Important information regarding re-exams in April

Due to covid-19, changes will be made for the re-examination period, 14–17 April.

The objective is that the examination format for re-examinations should be as similar as possible to the regular examination format. Meanwhile, it must be possible to take the examination digitally and with the technical solutions that are at KTH’s disposal.

The following changes will be made:

The period for exam registration is extended to March 30 at 24:00 hours. Only students who have signed up for the exam before the deadline will be allowed to take the exam. Taking a re-examination in order to raise grades in courses or course components (”plussning” in Swedish) will not be permitted in this re-examination period.

Exams may for example take place as open book (take-home) exams or as written assignments or quizzes in Canvas. Class-room-based exams may be replaced with oral exams via Zoom. Other options are that examinations are designed with quizzes in Canvas while students, teachers and exam proctors are connected with camera and sound to a web meeting in Zoom.

After the registration has closed the examinator will contact all students that have registered for the exam with more detailed information regarding the examination. This includes students with compensatory support.

All IT related questions should be directed to IT-support: https://kth.se/en/student/kth-it-support

Stay updated on the situation regarding COVID-19 at KTH: https://kth.se/corona-eng

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.

Need for experts in online software tools to aid epidemiologists - urgent

Offer of helping with software tools to solve the covid-19 epidemic:

Dear all,

Please forward to persons you think suited.

I started working with Nele Brusselaers, Associate professor of clinical epidemiology, team leader at the Centre of Translational Microbiome Research at KI.

There are very few epidemiological models available on COVID19 outbreak and people typically have their own home tools of sorts.

We see a need in getting online software tools for people to use in different settings.

  1. We are looking for expertise to do this.
  2. We are trying to model and publish on the outbreak in Sweden - Swedish authorities (as one of few countries) do not release key information. There is a need for transparency.

Please identify one or few persons that could help with this kind of immediately. This innitiative started yesterday night, so prepare for a non-structured organisation of this in a near future.

It would be great to have a Telco soon - there will probably be one at 14h00 with some of the persons involved.

Best greetings, Wouter <[email protected]>

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

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

Nomination for Delta of Honor

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NOMINATION FOR DELTA of HONOR !!

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This is a reminder to nominate section members to the Computer Science Chapter's finest badge of merit; the Delta of Honor. The recipients will be presented at the Audit Chapter Meeting in March.

The form closes at 2020-03-16T19:00 Sincerely D-Rektoratet.

Essex International Summer School 2020: Python and Data Science

Interested in building your data science skill set? Join us at our Colchester Campus from 20-31 July for our Python for Data Science course which will introduce you to Python, the programming language of choice for data science and analytics professionals. You'll learn how to use Pandas for data analysis, gain experience of NumPy for processing numerical data, as well as practise plotting and visualization. The second week of the course will include a focus on applications of Python for machine learning. You'll also undertake your own data science project and develop skills which will be helpful in a future data science career.

The fee of £1,485 (with a KTH 10% partner discount, ordinarily £1,650) covers tuition, accommodation, sports centre access, and a programme of social activities and excursions including trips to London, Cambridge and throughout the region of Essex. For more information click here, and to make an application click here.

This course runs as part of our international summer school which also includes a programme of social activities and excursions, allowing you to experience the best of British culture and history. You'll be joining one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet giving you the chance to develop your international communication skills and make friends with students from all over the world.

META WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 4TH

Hi!

On tuesday february 4th META will be closed as it will be used by Medias Branschdag. If you want to heat food there are microwaves in other buildings such as Nymble, V or U

Election documents

The election documents for the extra chapter meeting are now published.

Applications for Project Pride 2020 Group Executíf are now open!

Project Pride was started last year, and it was one hell of a party, so this year we're making it even better! But to make that happen, we'll need an amazing manegement team. That's why applications for Project Pride 2020 Group Executíf are now open!

Deadline for applying is the 31/1.

The decade's first D-directorate meeting

On January the 23rd a D-directorate meeting will be held in room E32 at 17:30.

At the D-directorate meeting, the board will, among other things, decide to close META on the 4:th of Feburary due to media technology's industry day.

All chapter members are welcome!

Documents

The summons can be found here

The agenda can be found here

The protocol can be found here

New date for Extra Chapter Meeting

New date for Extra Chapter Meeting is set to January 28th in L1 instead of January 23rd. In case the meeting gets postponed, the meeting will be held on January 30th in L1 at 17:30.

The Summons can be found here