Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hackathon for Global Cyber Challenge Competition (GCCS) 2017 in India

You're invited to participate in the Global Cyber Challenge Competition being held as part of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), 2017 being held in New Delhi from November 22 to 24. GCCS, which is the biggest ever Event of its kind anywhere in the world.  

Global Cyber Challenge is one of the most important part of this Conference.  It compromises 2 parts: 
  1. Peace-a-thon (application development on any of the 13 given topics.
  2. Capture the Flag.
1. It was planned to close Peace-a-thon event at midnight on November 12. However, in view of the fact that some students could not participate in this event due to examination and other administrative reasons, it has been decided to extend the submission date till 08:30 hours IST on November 16, 2017. The earlier requirement of submission of a Concept Note before actually taking part in coding has been dispensed with.  Now, a team of up to 3 members can participate in this contest directly from anywhere by registering on following 2 URLs:
2. Capture the Flag Contest will continue to be held on November 14 & 15 into time slots of 8 hours each viz. 07:00 hours IST to 15:00 hours IST and 15:30 hours IST to 23:30 hours IST on each of these 2 days.

The Top 10 teams from India in each of the 2 above categories of Contests and 5 teams each from abroad will be flown into Delhi from the Grand Finale to be held on November 20 & 21. Expenditure on travel, stay etc. shall be bear by the Government of India.  Ultimate winners are proposed to be awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister during the Inaugural Ceremony of GCCS, 2017.

If you have any questions then please direct them to geetanjli.agrawal at  

Monday, 6 November 2017

MIT Masters Info Session - Friday Nov 10 at Noon

Are you interested in doing a deep dive in Data Analytics or Finance

Join an MIT Sloan admissions representative and learn about two of our specialized masters programs. These programs are tailored for highly quantitative students interested in pursuing graduate education and careers in data science, analytics or finance. Hear how innovation, collaboration, and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission. Learn about MIT Sloan, program components, and the application process for each program.  

Please register in advance for the event here!

Date:  Friday, November 10, 2017

Time:   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
University of Waterloo Tatham Centre
Room 1112

Feel free to reach out to Kimberly Ebeling with questions.

Note:  This event is for Waterloo students only. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Job Posting: Web Designer

A Web Designer is needed for a contract position to create a user-friendly website. The ideal candidate would be able to manage this project while attending school or while on a co-op work term. The Web Designer must be experienced and be able to show examples of their work. This position is not a co-op position. 

Although there are many qualified Web Designers who have graduated from the University of Waterloo, this contract position is intended to assist current students by providing them additional experience in web designing as well as to provide them additional income while they are enrolled at the University of Waterloo. 

The fee is to be negotiated after the scope and performance criteria have been established. There will be limited travel and only within Kitchener-Waterloo. The length of time for the project will be decided after the scope and performance criteria have been established. 

Please contact, if you are interested in this position.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Societal Computing Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University

A unique Ph.D. program in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon

Computing technology is changing us. We are creating a computational environment that is shaping our society. But are these the changes we want? Do we just stand back and watch, as commercial interests and governments build technologies around us?

The faculty and students in the Societal Computing Ph.D. program in the School of Computer Science answer decisively that waiting passively is not an option. Building on a decade of world-leading research, we are shaping a new scientific discipline that is changing the world.

We are asking the right questions. We are finding answers.

Societal Computing is the branch of computer science that designs computational technology to shape tomorrow’s digital world and uses computational methods to understand the societal challenges a digital world poses.
Our field is defined by the fundamental question it seeks to answer:

How can we design computing technologies to address societal needs and concerns, and how can we assess and guide the design, implementation and deployment of new
computing technologies as they appear?

This fundamental question takes many forms, across the full range of interests of Societal Computing faculty and students.  For example,
•      How do we address the privacy challenges we face with the coming Internet of Things?
•      How do we use sensing and machine learning to enhance sustainability?
•     How do we build the hardware/software infrastructure for the Smart Cities of the future?
•      How do we design analytics to show the impact of social media and mobile technology?
•      How do we design technology that ensures compliance with legal requirements?
•      How do we support collaboration and coordination in ultra-large scale, data-rich, open production environments?
•      How do we design big data analytics and simulations to model large-scale networks to help policy makers evaluate how their decisions impact our computer mediated world?

Monday, 30 October 2017

Google Scholarships 2018

Google has a number of scholarship programs aimed at students who are underrepresented in computing. Their objective is to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $5,000 CAD scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year and be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex next summer.See below for a list of open scholarships:

Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly known as the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)
Scholarship) is open to current female undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada
for the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline: December 11, 2017

Generation Google Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented background in computer science who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline: December 11, 2017

Google Lime Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Deadline: December 10, 2017

For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit and

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.