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CompE Club Weekly

We've made it to October, and if nothing else, we can all be happy that we've been blessed with a lack of snow. Things are starting to ramp up in the year, and there is a lot to be done. Midterms are coming, but don't worry about that. There are more important things, like Battle of the Bands(Pls let me know if you're interested in participating) and perhaps even some of the events below!


Highlights

  • HackED Beta Voluneering
  • Startup Edmonton Hackday
  • IEEE Extreme
  • NASA/CSA Space Apps Challenge
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) HackED Beta Volunteering

WHO: Anyone who wants to be involved with the hackathon
WHERE: Sign up here
WHAT: HackED Beta is a great event for people who want to break into the hackathon scene, and we need you to help make it happen! This is a great opportunity to get involved with Edmonton's tech community! Food will be provided, and anyone can volunteer.


2) Startup Edmonton Hackday

WHO: Anyone who wants to be productive for once and be fed
WHEN: 5th of October 2019
WHERE: Startup Edmonton
WHAT: On October 5, we'll be hosting our monthly Hack Day - time dedicated to building, learning and tinkering in a collaborative setting. Plus, it’s a chance to meet more members of the startup community, outside of head-down & focus work-time. FREE coffee & lunch provided!


3) NASA/CSA Space Apps Challenge

WHO: Indivduals or Teams who want to participate in an international context (Sign up here)
WHEN: October 18th 5PM - October 20th 12 PM
WHERE: Electrical and Computer Engineering Facility (ECERF) 2-010, University of Alberta
WHAT: Join us for a weekend of collaboration, innovation, and fun at the 8th annual NASA/CSA International Space Apps Challenge on October 18th-20th 2019! No coding experience necessary. Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. Space Apps 2018 included over 18,000 participants at more than 200 events in 75 countries. Space Apps is a NASA-led initiative organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub and SecondMuse.
For more details, please visit https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/


4) 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: kinston@ieee.org
or visit the IEEE clubroom (in the hallway by ETLC Tim Hortons)


5) 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


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 ! 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