensics, and wants to learn new practical skills in these areas.The b01lers club meets once a week to learn about new techniques, to discover new practical skills by solving challenges, and to train for upcoming CTF games.  

Competitive Programmers Union (CPU)
Email: cpuorg@purdue.edu

The Competitive Programmers Union exists to spur the Purdue community to increase involvement in ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest (also known as the ICPC) as well as to help students develop skills needed to solve complex algorithm/data structures questions.

Computer Science Women's Network (CSWN)
Office: LWSN B136; Phone: 49-69446; Email: cswn@cs.purdue.edu

CSWN is an organization at Purdue University dedicated to promoting women in the computer science (CS) field. Our goal is to be an academic and social resource to encourage the retention and success of women in computer science. CSWN organizes different activities meant to encourage networking as well as gaining further insight about the different aspects of CS. These activities range from technical talks, panels, puzzle days as well as helping students find academic resources as needed.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)
Office: LWSN B128; Phone: 49-69438; Email: csgsb@purdue.edu

The Computer Science Graduate Student Association provides graduate students with social, academic, and professional opportunities to improve their career at Purdue and afterwards. The elected Computer Science Graduate Student Board serves as the leadership of the association, and acts as a liaison between the students and department/university leadership.

Hack the Future
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Hack the Future at Purdue aims to develop software and technology-related projects for nonprofits focused on improving the community. The organization will foster a group of developers and designers passionate about using their technological skills and knowledge to help those around them. Hack the Future also seeks to create a social and friendly atmosphere among its active members and teams.

Purdue Hackers
Office: LWSN B130; Email: purduehackers@gmail.com

Purdue Hackers encompasses a community of students who collaborate, learn, and build creative technical projects. We host events and weekly hack nights on campus where students can socialize, work on projects, share ideas, and learn about cool new technologies. We strive to create a supportive environment for students who want to be at the forefront of innovation at Purdue.

Undergraduate Student Board (USB)
Office: LWSN B130; Phone: 49-69441; Email: usb@cs.purdue.edu

USB strives to be a link between students and faculty. We offer many resources to the undergraduate students within the Computer Science Department including hosting a free Help Room for intro CS courses and maintaining a reputable tutor list.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Purdue University Chapter

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honor society which was founded in 1967 to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Computing Sciences. In the 28 years since then, over 120 institutions of higher education around the world have established UPE chapters. It is the only international honor society in the Computing Sciences. UPE has been officially recognized by both the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Computer Society.

Web Dev Club
Office: LWSN B138; Phone: 49-69448; Email: wdc@purdue.edu

The Web Dev Club is Purdue’s official web development club whose goal is to teach and promote the latest and upcoming web technologies. The club is also in charge of the CS390WAP course which teaches web development to beginners and experienced programmers alike with a project focused curriculum.

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