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.
Personal Project Showcase w/ Selina Chua
How did Selina help build an augmented reality education app that landed 2nd place at the 2020 CSESoc Hackathon AND come 1st place in her very first hackathon ever?
Angeni and Julian chat with Selina to answer these questions and more in the latest Personal Projects Showcase! With hackathons being more collaborative than your average personal project, she tells us how she gets stuff done with her team under high pressure situations, learns new concepts in short timeframes, and most importantly - her tips for any students curious to try their own!
Timestamps00:00 Intro03:30 CSESoc Hackathon: building an AR education app11:27 Building the frontend24:30 Managing time in a hackathon31:34 Main takeaways from undertaking the project33:35 Freelancer Hackathon39:37 Advice for students jumping into a hackathon42:23 Building skills from each hackathon46:10 Future plans!
How I Hack Tony Abbott and Atlassian w/ Alex Hope
For this Industry Podcast we’re talking to Alex Hope, a Red Team Security Engineer at Atlassian! Alex had no idea they would go into cybersecurity while at uni, but has gone on to be behind some infamous hacks, including Operation Luigi and finding Tony Abbott’s passport number.
In this chat, they introduce us to the exciting world of hacking that’s more accessible than you think, as we find out what they do on the job, how they got into the industry (and how you can too!), and what happened after the world found out about the Tony Abbott hack.
Check out links to Alex's blog on the CSESoc Media website: media.csesoc.org.au/alex-atlassian/
2:04 - The journey into cyber security10:43 - Advice for students wanting to get into cyber security13:00 - A tangent about lock-picking14:38 - Working in cyber security at Atlassian47:46 - Hacking Tony Abbott67:17 - Alex's second favourite hack69:47 - Wi-Fi hacking78:05 - Hacking and blogging about it88:32 - Bonus content :)
Talking with Lecturers: Marc Chee
In this Echo episode Raathan and Sunny sit down with COMP1511 lecturer/Tik Tok celebrity/CSE BNOC Marc Chee! They discuss whether computing and teaching was something Marc always wanted to get into, Marc’s opinions on how CSE has been taught at UNSW has changed over the years, whether COMP courses should have a stronger emphasis on soft skills, whether all CSE students fall into the anti-social geek stereotype, and more!
Timestamps:0:46 Was CSE something you always wanted to get into?7:55 Are all CSE students anti-social geeks?18:42 Handwriting vs Typing27:42 American, Japanese, and European Games32:50 Tech Corporations: Making profit vs making the world a better place42:03 How different is CSE taught today compared to when you were in uni?53:30 Marc gushing over CSE Tutors and general COMP1511 discussion77:55 Was teaching something you always wanted to do?86:40 Internships89:17 Do you think COMP courses should focus more on soft skills?100:39 What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“What I wish I knew as a First Year” + Media Retrospective - Round Table 2020
CSESoc Media’s annual Round Table episode! Join Raathan, Sunny, Paul, Angeni, and Ryan as they discuss their first year university experiences, their preconceptions about uni life, how to make friends, and advice for incoming first years. Then for the second half of the episode, they reflect on their time as members of the Media subcommittee, why they chose to join Media, their favourite projects, what’s the deal between the Media and Marketing portfolios, and Media’s place in CSESoc for future years to come.
Front-End Engineering at Canva w/ Vee Ciputra
Interested in a Front-End Engineering position at Canva? Vee Ciputra is a Front End Engineer at Canva who is currently in her last year of Software Engineering at the University of Auckland (UoA)! Vee started out as a Front-End intern at Canva, before getting an offer for a graduate role in April this year. Ryan and Arsham discuss the recruitment process, what it was like interning at Canva, and how she found doing an internship away from her home in Auckland! Vee also co-founded the Developers Society at UoA and discusses the process of building a society from the ground up.
Personal Project Showcase w/ Adam Tizzone
In this episode of the personal project series, Angeni and Julian sit down with former CSE student and ex-CSESoc co-president, Adam Tizzone. Even though he’s recently graduated, Adam has still been actively involved in CSESoc as the project lead for the CSESoc Jobs Board. Adam shares his experiences of working on a student-led software project from inception to completion, as well as the most important things he's learnt along the way.
We’re always on the lookout for more student projects, so if you’ve got something exciting to feature, you can get in touch with us through the email on the CSESoc Media page.