Hello World!

Welcome back to uni! We hope you all had an amazing summer, but
unfortunately it seems like it’s time to hit the books. Fear not though,
CSUS is here to bring the fun to your computer science life!
So without further ado, here’s our announcements!

CSUS Annual Meet-and-Greet

It’s that time of year again folks! It’s time to save the date of Friday
September 25th! It’s our meet-and-greet celebration where you get to mix
and mingle with your fellow computer science students, as well as meet the
fantabulous people behind CSUS this year! We’ve also invited some of the
professors to attend this event as well, so you may get a chance to mingle
with them too! Food and drinks will be provided, as will a variety of

The event will start at 6:00 PM on Friday September 25th in (tentatively)
ICT 114! This event is free for all our members, but if you’re not a
member, fear not, you can join at the door! Membership is $5, and will
gain you access to not only this event, but all future CSUS events as well
(as well as some awesome side benefits)! Get all of your friends to join
as well!

Hope to see you there!

Paid Notetakers

Student Accessibility Services is looking to hire Paid Notetakers to provide
notetaking services in several Fall 2015 CPSC courses.

Below are the specific courses available. A Paid Notetaker does not need
to be
enrolled in the course to provide the service, but would need to be
prepared to
attend each lecture if not enrolled. Could you please circulate this
opportunity to
your members and ask that anyone who is interested contact Rob Blake with
Accessibility Services at rjblake@ucalgary.ca?

CPSC 233-01
ST 132

CPSC 233-01
MS 176

CPSC 231-01
ICT 116

CPSC 231-01
MS 160

Website Designers (Expert)

Dr. Sheri Madigan and her colleague, Dr. Noel, are new faculty members in
the Department of Psychology. They are planning on creating websites for
their research labs, and were wondering if there is an undergrad or
graduate student who would be willing to give them some guidance in
setting up their website using one of two platforms: WordPress or Drupal.
They would be able to pay the student for the work.

If you or anyone you know with EXPERTISE in website creation that would
be interested in helping them, please contact Dr. Sheri Madigan at
sheri.madigan@ucalgary.ca or Dr. Melanie Noel at

4th Annual BP Canada Trading Competition

BP Canada and the Haskayne School are are hosting the 4th Annual BP Canada
Trading Competition, which is open to all University of Calgary students
on October 3, 2015.
The top two traders will each receive a prize of $1000.

The Competition kicks off practises to select one or two teams of 6
students each to
attend the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) in Reading Week
of February 2016. That competition has 50 teams from business schools,
mathematics departments and computer science departments from prestigious
schools like MIT, Cornell, Princeton, NYU, Duke, Chicago, Stanford,
Berkeley and LSE. In the 2015 competition, the University of Calgary teams
placed 4th and 10th. In particular, they both shone in computerized
algorithmic trading, which is of interest to
computer science students. For more information:

More details:
Calgary team performance at RITC

Attached to this email is their poster.

Microsoft Coding Competition Challenge (MSFT3C)

Are you the best coder here? Prove it.
Team up with up to 3 friends and bring a laptop (and charger) for your
chance to win a $100 Microsoft gift card.
Please bring a copy of your resume as well!
All participants have a chance to win a Microsoft Band!

Time: 9/21/2015 6:30-9:00pm
Location: University of Calgary, MEB 315


Life at Google and Hackathons

Would you like to know how will it be to work for Google? Here is your
chance. We
are having two Googlers and University of Calgary alumni come and give
talks on
Google. Here are the details.

1. Life at Google (general talk) –
– Topic:
Tour the technical side of Google. Come away with tips on planning your
studies and
putting your best foot forward.
– When and where:
Session 1: Thursday September 24th between 1:30 to 3:00 – ST 147
Session 2: Thursday September 24th between 3:30 to 5:00 -ST 147

To sign up for this session go to: https://goo.gl/vshXGM

2. Navigating Your Tech Career –
– Topic:
Glimpse inside Google culture. Bring your thoughts about the challenges we
face when
entering and staying in the tech world. Learn about some hurdles we need to
– When and where:
Thursday September 24th 1:30 to 3:00 PM – Executive council chambers –
MacEwan Center

To sign up for this session go to: https://goo.gl/Q7PZdH

3. Google is also going to hold 3 Hackathon sessions at the University of
During these sessions you will get a chance to have an insider look at
what Google
is looking for.

The sessions are planned for:

session 1: Thursday September 24 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
session 2: Friday September 25th – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
session 3: Friday September 25th – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

To sign up for the hackathon go to: https://goo.gl/GYTZnM

There are very limited spots available on a first come first serve basis
for this
event, so make sure you sign up fast.


WHEW that’s a long newsletter. Ahaha~
Anyway, hope to see you all at the meet-and-greet! XD

Meet-and-Greet + Coding Competitions

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