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CompE Club Weekly

One week into October and there is still no sign of snowing, which has to be a good omen. I hope you enjoy and make the most of this temporary reprive. Take a Break is right around the corner, but if you're short of things to do now, there are always the events below!


  • CompE Movie Casting Call
  • Battle Of The Bands Casting Call
  • HackED Beta Voluneering
  • Things I Wish I Knew Joining a Startup - A Jobber Jump Event
  • IEEE Extreme
  • NASA/CSA Space Apps Challenge
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) CompE Movie Casting Call

WHO: Students who are interested in acting or assisting the production of the CompE GEER Week movie!
WHEN: Friday, October 11th at 5-6:30pm
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHAT: If you want to be a part of this year's production of the CompE GEER Week movie look no further! We will be having an information session and audition for the various roles both in front of and behind the camera. Contact if you are not available during the time, or if you have any questions!

2) Battle of the Bands Casting Call

WHO: Students who are interested in playing music and/or being part of a dance troupe
WHEN: January 18th
WHAT: If you want to be a part of Battle of the Bands this GEER Week, now is your chance! Planning for BOTB is starting soon, and we need people like you to make it great! Please contact if you are interested.

3) 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.

4) 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

5) Things I Wish I Knew Joining a Startup - A Jobber Jump Event

WHO: Things I wish I knew joining a Startup
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: Jobber HQ - 4th floor, 10520 Jasper Avenue
WHAT: You may be joining a Startup straight from school or coming from a traditional industry. Come listen to a panel of Jobber employees across all departments who will be sharing some of the things that would have helped prepare them for a role at a Startup.

6) 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)

7) Leaders Prize Competition

WHO: Anyone interested in Aritificial Intelligence and Hackathons
WHEN: June 19th 2019
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 ! 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