Both the resume workshop and career fair are coming up! Make sure you are prepared to show your best side. Find out more information about both in our Career fair post. Even if you are a freshman, you can still benefit by going to the career fair. And if you’re looking for internships for the summer, this is the career fair you want to go to.
Come by our second meeting as well. We’ll have more career fair tips and representatives from Schlumberger from and Pariveda Solutions. It will be Thursday September 25th, 2014 at 5:30 PM in PGH 232.
Facebook event for the meeting is here.
Here’s the meeting notes for the first meeting of the year (on Prezi)!
Check out some of the photos from the meeting:
Download our first newsletter by clicking this link!
CougarCS Newsletter issue 1
ATTENTION: The room for the meeting on September 11th has changed to PGH 232. Not the PGH 563 lab. Edited 2014-09-10.
Hello my friends in arms!
Welcome back to a new school year. We hope everyone has had a wonderful and epic summer.
First, CougarCS and the CS Alumni will have a booth at the tailgate this coming Friday (08/29) at our first football game in the new UH Stadium. Come enjoy FREE food and some socializing with the CS Alumni and your fellow students. Then top it off with one epic game!!! I say it’s the least we could do before you dwell back into the battlefield! Oh also did I mention the FREE food?? RSVP to the event on Facebook.
Second, First official Fall 2014 CougarCS meeting will be on September 11th, Thursday @ 5:30pm. We’ll go over all the new exciting things that’ll happen this year (like career fair, tailgate, etc.). We also have Dr. Hesam Panahi from Red Labs coming. He is in charge of the startup incubator (accelerator) over at the UH Red Labs. Here’s a link to their page: RED Labs.
So RSVP to the meeting and come enjoy some FREE food and socialize with your fellow comrades!
CougarCS – Treasurer
University of Houston – Computer Science
COMPUTER SCIENCE CAREER FAIR – Fall Semester
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm
University of Houston Main Campus:
Shamrock Ballroom at the UH Hilton
We look forward to see everyone!
Companies: For registration information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS MANDATORY
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 are trying something new this year, we want all who are planning to attend to pre-register. You will receive a list of companies attending in the next week, name tag at check-in, and any information from the companies. Preregistration will be available through Friday, September 26th. Preregistration is not necessary but appreciated.
Pre-registration - http://bit.ly/UHCSCareerFairF2014
Facebook event here.
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! Thanks to Reynolds and Reynolds, they will be giving advice for the interview and look over resumes!
It will be in PGH 232 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
NOTE: For those of you that have class from 5:30 to 7:00 the representatives will still be there for some time! Please stop by!
Facebook event here.
Come and let out all that built up stress from school at the UH Game room with CougarCS and Anadarko Petroleum.
When: Wed, 4/9/14 6-8pm
Where: UH Game Center @ the UC (basement level)
Committed to safely producing the energy we all need in a manner that protects the environment, public health and supports our communities. Energy is fundamental to modern existence. It is as important as clean air, water and affordable food. Anadarko takes this responsibility seriously to safely deliver resources to our energy-hungry world, and they hold true to their core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus, people and passion, and open communication in all of their business activities.
Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.79 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of proved reserves at year-end 201
This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the members/officers and network with the company in a fun and relaxed environment before your next wave of exams! Free Food (Pizza) will be provided for, so I see no reason why any of y’all would not be here!
Anadarko is in fact looking for some CS students for Internship for the Summer of 2015.
We’re having a 2 Day hackathon with Microsoft, AITP UH, CS Girls, and ISACA! Details on when it is and how to prepare are below. RSVP here and join the Facebook event and Meetup event to keep up to date.
PDF of poster
Prize Goes To The Best Idea!!!
So come prepared, bring your best idea, and execute it. You’ll have 28+ hours,
to build it! Earn points to towards prizes including t-shirts, gift cards, Xbox
games, phones, and devices for each successfully published app!
Don’t Know Where To Begin?
No frets! We will provide you with multiple templates to get you started! If
you don’t have a development machine, 10 units will be provided on a first
come, first served basis.
Install Mixer Event (If you wish to develop on your own device)
February 27th, 2014 from 5-8pm
Workshops & Hackathon
February 28th at 10am through March 1st 5:00 PM
Heyne Building H43
Get Your Development Environment Installed, Attend The Install Mixer!
Participation will require the following”
- Windows 8 Pro 64bit – Get through Dreamspark Premium from Laura Miller in PGH527.
(If your machine can only install 32-bit, please use that, although you will not be able to use the Windows Phone emulator. We can still build you app to a device or on another machine)
Visual Studio 2012 Pro or higher – https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=44
Visual Studio Update 3 – https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=51
Windows Phone SDK – https://www.dreamspark.com/student/Windows-Phone-8-App-Development.aspx
All of these are available through Dreamspark (with exception of Windows 8 Pro 64Bit) and instructions on installing them are contained in the above linked video. If you require Direct Links to where to get this software, see the Readme at the bottom of: https://github.com/winappkits/XPlatformCloudKit
If you need Windows 8, please see Laura Miller in PGH527 so she can register you for a premium dreamspark account so you can get it free as a Computer Science student at UH. This is different than the regular dreamspark at Dreamspark and is the only known way to obtain a free copy of Windows 8.
Laura is a very busy person so please be sure to do this earlier rather than later.
Last but not least, everyone need to have a Windows 8 & Phone developer account as well as Azure; so be sure to register at the following, you can obtain free access to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone stores through Dreamspark:
Access code available @ https://www.dreamspark.com/student/Windows-8-App-Development.aspx
Register for Windows 8 App Development Access @ http://dev.windows.com
Map your account as a student for free access @ https://www.dreamspark.com/student/Windows-Phone-8-App-Development.aspx
Register for Windows Phone 8 App Development Access @ http://dev.windowsphone.com
Register for Windows Azure free trial @ http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/. No code needed
It is important that you try to set these accounts up as soon as possible, the reason being that live support is not available on weekends so if there are any blockers, you may have to wait until Monday to contact support in the event that you receive a blocker.
We will go over all of this in more detail during the Hackathon, but the more prepared you come, the sooner you can jump into the fun!
Paul DeCarlo | Technology Evangelist
Central Region DPE | Microsoft Corporation
We’ll be holding two events this week:
## CougarCS meeting
Where: PGH 563
When: Wed (tomorrow) 2014-02-12 530pm (17:30 – 18:00)
Description: Joel Loucks is going to be giving a talk about test driven development
(TDD) and talking about the upcoming Code Retreat event that we will be
holding this Saturday (2014-02-15).
If you don’t know about TDD, check out http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TestDrivenDevelopment.html .
RSVP on Facebook!.
## Code Retreat
Where: PGH 563
When: Sat 2014-02-15 10am – 4pm (10:00 – 16:00)
Description: Software Developers honing their craft together.
We’ll be doing round-robin pair programming to solve Conway’s Game of
Life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway’s_Game_of_Life with different
people. Come learn from each other! Discussion, TDD, and food!
RSVP on Facebook!
CougarCS will be meeting tonight at 530pm in PGH 563 to introduce the topic of Regular Expressions. Join learning a bit about how they work, and more about what work they can do for you. Come in from the cold, and we look forward to seeing you!
Wed 1/29/14 5:30 pm