Ultimate Go with William Kennedy

Hosted by the SUNY Potsdam ACM

May 11 and 12, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SUNY Potsdam, Kellas Hall 106

Tickets Sponsor

About William Kennedy

William Kennedy

William Kennedy, SUNY Potsdam alumni class of 1991, is coming back to campus to give a 2 day Ultimate Go workshop, which he has taught all around the world. Bill visited the campus in March when he came to serve as an official Judge of Hack Potsdam, and also gave two tech talks during his time back. The SUNY Potsdam ACM is honored to welcome him back to teach a variety of topics in Go.

William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. He is also the author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and a founding member of GoBridge which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity.




Ticket Prices

This event is free to all participants. We would appreciate if you made a donation to contribute to the SUNY Potsdam ACM so we can provide food and t-shirts for the workshop, and continue to host awesome events like this. Since this is a two day event, please remember to get tickets for both days.

General Admission


General admission is free for this event! We would appreciate any donation you can make.


$300 recommended

Donations will allow us to provide lunch and t-shirts for the event, and contribute to the growth of the SUNY Potsdam ACM. We normally charge $600 for this event. We recommend a donation of $300, or whatever you can afford.


Here's what you can expect on May 11th and 12th. Note: we are currently not offering lunch unless we receive enough donations. Lunch is avaliable to purchase on and off campus.

Thursday, May 11th
  • Doors Open9:00 AM

  • Kickoff10:00 AM

  • Lunch1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • End of Day 16:00 PM

Friday, May 12th
  • Doors Open9:00 AM

  • Kickoff10:00 AM

  • Lunch1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • End of Day 26:00 PM


Thank you to our awesome sponsors. If you're interested in sponsorship get in touch with us.


You can park in lots 1, 2, 6, and 9 with no ticket or tow. See the image for where those lots are.

Parking information


Here's what we reccomend for lodging. Saturday, May 13th, is Clarkson's graduation, so book early! Make sure you check Google Maps here for more options.

These prices reflect a 3 night stay, checking in on May 10th and checking out on May 13th. Prices and avaliability are current as of April 5, 2017. Pricing and avaliability will fluctuate. The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam Inn, and Hampton Inn are all sold out.

Scottish Inn

Scottish Inn
  1. 10 rooms, May 10, $64.99
  2. 10 rooms, May 11, $64.99
  3. 6 rooms, May 12, $159.99
  4. Variety of singles & doubles.

University Suites Hotel Canton

University Suites Hotel Canton
  1. 14 doubles, May 10, $139 avg
  2. 14 doubles, May 11, $139 avg
  3. 14 doubles, May 12, $139 avg
  4. Singles are avaliable too!

Best Western University Inn

University Suites Hotel Canton
  1. 47 doubles, May 10, $162
  2. 33 doubles, May 11, $162
  3. 9 doubles, May 12, $162
  4. Singles are avaliable too!


The SUNY Potsdam ACM made this event happen. Our goal for our local chapter at SUNY Potsdam is to establish a collaborative environment for students who are interested in technology and computing as well as raise awareness about the career opportunities and impact caused by pursuing computer science. We connect people with a passion for technology.


If you have any more questions, please do not hestitate to contact Jesse, SUNY Potsdam ACM president.


Website created by Jesse Peplinski