Grace Hopper Disclosure

We know that some of you may have concerns about Ada’s Team sending students to the upcoming Grace Hopper Celebration. We want to create an open dialogue about the concerns surrounding sending people to the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in Houston, Texas: Many of us are aware of the tense climate in the US and…

Casino Royale Klatch

Ever wanted to see AI play poker? Here is your chance!! Join us on Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm to 11:30pm at the Faculty Club for food and fun as we have Prof. Michael Bowling give a talk on the DeepStack bots that beat poker. The talk will be followed by a poker tournament where human…

Coffee and Code January 2018!

Hopefully the second week of school is going well for everyone! If it is or it isn’t, Ada’s Team is hosting a Coffee && Code this Friday, January 19th, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Heritage Lounge in Athabasca Hall to cheer you up! We’ll have warm beverages and some snacks to share with you to create a…

A Journey Through Types

Some of you may recall that way back in April 2017, Calvin Beck, Computing Science graduate of University of Alberta and longtime Ada’s Team member gave a talk entitled “A Journey Through Types”. In this talk Calvin informed, terrified and enlightened us. Using Python, Java, Haskell and Idris as reference languages we learned about the…

Debrief of CAN-CWiC 2017 with Ada’s Team!

Here is some exciting news about a recent Ada’s Team event! This year we took a mixture of 21 undergraduate, masters, and phD students to Montreal, Quebec for the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing. We are eager to share the results of our trip with everyone. Here are a few of the highlights: We…

Diversity in Tech Panel!

Hi Ada’s Team! Have you ever had a burning question you wanted to ask a member of an underrepresented group about what it’s like to work in tech? THIS FRIDAY is your chance! CSGSA and Ada’s Team have gathered 5 members of our CS department and the Edmonton tech industry to openly discuss issues facing members…

Just Press Send: Tips on Emailing Professors

Way back in February 2017, Leah Hackman, a Computing Science PD student and longtime Ada’s Team member gave an amazing talk entitled “Just Press Send”. In this talk, Leah gave practical advice (and encouragement!) about two often daunting tasks: Asking a professor for a reference letter, and Asking a professor to apply for an NSERC…