Second Annual Flash Talks on Computing at BACM Annual Meeting, June 22, 2011

The Baltimore ACM Chapter invites you to join us for our second annual Flash Talks on Computing, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Chapter, The program will consist of up to twelve, five-minute flash talks on various topics related to computing. Here are the talks currently scheduled:

  • How to Make a Difference in National IT Policy with USACM – Emil Volcheck (USACM)
  • Enterprise Information Systems Architectural Framework – Wole Akpose (HNT Solutions)
  • The Mechanics of Web-Scale Services: An Engineer’s Perspective – Dave Barnett (Lotame)
  • Internet voting: can we make it secure for private organizations? – Bill Edelstein (JHU)
  • Bmoresmart: Nonprofits Need IT Support Too! – Scott Burkholder (Bmoresmart)
  • Ethical Issues in Computing – Prof. Joyce Currie Little (Towson University)
  • Electronic Health Records: – 3 approaches from 3 standards bodies – Roy Albin (Actionet)
  • Using Sound for Program Understanding – Lewis Berman (Loyola University in Maryland)

When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:00 PM

Where: The Engineering Society of Baltimore
11 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Do you have something to say about a topic related to computing?
Please submit a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Emil Volcheck at

Last years topics included:
* Synthetic Yeast: Designing a Microbial Engineer
* The Baltimore Node
* Voting Technology: Maryland, the US and the World
* Certification Organizations for Computing and Information Technology Around the World
* Encapsulation
* Bringing Google Fiber to Baltimore
* Plea for Accessible Technology


We will offer a buffet dinner at the Engineering Society at 6:30 PM.
The offering is the ESB Garden Salad, choice of Grilled Chicken Caesar or Salmon Cake, Dessert, and Tea or Coffee. A vegetarian option is available on request (please inquire).

To join us for dinner, by Sunday June 19th, please send a check for $30 per person made out to “BACM” to

Baltimore ACM
10 W. 24th St., Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21218

Or please remit $30 per person by PayPal with this link:

Because seating is limited at this event, we would appreciate if you would let us know if you will attend.
Please email Craig Holcomb at, and let him know if you will be joining us for dinner and the talks, or just the talks. Please provide your name and the names of any guests.
We will include you on further announcements and updates.


Now is a great time to renew your BACM membership, or to finally join by using the PayPal link above.

Dues in the Baltimore ACM Chapter (annual):

$25 for a regular membership,
$100 for a supporting membership,
$5 for a student



Light Rail:

From the light rail stop at Howard and Centre, walk a block north, turn right on Monument, then go four blocks east to Mt. Vernon Place.
The light rail schedule is on the web at:

Driving Directions:

From the south:

Either take 95 to Exit 53 and follow the signs to Inner Harbor, or take 295, continuing as the freeway ends and becomes Russell St. Turn Right on Pratt Street. Turn Left on Charles Street (one-way North). Follow Charles Street north one mile to Baltimore’s Washington Monument. At the monument, turn left on Monument Street (also known as Mt. Vernon Place). Follow one block to Cathedral Street and turn left. Go one short block across the square. The Engineering Society will be on your left. The Peabody Court Hotel is immediately on your right, facing the Washington Monument.

From the north:

Take 83 south and exit on Guilford Ave. Turn right on to Madison St. and take it west, crossing Charles St. and then left to Cathedral St. Then directions are as above.

Additional directions, details, and a Google Maps link are here: .


Valet parking is available for $10 (with ESB validation) at the Peabody Court Hotel across Cathedral St. or in the Walters Art Museum lot for $8 at Cathedral and Centre St.

Thank you for your attention,

The BACM Executive Committee
Craig Holcomb, Chair
William Edelstein, Vice Chair
Roy Albin, Secretary
Jason Pyeron, Treasurer
Emil Volcheck, Past Chair

Baltimore ACM Website:

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