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ClojureBridge: 1-day Functional Programming Workshop

ClojureBridge is a free 1-day beginner-friendly programming workshop aimed at increasing the participation of women, non-binary folks and people of color in computer science. It will be held at Smith College, on Saturday April 29th, 2017 with a required installfest on Friday April 28th, 2017 in the evening. The workshop is intended both for those [ >> more ]

April 20th, 2017 · Tags: Conference, Events, Student Activities

Smith Wins Datafest 2017!

A team of Smith CS students has won Best in Show at the 2017 UMass Datafest.  Congratulations to Zainab, Subashin, Ji Young, Ji Won, and Van!
http://www.science.smith.edu/datafest/

April 5th, 2017 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon, Student Activities

In the Professional Sphere: Brianna Wu

In the Professional Sphere: Brianna Wu 
Friday April 14th, 12:30-1:30pm, Campus Center Carroll Room
Abstract: Are you interested in game design and programming? Are you interested in working in the game industry? Do you want to learn more about working in a male-dominated, competitive field? Come and meet Brianna Wu, a software engineer and co-founder of Giant Spacekat!  She will be talking about her career as a female game designer and her running for Congress in 2018 to address [ >> more ]

April 5th, 2017 · Tags: CS Lunch, Events

Info Session of Interest to CS Majors

From: Gwen Spencer <gspencer@smith.edu>
Hi All,
Next Wednesday, April 12, at 4:30 in Ford 240 we’ll have an info session on Analytics: a fast-growing field that is hungry for quantitatively-strong applicants. Analytics is a close relative of Data Science, and focuses on extracting actionable insights from data and mathematical models. This is a great career [ >> more ]

April 4th, 2017 · Tags: Events, Grad School

Trip to go see Hidden Figures at the Cinemark, 1/28/17

From the desk of the CS liaisons…
The CS department is organizing a trip to go to a 12PM showing of the Oscar-nominated movie, “Hidden Figures,” this Saturday, January 28th at the Cinemark in Hadley, on Route 9.  
We will be taking the PVTA to the movie theater, and tickets are free for the first 38 Smithies [ >> more ]

January 25th, 2017 · Tags: Events

If you missed the MIT Hacking Arts conference…

You can now sign up on Daisy.io and watch the panels!
Go to http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cc8308bcdd9fda5aef943111c&id=aa4445b0ca&e=46674ff594 to start on Daisy.io
 

December 13th, 2016 · Tags: Art Show, Conference, Events

Smith Teams Win Prizes at HackHolyoke

Congratulations to all the Smith students who won prizes at the Hack Holyoke (http://www.hackholyoke.com/) competition!  Sarah Abowitz, Juliane Donahue-Bombosch, and Minyue Dai won the prize for Most Innovative with their team’s entry.  Meanwhile the team of Ariana Meredith, Anjali Desai, Perla Garcia, and Michelle Wong won the #HackHarassment prize.  Well done all!

November 7th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Awards, Competitions, Events, Hackathon

Posted for the CS liaisons:
There will be a CS Summer Research Talk by the CS department on Monday, October 24th at 4:50-5:30PM in Ford 241. There will be short (1-5 min) presentations about summer research experiences and then a discussion on how to apply for SURF and other summer research opportunities. 
We will also be showing you examples of [ >> more ]

October 17th, 2016 · Tags: Events, Internships, Jobs, Student Activities

HackHolyoke Nov. 4-5

Dear creative minds and code aficionados,
HackHolyoke is the first women’s college hackathon and also the first hackathon with a 50:50 gender ratio. It is a 24-hour hackathon that welcomes 200 students to be creative, fearless and innovative as they develop brilliant new and disruptive projects! There is no programming experience required and all majors are [ >> more ]

September 26th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Events, Hackathon

Two events at Umass, Sept. 26th

Two events at Umass were recommended to Smith CS majors by Beth Andres-Beck, Class of 05.  Beth’s father, who works at Facebook, will be visiting the UMass CS department and will give a talk (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and then attend a Facebook recruiting event targetting internships & jobs (5-7 p.m.)
More information can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1195935457129574/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1094815617222373/

September 17th, 2016 · Tags: 5 College, Events, Internships, Jobs, Talk