Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist
jlindquist

New ACM office

I was very involved with the student ACM chapter at UIUC during my time there. The office was a two-room suite on the first floor of DCL. The location was fantastic, right out on the atrium next to the CSIL labs, so there was lots of traffic. We were accessible and visible. SigArch's LED scrolling sign lit the way for a time. Of course, it had its downsides too. We rapidly outgrew the space, expanding meetings into 1102 DCL, and lab space into L510 (and beyond,) and still the rooms were jammed to the walls with documentation and computers and Stuff. The only window was the one in the front door, so it had kind of a dark cavern feeling to it, even during the day.

Siebel Systems kicked DCS a bunch of money to build a new CS department building, which is opening up this month. The department has always been a big supporter of the ACM chapter, for which we're all eternally grateful, and granted space for a positively huge new office in Siebel. There is space! And windows! The front wall is all glass. I'm envious. :-)
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