[HCS] HCS Newsletter

Javier Cuan-Martinez cuanmartinez at college.harvard.edu
Mon Oct 26 00:09:43 EDT 2015


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*Harvard Computer Society*
*Weekly Newsletter*


* October 25, 2015 *
*tl;dr *

   - Database Bootcamp: Monday, October 26th @ Sever 102
   - Zillow Tech Talk + Dinner!: Tuesday, October 27: Sign-up here
   <https://www.facebook.com/events/783384688454087/>
   - Women In Computer Science/HCS Soiree: Sunday, November 1 @ Ticknor
   Lounge

*Events*

* WICS/HCS Soiree Sunday, November 1st 5-7pm @ Ticknor Lounge *

Join WICS and HCS at our soiree! Apple cider, candy, pastries will be
served in the spirit of Halloween. Bring your friends to this
study-break-esque event!

* Zillow Tech Talk + Dinner Tuesday, October 27 4-5pm @ Maxwell Dworkin
G125 *

Come hear from Sr. Development Manager, Jarret Falkner, and learn about
information retrieval at Zillow, the most popular real estate site in the
US with over 80M unique monthly visitors and over 200 homes viewed per
second.

Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to
empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place
they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who
can help.

Zillow serves the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying,
selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. It starts with Zillow's
living database of more than 110 million U.S. homes - including homes for
sale, homes for rent and homes not currently on the market, as well as
Zestimate home values, Rent Zestimates and other home-related information.
Zillow operates the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps, with
more than two dozen apps across all major platforms.

Zillow launched in 2006 and is headquartered in Seattle. Zillow’s CEO,
Spencer Rascoff, is a Harvard Alum, class of ’97.
*Interesting Facts About Computer Science!*

   - In some countries during the 70s, including the United Kingdom,
   Poland, Hungary, and the Netherlands, cassette data storage was so popular
   that some radio stations would broadcast computer programs that listeners
   could record onto cassette and then load into their computer.
   - Source
   <http://www.audio2usb.com/the-magnetic-tape-compact-cassette.html>
   - There is a Scandinavian company that is working on a way to translate
   what a dog is thinking using EEG-sensors and microcomputers. They already
   have a prototype available.
   – Source <http://www.nomorewoof.com/>

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