ST - Service - Special Events

While there are various one-time special events, there are some regular events. We plan to document MacOSX software that's often needed for special events.

Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)

Dates: Friday: 2014-12-12, 2015-12-11
One day; usually on a Friday in December during CS Education Week.
Contact: Sandy Graham (sandy.graham)

  • Could require as many as 30 machines - ideally spaced apart
  • Need 40 guest accounts cleared and ready for use
  • Requires Alice 3.0 (which might be working now on MacOSX 10.10.3)
  • Specific software needs available by beginning of September

ST #96631 2014-12-12

Canadian Computing Olympiad (CCO; formerly CCC Stage II)

Dates: Monday to Friday: 2015-05-11 → 2015-05-15, 2016-05-09 → 2015-05-13
Five days; usually the week before the May long weekend.
Contact: Troy Vasiga (troy.vasiga)

  • Currently handled by CSCF (CEMC happy to continue this)
  • Need 30 machines running Linux Ubuntu with some compilers like g++/gcc/fpc installed
  • Need 30 guest accounts
  • Specific software needs available by early March
  • Timeframe: mid-April set-up to last-minute lab check/hardware replacement

ST #99519 2015

CS Girls

Dates: Saturday to Saturday: 2015-05-23 → 2015-05-30, 2016-05-14 → 2016-05-21
Seven days; usually begins Saturday after May long weekend.
Contact: Sandy Graham (sandy.graham)

  • Would like a lab reserved for the entire week for 36 people (Mac OS is fine)
  • Need 40 guest accounts cleared and ready for use
  • Occasional need for second lab when the group is split in two
  • Specific needs available by end of March

ST #99403 2015


Dates: mid-June to August 29th 2015
Contact: cdyck,

  • we give them admin access, and they install what's needed
  • we re-image the machines at the end of the event
  • they need one room of Macs

ST #98991 2015

IOI Training

Dates: 2015-07-13 18:00 to 2015-07-16 18:00 2015 (MC2061), Summer 2016?
Usually four or five days in June or July or August.
Contact: J.P. Pretti (jpretti)

  • Need a reserved Linux lab with at least eight machines
  • Need CCO accounts cleared and ready for use
  • Specific software needs available by early March

ST #95247 2014

Shad Valley Workshop

Dates: 2015-07-14 14:30 → 16:30 (MC3004)
This looks to be every second year.
Contact: Jeff Orchard (jorchard)

  • a Mac lab is usually used; once there was some linux.student.cs software to install

ST #100536 2015

CS Teachers' Summer Conference

Dates: Tuesday to Thursday: 2015-08-18 → 2015-08-20, August 2016
Usually three days beginning 20 days before Labour Day.
Contact: Sandy Graham (sandy.graham)

  • Usually requires two labs at any given time
  • Need 60 guest accounts cleared and ready for use
  • On occasion may require a third lab
  • Often requires multiple instances of new (free to download) software to be available
  • Specific software and lab needs available by end of May

ST #100174 2015

Women in Computing — outreach

Dates: 2015-10-24
Contact: Jo Atlee (jmatlee)

  • MC3003
  • three software packages along the lines of the Alice programming language and environment

ST #99427 2015-10-24


Dates: throughout the year
It virtually always happens on a Saturday.
Contact: Troy Vasiga (tmjvasiga), and Ondre Lhotak (olhotak)

  • Always want MC3022, for the Nettops
  • There are special accounts, and a virtual (Ubuntu) machine (acm.student.cs)
  • Software needs are generally met by the standard teaching environment software
  • It's occasionally necessary to overflow into a Mac lab

ST #100754 2015-07-18

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