Software Engineering Society


The Student Interface Layer

Hackathons


What is it?

It is an event where a large group of people engage in collaborative programming. The event usually takes place over the course of the weekend lasting 24 - 36 hours. Typically hosted by a university with many industry sponsors and prizes, encouraging students to develop innovative solutions for real problems.

Why Participate?

Free FOOD, SWAG (Stuff We All Get) and an excuse to travel! If this is not enough of a reason, hackathons are amazing experiences to apply what you've learned, pick up new skills and NETWORK! These competitions are free and we offer travel reimbursements so there is no real reason not to participate.

WHAT IS THE SES

The Software Engineering Society is a committee that works to make your experience and the software engineering program at McMaster the best it can be! We regularly plan events that allow you to network with your fellow students and, professional development events that help you gain a better understanding of the field. If you are looking to get involved or meet other people in your faculty then we are here for you!

If there you have any comments, concerns or requests let us know! We can help put together a workshop, talk to the software engineering professors and make sure your voice is heard. So reach out to us and get involved!

Reimbursement Forms


If you have gone to an event that is related to software engineering or developing yourself in general, we offer partial travel reimbursement. To start the process just fill out the forms below.

Some examples of valid reimbursements are for travel pertaining to software related conferences, Hackathons and other related events/activities.

Looking for something to do?

Why not check out some of the software oriented events/clubs on campus

McMaster Competitive Programming

A community of passionate individuals dedicated to increasing the technical skills of McMaster students. Members are well-versed in competitive computing concepts and represent McMaster University in the world prestigious International Collegiate Programming Competition.

DeltaHacks

McMaster’s annual student hackathon for change. Encouraging students in all fields of study to come together to build real world applications that create positive change. The ultimate goal behind this hackathon is to include, not only the engineering and computer science students, but all talented individuals from all backgrounds to collaborate, create, and bring ideas to life. We want you to shoot for the stars.

WHO WE ARE


Our Message

We are a group of people who have choosen to go into the field fo software engineering, on the path we have decided to work together to make an enviroment convlusive to making it easier for our peers to get gogin aswell.


Our Team

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Saad Khan

-PRESIDENT-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT IV

Saad Khan

I have always had an interest in new technology, even as a kid. I wanted to work in a field that let me work with new and emerging technology. Since a lot of industries are moving towards software and automation it just made sense for me to go into Software Engineering

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Jacob Gordon-Zarankin

-VP FINANCE-

SFWR ENG III

Jacob Gordon-Zarankin

Today’s systems are increasingly digital, and with that comes a huge demand for engineering of complex software systems. I’ve always loved tinkering and building, so engineering is definitely something I’ve been drawn to; but in software engineering, the limitations are far fewer. If you can dream it you can build it, and that’s what I love about it. From fintech, to medicine, to artificial intelligence, with a background in software engineering, you can go anywhere!

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Marlee Roth

-VP MARKETING-

SFWR ENG & CO-OP IV

Marlee Roth

I always knew I wanted to be challenged, and coding does exactly that. From bug fixes to development I love to push the boundaries of what I know I'm capable of. Coding gives me the power to express myself in a challenging and creative way. There is nothing I would rather do.

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Alexie McDonald

-VP EXTERNAL-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT III

Alexie McDonald

From a young age I’ve been obsessed with technology! I started out just playing old-school computer games, but quickly discovered my love for software development. The ability to craft a piece of software that has the potential to revolutionize, innovate, or just bring joy to people, is something I will always treasure! I chose to get involved in the SES to help foster a sense of community within the Software Engineering faculty, as well as connect with other eager students who share my passion for programming.

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Rehan Theiveehathasan

-VP ADMIN-

SFWR ENG & GAME DESIGN IV

Rehan Theiveehathasan

I picked software engineering to be challenged, learn systems design, architecture and programming to develop the projects I enjoy. Software engineering gives me the tools I need to succeed in an emerging field with endless potential.

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Sophia Tao

-VP ACADEMIC-

SFWR ENG III

Sophia Tao

I went into software engineering because I love building things, and in software I can build lots of things quickly. I am interested in designing large-scale, performant systems to solve the world’s most important problems.

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Pavithran Pathmarajah

-VP DEVELOPMENT-

SFWR ENG & CO-OP V

Pavithran Pathmarajah

Growing up on a small farm as a kid, I found myself bored and tearing apart my toys to figure out how it worked. This is what inevitably lead to my focus on Software Development, intrigued by what makes our everyday products works and thinking about what else I can make it do.

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Karim El Shenawy

-THIRD YEAR REP-

SFWR ENG III

Karim El Shenawy

Mathematics and Software have always fascinated me. I chose Software Engineering because the ability to use mathematical logic to develop efficient software systems is what outlines this program. As the more becomes more digitized, more connected and more dependant on computing systems, Software is in-demand more than ever. The idea of developing something, to help solve a real life problem with the help of software keeps me going.

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Adham Badaw

-SECOND YEAR REP-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT II

Adham Badaw

Understanding computer programming today is like knowing how to read in the 1500s; In high school I noticed just how pervasive software and computing was in just about everything I saw. I couldn't help but dive into this world and learn more about it.

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Saad Khan

-PRESIDENT-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT IV


Why Software?

I have always had an interest in new technology, even as a kid. I wanted to work in a field that let me work with new and emerging technology. Since a lot of industries are moving towards software and automation it just made sense for me to go into Software Engineering.

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Jacob Gordon-Zarankin

-VP FINANCE-

SFWR ENG III


Why Software?

Today’s systems are increasingly digital, and with that comes a huge demand for engineering of complex software systems. I’ve always loved tinkering and building, so engineering is definitely something I’ve been drawn to; but in software engineering, the limitations are far fewer. If you can dream it you can build it, and that’s what I love about it. From fintech, to medicine, to artificial intelligence, with a background in software engineering, you can go anywhere!

card image

Marlee Roth

-VP MARKETING-

SFWR ENG & CO-OP IV


Why Software?

I always knew I wanted to be challenged, and coding does exactly that. From bug fixes to development I love to push the boundaries of what I know I'm capable of. Coding gives me the power to express myself in a challenging and creative way. There is nothing I would rather do.

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Alexie McDonald

-VP EXTERNAL-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT III


Why Software?

From a young age I’ve been obsessed with technology! I started out just playing old-school computer games, but quickly discovered my love for software development. The ability to craft a piece of software that has the potential to revolutionize, innovate, or just bring joy to people, is something I will always treasure! I chose to get involved in the SES to help foster a sense of community within the Software Engineering faculty, as well as connect with other eager students who share my passion for programming.

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Rehan Theiveehathasan

-VP ADMIN-

SFWR ENG & GAME DESIGN IV


Why Software?

I picked software engineering to be challenged, learn systems design, architecture and programming to develop the projects I enjoy. Software engineering gives me the tools I need to succeed in an emerging field with endless potential.

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Sophia Tao

-VP ACADEMIC-

SFWR ENG III


Why Software?

I went into software engineering because I love building things, and in software I can build lots of things quickly. I am interested in designing large-scale, performant systems to solve the world’s most important problems.

card image

Pavithran Pathmarajah

-VP DEVELOPMENT-

SFWR ENG & CO-OP V


Why Software?

Growing up on a small farm as a kid, I found myself bored and tearing apart my toys to figure out how it worked. This is what inevitably lead to my focus on Software Development, intrigued by what makes our everyday products works and thinking about what else I can make it do.

card image

Karim El Shenawy

-THIRD YEAR REP-

SFWR ENG III


Why Software?

Mathematics and Software have always fascinated me. I chose Software Engineering because the ability to use mathematical logic to develop efficient software systems is what outlines this program. As the more becomes more digitized, more connected and more dependant on computing systems, Software is in-demand more than ever. The idea of developing something, to help solve a real life problem with the help of software keeps me going.

card image

Adham Badaw

-SECOND YEAR REP-

SFWR ENG & MNGMT II


Why Software?

Understanding computer programming today is like knowing how to read in the 1500s; In high school I noticed just how pervasive software and computing was in just about everything I saw. I couldn't help but dive into this world and learn more about it.