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2 April 2017

Intro to Vim Workshop

Friday April 7 1:00PM - 2:00PM in Drum Lab, K17 Building

Vim is a text editor for writing and editing code. It can run in a terminal, over ssh or as it's own app. But what's the big deal? Well, Vim is quite powerful, and mastering it will allow you to write code much faster.

However, Vim has quite a steep learning curve if you wish to utilise its full power - that's where this workshop comes in! From absolute beginner to Vim expert, this workshop has it all.

Even if you are set on using another editor like Sublime, Eclipse (or dare I say, Emacs)- you can still benefit from the power of Vim, and use the modal editing paradigm to gain superpowers in your editor of choice!

This workshop will be happening on Friday, 7th of April, Location is K17 Drum Lab.

Boost your productivity -- Come along, and learn to edit text at the speed of thought!

PS. If you want to come extra prepared, type 'vimtutor' at the terminal.

Facebook Event Link

27 March 2017

Westpac Group Graduate Program

Don't miss out! Applications for the Westpac Group Graduate Program close Friday 31 March at midnight! Take the next step and apply today.

The Graduate Program offers you more than just an ordinary job. It’s a fun, rewarding experience that will accelerate your personal and professional development, providing you a platform to fulfil your goals.

Apply now: https://graduates.westpacgroup.com.au/

26 March 2017

Facebook Sydney Hackathon 2017

April 29 - 30 2017

Here at Facebook, we believe that every engineer possesses amazing ideas and creativity. Hackathons are a longstanding tradition at Facebook where our engineers stay up all night to create a working product or prototype from scratch. Remember- done is better than perfect.

Please note - all members of your team must register individually at fbsydhack17.splashthat.com for the opportunity to attend by April 7th at 9am UTC +10

Join Facebook in Sydney as we stay up all night hacking, learning and having a some fun! Start brainstorming ideas & forming teams (of up to 4 people). We'll supply the food, fun diversions, prizes, and some expert guidance in the form of our engineers. You bring your laptop, appetite, skills and ideas.

The winning team will get the chance to compete against teams from other Hackathons at the Hackathon Finals and be judged by our executives- held at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California in November!

Facebook Event Link

19 March 2017

Beta Issue 127

Want to catch up on some rainy day reading? Check out the newest edition of Beta for the latest in tech, the events for the week and some brain teasers to challenge the programmer inside you.

Here’s the issue!

19 March 2017


Dear Penultimate Year Students

You have been invited to apply for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Strategy Academy.

BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy and transformation. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their organisations.

The BCG Strategy Academy is your opportunity to learn from BCG Consultants and work on your analytical, communication and leadership skills through a series of in-class, hands-on activities and case studies.

TIME: 10.00am - 3.00pm

DATE: Friday 7 April 2017

VENUE: The Boston Consulting Group, Sydney Office

PROGRAM CURRICULUM: The BCG Strategy Academy offers participants the opportunity to

  • expand strategic capabilities by learning about strategy and how it translates in a business environment
  • get hands-on experience on solving a 'mini' case in a team
  • learn how to translate analysis and craft this into a compelling story
  • build personal networks with BCG Consultants

HOW TO APPLY Spaces are limited, so please register and submit a copy of your resume and academic transcripts using this registration link, before Thursday 30 March 2017.

We will send invitations to successful applicants by Tuesday 4 April 2017

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Applicants must be in their penultimate year and will be assessed based on their leadership and teamwork skills, ability to create impact, and academic results.

To be eligible to attend, candidates must be available to attend from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Friday 7 April 2017.

ENQUIRIES: For any event or application enquiries, contact Maisie Farmer