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CompE Club Weekly

We are one week in, and hopefully you're getting back into the swing of things. As your classes ramp up, be sure to make time for some good old extraciriculars. In particular why not check out some of the events below?


Highlights

  • CompE AGM
  • Google Design Sprints - A Jobber JUMP Event
  • IT Connection by iGeek
  • Health Hack Hackathon
  • Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC)
  • Call for Open House Pecha Kucha Presenters
  • IEEE Extreme
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) CompE AGM

WHO: Anyone interested in Computer Engineering Club
WHEN: Friday September 20th @ 5:00 pm
WHERE: ETLC E1-003
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) 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.
RSVP HERE (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jump-into-google-design-sprints-tickets-69935193045)


3) IT Networking Event by iGeek

WHO: Anyone interested in networking with Tech Companies
WHEN: Friday September 20th @ 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 (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-it-connection-event-general-admission-tickets-69391484799)


4) Health-Hack Hackathon

WHO: Anyone interested in healthcare innovations or startups
WHEN: SignUp Deadline on Friday, September, 20th 2019
WHERE: Here (https://innovation4health.com/)
WHAT: Innovation4Health Health Competition is 72 hour hackathon wherein teams get 6 weeks of supported skill building before tackling a challenge problem. Teams will produce and pitch a proof-of-concept prototype to enter in the competition. This is a multidisciplinary competition, bringing in undergraduates, graduates, and people from industry. It's a multi-city event, which will occur in the Schulich Makerspace. Teams will be supported by The POD and other mentors. If the idea of a hackathon, or $30,000 in prizes appeals to you, we encourage you to apply!
Click Here To Learn More (https://innovation4health.com/)


5) Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC)

WHO: Anyone interested in Graduate programs
WHEN: Wednesday September 25th @ 3:00 pm - 6:00pm
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: Canada's top graduate schools are going on tour. On September 25th, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting the Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) in the Solarium from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Students can learn more about how graduate studies can help develop superior technical skills, broaden professional networks and position them for a rewarding career.
The CGEC is made up of seven of Canada’s top engineering schools: the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Representatives from all seven schools will be on hand to answer student questions and highlight the expanded career opportunities available to engineers with postgraduate degrees.
Click here to register and learn more (https://www.ualberta.ca/engineering/study-with-us/programs/canadian-graduate-engineering-consortium)


6) Call for Open House Pecha Kucha Presenters

WHO: Anyone passionate about engineering
WHEN: Sunday, September 29th
WHERE: Apply Here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_7yE3csd5pr6YUrgaAb1sAX3C0Ot85-Ug4S-mzte_rJPINw/viewform?usp=sf_link)
WHAT: Are you a passionate engineering student with an interesting story to tell about your student club, co-op placement, or the trials and tribulations of student life? Do you want to inspire the next generation of engineers? If so, prospective engineering students want to hear from you! The Outreach team is now accepting applications to present at Open House on October 19th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ETLC. All we initially need from you when submitting a pitch is a short abstract outlining your story/pitch idea and 5-6 sample slides so we know you understand the unique, fast-paced format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Details on the presentation format can be found here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UtZAI5nPxPyoE9ORa976tgA9U21EvTB6UTt82u9LNFg/edit?usp=sharing) . There are also several websites which provide Pecha Kucha presentation tips
(https://paulgordonbrown.com/2014/12/13/your-ultimate-guide-to-giving-pechakucha-presentations/) and examples (https://www.pechakucha.com/watch) . Submission deadline is Sunday, September 29th. Apply through this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_7yE3csd5pr6YUrgaAb1sAX3C0Ot85-Ug4S-mzte_rJPINw/viewform?usp=sf_link) .


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 (https://ieeextreme.org/rules/)
If you are interested in participating, please email: kinston@ieee.org (mailto:kinston@ieee.org?subject=IEEE%20Extreme)
or visit the IEEE clubroom (in the hallway by ETLC Tim Hortons)


8) Leaders Prize Competition

WHO: Anyone interested in Aritificial Intelligence and Hackathons
WHEN: June 19th 2019
WHERE: Here (https://leadersprize.truenorthwaterloo.com/en/)
WHAT: Misinformation is rampant no matter where you look on the internet. Fact checkers and reputable news sources were a sufficient solution to keep well informed in the past, but this wave of fake news challenges that tradition. The Schulich Foundation invites you to tackle this problem with AI. Groups of up to 5 people are tasked with creating an AI that can evaluate the validity of the statement, and if possible, provide evidence. The winning team will claim the $1 milllion prize! This is a great experience to undertake. The competition is far off now, but it definatly worth your consideration!
Click Here To Learn More (https://leadersprize.truenorthwaterloo.com/en/)


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. <3