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Newsletter Semester Break 1

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In this weeks newsletter:

• A couple of events with ESA
• Another EGN Teaser
• Ada Initiative in Canberra (RSVP by Saturday, 14th Sep.) (featured)
• Space and Sci-Fi Trivia Night

Upcoming Events

CSSA and ESA joint gathering (RSVP by Wednesday 18th)

The Computer Science Students Association (CSSA) and the Engineering Students Association (ESA) invite postgrad students to a catch up with your peers! Come and enjoy free finger food, cakes and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Vegetarian options available.

This is a joint event between the CSSA and ESA, so bring your friends from all over CECS!

Please RSVP by Wednesday the 18th for catering purposes to

Interested undergrads welcome. If you are keen to know what postgrad studies involve, then feel free to come and chat with us :)

Time: 20th September, 16:00
Location: CSIT Staffroom, CSIT Building level 2, room N246

Joint tech talk with Accenture and ESA

We will be having an Accenture Adventure Tech Talk, scheduled tentatively for the 26th of September with our lovely neighbours at the ESA. More details incoming soon!

Time: 26th September

EGN (Teaser)

EGN has a theme: Halloween!

Time: 25th October (end of week 12)

Save a place in your calendar or diary or even just write it on your whiteboard, because you definitely don't want to miss this night of boardgames, videogames, pizza and general fun!

Other Events

Ada Initiative to run Allies Workshop (RSVP by 14th Sep)Webpage

The Ada Initiative Allies Workshop focuses on what individual people can do to make their workplace or community a better, more positive place for women. The workshop teaches people how to respond to sexism in a productive way, whether online, in the workplace, or in person. Participants in the Allies Workshop will learn:

  • Brief, effective responses to sexism and discrimination
  • What responses don’t work or have a negative effect
  • How to choose their battles wisely

An Allies Workshop will be held in Canberra, Australia, Saturday September 21, from 2pm to 4pm, for members of the Make Hack Void hackerspace. Members of other open technology or open culture groups and communities are welcome to attend. The workshop welcomes people of all genders.

Registration is free although a contribution towards travel costs would be appreciated. For more information, and to register, please contact Brenda Moon as per her MHV event email. Please register no later than September 14, so that we can confirm the workshop has enough attendees to go ahead.

Time: 21st September, 14:00 - 16:00
Location: somewhere near or at the ANU
RSVP by: 14th September (contact Brenda as per her MHV event email)

Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night (Ticket, Flyer)

Are you fascinated by space or a science fiction fan? Want to have fun and learn some more about the universe and humanity's (and popular culture's) quest to explore it? Here is your chance to test your knowledge of space and sci-fi trivia at the annual AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night!

The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of the Outer Space Treaty. This year also commemorates 50 years of women in space.

More information is on the flyer.

Time: 9th October, 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Fellows Bar & Café, ANU University House
Price: $7 per person (Ticket)

CompCon Webpage FB

CompCon 2013 will be the inaugural national conference for students of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology and related technology disciplines. CompCon is run by students, for students!

At CompCon you can explore new areas of the varied and diverse world of computing. You’ll get the opportunity to explore some areas of computer science that you don’t cover in the curriculum, with talks about leading-edge research and workshops introducing you to new programming languages and other interesting technical concepts!

Conference will be held at:
Time: 28th - 30th September
Location: ANU

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