End of Semester Trivia Quiz

Hi Everyone,

As the semester draws to a close I hope everyone has done well to submit assignments and start with exam preparation. To end the semester, CASSA will be holding a trivia quiz on the last day of exams. Sorry to those who may still be sitting assessment on the last day.

Teams of 4 are requested however if you don’t have a team that is fine. Come along and teams can be formed or you can compete alone if you desire.
Consisting of four rounds combining general knowledge and technical questions. However, it is a chance to come together and celebrate the end of semester and to look back on all the hard work people have put in.

Event Details:
November 20th 2020
3-5pm
Rooms 18.103 and 18.104
Joondalup Campus

Please arrive around 2:30pm for a 3pm start. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Cheers
Niall

Computer lab name suggestions

Hi Everyone,

The computer labs on level two of building 18 are being renamed in the near future. CASSA members have been given the chance to provide some input to the School of Science for suggestions. The theme of the naming is famous people in the field of Computer Science. To be eligible to submit a suggestion you must hold a valid ECU student email. Submissions close November 20th. Send your suggestions to,

competitions@cassa.org.au

The subject of your email should be in the following format including the quotation marks enclosing the submission field
[Lab Naming 2020] <studentName> – “<submission>”

Please note: Failure to send in suggestions from a valid student email or the correct subject formatting will result in the email being discarded by spam filters.

If you wish to explain why you chose that particular person/people you can do so in the body of the email.
We look forward to collating the suggestions from students and forwarding them to the school for consideration.

All the best with the semester.

Niall

Upcoming event: Ethical hacking careers and opportunities

Hello everyone,

Want to know what it is like to work in Cyber Security? ECU invites you along to hear from two of Perth’s experts organised by Master Cyber Security student, Nabila Farah. Laura Davis and Brenda Van Rensburg will talk about their experiences and roles in Cyber Security.

  • Laura Davis – Pen testing experience in Asterisk Information Security
  • Brenda Van Rensburg – A.I. Cyber and Data Professional from Terrene Global

It is the perfect opportunity to find out about careers and opportunities in Cyber Security especially for ladies..

The event will take place on the 23rd of July between 5 – 6:30pm. So register soon before tickets are sold out (only 50 tickets are available).

ECU’s official event flyer

Click here to register

Changing of the guard.

Semester 1 2020 saw much upheaval to our daily lives. The global pandemic forced unprecedented changes around the world and CASSA was no exception. Despite this we battled on and made the best of it trying to complete our studies and make the best of the situation. In May the AGM took place and the election of a new executive team for 2020/21 was conducted. Come the end of semester official handover has completed. As incoming President, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the hard work the out going team put in. I wish them all the best as they head off to complete their industry placement.

Keep an eye on the events announcements for activities that will be held in the upcoming semester and remember any questions and suggestions can be submitted to exec@cassa.org.au . We look forward to meeting new members and catching up with old ones once the new semester starts and life returns to normal on campus. Once again thanks to the 2019/20 executive team and all the best to all CASSA members.

All the best for the rest of semester one!

As semester one draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge that it has been a challenging several months for many of ECU’s students. COVID-19 has put us on the back-foot in terms of being able to be there for our members. However, we wish to extend our best wishes to everyone out there as they begin working on and preparing for their final assessments in their units. The way many of these final assessments are being conducted is unprecedented in a way that may make them more stressful and scary. If you need to, please make use of ECU’s support services.

Look after yourself and each other, and we can’t wait to see everyone back on campus for semester two!

 

CASSA 2020 AGM Results

On the 3rd of May we held our Annual General Meeting to vote in our new executive team. We are very pleased to be announcing our new executives who will be taking over at the end of the semester. We wish them success in all their future endeavors.

The new Executive Committee Team:
President – Niall Navin
Vice President – Donna Wilson-Adams
Treasurer – Grant Hunter
Secretary – Morium Momo
Social Media – Sammiollah Ranjibar
Tech Admin – Lachlan Barker
Event Coordinators – Poojan Sharma & Cherie Barringhaus
Congratulations to our new executives!

CASSA 2020 AGM

CASSA’s AGM for 2020 will take place online (due to COVID-19) in the ECS Discord voice chat at 5pm, 3rd May.

The executive positions which are open to be voted on are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Social Committee
  • Tech Admin

The agenda for the meeting will be:
1. The president’s report
2. The treasurer’s report; including a statement of accounts
3. The nomination and election of new executive committee members of the association
4. General business

If you are interested in an executive position, please send responses to the following questions:

1) Why do you want to be part of the CASSA Exec team
2) What can you bring to the table e.g Ideas.

Send your responses to: exec@cassa.org.au with your Full name and your student number with the subject title: CASSA Exec 2020-21 Nomination

The New Student Social 2020

Thanks to everyone who came down to CASSA’s 2020 New Student Social on the 6th March. The event was a success with a large attendance, plenty of food, drinks and fun!

Check out some of the photos below:

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CASSA Helpdesk Renovation

The CASSA Helpdesk has long been known as the heart and soul of ECU Joondalup’s Building 18. A place of high intellectual conversation, where students can come to receive help or guidance, inquire about lost property, play some classic console games, or purchase the cheapest cans of soft drink on campus.

desk_before

However, despite the important role the Helpdesk played and continues to play to students studying the computer or security sciences at ECU, the desk itself was incomplete. The front of the desk remained bare, with minimal decoration. As one of the first sights students would see upon visiting level 2, it held so much potential, yet part of that potential was going wasted…
Until this year.

Thanks to Matt, the CASSA President, along with the support of the executive committee, a design for the front of the desk was planned. The work began during 2019/2020 break, and finally – in the final weeks of the break, the front of the desk was given a fresh new look.

The new CASSA desk

With this renovation, the CASSA Helpdesk takes a giant leap forward in engaging students. It’s design matches the building 18 aesthetic whilst also representing our commitment to improving the on-campus experience for our students.

But this isn’t the end – the committee intends to keep developing the space, so watch out for future developments!

New Student Social 2020

Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. We will also be hosting members from industry such that students are provided with the oppurtunity of networking. Free food and drink will be available.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cassa-start-of-semester-social-tickets-96044986139

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