Newsletter: Carleton Sentinel

"Keeping you in the loop since 2005"

  • Congratulations to Matt Cotter, Marielle Foster, and Ken Schiller: they're the three members of a team of our majors that have been selected to compete at the annual International Collegiate Programming Contest. They got there by stellar performance in a regional programming contest this fall, and so have been invited to Morocco, in May 2015, for the ICPC. This is the premier annual worldwide programming contest, sponsored by IBM and by the Association for Computing Machinery. Carleton hasn't sent a team to this event in about 20 years, despite competing every year in the regional contest. Our team is one of only 24 from North America that have been selected this year, and from one of only two schools in that list that have "college" instead of "university" in their names. All the competing teams are here:

    http://icpc.baylor.edu/worldfinals/teams

    ... with the teams from North America listed if you scroll down on the page.

  • KPCB Fellows Program

    March 10, 2015

    We received word that Adam Canady and Laura Biester have been selected for one of the premier fellowships in technology:  the KPCB Fellows Program.  The KPCB Fellows Program is the top engineering program for young people interested in technology and entrepreneurship in the Valley.  Congratulations Adam and Laura.   

  • Summer Job Opportunity

    March 6, 2015

    Girls Who Code is currently recruiting people of all genders for teaching staff for our 2015 Summer Immersion Programs.  We’re hosting over 50 programs nationwide (Boston, Chicago, LA, Miami, Newark, NYC, Seattle, DC, and all over the SF Bay Area) to cultivate the next generation of female tech leaders.  The ideal Teacher candidate is an empathetic and enthusiastic individual with a BA or BS in Computer Science and teaching experience (e.g. classroom teaching, tutoring, TAing).  Teaching Assistants are typically undergraduates majoring in Computer Science.  Learn what it's like to spend the summer with Girls Who Code and apply at bit.ly/14CI7Oh

  • Still looking for that exciting summer job?  Well, look no further!  Contact Mike Tie (mtie@carleton.edu x4067 CMC305).  Mike is looking for three Assistant System Administrators to help him setup labs and classrooms for the upcoming school year. There will be some programming, writing documentation, building web pages, lots of software installations and imaging.  Help faculty and summer researchers with anything and everything related to computers.  You'll work with linux, Windows, and OSX. No experience needed; you will be trained as you go. The positions are budgeted for 10 weeks of the summer, and that leaves you time to still enjoy a summer vacation.  And best of all, you get to continue working for Mike during the school year.

  • RedJack is hiring

    January 30, 2015

    RedJack, a small and growing network security company in Washington, DC, is looking to hire new graduates. We work on meaningful problems that help our customers to manage their networks and improve their security awareness. Depending on your skills and interests, you'll be able to contribute to many projects across the company, including large-scale data analysis, development of network sensors, frontend web development, web applications, data pipelines, or operations.

    You will have opportunities to work both as part as a team and autonomously and you will gain valuable experience in leading projects. This is an opportunity to become part of a diverse, driven community of network security professionals working on cutting-edge solutions to our customers' most perplexing security challenges.

    If you'd like to know more or are interested in either of the roles below, email Andy Freeland '12 (andy.freeland@redjack.com).

    Note: US citizenship required.

    Junior Software Engineer

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    Responsibilities:

    - Design and implement solutions to problems across the company, varying by project area

    - Share ideas, ask questions, and manage development through project completion

    - Collaborate with a distributed, asynchronous team for design decisions, development, and code review

    Required Qualifications:

    - BS/BA in Computer Science, or related field or relevant experience

    - Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, Python, Java, and/or JavaScript Desired Skills: Skills will vary depending on your experience and or/interests, but in general:

    - Basic software engineering principles and tools (git, code review, automated testing, etc.)

    - Knowledge of or interest in privacy and network security

    - Experience with common libraries and tools in your area of interest or specialty. e.g. Django/Flask/Rails for backend web development, Angular/Ember/React for frontend web development, libcork/glib/APR/STL for embedded development, etc.

    - Experience with traditional SQL databases or NoSQL solutions

    Junior Network Data Analyst

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    Do you love getting knee deep in data? RedJack seeks a Network Data Analyst to analyze and implement analytic tools and techniques for our clients using large (> 1 TB/day) volumes of data from multiple sources, including NetFlow, tcpdump, server logs, and server host data. You will be expected to collect data from multiple sources, create and apply analytic techniques to the data, in order to drive decisions about securing and controlling large enterprise networks. Ideally, you are flexible, willing to quickly adapt to changing data sources and tools, and are excited to learn and use new data sources and tools on a regular basis.

    You should have training in an empirical or analytical field (e.g. computer science, physics, computational physics, engineering or statistics), communications skills (the ability to present, explain technical details to a nontechnical audience, and write reports), and light development skills (preferably in C, Python, and R). You should also have some interest in or familiarity with network traffic and computer security.

    Required Qualifications:

    - BS/BA in Computer Science, Physics, Math, Statistics, or Engineering

    - Proficiency in one or more programming languages (preferred candidates include C, R, Python)

    - Ability to remain flexible in a changing environment

    Desired skills:

    - Interest in or familiarity with network traffic and computer security.

    If you are interested but lack experience, we will train you

  • Job Opportunity

    January 29, 2015

    Thumbtack in San Francisco is looking to hire a software engineer.  They are particularly looking for a new graduate.  For more information you can click here and you are welcome to contact Nick Jones who is a Carleton alum for more information.

  • Are you interested in doing research in the Computer Science Department at Carleton this summer?  We have now posted this year's research projects along with the application.  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on February 13, 2015.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    The University of North Texas will be hosting the "Secure Software Testing for Web and Mobile Applications" Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer.  Application deadline is February 15.  Click here for more information.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Washing University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for its REU Summer Program.  Application deadline is February 13, 2015.  Click here for more information.

  • Summer Research Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Harvard Forest is now accepting applications for their summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.  Deadline to apply is February 6.  Click here for more information.

  • REU Opportunity

    January 28, 2015

    Ohio Wesleyan University's REU program in scientific computation, with projects in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and physics is now accepting applications.  Click here for more information.

  • MIT recently published videos of student and faculty panels discussing how to write effective graduate school applications.  Click here for more information.