Resume and Interview Prep Workshop – January 29th, 2015

Unsure about your resume? Wondering as to what you might be asked in an interview?

You are welcomed to stop by and have your questions answered! We will have a software company come in and give helpful insight and pointers to help you with your resume and interview!

Location: CBB 120

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

NOTE: For those who have classes from 5:30 to 7:00, do not hesitate to stop by, the representatives will be there for some time!

Let us know if you will be there

CougarCS Career Fair for Spring 2015 – February 4th, 2015


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

10:00am – 2:00pm

University of Houston Main Campus:

UH Hilton: Waldorf Astoria Ballroom

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Companies: For registration information, email us at

List of Companies Attending.


Professional Dress
If you are wearing a t-shirt, jeans, flip flops, sandals, shorts, you will not be allowed to enter the career fair.  This is to help you.  You are making a “first impression” with these recruiters.  MAKE IT COUNT!
Pre-registation Sign Up

We want all who are planning to attend to pre-register. You will receive a list of companies attending the week before the career fair, a name tag at check-in, and any information from the companies.  Preregistration will be available through Wednesday, January 28th. Preregistration is not necessary but appreciated.

Pre-registration –

Resume workshop and interview prep
Unsure about your resume? Wondering about what you might be asked at an interview? Please stop by and have your questions answered! Check back for more details.

Fourth meeting notes 2014-10-23

We talked about a wide range of topics at this meeting. Here are links to the talks:

Check out photos from the meeting here.

Talk: Richard Stallman – “The Free Software Movement”

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Richard Stallman (rms) is giving a talk at the University of Houston. You can RSVP at the Free Software Foundation.

Richard Stallman’s speech will be nontechnical, admission is free of charge, and the public is encouraged to attend. The topics of free software, copyright vs community, and digital inclusion deal with ethical/political issues that concern all users of computers.

Title: “The Free Software Movement”.

Speaker: Richard Stallman

When: Sunday November 2nd, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

RSVP: Please register at Free Software Foundation (FSF). Registration is anonymous, but appreciated to help us accommodate the audience.

Where: University of Houston, SEC 100, Google Map.
University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd
(Large Auditorium near the Stadium and Stadium Parking lot off of Cullen Boulevard)

The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users’ freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used together with the kernel Linux, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Informational literature and small giveaway items will be available for the audience and there will be an opportunity to purchase various FSF merchandise.

The closest parking to the auditorium is Parking Lot 12B on Holman Street. A Google Maps is available here.

SEC and Holman parking

Third meeting notes 2014-10-09

Pariveda Solutions came out and spoke about their company. Then Kevin Moormann of Pariveda gave a talk titled “The Power of Connected Data” that he previously presented at Houston Techfest. He demonstrated how to use Neo4j to make graph queries that would be difficult to do with a relational database. The meeting’s pizza was graciously provided by Pariveda Solutions! Thank you for both the talk and the food!

CougarCS also discussed:

  • the new code review problem about word chains for the month of October,
  • signing up for the Code Day Houston hackathon (use the coupon code UOFH for 25% off),
  • and an upcoming initiative from CougarCS called “Mo’ Code Movember” — a month of software engineering. More info on that soon.

Photos from the meeting:

Third meeting

Our third meeting on October 9th, 2014 at 5:30 PM in PGH 232.

Pariveda Solutions will be there to talk about graph databases and will be taking resumes.

Some info about internships is here. Some may want to note that “F1, J1 and H1B visas are not accepted at this time”.

Facebook event here.

Second meeting notes 2014-09-25


Photos from the meeting: