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CompE Club Weekly

Two weeks into October, and reading week is so close, yet so far. For those of you who are looking forward to that respite, it's important to note that its currently Startup Week! Startup Edmonton's itinerary for the week is chalk full of events for you to attend! Some of them even come with free food! If midterms aren't bogging down your week, try and make it out to some of the events below!


Highlights

  • HackED Beta Signup Open
  • Battle Of The Bands Casting Call
  • Things I Wish I Knew Joining a Startup - A Jobber Jump Event
  • 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 event aimed at providing beginner programmers and hackathon newcomers with a low-stress environment to compete for prizes! Over 24 hours, teams will create a software or hardware project from scratch, then present to our judging panel for a chance to win. It's a great time to meet new people, learn new things, and get things done! Food will be provided, and anyone new to Hackathons is encouraged to join. The recommended level of experience is having attended at most one previous hackathon. Tickets are $10, more details at the HackEd Website . Spots have been known to sell out quickly so get yours while you can!


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) Startup Edmonton - Startup Week

WHO: Anyone interested in Startups and/or Computer Science
WHERE: Startup Edmonton
WHAT: Startup Edmonton is a makerspace that is interested in bolstering the startup scence in Edmonton. Students get free membership . This week is dedicated to holding events for people to learn more about the local tech scene and get involved with the startup scene as a whole. There are a variety of presentations and seminars on topics such as Machine Learning, and Data Analytics! Check out the Startup Edmonton Website for more details.


4) 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


5) 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