Provide feedback regarding master's courses

Hi everyone taking master's courses. As the master student representative for the CS master in the chapter's study board I made a small form to gauge how you feel about the courses you have taken in P4. Please fill it in and help me improve our education. Please note that the form should be filled in once per course. 🙂

https://forms.gle/8FN2mHrUYvuHHrnV7

Auditors' management report for Val-SM

The Auditors' management report for Val-SM 2020 is available here (in Swedish).

Summary of the program council and link meetings

This wednesday the 13:th of May, the study board attended the program council for the Computer Science program and link meetings for years 1-3.

During the link meetings, period four's courses were discussed and we conveyed the opinions of the students. The main talking point was the effects of covid-19 on the courses. It was also made clear that several courses require more assistants in order to grade assignments quicker, a situation which EECS will try to improve for future course offerings.

The program council was dominated by information regarding specific prerequisites, which have now been finalized for the autumn. We hope to provide more information regarding this matter shortly. We were also informed that KTH is currently working towards further incorporating equality, diversity, and sustainability into their educational offerings. Finally it was also mentioned that the computer science program is discussing Canvas guidelines.

//Program-responsible student

Election documents (finally)

The election documents for the upcoming election are now published and can be read here.

These documents might be updated with additional information later.

Extended Elections

Since some posts still lack candidates a new nomination-period has opened for those posts.

Nominations for Head of Communications, Board member of Educational Issues, Head of Business Relations, Project Leader for METAspexet, Qulturattaché, and Öfvermatrona are open until 12/5. Nominations can be accepted until 18/5.

The CS Chapter's Official Discord Server

Hi Chapter! In these quarantine times it might be challenging to keep in touch with your friends in the Chapter. That's why I'd like to extend you a personal invitation to the Computer Science Chapter's official Discord Server.

Please note that all users have to be manually approved by me, so it might take a short while before you get in. 🙂

https://discord.gg/VHXVTjJ

// The CS Chapter's Head of Communications

Elections

It's time for another election. Nominate someone or announce your candidacy at val.datasektionen.se.

Information meeting with the project leaders for METAspexet

Have you thought about becoming the next project leader (direqteur) for METAspexet? Do you want to know more about what the work entails?

The current project leaders for METAspexet 2020, Anton and Felix, invite you to an information meeting where we will talk about what one does as a project leader for a spex and where you can ask us questions. It’s also a good opportunity to see who else is interested and maybe find someone to candidate together with.

The meeting will be held on tuesday 7th of April at 17:30 on Zoom: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/172325236

Student union council election open for voting

Once a year the members of THS elect their representatives in the Student Union Council, the highest governing body of THS. Now it’s time again! Contribute to a democratic Student Union, vote before 12th of April 23:59 at: ths.kth.se/vote

Link to the Audit Chapter Meeting

The link is: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/319121315

Best wishes, the D-directorate

Management audit report for Audit-CM

The management audit report for Audit-CM can be read here (in Swedish).

Concerning method of attendance on Revisions-SM

Revisions-SM is around the corner. The meeting will be held using the digitally using the software Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting will be published in this post and in the facebook post of this meeting at 17:00 at the 26:th of march.

Sincerely, the D-directorate.

The board meeting tomorrow

Hello, all Chapter members, the board has decided how the board meeting will be held tomorrow. The conclusion was that the possibility to attend in person will be preserved but we recommend digital attendance. The board will be physically represented tomorrow but the meeting will primarily be hosted digitally, which is the option that we encourage. To attend tomorrow’s meeting, you send an email to [email protected], then you'll get a document consisting of an invitation link as well as the rules. The other option is that you attend physically. Sincerely the D-rectorate.

Regarding the novel corona virus (covid-19)

Announcement from the D-directorate.

Because of the circumstances in the world due to the covid-19 (The coronavirus) outbreak, D-directorate has decided the following:

  • All larger and longer events, pubs and seatings within the scope of the chapters operations, are cancelled until further notice.
  • We discourage all committees and projects from having physical activities in META, on KTH campus or at other locations. We encourage digital activities however.
  • If physical events are performed the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations for public gatherings must be followed.
  • No new expenses or purchases without consulting with the board beforehand.
  • We encourage everyone that has cold symptoms (respiratory symptoms, cough, fever or similar) to stay at home.

Why have we made this decision?

Updates about the covid-19 outbreak are published continuously and we don’t know what the next step is. We have chosen to act on the information we have received from KTH, THS and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. According to the Public Health Agency, the risk of spreading the virus increases with a large number of participants and long-lasting events, such as pubs and seatings. We don’t know how the situation will develop. Therefore, we want to be careful about new expenses since events might get cancelled.

The social pressure. When we arrange an event, the fear of missing out affects many members. Someone feels a little bit ill but doesn’t want to miss the seating and decides to attend anyway. That kind of reasoning is something that people make and we don’t want to encourage behaviour of this sort.

The decision has been incredibly hard to make and there are plenty of factors that have been considered before making this decision.

We will be reevaluating our decisions on a continuous basis and change the recommendations based on the current state.

If you have any questions don’t be afraid to contact the D-directorate at [email protected].

Information from Program Responsible because of COVID-19.

In case you missed the anouncment from our Program Responsible you can read it below.

"Dear CDATE students.

In line with KTH's guidelines concerning covid-19 we're working on temporarily moving courses that start now, or are continuing in period 4, online to some extent, with digital materials and activities. Right now it's recommended for 'courses over 100 participants to offer distance education or other forms of teaching that avoid gatherings of large groups (and therefore not to cancel the usual education). In smaller courses this will happen whenever it is practically possible.'

Soon you will get concrete information from course responsible staff.

For the latest informaion from KTH about the spreading of covid-19, please visit kth.se/corona.

Pawel Herman, Program Responsible for CDATE"

Student Union Council Application

Until the 16th of March you can sign up candidate as delegate of the Student Union Council. What you do is basically decide what THS is going to do, who is elected to positions there, etc, as a representative of the computer science chapter.

If you are interested the link is sadly in Swedish only, but you can mail the person responsible for the elections to learn more about how to apply.

[email protected]

Study Board in search of Master students

Are you currently taking a Masters in Computer Science? Are you tired of Peer Reviewing everything? Do you like fika?

The Study Board is looking for Master students to join us since our old representatives are currently abroad. Participate in making courses better, instructions clearer and lectures more understandable.

Interested? Email [email protected]

CANCELLED: Konglig Datasektionens Spring Ball

This event is cancelled due to the covid-19 epidemic.

Spring Greetings Royal Data Section! "Winter" is beginning to end, white whips are pushing out of the ground, the Thunder Devil is out of his idea, Douglas has taken on another responsibility and soon the gulls have laid eggs outside Meta. But the biggest spring sign of all is, of course, that it's time for the Royal Data Section's spring ball!

This year's spring ball will take place on April 25. The ticket release will take place on March 11 at 7pm. Hope you are as tagged as us! More information coming soon. Follow us on our Facebook page and Instagram.

So make sure to dust off the checkers, polish the fine shoes, chop up your closest friend / partner and prepare for a wonderfully enjoyable evening!

Where? The Göran Terrace

When? April 25 Mingle from 5 pm Seating is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

How? Festive costume - coat, long dress or equivalent.

Why? It will be wonderful! Someone might get a medal or two ...

Who? Datalogues + 1 and alumni + 1

When will tickets be released? March 11 at 1 p.m. 19:00

How much do the tickets cost? Student alcohol, SEK 349, non-alcoholic SEK 299 Aluminum alcohol SEK 649, non-alcoholic SEK 599

Want to report fun? Email [email protected]

See you on the Göran Terrace!

The Spring Ball Army 2020 consists of Douglas Fischer - Spring Ball General Axel Elmarsson - Public Relations Manager Adam Sjöberg - Finance Manager William Agnér - Mixed Juice Michael Morales Sundstedt - Ravens responsible Delta-Johnny - Brickmaster Google - Translate

#remarkable_wednesday

Hello all girls and non-binary!

The workshop today gave me a bunch of thoughts and ideas that I would like to execute at CS Chapter. Mostly I learned that us girls* generally are bad at self promotion. This means that we are bad at telling other people about things we have accomplished or are proud of. Men* are generally better at this. Being good at self promotion helps you advance your career which means that women* advance their careers more slowly than men*. Therefore, this is something that needs practice.

To help with this I created the channel #remarkable_wednesday in the META-slack. All girls and non-binary are welcome to that channel. In it, we will every week write something that we have accomplished during that week, something that makes us remarkable or something that we are proud of. it's supposed to be a place where we celebrate each other for our accomplishments and somewhere where we can practice those self promotion skills!

* In the text I refer to girls/women and guys/men. The studies that we looked at didn't mention anything about non-binaries and I didn't want to write anything that might be incorrect, which is why I didn't want to include any information regarding non-binaries. Of course, you are welcome into the slack channel as a non-binary person!


TLDR; For all girls and non-binary there is now a channel in the META-slack ( #remarkable_wednesday ) where every Wednesday we write something that we are proud of or have accomplished during that week. We celebrate each other's achievements and get to practice our self promotion skills!

Nominate and apply for the THS Election Committee

The application period for the the Election Committee (VB) is open! Make sure to nominate people or apply yourselves. The application contains a CV and a personal letter, which is sent to [email protected]. The application period closes March 20th.

The Student Union Council will elect the Election Committee in the next KF meeting.

Leap Year Chapter Meeting

On the 18th of february a chapter meeting will be held in E34 at 17:30.

At the chapter meeting, the board will, among other things, handle contracts for renting Hugoteatern.

All chapter members are welcome!

Documents

The summons can be found here

The agenda can be found here

The protocol can be found here

Go to Finland with project Hello World

Hello dear chapter! Project Hello World here!

The computer science guild from Aalto have invited us to their annual bal Muistinnollaus (Memory Reset)!

It will be held Friday the 28th this month.

I had privilege of attending this bal last year, and let me tell you, it certainly is a night to remember! They welcomed us whole heartedly and treated us to a top notch party!

If you are interested to attend this year, then contact me on Facebook, by mail ([email protected]) or in person in META!

Apply for the project group for D-Dagen 2020!

APPLY👉👉 👉 D-Dagen Project group 👈👈👈APPLY

https://forms.gle/jgHNRVact3wH7fwE7

What is your role at D-Dagen? We are looking for people who wants to be a part of a super fun project and get experience with roles and tasks including setting up a Fair, Sales, Economy and Partttyyyy! You can read about the specific roles we are looking for in the application link. Get hands-on experience and be a part of a large project, develop your talangs and boost your CV by being a part of the D-Dagen project group 2020. It will be super fun!

The application to the computer science chapter's reception is open!

You may now hand in your application to be a part of the reception staff here. The application will close on the 19th of February.

THS Comradery Scholarship

The THS Kamratstipendie (comradery scholarship) is handed out every year to good comrades among each and every chapter. The award is not only eternal glory but also a token sum of money.

Do you know someone who's been a good sport, a great friend or simply amazing?

Of course you do!

Fill out your candidate in the form and keep you fingers crossed that your friend will be one of the selected few.

The form closes 2020-03-16T19:00

Regards, D-Rektoratet