55 episodes

Echo is CSESoc’s own weekly podcast where we, Mehri and Adrian, talk about topics all over the place related to CSE, technology and university life. You can expect us getting live sound bites at our events, picking the brains and getting the advice of highly effective people in industry & academia and discussing current issues in the industry.

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Echo is CSESoc’s own weekly podcast where we, Mehri and Adrian, talk about topics all over the place related to CSE, technology and university life. You can expect us getting live sound bites at our events, picking the brains and getting the advice of highly effective people in industry & academia and discussing current issues in the industry.

    [ECHO] Working Overseas with CSE Alumni John Wiseheart

    [ECHO] Working Overseas with CSE Alumni John Wiseheart

    In this interview, we explore the intricacies and nature of moving overseas to the USA as an expat from a CSE point of view. Featuring our guest John Wiseheart, a graduate of UNSW CSE working at Candid Health, Seattle, and hosted by Michael Zheng, Dylan Hu and Leo Xu.
    Ask any questions in this form to John and we'll send them over! https://forms.gle/Mx6Rt87XBEyx1mGNA

    • 51 min
    [ECHO] Life, Startups and Education with Hayden Smith

    [ECHO] Life, Startups and Education with Hayden Smith

    Is Hayden Smith your lecturer this term? Doesn't matter!


    Hear a talk from Hayden, currently a co-founder of a start up called Pearler, who is also a lecturer AND ex-tutor that has dabbled in many subjects. He is most known for running COMP6080, the React course, and COMP1531, the groupwork course. In this podcast, we talk about uni life, startups and education and cover questions like:


    Does Hayden have work life balance?What does Hayden think about students?... and how does Hayden experience impostor syndrome? Hayden's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayden-smith-4505a55a/
    Time stamps 00:00 - Intro 00:58 - Life: Juggling everything 03:17 - Life: Opportunities current students should grasp 04:42 - Life: Projects 07:29 - Life: Impostor syndrome 12:27 - Start Ups: CompareMeals, why start a start up? 15:45 - Start Ups: Fail fast learn quickly 18:27 - Start Ups: What good startups need 20:06 - Start Ups: Technical Depth 22:22 - Start Ups: Mentorship at Pearler 23:31 - Start Ups: Daunting things 25:49 - Start Ups: Letting go of and taking on responsibilities at a higher level 27:07 - Education: Why teach 27:51 - Education: Why still teach 30:00 - Education: Hayden and the community 31:47 - Education: Key things learned from teaching 35:45 - Education: Accommodating for students 37:27 - Education: Impacts of covid 40:31 - Education: Most challenging courses to teach 43:38 - Education: MyExperience 46:34 - Education: Teaching skills 50:49 - Life: Other horizons 52:52 - Education: Advice to uni self

    • 55 min
    Coming back for CS: The Postgrad Experience

    Coming back for CS: The Postgrad Experience

    Want to listen to some 👄 talky talk 👄on the postgrad experience in CS? Rachel and Ivan try to cover these topics in a roundtable with some students studying CS as their second, or next, degree.
    Welcome our features, - Peter, who was in the Construction Management 📋 industry when he started a Bachelor's degree majoring in Computer Science - Rachel, a pharmacist 💊who decided to start a Bachelor's degree majoring in Computer Science - Mark, who was already working as a Mechanical Engineering graduate 🔨 when he made the jump into an MIT - Ady, who was doing a PhD in Biology 🦠 until she decided to pursue an MIT majoring in Bioinformatics
    🚦Where did they come from?🏃‍♂️Why did they make the jump??👀How are they finding it???🤼Can they even make friends????🚄What are they looking forward to?????
    Timestamps00.00.12 - 00.02.04  intro 00.02.04 - 00.04.22 original plan 00.04.22 - 00.08.45 phase in life when decision to start cs was made 00.08.45 - 00.11.40  initial thoughts on cs 00.11.40 - 00.15.06 cs attractive why? preconceptions? 00.15.06 - 00.18.30 first impressions of cse at unsw 00.18.30 - 00.21.10 useful acquired skills 00.21.10 - 00.24.37 uni life, volunteering 00.24.37 - 00.27.03 young classmates 00.27.03 - 00.31.57 maybe: how to make friend w/ young classmates 00.31.57 - 00.36.52 fears 00.36.52 - 00.46.26 bachelors vs mit vs other 00.46.26 - 00.52.40 pacing the degree 00.52.40 - 00.54.56 regrets 00.54.56 - 00.57.48 plans 00.57.48 - 01.01.51 advice 01.01.51  ending + thank you
    In case you had any further questions or wanted to continue discussion specifically with any of the guests, you can reach out:
    Mark - discord: MarkRaya#4626 - ig: @markyr - linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-raya-4467a21b8/
    Peter - discord: Kiki#8134 - ig: @poots___ - linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/putijak-souk-58a10a19b/
    Rachel - discord: rachel#4578 - linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-ahn-926a05222/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Is Computer Science Right For You?

    Is Computer Science Right For You?

    📫📫📫 Is studying compsci right for you?📫📫📫
     
    You're sick of your degree, or you're a high school student thinking about your future. Well, Mariya and Nat sit down with four people who've all grappled with the same question!
     
    - Rani Jiang, who ditched Information Systems 📊 to study computer science ⚙️;
    - Teresa Feng, who started in Computer Engineering ⚡ but graduated with a compsci degree 🎓;
    - Raymond Wan, who came back 🏃 after graduating to start a new path in physics ⚛️ ; and
    - Issac Norris (Izzy), who skipped uni entirely 🌟 and went straight into industry!
     
    You're asking - maybe they'll have the answer for you!!!
     
    Timestamps:
    0:00: Intro
    0:28: High school experience and path to computer science 
    8:39: Difference between highschool and uni/industry
    11:57: Why UNSW?
    13:48: Rani - transferring into compsci from information systems
    18:16: Raymond - changing minds about computer science
    21:40: Izzy - Going into the workforce without a degree
    27:34: Teresa - Transfering from Computer engineering, working with a Compsci degree
    34:33: Things missing from a compsci education
    38:30: Is CSE worth it?
    41:18: Advice for high schoolers
    45:22: Final words
    47:40: Outro

    • 48 min
    Competitive Programming w/ Angus Ritossa

    Competitive Programming w/ Angus Ritossa

    Ever been interested in competitive programming but don’t know where to start?🥴
    Keen to hear about what it's like taking part in some of the biggest programming competitions in the world?😱
    Join Raman and Caitlyn as they delve into the ✨mysterious✨ world of competitive programming with Angus Ritossa, current president of CPMSoc, and chat about topics including: 
    - How to get started with competitive programming  🤓 
    - Juicy group dynamics 😳
    - Angus’ most traumatic questions 😭
     
    0:00 - 4:04: Introduction
    4:04 - 9:55: Competitions
    9:55 - 17:00: Angus’ History
    17:00 - 28:50: General CP Questions
    28:50 - 30:20: Talking about CPMSoc
    30:20 - 35:35: Pre-reqs for getting started
    35:35 - 40:20: Getting Started
    40:20 – 44:00: Practicality of CP
    44:00 - 47:34: Group Dynamics 😳
    47:34 - 50:20: Before and after a competition
    50:20 - 51:58: Looking Forward
    51:58 - 53:28: Outro

    • 53 min
    CSE News - Ethics in Tech

    CSE News - Ethics in Tech

    Had your fill of careers podcasts? Wanna get into philosophy but words make brain hurty? Listen in on Abby, Lesley and Sam as they tackle CSE news - headlines in computer science and technology and the ethics that underpin them. Watch us discuss:
    - the possibility of Elon Musk as the next big religion🛐-the secret to immortality ⏰
    - cyborgs 🤖- and planned obsolescence (of both man and machine😳)
     
     
    Timestamps:

    0.00 - 00:32 Intro
    00:32 - 21:20 Planned Obsolescence 
    21:20 -43:10 Secret to Immortality (Transhumanism)
    43:10 - 50:21 Our Impact as Students
    50:21 - 50:49 Outro



     



     

    • 50 min

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