News Archive: Fall 2022


CS Club is hiring!

πŸ“£ Are you passionate about making a difference in the UW Computer Science and surrounding communities? Are you interested in organizing far-reaching events, working on community initiatives, reaching out to industry professionals, or being a member of an impactful team?

If so, apply for a role on CS Club's Organizing Committee for Winter 2023! CS Club (CSC) is looking for people like you! πŸ™Œ

πŸ‘€ Role descriptions can be found at:

⏲️ The form will close on Friday, November 25 at 11:59 PM, so apply ASAP! We'll reach out through email after this date for interviews.

πŸ‘‰ Apply at! Alternatively, you can email us at from your UW email with an introduction of yourself, which positions you're interested in, and any questions you might have.


πŸŽ™οΈ Alt-Tab is back! Join CSC for a lightning tech talk series presented by students. Alt-Tab consists of 10 to 15-minute talks about anything related to tech. We will be holding Alt-Tab in-person in late November, most likely on Tuesday Nov. 29 in the evening.

πŸ‘€ We are currently looking for speakers! If you're passionate about a technical topic and interested in public speaking, please apply by filling out the form below. You don't need to have prior experience, and Alt-Tab is a great way to get started with giving talks!

🌟 You can talk about cool new features, a fun project you made, or really anything related to technology or computer science that you are excited about! For inspiration, past talks have covered topics including TypeScript, Unicode, virtual escape rooms, quantum computers, competitive programming, cryptography, and automatic differentiation.

πŸ‘‰ Apply here:

πŸ“… Deadline for speaker applications: Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:55 PM ET


πŸ“£ Calling all CS, CFM, and CS/BBA students in the graduating Class of 2023! πŸŽ“

You have probably already been reminiscing about your time at UW. πŸ’­ Do you want to share these experiences, learn about your peers’ experiences and create something you’ll be able to look back on years from now? Well, CSC is back again this year with the CS Class Class Profile for 2023! πŸŽ‰

πŸ“‹ Sign up for the Mailing List βœ‰οΈto stay informed about the 2023 CS Class Class Profile at !!!!

πŸ€” What is the Class Profile?

πŸ‘‰ It’s a voluntary and confidential survey that asks questions about YOUR experience as a CS/CFM/CS-BBA student at the University of Waterloo. After the data collection, we will release a summary of the responses in the form of a website so you can learn more about your graduating class.

πŸ“Œ Why should I sign up for the mailing list? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘‰ Be updated on anything related to your graduating classes Class Profile Survey!

πŸ‘‰ You will be one of the first people informed when the survey is launched.

πŸ‘‰ Overall, the Class Profile is an entertaining opportunity for you to view with your friends and learn more about everyone in your graduating class!


UW DSC, UW CSC, and Laurier CS are excited to bring back the Project Program event for Fall 2022.

As you may recall, Project Program is a month-long experience where we support you as you create your own project! πŸ–₯

We will once again be pairing groups of mentees with mentors to start and complete side projects.

πŸ† Together, you will brainstorm project ideas, create roadmaps with milestones and achievements, and in the end you’ll have the opportunity to present your project to win prizes!

Applications for mentors and mentees have officially opened. As a mentee, you’re responsible for creating a project, collaborating with your group, and learning along the way. As a mentor, you’ll be tasked with helping teams of students and ensuring everyone stays on track. ✨

If you’re interested in either being a mentee or mentor, sign up today!

πŸ‘‰ Sign up for the Mentee Applications at πŸ‘‰ Sign up for the Mentor Applications at

Alternatively, you can email us at with a short description about yourself, your experience, as well as what technical fields you’re comfortable mentoring.

πŸ“… Deadline to Sign Up: October 7th, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Interested in learning about Project Program but missed the info session? No worries! Come check out the slideshow recapping important information for our event!

πŸ‘‰ Kick-off Event Slides:! πŸ‘‰ Kick-off Feedback Form:


The following positions have been appointed by the Executive Council to help manage the club:

  • Events Leads: Alan Wang (a289wang), Jenn Zhang (j2348zha), and Riddhi Bajaj (r7bajaj)
  • Marketing Lead: Haley Song (h79song)
  • Design Lead: Rachel Ma (r83ma)
  • External Affairs Lead: Jason D'Souza (j35dsouz)
  • Photography Lead: Annie Zhang (a266zhan)
  • Community Representatives Lead: Ivy Lei (ihlei)
  • Discord Moderation and Bot Development Leads: Laura Nguyen (l69nguye) and Marcus Chan (mwcchan)
  • Web Committee Lead: Shahan NedaDahandeh (snedadah)
  • Office Manager: Mark Chen (m375chen) (appointed Sept. 21, 2022)
  • Librarian: John Oss (joss) (appointed Oct. 6, 2022)


Fall 2022 elections have concluded. Here are your executives for the term:

  • President: Amy Wang (a258wang)
  • Vice President: Anna Wang (aj2wang)
  • Assistant Vice President: Mabel Kwok (m23kwok)
  • Treasurer: Simon Zeng (s33zeng)
  • Sysadmin: Raymond Li (r389li)


The Computer Science Club will be holding elections for Fall 2022 in person, on Monday September 12 at 7PM in MC 2017. The president, vice-president, treasurer, and assistant vice-president (formerly secretary) will be elected, and the sysadmin will be appointed.

If you'd like to run for any of these positions or nominate someone, you can send an email to, or present them in-person to the CRO, Juthika Hoque, or write your name on the whiteboard in the CSC office (MC 3036/3037). Nominations will close on Monday September 12 at 5PM.

Another email will be sent out closer to the election date for the specific location. If you have any further questions about elections or nominations, please email

syscom is pleased to announce the release of two new services: CSC Files and CSC Links.

CSC Files is our new Nextcloud instance accessible at through CSC's Keycloak SSO. It's basically self-hosted Google Drive, and every member has 50GB of storage available to them. The following notable non-default Nextcloud apps are currently installed (subject to change):

  • Audio/Video Players, PDF viewers, etc.
  • Collabora office (with CODE server, self-hosted GSuite/MS Office in the browser)
  • Cospend (self-hosted Splitwise, a cost-sharing app for friend groups)
  • Extract (extract zip files)
  • Forms (self-hosted Google/Microsoft Forms)
  • Full text search (for files)
  • Google integration (for migration from Google Drive)
  • ShareRenamer (custom share URLs)
  • Transfer/NCDownloader (allows downloading videos, torrents and other files on the internet directly to your CSC Files account without having to download to a local computer and then re-upload it) NOTE: usage of this app (and all of CSC Files) is still covered by the Machine Usage Agreement, you may not do anything illegal with it.

If you need more storage or would like another app installed, please email a proposal including a legitimate reason to and we will consider your request.

CSC Links is our new Shlink instance, a self-hosted URL shortener. Creating/managing shortlinks is currently limited to execs, but may change in the future. Official CSC shortlinks will now be exclusively served from the domain (i.e.

syscom is switching over the default PHP version on caffeine from 7.4 (going out of support in November) to 8.2 around midnight between Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th. Please update any PHP websites accordingly.


πŸ“£ The Fall 2022 Bootcamp Event is looking for mentors to take on resume critiques, host mock interviews, and help prepare students for their co-op search! This is an awesome opportunity for anyone to give back to the Waterloo community and make an impact on a student’s co-op search.

πŸ“… There is a resume review event happening on September 14th from 6:00pm-10:00 PM ET and a mock interview event on September 21st from 6:00pm-10:00 PM ET.

ℹ️ You can choose to participate at either event for a select number of hours!

❗️ All sessions will take place virtually on our Bootcamp Discord Server! Students will have a chance to meet with you 1 on 1 to discuss their resumes/conduct their interviews.

To sign up, please visit this link:

Alternatively, you can email us at with the year and program you’re in, along with interested job paths.

πŸ“… Deadline to Apply for Resume Reviews: September 11th, 2022, 11:59PM ET πŸ“… Deadline to Apply for Mock Interviews: September 18th, 2022, 11:59PM ET