Announcements 2/5/11


1. ACM Trivia Contest – Date fixed and RSVP link included!
2. Google Associate Product Manager Info Session
3. HotStorage ’11 Call for Papers

1. ACM Trivia Contest – Date fixed and RSVP link included!

ACM Trivia Contest
Saturday, February 19th
7pm – 9pm
Satow Room, Lerner Hall 5th Floor

Want to win prizes….including awesome stuff from ASUS and an Amazon KINDLE!?  Want to test your knowledge of anything and everything against your fellow Columbia students including questions on pop culture, technology, brain teasers, and anything else we can trick you with!  You DO NOT need to have a computer science background.  Teams of four people will compete.  Come as a group or make one on the spot!

RSVP here:

Free pizza and Refreshments will be provided.
Facebook event:

2. Google Associate Product Manager Info Session
Google Associate Product Manager Info. Session – Tuesday, 2/8 @ 6:00

Every year, Google searches the globe looking for highly technical, passionate, and motivated new grads for the Google Associate Product Manager program. The APM program is an elite two-year rotational program, consisting of two one-year rotations, designed for top recent computer science graduates who are interested in exploring product development and leadership opportunities. This select group is given access to unparalleled resources within Google to define new products, work closely with creative and prolific engineers, interact with executives to influence the business, and develop both personally and professionally. Come meet recent Columbia graduate APMs and hear more about their experiences in this unique role at Google.

We’ll have pizza and Google swag. What more could you want?

Davis Auditorium
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Pizza @ 6:00pm; Talk begins @ 6:30pm

Google is recruiting APM full time and intern candidates!

For more information about the role please see:

For inspiration:
3. HotStorage ’11 Call for Papers
On behalf of the 3rd Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems
(HotStorage ’11) program committee, I would like to invite you to submit
papers that present a fresh look at file and storage technologies.

Storage systems continue to present important research challenges and
opportunities today. The rapid increase in the volume and variety of
digital data, the trend toward using commodity components rather than
custom-built hardware, the ability to insert new filesystem
functionality transparently in hypervisors, the emergence of persistent
storage memory technologies, the challenges of “big data,” the rise of
distributed key-value stores (such as nosql), and the proliferation of
storage devices in consumer electronics all offer exciting opportunities
and new challenges.

We expect the workshop submissions to advocate fresh, unorthodox
approaches advancing the state of the art in file and storage systems
design. Ideas presented in the workshop should provide a new look at
storage technologies and eventually lead to work that will likely appear
in top-tier systems conferences. The HotStorage workshop aims to bring
together researchers interested in presenting their thoughts and
engaging in discussions with their colleagues.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Cloud storage
* Storage for virtualized datacenters
* Clustered storage architectures
* Storage for mobile and embedded systems
* Key-value and “nosql” storage
* Solid-state storage
* Archival storage
* Storage at home
* Search and data retrieval
* Storage security
* Caching, replication, and data consistency
* Interactions of storage systems and databases
* The challenges of “big data”
* Storage system performance modeling and prediction

Submissions are due Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. PST.

For more details on the submission process, please see the complete
Call for Papers at

HotStorage ’11 will be part of the USENIX Federated Conferences Week,
which will take place June 12-17, 2011.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Irfan Ahmad, VMware
HotStorage ’11 Program Chair

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