The Computing Science Student Society would specifically like to mention the following fun and useful things:
Computing Science Student Society:
The Computing Science Student Society (CSSS) hosts events and represents computing science students to the school. We run interview, resume, git, linux, docker, html/css, career and many other workshops as well as two hackathons (dedicated time to work on a specific project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon), a career fair, mentorship program, frosh week (welcome week for new students), board games nights, movie nights, along with other social events. We also manage a common room (space to socialize/study with peers) in the ASB 9802 on Burnaby campus as well as get cheap pop! We have a discord server where we have class channels for all CMPT courses you would be taking as a computing science major. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have! Welcome to SFU!
Computing Science Student Society Common Room :
(can be found in the Applied Science Building on Burnaby Campus in ASB 9802)
A few things you can find in the common room include:
- pop machine with a $0.75 mystery drink column (you get a random drink from a selection of drinks available at the time) and
· Coca Cola (diet and classic)
· Iced Tea
· Monster Energy Drinks
· Mystery diet drinks
· Mystery drinks
- several couches to sit and socialize with your peers
- tables to study and socialize
- speaker that students can play music over
- phone charging cables (Android/iPhone)
- small book library
- a new microwave
- free coffee/hot chocolate/tea/popcorn and other snacks!
- fridge to store food
- sink to wash your dishes and hands
and much more!
It's a great place to make lasting friendships! It's a great place to hang out in before, after and in between your classes.
Women in Computing Science:
WiCS aims to build a strong community of women by advocating for and supporting women in Computing Science at SFU. We seek to empower women by providing opportunities to build lasting connections with other women in technology, and by supporting each other as we progress through our time at SFU! In pursuit of our goals, we organize professional networking events, technical workshops, outreach programs, mentorship programs, and social activities.
SFU Surge is a club hosting the most ambitious tech community among SFU students with company connections from across the Greater Vancouver area. We plan local industry events and StormHacks—a large-scale hackathon with high-profile companies for students to learn from and connect with industry experts, as well as accomplish new projects in the fields of health, sustainability, and others
SFU Game Development Club:
The Game Developers Club at SFU holds meetings and workshops to teach, discuss, and encourage game design & development. Many clubs members are currently working on personal game projects or on co-op at local game studios. Feel free to stop by and say "hi", even if you haven't worked on game development before!
SFU Competitive Programming club:
The Competitive programming club works on solving problems efficiently.
SFU Software Systems Student Society:
The Software Systems Student Society(SSSS) helps students by addressing Issues and Concerns between the students and faculty, building Community in and around our society, and sharing resources provided by students and external organizations. Our voice has influenced and improved our education. Our reach extends to over 700 students, and our annual hackathon has over 500 registrations. We have funded conference fees, created career opportunities, and shared insights and materials to help students in their courses. The focus of the Software Systems Student Society is to cater to the needs of Software Systems students.
SFU Data Science Student Society:
The SFU Data Science Student Society (DSSS) represents the SFU Data Science major and all SFU students interested in data science. The DSSS holds technical workshops related to data visualization, machine learning, data analytics, and other, social events such as student meetups and collaborations with other student societies, and participates in data competitions together. If you are interested in data or wondering if data science is the path for you, send us a message on our Discord and meet the rest of the DSSS community!
SFU Team Phantom:
Team Phantom is a club where students have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in class to the design and assembly of a Formula-1 style electric race car. The team will be presenting their design at the International Formula SAE competition in Michigan, June 2023. For computing science students this can look like writing firmware that will control the vehicle or designing web systems to connect us to the car in-real-time! For beginner students, the team offers a program called Fast Track, offered in the fall semester, to teach students in their first and second year the fundamental knowledge base that goes into a project like ours. It is hosted like a course with a series of lessons and activities that build on each other to provide students the tools needed to succeed inside the classroom and beyond. Fast Track is ideal for any students wishing to challenge themselves to learn, make connections with other students in a variety of applied science programs and get an early start preparing for their future careers. Fast Track also offers students a chance to join the team as a full member upon completion of the program. To keep up with the team’s activities, follow us on social media!
Directory of other SFU Clubs - https://go.sfss.ca/clubs/list