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SoCS Teaching Award Nominations

Have you taken a course that really captured your imagination? Have you been taught by an outstanding instructor that really spoke to you? Nominate your instructor for a teaching award today! How do you submit a nomination?

Presentation of the first place award by The Honourable Tony Clement (center) to SoCS PhD Candidate Jason Ernst (left), and partner Carlos Saavedra (right).

Congratulations Electric Sheep

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jason Ernst, and University of Waterloo Masters student Carlos Saavedra - double winners at the nationwide Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) hackathon.

An Evening With Google

Join the School of Computer Science and the School of Engineering on March 25th for an evening with Google.

Software Engineer and former University of Guelph alumnus Stephanie Wilson will be here to provide an hour long information session for all undergraduate students interested in working at Google. Give your ideas impact by connecting with Google's audience of over 597 million people.

Journey To Cloud City

Join us on March 19th at 9:30am in MacKinnon 029 as we welcome Joel Varty, Director of Research and Development at Agility Inc. and former University of Guelph alumnus.

Student Success At HackerNest Construct

Several students from the School of Computer Science registered and competed in the first HackerNest Construct Hackathon over the February 22nd/23rd weekend.

The hackathon brought together 190 members of the tech community (including 130 hackers, of which 60 were students) from Toronto and surrounding areas to work with next generation devices such as the Leap Motion, the MYO Armband, Kiwi Move, Ouya, the Raspberry Pi, and others. The goal - build something awesome. Of the 33 teams who started the competition, 17 made it to demo day.

PhD Seminar: Sajid Marhon

School of Computer Science PhD student Sajid Marhon will present a seminar on Thursday February 26 at 1:00pm in Reynolds Room 219.

Title

Development of a New, DSP-based Gene Prediction Technique

Advisor

Stefan Kremer

Seminar: Utilizing Mobile Ubiquitous Resources

On March 6th, join the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences and the School of Engineering as they host Queen's University's Professor Hossam Hassanein.

Dr. Hassanein will present Utilizing Mobile Ubiquitous Resources (MUR) at 3pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The presentation will take place in Richards Building, Room 3504. The abstract is provided below.

Open Data Day Hackathon Results

This weekend approximately 30 people - students, staff, and faculty of the University of Guelph, and members from the Guelph community - gathered in the Science Complex Atrium to take part in the first Open Data Day Hackathon.

Sponsored by the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, teams of coders and non-coders came together with a goal of developing tools that used, processed, analyzed, or helped further expand the City's open data warehouse.

Upcoming Local Tech Events

Happy Reading Week everyone. Guelph's tech and entrepreneurial community continues to grow. If you're looking for a way to get involved and make a difference, there are several fantastic events that you might be interested in.

DemoCampGuelph (February 19th)

Tonight (February 19th) at the e-bar, join the local tech community as we gather to learn about and celebrate local upcoming projects.

Open Data Day Hackathon (February 22nd/23rd)

Open Data Day Hackathon

The School of Computer Science and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences are proud to partner with The City of Guelph to present the Open Data Day Hackathon.

The event will be held in the Science Complex Atrium, February 22nd through 23rd in honour of International Open Data Day (held February 22nd).

Who is this event for? Everybody. If you're a citizen, a student, a teacher, a researcher, a designer, a modeller, an ideas person, or if you're just interested in improving your city and meeting other like-minded folks, the Open Data Day Hackathon is for you.