Friday, 27 February 2015

Microsoft Big Data Hackathon - March 13-14

You’re invited!
The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause.  Assemble a team, learn, share, and make new friends as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems.

Who should attend

This event is open to anyone interested in Big Data, BI and Data Visualization:
·         Data Scientists
·         Developers and Programmers
·         Data Architects
·         Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft’s big data technologies

Technologies covered

·         Power BI and Excel
·         Azure HDInsight (Hadoop)
·         Azure Machine Learning
·         SQL Server

Contest and prizes

Attendees will self-organize into teams of 3-5 members and participate in the Big Data Hackathon contest.
Each team will be given 24 hours to select and solve a specific data science problem using Microsoft tools and then present the project to the judges.
Two winners will be chosen in two categories (one winning team per category):
1) Data Modeling* – a team should produce a model to prove or disprove a relationship with the data; and
2) Data Visualization** - a team should create a visualization to represent the data.
There will be $2,000 in prizes for winning teams ***
We will have Microsoft, Partner and Community experts on-hand giving presentations, running Q&A sessions and to assist groups with their projects. 

2 week internship in China

There is a  2 week experiential learning opportunity in China, fully funded by Huawei Canada available through Waterloo International.

Further information can be found at:

Please note the application deadline for this Spring is March 6th 2015.

Please contact Waterloo International at studyabroad@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions.

Web Developer

PickUpHub.net is looking for a highly skilled Web Developer who is passionate, motivated, and wants to be an equity partner in a fast-growing company.

PickUpHub is a one-of-a-kind platform for recreational sports that allows users to purchase their game spots online – hassle free. Athletic facilities host games on our website, guaranteeing the player a quality experience. Enjoy daily satisfaction as your creations directly affect user experience.

We are looking for a developer with expertise in:
  • Backend: PHP/MySQL/APIs
  • Frontend: HTML5/CSS3/Javascript/Integrating libraries/Browser 
  • Compatibility/Responsive Mobile Design

If you are interested in an opportunity to help build a successful company, please contact us at 
dev@pickuphub.net

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mylan Hackathon 2015: Travel stipend of $200 USD per team member and huge prizes!


Register by Thursday Feb. 26. 

Hackathon from Feb. 28 - March 1.

Our mission at Mylan is ambitious: We are committed to providing the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and to setting new standards in health care. We are looking forward to hosting the 2015 Mylan Hackathon, an opportunity for students and professionals to connect, collaborate and communicate with your peers and Mylan professionals to develop innovative solutions that address real-world challenges.

We will provide a terrific space for hacking, great food and awesome prizes. Mylan coaches and engineers will be on-hand throughout the event to help you be successful and make your teams’ ideas a reality.

Challenges include building a web or mobile app, finding solutions to make data more accessible or creating a visualization tool.



This may be of interest to both Math and Science students.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Upper Year Course Information Session

Computer Science Upper Year Course Information Session

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students are invited to attend an information session relating to choosing their upper year courses, hosted by associate professor, Michael Godfrey. 

Students will hear: 

Information on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.

  • Differences among courses 
  • Advice on preparation for upper-year specialization (e.g. what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI)

Refreshments will be provided. 


Additional information and videos related to upper year CS course descriptions is available online via the undergraduate students portal.

MC - Mathematics & Computer Building 4042


https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/events/upper-year-course-information-session

https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/current/courses/course_descriptions/


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Full-Stack Engineer (Intern)

Full-Stack Engineer (Intern)


Come to San Francisco and learn what it's like to be on the ground floor of a venture-backed startup. We're a small, well-funded, fast-growing team tackling huge problems in mobile advertising. Each month we serve billions of ads, produce and process hundreds of terabytes of data, and ingest and analyze billions of data points about hundreds of millions of mobile devices.

This isn't your typical internship - you won't be fetching coffee while the rest of us work on all of the cool stuff. You'll be fully integrated into the engineering team and treated the same as the rest of us from day one. You'll learn what it's like to work on massive problems at massive scale, and you'll work side-by-side with the founding team.

Don't worry, just because we're going to throw you into the deep end doesn't mean we expect you to already know how to swim. We'll give you the engineering equivalent of those little orange floaties - you'll be assigned a mentor who will be dedicated to making sure you're up to speed and having a blast.

TapFwd is a tight-knit family. We don’t just work hard together, we have a ton of fun together too. We’ll go camping, check out secret beer gardens in the Marin Headlands, and visit our favorite spots in SF.

With that said, this job isn't for the faint of heart. We're looking for the best engineers who have a thirst for the fast-paced, high-impact world of San Francisco startups. Being one of the top engineers in your peer group is an absolute must.

Think you're up for the challenge? If so, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you. 

Requirements
   Master of at least one scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, etc.) and at least one compiled language (e.g., Java, C/C++). Bonus points for Java and Ruby experience.
  Rising senior pursuing a CS degree from a top school (or equivalent experience and talent). A strong background in CS fundamentals is a must for this position.
  An appreciation for the delicate balance between expediency and elegance. You're a detail-oriented perfectionist who understands that sometimes "perfect is the enemy of good."
  You must be incredibly smart and a fantastic engineer. Bonus points if your friends have ever described you as a "beast."

  Excited to work in our awesome office in downtown San Francisco

Send all resumes (cover letter optional) to interns@tapfwd.com

Friday, 13 February 2015

Undergraduate Spots on NSF-Supported Summer Research Teams

The University of Washington is hosting the 2015 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Speech and Language Technology (JSALT), in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Center for Speech and Language Processing. We are seeking outstanding members of the current junior class to join a summer research workshop on language engineering from June 22 to August 14, 2015.

The 8-week workshop provides an intense intellectual environment. Undergraduates work closely alongside more senior researchers as part of a multi-university research team, which has been assembled for the summer to attack some problem of current interest.  The teams and topics for summer 2015 include:

 * Far-field speech enhancement and recognition in mismatched settings
 * Continuous wide-band machine translation
 * Probabilistic transcription of languages with no native-language transcribers

We hope that this stimulating and selective experience will encourage students to pursue graduate study in human language technology, as it has been doing for many years.

The summer workshop provides:
 * An opportunity to explore an exciting new area of research
 * A two-week tutorial on current speech and language technology
 * Mentoring by experienced researchers
 * Participation in project planning activities
 * Use of cloud computing services
 * A $5,500 stipend and $2,800 towards per diem expenses
 * Private furnished accommodation for the duration of the workshop
 * Travel expenses to and from the workshop venue

Applications should be received by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015. The applicant must provide the name and contact information of a faculty nominator, who will be asked to upload a recommendation by March 6, 2015.

Apply online here:

Questions can be directed to Prof. Mari Ostendorf mo@ee.washington.edu.

SANS Canadian CyberTalent Career Fair

The SANS Canadian CyberTalent Career Fair (CCCF) is a 2-day, innovative virtual meeting place for the top cybersecurity employers and cybersecurity jobseekers in Canada. For attendees, it is an unique opportunity to learn more about current opportunities in the cybersecurity community and interact on a one-on-one basis with leading employers in the field.  Attendees will also be able to take

Would you be willing to share this opportunity with your students?

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Grad students needed to mark reports for PD2

WatPD is currently seeking graduate students to mark reports for PD2: Critical Reflection and Report Writing from late-March to early-April. Students in this course must write a 16-20 page report which is worth 50% of their final grade. With over 1500 reports expected to be submitted, we need your help!

Strong candidates for this position will have:
  • ·         a desire to support students in an online learning environment
  • ·         previous marking and/or teaching experience (preferably post-secondary)
  • ·         strong written communication skills
  • ·         an ability to correct quality of writing errors
  • ·         a good understanding of English grammar and syntax


To be eligible for this position, you must be available for training sessions in March that are held on campus at the University of Waterloo. Those who demonstrate a high level of competence will be offered additional marking opportunities.

Successful candidates will be given about 20-30 hours over 3 weeks in late-March to mid-April and be paid a rate of $31.15/hour.

To apply, email your résumé and cover letter byFriday, February 20, 2015 @ 5:00pm to:
Lance Chase
Instructional Support Coordinator, PD2

Please note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information about WatPD and PD2 please visit watpd.uwaterloo.ca.