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CompE Club Weekly

Hello All! It's a new semester, and it's time to get back into the grind. We hope you have a great semester ahead of you. The first few weeks of classes are some of the best. Midterms and finals are a distant threat not worth thinking about, and many classes are in that lull of review and introductory material. In this relative time of peace, we hope you take advantage of the numerous events being held around campus, or at least the free pizza. If you need some help picking events to go to, why not attend the events below?


  • CompE AGM
  • UABiomed Kickoff
  • Aero HLG Recruitment
  • IEEE Extreme
  • Garmin Info Session
  • IT Connection by iGeek
  • Google Design Sprints - A Jobber JUMP Event

1) CompE AGM

WHO: Anyone interested in Computer Engineering Club
WHEN: Friday September 20th @ 5:00 pm
WHAT: Do you enjoy democracy? It's time to participate in this glorious tradition of voting and free pizza. The AGM serves as an election as well as a discussion period. Learn more about the events planned for the year, and if you run for the junior executive positions, you'll also be able to help plan the aforementioned events. It never hurts to get more involved, and you'll be compensated for your time in pizza. We hope to see you there!

2) UABiomed Kickoff

WHO: Anyone interested in the UABiomed Group
WHEN: Wednesday September 11th @ 5:30 pm
WHAT: Interested in biomedical engineering, robotics, or building an exoskeleton? UABiomed is creating an exoskeleton for the workplace and we're recruiting new members, whether you're interested in structural design, controls and power systems, or the commercial aspect! Come to our Fall Kickoff Event on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:30pm in DICE 8-207 to meet the team, learn more about the project, and find out how you can get involved!
To learn more, check out their website ( .

3) Aero HLG AGM

WHO: Anyone interested in Aero HLG
WHAT: The UofA’s Aero Heavy Lift Group is looking for new members from the computer engineering faculty for help in the 2020 SAE Aero Heavy Lift competition this March! Opportunities for hands on learning about computer controls, FPV camera interfacing, automated and optimized flying/dropping systems and much more! Please attend the AGM for more information and pizza!

4) Garmin Info Session

WHO: Computer/Electrical Engineering Co-op Students
WHEN: Thursday September 12th @ 5:00 pm
WHAT: At Garmin Canada, we create more than just products – we inspire solutions and innovations that change and shape how we live, work and play. You’ll get to work alongside top talent from around the globe while working on cutting-edge technology projects like optical heart-rate, creating sport and fitness products such as Vector and Varia, and enabling compelling ecosystems with Bluetooth Low Energy and the ANT 2.4 GHz ultra-low power wireless technology.

Come out to our information session to learn about our exciting history, culture and work environment. You will learn about the amazing products that we have developed and get a better understanding of the potential work you would get to do during a co-op work term with us

5) IT Networking Event by iGeek

WHO: Anyone interested in networking with Tech Companies
WHEN: Thursday September 12th @ 9:00 am - 4:00pm
WHERE: Dinwoodie Lounge
WHAT: This year, iGeek is going to host the largest annual 2019 IT Connection Event on September 20th at Dinwoodie Lounge at U of A. We will invite more than 20 employers from various industries, such as Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Engineering, etc to campus and network with our students. Also, we prepare a tech-talk section for companies/ organizations to interact with students as well, which I believe this is a great opportunity for our business students to networking and standing out.
Check out the schedule and RSVP HERE (

6) Google Design Sprints - Jobber JUMP

WHO: Anyone interested in learning industry practices
WHEN: Wednesday September 18th @ 5:00 pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Jobber HQ - 4th floor, 10520 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
WHAT: Design Sprints were created to help answer critical business questions. It's a five-phase process that allows teams to rapidly prototype ideas and gain valuable learnings by testing their solutions on real people. You can also fast-forward into the future to see your finished product and customer reactions, before making any expensive commitments.

Join us for a fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop on Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Jobber HQ. We'll break into sprint teams consisting of a wide range of skills, and learn how to do Google's original sprint process. Each team will select a sample business problem, break it down, sketch solutions, and decide which ideas to test with people from other teams. We'll learn how to spark innovation and launch proven solutions faster with Google Design Sprints.

7) IEEE Extreme

WHO: Undergrad students who enjoy programming competitions
WHEN: 19th of October 2019
WHAT: IEEE Extreme is an annual programming competition, for participants of all skill levels. Teams of up to 3 people will be able to participate in this 24 hour programming competition. Any undergraduate students with an active IEEE Membership are eligible. U of A IEEE club is organizing teams for this competition, and we encourage you to participate.
To learn more about the competition, please visit the competition website (
If you are interested in participating, please email: (
or visit the IEEE clubroom (in the hallway by ETLC Tim Hortons)

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 ( ! 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. <3