VIP Tour of Chicago Tech Scene & Free Ticket to Lollapalooza: Apply by Wednesday!

This seems amazing, I wish I were in the area this summer! It doesn’t look like they provide transportation, but if you’re there definitely check this out.

As part of our ThinkChicago initiative this summer, from July 31st-August 3rd, we are inviting university students from across the country to take a tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and attend the 3-day Lollapalooza music festival.Each admitted student will receive a free ticket to Lollapalooza as well as the opportunity to attend company career fairs and meet Chicago-based businesses.

Interested students should head to our website to find more information and to apply: www.thinkchicago.netThe application deadline is May 7th.

Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees Seeking Student Nominees

Professor Martonosi points out this cool opportunity. If you’re interested, she’ll be happy to help with the nomination and/or a letter.

Board of Trustees Student Nominations
The Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees includes two student members. The purpose is twofold: It cultivates the next generation of nonprofit board leaders while providing a valuable service to the Trustees and the Institute. The program was created in response to student interest in the Institute and ABI’s growing need for student members to better understand outreach to university students.
Expectations of Students

  • Serve a two year term that begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the second year
  • Attend 3 board meetings a year; 2 in the Bay Area and the third at Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Join one Board committee
  • Resign their membership as of August 31 of the second year

For additional information about the benefits of student participation on the Board of Trustees as well as the voting, nomination and election process visit our site. Download the student nomination form here.

Thank you,
Anita Borg Institute

Don’t forget to apply for PWiCS GHC funding!

If you haven’t already, make sure to apply for funding from PWiCS to go to Grace Hopper by 11:59pm tomorrow, May 5. Grace Hopper is a fantastic experience where you’ll get to meet awesome people, hear cool talks, and talk to companies – you’ll definitely be glad you went!

Thanks to generous contributions, PWiCS has secured funding to send several women to the conference. Your registration, travel, and hotel costs will be paid for, so you will only need to pay for your own meals (and many of them are provided at the conference). To apply, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

-Elisse and Erica

Senior Superlatives

Submit final superlatives for your friends and compete for best entry! We will close submissions by this Tuesday or Wednesday, so enter quickly!

Submit superlatives for the graduating CS seniors! Superlatives are any kind of nomination of the form “[adjective]-est [noun(s)],” such as “most consecutive hours coding without sleep” or “most likely to wake up in an unfamiliar place.” These do not need to be computer science related – but if they aren’t, are they really worth saying?
We will publish the best superlative for every COS major in the class of 2014 at the senior dinner on May 9, and the ten best will be read at the dinner. Please keep them PG-13 or at least soft R: there will be professors (and maybe even professors’ children) at the dinner. There will be a prize for the top entries, so do your best (worst?) in nominating those COS-ers. Feel free to submit more than one nomination by following the submission link.

CS Council

Entry Level Software Engineers @ Yodle, New York, NY

This opportunity from Yodle is for grads and undergrads who are graduating and are interested in a full-time job. 

 About Yodle

Yodle empowers local businesses to find and keep their customers simply and profitably.  Yodle offers all the online marketing essentials that local businesses need through one easy-to-use, affordable and automated platform, fully supported by a live customer service team.  Today, Yodle simplifies success for 40,000+ local businesses with a comprehensive desktop and mobile web presence, social media automation, reviews management, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), listings distribution to 50+ directories, photos syndication, plus proprietary and optimized paid search technology – transparently reporting results in a performance dashboard.  Also offered by Yodle is Lighthouse 360™, an award winning automated patient communications system that improves medical office efficiencies and reduces missed appointments.  Additionally, Yodle delivers Centermark™, a distributed marketing automation platform that helps networked businesses unify, scale, and optimize their local and national marketing strategies. Yodle currently has 200+ networked business clients including Merry Maids, Miracle-Ear, and Two Men and A Truck.

Yodle is ranked #9 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s most promising companies and has won multiple awards for its business growth, job creation, technology innovation, and workplace and culture.

 

Engineering careers

  • Our engineers work on everything from backend, user-interface, and content management to messaging, database systems, and web services. Regardless of which components you touch, we’ll want you to be involved in designing, coding, testing and running the systems.
  • Our engineers solve a variety of complex and challenging business problems with cutting edge technology.
  • We are constantly innovating! We look at ways to improve our core products, seek out products in the market that can be built better, and keep an eye on industry and technology trends to stay ahead of the competition.
  • We have shared ownership of our code base. Anyone can and is expected to work on and improve any piece of code. There are no silos!
  • We explore new technologies and find the best tools for the job. While Java is our predominant language, we are using Scala, JavaScript, Python, and Groovy as well. Some other technologies we tried that stuck: Thrift, Zookeeper, jQuery, MongoDB, Mercurial, Angular.js, and Play.

 

Learn more about our team and the Software Engineer and Software Engineer in Test roles on our careers site here : http://www.yodlecareers.com/departments/technology/

 

There are a few ways to get in touch with us:

1.            Try one of our fun coding challenges at the bottom of the job descriptions on our careers site.

2.            Hit the blue “apply” button on the job description page.

3.            Send Aviv Wecler an email directly awecler@yodle.com

 

Applications for Square’s College Code Camp Have Opened!

Here is a message from Square! It looks like an excellent opportunity!

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Greetings from Square!

We’re excited to announce we are now accepting applications for our third College Code Camp.  The application deadline is June 6th.

 

About Square College Code Camp:

Our Camp was created as an effort to invest in, develop and inspire women in technology. This August 13 – 16, we’re hosting a four day, expense-paid immersion program at Square’s new headquarters. Engineering students will submit applications and optional videos about why they would like to be a part of the program. Prior to our last Camp in January, we received ~300 applications and selected 21 students as Code Camp winners. We expect the numbers and interest in the program to grow. The experience includes mentorship sessions with Square leaders, hands-on coding workshops, a hackathon, Q&A sessions, SF company tours and an opportunity to join the Code Camp community.

 

 

FTC Summer Research Fellowship Program

[Interested in Tech Policy? The FTC is starting a summer internship program, and they're looking for someone with precisely your skillset. Really. Come join me in DC this summer! - Erica]

 

Summer Research Fellowship Program
Technology and Data Governance
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is “to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.” TheTechnology and Governance Research Fellowship Program is a 10-week program designed to give students hands on experience with work relevant to the FTC by assisting with real-work exploratory projects. Additionally, the FTC seeks to use this program to broaden its ability to understand and respond to current topics in technology.

Qualifications

1. Must be a U.S. citizen

2. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution), having completed at least 2 undergraduate years.

3. Have an interest in government, technology, or computer science

4. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills

Timeline

•   This is a 10-week program (starting June 16) in the summer of 2014.

•   Fellows will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday

•   Applications must be received online via www.usajobs.gov

Salary/Benefits

•   Fellows are paid a competitive salary and expected to cover housing costs from this. Housing is not provided.

•   Fellows will be eligible for transit subsidy of up to $130 per month.

•   Round trip airfare ticket to and from school/ home is not provided.

How to Apply

•   Essay: Should be between 300-500 words in length explaining how this fellowship will complement your academic experience/goals.

•   Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page

•   Two Letters of Recommendations

Participate in the 2014 World Wide Developers Conference

[Thanks Professor Martonosi!]

NCWIT is excited to announce a collaboration with Apple to increase the participation of young women in the 2014 World Wide Developers Conference.

Here are some quick highlights for student scholarships:

- Now open to students 13+, application details developer.apple.com/wwdc/students

- No paid program membership required. (By contrast, regular ticket purchase is only available to current paid program members) Developers who are not already registered will be directed to register for free as an Apple Developer during submission of their scholarship application.

- Students must create an app and submit it to be considered for the scholarship.

- Submissions will be accepted starting Friday April 11 at 10am until Monday April 14 at 5pm

- Full details and guidelines for app submission and well as terms and conditions can be found at the student pages in the links below.

https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/students/Student-Scholarship-Guidelines-and-Terms.pdf