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CompE Club Weekly

It's cold outside, but that's no reason to be dead inside. It's GEER Week and it's time to feel that warm team spirit! Celebrate this week of Engineering pride and camraderie. There is no shortage of things to do, but if you find yourself with some free time, we encourage you to check out the events below.


Highlights:

  • HackEd: Alberta's Largest Student Run Hackathon
  • Professors of the UofA: An Interview Series
  • Google Careers: Hiring Now!
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) HackEd: Alberta's Largest Student Run Hackathon

WHO: Anyone who wants to participate in a hackathon
WHEN: January 18th - January 19th
WHERE: DICE (Regiser Here)
WHAT: Hackathons are for designing, creating, and building awesome projects. HackED is the annual 24-hour hackathon hosted by the Computer Engineering Club of the University of Alberta.

This event is for hackers who choose to learn because they can, and build because they love it. Assemble a team (we recommend 4 people per group) and bring your creativity to make something cool together!

Sign up at [hacked.compeclub.com]

2) Professors of the UofA: An Interview Series

WHO: Students who want to a more human perspective of their proffessors
WHEN: Every Thursday
WHERE: Read the Interviews Here
WHAT: Professors of UofA is a social project to shed light on the lives of some of our most interesting professors. Whether you're looking for a good read, nervous about starting first year, contemplating taking a class by a professor whom you've never met, searching for a thesis advisor, or just looking for a good laugh, these interviews are a must-read!

Interviews are posted every Thursday, and can be found at: [https://www.facebook.com/ProfsofUofA/]

3) Google Careers: Hiring Now!

WHO: Anyone interested in working for google
WHERE: Click here to learn more
WHAT: If you're interested in the ever profitable industry of harvesting data, now is your chance to work for the corporate megolith that is Google. In all seriousness, Google is hiring in a variety of positions, and you should really check them out! All the information can be found on [https://careers.google.com/students/], but here are some postings they're promoting specifically:

Information Technology Residency Program
Opportunities for IT students at Google for December 2019 and May 2020 graduates!
Click here to apply!

Google Hardware Engineer and Mechanical Engineer Summer and Fall Internships
Application opens on Friday, Dec 6th and closes on Tuesday, January 31st
There are two possible applications: Hardware Engineer and Mechanical Engineer. These applications are for both the summer internship and fall co-ops.

Network Operations Residency Program
Opportunity for two-year Residency Program at Google for July 2020 cohort
Click here to apply!


3) 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. <33