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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 Secu…

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, talent…

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 tothe World Finals in Beijing, China in April 2018. For full details and online registration, please see: 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 allowcontestants, especially those competing for the first time, to gettheir account setup and become familiar with the contest environment. Contestants participating in the practice contest should arrive by 10:…

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

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.