Newsletter Week 11

Newsletter Week 11!


  • News
    • Results of Common Room Officer Applications
  • Events
    • EGN 9
    • Lets Talk Tech
  • Other Events
    • Engineering Work Experience
    • GammaCon
  • Other News
    • CSIT Job Opportunities Page
    • PARSA Elections
  • Regular Events

    • Wednesday Night Board Games
    • Monthly Munchies
  • PARSA reps names

  • Elections are happening, go vote for them!


Results of Common Room Officer Applications

The CSSA committee has selected five new Common Room Officers from the applications we received last month. These officers can keep the Common Room open when no committee members are available, and are also available to talk if you have any questions about how the room is run or any question you need to direct to the committee if you feel more comfortable doing so.
The new Common Room Officers are:

  • Abbie Wade
  • Chris Claue-Long
  • James Volis
  • Andrew Maxwell
  • David Quarel

It was a very difficult decision and thank you to everyone who applied; we strongly encourage everyone, even those that didn’t make it this time to reapply at the upcoming AGM next semester.


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People have held parties for time travelers before, but to no avail. It is now the CSSA’s turn, and what better way to motivate time travelers to come than Epic Games Night.

For those who do not know, Epic Games Night is where we book out the entire bottom floor of CSIT, set up TVs, projectors and consoles and basically just sit down and plat games all night. Tournaments with really cool prizes will be happening throughout the night. There will also be two pizza runs happening throughout the night, with a price of $5 a pizza.

If you are interested in donating us equipment for the night (we can guarantee its safety) or want to volunteer for the night, please fill out the respective form:
Crowd sourcing: Volunteer equipment here
Volunteering: Volunteer your time here

Time: Friday, 29th May 2015, 17:00 - Late
Place: First floor of CSIT

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The CSSA will be talking tech next week, with two speakers giving presentations followed by discussions and nibbles. RSVP for the event here

Caitlin Macleod Making Wordpress more usable for developers
Lachlan Horne: Real-Time Semantic Labelling for Driving and Disneyland

Time: Monday, 25th May 2015, 17:00 - 18:00
Place: CSIT, N101

Other Events

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ANU Careers Centre is hosting an information session for Engineering & Software Engineering students to assist in finding a position for work experience, which is part of your course requirement. It will cover how to find a position, what employers are looking for and how to make the most of the opportunity once you start work. Follow this link to RSVP for the event.

Time: Wednesday, 20th May 2015, 1500 - 17:00
Place: Engineering Lecture Theatre


GAMMA.CON is Canberra’s own pop culture convention, founded in 2013 and organised entirely by volunteers. The event will cover videogames, anime, manga, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, books, movies and TV shows. GAMMA.CON will feature panels, screenings, cosplay, art, competitions, game tournaments, live events and much more!

Time: 22nd - 23rd May 2015
Place: Hellenic Club, Woden

Other News

CSIT Job Opportunities Page

TechLauncher - Competitions and Opportunities for students

PARSA Elections

The ANU Postgraduate and Research Students Association (PARSA) are holding a general election for this years student representatives. Those elected will represent postgraduate students on the University Council and hold a number of events catering to postgrads.

Details of the election time and candidates can be found at this link

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.

Check the Facebook Page to catch up on latest changes.

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

Monthly Munchies

Hey postgrads and friends!

Join the Computer Science Students’ Association (CSSA) and the Engineering Students’ Association (ESA) for our monthly munchies! Free pide, drinks and finger food in a casual atmosphere. Come along to meet other postgrads!

We would like to thank PARSA for supporting us and providing pide in this monthly munchies.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to or via the upcoming facebook event on the CSSA Facebook Page

Time: Last friday of every month

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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.