Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Undergraduate CS Research Panel

Float is hosting a panel about computer science research at Yale! Our panelists (including Prof. Ruzica Piskac) will be representing a variety of CS labs on campus. What does CS research looks like? How do you get involved? What does it mean to be published and how can this be helpful for post-graduate plans? Come find out the answers to these questions and more in CTL 121 on Wednesday! 

There will also be Popeyes!!! All genders are invited. See you there :)

Location: CTL 121

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Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Tech Talk Series with Facebook

Software engineers Michael Menz '16, Jason Brooks '16, Xiao Shi '15, Aaron Roth and data scientist James Gill will be giving a tech talk surrounding the work they do at Facebook. Here are some of the things they'll be covering: 

  • Utilization of machine learning in Newsfeed
  • The technology behind Recommendations
  • Theoretical and practical challenges of the social graph infrastructure
  • HackC: Replacing a compiler front-end
  • How FB supports humanitarian & disaster relief agencies

Location: DL 220

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Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Spring 2018 New Member Info Session

Interested in learning more about the vast possibilities of computing, as well as meeting like-minded peers? Sounds like you should join Float—women and gender minorities in CS at Yale! Membership is completely open to non-majors as well, and is especially encouraged for students just getting started! Come meet us this Wednesday—COOKIES PROVIDED!

Location: BASS L01B

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Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Blockchain/Smart Contracts Workshop with ConsenSys

Do you brag about how much Bitcoin you have without actually understanding what Bitcoin is? Are you interested in learning about Blockchain technology and Ethereum? 

Come learn about BLOCKCHAIN, one of the newest and most up-and-coming fields in computer science. Representatives from blockchain technology company ConsenSys are coming to the CEID on tuesday to teach a technical workshop on Smart Contracts. 

There will be FREE FOOD, swag, networking opportunities, and much more!!! All are welcome no matter previous technical background.
 

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Design Thinking with Google

Working on side projects is a great way to build your technical skills while creating something meaningful. But we often hear students say, "What kind of projects should I work on? How do I come up with project ideas?" We're here to help! Join us for this "Design Sprint" to get your creative juices flowing and to brainstorm a few solid options with a Google engineer (and Yale alum!).

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Fall Kick-off with Google

Join Float and visitors from Google for an afternoon of community building next Friday, Sep. 29, from 3-5PM in the Berkeley Mendenhall Common Room! There will be plenty of food and swag, as well as opportunities to meet fellow students in computer science.

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Apr
18
4:00 PM16:00

Introduction to Git/Github

Get familiar with the fundamentals of Git and GitHub with DH Developer DOUG DUHAIME. Git—a free, open source version control system—and GitHub—a popular repository for sharing code—are key for web development and programming projects more broadly. Together, they provide a robust system for collaborating with team members and finding existing code that you might adopt and adapt for your own projects. In this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience creating repositories and branches, managing pull requests, and committing changes.

The workshop is open to Yale students, faculty, and staff, but space is limited. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Windows computers will be available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops (Mac or Windows). RSVP required, register HERE

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 18th, 4 - 5pm in Bass L06.

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Float Trip to Bloomberg NYC

We will be having a Float trip to the Bloomberg office in NYC! This half day visit will include a tour of the office, lunch, and chatting with some female engineers at Bloomberg (one of whom is a Yale alum!). It will be a really fun trip, and a great way to meet other people in Float! The train tickets and lunch will be covered. Please sign up here if you are interested.

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Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Float Computer Science Town Hall

All faculty and students are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Computer Science. We will be discussing issues of diversity and more, as well as following up on topics from the last town hall. You will get the opportunity to share your experiences, concerns, and suggestions on how to make Computer Science at Yale better. Read about last year's town hall here and RSVP on the Facebook page. Students who would like to submit a question before the meeting can do so using this anonymous form: https://goo.gl/forms/jP5nuDgtmOppfyr02

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Oct
30
2:30 PM14:30

She Started It Movie Screening

She Started It is a movie depicting five passionate, trailblazing young women striving to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys’ club of high tech start ups. Charismatic Thuy Truong, who has known extreme hardship as an immigrant from Vietnam, seeks to succeed at a prestigious Californian accelerator. Stacey Ferreira, from Phoenix, Arizona needs to raise $1.2 million to launch her internet security company. Brienne Ghafourifar, the youngest college graduate to raise over 1 million, wants to earn her rightful place at male dominated table. Agathe Molinar is trying to turn a profit and find acceptance in the serious male dominated business world of Paris. From Terry, Mississippi, Sheena Allen, a 25-year-old app-maker who is completely self-taught, seeks to become the first African American woman tech entrepreneur to take on Silicon Valley.

Float will be screening She Started It on Thursday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00pm and will be providing pizza! Watch the trailer here.

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