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New Winter 2022 CS Courses

We would like to introduce three new courses that will be debuting next term. Please see below for more information on each course:   CS 398: Topics in Computer Science (Application Development) CS 497: Multidisciplinary Studies in Computer Science (Computing and Discrimination) CS 497: Multidisciplinary Studies in Computer Science (Team Capstone Project) CS398: Topics in Computer Science (Application Development) Description This course explores knowledge, skills and strategies required to build complex full-stack applications. Using an iterative development methodology, students will work in project teams to design, develop, and test applications and services. Standard development tools and approaches will be used to ensure code quality and performance at every step of the development cycle. Audience Only CS Major students Pre-requisites: CS246 Instructor Jeff Avery jeffery.avery@uwaterloo.ca Please go to the CS389: Application Development page for more infor
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Free membership to CS-Can|Info-Can for CS UW students

All undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Computer Science in the University of Waterloo are department are entitled to membership in CS-Can|Info-Can.   Students can join by going to  https://cscan-infocan.ca/individual-departmental-members/   and providing their contact information. You also have the opportunity to subscribe to the  Fall, 2021 CS-Can|Info-Can SPAC (Student and Post-Doc Advisory Committee) Newsletter  for news about upcoming elections of student representatives, a graduate student well-being survey and CS-Can|Info-Can Student Travel Awards, and Event Funding.

New HACKATHONS to help students advance their skills

Devpost has a few new hackathons underway, open to a variety of skill levels and interests.  These hackathons provide a great opportunity to build impactful solutions, learn new technologies, and get a shot at a pretty amazing prize pool. AWS Graviton Hackathon GOAL: Build or migrate an application to Amazon EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors. PRIZES: $50,000 in prizes DEADLINE: Oct 13, 2021 5:00pm EDT THEMES: Enterprise, Gaming, Machine Learning/AI DETAILS + REGISTRATION:  https://bit.ly/awsgravitonU   IGNITION | A Global Solana Hackathon GOAL: Build software using Solana Blockchain that fits in one of the below categories. (DeFi, Web3, Gaming, Digital Art/Collectibles). PRIZES: $5,000,000 in prizes DEADLINE: October 15 11:45PM PDT THEMES: Blockchain DETAILS + REGISTRATION:  https://bit.ly/solana21U   PyTorch Annual Hackathon 2021 GOAL: Build a project using PyTorch in one of the three categories: PyTorch Responsible AI Development Tools

The Entrepreneurial Computer Scientist with Marcelo Cortes

  Wednesday, September 29 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this free eCapstone event — a virtual talk with  Marcelo Cortes , CTO and Co-Founder of Faire, on entrepreneurship and the value of developing entrepreneurial skills. Whether you start a company or work for one, entrepreneurial skills are invaluable in your career as a computer scientist. Marcelo Cortes, a Waterloo CS graduate, software engineer, and the CTO and co-Founder of Faire, will be sharing his career insights and he'll inspire you to seize every opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Register for this free virtual event   on   Wednesday, September 29 at 1 p.m. :  https://bit.ly/3lYlkG4

Seeking Participants for Study in Experimental Psychology program at the University of New Brunswick

Jennifer McWilliams, a PhD student in the Experimental Psychology program at the University of New Brunswick, is currently l ooking for recently graduated undergraduate students to participate in a study examining the impact of COVID-19. If you graduated in  2020 or 2021  from an  undergraduate degree program  at a university in  Canada , are 19 years of age or older, and had/have little financial support outside of government programs/benefits (e.g., the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit; CESB), then we would love to hear from you!  This online survey will take between 15-30 minutes to complete. Please visit the following anonymous link to access the survey:  https://unbfpsyc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6DsrnPhPutcWhTf This project has been reviewed by the University of New Brunswick's Research Ethics Board and is on file as REB #2020-145.

CIBC - Global Open Finance Challenge

CIBC has partnered with NatWest Group in the UK, National Australia Bank, Ita├║ from Brazil and Amazon Web Services to create a first of its kind global event – the Global Open Finance Challenge. We are seeking innovative ideas from around the world, that will help create and build solutions in the shared sandbox environment that we have built. Here are a few details: Why? We are collaborating to create a connected global ecosystem. This sandbox environment gives participants the opportunity to test their solutions to some with some of the largest financial and technology institutions in the world. What is it? Global Open Finance Challenge invites participants to collaborate and create solutions in a shared sandbox environment, using shared APIs. The banks have identified 3 challenge statements for participants to apply their solution to around experience , convenience and sustainability . How? Teams can apply for challenge here , un

NERv - Hiring Co-ops and Full time

NERv aims to create a paradigm shift in post-operative care, utilizing the plethora of data within the body, to help in the detection of post-operative complications at their onset. NERv’s platform sensing technology augments existing wound drains and catheters, providing healthcare providers with a smart monitoring tool that can enhance the delivery of care. NERv’s technology is being built with the goal of decreasing surgeon’s response time to potential complications, making patient recovery easier, and hopefully saving lives. NERv is currently hiring for three (3) positions: Full Time Principal/Sr Data Scientist Full Stack Software Developer – Co-op Student | Winter 2022 Data Scientist – Co-op Student | Winter 2022