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Tis the Season to Code@Night!

Code@Night with Eevo

We have Eevo coming for our Code@Night this Friday in Sherrerd! They’re a New York VR startup that aspires to be the Netflix for VR. How we’ll Eevo and chill with goggles on remains to be seen however.

Nick Sahler will come and talk about how to scale infrastructure for 360 degree film, data streaming, and VR in general. We’ll have a few headsets and my gaming PC to try out VR games as well!

Daniel Suo, GS1 will also be coming to discuss research opportunities in the computer vision group run by Professor Xiao and show off his robot, so if you’re interested in independent work next semester, make sure to come on by!

Donate your old tech swag!

If you’re like me, your tech t-shirts are multiplying like gremlins in your dresser drawers right now. Let’s try and free up some space and give back to the less fortunate by donating your unwanted tech swag to local charities like Habitat for Humanity and Rescue Mission of Trenton. There’s a collection box in the Tea Room on the second floor of the CS building and I’ll be driving donations to the two organizations until class ends.

Coffee Chats

Need help figuring out what classes to take? Want to help underclassmen figure out what classes to take? Want some free coffee? Come to ACM coffee chats! Sign up here and we’ll set up groups to go to Small World or Starbucks to get coffee and discuss the upcoming semester from Tuesday to Thursday.

Code@Night with Predata Tomorrow!

We’re gonna be coding at night with Predata, a NYC-based startup that uses data science and machine learning to… PREDICT THE FUTURE! Their goal is to predict crises and major world events for clients using conversations on social media to determine the amount of political volatility in an area. If you’ve ever non-ironically said that you’re “into machine learning” or that “data science is probably going to be important someday”, this is the team for you. Collin Stedmann ‘15 will be presenting. I’ll be reprising my Hack Princeton web design class where we make a really rough approximation of Rap Genius (Rap Novice). I’ll also show off some Javascript transcompilers like Babel if you’re not ready to hop on board the JS-is-the-only-language future we’re heading towards.

RSVP here!

Code@Night and STEM Meetup!

STEM Meetup (October 8)

Career Services is having a meetup of tech companies at their location above the U-Store this Thursday at 5. Bloomberg, Delphix, and BNY Mellon will be speaking, and plenty of other companies will be coming as well. RSVP here, and let me know if you want to volunteer to help set up or clean up with me!

Code@Night (October 9)

After you go to the tech career fair on Friday, come our second Code@Night in Frist 206 and 208. David Bieber ‘14 and Greg Owen ‘15 will be there to speak about Nest and Databricks, both of which are super exciting companies working with Spark, which is a framework for large-scale data processing. We’ll also have interview prep and delicious food from Hoagie Haven. RSVP here!

Career Chair Application (due Friday)

Want to help run mock interview prep and earn my undying love and devotion? Apply to be our new career chair and help everyone figure out how the whole job thing works. You’ll mainly be expected to help out teach interview prep classes and organize one-on-one mock interviews. Apply here by Friday.

Code@Night and Froyo Chats!

Two things:

First, we’re bucking the trend of coffee chats and instituting FROYO CHATS. Big moves, right? Come and discuss Fall 2015-2016 course selection with your friends over froyo from Sketch, courtesy of ACM. Fill out this form with your time preferences and we’ll get back to you Friday night with which time slot you’re in. Upperclassmen are definitely encouraged to sign up!

Second, there will be a Code@Night with APT this Friday in Frist 302. The talk is titled “How to scale beyond a startup” and will be about, you guessed it, scaling a company’s technology past the startup stage.

Code@Night with Anna Kornfeld Simpson!

Come hear about COS grad school at this week’s Code@Night!

Anna Kornfeld Simpson ‘14, currently a PhD student studying computer security at University of Washington, will talk about why you might want to go to grad school, how to prepare and apply, and how grad school differs from doing independent work or thesis at Princeton. The talk will have thoughts for all class years, and there will be Q&A afterwards, so bring your questions!

As usual, it will be held in Frist 307 and 309 at 9PM until late.

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