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Events, Events, Events!

There are a number of events taking place in the next few days, so be sure to attend strategically for maximum consumption of free food.

  1. Meet a Computer Engineer (MACE)
  2. Curling Bonspiel
  3. Microsoft Events
  4. Solder Workshop
  5. DemoCamp
  6. Edmonton Startup Week
  7. New Logo…?

1. Meet a Computer Engineer (MACE)

MACE is an informal information session we run for prospective and current Computer Engineering students. We have a panel of graduated computer engineers and other industry professionals that are currently working in the field. They are available to answer questions about school, work, and life.
If you are interested in hearing from experienced Computer Engineers that have been exactly where you are today or want to do some informal networking (or just love free pizza), be sure to check this out.

Taking place Tuesday, September 30th @ 5pm in the Colt Design Lab (ETLC). Pizza pizza pizza.

2. Curling Bonspiel

The Computer Engineering Club Curling Bonspiel will be taking place on November 15th, at the Granite Curling Club. Entry fee is $30/person, with teams of 4 – this includes dinner, equipment rentals, a free tutorial for beginners, and lots of prizes! We highly encourage everyone to sign up early, since there are a limited number of teams in the roster.

Registration is open at the Computer Engineering Club (ETL E2-040M)!

3. Microsoft Events

Microsoft XBox One Event
Wednesday, October 1st, 4:30 - 7:30PM, ETLC Solarium
Xbox One delivers an all-new gaming and entertainment experience that will transform how you play. Xbox One brings together the best games, the most reliable service and rich entertainment all-in-one system that is built for today and tomorrow. Come by the Solarium and test drive one today.

Microsoft Office Hours
Thursday, October 2nd, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, ECERF
At Microsoft we offer a variety of programs for current students and recent graduates that will help kick-start your career. If you aspire to be a software developer and are currently majoring in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Microsoft's university recruiters are excited to meet you. Say hello on your college campus (and bring your resume).

Microsoft Coding Competition
Thursday, October 2nd, 5:30 - 9:30 PM, ETLC E1-007
Enter the 2nd Annual Microsoft Coding Competition! A fun event that will be sure to test your coding skills with great prizes to be won. Come with a group or on your own. Bring your computer and your energy. Limited space so sign up through the Engineering Employment Centre website under the workshops and events tab.

4. Solder Workshop

We are working with the Edmonton New Technology Society to have some soldering workshops for students to learn to solder or improve their existing skills. The project and date will be decided on soon. Please email Andrew at if you're interested - we would like a rough estimate, so please email even if you have nothing to say.

5. DemoCamp

DemoCamp is an event that brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. Started back in 2008, DemoCamp Edmonton has steadily grown into one of the largest in the country, with 200-300 people attending each event.

The rules for DemoCamp are simple: 7 minutes to demo real, working products, followed by a few minutes for questions, and no slides allowed.

See full event details at Hashtag is #democampyeg

Date: Monday, September 29th
Time: 6:30 pm doors open, 6:45 pm program starts
Location: ETLC E1-013, University of Alberta
Drinks and networking to follow at RATT - 7th floor of the Students’ Union Building

6. Edmonton Startup Week
Startup Edmonton is hosting a Startup week from October 20th to the 24th. For more information visit the Schedule above.

We're looking at changing our logo, and we want your help! We have some ideas at this point but nothing we can all agree on so we want your ideas too! If you have any sketches, Photoshop masterpieces or any other design that might work as our new logo send them our way, to Brittany at You have until October 15th to get your submissions in, so don't hesitate to send us your ideas! Winning entry will receive a free CompE jacket!