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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 and watch the panels!
Go to to start on

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 ( 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:

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

Computer Science Student Tea with Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

You’re invited!
Computer Science Student Tea with Dr. Maria Klawe, President,
Harvey Mudd College
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm
Alumnae House
Lecture to follow at 5:00pm
President Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics [ >> more ]

April 6th, 2016 · Tags: Events, Student Activities, Talk

CS-Related Math Lunch Talk on Thursday, Nov. 19

What Can We Learn from Software Failure Data
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs
Failure detection and fault correction are vital to ensure high quality software. During the development and deployment phases detected failures are commonly classified by severity and tracked to meet quality and reliability requirements. Besides tracking failures, this data can be analyzed and used to qualify [ >> more ]

November 6th, 2015 · Tags: Events, Talk

AIT Budapest Study Abroad in Computer Science

Gabor Bojar, founder of AIT-Budapest, and Professor of IT Entrepreneurship will give a talk on the Budapest computer science study abroad program on Thursday, October 29 at 12 PM in Ford 241. There will be food and refreshments.

October 28th, 2015 · Tags: Events, Study Abroad

Social Justice Through Programming on Otelia Cromwell Day

Smithies in CS is hosting an hour-long Learnathon titled “Social Justice Through Programming: Creating a Website“. This is a socially conscious event for Smith College students and faculty in conjunction with Otelia Cromwell Day where teams will write programs that will make a positive difference in somebody’s life. We will teach you how to make a basic [ >> more ]

October 25th, 2015 · Tags: Events, Hackathon