Newsletter Week 2 - 2015

Newsletter Week 2!

Content:

  • News
    • Privacy Policy
    • Student Representatives
    • COMP1100 and COMP2100 Study Sessions
  • Events
    • InstallFest (Thursday)
    • CSSA Welcome Party (Thursday)
    • Monthly Munchies February Edition (Friday)
  • Other News
    • Position Available for a Junior PHP Developer
    • Funnelback Graduate Technical Implementer
    • hs.hact - Volunteer Expression of Interest
  • Regular Events
    • Wednesday Night Board Games

News

Privacy Policy (updated for 2015)

Your personal information is being collected by the Australian National University Computer Science Students’ Association (CSSA), a society affiliated with the Australian National University Students’ Association Inc. (ANUSA).

The CSSA collects this information for the purposes of maintaining its membership roll and administering its programs and activities. The CSSA is required, as a condition of its ANUSA affiliation, to disclose members’ names, student numbers, contact details and signatures to ANUSA upon request. This information may also be disclosed to the Australian National University (ANU) and College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) administration.

Your information will not be shared with any other third party or used for any other purpose without your explicit consent, unless required by law. Your contact details will only be used to contact you in relation to club activities.

If you have any concerns about the collection of your personal information, please contact the CSSA Committee at anucssa@anu.edu.au.

Student Representatives (Deadline extended to 26th Feb)

In order to improve feedback to and from students about CECS courses, the College is asking for students to nominate to be course representatives.

The role of a course representative is to:

  • Seek feedback from students in the course
  • Meet with/provide reports to Year Representatives about this feedback (Year Reps report to the College via Student Representative Committees)
  • If/when appropriate, provide feedback direct to course convenors
  • Provide a brief written report (up to one page) summarising feedback at the end of semester

If you wish to nominate, please reply email us at: studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au by Friday 26 February with:

  • Your Name and ID number
  • The course code/s you are nominating for
  • Short supporting statement (no more than 100 words)

COMP1100 and COMP2100 Study Sessions

The Massive All Evening Study Sessions are booster events which bring most of the students together and add some tutors, mentors and friendly CSSA members to help you nail down some of the harder concepts for good. You control what will be discussed on those evenings (by suggesting and voting on the forums beforehand). It’s like a study group which won’t stop when a time slot of over, but when the job is done (or alternatively when you fall asleep).

Information for COMP1100 available here

Events

InstallFest alt "Facebook"

Are you thinking of installing Linux on your computer but don’t really know how? Or maybe you’re confused by all the software you need to do your assignments from home? Or maybe you just loved setting up your own machine so much that you want to help your peers get theirs working too? Well then look no further than Installfest! Come along and have some fun while you wait for those pesky progress bars finish.

Pizza will be provided, and there’ll be a group heading directly to the CSSA Welcome Party starting at 18:00 so you don’t get too lost on your way to free food and Dance Central.

If you’re planning on setting up a new operating system as a double boot, PLEASE back up your computer entirely first. We aren’t responsible if you mess up your computer.

Time: Thursday, 26th February 2015, 15:00 - 18:00
Location: Ian Ross, R221, Graduate Teaching Room

CSSA Welcome Party alt "Facebook"

Hi guys, the ANU Computer Science Students’ Association is organising a welcome Party to greet all the students who joined CSSA this year and give them a chance to talk to older students.

There will be delicious food and dessert served. There will also be an exciting Xbox 360 game “Dance Central 3”. It is a fun game so feel free to have a try!

Menu: Taiwan crispy chicken, spring rolls, vegetable curry and beef tenderloin curry, dumplings, wantons, milk tea, watermelon sago, garden salad, etc.

Free for CSSA members!

Remember to bring your membership card ~ if you are not a member……. come sign up on the day!!!!

Time: Thursday, 26th February 2015, 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Warrumbul Common Room

Monthly Munchies February Edition

Hey postgrads and friends! Come and catch up with your peers over free finger food, cakes and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Vegetarian options available. This month, our event includes a talk by Dr Will Uther titled “Some things a PhD student needs to know before applying at Google”. The talk is 3:00-4:00 and followed by our regular monthly munchies.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to mojtaba.rezvani@anu.edu.au or via the facebook event

Time: Friday, 27th February 2015, 15:00 - 18:00
Location: RSISE Seminar Room, Ground Floor

Other News

Global Summer Program (GSP) Information sessions

As you may be aware, the 2015 IARU Global Summer Program (GSP) is now open.

Overview of IARU Global Summer Program (ANU website):
http://www.anu.edu.au/study/student-experience/iaru-global-summer-program

Information on the IARU Global Summer Program for ANU outgoing students (ANU website):
http://www.anu.edu.au/study/student-experience/information-on-the-iaru-global-summer-program-for-anu-students

IARU IARU Global Summer Program (IARU website):
http://www.iaruni.org/gsp

Apply at:
https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/

Inquiries:
IARU.GSP@anu.edu.au

Deadline for Applying: 6th March

Time: Monday, 23rd - 26th March 2015, 12:00 - 13:00

Position Available for a Junior PHP Developer

We are a small Australian Private Investment Firm that manages money on a proprietary basis and on behalf of our clients. We are currently looking to expand our IT Services team by bringing on a Junior PHP Developer on a part-time basis whom will assist the IT Manager in building and maintaining our client facing websites.

Skills and experience:

  • Solid experience with PHP, MySQL and WordPress
  • Experience with CSS, HTML and Javascript/jQuery
  • Understanding of technologies such as MailChimp, PayPal and Membership platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication (English)
  • Understanding and passion for software quality assurance and process improvement

If interested: email your CV and/or any questions to careers@789assetmanagement.com.au

Funnelback Graduate Technical Implementer

Funnelback is a growing search technology company with headquarters based in Canberra, can be also found in other cities worldwide. Their aim is to provide innovative website and enterprise search solutions and their clients include Westpac, ASX, ABC and the University of Cambridge.
They are now looking for a Graduate Technical Implementer, currently in their final year or just graduated, to join our Production team in Canberra.

For more information and to apply, click here

Software Engineer 6 Month Internship at IBM OzLabs

IBM OzLabs has the maintainer of Linux-next, the maintainer of linux-powerpc, the guy who wrote iptables, a guy who brought RCU (an amazing concurrency managment system, think locks but better) to the kernel, and a bunch of other really really smart people.
IBM OzLabs is looking for a student who wants to take a semester off to work on Linux kernel hacking. Must be currently enrolled in a degree, minimum credit average, Australian citizen or PR.

For more information and to apply, click here

hs.hact - Volunteer Expression of Interest

Do you know a local young person with an interest in technology? Are they unsure of how to get started?

‘High School Hackathon ACT’ (hs.hact) is a 3-day digital technology event for up to 300 ACT High School students. It is designed to cater to all levels of experience.

This is a community event. Novice students will receive mentoring and support from experienced Canberrans, including professional developers and tertiary students. In a weekend we can rally to help 240 attendees create either their first website, 3D animation, video game, mobile app, or 3D printed object.

For experienced students, we’re setting aside 60 tickets for an open category wherein teams can compete for prizes.

For more information and to apply, click here

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.

Check the Facebook Page to catch up on latest changes.

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

Got something to say?

The CSSA Times is looking for writers! If you’d like to contribute an article, let us know at anucssa@anu.edu.au

Know something we don’t?

If you’ve got an event or job posting relevant to CSSA members, please let us know at anucssa@anu.edu.au

Got an idea?

The CSSA is always interested in helping our fantastic members run events. We can help you run your dream event or just help fund and promote it. If you have an idea you’d like us to have a look at, fill in this form.

Common Room

Monthly Munchies February Edition

Hey postgrads and friends! Come and catch up with your peers over free finger food, cakes and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Vegetarian options available. This month, our event includes a talk by Dr Will Uther titled “Some things a PhD student needs to know before applying at Google”. The talk is 3:00-4:00 and followed by our regular monthly munchies.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to mojtaba.rezvani@anu.edu.au or via the facebook event

Time: Friday, 27th February 2015, 15:00 - 18:00
Location: RSISE Seminar Room, Ground Floor

Other News

Global Summer Program (GSP) Information sessions

As you may be aware, the 2015 IARU Global Summer Program (GSP) is now open.

Overview of IARU Global Summer Program (ANU website):
http://www.anu.edu.au/study/student-experience/iaru-global-summer-program

Information on the IARU Global Summer Program for ANU outgoing students (ANU website):
http://www.anu.edu.au/study/student-experience/information-on-the-iaru-global-summer-program-for-anu-students

IARU IARU Global Summer Program (IARU website):
http://www.iaruni.org/gsp

Apply at:
https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/

Inquiries:
IARU.GSP@anu.edu.au

Deadline for Applying: 6th March

Time: Monday, 23rd - 26th March 2015, 12:00 - 13:00

Position Available for a Junior PHP Developer

We are a small Australian Private Investment Firm that manages money on a proprietary basis and on behalf of our clients. We are currently looking to expand our IT Services team by bringing on a Junior PHP Developer on a part-time basis whom will assist the IT Manager in building and maintaining our client facing websites.

Skills and experience:

  • Solid experience with PHP, MySQL and WordPress
  • Experience with CSS, HTML and Javascript/jQuery
  • Understanding of technologies such as MailChimp, PayPal and Membership platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication (English)
  • Understanding and passion for software quality assurance and process improvement

If interested: email your CV and/or any questions to careers@789assetmanagement.com.au

Funnelback Graduate Technical Implementer

Funnelback is a growing search technology company with headquarters based in Canberra, can be also found in other cities worldwide. Their aim is to provide innovative website and enterprise search solutions and their clients include Westpac, ASX, ABC and the University of Cambridge.
They are now looking for a Graduate Technical Implementer, currently in their final year or just graduated, to join our Production team in Canberra.

For more information and to apply, click here

Software Engineer 6 Month Internship at IBM OzLabs

IBM OzLabs has the maintainer of Linux-next, the maintainer of linux-powerpc, the guy who wrote iptables, a guy who brought RCU (an amazing concurrency managment system, think locks but better) to the kernel, and a bunch of other really really smart people.
IBM OzLabs is looking for a student who wants to take a semester off to work on Linux kernel hacking. Must be currently enrolled in a degree, minimum credit average, Australian citizen or PR.

For more information and to apply, click here

hs.hact - Volunteer Expression of Interest

Do you know a local young person with an interest in technology? Are they unsure of how to get started?

‘High School Hackathon ACT’ (hs.hact) is a 3-day digital technology event for up to 300 ACT High School students. It is designed to cater to all levels of experience.

This is a community event. Novice students will receive mentoring and support from experienced Canberrans, including professional developers and tertiary students. In a weekend we can rally to help 240 attendees create either their first website, 3D animation, video game, mobile app, or 3D printed object.

For experienced students, we’re setting aside 60 tickets for an open category wherein teams can compete for prizes.

For more information and to apply, click here

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.

Check the Facebook Page to catch up on latest changes.

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

Got something to say?

The CSSA Times is looking for writers! If you’d like to contribute an article, let us know at anucssa@anu.edu.au

Know something we don’t?

If you’ve got an event or job posting relevant to CSSA members, please let us know at anucssa@anu.edu.au

Got an idea?

The CSSA is always interested in helping our fantastic members run events. We can help you run your dream event or just help fund and promote it. If you have an idea you’d like us to have a look at, fill in this form.