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:
  1.  www.gccs2017.in/preregistration
  2. https://innovate.mygov.in/ctf-registration/  
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 digitalindia.gov.in  

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
Location:  
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 PDavidH1@Gmail.com, 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 g.co/scholarships. and https://students.googleblog.com/2017/10/applications-are-open-for-2018.html

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: https://goo.gl/forms/WF5mV2aYaCwJEBaC3

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!

Contact: 
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.

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

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: ai.withthebest.com
iot.withthebest.com
cybersecurity.withthebest.com

Student ticket $20 with discount code:
WTBAI , WTBIOT , WTBCYBER

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 scheduler@crt.feds.ca 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 www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews 
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Next local ACM-style programming contest Sept. 30 2017

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, September 30 in MC 3003. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Racket, C, C++, Java, Pascal, Python, or Scala.
   
The results of this local contest will be used to select the UW teams for the international ACM competition. We will send three or more teams of three students each to the East Central North America Regional in Windsor on October 27-28. If we do well there, one team will advance to the World Finals in Beijing, China in April 2018.
   
For full details and online registration, please see: http://acm.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~acm00/
   
The contest will run from 1 pm sharp until 4 pm, and will be followed by pizza. There will be a practice contest in the morning to allow contestants, especially those competing for the first time, to get their account setup and become familiar with the contest environment. Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:30 am in MC 3003. For out-of-town participants, it is possible to participate remotely using a web-based system, but local participants are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

Monday, 11 September 2017

StarCon Conference - Call for proposals closes Sep. 15

StarCon, a conference running at the University of Waterloo next January, has opened its call for proposals! They’re looking for folks who have a passion for technology, learning, and sharing to submit 15 minute talks about their favourite piece(s) of technology.

Submit anything technology related, from projects to bugs to something interesting you’ve learned. The call for proposals is open until September 15.

You're especially encouraged to apply if:
  • You are a first time speaker.
  • You are a member of an underrepresented group in technology.
  • You’ve hesitated to apply to speak at conferences in the past because you think that you have nothing to contribute or you feel less qualified than your peers. 

Speakers will be compensated to recognize the time and effort that they put into working on their talks. Learn more and submit your talk at https://starcon.io/cfp

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Discount Code for AndroidTO Conference

AndroidTO-North America's largest Android Developer's conference will take place at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on September 20th, 2017. In addition to amazing content, the conference will feature free lunch, a connected car, and an aerial android performance! 

This year's event features speakers from Google, Uber, The New York Times and more (the full lineup and talk topics can be seen on our site).

There is a 75% off discount code that you can use for the conference.  Please use the discount code ATOSTUDENT75 upon checkout to receive your discount. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Job Opportunity - Support & Housing Halton

Support & Housing – Halton is looking for students for full-time/ part-time/ casual IT support positions that have some IT/computer science experience. We’re open to student placements or students looking for work experience.

If interested then please send your resume to Natasha Blake at nblake at shhalton.org

Monday, 31 July 2017

Co-op Opportunity - Streaming Graph Data Management

Job Summary:

The project deals with analyzing microblogs (e.g., tweets).  Over the last decade, microblogging has become a standard of communications among users of social networks. The increasing volume of microblogging content created using social networks is accompanied by an increase in the velocity of data that are being generated in real-time. The content of these microblogs is coarse and unstructured; however, with the use of information extraction techniques useful information can be harvested and used to build applications that can answer more complex queries in real-time.

The project involves taking microblogs created in a social network (e.g. Twitter) and extracting structured information from these microblogs using information extraction tools. This information is mapped onto a streaming graph which is updated in real time. The streaming graph is used to execute complex queries which represent a combination of keyword and graph queries in real-time. 

The specific task for the coop term is to take a graph database management system (most likely Neo4j) and modify it to work with streaming graphs. This requires adding data structures and additional functionality to Neo4j kernel. The revised system will then be used to perform performance tests. If time permits, the query processor will be modified to perform both keyword and structural search on graphs.

Job Responsibilities:

We are looking for a student with experience in programming languages, object-oriented programming and databases (knowledge of graph databases is a plus but not a requirement) to modify different components of an existing graph database management system.

The candidate will build and modify components of a graph database (e.g., underlying data structures, indexes, query optimizer) to support efficient insertions in a streaming graph while achieving good query execution time.

Knowledge of Java and/or C++;
Experience with object-objected programming;
Knowledge of data structures;
Knowledge of database management systems;
Experience with open-source projects;
Experience with graph data management is a plus

Professor:

M. Tamer Özsu (https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~tozsu)

If you have any questions or require further information then please contact Professor Özsu at tamer.ozsu at uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Job Opportunity - C++ Software Developer at SHIELD Crypto Systems Inc.

Job Title: C++ Software Developer
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Type: Full Time.
Residency requirements: Canadian or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Job description
As a startup company providing innovative technologies for secure computing in data centers and cloud service providers, SHIELD Crypto Systems, Inc. is looking for experienced, talented and self-driven Computer Science graduate of the position of C++ Software Developer who will contribute in building SHIELD’s core technology.
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a high-growth Canadian technology company with the ambition of expanding globally.

Responsibilities

  • Develop the architectural design of secure computation algorithms.
  • Evaluate and analyze performance of full systems and drive performance improvements.
  • Design and develop libraries and APIs for the core software.
  • Deploy our computing engine and algorithm library on major cloud platforms.

Qualifications required and absolutely necessary skills:

  • Strong C++ programming skill.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verification and debugging skills.
  • Experience in applying fundamental concepts in Computer Science – Algorithms, Data Structures, etc.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Work experience in both Windows and Linux development environments.
  • Excellent learner who can adopt new technologies quickly.
  • Interest in solving complex, intellectually challenging problems.
  • Interest in the creation of new and leading edge technology.
  • Possess strong English written and oral communication skills.
  • Willing to work hard in a fast paced environment to achieve deadlines.

Important skills that will be considered as a plus:

  •  GPU and Multi-threading programming skills using CUDA, OpenCL, MPI, OpenMP.
  •  Good knowledge and/or the ability to develop low latency, scalable, distributed and reliable applications.

Benefits:
We offer competitive compensation. This is your chance to be part of a growing company with all its exciting challenges and benefits. If you have the experience, motivation, and initiative for this fast paced fun start-up, please apply.

How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please submit your CV/resume to careers@shieldcrypto.com and include "C++ Software Developer" in the subject line. Only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. We do not use placement agencies for any of our openings.