Newsletter Week 11

Welcome to Week 11!

In this weeks newsletter:

  • Upcoming Events
    • CSSA and Palantir Trivia Night (updated again)
    • Research in America: How to get in and do well
    • Monthly Munchies (October Edition) (RSVP)
    • Cookie Clicker Night
    • Higher Degree Extremely Rapid Presentations (HDERP)
    • EGN - looking for consoles and announcing tournaments (updated)
  • Other Events
    • Girl Geek Coffee
  • Other News
    • Infosys Internship
  • Regular Events
  • Our Sponsors

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Upcoming Events

CSSA and Palantir Trivia Night alt "Facebook"

This event has been moved back one week.

The CSSA is running a trivia night on Thursday the 16th 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: Wednesday, 16th October 2013, Meeting at 5:00
Location: CSIT N101

Research in America: How to get in and do well alt "Facebook"

Considering graduate school or post doctoral possibilities in the U.S.? Associate Professor Michelle Strout of CSU will present the basics of the process, talk about grad student life in the U.S.A., and answer any questions about the process.

Come along if you’re interested to know:

  • What grad school in the US is like.
  • Ph.D. program application time frame.
  • What grad admission committees look for in applications.
  • How Ph.D. students are funded in the US.
  • Job opportunities in the US after obtaining a Ph.D.
  • The Ph.D. job market time frame.

The talk runs from 6pm, with food provided at 7pm. Undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in academic opportunities at the end of their degrees are welcome to come along, have a bite to eat and learn more about US universities.

Time: Thursday, 17th October 2013, 18:00
Location: CSIT N101

Monthly Munchies alt "Facebook"

This event is aimed at postgrads, but interested undergrads are welcome! If you are an undergrad and keen to know what postgrad studies involve, then feel free to come and chat with us :)

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 for catering purposes to or via the facebook event.

Time: Friday, 18th October 2013, 16:00
Location: CSIT N246 (Staffroom on Second Floor)

Get ALL the cookies! A 1 hour competition of the popular online game cookie clicker with a prize worthy of the cookie monster himself. Competition starts at 7:15 sharp. Sign-up at the event. Physical cookies provided.

About the competition:
Each participant will open a new game (start from nothing) and has 1 hour to obtain the most cookies.

Time: Friday, 18th October 2013, 19:00 - 21:00
Location: CSIT N115/N116

Higher Degree Extremely Rapid Presentations (HDERP) alt "Facebook"

The HDERP is back!

Postgrads, come and see what your peers are working on!
Undergrads, come and see what it’s like to do research at ANU!

This event consists of three ten-minute lightning talks by PhD students, followed by a free lunch.

Thursday the 24th of October, A105, Ground Floor, RSISE Building (just walk into RSISE building and you can’t miss it!).

Three PhD students will present their work:

  1. A Bondgraph Modelling Approach to Formation Control Using Partial Measurements of Relative Position, or: Giving Eyes and Ears to a Swarm of UAVs - Geoff Stacey (ENG)
  2. Efficient Generation of Some Classes of Graphs, or: Parental Testing in Graph Theory - Narjess Afzaly (CS)
  3. Natural Computing for Complex Structured Data, or: Wands are Magic - Martin Henschke (CS)

Stick around after the talks for a free Subway lunch!

Time: Thursday, 24th October 2013, 11:00 - 12:00
Location: A105, Ground Floor, RSISE

EGN Webpage alt "Facebook"

EGN now has a dedicated page on the CSSA web pages, with all relevant information, links, and a brand new poster!

Tournament registration has now opened for DoTA, SC2, Pokémon Showdown and LoL. These forms are on the webpage.

We are also still looking for people to lend us consoles and games for EGN, if you are interested please complete the crowdsourcing form.

EGN has a theme: Halloween!

Time: Friday 25th October 2013 (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

Girl Geek Coffee alt "Facebook" (RSVP Ended)

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

Other News

Infosys Internship Webpage

Quick facts about the internship:

  • Opportunity to work on high-impact, strategic projects.
  • Comprehensive compensation package that includes a monthly stipend, return airfare, visa fee, accommodation, transportation, health club membership and medical insurance.
  • Interactions with business leaders and access to senior management through multiple industry workshops.
  • Opportunity to participate in business plan competition, coding competition, cultural workshops and training modules.

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.

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

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