University of Illinois’s WCS ChicTech Retreat!

Female high school students are formally invited to the 2015 ChicTech Retreat sponsored by the University of Illinois’s Women in Computer Science! This two day overnight retreat will be held on November 7th and 8th at our Thomas Siebel Center for Computer Science, which is the building on campus for computer science. This retreat will teach high school students more about computer science, and they will get the chance to work on their very own project that they can showcase at the closing ceremony! Other fun activities include a photo scavenger hunt, a girls movie night, and computer science trivia (with prizes!)

Attached is a flyer. All female students–especially those who enjoy technology, creative and critical thinking, logic, and math should consider this opportunity. Registration will close on October 16th, and they will notify the applicants by October 24th. Most girls should be accepted, however there is a cap on number of participants, so apply soon!

For more information, visit: http://www.illinoiswcs.org/chictech. It contains a tentative schedule, FAQ, and the form to register. If you have any further questions, reach out to Brianna Ifft at bifft2@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Computer Science | Class of 2017
Women in Computer Science | Outreach Chair
Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors | Director of Student Engagement

Invitation Flyer.pdf

Designing Experiences: Building the Tock Team, Speaker: Brian Fitzpatrick

This information is also on the Chapter website at: http://chicagoacm.org/

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Designing Experiences: Building the Tock Team
Speaker: Brian Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
5:00 pm Business Meeting, light refreshments
6:30 pm – Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Admission: Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the public.

RSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site

Capture the Flag Competition

EasyCTF 2015 (October 3-10)
Ready for EasyCTF? We are! EasyCTF is a national, online, high school hacking contest that aims to open the door to computer science and cybersecurity for students all around the country, and is an excellent and legal way for students to get some hands-on experience, with more than 1,000 participants competing on over 700 teams. The contest features many classic CTF problem categories such as binary, forensics, and crypto, as well as a brand new programming category, featuring a live program grader, for introductory problems. There is also prep materials for new students. We’re offering $1k in prizes for winning teams.
The contest will run from October 3-10; sign up at www.easyctf.com today!

Third Coast Filmless Fest

The Filmless Festival, coming up Oct. 23-25, is here in Chicago at ChiArts. Filmless is a 3-day listening party – audio screenings in the dark, live podcasts on stage (Invisibilia, Mystery Show, & more), and workshops for audio-newbies from the likes of This American Life’s Sean Cole.

More info, and passes/tix here: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/happenings/filmless-festival/program

THIRD COAST FILMLESS FESTIVAL:
HIGH SCHOOL TAKEOVER

Our three-day listening party will fill the halls of ChiArts, Chicago’s High School for the Arts, October 23-25.

The weekend kicks off Friday, October 23 @ 7:30pm and ends Sunday afternoon, 5:30pm.

A detailed schedule of events can be found here.

Read all about the 2015 Filmless artists here.

The basics (how to get there, where to stay) here.

All Festival Pass: $100
Choose from the entire list of events, plus attend a special Saturday happy hour courtesy of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

A la carte tickets: $12 – $20
Select just the event(s) you’d like attend.

2015 FILMLESS FESTIVAL PROGRAM

FRIDAY EVENING:

THIRD COAST PEP RALLY –
FOUR STORIES, ONE BRASS BAND


Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible


Yowei Shaw, Independent Producer


Shannon Cason, Homemade Stories


Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk, Third Coast Festival

SATURDAY + SUNDAY:

AUDIO SCREENINGS IN THE DARK

Featuring Q & A’s with…

Sean Cole, This American Life

Briana Breen, Love & Radio Mitra Kaboli, The Heart

SATURDAY:

LIVE ON STAGE

Mystery Show Live with Starlee Kine


InvisibiliaInconversation with Alix Spiegel


Radio Fiction for the 21st Century with Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson, The Sarah Awards/Serendipity

SATURDAY EVENING:


Celebrate the winners of the 2015 TC/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition with Mike Pesca, The Gist

SUNDAY:

WORKSHOPS

STORYTELLING PODCASTING
How to find, structure You’ve got a great idea,
and tell good stories now get the right gear.
Ben Calhoun,WBEZ Jeff Towne, Transom.org


INTERVIEWING FAMILY STORIES
Ask and ye shall receive Finding tales at the
(great tape) Thanksgiving table
Sean Cole, TAL Yowei Shaw, Independent

ALL WEEKEND LONG:

SONIC HOOPLA

Can’t wait to announce the folks who will be part of this year’s sonic hoopla – stay tuned, the info drops soon!

David Gauntlett at Harold Washing Library 9/23

On 9/23 from 6:30-8pm at HWL.

Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. There are limited registration spots available.

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Event Info

Everybody can be creative – but we all need support in order to flourish. David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting presents a talk and mini-workshop about building creativity and networks. Platforms for Creativity can be everything from toys to knitting groups, digital tools to libraries. The activities will be simple, thought-provoking and fun.