[HCS] HCS Newsletter

Javier Cuan-Martinez cuanmartinez at college.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 9 08:26:31 EST 2015

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*Harvard Computer Society*
*Weekly Newsletter*

* November 9, 2015 *
*tl;dr *

   - Django Bootcamp: Monday, November 9nd 7:30pm @ Sever 102
   - Microsoft Scholarship: See the flier attached to this message
   - The Perfect Summer Abroad – Info Session @ Harvard: Tuesday November
   10th 5pm: Sign-up here <https://www.facebook.com/events/886633768122151/>


* Microsoft Scholarship Due January 30th, 2016 *

Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage
students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM
disciplines. Chosen recipients will be awarded in recognition of their
demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership
while working to make a difference in the software industry.

Microsoft places great value in encouraging under-represented groups to
pursue STEM fields of study. As such, a large majority of our scholarships
will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students
(African-American, Hispanic or Native American) or students with
disabilities. We will review all applications and select final candidates
on the holistic basis of eligibility, merit, demonstrated passion for STEM,
commitment to leadership and financial need. Scholarship recipients will be
announced the week of March 7th, 2016.

Find out more here <http://www.microsoft.com/scholarship>

* The Perfect Summer Abroad – Info Session @ Harvard Tuesday November 10th
5pm *

Do you want to get a significant career edge this summer in the world's
most beautiful city?

IXperience <http://ixperience.co.za/> is the only summer abroad program
designed to prepare you for a successful career in tech, finance or

The first 4 weeks are spent learning hands-on practical skills in an
intensive classroom environment with world-class instructors. The next 4
weeks are spent gaining work experience and improving your resume interning
at a local company in Cape Town.

We've worked with companies like Uber, Groupon, Accenture, MB Vermeer and
many influential local companies.

On weekends you’ll immerse yourself in the beauty of Cape Town through
amazing activities and cultural experiences including shark cage diving,
mountain biking, visits to local townships, surfing, hiking and more!

Join the HCS and iXperience CEO Aaron Fuchs (Yale 2010) this Tuesday in
Holden Chapel at 5pm for an information session to learn more about the
program and application process. All majors welcome!

Aaron will also talk about his unique career path as he went from rural
South Africa to the Ivy League to Wall Street and back home again. He'll
share the lessons he picked up on the way from banking to founding a
thriving $1M tech startup.

Sign-up here <https://www.facebook.com/events/886633768122151/>!
*Interesting Facts About Computer Science!*

   - 40-55% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer
   program with 90% accuracy
   - Source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ClueBot_NG#Statistics>
   - Three students from a school in Nevada had installed keystroke loggers
   on their teachers’ computers to intercept the teachers’ usernames and
   passwords, and then charged other students up to $300 to hack in and
   increase their grades.
   – Source

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