Newsletter Week 12

Newsletter Week 12!

In this week’s newsletter:

  • News
    • EGN is almost upon us!
    • Common room subcommittee nominations
  • Upcoming Events
    • ENG007
    • Monthly Munchies - May Edition
  • Regular Events
  • Our Sponsors


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To make our epic games night filled with games, we rely on members to bring in equipment, and we are still looking to get a Wii and some PS3’s!

If you want to loan us a piece of equipment, please fill out this form.

More information about EGN further down.

Common room Subcommittee Nominations

The CSSA is looking for 2-3 individuals to assist the committee in running the Common Room (N102). This means:

  • you are given the code to the common room
  • you can keep the room open as you please
  • you get eternal love from grumpy cat

We are looking for people who are:

  • responsible
  • can maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere within the room
  • act with minimal direction

Applying is super easy - fill out the form below. Applications will be open until 5pm Friday 30th May.

This time round, the committee will select from the applications. In the future, these positions will be filled at Annual General Meetings, along with the rest of the CSSA positions.

Upcoming Events

EGN007 alt "Facebook"

Epic Games Night 007!

Seven times the fun. Seven times the games. Seven times the pizza*. The 7th Epic Games Night is almost upon us!

Epic Games Night is a bi-annual CSSA event where we get as many consoles and games as we can and we set up for an epic night of games, pizza, prizes and more.

The theme this time is “007”, so bring along your shoephones, fake fingerprints and your Aston Martins (preferably models without explosive capabilities). There will be a prize for best-dressed.

Entry is free for CSSA members and $5 for non members. Alternatively, non members can join CSSA on the night for $5.

Pizza will be available for $5

*This is a lie. There will not be 700 pizzas.

Console Crowdsourcing (Form)

Currently we need some more Wii’s, N64’s, and PS3’s and their respective controllers.

If you have any of these, the EGN Subcommittee would be very appreciative if you could complete the crowdsourcing form.

Equipment will need to be dropped off at the CSSA on the 22nd. It will be stored safely overnight.


** The League of Legends Tournament will only have the finals on the night.

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Monthly Munchies - May Edition alt "Facebook"

Postgrads, come and enjoy FREE finger food, cakes and drinks! Vegetarian/gluten free available.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to or via this facebook event.

Time: Friday, 30th May 2014, 16:00
Location: Ian Ross, Staffroom

CSSA and ESA MakeHackVoid Hackerspace Field Trip alt "Facebook"

We invite you to visit MakeHackVoid, Canberra’s very own hackerspace, with other CSSA and ESA members!

MakeHackVoid is a community-operated workspace that supports and encourages arts, science and technology culture in the ACT by providing a physical space for Canberra residents with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, to meet, socialise, collaborate and create.

The space has:

  • Meeting areas with space for working on projects
  • Electronics area with various soldering & desoldering tools, scopes and meters
  • 3D printing & scanning, small scale CNC and large format plotter/cutter
  • Machine area: Heavy benches, machine tools, etc
  • Informal area, for chilling out on the couch
  • Kitchenette
  • Jetty and boat ramp!
  • Amazing views of Lake Ginninderra
  • Internet access

What: We will get a tour of the hackerspace, get to listen in on their maker meet where current projects are discussed, and of course we’ll have FREE PIZZA!
When: Tuesday, 3rd June, 6pm
Where: Ginninderra House, Evelyn Parker Pl, Belconnen ACT 2617 (near Westfield Belconnen, we can travel there together)

More info about the hackerspace:

Time: Tuesday, 3rd June 2014, 18:00
Location: makehackvoid, Ginninderra House, Evelyn Parker Pl., Belconnen

The hackerspace is located near Belconnen Interchange, but don’t worry if you don’t drive - we can meet outside CSIT to carpool there and there are also plenty of buses there from Barry Drive

CSSA and ESA Higher Degree Extremely Rapid Presentations (HDERP) alt "Facebook"

the HDERP is back!

A few PhD students from CECS will give lightning talks about their research, and then you’ll be provided with a FREE Subway lunch!

Come along and see what your peers are working on and grab a bite to eat!

Details of the talks will be posted here in upcoming weeks. If you would like to volunteer to talk, please email

Time: Thursday, 12th June 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: CSIT N101

Regular Events

Wednesday Night Board Games alt "Facebook"

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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