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CompE Club Weekly

With January over, one fouth of the semster is behind us. Now that we're all done wasting our time on those new years resolutions; we can focus on what really matters in life: All the events bellow!


  • Employer Information Sessions
  • JUMP presents: Breaking & Entering, Security 101
  • LEED Green Associate Training
  • Ada's Team Mentoring Program: Mentors and Organizers Needed
  • AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp
  • Leaders Prize Competition

1) Employer Information Sessions

WHO: Students who are looking for employment
WHEN: February 12th & 13th @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm
WHERE: Details Here
WHAT: Employer Information Sessions are an excellent way to network with employers and learn about career and employment opportunities in your areas of interest and with your employers of choice.

All employer information sessions will have a presentation, discussion, food, and refreshments.

Fortinet: February 12th @ ETLC E2-001 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
GoAuto: February 13th @ Sub 2-100 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

More information and additional sessions can be found here

2) JUMP presents: Breaking & Entering, Security 101

WHO: Students who want to learn more about security and ethical hacking
WHEN: February 5th @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Jobber HQ
WHAT: Security and Privacy concerns are everywhere!
Regardless of what discipline you are studying or what roles you are eyeing for the future, some knowledge about security and privacy is important. These topics are so large and wide ranging, that getting some answers without feeling lost can at times be challenging.

Join us for a series of short talks on Security and Privacy on February 5th at Jobber HQ.

You'll learn some important security terms you can impress your friends with, as well as the security essentials that everyone should know about. We'll also talk about the reasons why you should always thank your network admin, and of course, we'll have a live legal hacking session!

3) LEED Green Associate Training

WHO: Anyone interested in the GA accredidation
WHEN: February 8th @ 1:00PM - 5:00PM
WHERE: SUB, The Orion Room, Register Here
WHAT: Pad your resume with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people!

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name!

4) Ada's Team Mentoring Program: Mentors and Organizers Needed

WHO: Anyone interested in working for the embetterment of high school students
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 15th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: Are you passionate about meeting others? Guiding younger students? Solving problems through collaboration and having fun? Maybe you're just a computer science guru who wants to pass on your knowledge! Disclaimer: guru certification or advanced computer knowledge not required. Ada's Team has an opportunity for you that would be a killer on resume!

Ada's Team is organizing a mentorship program to help guide the next generation of STEM leaders! We will be partnering with high school students from across the greater Edmonton area focusing on underserved communities, gendered inequalities, etc.
With your help, we hope to empower students to reach their full potential and pursue a higher education with an emphasis in computing science.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following roles:

  1. organize the events
  2. mentor students

Organizers will help Ada's Team executives plan the logistics of the event while mentors will work directly with a high school mentees and provide individual guidance.
Further details and application form can be found here

5) AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp

WHO: Anyone interested in working for the embetterment of high school students
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 15th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: This is an Edmonton pilot program, hosted by Amii from July 6th to July 17th. The program consists of a mashup of a machine learning bootcamp, hackathon, and self-directed team projects. It was founded by Doina Precup and Angelique Manella in Montreal in 2017 and is founded by the OSMO foundation and CIFAR.

There will be a bootcamp, wherein a machine learning cirriculum will be covered, and a hackathon will be held.
Participants must be:

  • Woman-identified
  • Located across Canada
  • Currently enrolled in a STEM focused undergraduate program or have graduated within the last 2 years from such a program
  • Strong math background, some programming experience
  • Interested in how AI can be used as a tool for social change

More details can be found here

6) Leaders Prize Competition

WHO: Anyone interested in Aritificial Intelligence and Hackathons
WHEN: June 19th 2019
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! 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