Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Volunteers needed for "Human Performance and Cognitive Workload in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments" study

I am a graduate student from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo. I am contacting you because I am conducting a study in my graduate research for my Master’s thesis on the topic of “Human Performance and Cognitive Workload in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments” under the supervision of Professor David Wang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. I am currently seeking volunteers as participants in this study.

If you volunteer for this study, you will be asked to wear a noise cancelling headset, use a computer monitor and use a haptic device. A haptic device is used for bilateral touch communication between the user and a computer simulation. You will be asked to complete 3 virtual reality settings. Each setting will last 5 minutes. A one minute training session will precede each virtual reality setting. A break will be given after completing 3 tasks. After completing all virtual reality setting, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and asked general questions about your experience and you will be given a feedback and appreciation letter. This study will approximately last 30 minutes.  

I would like to assure you that the study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE#20633). However, the final decision to participate is yours. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at malqassa@uwaterloo.ca with the best days and best times for you. 

Should you have any questions or concerns about the study, please do not hesitate to contact Professor David Wang at dwang@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 x33968.

7-week full-time professional training fellowship in Palo Alto, CA and New York City

Applications are open for the Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program starting September 8th in Silicon Valley and, for the first time, New York City. The deadline is June 29th.

Apply at http://www.insightdataengineering.com

The program has been very successful over the last year, we now have nearly 40 Insight Data Engineering alumni working at over twenty companies including Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, Stitch Fix, and Yelp. Our Fellows have worked with industry leaders like Nathan Marz (creator of Apache Storm and Lambda Architecture) and the teams behind top open source projects to develop impressive projects using open source tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka and Cassandra.

We're really excited to see the program continue to grow and evolve in Silicon Valley, and 
are looking for strong engineers for both Silicon Valley and New York this September. 

Insight program overview:

  • If you are more interested in Data Science, please check out the Insight Data Science Fellows Program in Silicon Valley and New York.
  • Insight is 7-week full-time professional training fellowship in Palo Alto, CA and New York City, NY.
  • It's a free program sponsored by top companies. Need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs.
  • The Data Engineering Program is for engineers and computer scientists planning to transition to a career in data engineering. (No PhD required)
  • Dedicated office space; self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data engineers.
  • Alumni network of over 250 Insight Fellows who are now working in industry at leadingtech companies and cutting edge startups.
  • Mentorship from Insight throughout the whole process, including during presentations at sponsoring companies and while interviewing.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@insightdataengineering.com

Looking forward to your application!

The Insight Data Engineering Team

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pebble meet-n-greet at Bomber, June 17

Hi there!

I'm a recent UW eng grad, now running Pebble. We're hosting a Bomber night this Wednesday June 17 as a meet-n-greet. I'll be there from 7-9 pm along with the staff at our Waterloo office (bunch of UW grads as well as past coops).


Eric Migicovsky

Friday, 12 June 2015

Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) - volunteer position

Microsoft Canada has a number of positions available for undergraduate and graduate students to become Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) during the 2015/2016 academic year.

MSP’s act as Microsoft student advocates by running workshops, hackathons, demos, and other events on campus.  In return, we provide our MSP’s with the tools, training, and networking opportunities to be successful in their position.  It’s a great opportunity to jump start your career and to make connections within Microsoft Canada.

The position closes on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

If you have questions, contact:

Mike Zamboni
t-miza@microsoft.com
Developer Audience Marketing Associate
Microsoft Canada Inc.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Mobile and Web Developer – 4 Month Intern Position

Mobile and Web Developer – 4 Month Intern Position 
Autodesk Research
Toronto, Canada

Description
This is an exciting opportunity to work within Autodesk Research, one of the world’s leading industry research labs. You will be working on an innovative web and mobile application that will be deployed and showcased at the Autodesk University 2015 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. This highly interactive system that involves an iOS or Android smartwatch app that interfaces with a web server on a local network. You will be contributing to the development of the required mobile and web technologies,  testing, and debugging the system. Interested candidates should email their resume to Tovi Grossman: tovi.grossman@autodesk.com.

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience in the development of interactive Mobile apps (iOS or Android)
  • An understanding of Mobile design patterns and coding conventions
  • Experience with web app development, and integrating web apps with mobile apps
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team; ability to work with minimum supervision, self-drive
  • Expertise in rapid prototyping, with the ability to quickly go from mock-ups to implementation
  • Working knowledge of testing from unit to functional in a mobile context, and Agile development processes

About Autodesk
As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. Autodesk accelerates better design through an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. In addition to designers, architects, engineers, and media and entertainment professionals, Autodesk helps students, educators, and casual creators unlock their creative ideas through user-friendly applications.

About Autodesk Research

Autodesk Research is dedicated to innovation and discovery in all realms of design. Our interests range from methods to help users learn powerful digital prototyping tools, to visualization and simulation techniques which enable designers to achieve new levels of performance. Advancing the state of the art in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and digital design technology, we collaborate openly with researchers at leading universities around the world.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Jobs!!

The JobMine system contains employment and volunteer opportunities for all students. The department receives  requests from employers to advertise part-time, volunteer, summer, and internship opportunities for Computer Science students and posts these under the “Summer” and/or “Other” job type sections in JobMine. 

There can be some great opportunities posted (there is at least one posting targeted to Computer Science students posted right now), but they are sometimes missed as students do not check these sections of JobMine as routinely as co-op or graduating student postings.

Please also check JobMine if you haven't found a co-op job yet. One new CS job should be available as well.

If you need any assistance accessing these job postings, feel free to connect with CECA for more information.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Part-time programming jobs

Two students from UWaterloo are hoping to partner up with some other students on a side project. What started out as a few jokes has turned into a desire to bring a mobile application to life. 

We are looking for students who have spare time over the summer and who know how to code mobile applications for either Android or iOS devices. Email n2jovano@uwaterloo.ca if you are interested.