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.

The Ohio State University Graduate Engineering Open House - October 2017

The Ohio State University Graduate Engineering Open House

This fall, our annual Graduate Engineering Open House will take place on October 13th and 14th, 2017.  This event allows undergraduates from across the country to come to Columbus, Ohio for two days, attend sessions about graduate school, competitive applications, and funding, while simultaneously interacting directly with our departments, faculty, staff, and current students.  We also include tours of some of our most impressive laboratory facilities like the Center for Automotive Research and ElectroScience Lab, just to name a few.

We have travel stipends to offer students to help them cover the cost of flights or mileage, and their hotel stay.  

For more information, contact:

Jillian Baer
Director of Graduate Recruitment
Office of Graduate Education
College of Engineering,
 The Ohio State University
122 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Ave

Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-2976 Office
baer.87@osu.edu
 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Web Developer Needed | Student Opportunity - Tech Startup

2-month project (~80hrs Part-time) | $1,500 stipend | Flexible hours
This is a great summer part-time work opportunity for a Computer Science student to leverage their technical skills and build new technical skills as they prepare for grad school or start preparing for their first job. The individual would be working to customize an existing platform and not writing code from scratch. They can work from wherever, whenever. If they can complete the project before the 2-month period, they can claim the stipend earlier! 


uBitez
Part-Time Web Developer (2-Month Contract) at uBitez
We’re changing the way Toronto eats.
Job Description
Are you a coding ninja who enjoys a fun challenge? Do you feel right at home in the LAMP stack, live and breathe HTML5 & responsive web design and want to help build the next big thing on Google’s powerful Cloud Platform? Then we want to hear from you!

What will you be working on? You’ll help us launch uBitez – an ambitious platform that will change how Toronto eats. Are you intrigued? Well, we don’t want to spill the beans before our launch. But trust us: this will be a chance to flex your coding muscles, learn new tech skills along the way – and let’s not downplay this - be part of the success of a new tech startup!

So what exactly do we want you to do? It’s simple. We have all the pieces and we need your help to put them together. That means we need you to customize our proprietary (but open-source) ecommerce platform and give it a make-over based on our new design and content.

When & how would you work? You can work remotely and at your own pace. Got another day job? No problem. You can choose to only code on the weekends or after hours. If you want to double down to get everything done faster, you can do that as well.
What’s in it for you? Apart from helping launch uBitez, you’ll get CAD $1500 over the course of this fun 2-month project. If you finish faster, you can claim your full reward sooner.
Bonus: If we like your work, we may keep you on for post-launch development.
Interested or have more questions? Send us an email to joinubitez@gmail.com.

Must-Haves:

  • LAMP stack expert (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • HTML5 & responsive web design
  • Can-do attitude, who’s not afraid to learn on the go

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Google Cloud Platform experience
  • Website Analytics
  • Email HTML & Analytics coding
  • Accessibility coding

Monday, 17 July 2017

ArchHacks 2017 - Washington University's Student Hackathon

ArchHacks 2017 is Washington University in St. Louis' hackathon, taking place October 27-29th on WashU's campus. We are so excited to be bringing together over 350 students from across the US and Canada for a weekend of innovative and creative problem-solving. Our theme is HealthTech, but we welcome students who are interested in all areas of CS and innovative thinking. 

We would love to have a strong student presence from Waterloo again! We are planning on sending 4 buses, to the 4 schools with the most number of applications. We also have a referral raffle and competition. If you refer someone or are referred by someone to apply, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo! Additionally, the student with the most referrals will win a special prize for them and their team at ArchHacks! Apply now here!

The hyperlink is http://archhacks.io 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Building a Technology-powered Trading Startup

“Building a Technology-powered Trading Startup”
5-6pm: Presented by Radix

Discussion and Q&A with Radix co-founder, Michael Rauchman -- previously lead architect and CTO of GETCO, one of the first titans in electronic trading (later acquired by KCG)

Also, hear from one of our new hires, Pratheek Nagaraj -- MIT CS & Math '16, previously interned at Facebook and Snapchat

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THURSDAY, JULY 20 | 5PM
THE FISHBOWL (DC 1301)

DINNER PROVIDED by BAO SANDWICH BAR

To help us order enough, PLEASE RSVP at https://goo.gl/36gTpR  

ALL CONCENTRATIONS & CLASS YEARS WELCOME
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Learn about....

- tech skills required to be successful in trading
- why Michael chose to lead his own startup instead of joining an established trading firm
- how we built a trading firm with collaborative environment
- how tech within trading firms compares to Silicon Valley giants
- new hire projects from Pratheek

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about RADIX 
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Radix is a research-driven, proprietary trading startup in Chicago led by Michael Rauchman and Ben Blander.

> Michael Rauchman- formerly GETCO's CTO and lead architect, head of Americas equities, and global head of ForEx. As a hands-on leader Michael was instrumental in the development of many trading strategies as well as the underlying architecture and code.

> Ben Blander - former head of Citadel’s high frequency group and a key contributor in growing their P&L from $75 million in 2005 to $1.15 billion in 2008 (Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39099331)  Previously Ben earned a PhD in Math from the University of Chicago.

We’re building a new type of trading firm dedicated to research through open, collaborative innovation. 

We're looking to add new graduates as Software Engineers: Your goal is to enhance alpha generation and improve the research infrastructure through technology innovation. You’ll also be expected to have a strong interest in understanding and contributing to our trading strategies.

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WHY TRADING? 
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If you want to work on cutting-edge technology to solve really tough problems, while getting near-immediate feedback on your best ideas, the trading industry is hard to beat. Every day we’re competing with some of the smartest, most driven people in the world trying to take your money -- and if you don’t stay at the very top of your game in research, technology, and economics, they will.

And while the highly-publicized wave of high-frequency or “flash” trading based on sheer speed of execution might have reached its limit, we see continued opportunities with our strategy of using statistical research to outsmart the competition. 

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QUESTIONS? Contact us at collegerecruiting@radix-trading.com
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Radix on campus July 5 and 6

Radix is a research-driven trading startup (~35 people) led by Michael Rauchman (former CTO and lead architect of GETCO), and Ben Blander (UChicago math PhD and former head of Citadel's high-frequency group). 

Over the past two seasons, we've added 12 graduating students from Princeton, Harvard, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, and UChicago, and we’re excited to expand our efforts to Waterloo!

Having a technologist as an equal partner in the firm gives us an appreciation and understanding of how much impact technologists can have to the bottom line, so we're excited to throw a ton of responsibility at new grads, provide complete access to our entire stack, mentorship from industry leading technologists, and top tier compensation. 

We’re visiting campus next week (Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6) to meet students interested in full-time opportunities in 2018 and beyond (even if you're already committed to fall and winter internships).

Below is when we’re available to meet, followed by more info about Radix. If you’d like to join for coffee or a meal, contact Quentin with some times you’re available.

620.778.2866

Weds (7/5)
2-7p: coffee (half hour slots)
7:30p: dinner (limited capacity)

Thurs (7/6)
9-11:30a: coffee (half hour slots)
12:30p: lunch (limited capacity)
2-7p: coffee (half hour slots)
7:30p: dinner (limited capacity)

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about RADIX TRADING
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Radix Trading is a research-driven, proprietary trading startup (~35 people) in Chicago led by Michael Rauchman and Ben Blander.

> Michael Rauchman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rauchman-39a04834) - formerly GETCO's CTO and lead architect, head of Americas equities, and global head of ForEx. As a hands-on leader Michael was instrumental in the development of many trading strategies as well as the underlying architecture and code.

> Ben Blander - former head of Citadel’s high frequency group and a key contributor in growing their P&L from $75 million in 2005 to $1.15 billion in 2008 (Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39099331)  Previously Ben earned a PhD in Math from the University of Chicago.

We’re building a new type of trading firm dedicated to research through open, collaborative innovation. 

We're looking to add new graduates as Software Engineers: Your goal is to enhance alpha generation and improve the research infrastructure through technology innovation. You’ll also be expected to have a strong interest in understanding and contributing to our trading strategies.

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WHY TRADING? 
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If you want to work on cutting-edge technology to solve really tough problems, while getting near-immediate feedback on your best ideas, the trading industry is hard to beat. Every day we’re competing with some of the smartest, most driven people in the world trying to take your money -- and if you don’t stay at the very top of your game in research, technology, and economics, they will.

And while the highly-publicized wave of high-frequency or “flash” trading based on sheer speed of execution might have reached its limit, we see continued opportunities with our strategy of using statistical research to outsmart the competition. 

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Monday, 26 June 2017

OpenText Future Forward Conference - July 13 2017

OpenText is inviting Waterloo students (as well as staff and faculty) to a really great (really free) event this summer called Future Forward.  If you’re able to, you should take advantage.

The event, which is akin to TedX, is designed to help post secondary students explore a career path in Enterprise Software.  Talks are followed up with access to the Expo Hall floor, a fantastic networking opportunity including booths, pods, and demos.  They have several U of W speakers including President Hamdullahpur and Larry Smith.  Future Forward is part of OpenText’s annual user conference.  This year, it’s occurring at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, July 13 (10am-5:30pm).  There’s even free travel from Waterloo (and back)!  Not to mention:
       FIVE Paid Internship Opportunities
       FREE Alienware Machine Drawing
       FREE Food/Refreshments Served
       FREE Professional Profile Photo

See the agenda below, and join us for this unique opportunity!

10:30am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Introduction | Adam Howatson, OpenText
A brief introduction outlining OpenText, as well as the purpose of Future Forward.

10:50am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC 
Welcome To Your Future | President Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo
The role of entrepreneurship, co op programs and transformational research in preparing the next generation of technology & business leaders.

11:25am, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Quantum is Coming | Martin Laforest, The Institute of Quantum Computing
Martin explores what Quantum Computing means to information technologies, and what that will mean to the world.  It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” It’s not just a shift in technology, it’s a shift in thinking…

12:00-1:15pm, location TBD
LUNCH

1:15pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Shopify Goes BIG | Mark Bergen, Shopify Plus
Mark tells the story of how Shopify grew from an entrepreneur helping small companies, to a big company helping both small companies, and with Shopify Plus, big companies. Large merchants, as they start to build infrastructure, often lose the ability to be flexible and remain entrepreneurial. Shopify Plus explores the opportunity for large companies to act big, but remain fast and nimble.

1:50pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Innovation Activation | Craig Haney, Communitech
Craig explores “entrepreneurship” vs “intrepreneurship.”  How are they similar?  How are they different?  What are the strategies large organizations use to decide which to use, and when?  Drawing on his experience as Director of Corporate Innovation at Communitech, Craig answers these questions and describes what it takes to help big companies launch products like small companies.

2:25pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
The Artificially Intelligent Enterprise | Stephen Piron, Deep Learni.ng
Stephen Piron will share how his Toronto-based startup DeepLearni.ng helped one of the world’s largest banks successfully incorporate deep learning into its complex organizational network. From GPUs to customized machine learning training, Mr. Piron will uncover the toolkit making deep learning transformations possible for the world’s largest organizations.  

3:00pm, John Basset Theatre, North Building MTCC
Why Big Problems Are The Only Problems Worth Solving, And Why You Will Fail To Solve Them | Larry Smith, University of Waterloo
Larry is a Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo, and an effective speaker and storyteller.  He has mentored many of his students on start-up business management and career development. He is author of the book No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need To Do To Have A Great Career.  In this talk, he outlines what it takes to understand and solve big problems, and challenges the audience’s thinking on what it will take to have a great career solving them.

4:00pm, Exop Hall, MTCC
Pods, Demos, and Networking

Future Forward attendees will rub shoulders with Enterprise World attendees (customers, partners, staff) while they check out booths, pods and demo presentations.