Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are where many divergent interests relating to computers and technology come together.
SIG is an interest group promoting extra curricular involvement in computer science, computer engineering, information technology,
and related areas. They are smaller groups that focus on a specific topic and are usually run by a few students who are interested
in the particular area. SIGs come and go depending on interest.
The active SIGs are listed below with a brief description and contact information. Also listed below are examples of other SIGs
we've had in the past. If you are interested in one of them, maybe you can start it up again! For the extended list of meeting dates,
see our Calendar page.
Women in Computer Science
Women in Computer Science (WICS) is now a re-established organization. All women (and men) interested in computer-related topics are welcome.
The goal of our group is to create a support group for women interested in computers; also to have fun and learn something interesting!
To see more information about WICS visit their page.
Panther Linux User Group (PLUG) is an established organization. All people interested in computer-related topics are welcome.
The goal of our group is to bring Linux and open source ideology to FIU by showing what is possible with open source software.
To see more information about PLUG visit their page.
The purpose of Blackbox Innovators (Black Students in Computers), is to inform its individuals of advanced computer concepts used in today
environment and to build highly trained individual who are passionate on what they do. Our end result is to setup a system created for our
Innovators where we could experiment with new technologies and get a feel for real-life scenarios.The organization aims to expose its members
to real-life work experience and give an savvy edge to its members so they can become an essential resource to any environment they choose.
This group is intended to gather everyone with the common interest of developing and designing games (or maybe you just love games in general).
Game Development is a very interdisciplinary process and unites areas like art, math, physics, literature and music, meaning this is not a club
limited to programmers: everyone is welcome. No previous game-creating experience is necessary. However, you must be willing to learn something
new and try your best. This is your chance to learn what it takes. Bring your creativity and ideas! Currently Inactive
SIG iPhone-iOS Dev
Learn to develope iPhone or iOS apps Currently Inactive
SIG-Crypto discusses current issues in cryptography, computer security, anonymous systems, and related topics. Members usually present
security-related papers and experiences. Anybody is welcome to join the group in order to learn new things, share knowledge, and engage in
active discussions in crypto and security-related topics. Currently Inactive