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CompE Weekly

Bonspiel Registration Open!

  1. Curling Bonspiel
  2. Startup Week Events
  3. GARMIN Information Session
  4. INTUIT Recruitment Event
  5. UACS Programming Contest
  6. Tackl Front-End Dev Position
  7. CMPUT 469
    Curling Bonspiel
    Saturday, November 7th, 2015
    It's that time of year again! Join us for the 5th annual Computer Engineering Curling Bonspiel. It will be hosted on November 7 at the Granite Curling Club. Sign up and more information is available in the Computer Engineering Club room (ETLC E2-040M). It requires teams of 4, $30 per person, and your spot is secure once you and your team has paid. Dinner and equipment will be provided. Space is limited so sign up soon! Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Startup Week Events
Monday, October 19, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015
Edmonton Startup Week is this week and there are some cool events for you to check out! The full schedule is listed here , but below are a few examples of the fun to be had.

Startup City Crawl
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
It's essentially a pub crawl, but you'll be popping around to 5 different startup offices in the downtown core where you'll get to meet companies for games, (free) drinks and snacks, and shenanigans before winding up at Red Star to finish off the night.

Startup Job Mixer
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11am
There will be a job mixer for students on campus in the CCIS Career Centre at 11am- there'll be free lunch and a chance to meet some of the fastest growing startups in town and learn about their working culture and job opportunities.

Startup Street Hockey Tournament
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday evening they're closing down 104th Street for a Startup Street Hockey Tournament! All the street hockey, beer, and hot chocolate you could ever want!

Launch Party
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday evening is the highlight event that they do each year called Launch Party, where they are providing a student discount on tickets (details and tickets available here ).

GARMIN Information Session
Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm – ETLC E1-003

Target Audience: All 2016 Graduates and Co-op Students from Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Physics.
Garmin is one of the world’s leading professional navigation and wearable technology companies with a focus in developing, designing and supporting superior products that are sought out for their innovative use of technology.
Garmin Cochrane is an engineering hub for a diverse group of talented individuals. Whether you’re a mechanical engineer or interested in developing software using C, C++, Assembly, Java, C# or more, we are interested in meeting you.
If you are an engineering student with an interest in wearable technology and fitness related gadgets come check us out!

Register Here

INTUIT Recruitment Event
Monday, October 26th at 12pm to 1pm – CSC B-2
Intuit will be coming to campus on October 26th to talk about career paths within their organization and also will be conducting interviews with students that would be interested in a temporary (Internship​) or permanent position with them.
Interviews will be held on October 26th, 27th and 28th over in CCIS.
Please RSVP to this link and within the form, indicate if you'd like to be interviewed. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Discover what it's like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It's time to love what you do!

Learn more about Intuit here .

UACS Programming Contest
Saturday, October 24th, 2015

The Undergraduate Association of Computing Science is holding a programming contest, open to all Undergraduate students and First Year M.Sc Students, on October 24th from 11:00 - 3:00.

Those participating will be partitioned into two categories based on whether they are experienced or inexperienced. Also participants must compete in teams of 2-3. Please visit the UACS Office for more information.

Tackl Front-End Dev Position

Tackl is seeking a Front-end Stack Engineer to work up and down its technology stack. They have already completed their back-end and user interface.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A problem solver: You are scrappy, ingenious, and relentless in solving complex problems.
  • User focused: You are passionate about creating websites that improves the lives for millions of users and building delightful user experiences.
  • Communication and collaboration: You are able to work effectively with others. It’s more important because you will be working with the team, remotely.
  • High-energy, positive, fun attitude: Must be motivated to work on your town term in a fast-paced environment

For more information on how Tackl works click here .
For more information on the position and how to apply click here .


Come to CMPUT 469 at 5pm on Thursday at RATT. It's a fun event put on by UACS (Comp Sci's) where you'll get to meet people and drink! It's lots of fun and you deserve a break.

Also, UACS pays for FREE APPETIZERS!!!!
Who could say no to free appetizers?

Weekly Puzzle

This week, test your knowledge of wearable technology with this crossword puzzle! We still have a free chocolate bar waiting in the CompE office for the first person to complete the puzzle successfully.

Get the puzzle (PDF )

Apparently last week I used a relatively uncommon form of the pigpen cipher. Congrats to those of you who figured it out anyways!

Solution to last week's puzzle