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Salesforce held their annual Dreamforce conference, which included a $1 million prize hackathon (won by two Harvard alums) from Nov 18-21.

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $290 million for a retrial of last year's over-$1 billion patent infringement case.

Microsoft launched its Xbox One game console and Sony released the PlayStation 4, both selling more than one million units within 24 hours.

Qualcomm announced a faster Snapdragon 805 mobile chip, designed to deliver an "ultra HD" experience.

Yahoo is reportedly going to make Katie Couric the "global news anchor," as host of a high-profile online interview show on its home page.


CSE Prof. Andrew Kahng and former CSE postdoctoral scholar Hailong Yao are named on one of only two patents awarded by the U.S. Patent Office in the first half of 2013 to researchers in the Jacobs School for "layout decomposition for doubling patterning lithography" (U.S. Patent # 8,402,396)

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 25th:

CSES is hosting their 2nd Fall GBM combined with a Ruby Workshop! It will take place on the 25th (this coming Monday!) at 5pm in CSE B225. There will be food for those that stay for the workshop. Please RSVP here.

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.

Tuesday, November 26th:

CSES will also be hosting their Project "Speed Dating" event as well. Come and talk to other students who want to start a project with you. This will take place on Tuesday the 26th at 7pm also in CSE B225. Please RSVP here.

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.

Saturday, December 7th:

The SD Maker Faire is looking for volunteers to help host San Diego's first-ever Mini Maker Faire in Del Mar. The Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors described as the "Greatest Show and Tell" on Earth.


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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