Virtual Lounge

Tue Nov 10, 2020

UBC Computer Science Student Society


Welcome to the Computer Science Student Society, the student club for undergraduates at the UBC Department of Computer Science. We provide a social space where everyone’s welcome (in ICICS 021), run events, and represent your interests to the department. For more events you may be interested in, please follow us on our social media outlets.

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Virtual Pictionary

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Join us for virtual Pictionary tomorrow evening!

WHO: You! And some profs.

WHAT: We will be using https://skribbl.io/ to play virtual Pictionary. It is fairly easy to pick up and we will go through a quick tutorial at the start of the event. It is close to Halloween so feel free to dress up. I know one of the profs may be in costume 😉

WHERE: Topic: Faculty Games Night Time: Oct 28, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61074632465... Meeting ID: 610 7463 2465 Passcode: 2020

WHEN: Wednesday October 28th @ 6pm. The event will go on until 7pm but people are free to hang out afterwards!

WHY: To have fun and get to meet some of the profs in a more casual setting! Hope to see you there!

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AUS SUS Applications

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CSSS is hiring for AUS and SUS representatives! Responsibilities: - Represent the CSSS in weekly/bi-weekly AUS/SUS council meetings - Liaise between CSSS and AUS/SUS to maintain good standing for the club - Provide reports to CSSS executives on AUS/SUS decisions If you are interested in applying, please click the link below: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iDlUmbM0UYPMcB

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Coding Competition

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Join us this Saturday for our Summer Coding Competition!

Make a few new friends and sharpen up your coding and problem-solving skills.

Whether you want to brave the sea by yourself or with the help of your buddies (ELECTED by you or APPOINTED by us) solve your way through our course of problems curated by the CSSS team.

With your assigned team, and with teamwork, creativity, and collaboration, we believe you will come out having learned something new, or a couple new friends.

Sign up - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuq2BFyhcs4F9LQ4mou-CYQ_EINOa2UD5Sm-OPq9tXnl814w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1Eam4e6LSGCUjV8LnsgzsQfx_8NM6X_aG67ERwyOlT9txA1rzSS4uyjSg

We will send out our Zoom Meeting link Saturday morning via EMAIL. Please have every group member sign up!

The top-scoring team will walk away with a $50 Amazon gift card!

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**NOTE: You will be required to use Github and git, for code submissions. Please ensure you are familiar with both. We will have a crash course on both at 1 hour before the competition starts (11 am PST) via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89278946578?pwd=VmpsQ2RRdlZId1M0bENmSGhUTUdtdz09

Meeting ID: 892 7894 6578 Password: gitgitgit

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VPC Hiring

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We are looking for a VP Communications to join the team for next year. The VP Communications shall:

• Produce all advertising pertaining to Club business in all electronic and print media.

• Communicate Club activities to the Members

APPLY HERE:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_m7MAp09d6nUOSuRTxi5HTxwjpW_QEIFlUBcE5oiPOxkweA/viewform

It will be helpful to have graphic design and git experience, but it is not required, don’t let the questions deter you from applying! If you have any questions or would like to send in resume/portfolio instead please direct to Facebook page or [email protected], our email servers are temporary down.

Year End Gala Update


Unfortunately, given the move to online graduation, it is clear that we have no choice but to cancel this year’s Year-End Gala. We recognize this will be disheartening news to many of you (myself included), particularly those graduating wanting to celebrate our time at UBC surrounded by the people with whom we’ve struggled together through undergrad and to whom we’ve grown close.

We’re putting aside some of the money that we would have spent on the gala and looking for a way to commemorate the graduating class. In lieu of memories of one last night together, we want to give something that will serve to remind us of our shared experience. If you have any thoughts on what might be meaningful and valuable for the students and/or CS department, please find our survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKqGdo-5wLE-G6sDCadniGqT1puxqqUvbnYZaBoFJxCE_j0w/viewform

You will receive your full refund, the refund process will proceed in the next couple of days. For those who purchased group tickets, the cumulative amount will be refunded to the buyer of the tickets. If you have any questions or encountered any difficulties during the refund process, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Preferably through Facebook page, as our email server is down.

And if I might step off the official-voice-pedestal for a moment here – I want to express my gratitude to the community. Throughout my five years around computer science, it’s amazed me how many wonderful people seem to appear at every turn, and I know there are so many more I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting. Those of you who come with fresh ideas, new energy, and unending drive to better the student community and the department, thank you. And those of you who bring warmth, friendliness, and a genial word, thank you. And those who bring just your presence and your attention, thank you. You are all invaluable to making this department what it is. These are turbulent times; still, I know that next year, regardless of what happens, we will be here aiming to support you in whatever capacity you need. I hope we continue to further the goal of welcoming everyone with open arms, encouraging and edifying each other, and serving as your little beacon and refuge when it comes to navigating computer science student life.

Stay safe, stay entertained, and we can’t wait to see you again – whenever that may be!