On 7th April, we successfully hosted our first Code Jam hub. 15 participants tackled the challenging exercises provided by Google while getting to enjoy free pizza and nice company. We would like to thank everyone who attended the hub – we hope you had fun, achieved your personal coding goals and of course to see you again soon!
UU ACM-W will be hosting a hub for the Qualification Round of Code Jam, a world-wide programming competition that involves solving a number ofalgorithmic puzzles. The Qualification Round runs over 27 hours (6thApril 0:00 – 8thApril 3:00 CET) to allow people from different times zones to participate. Within this time span, our hub will take place on7thApril 12:00-15:30atthe Informationsteknologiskt centrum (ITC), room 4308. Of course it is also possible to work on the exercises outside of the hub if participants feel that they require more time.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the hub and we particularly encourage women and everyone with little or no hackathon experience to join. We aim to provide a friendly environment to make it an interesting and fun learning experience for all and will serve free pizza. Exercises from previous Code Jam contest can be foundhere. The winner of the World Finals in Toronto, Canada will earn the title of Code Jam Champion and $15,000.
If you would like to participate in our hub,pleaseregister athttps://code-jam-hub-at-uppsala-university.eventbrite.com.Places are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. In case you have registered but can’t come, please decline your place so that someone from the waiting list can take it. You will need to bring your own computer to the hub. If you have any questions, please contact us onfacebookor send an email to: email@example.com
On 1st March we successfully hosted a hub for the online qualification round of Hash Code (a team programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
13 participants who were spread across 4 teams joined the hub. After almost 4 hours of great team work, all teams were able to submit a solution to the problem statement. Well done everyone!
Next week’s Wednesday (8th of March) it’s time for the International Women’s Day! What better occasion to get together and watch Hidden Figures? Join us to watch an inspiring and true story on three African-American female pioneers!
“HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.” (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hidden_figures/)
We will gather either on Tuesday (7th of March, at 17:30) or on Wednesday (8th of March, at 17:30 or 20:00) depending on when most of you have time. Comment, drop us a message, and let us know if you want to join! Exact date & time will be announced by Friday evening.
Our March meeting will be on the 17th of March, 16:00 o’clock,
room 1345. During the next meeting we will start organizing our upcoming
projects. The projects that are on our TODO list so far are:
1) Women’s Day Celebration (8th of March)
2) Hackathon (October)
3) Helping students to send in a poster to Womencourage 2016 (before summer)
4) Lecture series (not yet determined)
5) Christmas Party (December)
If any of these projects interest you or if you just want to join and listen
to what we do, feel free to drop in!
We welcome you to join us to celebrate the international Women’s day at Uplands nation on Tuesday, the 8th of March. Come and learn more about us and what we are doing, or just come and have a nice evening while celebrating the importance of this day.
Everyone is welcome, men or women, undergraduate or graduate student!
We plan to meet up outside Uplands at 18:00 o’clock and enter together. A nation card is however required to enter.
If you don’t have one, the chapter would be happy to help you to get a guest card, provided that you are able to pay the fee (75 SEK) yourself.
Sign up for the guest card through this google form, latest by Monday 17:00 o’clock:
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