Good morning! It's Monday 2nd June, and it’s the final week of exams – I hope they’ve been going well.
This is the last Monday Mail for this academic year, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you a happy and rewarding summer. If you’re graduating, we hope to see you and your families on Graduation Day (Monday 14 July). If you’re about to start a year's Industrial Experience, good luck for what I’m sure will be a fantastic time for you. If you’re returning for your next year of study with us in September, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you soon. On with today’s news...
Toby → http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~toby
CSSoc Chair Neha Agrawal (Y3, CSE) writes, “Hi guys, on behalf of CSSoc, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and for turning up to our events. It's been an awesome year! I'd like to introduce Josh Langley (Y1, CSwIE) and Bryn Hanby-Roberts (Y1, CSwIE) who will be taking over as Co-Chairs from next year. Have a wonderful summer!”
1UP is organising another Hard-Core FPGA projects Hackathon this Thursday 5 June at 16:00 in Collab, starting with a talk on "Parallel Programming using VHDL", followed by hands-on programming. Everyone welcome! Pizza and refreshments provided → https://sites.google.com/site/1uphardcore
MEET THE STEMETTES.
On Sat 21 June the Stemettes (women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will be at Thoughtworks on the 26th floor of City Tower in Manchester, with the usual mix of food, fun and prizes. Sign up (or volunteer for the Women In Computing panel) → http://goo.gl/EnF1ZU
FILM DATA HACKATHON.
Calling all cinephiles and dataphiles! Abandon Normal Devices in partnership with the BFI are running a weekend hackathon on 28/29 June at Manchester’s Cornerhouse, about everything cinema. The winning teams will have the opportunity (and cash up to £1500) to have their concept funded for further development → http://goo.gl/faIieP
Centro are running a Hack Weekend Challenge on 21/22 June at Centro House, Birmingham, with food and refreshments included. Prizes include Apple stuff and High Street vouchers. Full details → http://www.centro.org.uk/hackchallenge
MCS Projects ( → http://mcsprojectsltd.co.uk
) in conjunction with local experts in educational robots are running robotics competitions for schools across the north of England and are looking for CS students to help (paid at £50 per day + expenses). Contact Paul Waterworth →
SUPPORT A SCHOOL.
Manchester Grammar School is running a ‘Computing for Beginners’ week. They’re looking for students with Linux / RPi skills to help for 1 or 2 days, between 24-27 June. A great opportunity to enthuse kids about Computer Science, get some experience, and enhance your CV. Contact Simon Duffy →
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