Free Headshot Photo Session - Thursday

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Headshot Photo Session

Dates & Times: Thurs. March 3 (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm) and Fri. March 4 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Are you a student who is just getting started in your career path? Do you wish to get a new headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile or just your Facebook? CSSS is holding a free headshot photoshoot session for ALL students! Feel free to come wearing anything, though business casual/formal is recommended.

This event will take place inside the ICICS building or outside if weather permits) on Thursday March 3 and Friday March 4. Feel free to attend either day (or both!). Drop-ins are welcome. Please register using this link https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qs4dJNAar8EdaC

For any questions, please contact VP Volunteering of CSSS at vpv@ubccsss.org or reach out to our Instagram @ubc_csss!

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Tech Industry Night - Jan 2022

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The CSSS will host the first 2022 Tech Industry Night during the inaugural CS week which runs from January 24th-31st.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and recruiters from tech companies and learn more about the job market, interview strategies, resume tips, and more!

Sign up by filling out this signup survey, or by scanning the QR code on the poster!

Arista Networks


Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through CloudVision® and Arista EOS®, an advanced network operating system. Its seasoned leadership team is globally recognized as respected leaders and visionaries with a rich and extensive history in networking and innovation. Arista was recognized as a leader with the top score in current offering and strategy categories in The Forrester Wave™: Open, Programmable Switches For A Businesswide SDN, Q3 2020. https://www.arista.com/en/

Bit Quill


Bit Quill builds software for software companies. They build back-end software in the data and cloud space for the world’s largest software companies - and a few of the smallest ones, too. Their reputation is built on high-quality, rock-solid software; a collaborative approach to design and development; and, a love for good tech and happy people. https://www.bitquill.com/

FDM Group


The FDM group work in partnership with their clients across a number of sectors, providing access to a skilled, highly diverse pipeline of talent to work as part of their technology teams. Their consultants undergo rigorous training across in-demand technologies, in learning environments that are designed to mirror real-world business challenges and working practices. They have a comprehensive consultant support program in place to ensure they provide satisfying and successful placements for their clients and consultants, including learning and development offerings, wellbeing and mentoring programs, and networking events. https://www.fdmgroup.com/en-ca/ca-home

Global Relay


“Connecting compliant messaging with intelligent archiving for risk-ready business.” Global Relay was founded in 1999. The core management team is still united, more than 20 years later. From a start-up working with small broker-dealers, Global Relay has scaled to manage petabytes of data for the largest global banks. The company has also expanded their solutions for asset management, insurance, energy, government, public companies, and other regulated organizations. Without any outside investments, Global Relay is a self-made company. https://www.globalrelay.com/

Rogers Communications


Rogers makes more possible for Canadians each and every day, proudly connecting them to a world of possibilities and the moments that matter most in their lives. Founded in 1960, they have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. https://www.rogers.com/

Teck Resources


Teck is one of Canada’s leading mining companies with operations and projects in Canada, the United States, Chile and Peru. They provide essential resources the world is counting on to make life better while caring for the people, communities and land that we love. They are committed to innovation and continuous improvement while ensuring everyone goes home safe and healthy every day. They do the right thing — even when it’s hard or requires bold action. They work with a sense of personal responsibility and genuine care for the people, communities and lands with which we are entrusted. https://www.teck.com/

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CSSS 2021 Recap + 2022 Preview

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Hello CS folks!

We hope you had a wonderful winter break and are ready for the upcoming term!

We were thrilled to see you on campus last term after two years of online learning. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions mandated us to adjust many of our event offerings. Nonetheless, many great things have happened that we would like to share with you. 🥳

In September, we started the new school year with the CSSS First-Year Welcome. Our department’s professors, Patrice Belleville and Kemi Ola, kindly joined forces with several student speakers (Eric Yan, Cyrus Kalafchi, Leonard Wang, Maja Evans, Henry Huynh, Vedika Seth) to tackle first-year questions. This virtual event is also the first time we tried out a Zoom breakout room panel where each room had a speaker talking about a different topic. 🎓

Then, as we moved into October, we had our first offline event, the Halloween social👻. Lots of you showed up to show off your spooky outfits👹 and the opportunity to meet everyone since the Cube’s reopening!

In November, we had our professional photoshoot event which is, non-surprisingly, extremely popular (> 100 attendants)📷.

Finally, in December, we had two events happening on the same day (Dec. 2), the Research Night and Movie Night. For the Research Night, we invited a guest panel consisting of Prof. Joanna McGrenere, A. Finn Hackett, Eric Yan, Dryden S. Wiebe, Rebecca Lin, Matthew Tang to introduce the undergraduate research options in UBC CS. Immediately after that, we ended the term by showing the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite🎞.

We were not slacking off in Cyberspace either. In fact, our online community has grown enormously in the last four months. The CS Discord doubled from around 600 members in the summer to 1500 members! Aside from that, we hosted the well-received CSSS Summer Olympic in addition to regular game nights during the summer break. In this event, we celebrated the Tokyo Olympics by organizing nerdy events that all CS students love. Yes, coding competitions and keyboard typing challenges ⌨🖱.

For those of you who frequent our website, you may have noticed changes to the tutor page and the addition of a new clubs page. We have many more cool features coming✨

As we move into the new semester, we have many events lined up. You should already see Maple CTF (Capture the Flag/White hat hacking/Security competition) occurring from January 21 - 28. This is part of a week-long event called CS Week which we hope will become the defining event of UBC CS. Stay tuned for more information. 🤩

Maple CTF 2022

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Logo for Maple CTF 2022

Maple CTF is the first Capture the Flag event made exclusively for all UBC students and affiliates! Whether this is the first time you’re hearing the term CTF, or you’re a seasoned veteran, Maple CTF will provide an awesome week long experience! Join one of the megateams and compete in a variety of interesting cybersec challenges, winning prizes and learning lots along the way.

What is Capture the Flag?
Capture the Flag competitions, or CTF’s, are computer security competitions where various teams compete to find and retrieve special text strings, called “flags”, which are hidden within pages, apps, and files. You’ll need to hack web pages, crack codes, and break programs to get those flags!

When and where?
Online from Jan 21st to Jan 28th! Maple CTF fits your own schedule – tackle as many or as few challenges through the week, any time you want :)

What’s in it for me?
On top of a fun, competitive, and educational experience, there will be $850 in cash prizes as well as interview opportunities with our sponsors! By simply participating, you already are eligible for the chance to win prizes :)

Awesome! How can I join?
Join our Discord! There you’ll be able to join teams, discuss the event, and be kept up with the latest announcements.

More FAQ and information is available on the Maple CTF website.

See you there!

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Research Night

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You are invited to the Undergrad Research Night on Thursday, December 2, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM hosted by the CSSS! Learn about how to start your research journey, apply to UBC’s research programs, find supervisors, come up with topics, and succeed in your research position. A panel of professors, graduate students and experienced undergrad students will be answering your questions. Please signup by filling in this survey: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3OW7PmVK0v97iKO.

Panelists:
Eric Yan
Rebecca Lin
Dryden Wiebe
Matthew Tang
Finn Hackett
Joanne McGrenere

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