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CompE Club Weekly

There is only one more week until reading week. A whole week of procrastination is ahead of you, and I hope you use it well. If you need any help doing so, I encourage you to check out some of the events below.

Highlights

  • Boardgame Night
  • HackED Beta
  • Battle Of The Bands Casting Call
  • Startup Edmonton - Open Hardware Meetup
  • Merchandise Ideas
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) Board Games Night

WHO: Anyone who enjoys boardgames and popcorn
WHERE: ETLC Solarium
WHEN: Friday November 8th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
WHAT: With reading week upon us, you have a whole week to relax and procrastinate. Why not start a little early with this boardgame night? This Friday, there will be food, there will be games, and there will be people who are just as stressed as you! It will be a great time, and we hope to see you there!


2) HackED Beta!

WHO: Anyone who wants to participate in an entry level hackathon !
WHERE: Startup Edmonton
WHEN: 9:00am, Saturday, Nov, 9th - 5:00pm, Sunday Nov 10th
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 have are sold out, we look forward to seeing you all there!


3) 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.


4) Startup Edmonton - Open Hardware Meetup!

WHO: Anyone with in interest in the intersection of hardware and software!
WHERE: Startup Edmonton
WHEN: Thursday, November, 14 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHAT: Even as computing devices have become more powerful, the underlying technology is now more and more available for everyone. With a few mouse clicks, overnight shipping, and a few hours work, you can build your own versions of ground-breaking products based on simple open platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Galileo, Edison, and more. Even better, you can create something that has not physically existed. It is the flexibility and power of computing, expressed in physical, tangible form.
Everyone is welcome, there will be presentations for projects of every skill level, and there will likely be food provided!


5) Merchandise Ideas

WHO: Anyone interested in Computer Engineering merchandise
WHAT: Everyone loves some good merchandise, so Computer Engineering will have good merchandise. What that means exactly is still up for debate. If you have any strong desires for specific types of merch, whether it be hoodies, beanies, or rubber ducks, please get in contact with our merch rep (mailto:seyedsaj+merch@ualberta.ca?subject=Merch%20Ideas) . Let your ideas be known.


6) 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