2017/18 E-Board Application

It is nearing the end of the Spring semester, which means it is about time we start thinking about club events for next year! For next year, we have two E-Board positions open — Secretary and Treasurer. WiCS roles are pretty fluid, so you could do whatever you want (like organize events, programs, tours, workshops, collaborations with other clubs, CS department) as part of the E-Board. Open to BU students only.

Follow this link to the application form. The application is due on Friday, April 28th. We will get back to your within a week.

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WiCS Newsletter

Hi readers!

We are happy to announce the rollout of our monthly newsletter. In the newsletter, we will share club updates, schedule, technology news and opportunities that companies or other students share with us.

Follow this link to sign up for the newsletter.

 

Health Insurance 101 Event

Health Insurance 101
Date – Thursday March 24, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Venue – Hariri Seminar Room, MCS (directions here: http://www.bu.edu/hic/directions/)

Women in CS is hosting a session on one of the basics of “adulting” – getting health insurance. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend – whether you want to get a headstart on learning about this or are considering getting insurance. Our guest speaker will be Tina Wells, Director of Health Benefits & Insurance for the City of Boston. Tina will cover terms to know and information to have before you look at insurance plans, as well as answer questions you might have.

If you have any questions, please email wics@bu.edu.

Event with athenahealth

athenahealth will be holding a technical talk on Big Data in Healthcare in partnership with Women in Computer Science on Tuesday February 9th 5:15-6:15 pm. As with all of our events, all students are welcome to attend this event.

The event will be held in the seminar room of the Hariri Institute for Computing in the MCS building. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TcwoQsaQcGAYn3tDT2IGu8BRHZO4OOBY4aXiIYwA5Uc/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact us at wics@bu.edu.

Cracking the Coding Interview Workshop Session 3

Women in CS, Women in Math, and BUILDS are co-hosting a “Cracking the Coding Interview Workshop” series this semester. Each week, a faculty member and/or graduate student will help us tackle the tough technical questions during interviews for internships and other technical positions. We’ll be going through sections of the “Cracking the Coding Interview” book by Gayle McDowell.

The third session will be presented by Cody Doucette and will be on Chapter 2 – Linked Lists. This session will be held on Thursday October 22nd from 5-6:30 pm in MCS B08. We will be going over questions 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, and 2.5 from the book. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the CS department.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/1Pi1sCADn9Am8LqRJBb81RCufjkSv6EhUNrWYDWa4hpg/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact either Sridevi Suresh sridevis@bu.edu, Sean Smith swsmith@bu.edu, or Jacqueline You jgyou@bu.edu.

Yelp Tech Talk

We’re partnering with Yelp for an exciting tech talk on October 6 – details are below!
Talk Topic: Surviving the Microservices Revolution at Yelp
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
5:30pm-6:30pm
MCS 148
111 Cummington Mall, Boston MA 02215
 
     Talk abstract: Have you heard of microservices? They’re all the rage these days. Everyone’s blogging about ’em. The idea is straightforward: take a big web app; split it up into smaller apps; profit. Easy, right? In practice, there are a lot of functional, technical, and cultural challenges to overcome when going from one to many. Come hear Alex L. speak about microservices vs. monoliths, some common pitfalls of all distributed systems, and what Yelp has learned from over two years of building, testing, and deploying a service-oriented architecture.
     At our tech talk, we’re providing food and drinks from El Pelon Taqueria, and raffling off an iPad Mini w/Retina, so remember to bring your CS or engineering resume to get a raffle ticket!
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Internship Q&A Panel

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Women in CS and Women in Math are co-hosting a “Cracking the Coding Interview Workshop” series this semester. Faculty and graduate students will help you tackle the tough technical questions during interviews for internships and other technical positions. Each week, we’ll go through sections of the “Cracking the Coding Interview” book by Gayle McDowell.

We’re going to kick off the series with a Q&A panel of students who will be discussing their past internship/job experiences in both industry and academia. This first session will be held on September 29 from 5-6 pm in MCS 148. This workshop series is being generously supported by the Computer Science department.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/1X5lM3v-axftnhqG7NCwWL3v2uCgy4JesNThbinsdnoE/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact either Sridevi Suresh sridevis@bu.edu or Jacqueline You jgyou@bu.edu.