Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hack the North Encore

Bouncy castle? Check. Bubble soccer balls? Check. Enough
Red Bull ® and poutine to fuel over 1,000 hackers throughout
the weekend? Check and check. The University of Waterloo
students organizing Hack the North 2015 know exactly what
it takes to pull off Canada’s largest international hackathon.
 
Last year, they attracted more than 1,000 students from
around the world to the first Hack the North for 36 hours
of coding, hardware development, plus a lot of fun.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Improving vision in the developing world

Ashutosh Syal (BASc ’14, Systems Design) was on track
to become a Toronto Bay Street trader when John Zelek
presented his third-year class with an issue. Hundreds of
millions people in the developing world have uncorrected
vision problems, said the Waterloo systems design
engineering professor. The mobile eye camps that serve
rural areas simply can’t keep pace with demand. Meanwhile,
many discarded smartphones end up overseas.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

SYDE Professor quoted in a USA Today story on the Popemobile.

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As he cruised past cheering crowds in Naples, Italy, earlier this year, Pope Francis received an unexpected gift. A local pizzeria owner jogging alongside the papal car jumped over a barrier and handed Francis a pizza, which the smiling pope willingly accepted.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SYDE student on a radio show

Our 2B SYDE students, Katharine Carras, will be featured on a radio show today at 1:30. She is going to talk about working at Kik as a co-op and the Kik Codes Project. You can listen live at 570news.com

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