Newsletter Week 8

Newsletter Week 8!

In this week’s newsletter:

  • News
    • We need a new committee member!
  • Upcoming Events
    • CSSA BBQ
    • Monthly Munchies April Edition
    • CSSA Game Jam Closing Session
    • CSSA Tech Talk time changed to 12:00
    • Ordinary General Meeting 2
    • ENG007
  • Other Events
    • Women in NICTA and Canberra Girl Geek Coffees (GGC) Afternoon Tea
  • Regular Events
  • Our Sponsors


We need a new committee member!

Nominations now open (Closing Monday 5th of May, 5pm!)

As a result of the resignation of one of our General Representatives, Jonathan Franzi, we’re looking for a new member to join the committee and help run the CSSA.

Who are we looking for? Anyone who’s interested in helping to run one of the best student societies at ANU!

What will I be doing? There’s a lot of variety - the committee is responsible for organising and running events, meetings, the common room, social media, website, newsletters, etc.

Do I need any experience? No - you’ll have the support of an experienced committee!

How much time does it take? Most of the time, it’ll only be a few hours a week, though there are some times during the year where it will take up more time. It’s all pretty flexible.

First Year and International students are particularly encouraged to apply!

The election will be conducted at the OGM on Tuesday 6 May (more details below) - you will have the chance to speak at the meeting and convince everyone that you’re the best person for the job!

If you wish to nominate, please complete the nomination form linked below. More information about the process can be found in the Constitution. More information on committee positions can be found in the Committee By-laws - the position that is up for election this time is General Representative.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Returning Officer, Ben Roberts, at

Nominations will close on Monday 5 May, 5pm!


Upcoming Events


CSSA is holding a BBQ this Thursday! With also some new interesting vegetarian options.

Time: Thursday, 24th April 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: CSIT BBQ Area

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Hey CECS postgrads! Come and catch up with other students and enjoy FREE finger food, cakes and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Lots of vegetarian food. Easter themed :)

Time: Thursday, 24th April 2014, 16:00
Location: CSIT Tea Room, Second Floor, CSIT Building

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Show off your hard work on your team’s game jam game, and try games from other teams. Discuss what worked and what didn’t over a slice of pizza, as we conclude the CSSA’s first Game Jam.

Please make sure that someone on your team can provide a laptop to show your game on.

Pizza will be arriving at 6pm.

Time: Thursday, 24th April 2014, 17:00 - 19:00
Location: CSIT N101

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At the start of next term we will be hosting a tech talk given by CSIRO scientist Grace Chiu. Come along to learn more about the research being done at CSIRO and enjoy some free pizza!

Time: Wednesday, 30th April 2014, 12:00
Location: ANU

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The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the by-election for a new General Representative. This will be followed by free pizza!

The draft agenda will be available on the website shortly. If you have any items or resolutions that you wish to have considered at the meeting, please contact the Secretary at

Proxy Voting Form

Time: Tuesday, 6th May 2014, 17:00 - 18:00
Location: CSIT N101


Hi everyone! Every semester, the CSSA hosts the (award winning) Epic Games Night. We book out the entire ground floor of CSIT and play various games for 8 hours! We’re looking for some friendly volunteers to help with the organizing and running of the night. It’s a great way to get involved with a fun event, and you also get free pizza.

Send us a PM or email if you’re interested.

Other Events

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Hi ladies

Knock off early on Thursday the 1st of May and head over to our friends at NICTA. There will be an afternoon tea provided - FREE food!

We have a very special guest joining us for this event: Roze Frost. Roze is an IT professional and is currently the CIO of the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

Roze has had an amazing career in the tech industry, so come by and hear about her journey to where she is now, and ask her a few questions!


  • 4:00pm - Introduction and icebreaker task
  • 4:20pm - Roze will give a short talk about her career
  • 4:30pm - Questions and chatting with Roze
  • 4:40pm onwards - informal mingling and eating

See you there!

Time: Thursday, 1st May 2014, 16:00
Location: NICTA (7 London Circuit)

Regular Events

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Take a Ticket to Ride and Come Settle in our Dominion at CSSA board games night! CSSA board games night is Articulate. Other board game nights are Absolute Balderdash.

Time: Wednesdays, 19:00 - Late
Location: CSIT N101

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