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WHEN: 
24th - 25 Feb 2013, 1pm - 2pm (next day)

WHO: 
All students, in teams of 1 to 4. 
Members of the public are also welcome to join us and hack on stuff 
Only students will be eligible for prizes

WHAT: 
A 24h hackathon

WHERE: 
School of Computing, COM1 Basement 
National University of Singapore, Computing 1 
13 Computing Drive

FEE: 
$5/pax(make payment at COM1-02-15 or at our next Friday Hacks)

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This week, we have Michael Cheng, convener of the Singapore PHP user group talking about rapid prototyping in PHP, and Omer Iqbal, an NUS Student who will be talking about Clojure.

Date/Time: Friday, January 25 at 6:30pm
Venue: SR2, Education Resource Centre, University Town. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/2Zy3M
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/fridayhacks2013
Free pizza is served before the talks.

Talk 1: Rapid Prototyping with PHP – The world of TDD, BDD and frameworks in PHP-land (Michael Cheng, Senior Software Engineer at mig33)

Talk Description:
A quick overview of the state of modern day PHP development in the real world. An introduction of frameworks available and some nifty tricks and best practices you need to make it in a rapidly changing startup environment.

Speaker Profile:
Michael Cheng has more than 10 years of experience using PHP to build dynamic websites. He is the convener of the Singapore PHP User Group and a Zend Certified Engineer/Trainer in PHP development.

Michael is currently a Senior Software Engineer with a local mid-sized startup called mig33 – a social entertainment platform – that’s popular in emerging economies like Indonesia and Nepal.

Talk 2: Clojure – The Return of The Lisp (Omer Iqbal, NUS Student)

Talk Description:
Clojure combines the elegance of lisp with strong pragmatism. Its one of the few functional programming languages, along with Haskell, Erlang and Scala that have managed to crawl to the industry, and that’s primarily because of its brilliant concurrency primitives, seamless interop with Java and very friendly community.

I’ll be giving a whirlwind tour of the language, covering the basic syntax (which is minimal, by virtue of being a lisp!), java interop, a few concurrency primitives, macros, writing a simple web server using Ring, and making some live noise with Overtone.

Prep:
No need to prepare, but I’ll be doing some live coding and it would help to install leiningen 2.x(https://github.com/technomancy/leiningen) if you want to join in the action. Lein is a dependency manager, a build tool, and an awesome fire exhaust when your hair ignites after classpath errors.

Speaker Profile:
Omer loves Koolaid, and the effects last for a while on him. His interests include web dev, embedded systems, cheap coffee (from the Koufu drinks stall!) and flamewars.

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Please sign up at http://bit.ly/fridayhacks2013

For a map, more details, as well as guidelines on giving a talk on Friday Hacks, see http://nushackers.org/fridayhacks/
For more info on NUS Hackers, See: http://nushackers.org/about
For more Friday Hacks talks: http://nushackers.org/

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If you are here in National University of Singapore today, do visit School of Computing for the Term Project Showcase at COM1 (6-10pm) and support the #hushdev  team, also members of NUS Hackers, for the awesome sharing platform they built!

Friday Hacks #36 is now our most extravagant one so far. Our friends from +Palantir Technologies  came down to NUS to hold an awesome recruitment talk, demonstrating one of the projects they worked on and giving away tons of freebies!
They also treated us to Sakae Sushi! Gotta love our friends from Palantir! Thank you so much!

Best of all, Palantir gave away a brand new Nexus 7 to our lucky winner, Ann! Congrats!!

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+Palantir Technologies is coming down to NUS to give a recruitment talk. Sign up now and find out how Palantir is revolutionizing the analysis of hard and important problems that face our world today.

(And stand a chance to win a Nexus 7!)
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One of the biggest Friday Hacks NUS Hackers is holding!

Sign up now and stand a chance to win a Nexus 7!!
This Friday, Palantir will be coming to NUS to give a recruiting talk. Food will be served after the talk, and a Nexus 7 giveaway will be held for one lucky registrant at the end of the event.

To sign up for this talk, and to apply for job opportunities at Palantir, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012



Date/Time: Friday, November 16 at 7.00pm
Venue: LT19, COM2, National University of Singapore. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/KgzPT
More detailed map for LT19: http://bit.ly/nus-lt19
Food is served after the talks. Register at http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012
Talk Title: On Impact: An Introduction to Palantir

Please join Kevin Lee, Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir, who will discuss how Palantir is revolutionizing the analysis of hard and important problems that face our world today. We build the technology that allows people at the world’s most critical institutions to make sense of their data. We solve the technical problems, so they can solve the human ones. Combating terrorism. Tracking disease outbreaks. Finding missing and exploited children. We believe that with the right technology and enough data, people can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.

View a live demo of our data fusion platforms, and learn how you can be a part of our mission.

About the speaker

Kevin Lee is a Forward Deployed Engineer who is starting up Palantir’s new Singapore office, which serves as the regional HQ for Asia. He attended Stanford University on a PSC scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a BS in Computer Science with Distinction. He subsequently worked on a wide array of public policy issues as an Administrative Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Finance, before making a happy return to his technical roots at Palantir to help organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors solve their hardest and most important problems.

Please sign up for this talk at: http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012

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This event is run as part of NUS Hackers’s Friday Hacks series. To learn more about us, visit http://nushackers.org/

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This Friday, Palantir will be coming to NUS to give a recruiting talk. Food will be served after the talk, and a Nexus 7 giveaway will be held for one lucky registrant at the end of the event.

To sign up for this talk, and to apply for job opportunities at Palantir, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012



Date/Time: Friday, November 16 at 7.00pm
Venue: LT19, COM2, National University of Singapore. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/KgzPT
More detailed map for LT19: http://bit.ly/nus-lt19
Food is served after the talks. Register at http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012
Talk Title: On Impact: An Introduction to Palantir

Please join Kevin Lee, Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir, who will discuss how Palantir is revolutionizing the analysis of hard and important problems that face our world today. We build the technology that allows people at the world’s most critical institutions to make sense of their data. We solve the technical problems, so they can solve the human ones. Combating terrorism. Tracking disease outbreaks. Finding missing and exploited children. We believe that with the right technology and enough data, people can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.

View a live demo of our data fusion platforms, and learn how you can be a part of our mission.

About the speaker

Kevin Lee is a Forward Deployed Engineer who is starting up Palantir’s new Singapore office, which serves as the regional HQ for Asia. He attended Stanford University on a PSC scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a BS in Computer Science with Distinction. He subsequently worked on a wide array of public policy issues as an Administrative Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Finance, before making a happy return to his technical roots at Palantir to help organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors solve their hardest and most important problems.

Please sign up for this talk at: http://bit.ly/palantir-sg-2012

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This event is run as part of NUS Hackers’s Friday Hacks series. To learn more about us, visit http://nushackers.org/

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NUS Hackers take Friday Hacks to the next level!

This week, for the first time, NUS Hackers takes over a lecture theatre (LT19) in NUS.

We are excited to welcome our friends from +Quora to share with us how they work, and also internship/career opportunities with them!
This week we have Quora, a Silicon Valley startup, coming to NUS for recruitment purposes, and Winston Teo from {new context} on Software Engineering as a career choice.

To sign up for this talk, and to apply for job opportunities at Quora, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/quora-tech-talk Seats are limited!

Date/Time: Friday, November 9 at 7.00pm
Venue changed to LT19, COM2, National University of Singapore. Map: http://bit.ly/nus-lt19
Food is served after the talks.

Job opportunities
Quora is hiring for full-time and internship positions in the US, especially for software engineering and product design roles. If you’re interested in opportunities at Quora, do submit your application at http://www.quora.com/jobs and definitely drop by for the talk! You can also direct any questions to sg@quora.com.

Talk 1: Engineering at Quora: Building a Real-Time Platform with LiveNode and Webnode (Hongping Lim, Kah Hong Tay, Quora)

Hongping Lim, Software Engineer and Kah Hong Tay, Product Designer– will be talking about Quora’s technology stack and engineering challenges.

About Quora
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited and organized by everyone who uses it. The company’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge, and was founded in 2009. Adam D’Angelo, the former CTO of Facebook, is founder and CEO.

Talk 2: Software Engineering 6501 (Winston Teo, New Context)

Talk Description:
Do you want to be a Software engineer? Software Engineering is not only about programming languages, algorithms, networks and databases. It’s about creating value, getting things done, and constant communication. I’ll be talking about why someone should become a software engineer and what I think it takes to be a good software engineer. Nothing technical, but you’ll not learn this from lectures and tutorials.

Speaker Profile:
Winston is an Alumni of NUS School of Computing, class of 2006. He started his career in IBM as a database administrator but soon realized that he loves web development a little bit more. He made the switch to become a Web Ninja at Wego.com in 2008 and has not looked back since. Currently a software engineer with New Context, he has helped build applications such as Friendster.com and Viki.com. To him, software engineering is more Art than Science, and he derives immense pleasure from building products that people need.

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Please sign up at http://bit.ly/quora-tech-talk Seats are limited!

For a map, more details, as well as guidelines on giving a talk on Friday Hacks, see http://nushackers.org/fridayhacks/
For more info on NUS Hackers, See: http://nushackers.org/about
For more Friday Hacks talks: http://nushackers.org/

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Added photos to NUS Hackers Friday Hacks #35.

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This week we have Quora, a Silicon Valley startup, coming to NUS for recruitment purposes, and Winston Teo from {new context} on Software Engineering as a career choice.

To sign up for this talk, and to apply for job opportunities at Quora, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/quora-tech-talk Seats are limited!

Date/Time: Friday, November 9 at 7.00pm
Venue changed to LT19, COM2, National University of Singapore. Map: http://bit.ly/nus-lt19
Food is served after the talks.

Job opportunities
Quora is hiring for full-time and internship positions in the US, especially for software engineering and product design roles. If you’re interested in opportunities at Quora, do submit your application at http://www.quora.com/jobs and definitely drop by for the talk! You can also direct any questions to sg@quora.com.

Talk 1: Engineering at Quora: Building a Real-Time Platform with LiveNode and Webnode (Hongping Lim, Kah Hong Tay, Quora)

Hongping Lim, Software Engineer and Kah Hong Tay, Product Designer– will be talking about Quora’s technology stack and engineering challenges.

About Quora
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited and organized by everyone who uses it. The company’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge, and was founded in 2009. Adam D’Angelo, the former CTO of Facebook, is founder and CEO.

Talk 2: Software Engineering 6501 (Winston Teo, New Context)

Talk Description:
Do you want to be a Software engineer? Software Engineering is not only about programming languages, algorithms, networks and databases. It’s about creating value, getting things done, and constant communication. I’ll be talking about why someone should become a software engineer and what I think it takes to be a good software engineer. Nothing technical, but you’ll not learn this from lectures and tutorials.

Speaker Profile:
Winston is an Alumni of NUS School of Computing, class of 2006. He started his career in IBM as a database administrator but soon realized that he loves web development a little bit more. He made the switch to become a Web Ninja at Wego.com in 2008 and has not looked back since. Currently a software engineer with New Context, he has helped build applications such as Friendster.com and Viki.com. To him, software engineering is more Art than Science, and he derives immense pleasure from building products that people need.

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Please sign up at http://bit.ly/quora-tech-talk Seats are limited!

For a map, more details, as well as guidelines on giving a talk on Friday Hacks, see http://nushackers.org/fridayhacks/
For more info on NUS Hackers, See: http://nushackers.org/about
For more Friday Hacks talks: http://nushackers.org/
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