The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science brings together over 80 faculty, 40 staff and 2000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School has its origin in the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science, founded in 1967, and has grown to become the largest academic computer science research centre in Canada, ranking 10th in North America and 24th in the world.
The Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF) is an income-generating fund that finances projects for the academic betterment of mathematics undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. Members of the StarCon organizing committee have used MEF funding for previous projects on the Women in CS committee and for attending conferences. We’re very grateful for their support. If you are a Waterloo math student and not in town for StarCon, we recommend reaching out to them for travel funding!
Women in Computer Science (WICS) is dedicated to promoting women who are interested in studying computer science and who seek to pursue careers in computing.
Founded late in the 20th century (1997), the Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, independent organization of software professionals who have an interest in quality and testing. We offer events that enable professional networking, skills development, and learning related to software quality, software testing, technical leadership, and agile development practices. More information about our organization can be found at kwsqa.org.
Do you want to sponsor us too? We’re currently looking for sponsors!
By sponsoring StarCon, you will empower diverse perspectives in technology and contribute towards creating a community grounded in learning. You will also have the opportunity to actively interact with a group of people keenly interested in technology. You can leverage this opportunity to market your brand and product, create awareness of your core values and philosophies, share what it’s like to be a part of your organization, talk about your plans for the future, and recruit candidates for open positions.
In addition to this, you will be supporting our mission of providing people with a community in which they can share their excitement and ideas with others. You will help us meet our goals to keep this event affordable, encourage students to speak and attend, provide an accessible venue, make sure our attendees are well fed, and give them some swag to remember us by!
To read more about StarCon and our sponsorship packages, check out our prospectus.
If you’re interested in sponsoring us, or have any questions about sponsorship,
Arshia Mufti, Director of Sponsorship: