Thursday, 12 October 2017

Are you interested in helping teens develop coding skills?

There are several high schools in our area that would like to offer computer programming clubs for their students but need help. They have a teacher who is willing to handle the administrative aspects* of running a club, but need somebody with programming expertise to teach coding skills.

We are running a pilot project this fall to connect volunteers and schools.

If you have programming skills and would like to volunteer, please come to our information session:

When: October 18. Tour of Google at 6pm, information session at 7pm.

Where: Google - 51 Breithaupt Street, Kitchener Ontario

What: Discussion between volunteers, teachers, and students including those that have participated in programming clubs.

Who: Prospective volunteers, teachers, and students that are interested in running or participating in programming clubs in high schools.

Let us know you’re coming - sign up here:

Interested, but can't make it to the info session? Sign up and let us know, we’ll keep you in the loop.

-- Carolyn Marshall and Laura Zinn on behalf of KW-Teach

*Administrative aspects = arranging time in computer lab, advertising club within the school, registering interested students in programming contests, meeting school and school board's requirements for staff member supervision of club, etc.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Job Opportunity - Python Developer in Brazil

Do you love technology? Do you have fun solving problems? Do you believe that programming is more than just a job?

If your answer is yes to the above questions, we would like to invite you to meet Geru.

A Geru, a fintech [1], and is looking for Python developers.

How about joining our team in Brazil?

Experience a new culture and be part of an exciting fintech company that since 2015 is disrupting Brazil´s personal loan market through modern technology.  

If you are talented, curious, and believe in and love technology, we want you!

We develop financial products and have many new projects to evolve our systems (micro-services architecture). Our main platform is based on Python / Pyramid, but we have systems on many other platforms.

Are you a geek in love with programming?

Some technologies used in our stack: Python, Services AWS (Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, etc), MongoDB, Celery, PostgreSQL, Docker, CircleCI, Jenkins, etc.
We use agile development practices and processes: Pair Programming, Code Review, Automated Testing, and Scrum, but most of all we work on an ultra-skilled, integrated and fun development team!

Do you have new ideas? Do you want to challenge us?

The work is based in São Paulo, Brazil, but we are opened to remote work (at first the developer has to spend 3 / 4 months in Brazil).

Let´s talk about it!

Thierry Sébastien Battistini 

Thales Canada Innovation Championship

  • Innovate in cybersecurity for a chance to win $20,000.
  • Gain real-world experience during this three-week challenge by stepping outside of the classroom with your student-led team to tackle a unique technical challenge.

Teams must register by October 13, 2017
Free to participate.
For details on the competition and to sign-up your team, contact:

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Upper Year CS Information Session - October 16 at 3.30 p.m.

Computer Science
Upper Year Course
Information Session

  • Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.
  • Differences among courses explained.
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI).

Monday, October 16, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
DC 1302

*Refreshments will be provided*

Friday, 22 September 2017

AI, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity Online Conference - October 14 & 15, 2017

The world’s largest online conference kicks off this fall stronger than ever by assembling the best industry leaders, disruptive minds, and visionaries. You’ve read their books and applied their work - now it’s time to ask them questions, talk to them individually, accept their challenges, and get their feedback! 300 speakers interact with you through live talks, Q&A’s, forum and 1-to-1 video calls. Topics range from ML to cyber intelligence to industrial IoT.

Confirmed speakers for October 14&15th:
Ian Goodfellow - Research Scientist, Google Brain
Hugo Larochelle - Research Scientist, Google
Sandy Carter - VP, Amazon Web Services
Louis Monier - Head of AI, AirBnB
Tim Abels - Director of Server Architecture, Intel
Ashok Banerjee - CTO and VP Engineering, Symantec
Andreas Mueller - Lecturer in Data Science, Columbia University
Roman Yampolskiy - Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Patrick McDaniel - Distinguished Professor, Penn State

Nicolas Papernot - Google PhD Fellow in Security, Penn State

Register online at:

Student ticket $20 with discount code:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Job Opportunity - UW's Campus Response Team

UW's Campus Response Team is looking for someone willing to help with making changes to their current scheduling website.
They are looking for someone with experience dealing with the coding language of rails. 
For more information, you can contact Sara Flamenco at or by phone at (519) 888-4567 ext. 31000

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 150 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria 

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program 
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on
  • Series of fit and logic interviews 
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.