Events Archive: Spring 2017

End of Term Party

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC Comfy

Come celebrate the end of the term with us in MC Comfy!

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Come celebrate the end of the term with us in MC Comfy! We will be serving Urban Bricks!

Alt-Tab: S17

| 6:00 PM EDT | MC4040

Join us for food and interesting member talks!

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CSC's Alt-Tab is back! Join us for food and interesting member talks. The current lineup includes:

  • Ifaz Kabir: "The comment that took Stack Exchange down and the algorithm that could have saved them"
  • Fatema Boxwala: "Manic PXE Dream Servers"
  • Charlie Wang: TBA (Something About Typed Racket)
  • Sean Harrap: "Register Allocation With Graphs"
  • Bryan Coutts: "Vehicle Routing"
  • Reila Lee: TBA

Spring Cleaning

| 11:00 AM EDT | CSC Office

Join us for Spring Cleaning!

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We will be conducting our Spring Cleaning on Saturday, July the 15th @ 10:00am. We'll be clearing out some junk, mopping the floors, dusting off the tables/shelves, and generally tidying up the place. The more help we can get the better! If you would like to lend a hand, just come over to the office this weekend.

CSC and WiCS Goes Outside

| 8:00 PM EDT | Laurel Creek Firepit

Come join Women in Computer Science and the Computer Science Club outdoors!

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Come hang out with the Women in Computer Science and the Computer Science Club! We have Marshmallows and other treats. Also fire. And a creek. Let's enjoy the outdoors!

Code Party 0

| 7:00 PM EDT | STC 0020

Join us for Code Party 0!

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Come code with us, eat some food, do some things. Personal projects you want to work on? Homework projects you need to finish? Or want some time to explore some new technology and chat about it? You can join us at Code Party 0 and do it, with great company and great food.

Understanding machine learning - a theory perspective

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC4060

Professor Shai Ben-David will discuss the basic principles behind machine learning and how they relate to some of the headline-making practical tools, in addition to the major research challenges and directions that address the fast expanding scope of potential machine learning applications.

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We are all aware that we live in the era of ("big") data. In contrast to classical scientists that devoted much of their resources to collecting data, nowadays researchers are flooded with data and the focus has switched to trying to make sense of and utilize the big and complex available data. Machine learning is aimed to use computer power to do just that.

It is therefore no wonder that machine learning is currently a hot topic. Evidence is all over the map, from NYTimes articles to being a top priority for research investments by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. Throughout its (short) history, machine learning has enjoyed fruitful interactions between theory and practice. The growing awareness to its power keeps stimulating research towards new applications to the field, which in turn spur the development of algorithms and inspire new frontiers for our theoretical pursuit.

In this talk Professor Shai Ben-David will explain the basic principles behind machine learning and how these principles relate to some of headline-making practical tools. Ben-David will also describe some of the major research challenges and research directions that address the fast expanding scope of potential machine learning applications.

Unix 102

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC 3003

Come gain some more in-depth knowledge or some less well-known tips and tricks for using the command line.

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Finished the bash unit in CS246 and still don't see what's great about Unix? Want to gain some more in-depth knowledge, or some less well-known tips and tricks for using the command line? Unix 102 is the event for you! Fatema is "kind of successful" and "knows things about Unix" and you can be too! Topics covered will be: users, groups and permissions, ez string manipulation, additional skills, tips and tricks.

Spring 2017 Elections

| 7:00 PM EDT | MC Comfy Lounge

The Computer Science Club will be holding elections for the Spring 2017 President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Additionally, the Systems Administrator, Office Manager and Librarian will be appointed.

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The Computer Science Club will be holding elections for the Spring 2017 term on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm in the MC Comfy Lounge (MC 3001).

The following positions will be elected: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The following positions will be appointed: Systems Administrator (to be ratified at the meeting), Office Manager and Librarian. Additionally, we will be looking for members to join the Programme Committee.

If you would like to run or nominate someone for any of the elected positions, you can put your name in a special box in the CSC office (MC 3036/3037) or by sending an email to the Chief Returning Officer (Zachary) at cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca. Please note that executive positions are restricted to MathSoc social members. We welcome the participation of first years. A list of current nominations will be available on the whiteboard in the office and at https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/elections.

Nominations will close at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 16th (24 hours prior to the start of elections). Voting will be done in a heads-down, hands-up manner and is restricted to MathSoc social members. A full description of the roles and the election procedure are listed in our Constitution, available at https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/about/constitution . Any questions related to the election can be directed to cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca.