Google Returns to Campus for All CSCI Majors Sept 26 & 27

September 7th, 2017

GOOGLE EVENTS

 

On 9/26-9/27th, Google will be hosting Google Games Campus Edition and a host of events on campus for you to learn more about Google and hear from Googlers that graduated from Oberlin. The deets are below and how to register (only need to register once). Hope to see you there!

 

Imposter Syndrome + Q&A (9/26, 12:30pm)

What: “I totally lucked out getting in.” “They made a mistake letting me in.” “I can’t do this.” Hear from Googlers on what imposter syndrome is, why it’s important to address and how to overcome it. Swag will be provided while it lasts!

Where: King 243

 

Resume Workshop + Live Technical Interview Demonstration (9/26, 6:30pm)

What: What does Google look for in a technical resume? What does a technical interview look like? Get your questions answered by 2 Google alums from Oberlin and see a live mock demonstration of a technical interview by our very own engineers. Bring questions and swag will be provided while it lasts!

Where: King 243

 

Technical Talk on Google Chrome (9/27, 12pm)

What: This talk, given by a Google Chrome security engineer, will discuss the security model of Google Chrome, a popular web browser built from the open source Chromium project. Learn about Chrome’s key principles (Speed, Security, Stability, Simplicity), as well as how the security team uses isolation mechanisms to keep your computer safe while you browse the internet. Attendees will learn, through interactive examples, how to isolate their own applications with sandboxing technologies.

Where: King 243

 

**New Event On Campus: Google Games Campus Edition**  (9/27, 7-9pm)

Interested in participating a fun and friendly puzzle competition? Assemble a team of up to five of your best buds to compete against other student teams in puzzles (which involve some coding) and word association games. The top teams will receive some preeeeetty cool prizes. Start assembling your 5-person team and register by Wednesday, September 20th.

 

What to do next?: Register for all the events you’re interested in. Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are up to date (feel free to link both in the form above) and of course come with lots of good questions! For Google Games, be sure to register by Wednesday, September 20th.

Where: King 243

 

Thanks,

Seth, Laura and Greg, Google Engineers

Welcome to our newest faculty member, Sam Taggart

August 25th, 2017

 

Sam Taggart

Ph.D Northwestern University 2017; Oberlin College 2012

Office: King Bldg.  223B

 

 

 

Welcome Back Majors- Ice Cream Social

August 25th, 2017

Welcome Back to Campus CSCI Majors !

Ready to Kick of the semester right with an Ice Cream Social.

Wed. August 30 4:30 King/Rice Courtyard

In combination with our fellow Math Dept. Majors.

(rain site: King 2nd floor common area)

R.J. Thomas Award – 2017 CSCI Major Selected

May 10th, 2017

Congratulations to Eren Guendelsberger, CSCI 2017 GRAD, selected as the recipient of the R.J. Thomas Award.

The monetary award is bestowed upon an outstanding CSCI major based not solely on grades but also involvement and contributions toEren Guendelsberger the department.

Congratulations Eren!

Graduation Open house Sunday May 21 2-4pm King 235

May 10th, 2017

All 2017 CSCI Grads and their families are invited to attend.

Graduation CSCI Majors 2017 Celebration & Computing Pledge

April 27th, 2017

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Graduating CSCI Seniors Celebration  – Friday May 5 4:30 King 235

We invite all Graduating CSCI Seniors to Join us for CAKE, Ice Cream and Sorbet to Celebrate your accomplishments!

We will be taking the Senior picture also, so please try and attend!

For those interested in carrying on our Computing pledge tradition, sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/JuYnXEaKGEpfrtYc2.

You will receive a pledge pin and certificate.

See Jackie for more information or go to :  http://pledge-of-the-computing-professional.org/

The computing pledge ceremony will also take place Friday, May 5  4:30 King 235

I am a computing professional. My work as a computing professional affects people’s lives, both now and into the future. As a result, I bear moral and ethical responsibilities to society.  As a computing professional, I pledge to practice my profession with the highest level of integrity and competence.  I shall always use my skills for the public good.  I shall be honest about my limitations, continuously seeking to improve my skills through lifelong learning. I shall engage only in honorable and upstanding endeavors.  By my actions, I pledge to honor my chosen profession.

 

Senior Symposium 2017 Friday, April 28 2017

April 27th, 2017

CSCI Graduating Seniors, Sam Goree and Andres Cuervo will present their research on Friday april 28 1:30-2:50 King 321

Sam  Goree – Towards a Relative-Pitch Neural Network System for Chorale  Composition and Harmonization.

Andres Cuervo – Imagine Trees Like These – virtual Reality Narrative Concerning Forests, Futurity, and Ephemerality.

For a complete list of presentations go to : Senior Symposium 2017

 

 

Honor Students – Sage Jenson and Sam Goree

April 7th, 2017

Join us for our Honor Student Talks on Monday April 24, 2017 Noon

Sage Jenson – Digital Morphologies: Environmentally-Influenced Generative Forms  Advisors: Robert Bosch and Tom Wexler

Sam Goree – Towards a Relative-Pitch Neural Network System for Chorale Composition and Harmonization   Advisors: Benjamin Kuperman and Adam  Eck

Not Every Website Needs to Vibrate: Browser Feature Usage on the Modern Web

April 7th, 2017

Cynthia Taylor, University of Illinois, Chicago and OC alum, will give this talk on Friday, April 21 Noon in King 239.

Modern web browsers are incredibly complex, with millions of lines of code and over one thousand JavaScript functions and properties available to website authors. This work investigates how these browser features are used on the modern, open web. We find that JavaScript features differ wildly in popularity, with over 50% of provided features never used on the web’s 10,000 most popular sites according to Alexa. We also look at how popular ad and tracking blockers change the features used by sites, and identify a set of approximately 10% of features that are disproportionately blocked (prevented from executing by these extensions at least 90% of the time they are used). We additionally find that in the presence of these blockers, over 83% of available features are executed on less than 1% of the most popular 10,000 websites. We further measure other aspects of browser feature usage on the web, including how many features websites use, how the length of time a browser feature has been in the browser relates to its usage on the web, and how many security vulnerabilities have been associated with related browser features.

Graduate School vs. Industry. Questions and Answers

April 7th, 2017

CSCI Majors are invited to join us for Pizza on Tuesday, April 11 12:15 King 239.

We will discuss Applying to Graduate Schools. Deciding between grad school and working in industry.

Bring your questions!