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Industry:

Google unveiled its flagship phone, the Nexus 5, which runs on the new Android KitKat.

Intel may be in the talks with Verizon to hand over its Web TV Project.

BlackBerry is no longer trying to sell itself, and is looking to replace current CEO Thorsten Heins.

Microsoft's CEO Steve Balmer is still to be on the board when he steps down as CEO.

Twitter is now a publicly traded company, with its IPO pricing at $26 per share.


CS @ UCSD:

CSE Professor Stefan Savage received the prestigious 2013 SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award on November 5. His work "crosses the boundaries from technology challenges to public policy implications of cybersecurity," said Rajesh Gupta, chair of the CSE department.


More Opportunities:

Home for the Holidays is a volunteer based charity that provides assistance to active duty military personnel stationed in the San Diego region, by uniting them with their loved ones at important times (holidays, sickness, death, birth, etc.)

Their existing site www.homefortheholidays.org is functional, but does not allow the charity to maintain and update the site internally, nor maximize it as a fundraising tool. They are looking for help redoing their current website to create an equivalent or better site on an easy to manage platform.

If you are interested in taking this on as a project or have questions or comments you can reach Michael Geremia at (916) 284-4289 or by email (mikegeremia@gmail.com).

November & December

Monday, November 11th:

Salesforce is putting together an unique developer experience within Dreamforce, their big show at San Francisco's Moscone Center, Nov 18-21. They're running a developer hackathon, where the grand prize is $1M cash!

They are offering a limited quantity, complimentary Student Hacker Only Pass for free (promo code STUDENTFREE - expires Nov 11th). The pass gets you access to the Hackathon plus all the great learning opportunities and activities in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce. You'll also get a very cool Salesforce Platform hoodie by American Apparel for students only!


Wednesday, November 13th:

Practice your interviewing skills at the Interview Prep Night on the 3rd floor of the CS Building (Room 3217, WIC Office, and whiteboard area next to the embedded labs) from 7:00PM - 9:00PM. We're looking for interviewers (must be 3rd years). The interviewees have the option to practice whiteboarding, online coding. Each round is 30 minutes.


Friday, November 15th:

PlayStation is looking for interns! Their internships are offered throughout the year in the Summer, Fall, and Spring. Click Here for multiple internship descriptions. DESIRED MAJOR(S): Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering. Apply here by November 15th! Questions? Email internships@playstation.sony.com.


Saturday, November 23rd:

Don't miss the chance to participate in WIC's Fall Beginner Programming Competition at 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm in B230!! It is designed specifically for undergrads who haven't yet taken upper division classes. There will be free pizza and winners get really awesome prizes! Sign- ups start next week.


Monday, November 25th:

Interested in undergraduate research? UCSD's Undergraduate Research Portal can be used to search for on- and off-campus research opportunities and to maintain an online research profile. Upload your profile now to showcase your research interests and talents to faculty, staff, and external partners offering research opportunities.

Login here with your Single Sign On. You can import your profile information by clicking on "import from Linkedin". If you don't have a Linkedin account it is recommended you create one or you can input your information directly into the portal.

You are encouraged to input as much information as possible into your profile. This will increase your chances of being contacted by a research advisor. Students are being contacted for various opportunities already! All UC San Diego undergraduates with profiles on the Portal will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini on Nov 25. For further questions about the Portal please contact urp@ucsd.edu.


Monday, December 2nd:

Google Scholarship Applications Deadline! If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex this summer!

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science. Scholarships include the Google Anita Borg Scholarship, Generation Google Scholarship, Google Lime Scholarship, and Google SVA Scholarship.


Friday, Januaury 31st:

Microsoft Scholarship Program Deadline! By applying to the Microsoft Scholarship Program, students may be eligible for full or partial tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year! Students must be currently enrolled full-time in a bachelors degree program in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico, pursuing a degree in CS or a related technical discipline, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 or higher.




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