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 Unless otherwise noted, all source code is made available under the University of Illinois-NCSA Open Source License.