Welcome to the Spring 2010 term. This is the term Preview. We have a surprising
amount of stuff happening in a Spring term.
Remember to renew! If you can't remember if your membership is arranged for the
term, just ask.
-- Gerald Sussman
This is very cool. There will be an email very shortly with full details but
I'll let you in on a sneak peek. Gerald Sussman is coming to UW to give a few
talks and hang out next week. A coauthor of SICP, an ACM winner of the Karl
Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 1990 and the Amar G. Bose award for
teaching in 1991, and a laundry list of other very cool stuff. He's a man worth
meeting. Keep your eyes peeled.
-- Election Results
Our election for the Spring 2010 term was last Tuesday. The results and
Prez - Jeff Cameron
Veep - Brennan Taylor
Trez - Vardhan Mudunuru
Sec - Matt Lawrence
Sysadmin - Mike Ellis
Office Manager - Edgar Bering
Librarian - Tapan Oza
-- Prof and Member Talks
We want lots of them! We are planning on running them like last semester where
we will run a talk every Tuesday at 4:30pm. But we need your help. Don't worry
it is easy. Give us suggestions for professors you would like to hear from. Or
better yet, volunteer to give a talk on whatever you find interesting within the
vast and exciting field of Computer Science. Send veep(a)csclub.uwaterloo.ca an
abstract by May 28th.
Past suggestions from members about topics the members would like to hear about are:
*Prabhakar Ragde - A topic of his choice
*Ray Laflamme - Quantum Computing things
*Kate Larson - AI whatnot
*Ian Goldberg - Being Awesome
*Tim Brecht - OS Hotness
*Michael Best - Portfolio Optimization
-- Contest - Call for Volunteers
Zero experience required! Our President, Jeff Cameron, has worked hard in
previous terms to run a number of AI contests and as always he needs people to
help him out. There is so much to do and anyone that can contribute even in a
small way is much appreciated help. But there is more to it than that. You'll be
hooked! You'll be working in a decent sized team to make something great and
fun. You don't even need to know what the contest is or how our contests have
run in the past to help out.
-- Code Parties
We will be having them. They will be on Fridays on dates yet to be determined.
But if you keep your eye on the website we will give you plenty of notice. They
are always fun, and there is so much hacking of code to be done this term
Brennan Taylor b4taylor at uwaterloo dot ca
Computer Science Club http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~b4taylor
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario CANADA N2L 3G1