Events Archive: Fall 2008

Changing the World Conference

| 7:30 AM EST | Toronto

Organized by Queen's students, Changing the World aims to bring together the world's greatest visionaries to inspire people to innovate and better our world. Among these speakers include Nobel Peace Prize winner, Eric Chivian. He was a recipient for his work on stopping nuclear war.

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Organized by Queen's students, Changing the World aims to bring together the world's greatest visionaries to inspire people to innovate and better our world. Among these speakers include Nobel Peace Prize winner, Eric Chivian. He was a recipient for his work on stopping nuclear war.

The conference is modeled after TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), an annual conference uniting the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, and like TED, each speaker is given 18 minutes to give the talk of their lives.

Specifically for students in CS/Math, 50 tickets have been reserved (non-students: $500). For those who would like to attend, please pick up your ticket in the Computer Science Club office. The tickets are limited and they are first come first serve.

Functional Programming

| 5:30 PM EST | MC4061

This talk will survey concepts, techniques, and languages for functional programming from both historical and contemporary perspectives, with reference to Lisp, Scheme, ML, Haskell, and Erlang. No prior background is assumed.

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This talk will survey concepts, techniques, and languages for functional programming from both historical and contemporary perspectives, with reference to Lisp, Scheme, ML, Haskell, and Erlang. No prior background is assumed.

Linux Install Fest

| 11:00 AM EST | SLC Multipurpose Room

Come join the CSC in celebrating the new releases of Ubuntu Linux, Free BSD and Open BSD, and get a hand installing one of them on your own system.

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Come join the CSC in celebrating the new releases of Ubuntu Linux, Free BSD and Open BSD, and get a hand installing one of them on your own system.

This is an event to celebrate the releases of new versions of Ubuntu Linux, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD. CDs will be available and everyone is invited to bring their PC or laptop to get help installing any of these Free operating systems. Knowledgeable CSC members will be available to help with any installation troubles, or to troubleshooting any existing problems that users may have.

This event will also promote gaming on Linux, as well as FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in general. We may also have a special guest (Ian Darwin, of OpenBSD and OpenMoko fame).

Code Party

| 7:00 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

A fevered night of code, friends, fun, free energy drinks, and the CSC.

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Come join us for a night of coding. Get in touch with more experianced coders, advertize for/bug squash on your favourite open source project, write that personal project you were planning to do for a while but haven't found the time. Don't have any ideas but want to sit and hack? We can find something for you to do.

SIGGRAPH Night

| 5:30 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

Come out and watch the SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics) conference video review. A video of insane, amazing, and mind blowing computer graphics.

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The ACM SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics) hosts a conference yearly in which the latest and greatest in computer graphics premier. They record video and as a result produce a very nice Video Review of the conference. Come join us watching these videos, as well as a few professors from the UW Computer Graphics Lab. There will be some kind of food and drink, and its guranteed to be dazzling.

Unix 102

| 5:30 PM EDT | MC2037

Want more from Unix? No problem, we'll teach you to create and quickly edit high quality documents.

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This is a follow up to Unix 101, requiring basic knowledge of the shell. If you missed Unix101 but still know your way around you should be fine. Topics covered include: "real" editors, document typesetting with LaTeX (great for assignments!), bulk editing, spellchecking, and printing in the student environment and elsewhere. If you aren't interested or feel comfortable with these taskes, watch out for Unix 103 and 104 to get more depth in power programming tools on Unix. If you don't think you're ready go to Unix 101 on Tuesday to get familiarized with the shell environment.

Unix 101

| 5:30 PM EDT | MC2037

New to Unix? No problem, we'll teach you to power use circles around your friends!

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This first tutorial is an introduction to the Unix shell environment, both on the student servers and on other Unix environments. Topics covered include: using the shell, both basic interaction and advanced topics like scripting and job control, the filesystem and manipulating it, and ssh. If you feel you're already familiar with these topics don't hesitate to come to Unix 102 to learn about documents, editing, and other related tasks, or watch out for Unix 103 and 104 that get much more in depth into power programming tools on Unix.

Game Sketching

| 5:30 PM EDT | MC2065

Juancho Buchanan, CTO Relic Entertainment

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In this talk I will give an overview of the history of Relic and our development philosophy. The Talk will then proceed to talk about work that is being pursued in the area of early game prototyping with the introduction of game sketching methodology.

Bio: Fired from his first job for playing Video Games Juancho Buchanan is currently the director of Technology for Relic Entertainment. Juancho Buchanan Wrote his first game in 1984 but then pursued other interests which included a master's in Program Visualization, A Doctorate in Computer Graphics, a stint as a professor at the University of Alberta where he pioneered early work in Non photo realistic rendering, A stint at Electronic Arts as Director, Advanced Technology, A stint at EA as the University Liaison Dude, A stint at Carnegie Mellon University where he researched the Game Sketching idea. His current role at Relic has him working with the soon to be released Dawn of War II.

General Meeting 2

| 5:30 PM EDT | MC4021

The second official general meeting of the term. Items on the adgenda are CSC Merch, upcoming talks, and other possible planned events, as well as the announcement of a librarian and planning of an office cleanout and a library organization day.

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The second official general meeting of the term. Items on the adgenda are CSC Merch, upcoming talks, and other possible planned events, as well as the announcement of a librarian and planning of an office cleanout and a library organization day.

CSClub Elections

| 5:30 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

Elections are scheduled for Tues, Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm in the comfy lounge. The nomination period closes on Mon, Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm. Nominations may be sent to cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca. Candidates should not engage in campaigning after the nomination period has closed.

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Elections are scheduled for Tues, Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm in the comfy lounge. The nomination period closes on Mon, Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm. Nominations may be sent to cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca. Candidates should not engage in campaigning after the nomination period has closed.

Meet the CSC

| 5:30 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

Come out and meet other CSC members, find out about the CSC, meet the executive nominees, and join if you like what you see. Nominees should plan on attending.

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Come out and meet other CSC members, find out about the CSC, meet the executive nominees, and join if you like what you see. Nominees should plan on attending.