Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter #33
February 10th, 2021
· Google sponsored event - Girls++ Technical Interview Workshop - February 11th from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (see flyer)
o Are you gearing up for technical interviews this spring? Whether you’re interested in our internships or our full-time SWE roles, you may want to brush up on those interview skills. Join us for mock questions and tips from Google engineers!
§ RSVP http://goo.gle/3qXcMjL
· Google Interns Panel Discussion featuring GSU Students! (see flyer)
o Come hear from future Google interns and YOUR CLASSMATES - Marco Delgado and Damian Patel - about how they prepared for the hiring process and opportunities at Google. We will have an audience Q&A session, so be sure to bring your questions!
§ Thursday, Feb. 11th
§ 3:00 PM EST
§ RSVP: http://goo.gle/391SyiL
· Google Technical Mock Interviews Workshop (see flyer)
o Are you gearing up for technical interviews this Spring? Whether you’re interested in our Internships, Residency Programs, or our Full-time SWE roles, you may want to brush up on those interview skills. Join Google Engineers for mock questions and tips. We will be practicing together!
§ Wednesday., Feb. 24th
§ 2:00 PM EST
§ RSVP: Sign up on Handshake
· Facebook’s Programming Club@GSU will be hosting two events this week. Attend the following based on your interests:
o Friday 2/12 @ 2 - 4 pm / Conway’s Game of Life:
§ We will learn how to create a game called Conway’s game of life discovered by the renowned mathematician John Conway! This isn’t your standard one or two-player game, but zero-player cellular automation utilizes a two-dimensional grid of square cells in each of which is either alive or dead. We will be covering how you can create your own simulation using Java! If you're curious to learn more about how the game works or the libraries we’ll use to draw, check out the links below.
§ Information about the game: Beginner's Guide Game of Life
§ Meet on Zoom: https://gsuprogclub.github.io/zoom
o Saturday 2/13 @ 2 - 4 pm Competitive Programming:
§ This week, we will have our first mock competitive programming event to put your skills to the test! You'll enter as a team of 3 (if you don't have a team, you can form one in the Discord)-- whichever team can solve the most problems in the set time wins! You don't have to be excellent at programming to attend.This is a great way to learn and practice problem-solving and meet other people interested in improving. These problem-solving skills will be beneficial for technical interviews.
§ Meet on Discord in the #interview-prep voice channel: https://discord.gg/pxJAqXX
Career Opportunities for Undergraduates:
· FIS Global University Program FT Employee - Information Session - February 12th
· FIS Global University Program FT Employee - Information Session February 19th
· PlayOn Sports Virtual Coffee and Conversation
o March 3rd
Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
· GSU Research Recruits is hosting an event with CASA (see flyer)
o February 11th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
o Program Coordinator, Sneh Patel, will be explaining the various benefits CASA offers to students.
· Summer REU Program in Data Science @ Marquette University (see flyer)
o Data Science Across Disciplines
§ June 1 - August 6, 2021
· Research study to improve our understanding of how people with unique personality characteristics play different interactive games with others.
o Generally healthy adults ages 18-60 may participate
o You may not participate if you cannot see well enough to complete tasks on a computer screen
§ Participation involves completing a prescreening survey. If you qualify, you will be invited for a 1-hr video call to complete two computerized interaction tasks with two other participants and then debriefed on your thoughts and feelings about the games afterwards.
§ Qualified participants will receive 1 SONA credit and up to $30 for their participation in the study
§ The study will be conducted through Zoom, an online video calling and webconferencing platform
· MAD HACKS: FURY CODE (see flyer)
o February 5th – 26th | Virtual
Background: The Army’s utilization of manned and unmanned vehicle platforms is steadily increasing. These systems play critical roles
in the mobility and survivability of Army forces. While they offer great advances in capability, they are also vulnerable to cyber attacks that could disable the system and leave troops unable to communicate and coordinate. Given the diversity of the vehicles
being used by the Army, along with the adversary force capabilities, successful cyber-attacks are all but inevitable. Therefore, these systems must be resilient enough to support the missions that rely on them
· EOSIO Hackathon: Beyond Blockchain
Build an EOSIO-based application that has a potential to bring a significant positive change at scale to communities around the world,
employing the power of EOSIO blockchain and deployed to a scalable GCP infrastructure
MYTHICAL GAMES CHALLENGE:
§ Build an application or a game using the dGoods standard that results in improvements on the standard itself.
§ PRIZES: $61,500 in prizes
§ DEADLINE: Apr 6 5:00PM EDT
JOIN THE HACKATHON:
· Microsoft Azure US Hack for Accessibility
o Build an application prototype with Azure for and with people with disabilities in the context of education. The application should be functional with real or sample data.
o NOTE: Participants must all be legal residents of the fifty United States (including the District of Columbia)
§ PRIZES: $10,000 in prizes
§ DEADLINE: Mar 15 5:00PM EDT
JOIN THE HACKATHON:
· Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon
o Use one or more of the following Azure AI services to build a new project or update an existing project: Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, and Azure Search.
o PRIZES: $25,500 in prizes
§ DEADLINE: Apr 5 5:00PM EDT
§ JOIN THE HACKATHON: http://bit.ly/AzureAI21u
Mr. Jamie Hayes, M.A.
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator | Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University - College of Arts and Sciences
25 Park Place, 7th Floor |Atlanta, GA 30303