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Paid Summer Internships -- Outreach Program for Women

Paid summer internships - Outreach Program for Women
March 27 - May 1
Internship dates: June 17 - September 23
Stipend: $5,000 (USD)
Skilled women will get to work on interesting projects, build their professional networks, and learn from experienced mentors from all over the world.

Participants will work remotely from home alongside the guidance of an assigned mentor to assist with community projects. The program is open to all women who are available for full-time employment. Assignments are not limited to coding projects -- internships can include graphic design, documentation, and marketing projects.

Applicants will need to get in touch with individual open source projects ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on and make a small contribution to the project.

Undergraduate student survey

Hello, My name is Dr. Schmader, and I'm a professor at the University of British Columbia. Our research team is interested in studying undergraduate students’ experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Your participation in this survey will help our research team evaluate an online educational system for undergraduate students in STEM fields. We're looking for volunteers to complete an online survey that should take approximately 25 minutes of your time.In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a drawing with the potential of winning a $50 gift card for You will have a 1 in 20 chance of winning a gift certificate.To participate, please click on the link at the bottom of this you for your time!

Microsoft 2013 College Puzzle Challenge

Solve some puzzles, score sweet prizes. Not bad for a Saturday. It’s Microsoft’s 2013 College Puzzle Challenge! On campuses across the U.S. and Canada, teams work together to solve the puzzles, follow the clues, and piece it together. This year, we’re excited to be coming to WATERLOO, the only Canadian university! Join us on Saturday, April 13 on campus. Field a team for a day of fun puzzles and free food. Plus you all could score something awesome. Register now Grab a spot before they’re all gone! Questions? Find out more at or contact us at Like us on Facebook for the latest info on the event. See you on April 13!

Research Workshop for Women in CS at Carnegie Mellon University

My name is Jing and I did my undergrad and master's degrees at Queen's and UBC respectively. I want to let you know about a research workshop that we're organizing at Carnegie Mellon University for women in computer science. It's a great opportunity to work with the top-notch faculty and graduate students here and gain exposure to research at one of the world's premier institutions for computer science. The $50 registration fee covers meals and accommodation, so all you have to do is get yourself here! Details are below: Call for Participation in OurCS 2013-- a 3 day research-focused workshop for undergraduate women in CS October 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA $50 Registration includes 3 nights hotel and all meals! The workshop will give undergraduate women opportunities to: --Meet others who share their curiosity and interest in computer science --Work in a small team led by faculty or industry researcher --Tackle r…

New MindSumo Challenge

Dear Computer Science Students,

Below is a link to a new challenge from MindSumo <>. If you haven’t seen the site yet, MindSumo gives students an opportunity to apply the skills they’re learning in school in order to prove themselves as job candidates, win cash prizes, and build a portfolio.

This challenge from Lookout Security <> asks students to design an efficient and secure mobile messaging system and offers over $550 in prizes.

Volunteer at WICS Campus Day!

We are looking for female CS students to volunteer at our Women in Computer Science (WICS) Campus Day, which is happening on Saturday, March 23 from 9am – 5pm.
What is WICS Campus Day?  Women in Computer Science (WICS) Campus Day is an invitation only event that invites our top female high school applicants to visit Waterloo. They will participate in a full day of activities to learn more about CS and meet other females in the program.
What will I do as a volunteer?  As a volunteer, you will speak with our future students about your Waterloo experience and answer questions they may have about the program. This is a great opportunity to promote more female involvement in CS!
How do I sign up?  Please contact Florence Chan ( for more information and sign up.

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 a…

Job opportunity at new start-up

A newly formed technology startup is looking for exceptional graduating students who are seeking the startup adventure.

You will join a team of highly skilled engineers building truly unique technology. The team has build successful technology companies in the past and has very strong engineering culture. The technology is in stealth mode for now but the team will be happy to explain the application.

If you possess at least one of the skills below we would be happy to talk further:
Strong Java coding skills and some experience with databases (sql or other). You love open source projects and you have contributed to at least oneYou love front end development html/javascript and related toolkits. You have build front end sites before and you have some work to showcase to us.Have build an android or IOS app. The opportunity is great because the company is in its early stages and you can really be one of the engineers touching and affecting a lot of things. The compensation and equity …

Software Engineer and Software QA Engineer positions (full-time and internship)

Are you an exceptional coder? Prefer to work on cool new concepts rather than me-too websites? Enjoy working with world-class engineers? Come join Room 77, where you can make a big impact as an early employee at this fast-paced startup.

Room 77 ( ) is building the world's best hotel search engine, featuring room-level information that cannot be found anywhere else. Combining state-of-the-art search technology with the latest developments in 3D rendering, we're building innovative products to perform fast meta search and compute virtual views out of each hotel room.

Quick facts:
Founded in 2009; currently ~28 employeesFully funded (Series C) by leading VCs and ExpediaBased in Silicon Valley (downtown Mountain View, California, two blocks from Caltrain station)Winner of multiple awards, including "Best Startup" at 2011 Launch conference and "Audience Favorite" at Web 2.0 Startup Expo
We're looking for software engineers who are s…

Postdoctoral position at the University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral position in smart meter data analytics at the University of Waterloo The Information Systems and Software for Energy research group at the University of Waterloo ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the smart meter data analytics project. The goal of the project is to develop algorithms and tools to analyze data from electric, gas and water meters, which can be used by businesses and individuals to decrease resource usage and save money. Example functionalities include demand forecasting, computing consumption profiles, and identifying outliers and suspicious events. The position is funded by the IBM Canada Research & Development Centre for one year, with an option of renewal for an additional year. Salary will be determined by IBM Canada based on qualifications and experience. Required qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or a related field, obtained within the last five years; strong publication record; experience in progra…

Telefonica Research openings

The Telefonica Digital Research group was created in 2006 and follows an open research model in collaboration with Universities and other research institutions, promoting the dissemination of scientific results both through publications in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and technology transfer. Our multi-disciplinary and international team comprises more than 20 full time researchers, holding PhD degrees in various disciplines of computer science and electrical engineering. We are seeking candidates for Researcher/PostDoc/Intern positions to strengthen and complement our efforts in the areas we currently work on: - Distributed systems and networking - Human-computer interaction - Mobile computing - Multimedia analysis - Speech processing - Recommender systems - User modeling and machine learning - Security and privacy The salaries we offer are competitive and will depend upon the candidate's experience. We also offer great benefits and a stimulatin…