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21 years ago
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<!-- Summer 2021 -->
<eventitem date="2021-07-17" time="7:00 PM" room="Online" title="Afterhours: Burnout">
<short>
<p>This Afterhours will be a discussion about recognizing burnout, recovering from burnout, and preventing it from occurring.</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>CSC's next Afterhours is here! Afterhours is a series where we get the
opportunity to dive into uncomfortable topics and share our experiences,
as well as tips and tricks on how to overcome these problems.</p>
<p>It's unfortunately common to feel burnt out and exhausted, especially at
this point in the term. This Afterhours will be a discussion about
recognizing burnout, recovering from burnout, and preventing it from
occurring. Speakers will share their personal stories, and the
conversation will be open for all participants to discuss and share
their own experiences.</p>
<p>Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83131978922?pwd=Tm1NLzgraGZ2U1VCQVpDSFZxbGpSdz09</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-06-15" time="8:00 PM" room="Online" title="Speed-Friending">
<short>
<p>Come hop on a Zoom call with us to to connect with others in our community!</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>We know a virtual Spring term is making meeting new friends even harder, but we are happy to announce that our Speed-Friending event is back! Come hop on a Zoom call with us to get a chance to connect with others in our community.</p>
<p>Like last term's event, you will be able to meet others in groups of 3 or 4, with around 10 minutes to talk. An optional prompt will act as an icebreaker, but feel free to discuss anything you want! Remember to connect with the people in your groups if you'd like to stay in contact afterwards!</p>
<p>Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94998577861?pwd=REFJK0FUZXUzWUdlQVRjQVo4WGtJZz09</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-06-10" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Titus Winters Tech Talk">
<short>
<p>Become inspired in an upcoming talk by Titus Winters on June 10th from 7-8pm ET, who will share how good team culture can positively impact code!</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Become inspired in an upcoming talk by Titus Winters on June 10th from 7-8pm ET, who will share how good team culture can positively impact code!</p>
<p>Titus Winters is a senior staff software engineer at Google, the chair of the global subcommittee for the design of the C++ standard library, a teacher and an author. Over the years, Titus has started several Google projects that are believed to be in the top 10 largest refactorings in human history. This unique scale and perspective has informed his thinking on the care and feeding of software systems. </p>
<p>In this tech talk, Titus will discuss the roles of individual contributors, team leads, and managers in fostering a good culture, and show how this has a positive impact on project outcomes. Titus's talk will hit many teamwork and leadership themes of the "Software Engineering at Google" book, and the habits that have made his teams successful.</p>
<p>Zoom: <a href="https://zoom.us/j/97312996497?pwd=Vnl5ZXNFTEJHQkRqMndnR3N0VjlJZz09">https://zoom.us/j/97312996497?pwd=Vnl5ZXNFTEJHQkRqMndnR3N0VjlJZz09</a></p>
<p>Registration: <a href="http://bit.ly/csc-sesoc-google-tech-talk-signups">http://bit.ly/csc-sesoc-google-tech-talk-signups</a></p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<eventitem date="2021-05-24" time="7 PM" room="Online" title="CSC x SE Soc: Interview Prep">
<short>
<p>CSC and SE Soc are hosting an Interview Prep Workshop next week! Join Kristy Gao and Bimesh De Silva as they review the interview process, from behavioural to technical interviews. They'll finish off with live mock interviews, and the event will be held on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/uwcsclub).</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Browsing through your unsolved Leetcode problems? Flipping open CTCI for the first time? Have no clue what to expect from a technical interview or just need an interview refresher? </p>
<p>We've got you covered at our CSC x SE Soc Interview Prep Workshop this Monday, May 24th from 7:00-8:30pm ET! Live-streamed on Twitch, Kristy Gao and Bimesh De Silva will be walking through important aspects of the interview process from coding challenges to behavioural interviews to algorithmic interviews, go through some live mock interviews, and share their tips and techniques along the way!</p>
2 years ago
<p>Registration isn't required, we'll just be sending you an email reminder, as well as inviting you to our calendar event!</p>
<p>The event will be hosted on Twitch at <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/uwcsclub">https://www.twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a></p>
<p>Register at <a href="http://bit.ly/csc-sesoc-interview-prep-signup">http://bit.ly/csc-sesoc-interview-prep-signup</a>!</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<eventitem date="2021-05-17" time="8:00 pm" room="Online" title="CSC BOT &#38; Game Night">
<short>
<p>
Learn about our plans for the term and play some games with us.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Kick off your Spring term with CSC! Come join us on Discord to learn more about what we'll be up to this term and how you can participate!</p>
<p>Afterwards, stick around for a relaxing and fun game night. See you there!</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-05-16" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Drop-in Resume Critiques (Day 2)">
<short>
<p>
Live Resume Critiques with Tech+, UW Data Science Club, and UW PM (registration required).
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Joining forces with Tech+, UW Data Science Club, and UW PM, we're hosting live resume critiques!</p>
<p>The session will be held on Discord; you must sign up at <a href="http://bit.ly/S21-resume-critique">http://bit.ly/S21-resume-critique</a> to gain access to the critiques. Deadline to signup is Friday, May 14th at 11:59pm EDT.</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<eventitem date="2021-05-15" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Drop-in Resume Critiques (Day 1)">
<short>
<p>
Live Resume Critiques with Tech+, UW Data Science Club, and UW PM (registration required).
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Joining forces with Tech+, UW Data Science Club, and UW PM, we're hosting live resume critiques!</p>
<p>The session will be held on Discord; you must sign up at <a href="http://bit.ly/S21-resume-critique">http://bit.ly/S21-resume-critique</a> to gain access to the critiques. Deadline to signup is Friday, May 14th at 11:59pm EDT.</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Winter 2021-->
<eventitem date="2021-03-27" time="2:30 pm" room="Online" title="Alt-Tab">
<short>
<p>
Join us for lightning tech talk presented by students.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>CSC is proud to present to you Alt-Tab! Join us in a lightning tech talk series presented to you by our very own students. Alt-Tab consists of 10 to 15-minute talks about anything related to tech. Learn more about exciting topics that range from competitive programming to cryptography!</p>
<p>We will have four incredible presenters that are eager to share their insights with you. Stay tuned as we'll be introducing them and the topics that they will be discussing soon!.</p>
<p>Registration is not required to attend! We'll just be sending you an email reminder, as well as inviting you to our calendar event.</p>
<p>Event Date: March 27th EDT via Twitch (<a href="https://www.twitch.tv/uwcsclub">https://www.twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>) at 2:30-4pm</p>
<p>You can also attend here: <a href="https://live.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/2021-03-27-alt-tab.html">https://live.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/2021-03-27-alt-tab.html</a>.</p>
<p>Register at <a href="http://bit.ly/uwcsclub-alt-tab-signup!">http://bit.ly/uwcsclub-alt-tab-signup!</a> Alternatively, you can also email us at exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca to sign up as well.</p>
<p>See you all soon!</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-03-25" time="7 pm" room="Online" title="Out of The Box: React">
<short>
<p>
Learn how React works and make your own version!
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Modern web frameworks are a black-box. They're easy to use, but they have numerous minute details to master in order to apply them to truly scalable websites. Over the last few years, front-end frameworks have absorbed the responsibilities of the back-end, meaning it's become ever more important to dig their details out of the box. </p>
<p>Out of the Box is a series of code-along projects that explore what's under the hood of modern web frameworks. Nearly 5 million websites use React, including many of the internet's most popular websites. While its simple syntax attracts developers from all over, underneath lies a complex infrastructure of code to manage all elements from caching to hooks. Rishi will bring these ideas to light in our inaugural episode of Out of the Box. Come join him and code your own version of React!</p>
<p>Only basic web experience is needed. All JavaScript code will be written within a single HTML document for simplicity. Node.js will also be required to participate in the event! </p>
<p>Registration is not required to attend! We'll just be sending you an email reminder, as well as inviting you to our calendar event.</p>
<p> Event Date: Thurs. March 25 at 7-9 PM EST via Twitch (<a href="http://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">http://twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>) </p>
<p> Register at <a href="http://bit.ly/uwcsc-ootb-diy-react-signup!">http://bit.ly/uwcsc-ootb-diy-react-signup!</a> Alternatively, you can also email us at exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca to sign up as well.</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-03-16" time="7:30 pm" room="Online" title="Speed-Friending">
<short>
<p>
Join CSC to meet new people in a Speed-Friending event.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Meeting people in University can be challenging, especially when it's virtual.
We understand these struggles, and we want to give you a chance to meet other students! The CS community is huge, and we'd like to connect you all.
</p>
<p>
Have you heard of speed-dating? Well, CSC is now introducing our Speed-Friending event, where you will get the chance to meet people in fast rotating groups of 3 or 4, and talk to them for about 10 minutes We'll provide you with an optional prompt to start off your discussions, but the rest is up to you!. Feel free to leave at any time with a group you like.
</p>
<p>
You won't want to miss this event! Registration is optional; we'll just be sending you a reminder on the day of, as well as a calendar invite.
</p>
<p>
Event Date: Tuesday, March 16th from 7:30 - 8:30PM EST
</p>
<p>
Sign up at <a href="https://bit.ly/uwcsclub-speed-friending-signup">https://bit.ly/uwcsclub-speed-friending-signup</a>! Alternatively, you can also email us at exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca.
</p>
2 years ago
<p>
2 years ago
Click this link to join the event once it starts! We'll be hosting it on Zoom: <a href="https://zoom.us/j/93667714038?pwd=aHIyOTAyOTNhd0VmREtONjl4QTNUUT09">https://zoom.us/j/93667714038?pwd=aHIyOTAyOTNhd0VmREtONjl4QTNUUT09</a>.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<eventitem date="2021-03-06" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Afterhours: Personal Relationships">
<short>
<p>
Join CSC as we talk about personal relationships.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
The past year has been tough for all of us, having to deal with the pandemic while studying or working remotely. If you've felt that meeting new people and sustaining relationships with others has never been more challenging, we feel that too, and we want to talk about it.
</p>
<p>
CSC brings you the third chapter of Afterhours, and this time we're discussing Personal Relationships. Join us for a chat about how our relationships (platonic and romantic) have been affected, whether that be due to co-op, sequence changes, or COVID. We'll be sharing our own personal stories and we'd love for you all to join in on the discussion.
</p>
Registration is required for attendance, so don't miss out!
<ul>
<li>Event Date: Sat. March 6 at 7 PM EST via Zoom</li>
<li>Register at <a href="https://forms.gle/Gzeqvg9KpEghCH4H9">https://forms.gle/Gzeqvg9KpEghCH4H9</a>! Alternatively, you can also email us at exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca to sign up as well.</li>
<li>Deadline to Register: Sat. March 6 at 12PM EST</li>
</ul>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-02-19" time="8:00 pm" room="Online" title="Fun Friday">
<short>
<p>
Join CSC as we play games all night!
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Join CSC as we play games all night! Come for an opportunity to play League (win some free skins :eyes:), Scribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox, Tetris and more!
</p>
<p>
This event will be occurring on our Discord: <a href="https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg">https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-02-18" time="8:00 pm" room="Online" title="Theatre Thursday">
<short>
<p>
Come watch a movie with CSC!
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come watch a movie with CSC! Bring your popcorn and your movie commentary, we'll be looking for your input on what we watch so keep an eye out for a poll on our Discord.
</p>
<p>
This event will be occurring on our Discord: <a href="https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg">https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-02-16" time="8:00 pm" room="Online" title="Talk to CSC Tuesday">
<short>
<p>
Come meet and chill out with CSC execs.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come meet and chill out with CSC execs. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and socialize with us!
</p>
<p>
This event will be occurring on our Discord: <a href="https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg">https://discord.gg/pHfYBCg</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-01-28" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Recovering From a Rough Term">
<short>
<p>
Join us to learn about other students have bounced back from a rough term, and how you can too.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
The fall term has ended and the winter term is ramping up. Maybe you didn't meet all your expectations last term, you are feeling overwhelmed with your coop search, or you are feeling stuck with a bad mindset-we've been there before and you're not alone.
</p>
<p> Introducing the first session of our Afterhours series, join us for a chat with fellow UW CS students. Learn about how they bounced back from their rough times and how you can too! </p>
<ul>
<li> Where: Zoom</li>
<li> When: January 28th 7 - 8 pm EST</li>
<li> Sign up: <a href="https://forms.gle/MnKmGcXeazwKhTd7A">https://forms.gle/MnKmGcXeazwKhTd7A</a></li>
</ul>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<eventitem date="2021-01-26" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="CTCI136">
<short>
<p>
Join us for tips and tricks on technical interviews.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p> LeetCode? What is that?</p>
<p> Your favourite course is back and ready to help you cram for your upcoming WaterlooWorks interviews.</p>
<p> Join us on January 26 at 7PM EST on Twitch where we'll walk you through all the important concepts such as coding challenges, behavioural questions, and algorithms to help you crack the coding interview! Get your notebooks out and stay until the end to witness a CSC exec go through a sample problem and get some behind the scenes tips and tricks.</p>
<p>
The event will be streamed at <a href="https://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>
</p>
<p>
Register at <a href="https://forms.gle/pqG47mPh8cyf2sWB8">https://forms.gle/pqG47mPh8cyf2sWB8</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-01-14" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="RES 135">
<short>
<p>
Join us for resume and WaterlooWorks tips for the upcoming coop search.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Class is in session and the job search is starting! Want your resume reviewed before applying?
</p>
<p>
With WaterlooWorks applications opening next week, we want to help you prepare for the coop hunt! Come join us on January 14th at 7pm EST on Twitch to get some WaterlooWorks tips and tricks and watch upper-year/alum students critique your resumes live.
Take notes as we provide resume advice from the perspective of engineers currently working in the tech industry!
</p>
<p>
Drop your resume in the registration link for a chance to get your resume reviewed live!
</p>
<p>
Not interested in a public critique? You can also drop your resume in the registration link for emailed feedback! More details on the RES135 registration form
</p>
<p>
The event will be streamed at <a href="https://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>
</p>
<p>
Register at <a href="https://forms.gle/KFygHB6N6mmnwWpm7">https://forms.gle/KFygHB6N6mmnwWpm7</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2021-01-11" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Get involved in CS Club!">
<short>
<p>
Learn about how you can involved with CS Club this term.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>Do you want to take part in CS Club's exciting upcoming events? Want to help out with our website redesign? Come join us on January 11th at 7pm EST on Twitch to learn about how you can become a member of CS Club, the roles that you can take on and how to participate in existing and brand-new community initiatives.
</p>
<p>
The event will be streamed at <a href="https://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>
</p>
<p>
Register at <a href="https://forms.gle/WBGPkvs5HzX1CEj98">https://forms.gle/WBGPkvs5HzX1CEj98</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
2 years ago
<!-- Fall 2020-->
<eventitem date="2020-11-25" time="7:00 pm" room="Online" title="Roasting Our First Year Resumes">
<short>
<p>
Upper years students will be critiquing their own resumes from first year.
</p>
<p>
&#128073; Streamed at <a href="https://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Looking to start your resume for next term but don’t know where to start? CSC is hosting a Roasting Our First Year Resumes event.
</p>
<p>
Join us on November 25 from 7-8pm on Twitch to hear from some Waterloo upper years as they critique their resumes from first year.
</p>
<p>
Be sure to tune in to hear resume tips from a diverse group of upper years in varying tech domains and bring your questions for the Q&amp;A!
</p>
<p>
2 years ago
The event will be streamed at <a href="https://twitch.tv/uwcsclub">twitch.tv/uwcsclub</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2020-11-19" time="5:00 pm" room="Online" title="WiCS x CSC: Alt-Tab">
<short>
<p>
CSC and WiCS are hosting Alt-Tab on November 19th, 5-7 PM EST.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come join the UW Computer Science Club (CSC) and Women in Computer Science (WiCS) on Thursday, November 19th from 5-7PM EST for Alt-Tab!
</p>
<p>
Alt-Tab is a lightning tech talk series presented by students and alumni. This term's Alt-Tab event will comprise of 4 different speakers who will be talking about topics including Ethereum NFT gaming, proof assistants and vanity Tor URLS. There will also be a raffle to win $20 gift cards!
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Winter 2020-->
3 years ago
<eventitem date="2020-03-12" time="6:00 pm" room="MC Comfy" title="WiCS x CSC Bondfire">
<short>
<p>
3 years ago
"Bonfire" with WiCS Thursday March 12th @ 6PM in MC Comfy
3 years ago
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
CSC and WiCS are hosting an indoor get together event Thursday March 12th @ 6PM in MC Comfy. Gather around the "bonfire" for a night of fun, food, and friends! Free hot chocolate, food and s'mores on us!
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2020-02-11" time="6:00 pm" room="MC 4045" title="Physical Security Workshop">
<short>
<p>
Physical Security Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 11th, at 6:00 PM in MC 4045
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
In this physical security workshop, students will learn about the theoretical considerations of what makes a system secure. Then, we will break into teams for a hands-on exercise, and a screening of the legendary movie "Hackers".
</p>
<p>
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
3 years ago
<eventitem date="2020-01-28" time="6:30 pm" room="STC 0010" title="Code Party 0">
<short>
<p>
3 years ago
Code Party 0 on January 28th, 2020, at 6:30 PM in STC 0010
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
3 years ago
Code Party 0 on January 28th, 2020, at 6:30 PM in STC 0010
</p>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6:30 pm until 9 pm in STC 0010, on Tuesday, January 28. Come code with us, eat some food, do some things.
</p>
<p>
Personal projects you want to work on? Homework projects you need to finish? Or want some time to explore some new technology and chat about it? You can join us at Code Party 0 and do it, with great company and great food. Come any time after 6:30 pm.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Spring 2019 -->
3 years ago
<eventitem date="2019-07-29" time="6:00 PM" room="MC Comfy" title="End of Term Event">
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding a end of term event on Monday, July 29th
at MC Comfy at 6:00 PM.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come hang out and celebrate the end of the term with us. There will be pizza,
ice cream sandwiches, and juice boxes. :)
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-07-18" time="6:00 PM" room="MC 5417" title="Alt-Tab">
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding a joint event with Women in Computer
Science on Thursday, July 18th at MC 5417 at 6:00 PM.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Alt-Tab is back, and this time being co-hosted with WiCS.
Come listen to lightning tech talks by fellow students that will knock your metaphorical socks off!
</p>
<p>The speaker lineup:</p>
<ul>
<li>Falah Shazib - How Not To Build A Virtual Escape Room</li>
<li>Anubhav Srivastava - The Fast Inverse Square Root Algorithm</li>
<li>Frieda Rong - Arrow's Impossibility Theorem</li>
<li>Charlie Wang - Gentle Introduction to Meltdown</li>
<li>Stacy Gaikovaia - Intro to Verilog: Hardware Simulation and Synthesis</li>
<li>William Gertler - Ethics in the Age of Lonely Qubits</li>
</ul>
<p>Food and Bubble Tea will be provided!</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-07-09" time="7:00 PM" room="MC Comfy" title="Movie Night">
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding a joint event with Women in Computer Science on
Tuesday, July 9th at MC Comfy at 7:00 PM.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come hang out and watch The Lego Batman Movie with us! There will popcorn and pizza!
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-06-18" time="6:00 PM" room="PHY 150" title="Code Party 0">
4 years ago
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding Code Party 0 on Tuesday, June 18th
at PHY 150 at 6:00 PM.
4 years ago
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come hang out with us! Study for midterms, do assignments, work on side projects, or
prep for interviews. We'll have free food - we aren't ordering pizza, so don't worry. :)
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-06-05" time="7:00 PM" room="MOVED to MC Comfy" title="WiCS x CSC Bondfire Night">
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding a joint event with Women in
Computer Science on Wednesday, June 5th at MC Comfy at 7:00 PM. NOTE: the
event has been moved from the Laurel Creek Firepit due to rain.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come and join us for a night of Campfire, friends, fun and yeah Free food 😁,
we'll be having Pitas, drinks, water(Gotta Keep my Fam hydrated eh! 😉) and
last but not the least we'll be having S'mores too, because any Campfire is
incomplete without them.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-05-16" time="7:00 pm" room="MC Comfy (MC 3001)" title="Spring 2019 Elections">
<short>
<p>
The Computer Science Club will be holding elections for the Spring 2019
term on Thursday, May 16th in MC Comfy (MC 3001) at 7:00 PM.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
During the meeting, the president, vice-president, treasurer and
assistant vice-president (formerly secretary) will be elected, the
sysadmin will be ratified, and the librarian and office manager will be
appointed.
</p>
<p>
If you'd like to run for any of these positions or nominate someone,
you can write your name on the whiteboard in the CSC office (MC
3036/3037) or send an email to cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca. You can also
deposit nominations in the CSC mailbox in MathSoc or present them to
the CRO, Charlie Wang, in-person. Nominations will close at 6:00 PM on
Wednesday, May 15th.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Winter 2019 -->
<eventitem date="2019-04-05" time="3:30 pm" room="STC 0020" title="Prof talk: Making the Switch: Going from 2D to S3D">
<short>
<p>
We will be having our second prof talk of the term with Lesley Istead, on April 5, 3:30 pm in STC 0020. She will be talking about the problems and algorithms used in the film industry to go from 2D to S3D. Come listen to the talk and enjoy some free food!
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
We will be having our second prof talk of the term with Lesley Istead, on April 5, 3:30 pm in STC 0020. She will be talking about the problems faced, and algorithms used in the film industry to go from 2D to S3D. Come listen to the talk and enjoy some free food!
</p>
<p>
For the last 10 years, most blockbusters have been released in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D. The move from 2D to S3D is non-trivial and involves many new algorithms and technologies.
But there are still many problems to be solved and many improvements that can still be made. In this talk, we'll explore artifacts of traditional 2D photography, methods to represent them comfortably in S3D, and their meaning in a 3D world.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-03-21" time="6 pm" room="MC Comfy" title="CSC + WiCS Movie Night">
<short>
<p>
CSC + WiCS Movie Night on March 21th, 2019, at 6 PM in MC Comfy
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
CSC + WiCS Movie Night on March 21th, 2019, at 6 PM in MC Comfy
</p>
<p>
Join us and bring all your friends to CSC and WiCS' movie night! We will be showing your fave tech-related movies and serving some delicious snacks.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-03-20" time="4 pm" room="PHY 150" title="Prof talk: Animated Tilings">
<short>
<p>
Professor Craig Kaplan will be talking about tiling arrangements on March 20th, 2019, at 4 PM in PHY 150
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
By slowly varying the shapes of tiles in a tiling, it's possible to create fun and interesting abstract animations. Many of these animations are a good fit for the genre of looping mathematical GIFs that proliferate in social media. In this talk, I'll introduce a few core concepts from tiling theory and then discuss techniques for constructing tilings that evolve in space or in time.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
4 years ago
<eventitem date="2019-03-13" time="6 pm" room="QNC 1502" title="Code Party 0">
<short>
<p>
Code Party 0 on March 13th, 2019, at 6 PM in QNC 1502
</p>
</short>
4 years ago
<abstract>
<p>
Code Party 0 on March 13th, 2019, at 6 PM in QNC 1502
</p>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6 pm until 9 pm in QNC-1502, on Wednesday, March 13. Come code with us, eat some food, do some things.
</p>
<p>
Personal projects you want to work on? Homework projects you need to finish? Or want some time to explore some new technology and chat about it? You can join us at Code Party 0 and do it, with great company and great food. Come any time after 6 pm.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-03-02" time="12 pm" room="QNC 1502" title="Git 101">
<short>
<p>
Git 101 workshop on March 2nd, 2019, at 12 PM in QNC 1502
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Git 101 workshop on March 2nd, 2019, at 12 PM in QNC 1502
</p>
<p>
Git and source code management is an essential tool in software development. Knowing how to make the best out of it will help you get out of tricky situations, and allow you to be a better engineer.
</p>
<p>
Come learn some basic topics with us including the motivation for using git, interaction with git using the command line, pull requests, feature branch workflow, etc. This event targets first years with minimal git experience.
</p>
<p>
We are also searching for mentors for the workshop. Instructions for signing up are <a href="https://github.com/uwcsc/git-101-mentor-signup">here</a>
</p>
<p>Pizza will be provided.</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2019-01-24" time="6:30 pm" room="STC 0060" title="Algorithms practice workshop">
<short>
<p>
Algorithms practice workshop on January 24th, 2019, at 6:30 PM in STC 0060
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Algorithms practice workshop on January 24th, 2019, at 6:30 PM in STC 0060
</p>
<p>
Worried about your upcoming WaterlooWorks technical interviews? Want to nail your dream internship this term? Come to the Algorithms Practice Workshop at 6:30 PM, January 24th at STC 0060!
</p>
<p>
During the workshop, you will learn tons of useful technical interview tips collected from experienced upper-year students, as well as gain hands-on experience by practicing efficiently!
</p>
<p>
Writing a good solution to the problem is only the beginning — technical interviewers are evaluating more than just your code. Let's learn how to impress them in multiple ways!
</p>
<p>
Please register <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/WnUOd5VWwUfwA3Ru2">here</a>
<br />
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/554508501696081">Facebook event page</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Fall 2018 -->
<eventitem date="2018-12-03" time="7:00 - 9:00 pm" room="MC Comfy"
title="CSC EOT">
<short>
<p>
CSC End of term celebrations on December 3rd, at 7 PM in MC Comfy.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
CSC End of term celebrations on December 3rd, at 7 PM in MC Comfy.
</p>
<p>
The term is coming to an end, and we will be celebrating as such on Monday December 3rd 7-9pm in the MC Comfy.
</p>
<p>
Come hang out with fellow CSC members, and enjoy food and cake!
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-11-29" time="6:00 pm - 8:00 pm" room="MC 5479"
title="Alt-Tab">
<short>
<p>
Alt-Tab is coming up next week on Thursday Nov. 29th 6-8pm at MC 5417. We have an amazing group of members giving short talks on topics of their choice.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Alt-Tab is coming up next week on Thursday Nov. 29th 6-8pm at MC 5417. We have an amazing group of members giving short talks on topics of their choice.
</p>
<h3>Talk List:</h3>
<h4>Anna Lorimer - &lt;redacted&gt;</h4>
<p>
All about Slitheen (no, not the dr who alien)
</p>
<h4>Will Gertler - Quantum Information: a Primer</h4>
<p>
An introduction to elementary topics in quantum information theory as an analogous extension of classical information, including simple applications.
</p>
<h4>Fatema Boxwala - GANs, Generative Art and Edward Bellamy</h4>
<p>On October 25th of this year, the first AI-generated work of art sold on the high-end art market at Christie's - for half a million dollars. A Portrait of Edward Bellamy is an image generated by a GAN, a Generative Adversarial Network. Fatema is going to wax poetic about GANs, generative art, and what it really means for something to be art.</p>
<h4>Alex Zvorygin - Designing Large Scale Systems for the Web</h4>
<p>
Learn to build systems that scale! Handle millions of users, keep latencies low, and your systems stable!
</p>
<h4>Patrick Melanson - ᴜɴɪᴄᴏᴅᴇ</h4>
<p>
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏᴅᴇ! It will let you talk to all your friends in Egyptian hieroglyphs, pictures of rocketships, Urdu, or even just Latin characters!
</p>
<p>
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏᴅᴇ: BUT WHAT SECRETIVE CABAL CONTROLS THIS UNIMAGINABLE POWER? Find out at this talk!
</p>
<p>
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏᴅᴇ; not just a blessing, but a curse! Reset Spotify forum passwords, make fradulent PayPal sites, send misunderstood texts to your girlfriends' parents, and prevent all of these real-world examples!!
</p>
<p>
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏᴅᴇ. ؟؟Can you really afford to not tap into this power??
</p>
<h4>Zichuan Wei - Quantum Computers: what they are and what they can do</h4>
<p>
Recently, quantum computing is getting a lot attention and companies like Google, IBM and Microsoft are investing millions of dollars into the field. What is it? and Why people are willing to spend so much money on it? This talk aims to partially answer these questions.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-11-12" time="5:30 pm" room="MC-4063"
title="Netplay in emulators">
<short>
<p>
Professor Gregor Richards will be talking about netplay in emulators, which allows for playing video games over the internet.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<h3>Abstract:</h3>
<p>
You've got a game, but you didn't write it. You're running it by emulating the machine it was meant to run on, and the machine it was meant to run on never had support for networking. Now, you want to play with your friend, over the Internet. Oh, and it's not acceptable to incur any latency between your controller and the game while we're at it. Surely that can't be possible, right? Wrong. This talk will discuss the re-emulation technique for netplay used commercially by a system called GGPO and freely in an emulator frontend called RetroArch, and how similar techniques can be applied to make networking work in other scenarios it was never meant for. This will be an unprepared, impromptu talk with no slides, so it should either be a fascinating dive into a little-heard-of technique, or an impenetrable mess of jargon and algorithms. Either way, it should be fun.
</p>
<p>
Prof. Richards is the maintainer of the netplay infrastructure for RetroArch, a popular emulator frontend for multiple platforms.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-11-05" time="5:30 pm" room="MC-4063"
title="[Cancelled] BBC micro:bit computer: What is it good for?">
<short>
<p>
Professor Richard Mann will be talking about the BBC micro:bit, an embedded computer that is popular with hobbyists and comes with a variety of peripherals.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>This talk was cancelled. The material for the talk can be found <a href="http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr">here.</a></p>
<h3>Abstract:</h3>
<p>
BBC micro:bit (microbit.org) was introduced in 2015 and has since become popular with educators and hobbyists.
</p><p>
Micro:bit uses an ARM Cortex M0 processor running the "mbed" OS/runtime (mbed.arm.com). It has a built in LED 7x7 array, two buttons, compass, accelerometer, infra red transceivers, and low power wireless communication. Most importantly, it has multiple analog and digital pins to connect to the external world.
</p><p>
Web based tools compile gui/blocks, javascript, or python to executable (HEX) files that run on the device. The device appears as a USB drive. It is programmed by copying (dragging) the HEX image to the device. Once programmed, the device runs standalone and communicates with the the host computer via a serial port API.
</p><p>
All of this is great fun and a gateway into electronics and real time programming.
</p><p>
In this talk I will present a brief introduction to micro:bit, electronics, and electronic signal measurement (voltmeter, function generator, oscilloscope).
</p><p>
We will measure the run time performance of the micro:bit, in particular the operation of the analog inputs and outputs and the response time/latency of the device and consider its suitability for user interface, music and audio projects.
</p>
<h3>Bio:</h3>
<p>
Richard Mann is Associate Professor in Computer Science. His research is in AI, Sound/Audio, Acoustics, and Electro/acoustic measurement. Details at www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr
</p><p>
In W19 I will teach: CS489 -- Advanced topics, Computational Sound and Audio. This is a project-based course (no final).
</p><p>
I am also looking for URA students in the Sound/Audio area.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-10-29" time="5:30 pm" room="QNC-1506"
title="Gloves 101">
<short>
<p>
Make touchscreen gloves with the CS Club on October 29, 5:30 PM in QNC 1506.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Do you have a pair of favorite gloves that you wish you could use with your phone? Do you not have that but have always wondered how touchscreen gloves work? Join us on Monday Oct 29th 5:30-6:30pm at QNC1506 to learn how you can make your own pair of touchscreen gloves! Fatema Boxwala will be teaching a hands-on workshop with all materials provided (but you can also totally bring your own). Come and learn a super easy introduction to wearable electronics and sewing!
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
4 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-10-22" time="5:30 pm" room="MC-3003"
title="Unix 101">
<short>
<p>
Learn the basics of UNIX with the CS Club on October 22, 5:30 PM in MC 3003.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Interested in Unix, but don’t know where to start? Then come learn some
basic topics with us including interaction with the command line, motivation
for using it, some simple commands, and more. This event targets first years
with minimal Unix experience.
</p>
<p>
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-10-18" time="6:30 pm" room="EV3-1408"
title="Code Party 0">
<short>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6:30pm until ~9:30pm in EV3-1408, on Thursday October 18.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6:30pm until ~9:30pm in EV3-1408, on Thursday October 18.
</p>
<p>
Come code with us, eat some food, do some things.
</p>
<p>
Personal projects you want to work on? Homework projects you need to finish? Or want some time to explore some new technology and chat about it? You can join us at Code Party 0 and do it, with great company and great food.
</p>
<p>
Come any time after 6:30pm.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-10-15" time="5:30 pm" room="DC 1302"
title="Data Driven UIs, Incrementally">
<short>
<p>
Jane Street's Yaron Minsky is coming to Waterloo to give a talk aimed at undergraduate students.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Jane Street's Yaron Minsky is coming to Waterloo to give a talk aimed at
undergraduate students. The talk titled Data Driven UIs, Incrementally
will be held in DC 1302 on Oct. 15th 5:30-6:30pm. Yaron Minsky got his
BA in Mathematics from Princeton and his PhD in Computer Science from
Cornell, where he studied distributed systems. He joined Jane Street in
2003, where he started out developing quantitative trading strategies,
going on to found the firm's quantitative research group. Here's a brief
description of the talk:
</p>
<p>
Trading in financial markets is a data-driven affair, and as such, it
requires applications that can efficiently filter, transform and
present data to users in real time.
</p>
<p>
But there's a difficult problem at the heart of building such
applications: finding a way of expressing the necessary
transformations of the data in a way that is simultaneously easy to
understand and efficient to execute over large streams of data.
</p>
<p>
This talk will show how we've approached this problem using
Incremental, an OCaml library for constructing dynamic computations
that update efficiently in response to changing data. We'll show how
Incremental can be used throughout the application, from the servers
providing the data to be visualized, to the JavaScript code that
generates DOM nodes in the browser. We'll also discuss how these
applications have driven us to develop ways of using efficiently
diffable data structures to bridge the worlds of functional and
incremental computing.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-10-03" time="7:00 pm" room="Columbia Lake Firepit 2"
title="CSC &amp; WiCS &amp; MathSoc go outside!">
<short>
<p>
We will be having a bonfire this Wednesday, Oct 3rd 7-10pm, at Columbia Lake Firepit 2 (NW of CIF), co-hosted with WiCS and MathSoc. Smores and snacks will be provided!
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
We will be having a bonfire this Wednesday, Oct 3rd 7-10pm, at Columbia Lake Firepit 2 (NW of CIF), co-hosted with WiCS and MathSoc. Smores and snacks will be provided!
</p>
<p>
Here's a map that shows the firepit location: <a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/economics/sites/ca.economics/files/uploads/files/firepit_map_oct_2012.pdf">https://uwaterloo.ca/economics/sites/ca.economics/files/uploads/files/firepit_map_oct_2012.pdf</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Spring 2018 -->
4 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-07-17" time="6:00 pm" room="MC 4041"
title="Sound: From microphones to speakers and everything inbetween">
<short>
<p>
The CSC will be hosting a Prof Talk by Richard Mann.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
The CSC will be hosting a Prof Talk by Richard Mann.
</p>
<p>
When you hit record on your phone how is the sound recorded? Air pressure changes come to a microphone, which converts electricity to voltage. The analog signal is digitized by an analog to digital converter (ADC), and finally stored as a digital file in memory. For playback, the process is reversed, and output to head phones or a (tiny) speaker.</p>
<p>
In a loud room does your phone distort? Can you hear the sound clearly? Phones are getting better. But what is needed to achieve professional quality sound recording?</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
4 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-07-11" time="6:00 pm" room="STC 0010"
title="Capture the Flag">
<short>
<p>
Test your programming, web, networking, and trivia skills in this computer security themed contest. Learn how to reverse engineer, crack codes, find flaws in websites, and use security tools.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Test your programming, web, networking, and trivia skills in this computer security themed contest. Learn how to reverse engineer, crack codes, find flaws in websites, and use security tools.
</p>
<p>Play as an individual, a team of up to three, or join a team at the event.</p>
<p> Bring your laptops, have fun, win prizes!</p>
<p>Run by Capture The Flag Club in partnership with CACR and the CS Club.</p>
<p>See http://ctf.uwaterloo.ca/ for more info!</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
4 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-07-04" time="6:00 pm" room="MC 4058"
title="Alt-Tab">
<short>
<p>
Come hear 10-15 minutes talks from CSC members on a variety of topics.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Come hear 10-15 minutes talks from CSC members on a variety of topics. Currently planned talks include:
</p>
<ul>
<li>Abstract Machines, what a PL person thinks a computer looks like!</li>
<li>Rendering with Signed Distance Fields</li>
<li>Strength, weaknesses, and applications of genetic algorithms</li>
</ul>
<p>
Interested in talking? Email djauhar@edu.uwaterloo.ca with your title and
a short abstract.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
5 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-06-04" time="6:00 pm" room="Laurel Creek Firepit"
5 years ago
title="CSC and WiCS Go Outside">
5 years ago
<short>
<p>
5 years ago
Come join us for a bonfire outside at the Laurel Creek firepit (across Ring. Rd. from EV3) with fellow CSC and WiCS members. Smores and snacks will be provided.
5 years ago
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
5 years ago
Come join us for a bonfire outside at the Laurel Creek firepit (across Ring. Rd. from EV3) with fellow CSC and WiCS members. Smores and snacks will be provided.
5 years ago
</p>
<p>
The firepit we will be using is in the bottom right of <a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/economics/sites/ca.economics/files/uploads/files/firepit_map_oct_2012.pdf">this map.</a>
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
5 years ago
<eventitem date="2018-05-28" time="6:30pm" room="STC 0020"
title="Code Party 0">
<short>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6:30pm until ~9:30pm in STC 0020!
</p>
<p>
Come code with us, eat some food, do some things.
</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
The CS Club is hosting our first Code Party of the term from 6:30pm until ~9:30pm in STC 0020!
</p>
<p>
Come code with us, eat some food, do some things.
</p>
<p>
Personal projects you want to work on? Homework projects you need to finish? Or want some time to explore some new technology and chat about it? You can join us at Code Party 0 and do it, with great company and great food.
</p>
<p>
Come any time after 6:30pm.
5 years ago
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<!-- Winter 2018 -->
<eventitem date="2018-03-28" time="6:00pm" room="MC 4020"
title="Alt-Tab: W18">
<short>
CSC will be hosting our termly Alt-Tab event, the Computer Science
version of Short Attention Span Math Seminars (SASMS) hosted by that
math club down the hall. It will be a night full of friendly talks.
</short>
<abstract>
Our current lineup includes:
<ul>
<li>Ifaz Kabir: Efficient Type Inference with Union Find</li>
<li>Jordan Garside: GraphQL and APIs</li>
<li>Ansley Peduru: Lessons Learned from Cross-Compiling Rust</li>
<li>Sean Harrap: Implementing Structs Almost From Scratch</li>
<li>Ashish Gaurav: Teaching Programs to play Simple Games</li>
<li>Jennifer Zhou: Garbage Collection Concepts</li>
</ul>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-03-26" time="7:00pm" room="QNC 2502"
title="Uncode Party with WiCS">
<short>
We are having a joint Code Party with Women in Computer Science (WiCS).
This time, it's an Uncode Party, where you try to find the worst solutions
possible to programming problems that we will provide.
</short>
<abstract>
<p>An example of a good "bad" solution is
<a href="http://wiki.c2.com/?SlowSort">SlowSort</a>.
Come and write shoddy code with us and eat free food. You can work on
your assignments too. No general meeting will be bundled with this event.
</p>
</abstract>
</eventitem>
<eventitem date="2018-03-22" time="6:00pm" room="MC 4059"
title="Prof Talk with Richard Mann">
<short>
<p>Professor Richard Mann will be giving a talk on black-box testing
of audio gear. Come out to see fancy audio gear, learn more about his
Advanced Topics course in Computational Sound, and eat free food! Click
through for his abstract.</p>
</short>
<abstract>
<p>
Black box testing usually refers to computer testing, either software
or hardware.
</p>