Davis Computer Science Club (DCSC)

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The Davis Computer Science Club (DCSC) organizes and connects UC Davis students interested in the field of computer science. We cultivate the professional development of our members and augment their education with practical skills and projects, as well as provide a fun and supportive community.


Fall 2014

[WWW]2014 Fall Welcome
[WWW]Mock Interviews
[WWW]Davis Hack by Davis Roots

Past Club Events

Committee Events

See the committees listed below.

Interested in Giving a Talk?

If you are a student or professor who wishes to give a talk, please contact Samuel Lin (current VP of external affairs) at sawang@ucdavis.edu. Past talks by students include lectures on Python and git. Grad students have come to talk about their experiences surrounding graduate school, and professors sometimes come to talk to students about their research.


Game Development

Description: TBA
Committee Meeting Dates: Contact current chair - Conrad Fay.
Workshop Dates: Friday @ 6:00 p.m. (Fall 2014)

Pragmatic Programming

Pragmatic means practical. Our committee focuses on empowering students with workshops and sessions that cover specific topics, challenges, and technologies. In the past, Pragmatic Programming holds weekly sessions which cover 2-3 challenges or topics to focus on. However, in Spring 2014, we focused on projects which span multiple weeks and the process to develop complex software.

Committee Meetings: TBA
Sessions: Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m. (Fall 2014)

Professional Development

Committee Meeting Dates: TBA


Description: Our committee is focused on helping students succeed in their classes. We support students through office hours, emails, and review sessions. If you're interested into becoming a tutor, contact the current chair or vice-chair.
Committee Meeting Dates: Monday @ 4:30 p.m. (Fall 2014)

Web Development

Description: Focused on developing new features for the Davis Computer Science Club's website that will benefit our members. We also help members learn about web development and be caught up to speed into developing their own website. Our primary framework is Django.
Committee Meeting Dates: TBA
Workshop Dates: TBA

Officer Board

2014 - 2015

Timothy Tong, President
Yvone Chau, Vice-President of Internal Affairs
Samuel Lin, Vice-President of External Affairs
Jacob Brownlee, Treasurer
Betty Leung, Secretary
Pouneh Aghababazadeh, Events Coordinator
Joanne Arboleda, Marketing Director

Conrad Fay, Game Development Chair
Russell Millers, Pragmatic Programming Chair
Shyam Pinnipati, Pragmatic Programming Vice-Chair
Jackie Zhang, Professional Development Chair
Felix Borovikov, Professional Development Vice-Chair
Raymond Chan, Tutoring Chair
Michael Lu, Tutoring Vice-Chair
Alberto Salazar, Web Development Chair
Kelvin Lu, Web Development Vice-Chair

2013 - 2014

Alex Poms, President (Fall 2013)
So Choi, Vice-President of Internal Affairs
Charlyn Gonda, Vice-President of External Affairs (Fall 2013), President (Winter 2014 - Spring 2014)
Andrew Yi, Treasurer
Stefan Peterson, Secretary
Romer Ibo, Events Coordinator
Calvin Li, Public Relations

Aria Sabeti, Pragmatic Programming Chair
Betty Leung, Pragmatic Programming Vice-Chair
Kevin Liu, Professional Development Chair
Jackie Zhang, Professional Development Vice-Chair
Rajan Singh, Tutoring Chair
Judy Fong, Tutoring Vice-Chair

2012 - 2013

Rajan Singh, President
So Choi, Vice-President of Internal Affairs
Trevor Adams, Vice-President of External Affairs, EJC Representative
Shun Yu, Treasurer
Alex Poms, Secretary
Sonia Kandah, Events Coordinator
Jay (Jatin) Sharma, Public Relations, EJC Representative

Bryan Maass, Pragmatic Programming Chair
Charles Wood-Henderson, Pragmatic Programming Vice-Chair
Andrew Yi, Professional Development Chair
Gowtham Vijayaragavan, Tutoring Chair
Michael Seydel, Web Development Chair
Nikolay Voronchikhin, Web Development Vice-Chair


Some companies that have visited in the past include: Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Accenture, Google, Klicknation, Salesforce.com, TiVo, Workday, Lockheed Martin, FLUID, CBS Interactive, Agilent Technologies.

CS Club built the Computer Science and Engineering section of the Engineering department's picnic day float many years ago. It consisted of a paperclip and a penguin inside a small boxing ring, a wacky joke regarding the Microsoft/Linux rivalry. The club's picnic day efforts also used to included a "Street Smarts" game show (whatever that was), but nowadays cool projects are shown off. In Picnic day 2011 for example, the popular iPhone app UCD Mobile was shown off.


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I agree with ct here, but would hate to get a ChrisMcKenzie vs. Computer Science Club going, because that sounds like an awful waste of my time. And shame on you for putting cts comment under editorial review. —ChristopherMcKenzie

2006-05-01 19:18:31   Would I be correct in saying that current students may need to get over the past? CS Clubs can be quite beneficial, and I am aware with the difficulty in managing one. —JustinCummins

2007-07-28 17:53:21   so there isn't an ACM club on campus? —atwong

2008-03-21 15:42:44   I'm not affiliated with UC Davis, but interested to meet students who's interested or part of ACM ICPC. —Lego

2008-04-13 11:24:05   Contact Professor Filkov if you're interested in the ACM programming contest. I'm planning on joining next year and am planning on announcing it at the CS Club —SebastianNg

2008-08-28 09:45:07   Sebastian, thanks ... I think it's great to practice together on ACM ICPC contests. If there's a get together to discuss problems, please kindly let me know. —Lego

2008-10-18 15:59:20   Sorry... haven't checked this entry in a while, but Professor Filkov is currently reviewing with people on Friday from 3-4:30 at Kemper 1131. The contest will be in mid-November. —SebastianNg

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