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CompE Club Weekly

October is almost over, but for those of you who still have midterms, I hope you enjoy your spooky month to its fullest. Reading Week is quickly approaching, and with it a chance to catch up on sleep for all of you who aren't going to HackEd Beta. A quick reminder that the scariest thing, is the fear of what could have been. If you're in second year please sign up for HackEd! Without further ado, please check out the events below!

Highlights

  • HackED Beta Signup Open
  • Battle Of The Bands Casting Call
  • Game UX Meetup
  • 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) Game UX Meetup

WHO: Students who are interested in playing music and/or being part of a dance troupe
WHEN: October 30th 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: Startup Edmonton
WHAT: Welcome to Alberta's first Game User Experience Meetup! GameCamp is diversifying its meetup events starting with the Game UX meetup. We're going to have some awesome speakers (list to be updated soon) who'll be providing awesome insight into the world of UX and how it intersects with the ludic medium of games. The event will be streamed so that everyone interested can hop on and listen to the talks, regardless of location. The meetup is open to everyone regardless of age, gender, and experience. This is a strictly inclusive event. Click Here to Learn More


4) 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