Events Archive: Fall 2012

Code Party 3

| 8:00 PM EST | MC 3001

The Computer Science Club is running our third, and last, code party of the term! Whether you're a hacking guru or a newbie to computer science, you're welcome to attend; there will be activities for all. Syed Albiz will be presenting a tutorial on implementing a [ray-tracer](<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray-tracing>) in C and Scheme.

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The Computer Science Club is running our third, and last, code party of the term! Whether you're a hacking guru or a newbie to computer science, you're welcome to attend; there will be activities for all. Syed Albiz will be presenting a tutorial on implementing a ray-tracer in C and Scheme. Everyone is welcome, so please bring your friends. There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

SASMS

| 5:30 PM EST | MC 5136B

*by PMC.*The Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization Club is hosting the Fall 2012 Short Attention Span Math Seminars (SASMS).

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The Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization Club is hosting the Fall 2012 Short Attention Span Math Seminars (SASMS).

All talks will be 25 minutes long, and everyone is welcome to give a talk. Applications for speaking are open until the day of the event. For event details, see the PMC event page.

UNIX 101

| 4:30 PM EST | MC 3003

*by Calum T. Dalek*. New to the Unix computing environment? If you seek an introduction, look no further. We will be holding a series of tutorials on using Unix, beginning with Unix 101 this upcoming Monday. Topics that will be covered include basic interaction with the shell and use of myriad powerful tools.

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New to the Unix computing environment? If you seek an introduction, look no further. We will be holding a series of tutorials on using Unix, beginning with Unix 101 this upcoming Monday. Topics that will be covered include basic interaction with the shell and use of myriad powerful tools.

If you're interested in attending, make sure you can log into the Macs on the third floor, or show up to the CSC office (MC 3036) 20 minutes early for some help. If you're already familiar with these topics, don't hesitate to come to Unix 102, which will be held the week of the 26th.

KW Perlmongers Talk

| 8:00 PM EST | DC 1302

*by Justin Wheeler.*In his own words, this talk will cover the virtues of Perl: CPAN, Moose, CPAN, Catalyst, CPAN, DBIx::Class, CPAN, TMTOWTDI, and did I mention CPAN?

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In his own words, this talk will cover the virtues of Perl: CPAN, Moose, CPAN, Catalyst, CPAN, DBIx::Class, CPAN, TMTOWTDI, and did I mention CPAN?

If you've never used Perl before, don't be scared away by the jargon—the talk should be accessible to all CS students, and even if you find it hard to follow, we will be serving pizza!

CSC Code Party 2

| 8:00 PM EDT | MC 3001

We will be holding our second code party of the term. Watch for further details, as we plan on working with some robots and Scala, git, and Haskell.

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We will be holding our second code party of the term. Watch for further details, as we plan on working with some robots and Scala, git, and Haskell.

The Cryptographic and Game-Theoretical Fundamentals behind Bitcoin

| 5:00 PM EDT | MC 2034

*by Vitalik Buterin.* In this talk, we will cover the cryptographic and game-theory principles behind the currency, including how the issues of double-spending, the "51% attack," and "mining" are addressed, the game-theory incentives to use Bitcoins honestly, and other issues being faced today in practice, such as implementation, attacks, and future scalability.

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by Vitalik Buterin. Interested in learning more about Bitcoin, the independent digital cryptographic cash? Then this is the talk for you!

In his talk, Vitalik will cover the cryptographic and game-theory principles behind the currency, including how the issues of double-spending, the "51% attack," and "mining" are addressed, the game-theory incentives to use Bitcoins honestly, and other issues being faced today in practice, such as implementation, attacks, and future scalability.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tron Screening: Frosh-A-Tron

| 8:00 PM EDT | PHY 150

ehashman's lousy frosh event naming scheme continues as we prepare for this week's movie night---a screening of the original TRON in PHY 150. Come watch the groundbreaking film that defined the role of computer graphics and the quality of special effects in modern cinema. And bring your friends!

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ehashman's lousy frosh event naming scheme continues as we prepare for this week's movie night---a screening of the original TRON in PHY 150. Come watch the groundbreaking film that defined the role of computer graphics and the quality of special effects in modern cinema. And bring your friends!

Elections

| 5:00 PM EDT | Comfy Lounge

CSC Elections have begun for the Fall 2012 term, nominations are open!

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It's elections time again! On Tuesday September 18th at 4:00PM, come to the Comfy Lounge on the 3rd floor of the MC to vote in this term's President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The sysadmin, librarian, and office manager will also be chosen at this time.

Nominations are open until 4:00PM on Monday September 17th, and can be written on the CSC office whiteboard (yes, you can nominate yourself). All CSC members can vote and are invited to drop by. You may also send nominations to the Chief Returning Officer. A full list of candidates will be posted when nominations close.

Good luck to our candidates!

Code Party 1: FROSH-A-THON

| 8:00 PM EDT | MC 3001

The Computer Science Club is running our first "welcome back" code party of the term! Whether you're a hacking guru or a newbie to computer science, you're welcome to attend; there will be activities for all! Our party is loosely themed as a Linux installfest, where we will have a team of members dedicated to helping individuals install and learn to use one of many flavours of Linux.

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The Computer Science Club is running our first "welcome back" code party of the term! Whether you're a hacking guru or a newbie to computer science, you're welcome to attend; there will be activities for all! Our party is loosely themed as a Linux installfest, where we will have a team of members dedicated to helping individuals install and learn to use one of many flavours of Linux. Everyone is welcome, so please bring your friends. There will be foodstuffs and sugary drinks available for your hacking pleasure.

SCS First-year Welcome Dinner

| 6:00 PM EDT | Math 3 Atrium

The School of Computer Science is hosting a dinner event for incoming first-year students. You'll get to meet us, some of the faculty, and other new undergraduates. Food will be provided.

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The School of Computer Science is hosting a dinner event for incoming first-year students. You'll get to meet us, some of the faculty, and other new undergraduates. Food will be provided.