GoDaddy: Redemption and Branding

Sooooo, as the internet is aware, notorious “misogyny sells” company Go Daddy was a platinum sponsor of this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Go Daddy has a long history of misogynist ad campaigns and a notorious dismissal of any critiques of said campaigns. It seemed an unlikely partnership, and caught me completely…

#GHC14 Our scavenger hunt

Jacqueline and Kim were talking over scavenger hunt ideas and I had to jump on that. Here’s the list we came up with in the end. I’m posting it here so we can post our finds. It turns out I have the short-term memory of a (metaphorical) goldfish, so writing some of my finds down…

#GHC14: Web Services – when to refactor

Or possibly “why to use a services-based system rather than monolithic” Or rather “strategies for rewriting legacy code”. Anna’s version: how do I stop myself from refactoring unnecessarily; look how long these major companies put it off. Oh, good point. The particular problem with web services is that people are *using* the service. So move…

Fall Mixer

Please join us for our fall mixer on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 5-7pm in CSC 3-33. We will provide some snacks and good company. Feel free to bring something to share, or come as you are! Everyone is welcome.

Ada’s Team AGM

The Ada’s Team AGM is next Monday April 14, 2014 at 12noon in CSC B-2 Bring your lunch. There will be cupcakes. Please come. There will be a vote on changes to the constitution, an election for next year’s executive, and presentations from the current executive. Please add topics to the Ada’s Team AGM Agenda. There is…

University of Alberta Computing Science 50th Anniversary

On April 1st the University of Alberta Computing Science Department celebrated it’s 50th anniversary. I was blown away by how many students, alumni and faculty showed up to attend the event! I just wanted to express some pride in our department and congratulate CS on a great 50 years. As well keep your eyes open for the…

AGM April 14th

The Ada’s Team AGM is scheduled for April 14th at 12noon in CSC 3-33. I suspect it will take about an hour but we have the room from 11:30am til 2pm if we want to discuss anything in more detail. At the AGM we will be electing a new executive for the 2014-2015 year, and passing some constitution amendments. This includes:…