Events Archive: Fall 2011

CSC Open Data Code Party

| 8:00 PM EST | Comfy Lounge

*by Calum T. Dalek*. The Computer Science Club is teaming up with the UW Open Data Initiative to bring you our third code party of the term! Everyone is welcome; please bring your friends. There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

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We're teaming up with the UW Open Data Initiative to host our next code party on Friday, November 18 at 7PM in the MC Comfy Lounge.

As always, you're welcome to work on your own projects, but we'll be hacking on some open data related projects:

  1. Design and build UW APIs.
  2. Applications using university data that is currently available.

If you'd like to discuss your ideas for these proposed projects, check out the newsgroup, uw.csc

CSC goes to Design Our Tomorrow

| 8:30 AM EST | Davis Centre

*by Calum T. Dalek*. The Computer Science Club has a limited number of tickets available for the [Design Our Tomorrow Conference](<http://designourtomorrow.com/>) at the University of Toronto on Saturday, November 12, 10:00 - 16:30. See event information for ticket details.

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The Computer Science Club has tickets available for the Design Our Tomorrow Conference at the University of Toronto on Saturday, November 12, 10:00 - 16:30, and would like to invite you to attend. The DOT Conference is a TED-style event geared towards students in high school, undergraduate, and graduate studies. The goal of the event is to inspire young people to create, innovate, better themselves, and in the process, better the world. The conference is free for students and is valued at $500 a ticket for non-students. For more details about the conference, visit http://designourtomorrow.com/.

Tickets have been reserved for the CSC, and transportation to the conference has been funded by the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science; a $5 deposit is required to secure a seat on the bus, which will be refunded to attendees upon departure. To sign up, visit the CSC office at MC 3036/3037 with exact change. You will need to provide your full name, e-mail, and student ID number. Please note that students who have already registered for the conference *should not* try to register through the CSC. For more details, visit the CSC website at http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/.

This event is not restricted to CSC members—any student is free to attend. Tickets are very limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

On the morning of November 12, attendees should meet in front of the Davis Center at 7:30 am. The bus will be leaving promptly at 8:00 am, so please arrive no later than 7:30 so we can process refunds and depart on time.

We hope that you will join us.

UNIX 102: Tools in the UNIX Environment

| 5:30 PM EDT | MC 3003

*by Calum T. Dalek*. The next installment in the CS Club's popular Unix tutorials UNIX 102 introduces powerful text editing tools for programming and document formatting.

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Unix 102 is a follow up to Unix 101, requiring basic knowledge of the shell. If you missed Unix 101 but still know your way around you should be fine. Topics covered include: "real" editors, text processing, navigating a multiuser Unix environment, standard tools, and more. If you aren't interested or feel comfortable with these tasks, watch out for Unix 103 and 104 to get more depth in power programming tools on Unix.

Code Party 2

| 8:00 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

*by Calum T. Dalek*. The Computer Science Club is having our second code party of the term! Everyone is welcome; please bring your friends. There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

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The Computer Science Club is having our second code party of the term! Everyone is welcome; please bring your friends. There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

There will be 3 more code parties this term.

How Browsers Work

| 7:30 PM EDT | MC 4020

*by Ehsan Akhgari*. Veteran Mozilla engineer Ehsan Akhgari will present a talk on the internals of web browsers. The material will range from the fundamentals of content rendering to the latest innovations in browser design. Click on the talk title for a full abstract.

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Web browsers have evolved. From their humble beginnings as simple HTML rendering engines they have grown and evolved into rich application platforms. This talk will start with the fundamentals: how a browser creates an on-screen representation of the resources downloaded from the network. (Boring, right? But we have to start somewhere.) From there we'll get into the really exciting stuff: the latest innovations in Web browsers and how those innovations enable — even encourage — developers to build more complex applications than ever before. You'll see real-world examples of people building technologies on top of these "simple rendering engines" that seemed impossible a short time ago. Bio of the speaker: Ehsan Akhgari has contributed to the Mozilla project for more than 5 years. He has worked on various parts of Firefox, including the user interface and the rendering engine. He originally implemented Private Browsing in Firefox. Right now he's focusing on the editor component in the Firefox engine.

There will be 4 more code parties this term.

Code Party 1

| 8:00 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

*by Calum T. Dalek*. The Computer Science Club is having our first code party of the term! The theme for this code party will be collaborative development. We'll present several ideas of small projects to work on for the unexperienced. Everyone is welcome; please bring your friends! There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

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The Computer Science Club is having our first code party of the term! The theme for this code party will be collaborative development. We'll present several ideas of small projects to work on for the unexperienced. Everyone is welcome; please bring your friends! There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

There will be 4 more code parties this term.

UNIX 101: An Introduction to the Shell

| 5:00 PM EDT | MC 3004

*by Calum T. Dalek*. New to Unix? No problem, we'll teach you to power use circles around your friends!

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Unix 101 is the first in a series of tutorials on using Unix. This tutorial will present 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 more advanced topics like scripting and job control, the filesystem and manipulating it, and secure shell. 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, 104, and 201 that get much more in depth with power tools and software authoring on Unix.

Elections

| 5:30 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

Club elections. See related news items for details.

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Club elections. See related news items for details.