- The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Association of Computing Machinery is an international organization for computing
professionals concerned with the advancement of computer science. ACM maintains local,
professional and student chapters around the world.
This student chapter is charged with furthering computer science student's professional
and social development. To achieve their goals, they bring in speakers, hold social
events, recognize achievement, and try to provide the kinds of services that make
sense for CS people. Local chapter advisor is Dr. Qi Li. Visit the National ACM Web Site.
- The WKU-Linux Group
The WKU-Linux Users Group was started in 1998 by students on campus who wanted to
promote Linux as an additional operating system choice. Since then, the organization's
membership has reached nearly 100 members, making it one of the larger organizations
Linux is a Unix-like operating system that was created by Linus Torvalds in the early
1990's. It is freely distributable, easy to maintain and customize, and has become
a popular choice for web servers. Most of the programs written for Linux are also
freely distributable among the Linux community.
The group maintains two servers within the department, in addition to personal servers
and servers in other departments. Linux-CS houses the group's website, member accounts,
and FTP information. Big Linux serves as the group's primary FTP server and features
several distributions of Linux in addition to various window managers and other programs.
Membership in this group is open to everyone.
- IEEE Computer Society