A-still-Zoom-DM

On January the 22nd there will be a D-directorate meeting!

At the DM, the board will, among other things, review two already made per capsulam-decisions, close two projects, and inform of the dismissal of two officials.

All chapter members are welcome!

Zoom link can be found here

The summons can be found here

Nomination for THS Kamratstipendium

You can now nominate your friends to THS Kamratstipendium. The Kamratstipendium is awarded at each chapter each year for exceptionally good displays of camaraderie. Apart from the great honor of the award the receivers also get a modest amount of money.

Do you know anyone who has shown an exceptional friendship or camaraderie?

Nominate them now!

The form is open until the last of February.

Greetings, D-rektoratet

Nomination for the Delta of Honor

At the Audit Chapter Meeting we will present the recipients of the Delta of Honor and we would therefore like to remind you that you can nominate your friends for the chapters's most honorable badge of merit.

Use the link below to nominate!

The Delta of Honor is awarded to members of the chapter who have exceptionally meritoriously worked voluntarily for the chapter. Take you chance now to nominate someone deserving!

The last day for nomination is February 28th.

Salutations from the D-rectorate!

Update of summons for Extra Chapter Meeting

Summons and agenda for Extra Chapter Meeting has been updated to include the election of International Student Coordinator, a very important role at the chapter!

The summons can be found here

And the agenda over here

Elections - Extra Chapter Meeting

It is time for elections once again!

The nominations for the Extra Chapter Meeting are available here: val.datasektionen.se

D-rektiv

In accordance with our statutes §4.4 Brådskande ärenden and §4.8 D-rektiv I hereby issue a D-rektiv.

A year may be full of hardships. Sometimes they will feel so lighter after a run. In case they don't feel lighter, you hopefully become so fast that you can outrun your problems.

Thank you to everybody that has been part of the chapter during 2020! A special thank you to all who have developed and worked for the Computer Science Chapter during 2020, it has been so much fun to work with you. I also wish continued good luck for the coming year, you will do a fantastic job!

I wish you all a happy new year!

See you on Strava - Niklas Vatn, President 2020

Apply to D-Dagen 2021 projectgroup

Do you want to take part in something really fun? Be part of a rewarding group and truly make an effort for the chapter? Sounds interesting? Apply for the D-Dagen 2021 project group! It will be 8 months of teambuilding, exciting work and above all community. More information about the different roles can be found in the form. A new year, new possibilities, new D-Dagen. Apply! 👉https://ddagen.se/sok 👈

Musichelp-charity

It is time for the musichelp charity week! This years theme is "No person should be left without healthcare"! A year like this many people have been affected negatively around the world , so every little penny helps ❤️ The computer science chapter has a collection so go and donate a penny or two! https://bossan.musikhjalpen.se/konglig-datasektionen-kth

This year there will be no pub with DKM where people who donated could queue songs 😥. For that reason you can send us screenshots that you have donated and add songs to a playlist which will be played at one of our pubs 2021!!🎉🎉

dJulecalendar

dJuliga greetings Chapter! 🎅

We are slowly approach christmas and dJulkalendern goes strong!

This year, over 200 hackers have chosen to take part in the Christmas calendar, which we think is really fun to see. But it is still not too late to participate in this fun and educational competition. 🥇

To give a little extra carrot 🥕 if you solve all windows before 2021 you can buy a cool patch. 🎆

You can then decorate your ovve with the patch and have it as proof that you are "bra på att data" (Good at data). 💻

Happy hunting dear solvers! 🦆🐤

attendance List to Mulled wine chapter meeting

For the second time/sitting of Glögg-SM there is a new attendeance form that we would like you to fill in before attending the chapter meeting. The link to the attendance form can be found here

Ballot box election - last day

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the ballot box election for Chapter President, Chapter Vice-President and Treasurer.

The election can be found at durn.datasektionen.se.

The election closes at the begining of the Chapter Meeting tomorrow (1/12), so make sure to vote before then!

Apply for METAspexet 2021!

Hello chapter!

The recruitement for new people to METAspexet 2021 is finally open! Anyone can apply, even if you don't speak Swedish, but be prepared that most of what we do is in Swedish to begin with.

The application closes the 8th of january, and is done on the link metaspexet.se/sok!

Hope to see you there, stay safe!

THS: Prolonged corona restrictions

The following message is from the THS President.

Hi everyone! In response to the prolonged local restrictions in the Stockholm area, we will prolong THS restrictions accordingly. All of the following applies until December 13th. After that, we will reevaluate and send an update. Events:

  • We will continue having no events in Nymble or Osqvik until at least December 13th. Nymble:

  • Nymble, the Bookstore, THS Café and the Restaurant will still be open, but with new updated safety information posted around the building, and possibly even further restrictions than the past three weeks in the number of seats and tables in their respective areas. This because we still want to provide, for the students who really need it, a space to study.

  • Administrators for crucial democratic meetings, may still make use of premises in Nymble, but only the administrators. The meeting itself will still be needed to be completely on Zoom. You must contact [email protected] and ask permission if you wish to do this.

  • KårX will continue to be physically open Monday-Wednesday, but will still be reachable by phone: 08–790 98 51 and by mail: [email protected] during their regular office hours. What will KTH do? The library will keep on being open just as it has been the last couple of weeks, but we don’t have any more information to give you right now on the subject. A formal decision will be made during next week, and we will keep you posted about that as soon as we receive more information.

Elections Documents - Mulled Wine Chapter Meeting

The election documents for the Mulled Wine Chapter Meeting are now available, they can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/199wcoE77i0e5XmvKGXxLDsjlo6twFYRG/view?usp=sharing

ballot-box election has opened

The ballot-box elections for for the posts of Chapter President, Chapter Vice-President and Treasurer are now open.

You can vote here: durn.datasektionen.se

Do you want to help KTH to get better at communicating with you as a student?

Application

Do you seek to share your tips and ideas on how KTH can improve communication with you as a student and get a chance to test new proposals for KTH: s website?

We are now looking for students at KTH that want to be a part of a student group aimed at making KTH: s communication with students more comprehensible. We, the organisers of the group, work in communication, education and usability at KTH.

You will meet with us and other participants both digitally via Zoom and on campus, where we will provide “fika”. Do you want to help influence how students can receive better communication?

Submit your application and we will get back to you shortly.

EasyTappen

For everyone uninitiated, EasyTappen is an event where brave METAdors gather to fix / pimp META the best they can.

Everyone using META have the opportunity to participate and decide. We have thus created a form in which you can express your opinions.

Almost no idea is too bad, so enter your opinions. https://forms.gle/xCK8iSGZqcDHFMwf6 If you want to be involved and fix / pimp, just sign up.

Have a good time and stay safe!

TL;DR: Fill in this form if you want to change/improve anything in META: https://forms.gle/xCK8iSGZqcDHFMwf6

Extended Elections

Since some posts do not have as many candidates as our regulatory documents prescribes, an extended election period has been opened for these posts.

The posts in question are: International Student Coordinator, Light and sound responsible, Secretary, Auditor as well as Election Committee Member.

The nomination for these posts closes on the 19th of november, and nominations can be accepted until the 25th of november.

Note that due to a technical error in the election system, it was not possible to open an extended election period for Election Committee Member. Instead, the role has been added under the rubric "Fyllnadval" (by-election) since this gives it the same dates as it would have had otherwise. Take note that this means that Election Committee Member is open as a normal election, even though the section it is open under would indicate otherwise.

Mentorship in mathematics

Do you want to develop yourself, sharpen your CV and make a difference? Become a mentor in mathematics!

The mentorship for particularly gifted children is aimed at primary school students who do not feel challenged by the existing maths teaching. This can often lead to mathematics not being perceived as rewarding, and can cause dissatisfaction or mental problems for the children. As a mentor, you meet a group of 2-4 elementary school students, one hour a week via Zoom. Time and content for the meetings are decided by you and the children together. Here you can see a short film where former mentors and trainees tell about their experience. It is not a requirement that you as a mentor yourself are particularly talented, the most important thing is that you have a strong commitment and interest in mathematics.

Read more and register your interest: www.intize.org/sarskild-begavning/

Information meeting (Facebook event) Welcome to a meeting where we tell you more about what it means to be a mentor.

Tuesday 17 Nov at 17:30 Friday 20 Nov at 12:00 Wednesday 25 Nov at 17:30

dÅre 2021 is cancelled

Hello everyone. After a lot of planning and reconsideration, dÅrestaben has unfortunately come to the conclusion that we can not arrange dÅre with a clean conscience, since we feel we can not guarantee a safe event for everyone involved.

There are no other big events that the chapter is arranging right now, and that is for a good reason. It simply doesn't feel right to travel with 96 students up to Åre, where we travel and live together, while FHM is recommending us to not meet anyone outside our home.

We hope that you can understanding where we are coming from, while at the same time we recongnize that this is a dissapointment for many. We apologize to those who had cleared their scheduly for January. If you have any questions whatsoever about our decision, don't hesitate to contact dÅrestaben!

Take care, and stay tuned for dÅre 2022. ❤️

Student Union Council Extra Election

Hello fellow students!

A bit of a last-minute announcement regarding an extra election to the Student Union Council of THS. We currently have 2 substitute member positions that are up for election! The deadline to apply is 23:59 tomorrow, November 11th.

The Student Union Council is the elected body that governs the policies and strategic objectives of THS, so members have a considerable amount of influence over how the whole of THS works. The decisions we make are usually about, but not limited to; the THS budget; how our restaurants and cafés work; how the international receptions is organized; who serves as the President of THS etc.

If you are interested in taking part, you can hand in you application on your personal profile page at ths.kth.se. There is an application form below you personal and membership details.

Feel free to send us an email at [email protected], in case you have any questions!

Kthxbye!

The application to Titel 2021 is open for responses!

The application to the group leader positions and consequently the team of group leaders (called "Titel") of the 2021 reception is now open! You'll find the application form here.

** The application will close on the 18th of November.** Direct any questions regarding the application process to me and Lisa at [email protected] and [email protected]!

Ior (sysadmins) is recruiting!

Ior, the chapter's systems engineering/admin group is recruiting officers to help administer the myriad of systems that we use every day. If you would be interested in that sort of thing, send me an email at [email protected]!

I realize that those of you who would read this post in English are probably all exchange students, and have not gotten a lot of info as to what Ior actually does. It's a committee/club that is dedicated to bulding, maintaining and migrating systems that the chapter relies on for various purposes, such as user login, bookkeeping, publishing news, holding elections etc. almost every day. This, like everything else in the chapter, is done pro bono, and the main goal is to have fun and learn together, because KTH does not really teach us much about how to actually build, deploy and maintain live systems.

The chapter "compensates" members by providing access to systems that cost money otherwise, such as an enterprise Github organization as well as a fully paid for AWS account that we can utilize and play around with.

The Google Form that is attached to this post is in Swedish, so I don't know how well that would work for you, so ignore that and just contact me directly in case you are interested in knowing more or taking part! My email is once again [email protected]

Update about D-Dagen 2020

Due to the new recommendations from FHM, D-Dagen has decided to not host the indoor lounges in Gröten and META. Instead we are going to focus on handing out goodiebags outdoors, outside KTH Entré and META. This way we can avoid gathering students, and students can easily keep a large distance from each other when they collect their goodiebag.