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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!


Highlights

  • 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) HackED Beta Signups Open!

WHO: Anyone who wants to participate in an entry level hackathon!
WHERE: Sign up here
WHAT: HackED Beta is an annual hackathon targeted at those who are new to hackathons as a whole. This is a great opportunity to actually see a project to completion. It is a 24 hour coding event, wherein teams will all work to create any programming related project. There will also be tutorials to help you learn what you don't always get to learn in class, such as Git. There will be a variety of prizes on offer under several different categories. It's a great time to meet new people, learn new things, and get things done. Food will be provided, and anyone can participate, provided you haven't attended 3 or more hackathons in the past. Tickets are $10, check out the HackEd Beta Website for more details.


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 enlewis@ualberta.ca if you are interested.


3) Your Career in AI & ML - Startup Edmonton & Amii

WHO: Anyone interested in AI and Machine Learning
WHERE: Startup Edmonton , Sign up here (https://studentstartuplife.com/sign-up)
WHAT: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) aren't “the next big thing” anymore - they're here, in Edmonton, and they are having a huge impact on industry, education, and technology every single day. Join us with our friends at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) for a panel discussion on how to power up your career in the field that's taking this city and the province of Alberta by storm. No matter what your area of study, our panel of technical and non-technical industry experts will help you discover how AI & ML are more than just buzz words. In this Speaker Series, we’ll discuss how you can begin to lay a solid foundation and grow your career in the AI/ML industry here in Edmonton.
Check out the Startup Edmonton Website for more details.


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 https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/


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 https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/


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.
RSVP HERE


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: kinston@ieee.org
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
WHERE: Here
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