Friday, November 4, 2016 | 11:00am - Monday, November 7, 2016 | 12:00pm

Three UBC Computer Science students jump into open source with OpenMRS and Sahana Eden

UBC Bachelor of Computer Science students Matt MacLennan, Scott Buchanan, and Nicholas Folk recently completed their directed studies course in which they contributed to Humanitarian Free and Open Source Projects Sahana Eden and OpenMRS.  They documented their experience in an article on

CS Community Hackathon Info Session

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maybe you're not the type to answer the phones at a crisis hotline or grab a hammer and help build a house for a family in need.  That doesn't mean you don't have ways to make a significant contribution in your community. Here's your chance to hone your software development skills while working on real projects that will benefit non-commercial organizations in Greater Vancouver!  Think Global, Hack Local is hosting its second community hackathon during the weekend of October 25-27th. 

Join a team and help a local NCO create a solution to a problem in a weekend.

CS Tour Leaders for Incoming Students

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 1:45pm - 3:00pm

The Department, together with the Faculty of Science Advising Office, is organizing a Jump Start event for incoming international students who are interested in going into Computer Science on Monday, Aug 26 from 1:45 to 3 pm.  We would like to recruit 4 - 6 undergraduate CS students to help answer questions and give students a tour of our undergraduate labs, Reboot lounge, DMP and Demco Learning Centre.  Please email Michele mng@cs.ubc.ca if you are interested in volunteering.

CS Volunteer Party

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

We always have a wonderful turnout of CS undergrad students volunteering for our programs like Girlsmarts, TechTrek, Global Game Jam, ACM Programming Competition, CS Department Committees, CSSS, Tri-Mentoring, Industry Panel, and many more.  If you have volunteered in the past year for any of the above programs or events, you are invited to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.  

Where: ICICS X860/836

When: Tues., Apr 2 @ 12 - 1:30 pm

Coding for a Cause: UBC CS Students Team Up with Non-Profits at Weekend Hackathon

Think Global, Hack Local: 35 UBC Computer Science student volunteers partnered with 7 local non-profits to rapidly prototype software solutions at UBC’s inaugural Community Hackathon.  Non-profits pitched their projects to students on the evening of March 15. Students selected the projects to work on, and spent the weekend developing tailor-made software solutions, honing their skills and working in teams over an intense two-day coding sprint. 

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Think Global, Hack Local: CS Community Hackathon

Friday, March 15, 2013 | 5:00pm - Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 5:00pm

Think Global, Hack Local

Experience Science Day Volunteer Meeting - Donald Acton

Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Tech Trek Summer Camp Meeting

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Summer Camp Tech trek

Monday, May 14, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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