CSSS Logo

SFU's Computing Science Student Society

Regarding a recent email you may have received

posted by Justin Yan on Sept. 11, 2022, 10:39 p.m.


Hello everyone,


You may all have received an email from Women in Computing Science addressed to myself. Please disregard the email, it was sent to the wrong CMPT students mailing list by mistake.


Please enjoy the rest of your night,


Justin Yan
Vice President | Computing Science Student Society
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

justin_yan_3@sfu.ca

1626209819643

attachment 1

SAP Hackathon Update

posted by Oliver Xie on Sept. 10, 2022, 9:10 p.m.


Hello CSSS Members,

 

Here are some updates regarding the SAP Invitational Hackathon:

 

Event Details

  • Date/time: Saturday, Oct 1 from 8 am – 9 pm; Sunday, Oct 2 from 8 am – 6 pm. Friday is no longer part of the hackathon.
  • Accomodation: NOT provided. Groups will need to find accommodation and transportation to/from the SAP Vancouver office.

 

Application and team selection

  • If you have not already, please sign up here. This form will close on September 14 so please complete it before then. Note that information on the form (the dates and the start/end times) are not accurate.
  • A committee consisting of CSSS, WiCS, SFU Surge, and other club execs will determine the 10 teams that will represent SFU. We will make the decision based on diversity and talent.
    If you are not selected, don’t worry! There are many opportunities to participate in hackathons at SFU such as Fall Hacks (which will be happening in mid-October).
  • Please sign up only if your team can commit to all days of the hackathon. If you signed up earlier and decide not to go, please email csss-doe-current@sfu.ca with the team captain’s name and email so we know not to pick your team.

 

Frequently asked questions

  • What will the prizes include? Opportunities for networking and recruitment at SAP for full-time and intern positions.
  • Can my team include students from UBC and SFU? No.
  • Will the hackathon be remote? No.
  • How many people can be on a team? Exactly 3 people.

 

Please reply to this email if you have any additional 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

CSSS Biweekly Newsletter: 19th Edition

posted by Johnson Luong on Sept. 9, 2022, 1:02 p.m.


Biweekly Computing Science Student Society (CSSS) Newsletter: 19th edition

Welcome to the CSSS newsletter!
Here we hope to inform our students of exciting opportunities and events, while cutting down on the sheer amount of emails sent for each individual event.
We hope you will find this newsletter beneficial! If you have any suggestions, events, or simply want to contact us, you can reach me at jkl53@sfu.ca

- Johnson Luong

🍭CSSS Frosh Week 2022 (Candy Frosh)

Ever wonder what the best introduction for students is to SFU? Well, it’s obviously 🧊CSSS FROSH Week. Frosh Week is organized by students, for students. Incoming students will receive valuable course, career, and transition-to-university advice from their elders; participate in challenges to triumph, amuse, and connect with other students; and get free food and merchandise!

Frosh Week will be held during the second week of the Fall semester at SFU (Sept. 12-17). Check the frosh website for an entire schedule of events.

Website: https://sfucsss.org/events/frosh/2022/frosh
Register as a Froshee here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC-ESHXXi8vF8EE-eSvQ5FwakxJp2A4i7fKv1TGQnBKl5jMg/viewform

📊SAP Invitational Hackathon

SAP is running an invitational hackathon for student groups from Vancouver universities and we (SFU) have been invited!

The SAP Invitational Hackathon is a weekend hacking event for top recruiting universities in BC (UBC, SFU, BCIT, and NE). You will get to solve a real-world challenge with a creative mind plus an opportunity to showcase your unique expertise to a panel of hiring managers.

Date/time: Friday, Sept 30 @ 1 pm – Sunday, Oct 2 @ 5 pm
Location: 910 Mainland St, Vancouver BC (SAP Vancouver office)
Price: Free to attend; free food and accommodation included
Prizes: SAP recruitment and networking (e.g., lunch with SAP exec) and more prizes. In addition, if your team registers on behalf of the CSSS, we receive up to🥳$7000 in SAP sponsorship for events.
Teams: 3 members, 1 team leader per team (each university can send 10 teams)*
Signup: email csss-doe-current@sfu.ca by Sept. 13 with your team members’ names and leader’s contact email. The leader will then receive the official signup form. 

* Note that other student groups such as SFU Surge and WiCS may also send teams, so if your team signs up under the CSSS we cannot guarantee a spot in the event.

🏫CSSS Mentor/Mentee Recruitment

The CSSS is excited to launch a 1-on-1 mentorship program in the 🍂 fall semester!
 
📃Details:
- Mentors and mentees will be formally paired for 4 weeks. The minimum time commitment is 30 minutes each week.
- Start dates are flexible: you tell us when you're available!
- Mentorship is offered both virtually and in-person.
- Topics are driven by the mentee and we want mentors to share candid responses that SFU won’t tell students directly.
- Mentors and mentees will be paired in late September, mentorship sessions will start in early October (after both parties agree on format/time).

Mentee Application: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/YBNGNCY
Mentor Application: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/Y38VPL7

* Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis so apply early

📈Big Data Student Hub Hiring Fall 2022

 Interested in big data? SFU’s Big Data Hub is looking to hire a team of graduate and undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about helping people explore their data. 

Posting Details (Junior Big Data Consultants): https://1sfu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/sfubdi_sfu_ca/EcshEzgXTZ5DreMmkTwgmFABY0Qs9q9tZ0EMSmhvyrm1xw?e=teDsP9
Posting Details (Junior Big Data Analysts): https://1sfu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/sfubdi_sfu_ca/EfS2RJRTLCBGvwKooJvmUwIBsVQpJ-H8qakttRl27iL1zA?e=H0de2m

Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022

🤖Rosie Lab Ambiance Study Volunteering

SFU ROSIE lab is currently studying how humans adapt their voices 🔊 to ambient backgrounds and how robots 🤖 should mimic this. We are looking for volunteers who are 18 or older, are proficient in English and have normal hearing to participate in a study interacting with some of our Robots! Participants will be conversing with a robot server taking your order, and will answer a survey about what you think of the robot’s voice.

The project takes about 45 minutes and we are offering a 💰 10$ e-gift for participation. You will come into the lab with a group of participants and some of our robot servers will take your order!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rosie-lab-ambiance-study-tickets-410659622987

🤖First Robotics Alumni @ SFU Survey

Did you ever participate in a FIRST Robotics Competition in High School, or taken part in a FIRST related activity? 

FIRST British Columbia would like to know more about the FIRST Alumni currently @ SFU, and would also like to connect with them regarding current events in BC and how you can help.

Survey: https://forms.gle/9eEfJMyJLoocVVWm7

🎓Undergrad FAS Scholarships/Awards

Wondering when/how to apply for scholarships/awards? Now's the time to start applying for the Fall! Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Fall FAS Awards/Scholarships: https://www.sfu.ca/fas/current-student/scholarships.html

🏢New FAS Adivising Office @ Burnaby

On campus and have advising questions? Good news: FAS has new offices on the Burnaby campus! Find these advising rooms at ASB 10701 & ASB 10706.

Download a floor map here: https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/fas/current_students/advising/ASB 10701 %26 10706 crop.jpg

CSSS Clubs Day Booth

Come say hi to the CSSS at Clubs Day! We will be at 🎱 Table 8  on Wednesday, Sept 14 and Thursday, Sept 15 from 11am-3pm

🎉Event's 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.
Join Our Discord Server!
Instagram
Facebook
Website

SAP Invitational Hackathon - Seeking Teams

posted by on Sept. 7, 2022, 7:51 p.m.


Hello CSSS Members,

 

SAP is running an invitational hackathon for student groups from Vancouver universities and we (SFU) have been invited!

 

Event details:

  • Date/time: Friday, Sept 30 @ 1 pm – Sunday, Oct 2 @ 5 pm
  • Location: 910 Mainland St, Vancouver BC (SAP Vancouver office)
  • Free to attend; free food and accommodation included
  • Prizes: SAP recruitment and networking and more prizes. In addition, if your team registers on behalf of the CSSS, we receive up to $7000 in SAP sponsorship for events.
  • Teams: 3 members, 1 team leader per team

 

The deadline for signup is September 13. Please reply to this email or send an email to csss-doe-current@sfu.ca with your team members’ names and leader’s contact email. I will forward the leader the official signup form which must be filled out immediately after.

 

Here’s some more information about the event:

 

The SAP Invitational Hackathon is a weekend hacking event for top recruiting universities in BC (UBC, SFU, BCIT, and NE). You will get to solve a real-world challenge with a creative mind plus an opportunity to showcase your unique expertise to a panel of hiring managers. You will also be guided by a panel of experts who develop some of the most innovative SAP enterprise solutions during the Hackathon, to gain certain tips and exposure to industry practices and network with them.

 

The space is limited, each university will be only allocated 10 teams* to compete with the most talented uprising stars in Vancouver, BC.

 

Prizes include: Lunch with SAP’s executive team members and hiring managers, and much more. Additionally, certificates will be provided to those who participate.

 

Additional caveat for student clubs: Those who wish to sign up may also associate themselves with student clubs. To those who do, the highest ranking winner will also be competing for a $7,000 prize pool of SAP sponsorship towards their events.

 

* Note that other student groups such as SFU Surge and WiCS may also send teams, so if your team signs up under the CSSS we cannot guarantee a spot in the event.

 

Happy hacking!

Oliver Xie

Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

 

Project X Announcement

posted by Justin Yan on Aug. 17, 2022, 1:23 a.m.


Hello everyone,


ProjectX is a four-month long machine learning research competition for undergrads hosted by University of Toronto Artificial Intelligence Group ( https://www.uoft.ai/ ). Over those four months, participants will be working on their topic and writing a paper about their findings.


As long as you are an Undergraduate student graduating after April 2023 you are eligible to participate.


Website for Project-X 2021 (last year):

https://www.uoft.ai/projectx-2021


Theme:

Interaction

"Possible focus areas may take a look into how we communicate with each other, the way our infrastructure poses physical barriers to access for people, and the way that we interact with the computer systems that have become central to our daily lives. "


Prize:

Cash prize of $25 000 and invite to UofT AI Conference in January 2023.


Timeline of Project:

September 2022 - December 2022


Team Size:

1 team from SFU of 3-6 undergraduates


Samples of previous outcomes:

Find attached to this email.



If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please write an email to

csss-exec-current@sfu.ca

detailing why you are interested, past project experience in machine learning or artificial intelligence, planned work/course load for Fall 2022 and your resume. Also include when you are expected to graduate and if you will be able to dedicate time to the long commitment. This is a big project so if you plan to take a heavy course load in Fall this may not the best competition to participate in. If you are interested please submit your application byAugust 18th 23:59 PST.


If you have people you would ideally like to work with please include their names in your email. We may match people up to form the team. Also attached is an invitation package as well as sample outcomes from previous years.



Best,


Justin Yan
Vice President | Computing Science Student Society
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

justin_yan_3@sfu.ca

1626209819643


attachment 1
attachment 2
attachment 3
attachment 4



Fork me on GitHub