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Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Portrait of Sarah Sharp

The Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee invites you to attend this term's public lecture in which we will host Sarah Sharp, Linux kernel developer and USB 3.0 driver author.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST
Portrait of Peter Buhr

Peter Buhr

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

3:30pm, Wednesday, November 19
DC 1302

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Are you curious about or unfamiliar with the issues of sexism and misogyny in STEM and the software industry? Perhaps you are aware of some of these problems but are interested in learning more.

The Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee is hosting an educational panel for students of all genders to learn about the scope and forms of sexism in STEM and software, and to give you tools to identify problematic situations and help create a more accepting, diverse community at our University and in the workplace.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 (all day)

What is National Learn to Code Day?

Want to make your own website, but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and come out to National Learn to Code Day on November 8!

Ladies Learning Code will be organizing workshops in the community to  introduce beginners to HTML and CSS. By the end of the workshop, you’ll own your very first website!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST
Portrait of Harry Shum

Harry Shum
Executive Vice-President, Technology & Research
Microsoft 

Thursday, November 6
DC 1302
3:30 p.m.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Come and meet our friendly faculty, staff, and students by attending a full day event on the Waterloo campus to learn about Computer Science and its programs.

Participate in our academic sessions and campus tours by registering online.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 2:30 PM EDT

You did it!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014!  Come celebrate with us and watch our computer science students receive their academic gown and official diploma.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of a Waterloo tradition!

For further information

If you'd like additional details (e.g. parking, FAQs), visit the Convocation page and follow the links.

Monday, October 20, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT
Portrait of Jeff Orchard

Jeff Orchard

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

3:30pm, Monday, October 20
DC 1302

Reception to follow, 4:30-5:30pm
DC 1301

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 3:00 PM EDT

Come to our Info Session!

Join our Math in Europe information session on October 7 at 3PM in DC 1302.

Learn how to spend your 2A term taking math courses while living in Rome, Italy, and France!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — 11:00 AM EDT
Portrait of Brad Meyers

Brad A. Myers

Human Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Meet our Big CSters

Come out to this term's first Big CSters Social!

Meet other female Computer Science students and chat about courses, university life, or just whatever. Food and drink will be provided.

Let us know you're coming by filling out the RSVP form!

About Big CSters

The Big CSters Mentorship Program helps introduce first-year female Computer Science students to university life by matching them with a Big CSter to speak once a week.

Friday, September 26, 2014 (all day) to Saturday, November 15, 2014 (all day)

Workshops

Dates Times
Friday, September 26 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 25 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 15 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 — 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

What is Hack the North?

Hack the North is Canada’s largest international hackathon, running 36 hours straight and involving over 1000 hackers.

It’s organized entirely by students and hosted at Waterloo. It’s open to all undergraduates from all schools—even if you live outside Canada.

Friday, September 19, 2014 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

Learn about all of our Computer Science programs by speaking with faculty, staff, and students at this 3-day long event. Gather important information about admissions, campus events, and deadlines.

The Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) began in 1997 as a way to help secondary school students gather information about Ontario’s 21 universities. Over 100,000 people attend the event over the 3 days.

Friday, September 19, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
2014 Cheriton Symposium Poster

The Cheriton School of Computer Science will hold its annual Cheriton Research Symposium September 19th in the Davis Centre.

This year's symposium will consist of talks by David R. Cheriton, and Faculty Fellowship recipients, Ihab Ilyas and M. Tamer Özsu.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Second, third and fourth year students are invited to learn about graduate studies in Computer Science and other math programs by attending this information session led by our faculty members.

Programs include:

Thursday, September 11, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Matei Zaharia
DC 2585

3:00pm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT
David S. Johnson
Columbia University
 
Wednesday, Sept. 10th, 10:30 am
DC 1302
 
TSP instances generated by placing cities uniformly at random within the
unit square provide reasonable surrogates for the instances arising in
many real-world TSP applications.  They are also an interesting object
of study on their own. The optimal tour length is known to grow as
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT
David S. Johnson
Columbia University
 
Wednesday, Sept. 10th, 10:30 am
DC 1302
 
Abstract: 
 
TSP instances generated by placing cities uniformly at random within the
Saturday, September 6, 2014 (all day) to Sunday, November 30, 2014 (all day)

Representatives from Waterloo will be touring academic fairs and visiting classrooms in various countries over the next 4 months.

Find out when we'll be in your country and connect with one of our travellers to find out about our programs.

Monday, September 1, 2014 (all day) to Sunday, September 7, 2014 (all day)

Congratulations to all of our admitted students for fall 2014! 

We have been anxiously waiting for your arrival and now the school season is finally upon us. Kudos to you and all of your hard work in making it to Waterloo.

To orient you to our campus and help you make those lasting connections, we've put together a variety of sessions and activities to get you set up on the right path for success.

Take a look at our orientation week schedule and make sure to participate!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 — 8:30 AM to Friday, August 8, 2014 — 4:15 PM EDT
Frank Tompa

Exploiting Text is a two-day workshop that will take place at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on August 7-8, 2014.

Friday, July 4, 2014 — 2:00 PM EDT

Computer Science alumnus Matei Zaharia comes back to the University of Waterloo to discuss Spark - a single programming model for big data sets - and the industry applications of the most active project in the Apache big data ecosystem.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 (all day) to Saturday, June 21, 2014 (all day)

The G.I. Jam is a multi-weekend event hosted by The Playful Pixel and the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute. The theme for the G.I. Jam is "Learn, Make, Play"; where each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people:

For the Summer 2014 G.I. Jam, we've combined our LEARN and MAKE events into a single weekend of tutorials, talks, and game making madness!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 — 2:00 PM EDT
Head shot of Jeromy Carriere

Jeromy Carriere (BMath’95 CS) is an engineering director with Google leading a number of teams that develop core components of Google's production cluster management infrastructure.

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