Newsletter Week 9

Newsletter Week 9

CSSA Times

Welcome to Week 9! RSS Webpage FB Twitter Calendar Email

In this weeks newsletter:
• Trivia Night
• EGN - looking for consoles
• Make Hack Void Meet
• Scholarships for Honours and Research Masters Students
• Space and Sci-Fi Trivia Night
• Girl Geek Coffee
• BOLD Engineering Intern (Google)

Upcoming Events

Trivia Night FB

The CSSA is running a trivia night on Thursday the 10th of October! We'll have rounds focusing on games (board and video); ANU, CECS and CSSA; computer science, and a secret extra round. Bring people you know and read up on things! More information to come on the Facebook Page.

Time: Thursday, 10th of October 2013
Location: N101

EGN Webpage

The EGN committee are now looking for people to lend consoles, games and miscellaneous gaming items for Epic Games Night 6. If you wish to be one of these people, please complete the following form.

EGN has a theme: Halloween!

Time: Friday 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 Webpage

Make Hack Void

Make Hack Void is a hackerspace, a place for people interested in being creative with technology to hang out and make things. We are going through some big transitions and need your help! Come check us out and sign up to be part of an awesome community in Canberra!

Time: Tuesday, 1st of October 2013, 18:30
Location: Frencham St, Downer

Scholarships for Honours and Research Masters Students Webpage (RSVP)

The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre is offering up to $50,000 pa (tax free) industry-sponsored scholarships for PhD research in capital markets, algo trading and health informatics.

Up to 15 scholarships are available in 2014.

Exciting travel opportunities... conduct your research overseas!

We are seeking applicants completing 1st Class Honours / Masters degrees in one or more of:

• Health Analytics / Informatics / Biostatistics / Epidemiology
• Finance / Capital Markets
• Econometrics / Actuarial Studies / Applied Mathematics /Statistic

• Information Technology / Data Mining / Machine Learning / NLP / Signal Processing / Algorithms

To find out more, you are warmly invited to attend our upcoming information night:

Time: Wednesday, 9th of October 2013, commencing at 16:00
Location: Billich Gallery, 106 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney CBD
Catering: Food and Drinks will be flowing throughout the evening
RSVP: by Tuesday 1st of October

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

Girl Geek Coffee FB (RSVP)

The Canberra Girl Geek Coffee (GGC) group is having their next meetup at UC in a couple of weeks. They invite female comp sci and engineering students to join them for a free muffin and drink.
If you would like to catch a bus together from ANU to UC, please comment on the event so we can sort that out :)

Time: Wednesday 15th October, 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Zierholz @ UC [Google Maps:]
RSVP: by Friday, 11th October

BOLD Engineering Intern Webpage

Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our search engine and tools serve. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. This diversity of our employees and partners serves as the foundation for us to better serve our diverse customers and stakeholders all over the world.

Google is also invested in increasing the pipeline of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. Many aspiring computer scientists could benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic study and a professional internship. Google wants to inspire these students to continue in the field with such a program.

With this in mind, Google announces the Engineering Practicum Internship in Australia for Summer 2013. Current bachelor students majoring, or intending to major, in Computer Science or a closely related field will be selected to participate. Students who are a member of a group that is historically under-represented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to women and students with disabilities.

We invite you to join us for the 2013 Engineering Practicum Internship program!

• Intern projects are determined based on the experience, skills, and interests of the student.

Minimum qualifications
• Be currently enrolled in a 4-year BA/BS program, majoring in Computer Science or closed related

Preferred qualifications
• Experience in systems software or algorithms
• Programming experience in either Java, Python, C, or C++

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Other News

CompCon Webpage Twitter FB

CompCon 2013 has happened. A blurb of how it went will be in next weeks newsletter. Till then, you can check out the live tweets which happened during the talks, some of which happened at alarming rates of 1.1 tweets per minute.

Regular Events

Wednesday Night Board Games FB

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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