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CompE Club Weekly

One week away from reading week, the time of salvation is almost here. It's time to catch up on all the work that was put off. If you'd like some more excuses to delay those tasks, CompE has your back! Check below for some distractions that may actually prove useful!

Highlights

  • ECE First Year's Night
  • HackEd: Get your shirts ASAP
  • Putting Yourself in the Race: A Jobber JUMP Event
  • Valentines Day Speed Friending: There's a Party and you're invited!
  • Clean Tech Ecosystem: Discussion on a growing sector
  • DiscoverE: Now hiring!
  • Hash Code 2019: Google coding competition

1) ECE First Year's Night - Volunteers and Demos Needed

WHO: Anyone interested in repping CompE to first years
WHEN: Signup ASAP, event is Wednesday March 13th, 2019 (times vary depending on role)
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Do you have an awesome demo or display that could appeal to first year students considering CompE? Or are you wanting to be more involved with our discipline by volunteering? Volunteers can choose one or more availabilities to setup/demo/serve refreshments/clean up after. General volunteers can fill out the registration form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftLH4oBcPQYzS2Z3CaWmEoOIkjJa_yQP1a8IqHBv4r-KHFxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1) now, while we're requesting demos contact us first to make coordination easier. Either way please email us at internal@compeclub.com (mailto:internal@compeclub.com) and thanks for representing! :)


2) HackEd - Please Get Your Shirts

WHO: Anyone who participated in HackEd
WHEN: Now (Please claim your shirt as soon as possible)
WHERE: Computer Engineering Club Room (In the hallway by Tim-Hortons)
WHAT: Thank you to everyone who came out for HackEd last weekend. We hope to see you all next year. To continue this train of appreciation, there will be HackEd shirts in the CompE club room, for anyone who went to the hackathon! Please bring your name-tag and/or student ID. People who registered but did not attend are not eligible for the shirt.


3) Putting Yourself in the Race: Jobber JUMP

WHO: Anyone feeling lost in the job search process
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Jobber HQ - 4th floor, 10520 Jasper Avenue (https://goo.gl/maps/1PZTM2yRVkE2)
WHAT: Do you ever feel like you have no idea what you are doing? You could be reading a job posting and seeing all the things that you don’t seem to be qualified for, or prepping for an interview and worrying about all the questions they could ask that you don’t know. Maybe you’re at an internship or starting a new job and feel like everyone else seems to “know what to do” but you have no idea where to begin. And suddenly you start questioning yourself - do I belong here, do I deserve this opportunity?

Did you know you’re not alone in feeling this way? Come out to our next Jobber JUMP event on Wednesday, February 13th to hear a presentation and panel all about keeping yourself in the race: not disqualifying yourself when reading through a job posting, how to interview with confidence - even with limited experience, and how to fight through Imposter Syndrome as you jump from curriculum into your career!

You’ll get to hang out with fellow students from many campuses, eat some pizza, and meet some members of our Jobber team!
RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/putting-yourself-in-the-race-a-jump-event-tickets-55371847687)


  1. Friending Par-Tea!

WHO: Anyone wanting to be a little less alone on Valentines day
WHEN: Thursday, February 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: ECHA 1-182
WHAT: This Valentine's Day, Friends Across Campus and U of A Compliments are hosting a Speed Friending Par-Tea, and you're invited! Speed Friending is like speed dating with the goal of meeting new people and making new friends! Afterwards, the fun and socialization will continue over an assortment of self-care activities, including cookie-decorating, origami, coloring, card making, and other crafts. Tea, hot chocolate, and Valentine's treats will be provided, and there will also be a photo booth! Show yourself some love this Valentine's day! Make some new friends and de-stress over some fun self-care activities! Learn more about the event from our facebook page (https://ualberta-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=1BVbxdwbv3widxjdIHboYTOTAJNhvfR8Mp_R1yPRN_oo-545998237&key=YAMMID-60696650&link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F2193659760697987%2F) !


5) Clean Tech Ecosystems

WHO: Anyone in interested in the clean technology sector
WHERE: To be announced! (https://www.mentorupalberta.com/our-events/2019/2/28/an-introduction-to-the-alberta-clean-tech-ecosystem-and-exponential-technologies)
WHEN: Thursday, February 28th @ 5:30PM to 8:00PM
WHAT: The discussion will focus on the services available to support Albertans to develop and work in the growing clean technology (“cleantech”) sector. We have invited speakers to give insight on global connections, different government and private initiatives, as well as local entrepreneurs to share their experience. During this event, representatives from Singularity University will introduce the future landscape of global learning and innovation using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-introduction-to-exponential-technologies-and-the-alberta-clean-tech-ecosystem-tickets-55459423629)


6) DiscoverE Now Hiring

WHO: Students interested in a summer position
WHEN: Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17th at 11:59pm
WHERE: The DiscoverE page (https://www.ualberta.ca/engineering/community/discovere/join-the-team)
WHAT: DiscoverE is an initiative to help demonstrate the importance of Engineering and Science to children and youth. The program features a hand on approach to learning and they need Engineering students to help inspire that passion. If you're interested in working in positions including but not limited to instructor and technology specialist, click the link above to learn more


7) Hash Code 2019

WHO: Anyone interested in a Google Coding/Design Competition
WHEN: Deadline to apply is Monday , Feb 25, 2019
WHERE: Hash Code Website (https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/hashcode)
WHAT: Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge! In small teams of two to four, coders all over the world will tackle the first problem through an Online Qualification Round. Though this round is hosted online, teams can come together to compete side-by-side in locally coordinated Hash Code hubs. The top teams from this round are invited to join us at an international Google office for our annual Hash Code Final Round.


Signing Off…

Thanks for reading this week's edition of the CompE Club Newsletter. If you have any news or an event you want featured in future editions, contact us at internal@compeclub.com (mailto:internal@compeclub.com) ! Be sure to stop by the CompE Club Room to grab a snack and say hi! Prices for most snacks have been slashed, so now is the time to buy.