CompE Club Weekly
With reading week, and hopefully most of midterms behind us, it is time to look forward and, more importantly, not look back. Not to worry, as CompE is here with more distractions to keep you occupied until the inevitable approach of finals!
- CompE Merch
- AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp
- Web Dev 101: A Jobber JUMP Event
- NeuroNexus Design Competition
- Leaders Prize Competition
1) CompE Merch
WHO: Anyone who wears clothes
WHEN: Order Deadline on February, 26, 2020
WHERE: online or in the CompE Clubroom
WHAT: Computer Engineering has some new merch for you to flex on your friends.
Pre-orders will be taken until February 26th 2020.
Sizing samples are available in the CompE clubroom. Orders can be done online, or
at the clubroom.
For more information, check out the CompE Website
2) AI4Good Lab: Free Machine Learning Bootcamp (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
WHO: Anyone interested in working for the embetterment of high school students
WHEN: Application Deadline: February 29th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: 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.
The Edmonton pilot program, hosted by Amii will be from July 6th to July 17th.
The Montreal program will be from May 4th to June 19th.
There will be a bootcamp, wherein a machine learning cirriculum will be covered, and a hackathon will be held.
Participants must be:
- 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
3) Web Dev 101 - Jobber JUMP Event
WHO: Students who want to learn web dev
WHEN: March 11th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Jobber HQ - 4th Floor, 10520 Jasper Avenue, RSVP HERE
WHAT: Nowadays web development is a part of almost EVERY industry!
Having a foundational understanding of web development concepts is sought out by employers, and will help you jump in with confidence as you work with or around web developers, or will help you as a web developer to build up your understanding from the ground up. We want to help you make that jump with Web Dev 101.
In this session you'll learn about:
Core concepts of how web applications work (and what happens behind the scenes when you type into the address the bar!).
We'll give you access to a demo project that you can use to explore these concepts further.
More information and RSVP can be found here
4) NeuroNexus Design Competition
WHO: Anyone interested hackathons and neuroscience
WHEN: Application Deadline: April 15th
WHERE: Apply Here
WHAT: Neuro Nexus is a hackathon program designed to spark collaboration across disciplines and tackle
complex challenges in brain science and mental health. The program connects experts in frontline,
clinical, and academic practice with motivated, talented students to develop technological solutions
over a fast-paced 6 week competition. This year, Neuro Nexus will facilitate 40+ projects across the
province in our largest competition yet.
To learn more, check out their website
5) 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!
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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 email@example.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