Greetings everyone, hopefully you didn’t spend too much time binging on candy that you forgot to work on that one assignment that is due friday! Remember, just because it is called the due date, doesn’t mean that it is the do (all of the work) date.
First off, I would like to let all of you know that we have some events coming up this November, and that more information will be coming in the next newsletter.
Also, if you have any feedback about your undergraduate experience, please let us in CSUS know. We are more than happy to listen to your comments.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXMJLLX
On the same note, if you have any feedback about CSUS for us, feel free to fill out this survey. It is completely anonymous, and we are willing to listen to what you have to say.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LX9KRP3
In Light Of Recent Events
In light of recent events, remember if things aren’t going too well that there are services out there. Check up on your friends and acquaintances too. It’s a stressful time at the Uni, you’re not alone.
[Distress Centre]: http://www.distresscentre.com/
[Crisis Services Canada]: http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/
Hack Mobile, Calgary’s first mobile app focussed hackathon, is a 24-hour hackathon that is set to drive innovation and encourage entrepreneurial thinking.
During the hack period, your team of up to 5 hackers, will work together to invent and build a software project. Which you will then be pitch to a panel of judges, as well as fellow hackers. Judges will include faculty members from the University of Calgary and industry professionals. With a focus on creation and problem-solving, you’ll have the opportunity innovate, learn, and build something incredible out of nothing. This even takes place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 16-18, 2018 at the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, at the University of Calgary. They’ll keep you fuelled, fed, and entertained while you code your way to winning great prizes.
For more info and the link to register, navigate to the link below:
I don’t think that I would have the energy to stay awake that long (I can barely function on 7 hours of sleep), but I am sure that there are some brave souls out there that want to test their mettle for 24 hours straight. Give it a look if you are interested.
Event Date(s): Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 16-18, 2018
Event Location(s): Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, University of Calgary.
Registration Link: http://hackmobile.eventbrite.ca
Introduction to Linux
YYC Net Lab is offering a free 8h, online, self-directed introduction to Linux course, NDG Linux Unhatched. This is an introduction to Linux for those with no experience with Linux, and can be taken until December 21, 2018.
I would recommend taking this chance to learn about one of the big three operating systems, (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), especially since it is one that is recommended for computing science students. No matter if you are PC Master Race, or drink the Mac Kool-Aid, Linux is one operating system that is worth checking out.
Date(s): Until December 21, 2018
Finally, as stated in the last newsletter (and the one before that) IgniteCS are still looking for volunteer mentors. They are a group of students that are passionate about technology and strive to teach others about this awesome world. As mentors, they aim to teach incoming students how to code in order to introduce them to software and cultivate the same passion that they have for it. If you have the passion, and the teaching skills, (if you can teach a friend to write assembly then you are a shoe in for this) then you should give it a shot!
Here is the link to the application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdslhpcisi186R5NeDKFkbAoNr5pPQ2Szgk0QovJq4yj-7unw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Applications close on December 18th at midnight, so you can use it as excuse to why you should be on the nice and not the naughty list .
Application Deadline: December 18th
Well, that’s all that I have for today, remember kids, if you want to do well in computing science, always remember to have your division the right way, as if you by mistake put 100/0…
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