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CompE Club Weekly

We're in finals season, so this will be brief. There are some great events to look out for at the start of next year, and we hope you make the most of them. Good luck on finals, and enjoy your break.

Highlights

  • CompE Week
  • HackEd
  • ESS and FYEC Christmas Dinner
  • INSPIRE - Student Satellite Opportunity
  • Amii - AlbertaWomen.ai
  • Battle of the Bands Casting Call
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) CompE Week

WHO: Anyone who wants advice on getting employed and working in Computer Engineering
WHEN: January 6th - January 10th
WHAT: Getting employed is stressful. The whole process of writing resumes, doing interviews, and integrating into the workplace can leave a lot of people lost and confused. Luckily, we've dedicated a whole week to help you start with your best foot forward. CompE Week is 5 days of on campus events that will help you navigate the computer engineering landscape. Resume reviews, mock interviews, and an opportunity to meet a Computer Engineer are just some of what you can expect to see. We hope to see you all there!

Regestration for the Resume Review Session is open now!


2) HackED

WHO: Anyone who wants to participate in a hackathon
WHEN: January 18th - January 19th
WHERE: DICE (Regiser Here )
WHAT: HackED is Alberta's largest student run hackathon, and it's happening right here at the UofA! It's a 24 hour event where teams of up to five people build a software/hardware project. Join us over the weekend of January 18th to hack your way to something new, whether you’re learning to code for the first time or flexing your hacking muscle trying to build the next big thing. Bring on the challenge, bring your ideas to life. Check out the website to learn more


3) ESS and FYEC Christmas Dinner

WHO: Anyone interested in working for GitLab
WHEN: December 21st @ 5:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: DICE 8
WHAT: The Engineering Students’ Society and the First Year Engineering Club presents a Christmas Dinner on December 21, 2019. Join us on D-ICE 8th floor from 5pm-8:30pm for a festive break after finals! Tickets are $18 which include a buffet-style Christmas meal. For more information, check out the ESS Facebook page. Register here


4) INSPIRE - Student Satellite Opportunity

WHO: Anyone who is not morally opposed to Google
WHERE: Info Session at CCIS, Student Inovation Centre
WHEN: Applications due Friday January 10th
Info Session on Tuesday January 7th
WHAT: The International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE) is a global student-based satellite program with participants from nine different countries. The team is designing, building and launching a microsatellite fleet destined for low earth (LEO) orbit. Each summer, the team travels to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder for an intensive 2-month workshop to collaborate on the design, test, integration and assembly of subsystems.

For more information, please attend the info session, or check out the event page . In the meantime, students can review an INSPIRE program summary and INSPIRE organizational structure and INSPIRESat-1 background . Additional questions prior to the info session can be sent to ksball@ualberta.ca


5) Amii - AlbertaWomen.ai

WHO: Students & Alumni who identify as female, femme, gender-queer or non-binary
WHEN: Application Deadline: January 14th 2020
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: Amii is launching a new program to make the transition from university, to a career in AI as seemless as possible. This is a 6-month mentorship program to help students connect to opportunities to explore AI careers in Alberta, meet companies and local leaders, and hear from industry on how they are implementing AI solutions in the real world.
You will visit 9 different organizations across different industries to learn more about their recruiting processes, the applications of AI in their business, and make invaluable connections to help jump-start your career upon graduation.
Link to website: www.albertawomen.ai
Link to Application: https://forms.gle/dMkEKVMH8Twj3vn38


6) 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


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! <3