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New Student Social

Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. Free food and drink will be available. However places are limited so be sure to register your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-student-social-tickets-43226322093

Where: Building 18, Room 211
When: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 13th of March

Learn 2 Linux Workshops

CASSA Study Fridays

WACTF!

WACTF is a Capture The Flag (CTF) cyber security challenge in Western Australia. A two day event where your skills will be pitted against a range of technical challenges. A cyber security CTF is a type of information security competition where players solve security challenges from categories such as digital forensics, web application exploitation, and cryptography to get flags. Each flag has a points value associated with it based on the difficulty of the challenge.

This CTF has been built by members of the Perth security community. It’s not a set of theoretical challenges, it’s built from real life examples by people who work in the security field – penetration testers, developers, forensics specialists, etc. – with considerable input from industry.

We’ve come together to put this event on to help uplift the profile of cyber security in WA – helping not only introduce new people to the field, but also to put industry and individuals together to help stop the brain drain (the exit of talent from WA) that we are seeing.

WACTF is open to individuals and teams up to four players. There are restrictions as to who can claim prizes, see the eligibility section. Registration is necessary and will be available up until the 24th of November. The game will be played onsite at the University of Western Australia where hacker juice and snacks will be provided to players. You will need to bring your laptop with wireless capability.

Hosted by WACTF

Where:  University of Western Australia, Room G17
35 Stirling Highway Crawley,
Western Australia

When:    09:00 – 18:00 WST
2nd & 3rd of December, 2017

Registration and Infohttps://capture.tf

MegaLAN 2017

CASSA Presents MegaLAN 2017!

To celebrate the End of Semester 2 CASSA will be hosting a 24 Hours of gaming, gaming, tournaments, and socialising.

No Surge Protected Power Boards, No CRT Monitors.

—–WHEN?—–
10:00 AM on Saturday the 25th of November until 12:00 PM Sunday the 26th of November

—–WHERE?—–
Edith Cowan University – Mount Lawley Campus
Building 14 room 114

—–Entry Fees:—–
$10 for online purchase

Or

$10 at the door for CASSA Members, and
$15 for non-members at the door

Lunch: FREE with Ticket

Dinner: CASSA will be organising a pizza run during the evening events, costs for pizza will be $5 a pizza which includes a can of softdrink, please contact with the event cashier’s desk with your order before 7pm on the November the 25th

Snacks: A range of snacks, soft drinks, energy drinks, tea and coffee will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Hosted by CASSA.

Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/megalan-tickets-39472338828

Please direct any MegaLAN queries to events@cassa.org.au

Call for CoderDoJo Mentors

The School of Science at Edith Cowan University (Joondalup Campus) is seeking volunteers to be a Mentor at ECU CoderDojo (see the Fogarty Foundation CoderDojo WA site).  This is not only a very rewarding activity, but it also looks great on your CV!

 

CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, worldwide movement of free coding clubs for 7-17 year-old kids (Ninjas). Each Dojo varies and Ninjas who come along can learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills by working with others and possibly even presenting work.

 

Who is involved?

Ninjas: Young people aged 7-17 who come along to learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills.

Champions: The coordinator for Dojo sessions. You don’t need to know how to code to be a Champion!

Mentors: Passionate people who support the Champion and assist the Ninjas. Mentors range from education or tech students, to parents, to professionals in these sectors who are looking to share their knowledge.

The Dojo will be held on Saturday’s from 9am-11:30am (exact dates to be confirmed but hopefuly starting mid-February) and will be located in our computer labs in building 18 on level 2.  All Mentors will need a current Working With Children check (WWC) and will need to complete an online Work Health and Safety induction (WHS).

If you are interested, please contact coderdojo@ecu.edu.au for information regarding the WWC and WHS requirements/process.

 

So what are you waiting for? Get ready!

CASSA End of Semester Party (25th November)

cassa_2016_eosJoin us for food, music and drinks at ECU’s Joondalup Tavern on Friday the 25th of November to celebrate and wind down after a long and hard semester!

We will have a live DJ, slushie machines, pool tables, Food and a bar tab! (which will be managed by the committee and distributed in Jugs)

Food will be nibblies and a bit of Pizza later in the night

Entry Fee: (Cash at the door) – STUDENTS ONLY

CASSA Members or Affiliates: $10
Non-Member ECU Students: $15
Extras (+1’s and the like): $15

(PRICE REDUCTION) Online reservations get five dollars off! Just click the link below or the tickets available tab above, enter your full name and student number and you will be on the list!

 

Reservations: https://goo.gl/forms/2pUTdECaEm2kwTFU2
(You must be on the list and present your student ID at the door to recieve the reduction)

This years end of semester is going to be a tonne of fun so come on down and get rowdy!

Warcraft 3 LAN (Postponed)

Unfortunately due to unforeseen happenings, this event is being postponed to next week, Wednesday the 28th.

Hopefully this doesn’t put any of you out, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Kind regards,
CASSA

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For the End of the World spell, press control, alt, delete.

Whether you’re Alliance or Horde, join us for a night playing Warcraft 3!
Is Warcraft 3 best game, or best game, in the Warcraft series? Discuss in comments. Answer is best game.

WHERE?
Edith Cowan University Joondalup campus, room 18.208.

WHEN?
Thursday, 22nd of September. Now Wednsday, 28th September. 
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FEED?
Dinner time is at 7:30 PM, and we’ll head down to the first floor to eat.

We’re offering some pizza meal deals on the night.
If you’re not feeling like pizza, BYO food is welcome.

Please note. No food or drink can be consumed in the labs. All food and drink must be consumed on the first floor.

Facebook Event Page!

See you there!

MegaLAN 2016.1 (Tickets Now Open!)

13483068_823904631077271_2120504870823964978_oCASSA presents MegaLAN 2016.1!
We’re back, baby.

Why not celebrate the end of another semester and the start of a new one with a solid weekend of gaming and socialising?
From the 23 of July to the 24th, join CASSA on JO campus for round one of 2016.

—–WHEN?—–
10:00 AM on the 23rd of July until 12:00 PM on the 24th of July

—–WHERE?—–
Edith Cowan University – Joondalup Campus
Building 9 room 207
The room on the rightmost side of building 9, beside the staff lounge and two doors down from the Tavern

—–Entry Fees:—–
$10 for online purchases
$15 for at door purchases

Ticket orders now open!

—–What Will Be There?—–
– People to play with and against
– People to socialise with
– Tournaments to compete in
– Consoles for local multiplayer
– Card games for old fashioned analog fun
– Movies for your viewing pleasure
– A range of cheap snacks and drinks for energy

—–Tournaments—–

We will be running three tournaments in the following games on the 23rd:

Unreal Tournament: Hectodeath, 1 PM
First to 100 kills claims title of Best at Murder for the semester. 2nd and 3rd place winners get the title: Almost the Best at Murder.

Halo: CE: My Team, My Death, 3 PM
A game of elimination. First, contestants will be split into Blue and Red teams to play Capture the Flag. The winning team will then be subject to a Slayer match where they must kill their friends for prizes.

Age of Empires: King of Kings, 5 PM
All contestants will be plunged into a game for the ages. One by one each player will be eliminated to reveal who is the Grand Regent. 2nd and 3rd will be crowned Prince/Princess and Duchess/Duke respectively. And also get prizes.

Each first place winner will be receiving a voucher for free VPN service generously given by VPNAUS.
You may as well secure your privacy on the internet for free, right?
We thank VPNAUS for their sponsorship of this semester’s MegaLAN tourneys.

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—–What Can I Bring?—–
– Your lovely self
– Computer/laptop
– One monitor (NO CRTs or TV screens please)
– Cables (power, USB and Ethernet)
– Powerboards (no surge protected boards please)
– Headphones
– Any gaming accessories you wish to bring
– Money (for entry ticket and snacks and drinks)
– Deodorant
– Sleeping gear if desired

—-What about a feed?—–
Event organisers will be running a giant pizza run during the event. Talk to someone at the cashier’s desk with your order and money at any time before 7:00 PM Saturday the 23rd to have your pizza picked up for you.
CASSA is also running the usual tuck shop, with energy drinks, soft drink, water, chocolate and chips available for purchase.
If you don’t feel like doing the dew or having pizza, you’re also welcome to bring your own food and snacks.

—-Please Note—-
Due to space restrictions, CASSA can only allow one monitor per attendee.
Attendees cannot use televisions screens in the place of monitors.
Make sure your computer and games are updated.
If you are running Windows, please ensure Internet Connection Sharing is disabled as this feature interferes with the network setup.

26 hours not enough? Join us on Friday the 22nd of July to help us set up, and pregame!

For more details on MegaLAN 2016.1, visit our MegaLAN page on our website: www.cassa.org.au/megalan

For updates on CASSA and MegaLAN, please keep a close eye on our group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cassaecu/

Megalan Tickets are now avalible for purchase via PayPal.

CASSA Age of Empires 2 LAN

This time, you can’t blame it on your ISP.

Join us for a night of frustration, joy, defeat, victory and comradery. All the computers will be set up ready for you to reign supreme.
You’ll be able to find the event quite easily with all the yelling in…

WHERE?
Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalup campus, room 18.208.

WHEN?
Friday, May 6th
4:30 pm – 10:30 pm

All you need to bring is your lovely self! See you there!

Please note: No food and drinks are allowed to be consumed in the computer lab.

https://www.facebook.com/events/646034538887403/

CASSA Red vs Blue – Halo CE LAN

 

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You ever wonder why we’re here?

It’s one of life’s great mysteries, isn’t it? Why are we here? I mean, are we the product of social programming and parental expectation, or do we really have free will? And we’re here because we want to be? You know, so we get degrees and stuff. I don’t know man. But it keeps me up at night.

… What? …. Why are you here, on this page?

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CASSA’s hosting a Halo: Combat Evolved LAN!
Red vs Blue, Left vs Right, Mano e lots of other Manos.

We’ll meet in room 18.204 to be briefed. Then pick your side and meet with your team mates in your barracks. During the night we’ll play a multitude of game modes within Halo CE to determine the better team: RED or BLUE

WHEN?
April 01, 4:30 to 10:30 PM

WHERE?
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup campus.
RED room: room 18.204
BLUE room: 18.208

Breifing session is at 4:30 in room 18.208


Also, free drinks!

Facebook Event here!