Did you know that UBC CS is among the highest ranking universities in Canada
when it comes to percentage of female enrolment? Ladies, we’ve a movie night
just for you. Come watch Crash and
enjoy some sushi with your fellow women-at-keyboards!
This is a free event, so come on out and network with the rest of the female
When: Friday, March 24, 2006 - 16:30 to 19:00 Where: CS Boardroom, Room X736 Tags: Social
Traditionally communications network has been considered synonymous with connectivity. Focus for network research and development was majorly on bandwidth, availability and protocol interoperability. While these factors continue to play an important role in the future network R&D, a new set of business challenges and opportunities such as mission critical business applications, self-defending security networks, and network as a distributed computing platform, is emerging and requires the attention of network researchers and developers.
In this talk, we will discuss the evolution of network intelligence and its impact on distributed computing and distributed applications. This talk assumes the perspective of a business leader or an entrepreneur and examines the potential business opportunities that are associated with this technological transformation. In particular we will discuss business cases associated with emerging technologies such as content-based message routing, network deep packet inspection, network-as-distributed-database, network-enabled stateless server, etc.
The last LAN party was such a success that we’re bringing it back! Consider it your last opportunity to game before final exam crunch time :-)
Count on there being a foosball tournament, Risk deathmatches (risqué indeed), Unreal Tournament/Enemy Territory shootouts, and more. And we’re also bringing out our new projector hooked up to the Xbox, for 4 player, Halo 2 action. Fun for the whole family - well, almost. So, even if you protest and deny owning a decent gaming rig, you have no excuse not to come. Pizza (for *genuine* LAN party attendees) will be available and most likely subsidized by Yours Truly.
Like last time, if you want to suggest improvements and give your input, hit the forums (editor’s note: now closed).
If you want to play in the foosball tournament, you can sign up on the bulletin board outside the cube office, OR at the LAN party on friday. There will be a final showdown, one on one between the winning team to see who gets to take home a brand spankin’ new copy of NBA Live ‘06 for Xbox.
For those of you who didn’t attend this extremely popular event last year, In My Experience is basically the straight-dope on Computer Science. Hear from several CS students, in all stages of their degree and what they are doing. If you have that burning question, like, “Should I go into co-op?” (of course!), or “Should I do a double major or honours?” (well, duhhh…), this is the place to get your answers - from peers who’ve had to make those same choices.
What’s the state of CS in general? Hear why those naysayers who claim we’re doomed to be unemployed upon graduation are very wrong. All past participants have agreed that this was extremely helpful so don’t miss out!
And… ahem, where there be speakers, there be giveaways ;-) But even if you don’t get to snag a t-shirt or one of those newfangled cdroms, I guarantee you that you’ll definitely snag something way more valuable - helpful advice that could make a difference in your education or career. It’s what you make of it, and it’s your experience!