Announcements 2/9/2011

1. Lunch with OMGPOP on Friday!
2. Join ACM and watch IBM’s Watson’s showdown with Jeopardy Champs on Valentine’s Day!
3. Jane Street Technology Division Recruiting Event4. ACM Trivia Contest – WIN A KINDLE!
5. NYC Turing Fellowship Opportunity6. Digital Media MBA “Find a Co-founder!”

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1. Lunch with OMGPOP on Friday!
Come have lunch at one of NY’s hottest startups. You’ll learn about startup culture and what makes a social gaming company like OMGPOP tick.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/e1UjjB to reserve your spot. It will be first come first serve.

Come if you are:
- interested in social gaming
- interested in startup culture
- looking for a job/internship at a startup

Meet at Broadway Gates at 11:15 on Friday, February 11th.
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2. Join ACM and watch IBM’s Watson’s showdown with Jeopardy Champs on Valentine’s Day!
IBM’s Watson knows how to beat Jeopardy champions, but does it know how to love?

Come to the Broadway Room on Monday, February 14th at 7:00 PM to see Watson go up against some of Jeopardy’s best know champions with Columbia’s ACM!
Learn whether Watson is a love machine or better left alone like HAL. There will be valentines candies galore, so come with your sweetheart or get some here.
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3. Jane Street Technology Division Recruiting Event
Jane Street Technology Division Recruiting Event
Thursday Feb. 17th 2011
6pm Lerner Rm. 569

Free Pizza!
Jane Street is a proprietary trading firm that operates around the clock and around the globe. We bring a deep understanding of markets, a scientific approach, and innovative technology to bear on the problem of trading profitably in the world’s highly competitive financial markets.

Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 220 people in offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. We are always recruiting top students and invite you to learn more about a career at Jane Street.

The environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. You can wear a t-shirt and jeans to the office every day, the kitchen is stocked, and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion. Salaries are competitive and advancement is rapid for those who excel.

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4. ACM Trivia Contest – WIN A KINDLE!
ACM Trivia Contest
Saturday, February 19th
7pm – 9pm
Satow Room, Lerner Hall 5th Floor

Want to win prizes….including awesome stuff from ASUS and an Amazon KINDLE!?  Want to test your knowledge of anything and everything against your fellow Columbia students including questions on pop culture, technology, brain teasers, and anything else we can trick you with!  You DO NOT need to have a computer science background.  Teams of four people will compete.  Come as a group or make one on the spot!

RSVP here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dF9Xb3hVaGpOaXF6eTVRdnlWMll1cWc6MQ

Free pizza and Refreshments will be provided.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169348129778598&pending


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5. NYC Turing Fellowship Opportunity

The goal of this program is to attract top computer science and engineering students from around the country to work with the best startups in NYC for a summer.  I’ve included a brief blurb below, as well as links to the website. This will be a one of a kind experience for selected winners to see entrepreneurship firsthand, and see what it takes to build a successful product or service.

We’ve gotten great response from schools like Princeton, Stanford, Purdue, Cornell, Caltech, and others… I’d love to see if we can attract some more strong local applicants from Columbia as well. The original deadline was Monday Feb 7 at midnight. However, due to increased demand, we have decided to extend the deadline to February 11th and to increase the number of Semi-finalist slots from 15 to 25.

We have also added another half a dozen of the best startups in NYC to the fellowship program, bringing the total number of participating companies to 25. These startups have collectively raised over $650 million in venture capital over the past few years and are well-recognized leaders in their respective markets.

Apply Here: http://nycturingfellows.org/howtoapply

New York City is a growing center for technology, media, and entrepreneurship. The NYC Turing Fellows Program seeks to match outstanding computer science, engineering, and mathematic students with paid summer internships at leading NYC startups. In addition, these students will benefit from a summer curriculum consisting of networking and mentoring events and be entitled to receive a $5,000 fellowship prize upon completion of the program. An exclusive group of NYC startups – including Foursquare, Tumblr, Squarespace,blip.tv, SecondMarket, Yipit, and others – are supporting and participating in this program.

Interested students should apply at www.nycturingfellows.org/howtoapply. The application deadline is February 11, 2011. A group of up to 25 Semi-Finalists will be invited to NYC on March 4th and 5th to explore different summer internship opportunities with participating startups. Students will be reimbursed for travel expenses and housing will be provided.

To learn more, please view our websiteFAQ, or press release
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6. Digital Media MBA “Find a Co-founder!”
If you have a startup idea kicking around, or are planning ahead, this is for you. Digital Media MBA, Entrepreneurs Roundtable and Startup One Stop are hosting a  ”find a co-founder ” event on Tuesday Feb. 22.
Come find the partner that “completes you”, or just check out the panel and network!
Panelists include: Somak Chattopadhyay, Principal at GSA Venture Partners, Mike Hudack, Co-founder and CEO of blip.tv, and Matt Meeker, Co-founder of Meetup.com and Executive in Residence at Polaris Ventures. 
Follow http://dmmbafebruary11hh-CUCompSci.eventbrite.com for details and to register.

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And that’s it! Looking forward to seeing you all at the Valentine’s Day Jeopardy viewing! :)

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