SFU's Computing Science Student Society

[Event] AMA with Alumni from PayPal

posted by VJ Bakhshi on Nov. 5, 2020, 10:52 a.m.


Hi Everyone,


The CSSS is working with Alumni Relations to bring you a great opportunity to get an insight into the industry in the current world climate.


The event will be an AMA(Ask Me Anything) featuring three panelists who are SFU Alumni, each of whom currently works at PayPal. Each of the panelists offer a unique perspective of the current industry and have lots of advice and wisdom to offer with their breath of knowledge.


The panelists are:

  • Ian Reddy | Director of IT @PayPal
  • Griselda Zhou | Sr. Manager of Employee Engagement and Business Operations @PayPal
  • Frederick Bantados | Financial Planning and Analysis @PayPal


During the registration process you will have the opportunity to enter in any questions you want asked during the AMA. These questions will be peppered throughout the event, but there will also be opportunities to ask the panelists questions during the event as well.


You can find more details at Eventbrite Registration. If you have any questions email me !


Best,


VJ

President | Computing Science Student Society

vbakhshi@sfu.ca

Halloween Movie and Board Game

posted by Shiva Sanei on Oct. 29, 2020, 12:40 p.m.


Hello CSSS Members, 



We’ll be hosting Movie Night and Virtual Board Game Night on October 30th, starting at 6pm.

At6PM We’ll be playingone Movie which will be voted by the viewers on discord on the day of the event!  The options for the movie is down below. Then we will continue the night with Board Games which will include Jackbox games, skribbl.io, netgames.io and Among us.


Movies: Veronica, The Nun, Scream, Friday the 13th, Ready or Not

 

To clarify, here are the details of the event again


Event: Virtual Board Game Night and Movie Night

Date: Friday, October 30th, 2020

Location: CSSS Discord using the #room-0

Starting Time: 6:00 PM 

 

As always, this event is open to everyone, so invite your friends to the CSSS Discord Server


For your convenience, here is a link to our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/sfucsss


We hope to see you soon


Best, 


Shiva Sanei

Assistant Director of Events | Computing Science Student Society

Re: Report from Meeting with Director of Computing Science

posted by VJ Bakhshi on Oct. 27, 2020, 7:53 a.m.


Hi again, 

If anyone had trouble viewing the linked google sheet, it should now be working. I'm not sure what happened but it should now be fixed. If you are still having trouble viewing it please let me know. 

Best,
VJ


From: VJ Bakhshi
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 7:18:29 PM
To: csss-announce@sfu.ca; cmpt-students; csss-honorary@sfu.ca
Subject: Report from Meeting with Director of Computing Science
 

Good evening Everyone,

 

During the last week of September I emailed you all asking for questions and suggestions that I along with a panel of undergraduates would bring to a meeting with the Director of Computing Science, Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda. This email is a my promised follow up to provide you a report.

 

Below is a link to a google sheet which contains all the questions and suggestions that were brought to the meeting and which the Director provided feedback on. The topics have been grouped by similar theme in the questions and suggestion, for example quality of education. In the rightmost column you will find summary notes of the Directors feedback. Not all topics were touched on during the meeting due to time limits however everything has been read by the Director.

 

Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XduMccsKDh590yaAgcCLNtEpDliMeY_WeSnlhJc-o6k/edit?usp=sharing

I encourage you all to carefully read through all the feedback.

 

This meeting between the CSSS President and representative will continue to happen once per semester for the foreseeable future and the linked google sheet will act as a record of all meetings. The google sheet will be updated for every time this meeting happens. I will continue to improve the process(es) for collecting the questions, suggestions, and feedback for the future meetings. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

 

Best,

 

 

VJ

President | Computing Science Student Society

 

 

Report from Meeting with Director of Computing Science

posted by VJ Bakhshi on Oct. 26, 2020, 7:18 p.m.


Good evening Everyone,

 

During the last week of September I emailed you all asking for questions and suggestions that I along with a panel of undergraduates would bring to a meeting with the Director of Computing Science, Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda. This email is a my promised follow up to provide you a report.

 

Below is a link to a google sheet which contains all the questions and suggestions that were brought to the meeting and which the Director provided feedback on. The topics have been grouped by similar theme in the questions and suggestion, for example quality of education. In the rightmost column you will find summary notes of the Directors feedback. Not all topics were touched on during the meeting due to time limits however everything has been read by the Director.

 

Google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XduMccsKDh590yaAgcCLNtEpDliMeY_WeSnlhJc-o6k/edit?usp=sharing

I encourage you all to carefully read through all the feedback.

 

This meeting between the CSSS President and representative will continue to happen once per semester for the foreseeable future and the linked google sheet will act as a record of all meetings. The google sheet will be updated for every time this meeting happens. I will continue to improve the process(es) for collecting the questions, suggestions, and feedback for the future meetings. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

 

Best,

 

 

VJ

President | Computing Science Student Society

 

 

Fall Hack 2020 | By Computing Science Student Society | Sign Up and Information

posted by Mitchell Gale on Oct. 25, 2020, 2:08 p.m.


Hi all,

The Computing Science Student Society will be hosting a virtual hackathon on November 7th!

This hackathon will be similar to our annual "Mountain Madness" hackathons where we put the emphasis on learning and creativity, so don't worry about building something "useful" and focus on playing with whatever technology you think is cool!

Everyone is welcome to attend and has no restrictions on programming level, this event is a great opportunity to meet people and learn new skills.

The event is on Saturday November 7th from 9:30AM PST - 8:30PM PST. You will be able to work inteams up to 5, or work individually. There will be several prizes available, that will be split among the winning team members.

Please sign up as attending is free! Attending a hackathon is a great opportunity to make a cool project for your resume or learn what it's like to participate in a hackathon. Grab your tickets before they run out, and bug your friends to do it too!https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fall-hack-2020-tickets-126678991273?aff=Email .

If you wish to find a group you can join the CSSS discord server and go to the #fall-hack-team-forming channel.


Thanks,


Mitchell Gale
Treasurer
SFU Computing Science Student Society

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