Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
CapCHI is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region.
See SIGCHI’s 1996 Profile on CapCHI: http://www.cwi.nl/~steven/sigchi/bulletin/1996.3/local-sigs.html
What we do at CapCHI?
The Chapter holds evening meetings typically once a month (except during the summer). Each meeting includes a presentation from an invited speaker on a topic of interest related to Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Afterwards, there is an informal ‘networking’ session with refreshments. We are continually looking for ways to increase the range of professional and social activities which we provide, such as workshops and tutorials – please let us know what you want!
An electronic mailing list of interested professionals is maintained and used to send out meeting notices and HCI related information. We encourage anyone who is interested to have their name added to the list.
We also maintain this web site to advertise upcoming events and workshops; post podcasts and job opportunities; and provide links to valuable sources of information on the Web through our blog. The site is continually being updated and expanded!
How can I contribute to CapCHI?
To contribute to CapCHI, you could join the Executive, help maintain the website or be a speaker on some work or research you would like to share.
CapCHI exists for people like you. It is run by volunteers. If you have ideas, please contribute them. If you would like to take part in running the chapter, we are a friendly group and always welcome new members to help with the organization.
Our aim is to have enough volunteers so that no one person has to take on too much work. So even if you can only spare a couple of hours each month, we welcome your help.
About ACM SIGCHI
CapCHI is a local chapter of SIGCHI (our bylaws).
SIGCHI offers conferences, publications and informal access to a wide range of individuals and organizations involved in HCI.
The main highlight of the SIGCHI year is the annual CHI conference, which provides tutorials, workshops, technical presentations, videos, demonstrations and much more.
SIGCHI also produces a number of publications such as Interactions, the SIGCHI Bulletin, and Transactions on Computer Human Interaction.
For more information, visit the SIGCHI Web page: http://www.acm.org/sigchi/.