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TUCS is running an end-of-semester quiz night at the Uni Bar on Friday 24 May. Doors open at 5:30, and the quiz starts at 6:30.
Cost is $5 per person or $32 for a table of up to 8 people (pay on the night). Food available at at the bar. There will be quiz prizes and a lucky door prize. Please register at http://www.tucs.org.au/events/quiznight.
Come along - it's a fun night out!
The inaugural Telstra M2M University Challenge gives today's university students a chance to prove they're the next leading generation of Aussie innovators in a ten week competition.
Penultimate year students are invited to form a multi-discipline team and develop an innovative and commercially viable machine-to-machine (M2M) solution for the chance to win great prizes.
More details can be found in this flyer [PDF, 45.6KB]
Applications are now open, but close on 30th May 2013.
Please note applicants should coordinate their applications with their local team - if there is enough interest UTAS may put forward a team, but a local coordinator is as yet, to be determined.To indicate your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gov Hack is a competition that encourages small teams of programmers and designers to create tools and visualisations that are based on freely available data sets.When: June 1-2Where: The Typewriter Factory, Level 3, 13-17 Castray Esplanade, Hobart
TradingPlaces is excited to introduce an advanced Quantitative Trading Competition offered exclusively to Honours and Masters students from the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering.
This challenging new Competition will give students with an aptitude for analytics and programming the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world application. Participants will be provided with an official data source which they are to analyse and construct a quantitative trading model, using advanced statistical techniques. Participants will then present their results in a final report, detailing their motivation for the model and referencing any resources used.
Official data will be available for download on Monday 20th May 2013 and participants can submit their final report at any time before Friday 28th June, by e- mailing a zip file containing their final report and their self-contained and compilable code (written strictly in Octave or Matlab) to email@example.com. The winner will be the person who achieves the greatest out-of-sample profit during 2 years of sample data, and will also be judged on the statistical significance of individual returns, techniques used and profit volatility.
The top 3 submissions will be rewarded with a generous cash prize pool, offering:
Visit www.tradingplaces.com.au/quantcomp for more information and to register for the 2013 Competition.
This is your chance to showcase your statistical skills and possibly walk away with $2,000 for your efforts!
Anita Borg believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, in her life she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology's impact would be a positive one. It was this vision that inspired Anita in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology. Today this organization continues on her legacy and bears her name, The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (www.anitaborg.org).
The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia-Pacific Scholarship for Women in Computing for 2013 is now open. The closing deadline will be May 31, 2013.
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to furthering Anita's vision, we are pleased to announce The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship:Asia-Pacific (APAC). Through the scholarship, we aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates'academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science. A group of female Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students will be chosen from the applicant pool across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and India. Each scholarship recipient will receive a scholarship amount specific to their local region in respect to tuition.
All scholarship recipients will be invited to visit a Google office in Sydney, Australia for a networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity to meet and share experiences.
Eligibility requirementsApplicants must:
Please see http://www.google.com.au/anitaborg/apac/ for more information, and apply here: http://google.eresources.com/applications/login.asp.
Visit our job watch page for details of potential jobs that would be suitable for Computing/Information Systems students and/or graduates.
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