Newsletter Week 3

Newsletter Week 3!

In this week’s newsletter:

  • News
    • Treasurer Role Update
  • Upcoming Events
    • CSSA BBQ
    • Civilization V
    • Careers Fair
    • Annual General Meeting
    • Monthly Munchies
  • Other News
    • Position Available for a Junior Developer
  • Regular Events
    • Wednesday Night Board Games
  • Our Sponsors


Treasurer Role Update

As was mentioned last week, Chanakya Goli has stepped down from his role as treasurer, continuing his involvement in the CSSA on the Common Room Subcommittee. Jan Zimmer will be filling in this role as acting Treasurer until the Annual General Meeting in three weeks.

Upcoming Events

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CSSA is running a BBQ the 15th of August at midday!
Tell your friends and come enjoy some free food vegetarian options available.

Time: Friday, 15th August 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Location: CSIT BBQ Area

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Starting second semester but feeling that your degree lacks geo-political domination? Wish no longer: CSSA will be holding a Civilizations V night to satisfy your need for diplomatic intrigue, cut-throat peace deals and general ambitions world domination.

A copy of the game will be required for the evening but both newcomers and veterans are welcome to participate. Winners will receive prizes worthy of their valiant achievement, and food and drink will be provided to everyone who participates. If you don’t have a copy, there may be some gift copies or unused copies available from other members, strictly subject to availability. No expansions are required, though they may be used also if enough people have them available.

We’ll be holding the event on Friday 15th of August from 5:30pm until 2050AD.

Time: Friday, 15th August 2025, 17:30
Location: CSIT N101

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It’s that time of year again! Save the date.

Come along if you’re looking for an internship or a graduate opportunity, or simply wondering what career options are possible.

Join us at Melville Hall to talk to companies interested in hiring ANU students.

Check back later for a list of attending companies.

See you there, and bring a resume!

Time: Wednesday, 20th August 2014, 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Melville Hall

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The 2014 Annual General Meeting has been called for Thursday 21 August at 18:00 in CSIT N101.

Among other things, we’ll be electing the 2014-15 Committee. We’re looking for enthusiastic members who can take the club forward into next year - if this sounds like something you’re interested in, please consider joining the committee! It’s good fun! We promise!

More information about the AGM and the election will be available soon.

Time: Thursday, 21st August 2014, Time 18:00
Location: CSIT N101

Monthly Munchies

Time: Friday, 29th August 2014, 16:00
Location: TBA

Other News

Position Available for a Junior Developer (email)

We are a small Australian Private Investment Firm that focuses on developing in-house IP to identify trading opportunities in financial markets. We are currently looking to expand our IT Services team by bringing on a Junior Developer on a part-time basis whom will assist the IT Manager on various development projects.

Skills and experience:

  • Development experience with a background in C#/.NET
  • Experience designing relational MS SQL Server databases
  • Object orientated design and analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding and passion for software quality assurance and process improvement

If interested: email your CV and any potential questions to

Research Assistant/Programmer

Ever consider working in financial services? Interested in working with a trader who has both experience in trading at top tier global investment banks and has extensively researched the financial markets to develop profitable trading systems? I am an ex-investment bank trader who now trades 70 global commodity futures markets systematically. I am experiencing strong returns and looking to grow. To facilitate that growth, I am looking for a graduate level student or a very strong undergraduate student to help support my business. The work would involve both researching improvements to trading strategies and programming the results into an automated system. This could be your opportunity to fast forward a career in trading the global financial markets.

Ideal (but not completely required) skill set would be:

  • Programming experience in C#
  • Basic computer science foundations (OO Programming, data structures, algorithms)
  • Statistics and probability knowledge
  • Machine learning and statistical learning knowledge
  • Interest in and/or knowledge about the financial markets
  • Exceptionally strong desire to move ahead in career rapidly and strong desire to succeed
  • Experience with Matlab and excel/vba

The job is part-time with the potential for more down the road as the business evolves.

For more information please contact me at Craig Allen

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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