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First CSSS Board Games Night

posted by Jasper Song on Sept. 21, 2022, 4:20 p.m.


Hello everyone!

The first CSSS Board Games Night of the semester is coming up on Friday, September 23rd! Join us for a night of entertaining games, opportunities to meet new friends, and fun times. As always, dinner and a wide selection of board games will be provided. This event is also open to all SFU students, so invite your friends!

Here is a summary of the details: 

Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Location: TASC 1 9204 
Starting Time: 5:00pm 
End Time: 8:30pm 

We hope to see you there!
Jasper Song
CSSS Assistant Director of Events

Fall Hacks - Team Formation

posted by Oliver Xie on Sept. 21, 2022, 12:15 a.m.


Hello everyone,

 

For those who have signed up for Fall Hacks, we have opened a team formation channel on the CSSS Discord. Here is the link to it: https://discord.gg/xy98n8BbBN.

Remember that teams are up to 5 (individuals permitted) and at least 50% of the team must be current SFU students.

 

If you already signed up as an individual or team but would like to sign up as a larger team, please have each member cancel the previous booking and submit 1 new booking for the entire team.

 

Here is the EventBrite sign up link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fall-hacks-2022-tickets-401575171147

 

Have a great day.  

 

Oliver Xie

Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

oxie@sfu.ca

 

CSSS General Meeting - September 26, 2022

posted by Jared Murphy on Sept. 19, 2022, 12:02 p.m.


Hi all,

This is notice of the Computing Science Student Society's next general meeting.

What are general meetings for?
General meetings are how the Computing Science Student Society passes information along to the student body and how motion money is spent on items and events. By attending you will get to have a better understanding how we operate and have a say in how we are run.

Date: Monday, September 26, 2022
Time: 5:30PM
Location: TASC 9204

The following is the Agenda:
- Report of Officers
- Announcements
First Year Representative election
- Executive at Large Election
- Election results ratification
- Motions
- Open floor
- Approval of minutes

If you wish to run for either position I recommend you bring a short speech about why you believe you would be well suited for the position(s). If you have any questions about the below positions please reach out to the Computing Science Student Society Executive team at csss-exec-current@sfu.ca.

First Year Representative
This position is from September 2022 - May 2023

The First Year Representative participates in the regular activities of the CSSS, as well as assisting other execs in their own responsibilities. The First Year Representative should attempt to be a touchstone for all of the other first years in the CSSS. If you're involved in the CSSS already, and want to represent your peers to the rest of Computing Science, this is the role for you.

The official responsibilities are:
– Share responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the CSSS and its resources.
- Be available to the other executives to assist them with tasks relating to the operations and activities of the CSSS.
- Write a continuity report at the end of their term for the next executive member who will fill this position.

Executive at Large:
This position is from September 2022 - December 2022

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the CSSS to help out and learn about the Society as well as the School. The Executive at Larges get to help out in the CSSS Common Room, with events and other random stuff they want to.

The official responsibilities are:
- Share responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the CSSS and its resources.
- Be available to the other executives to assist them with tasks relating to the operations and activities of the CSSS.
- Write a continuity report at the end of their term for the next executive member who will fill this position.

We know this time may not work for everyone. If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to run for this position, please email us at
csss-exec-current@sfu.ca with a speech. We will read your speech and express your interest in running for the position during the meeting.

Voting restricted to Members only. You are a Member if you are: a declared CMPT Major, Minor, or Honours in any program of study offered at the undergraduate level by the School of Computing Science; or currently enrolled in any undergraduate course offered by the School of Computing Science; or are an Honourary Member of the Society.

You may attend the meeting remotely by joining the General Meetings voice channel on the CSSS Discord at the link below.
http://discord.sfucsss.org/

Lastly, a map to get to TASC9204 is attached to this email.

Hope to see you there!

- Jared Murphy, Director of Archives

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SFU CS Award Opportunities

posted by Mitchell Gale on Sept. 18, 2022, 8:35 p.m.


Hi All,

I am pleased to let you know about some scholarship/award opportunities for you this Fall.

Specifically I would like to highlight theComputing Science Undergraduate Student Society award which is accepting application for this semester.Several $3000+ awards are available this semester.

Application deadline: 11:59PM September 20th, 2022.

To be eligible for this award you need (please read exact requirements when applying):
- are pursing a bachelor's degree in the School of Computing Science
- are enrolled full-time in the term of eligibility (minimum 9 units)
- are in good academic standing; and (CGPA 2.0)
- have demonstrated outstanding volunteer/community service involvement to the University

There are plenty of different groups/programs students could have been involved in, some of which include:
- SFU Peer tutoring program
- Women in Computing Science 
- Computing Science Student Society
- Software Systems Student Society
- Game Developers Club
- Competitive Programming Club
- SFU Surge
and countless additional groups/opportunities. If you have been involved with volunteering at any point throughout your degree I strongly encourage you to apply for this award.

Applications should include:
- a resume outlining the applicant's community/volunteer involvement;
- a personal statement outlining community/volunteer involvement; and
- a letter of reference from a community member who can verify the SFU community/volunteer involvement and the impact of the applicant's role to the SFU community.

More information about the Computing Science Undergraduate Student Society award can be found here:

Applications can be filled out here (Details on what to include are in the "are you applying for the CSUSS Award" section, please read thoroughly):

Application deadline: 11:59PM September 20th, 2022.

Any questions? Please email fas_scholarships@sfu.ca or csss-president@sfu.ca.


Thanks,


Mitchell Gale
President

SFU Computing Science Student Society


Fall Hacks 2022 Registration

posted by Oliver Xie on Sept. 13, 2022, 12:57 a.m.


Hi everyone,

I am thrilled to announce our third annual Fall Hacks hackathon on Saturday, October 15th. We put emphasis on learning and creativity while valuing technical excellence, so focus on having some fun, learning new technologies and tools, and showing your best software engineering.

Key details:

  • Date/time: Saturday, October 15: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Register at TASC 9204
  • Attendance is FREE but there is a limited number of tickets.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate! Teams can be up to 5 people. However, at least 50% of the team members must be current SFU students.
  • Prizes: $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, $200 for 3rd (split among team members)
  • Food: Lunch and dinner are provided.

Additional details:

Teams are up to 5 (single-person teams are allowed). Please have your teams formed and their details prior to signing up as time is extremely limited during the day.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 projects demonstrating technical excellence (quality and quantity of implemented features) and upholding the spirit of the theme (released when the hackathon begins).

Food: Please indicate dietary restrictions when entering details when signing up.

Why attend?

Hackathons are a great opportunity to make a cool project and learn new tools and technologies. These projects are a good way to demonstrate collaboration and have concrete proof of your skills on your resume.

Signing up: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fall-hacks-2022-tickets-401575171147

Click "Register" -> Select the number of people in your group  -> "Register" -> Fill in the details for each group member.

Note that the registration deadline is October 12, 2022.

Some submissions from Fall Hacks 2020: https://sfucsss.org/events/fall_hacks/2020/submissions

For more details, check out the EventBrite page.

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

Have a great Frosh Week and may your semester be smooth!

 

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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