The Special Interest Group for Windows Development


The Special Interest Group for Windows Development is a part of the Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is a student organization dedicated to promoting the Windows platform, working on super-cool projects, and going on late-night food runs.

Our current project is NewsLight, an in-browser newsgroup reader written using Silverlight. It replaces and improves upon existing standalone newsgroup readers, and is accesible from any computer.

Our last project was Wipt, a package management system similar to apt-get on Debian Linux. It uses Windows Installer packages (MSIs) and when completed will supply a much-needed tool for managing and automatically updating the software installed on a Windows workstation that is not joined to an Active Directory domain.

We have worked on many projects over the years, and created workshops and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. These are linked on the left. Please let us know if anything is out of order at sigwin@acm.uiuc.edu. Unless otherwise noted, all source code is made available under the University of Illinois-NCSA Open Source License.