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Course Evaluations - DUE TODAy

posted by Mitchell Gale on Dec. 6, 2022, 9:53 p.m.


Hi All,


I'm sure you've all received emails about your filling out some "course evaluations" for the various courses you are taking.


You might fill them out and wonder what they are actually for, what benefits do they provide. They can be used by the course instructor to improve future course offerings and methods of teaching as well as by the department when evaluating quality of instruction.



Please be as specific as possible with your examples and explanations as that provide much better information compared to "this course was a 6/10".


Here's the link! (Due by 11:59PM December 6th (Today!)).

https://sfu.bluera.com/sfu



Your feedback would be greatly appreciated,


Mitchell Gale
President

SFU Computing Science Student Society

csss@sfu.ca

sfucsss.org

Re: Advent of Code Challenge // CSSS Event

posted by Gabriel Stang on Dec. 1, 2022, 12:06 a.m.


Hello again challengers!

For those of you who signed up, the first puzzle was just released at 9pm! Advent of Code uses EST, so the challenges will always be released at 9pm Vancouver time the day before.

# How does Advent of Code work?

  1. Once a challenge is released, you'll be able to go to it's page where a description of the puzzle is provided, with a little story mixed in. (ex for day1: https://adventofcode.com/2022/day/1
  2. Every day there are two puzzles released that use the same input data, with the second usually being a more challenging variant of the first. You unlock the second puzzle after completing the first one.
  3. First, you'll have to download your input data (ex: https://adventofcode.com/2022/day/1/input) and copy it into a file on your computer to read from.
  4. Next, you write a program with your programming language of choice to answer the question at the bottom of the page.
  5. Finally, you upload the answer to the input box. If you got it right, the website will congratulate you and you get 1 star! If not, you'll have to wait 1 minute before making another submission.

# I can't access any of those links you provided!
If this is the case, make sure you make an account with Advent of Code first! A unique puzzle input + solution pair will be created for each account.

The first several days are typically somewhat trivial, so don't worry if you're late due to exams or whatnot; there will still be many chances to take the lead!

Good luck to everyone!

Gabriel Stang

Treasurer | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca


From: Gabriel Stang
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2022 7:37:07 PM
To: csss-honorary@sfu.ca; csss-announce@sfu.ca; cmpt-students@sfu.ca
Subject: Advent of Code Challenge // CSSS Event
 



Hello denizens of the CSSS! 

We're running a fun, informal event surrounding this year's Advent of Code (https://adventofcode.com/). The winner will receive the coveted discord role@2022-Advent-of-Code-ULTIMATE-CHAMPION, and receive an official letter of congratulations from the CSSS Executive team!

For those who haven't heard of it, Advent of Code is a digital advent calendar where the gift revealed every day is a small programming puzzle. Every day from Dec 1st to Dec 25th programming problems will be revealed which gradually increase in difficulty, and you need to write a program on your computer to find the answer. The first few problems will be super easy, bordering on menial, while the last few will be extremely challenging, requiring tricky optimizations! (https://adventofcode.com/2022/about)

Now, what's the actual challenge? 
>> Get first in our private leaderboard by finishing programming puzzles quickly every day! 

# Scoring:
The first person to complete each challenge gets N points, while the next person gets 1 fewer points. Get the most points to be crowned the2022 CSSS Advent of Code ULTIMATE CHAMPIONDespite the last challenge being revealed on Dec 25th, you will have up until the end of Dec 30th to complete all the challenges.

# How to Join:
In order to participate, you must join our private leaderboard. Create an Advent of Code account (and be prepared to prove you own it if you win), then use our join code2284247-4d82d3f0 in following page https://adventofcode.com/2022/leaderboard/private

If you have any additional questions, feel free to join our discord and ask https://discord.gg/uTDue89rwt

There are approximately 95 hours until the first puzzle is revealed. Good luck to all!

Gabriel Stang

Treasurer | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca

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CSSS Newsletter: End of Semester Social (Board Games Night++ Karaoke & Comedy Edition), Gingerbread Decorating Event, Advent of Code

posted by Johnson Luong on Nov. 30, 2022, 12:15 p.m.


Computing Science Student Society (CSSS) Biweekly Newsletter: Nov. 30

Finals are among us (sus). Its' the last push before winter break, so let's finish the term strong 💪. In case you need a break, here are some upcoming events going on at the Computing Science Student Society and things to look out for in the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS).

🎲CSSS End of Semester Social: Board Games Night++ Karaoke & Comedy Edition

🥳Join us for the final board games night of this semester: Karaoke and Comedy Edition!

As the semester comes to a close, so do our bi-weekly board game nights. But do not fret: this time, there's a twist. In fact---there are many twists😱! Not only will there be more snacks, and dinner on us, but there will also be comedy routines🤣 from your favorite executives. Sit back, relax, play some games🎲 with your friends, then enjoy the festivities while we put on a show for you. After the comedy routines, there will be karaoke🎤 until the end!

Warm up your vocal-chords, for this night will be full of laughter and songs!

When: Friday, December 2nd, 2022; 5:00PM-8:30PM
Where: TASC1 9204

🍪CSSS Gingerbread Decorating Event


Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me—I’m the gingerbread man 🏃!”

*gets caught*

Ready to glow up some gingerbread cookies? Join the CSSS for a gingerbread🍞 decorating event! We'll be decorating gingerbread cookies with frosting and candy🍬!

When: Monday, December 5,  5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: SUB 4200
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/WNXWHTH (cap of 26 people so sign up early!)

🏆CSSS Advent of Code Event

We're running a fun, informal event surrounding this year's Advent of Code (https://adventofcode.com/)!

The winner will receive the coveted discord role @2022-Advent-of-Code-ULTIMATE-CHAMPION, and receive an official letter of congratulations from the CSSS Executive team!

Advent of Code is a digital advent calendar where the gift revealed every day is a small programming puzzle 💻🧩. Every day from Dec 1st to Dec 25th programming problems will be revealed which gradually increase in difficulty, and you need to write a program on your computer to find the answer.

How to Participate
1. Create an Advent of Code at https://adventofcode.com/2022
2. Join our private leaderboards at  https://adventofcode.com/2022/leaderboard/private using our join code 2284247-4d82d3f0

Scoring
The first person to complete each challenge gets N points, while the next person gets 1 fewer points. Get the most points to be crowned the 2022 CSSS Advent of Code ULTIMATE CHAMPION. Despite the last challenge being revealed on Dec 25th, you will have up until the end of Dec 30th to complete all the challenges.

When: Dec.1st - Dec.30th

💻CS Peer Tutor Spring 2023 hiring

The FAS has opened Peer Tutoring Applications for the upcoming Spring semester. If you are able to spare 3-4 hours a week, and are knowledgeable in any of the courses CMPT 120, 125, 130, 135, 225, 295, 300, or MACM 101, then becoming a tutor may be for you! By tutoring fellow students, not only can you strengthen your grasp of these courses, but you will also gain valuable experience in instructing, communication, and leadership.

Information And Application: https://www.sfu.ca/computing/current-students/undergraduate-students/student-resources/cs_peer_tutoring1.html

Application Deadline: Sunday, Dec. 4th

🤝FAS Outreach Ambassadors

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is currently seeking CMPT, ENSC, MSE, SEE, and SOSY students to join our Student Ambassador Team!

This exciting paid 💸 ($18/hr) opportunity is a way for students to develop skills, engage with the FAS community, and represent SFU externally.

Eligibility:
- Good Academic Standing (CGPA above 2.4 preferred)
- Effective communicator and comfortable speaking publicly
- Professional, dependable, enthusiastic

Commitment: 2-3 events per month (approx 10 hours per month)
More Detailshttps://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/advising/Ambassadors.html

Apply (deadline: Dec. 2nd): https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-fas-student-ambassador-application/

🗓️FAS Pathway to STEAM

The Faculty of Applied Sciences are looking for 6 instructor positions with our Pathways to STEAM program that partners with the Surrey School District (SD36) to engage at-risk youth in STEAM programming (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics).

Apply (Deadline: Dec.4th): https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-sfu-applied-sciences-outreach-hiring-sd36-win/
Duration: December 19th, 2022 to March 28th, 2023 (with the possibility of extension until July 18th).

🎉Events Committee

Want to get involved with the CSSS, but don't know how?🥳

Come take part in our Event's Committee. Where we'll be planning out events for the year. Everyone is welcome! 

If you would like to join please let our Director of Events (Oliver, Liversticks#7734 on discord) know so we can give you the role to get access to the channels in our discord.
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Advent of Code Challenge // CSSS Event

posted by Gabriel Stang on Nov. 26, 2022, 7:37 p.m.




Hello denizens of the CSSS! 

We're running a fun, informal event surrounding this year's Advent of Code (https://adventofcode.com/). The winner will receive the coveted discord role@2022-Advent-of-Code-ULTIMATE-CHAMPION, and receive an official letter of congratulations from the CSSS Executive team!

For those who haven't heard of it, Advent of Code is a digital advent calendar where the gift revealed every day is a small programming puzzle. Every day from Dec 1st to Dec 25th programming problems will be revealed which gradually increase in difficulty, and you need to write a program on your computer to find the answer. The first few problems will be super easy, bordering on menial, while the last few will be extremely challenging, requiring tricky optimizations! (https://adventofcode.com/2022/about)

Now, what's the actual challenge? 
>> Get first in our private leaderboard by finishing programming puzzles quickly every day! 

# Scoring:
The first person to complete each challenge gets N points, while the next person gets 1 fewer points. Get the most points to be crowned the2022 CSSS Advent of Code ULTIMATE CHAMPIONDespite the last challenge being revealed on Dec 25th, you will have up until the end of Dec 30th to complete all the challenges.

# How to Join:
In order to participate, you must join our private leaderboard. Create an Advent of Code account (and be prepared to prove you own it if you win), then use our join code2284247-4d82d3f0 in following page https://adventofcode.com/2022/leaderboard/private

If you have any additional questions, feel free to join our discord and ask https://discord.gg/uTDue89rwt

There are approximately 95 hours until the first puzzle is revealed. Good luck to all!

Gabriel Stang

Treasurer | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca

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CSSS Event: Gingerbread Decorating!

posted by on Nov. 25, 2022, 8:26 p.m.


Hi everyone,

 

Ready to get in the festive holiday mood?

 

The CSSS is running a Gingerbread Decorating Night! You’ll be decorating your own gingerbread cookie with frosting and candy! Here are the details:

 

  • Date: Monday, December 5
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: SUB 4200
  • Cost: Free

 

Note that we have an attendance cap of 26 people so please sign up early! Here is the signup link:

https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/WNXWHTH

 

Please email csss-doe-current@sfu.ca if you have any questions!

 

Oliver Xie

Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

 

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