Wednesday, 31 October 2012

PHP, JavaScript, Web Developers (Software Company)


To whom this may concern,

I am currently a Software Engineering student at the University of Ottawa, starting an internet software company called NoteShares (https://noteshares.com).

I am currently in development, scheduled to launch a beta within the next 2 months. I am looking to get the students at the University of Waterloo to know about this. I have set up a private launch page (https://noteshares.com), and everyone who signs up is put on our list as "beta testers". Everyone gets a private invite link, and if they invite at least 3 friends, then they get early access to the platform.

I would really appreciate it if you could distribute this to the students at the university.

I am also looking for student developers who are very experienced and well versed in web development, specifically client server web development and social integration. I am looking for in depth PHP web development, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js would be a huge plus. The network is going to involve advanced social interaction amongst the users, and I am looking for 1 or 2 experienced developers in this field.

Again, if you could distribute the above information to all students I would really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brenden Palmer
NoteShares | Founder & CEO
https://noteshares.com | brenden@noteshares.com613.218.4548

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Student initiative to help with pre-enrolment


Hey CS!

Spring 2013 pre-enrollment is this week, and to make this easier, three of us <http://uwflow.com/about> in Software Engineering have been working on a web app to help you plan your courses:

http://uwflow.com

We hope you'll find it helpful. You can stay updated on new feature launches via our Facebook page <http://www.facebook.com/planyourflow> or Twitter <https://twitter.com/useflow>.

Happy picking courses!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Spring 2013 Pre-enrolment Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Pre-enrolment for Spring 2013 runs from October 29 to November 4. It is extremely important that you select your courses so that we have some idea as to the amount of demand. A copy of the email sent by the CS advisors to students is below:


We've made some significant changes to how we admit students into CS courses. For example, the waiting list, that dreaded fixture for some of you, is gone. This has significant implications regarding THIS WEEK's pre-enrolment for Spring, 2013.

Read more at https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/current/courses/preenrolment.shtml

Please spread the word among your friends.  Some of them may not have received this email due to some ISPs blocking UW email.

Also, please check out the new CSatWaterloo blog, an unofficial blog for student announcements.  Find it at http://csatuwaterloo.blogspot.ca

Sincerely,
CS Advisors (Brad, Byron, Dave, John, Khuzaima, Lori, Suzanne)

PS: When you pre-enrol, checking "evening courses" can mess you up badly if there are no evening courses available.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOWZAPP 2012 - Windows 8 Hackathon

Hi everyone,
 
Microsoft is organizing the world’s first worldwide hackathon for Windows – WOWZAPP 2012. This event will run in dozens of countries around the globe – all on the one weekend – November 9-11 allowing developers and designers in the world to come together with one goal – to have fun, network and learn and to build apps and games for Windows. Microsoft is aiming to land this event in the Guinness book of World records as the largest event of its kind.
 
WOWZAPP 2012 will also be held at the University of Waterloo! This is a great opportunity for you to build some applications for Windows 8 and get into a fresh new market with a guaranteed huge audience when there is still little competition. You will be part of a record breaking event and earn lots of prizes. You don’t want to miss this chance.
 
In order to facilitate this event, a tutorial session will be held on the 25th October in DC 1350 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This session will teach you how to develop applications on Windows 8 and get you prepared for the hackathon. We will create some simple projects that you will be able to expand afterwards. 
 
To register for the tutorial session sign up at Windows 8 App Development Tutorial.
 
Ideally, please have your laptop setup with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 already for this session. You can download both of them for free from DreamSpark. We recommend installing Windows 8 on a separate partition to take the most advantage of GPU acceleration and other features, but a virtual machine is fine as well.
 
If you need, we will assist you with setting up Windows 8 and the development tools required.
 
Food will be provided for free.
 
Hope to see you there.

Rudi Chen
Microsoft Student Partner
rudi.chen@studentpartner.com

 
Windows 8 App Development Tutorial
Locations Worldwide, November 9-11, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/452659748108732/
 
WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows
Locations Worldwide, November 9-10, 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/318563961584898/




 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 4-year PhD Studentships Registered at the University of Cambridge

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics institute, and our programmes are at the forefront of experimental and computational genome research. These research programmes include investigation of human genetic variation in health, cancer and other diseases, experimental genetic analysis of gene function in a variety of model organisms, biological studies of bacterial, viral and parasitic human pathogens, and computational interpretation of genomic data.

Progress in many areas of biology is becoming increasingly dependent on genomics, and our programme specifically aims to equip students with both experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. Our graduate training programme is well established and has substantial support from the Wellcome Trust. Furthermore, the research infrastructure resources available at the Sanger Institute are outstanding.

At least ten highly competitive fully funded 4-year studentships (tuition fees and stipend) for UK and international students will be available from October 2013 across all our research areas.

Application closing date 4th December 2012

For more details please visit http://www.sanger.ac.uk/workstudy/phd/ or follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/sangerinstjobs/.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Clinical PhD Fellowships

We also provide funding for two Clinical Research Training Fellowships each year as part of the University of Cambridge Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians. For more information please see http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/study/clinicians/index.html. 

Volunteer to help at the Fall Open House

Participate in this year's Fall Open House to help answer student questions, discuss program requirements, and lead math tours.

When:
Saturday, November 3
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Math 3 building
Free lunch and faculty t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers!

An orientation session will be happening on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in DC1304. Halloween costumes are welcomed and recommended.

For more information, please contact Heather Steinmetz
In person: DC 2119
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 35144
Email: h2steinm@uwaterloo.ca<mailto:h2steinm@uwaterloo.ca>

Monday, 15 October 2012

FEDS Arts Symposium

The FEDS Arts Symposium is a grandiose arts festival taking place on November 27th in the SLC Great Hall from 9am-5pm. It promotes artistic appreciation and brings together students who have a passion in the arts field. Students can apply to sell their artworks and crafts for CASH, do a performance, or run a workshop. Deadline to apply is November 12. Door prizes will also be available to all attendees including staff. More information can be found at http://www.feds.ca/arts-symposium/. Questions can be forwarded to artscomm@feds.ca.

U of T Molecular Genetics, graduate information session

Please join the Department of Molecular Genetics  for two graduate information sessions on October 26th from 3-4 pm  and November 7th from 2-3 pm in the Donnely Center--CCBR Red room (160 College Street).

It's a great opportunity to learn more about our world class graduate program, our rotation system that helps  students find the perfect lab and mentor for them as individuals, and the tremendous breadth of research of our ~100 faculty members.

If you can't join us but have questions about our graduate program or the admissions process (application deadlines are November 15, January 15 and May 1st), please do not hesitate to email our graduate coordinator at graduate.coordinator@utoronto.ca.

More information can be found on our departmental web site: http://www.moleculargenetics.utoronto.ca  and applications forms (on-line) are at http://www.moleculargenetics.utoronto.ca/admisisionapplication.htm.

Hope to see you all!

Cheers, Bri Lavoie

-- Brigitte D. Lavoie, Associate Professor,
Dept Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle, Medical Sciences Bldg #4278
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.   M5S 1A8

Office:  1-416-978-6123
Lab:     1-416-946-8144
FAX:    1-416-978-6885

Friday, 5 October 2012

Hackfest 2012

Hi,

Let me introduce myself. I'm co-founder of Hackfest (http://www.hackfest.ca/en/) an annual Information Security conference being held in Quebec city November 2nd and 3rd. During this event, security and ethical hacking games and talks (many of them in English) will be presented in a sandboxed environment. Hackfest is the biggest event of its kind East of Toronto.

I'm writting today to invite you and your students to not only to join us for the conference, but also participate in the events on Friday and Saturday. The games are designed for the novice "hacker" as well as the experienced security professional. On top of that, we're offering a student discount of 50% (40$ per person) for groups over 4. If this offer interests you or any of your students, please contact us so we can proceed with their registration.

Here are the details of the games:

*Friday November 2nd 19h00 to 02h00: Hackfest Cyberwar* (Registration and
details:http://www.hackfest.ca/en/hacking-games/friday)
*Teams of 1 to 10 people*

Friday's game is like a giant Risk based game which consists of a "Capture the Flag" type "Red/Blue" where teams have to secure their infrastructures while they're attacking enemies (other teams). Players will be dropped in a realistic environment of cyber war-fare (more detailed information can be found on our website).

What to expect and go up against:
-Internet simulation
-Anonymity systems
-Military base with SCADA system
-International banking system
-Many operating systems like: CentOS, Windows and Debian
-IP Telephony systems
-And many more...

*Saturday November 3rd 18h30 to 02h00: Hackfest CTF* (Registration and
details: http://www.hackfest.ca/en/hacking-games/saturday)
*Teams of 4 persons*

Saturday night challenge is a "Capture the Flag" style game pitting all teams against a common set of hosts. Teams will need to exhibit an array of different skills during this challenge. Just like Friday's game, they'll earn points by exploiting vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Saturday's challenges will be something like this:
-Relatively easy to understand
-Technical dificulty: easy/medium/hard/hardcore
-Wide variety of vulnerabilities

Here is the list of this year's challenges:
-Web
-Phony app
-Exploits
-Crypto
-Crackme
-Quizz

The Hackfest event and evening games are an ideal setting for security enthusiast, newcomers and seasoned professionals to meet up and discuss all things security. Be it the latest in defensive and offensive security techniques, reverse-engineering and much more. Both nights will include a live DJ, lock picking demonstrations, unique vendor specific challenges (with some nice prizes). (
http://www.hackfest.ca/en/hacking-games/security-made-easy |
http://www.hackfest.ca/en/hacking-games/pwn-to-own-avencall |
http://www.hackfest.ca/en/hacking-games/lock-picking-pro-clef)!

Beginners or experts, your students will have fun and learn as well. They'll also have the chance to test their skills with the best people in security East of Toronto.

Please do not hesitate to join me by mail for any questions you may have regarding Hackfest and our games.


Hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Patrick

--
Patrick R. Mathieu
Hackfest.ca - 2&3 Nov 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

F12 Paid Tutor Positions


PAID!

Tutor Positions Available!


The Office for Persons with Disabilities
is
Recruiting Tutors/Editors

We have a particular need for

(Computer Science, Math, Stats,
ISS/SDS 250 Tutors and English Tutors and Editors)

If you are interested please submit your resume to:

Cory Wege
Intake, Outreach, Interim Support Advisor
Office for Persons with Disabilities
NH 1132
519-888-4567 ext. 37218

Tech Opportunities with the D. E. Shaw Group

There are some financial firms where technology doesn't take a back seat.

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a highly successful investment and technology development firm with an international reputation. Students with strong technical backgrounds are often drawn to our approach, which combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, and finance. We offer a stimulating work environment and colleagues from the best science and engineering programs in the world. Our team includes Putnam Fellows, International Math Olympiad medalists, patent holders, and hundreds of people passionate about CS, EE, physics, and math.

The work environment at the firm is incredibly stimulating and enriching, but surprisingly casual for the financial industry. Our culture doesn't fit the typical corporate mold: though we're competitive people, we're not competitive with each other; you'll see more jeans than suits in our offices; and we value the academic environment that allows us to continually learn from our colleagues.

Interested students should apply directly online:https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/OC/Waterloo

We look forward to hearing from you, and best of luck with your studies.

Kind regards,

Human Capital | Recruiting
The D. E. Shaw group
www.deshaw.com<http://www.deshaw.com>

Graduation Photos - Class of 2013

Lifetouch Photography, located on campus in the SLC, is currently taking graduation portraits to appear in the CS Class of 2013 composite (this will include students who will complete their degree requirements in December 2012, April 2013 and August 2013).

Lifetouch will be taking graduation photos of CS students until November 30th.

Please see our website to book your graduation portrait appointment (our schedule will fill up VERY quickly!):



Please direct any questions to Rebecca atwaterlooquestions@lifetouch.com  or phone number 519-888-4567 ext. 37539.

Volunteers Requested - Computer Graphics Study on the perception of geometric arrangements

Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH IN 2D Graphics

Hello,

My name is Zainab AlMeraj. I am a PhD student at Computer Graphics Lab in
the School of Computer Science. I am working under the supervision of
Professor Craig S. Kaplan.

We are seeking research participants for a study that involves one session
lasting between 45 and 60 minutes.

During the session you will be asked to complete two tasks. The first task
involves sorting a number of arrangements on small cards into a number of
piles. The arrangements are composed of four sets. For each set there is a
sample image and eleven larger samples. You will be asked to pile the
images according to your own criteria. The piles you make will be recorded
for reference and analysis.

The second task involves a comparison task in which you choose one of two
images of different sets of arrangements using a mouse and a computer
screen.

All your information and data will remain confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a Tim Hortons gift
certificate worth $15.

Participants who have previously completed an earlier phase of this work
are requested not to contact or take part in this phase of the study. Your
understanding to this matter is much appreciated.

This study was reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Office
of Research Ethics.
For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study
please contact:

Zainab AlMeraj
Department of Computer Science (Computer Graphics Lab)
Email: zmeraj@uwaterloo.ca
or at 519-888-4567 Ext. 34548

MGC Info Session - Class of 2013

The Math Grad Committee is hosting a graduation information session on:

    Wednesday October 3rd from 5pm-6pm in MC 4020

Learn about the steps that you need to take in order to graduate!  There will be a speaker from the Tatham Centre, Lifetouch Photography and from Alumni Affairs.  There will also be a speaker from the Dean's Office who will discuss awards.  This will be VERY useful information!

There will be free pizza and pop for all who attend!

We hope to see you all there!  There will be another info session in January if you are on co-op this term and unable to attend.

Rebecca Wagner
Lifetouch Photography
Student Life Centre
The University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 Ext. 37539
www.lifetouch.ca/waterloo

Upper Year Information Night (F12)

The School of Computer Science is holding an Upper Year Information Night on Wednesday, October 3, at 3:30pm in MC1056. Information will be provided about fourth-year courses and optional third-year courses, as well as enrichment opportunities.

Refreshments will be available.