Welcome to the September- 2011 edition of our newsletter,
providing timely information for IT professionals once a month.

Join Us! Greetings! the local ‘San Diego’ Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH brings you monthly tutorials, presentations, and an opportunity to participate in projects at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. It’s free to attend many of our meetings, but some perks are for members only, including exclusive access to presentations and conferences, as well as great giveaways and discounts!
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Our Next Meeting Introduction to Augmented Reality...
On Wednesday, October 19th, we will be meeting at the Scripps Research Institute (Beckman Center), for a presentation on 'Augmented Reality'. This will include an overview of different ways Augmented Reality is being used these days, as well as a look at how to save your own 3d model and show it off as Augmented Reality.

More details on Meetup , and our Events Page.

Make an Interactive App...
Join us at out 'Coffee-shop Tech' sessions, every 1st Sunday of the month, 4 pm (next: October 2nd). We meet at the Pannikin coffee shop in Del Mar, in comfortable groups of up to 8 people. You will learn how to design/develop Web pages, mobile apps, networks, augmented reality, and much more. Then, you can apply that knowledge to build a real-life project to be showcased at the SIGGRAPH2012 conference in Los Angeles, CA (credit and payment opportunities available).

More details on Meetup.
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Special thanks:
Thanks to our newest member, Paul Taylor, for believing in us! And thanks to all those who attended our 'After SIGGRAPH 2011' meeting; it made for great cross-disciplinary conversation. And to John Richardson, for offering to present on the topic of 'Birds of a Feather at the SIGGRAPH Conference' (there will be other presentation opportunities, yet!)... And to Jim Buck, for your interest in future collaborations.

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Our featured project this month, from the s2011 conference:
‘Face-to-Avatar’, a blimp with microphone and camera carries your telepresent avatar. Go anywhere!

Discover this fabulous project

Interesting From ACM Tech News:
Kinect Project Merges Real and Virtual Worlds
Technology Review (09/30/11) Nic Fleming

Microsoft researchers recently demonstrated KinectFusion, a research project that lets users generate three-dimensional (3D) models in real time using a standard Kinect system...

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Winners! Every month, we give away one of our Full Memberships. A $20 value, this entitles you to vote, attend all our meetings for free, and participate in great giveaways. This month's winner: Barbara McDonald !!!

We also had many winners at our 'After SIGGRAPH' meeting:
Barbara McDonald (SIGGRAPH2011 aqua-groove t-shirt, custom pins)
John McDonald (SIGGRAPH2011 'pottery' mug, custom pins)
Paul Taylor (NVIDIA special giveaway pack, with t-shirt, pen, bag, etc, custom pins)
Yvonne Hsu (SIGGRAPH2012 'I am Science' shirt, custom pins)
Tim Hutchinson (SIGGRAPH2012 'I am Art' shirt, custom pins)

See a full list of past winners, upcoming giveaways, and how to participate, on our Awards Page.

Also in San Diego Magento e-commerce presentation . Brought to you by RefreshSD and San Diego Web Designers, this is an overview of the Magento e-commerce platform, together with the basic steps you can take to get started with your own e-commerce site.

1st San Diego Startup Hackathon . A full day event where the best and brightest developers compete in exciting challenges presented by local venture-funded & established startups companies.

International ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters can be found all over the world. Find out more about computer graphics in the world, through our Chapters!





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