BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Full Stack Web App Opportunity for Programmers/Designers
REGISTER NOW! Scientific Principles of Life (BME 18)
Students Needed for a Video Game Research Study - Earn $50 to Participate!
Opportunity for Undergraduates for a Project on Learning in Online Labor Markets
Codegeist 2021 Hackathon, $300k in prizes
Amazon Student Programs SDE Career Fairs and Internship Opportunities
Okta Identity Hackathon, $20k in prizes
Part Time Web Developer Opportunity
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
Application Now Open: STEM Scholarship for Students
IBM Hackathon, $100k in prizes
Baskin Day is a celebration of Baskin Engineering and its students. This event will feature workshops, seminars, lab tours, and other exciting events to recognize the work of fellow slugs. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our planning committee to organize our third annual event. We welcome all majors, not just engineers. We are currently in the process of expanding Baskin Day. We plan on hosting multiple events throughout the year to stay engaged with the SOE community.
Roles we are looking for the following role:
Scheduling the layout of the events
Finding and presenting at various funding sources and helping create a list of our expenses
Outreach to BSOE Professors, clubs, and students
Outreach to companies and network with professionals
Advertise events on our social medias, create website, design our apparels and posters
Getting in touch with alumni and hosting a dinner, organizing speakers for the event, and planning the dinner
To learn more about Baskin Day:
We're a group of graduates currently working on an exciting full stack web application that could be monetized down the road. The website aims to help student and early career professionals decide on different career paths within the Tech Industry.
We are looking for people who are interested in learning to apply their programming/design skills to materialize an idea into an actual real product that will be used by many people, which will also be a huge resume booster of course.
Currently looking for a programmer who is fluent in Python: preferably have web scraping experiences, it's ok if you don't. (Selenium, Beautiful Soup)
Currently looking for ui/ux designers who have experience working on Rapid Prototyping projects: designing low/hi-fi designs, conducting user research, and usability testing, etc.
If you're interested in the above positions or just want to learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume (portfolio too if you're a designer).
Space is available for David Haussler's Scientific Principles of Life, which satisfies the Scientific Inquiry 5-course credit requirement!
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:20 PM - 2:25PM
Learn the basic principles of life as it exists on this planet and how they generalize -- Darwinian evolution, genomes -- scientific theories of life including mechanistic, thermodynamic and information theoretic models.
Explore the future of life from the Internet to machine learning and adaptation, artificial intelligence, genome edition and fully artificial life.
We are currently seeking CS undergraduates to participate in a video game study. Our study examines how Data-Driven Retrospective Interviewing (DDRI) can help generate insightful feedback from video game players.
Eligible participants will be asked to play four levels of a programming game and then complete a 15-30 minute interview. During the interview, participants will be asked questions regarding their gameplay data. Upon completion of the play session and the interview process, participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card.
You can participate in this study if you are at least 18 years of age and able to read and speak English. You must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate CS program and you must have access to a Windows computer. Running Windows on a Mac or Linux machine will not suffice it must be a Windows machine.
If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in participating in this study, please submit your email here: https://forms.gle/
The Tech4Good Lab is seeking 3 undergraduate students to assist a PhD student on various aspects of a developing research project in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing. Undergraduate students will be working on various tasks as need, including but not limited to, testing the study design, and reading and summarizing relevant literature. No experience necessary to apply, just an interest in the project topic, ability to work independently, and eagerness to learn. This is a great opportunity if you've ever been curious about HCI research. Expected time commitment is 10hrs/week. If interested please submit a statement of interest (1 paragraph is enough) and optional resume or CV. Please submit application materials and questions to Veronica Rivera (email@example.com). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP. Project summary below:
The advance of technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in an increase of workers who are turning to working on gig platforms to make ends meet. However, working conditions on various gig platforms are poor, and workers do not receive the support they need. One of these challenges is supporting workers’ learning and career goals. The goal of our project is to understand how social learning may help gig workers transition from lower-skilled platform like Amazon Mechanical Turk to higher skilled platforms like Upwork.
Build innovative cloud apps using Atlassian’s Forge platform in one of the following categories: Apps for DevOps Teams, Apps for IT, and Apps for Business.
End September 13. $300k in prizes, some prizes do not involve writing code.
More details and how to participate: https://codegeist.devpost.com/
Amazon SDE Career Fairs
Open Software Development Engineering (SDE) Opportunities: We are actively recruiting for 2022 SDEs (both full-time and intern). The links below will take you directly to the positions and include helpful information such as the basic and preferred requirements for the roles. I expect to have more information on the Amazon Propel Program in the coming weeks and will update you as soon as I have more information.
- Full Time: Software Development Engineer – 2022 (US)
- Intern: Software Development Engineer Internship – Summer 2022 (US)
Okta is a single sign-on technology that is used by many organizations. After using Okta to sign in once, you are then able to access a wide range of services (mail, calendar, git, etc.) without needing to sign in again.
Okta is hosting a hackathon to use a new version of their product.
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the new Okta Identity Engine Limited GA release to build a working app (SPA, server-side, or mobile) using the Okta Identity Engine developer platform. Build on your own or in teams of no more than 4 people."
$20k in prizes, including $1,900 for being the most helpful to people during the hackathon. Deadline September 14.
We're a group of new graduates working part time on a website that helps students/early career professionals explore different career paths. Looking for people who're interested in turning an idea to a real product used by many people, which in itself would also be a huge resume booster of course.
We usually meet up at least once a week with a very flexible schedule.
If interested, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
The Tech4Good Lab has several positions open next quarter for undergraduate students from all majors. We are looking for people who are extremely responsible, love learning, and have a strong drive to apply technology for social good. For next quarter, we have positions doing the following types of work:
- User research: interviewing users and analyzing interviews to understand user needs and context,
- Usability evaluation: conducting evaluations of interfaces for usability,
- Interface design: designing and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
- Web development: coding an app within an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
- DevOps: building tools to support developers and operations across lab projects,
- Multiagent RL: understanding and designing economic systems using multiagent reinforcement learning,
- NLP: use natural language processing techniques to identify topics and evaluate similarity,
You would be contributing to a variety of projects in the lab related to designing systems to better support the future of education, work, and community engagement. Some of the apps we are developing include:
- Helping connect with community leaders to establish an ecosystem connecting learning on campus to community projects (see Santa Cruz Tech Beat article),
- An app aimed at scaling apprenticeship learning, which supports people in learning through micro-roles while supporting non-profits as they learn,
- An app aimed at microlearning through small groups to create learning environments supporting curiosity, creativity, and relationships,
- An app containing short activities for team/group community building, and also creating "small group networks" that can facilitate interesting collective goals,
- An app aimed at supporting students in setting career goals and studying conversational interfaces for group mentorship from professionals,
Joining requires a commitment of 10 hours/week for the quarter for independent study credits. If you are interested, fill out the Tech4Good Lab Interest Form and send an email to David Lee (email@example.com). Please submit by September 10 if you can, but we will continue to consider applications up till the start of the quarter.
Software development company, Inoxoft announces a scholarship for talented and motivated young people interested in science, engineering, innovative and emerging technologies. Scholarships for information technology students allow smart and tech-savvy generations to be a step closer to conquering their ambitions.
We offer a $1000 scholarship for software engineering education to the most talented student as an encouragement to spend the grant for self-education purposes, obtain valuable knowledge and new skills necessary for future career growth.
To become a participant of the software engineering scholarship program one has to learn the terms and conditions on our website.
If interested please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Florida Hacks with IBM hackathon is starting now, and is open to all students in the United States (that's you). Despite being run by the Univ. of Florida, they are actively seeking participation from students across the US.
The focus of the hackathon is "creating solutions to combat climate change" with a Florida emphasis. Challenge areas include:
- Climate Change & Florida Ecosystem
- Improving the Condition of Florida’s Waterways
- Sustainable Fisheries
- Power Consumption
- Animal Agriculture
Very rich prize pool for a hackathon, including $30k grand prize, $20k second place, $15k third place, $3k challenge category winners. There are also $1k prizes for top engagement in various aspects of the contest.
More details and how to apply and participate can be found here: https://floridahackswithibm.bemyapp.com/
The CSE Department is seeking an editor for its new monthly undergraduate newsletter that we plan to start.
The goal of the newsletter is to provide information on CSE events, information for undergraduates, job / research openings, and more.
The ideal editor has experience in email newsletters, graphic formatting, and creative writing, and has a keen interest in student issues/life at SOE. The editor will solicit content from student organizations, faculty, and advising staff; format the newsletter, meet with the department chair or vice-chair as each issue is finalized, and produce email and pdf versions of the newsletter. The position is compensated at $20/hour, for 20 hours / month (or 5 hours / week on average).
If interested, please apply to https://www.careercenter.
Did you enjoy CSE 13S? Did you do well? Do you like helping others? We need Graders (Readers) and Tutors.
Graders will be responsible for grading programs and reading program design documents. We are looking for students who are detail-oriented, conscientious, and punctual. We really do care about the quality of grading.
Tutors are expected to hold tutoring sessions. We need people who are good at communicating with others, and are confident in their ability to explain core concepts. Note that explaining concepts does not entail providing students with code solutions, as that is detrimental to their education.
Steps for the Student Applicant
- Log in to the Reader Tutor Application (RTA) system using your CruzID and Blue password.
- Submit your application. You will receive an email confirming that you have applied. An application is not a guarantee of employment.
- If your application is approved, you will receive a formal offer of employment via email. You must accept the formal offer in the RTA system within two days.
- After accepting the offer, you will receive an acknowledgment notice with instructions to complete employment paperwork.
- You are not permitted to begin working before completing the required employment forms and work authorization documents.
ITS Learning Technologies are hiring student consultants to help staff the computer labs and libraries on campus.
The ideal candidate has an interest in technology and an eagerness to support our campus community. We are looking for individuals with good communication skills and customer service combined with technical knowledge of computer systems and programs commonly used throughout campus. The ability to teach computer skills to novice users is required as well as the ability to assist professors/TAs to ensure the smooth operation of classes or sections that are held in the computer labs.
If interested, please apply by logging into the UCSC ERS system at http://www.careercenter.ucsc.edu/ers/erspub/main.cfm using your student ID and date of birth, and then search in "Non-Work Study UCSC Jobs" for ER# 0741. We are actively reviewing applications and hiring candidates to prepare for the Fall 2021 quarter.
David Duncan is a PhD Candidate of History here at UCSC. He is looking for help from within the UCSC community, to develop a website for a project he is working on through The Humanities Institute here on campus.
"I am an oral historian, focused on interviewing people that lived through historical moments and then presenting their memory in many different ways. My Master’s was focused on the Sausalito School District, which in 1965 became one of the first districts in the US to desegregate without a court order.
My project through THI is focused on the present, where the same district received the first court-ordered desegregation in California in over 50 years. I am currently in the field taking pictures, video, and audio on the two school campuses, but I am only one person. I and the school superintendent are looking to develop a website where students, faculty, and parents, can submit testimony, or oral history, about their school experience on a website via audio, video, text, image, etc. These submissions would then become part of a photo essay that I am making about the district’s desegregation effort in the present.
There is also interest in developing a digital archive/exhibit of sorts but the self-submission website is the priority at the moment."
If you are intere3sted in helping David, please reach him here: email@example.com.