Weekly CS Undergraduate Newsletter #34
February 17th, 2021
· Google sponsored event: Graduating and Landing a Job With a Technical Degree: Jess Mitchell, Google - Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
o Virtual Session: Best Practices for those interested in careers that support technical expertise. Web Development Web Design Computer Networking Technology Software Development Cybersecurity Database Management Game Designer Information Systems
§ Register in advance for this meeting:
· Google sponsored event: Google at GSU: Girls Who Code Googler Panel - February 22nd from 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EST (see flyer)
o What is it like to work at Google? How did you prepare for your interviews? What do you love most about the tech industry? Bring your questions and hear stories from Googlers!
§ RSVP http://goo.gle/3oXEOel
· Girls Who Code Confidence Workshop on Behavioral Interview Prep - February 19th from 3pm - 4:30pm (see flyer)
· Facebook’s Programming Club@GSU is hosting three events this week. Attend any of the following based on your interests:
o Friday 2/19 @ 2 - 5 pm Pygame HACKJAM: This week, we will have our second HackJam where you’ll learn how to create a game of Pacman using the Pygame Library and Python programming language! No prior knowledge is needed!
§ If you are curious to know more, here are some helpful resources.
· Meet on Zoom: https://gsuprogclub.github.io/zoom
o § Pacman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man
o § Python: https://www.w3schools.com/python/
o Saturday 2/20 @ 2 - 4 pm Interview Preparation: For Saturday’s Interview preparation session, we’ll be covering Graphs! If you’ve used any form of social media, you have used graphs! A graph is a data structure that displays relationships between data and is useful for establishing networks. To learn more about graphs, an important topic in programming, be sure to attend!
§ Meet on Zoom: https://gsuprogclub.github.io/zoom
§ RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/hZsAifFpp7Lrd5Yc8
o Sunday 2/21 @ 2 - 4 pm Mock Interviews: Join us for a mock interview prep session where club leaders will take everyone through a demo interview, providing observations on what to expect and tips on doing well. Afterward, everyone will get a chance to practice interview level questions in pairs.
§ Meet on Discord in the #interview-prep voice channel: https://discord.gg/pxJAqXX
Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
· CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
o The LSU Center for Computation & Technology, (CCT), will host a virtual ten week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects.
§ Each student receives a stipend of $8,000.
§ Application deadline. February 28th, 2021:
§ For more information and to apply, visit: https://reu.cct.lsu.edu/
· TechTogether Atlanta (February 26th – 28th, 2021)
o An organization that aims to increase the gender-inclusivity of the hackathon community through running hackathons for people of marginalized genders across the country. TechTogether has already served 2,200+ people of marginalized genders from all around the world to learn more about tech and build exciting projects in just the span of a weekend. In addition to free access to workshops and activities, we also provide hackers with 24/7 access to mentorship during events.
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