SESA x WDCC Hackathon 2022

by Jordan York

2022 Hackathon Winners!

What an awesome weekend our recent โ€˜Make Boring Things Funโ€™ Hackathon was with fellow club WDCC (Web Development & Consulting Club)! We were blown away with what was created over only 1 weekend!

This yearโ€™s winners were:

  • 1st Place: Lubricated Ducks ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • 2nd Place: Jade Jaguars ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • 3rd Place: Team X ๐Ÿฅ‰
  • Best Design: Infinity ^ 2
  • Most Overengineered: Andrewโ€™s Angular Team

Weโ€™d like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors of both clubs for making this possible as well as Grid AKL and Red Bull for providing the space and beverages!

Another huge thank you goes to all the mentors that helped throughout the weekend!

Other photos from the event have been uploaded to a Facebook Album!

Thanks all! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

2022 Hackathon 2nd Place 2022 Hackathon 3rd Place! 2022 Hackathon Best Design! 2022 Hackathon Most Overengineered!

2021 End of Year Wrap-up

by Aiden Burgess

2021 exec photo

We would like to thank all our members and sponsors for making this year our most successful yet! We held 32 events over 2021, with an increased focus on collaboration and variety!

Again, we faced challenges this year, with lockdowns both at the start of the year and the end of the year. However, with experience from our last year, we rolled with the punches and hosted many events under these conditions.

This year had the most exciting and impactful changes for the club in recent memory. The logo and website (www.sesa.org.nz) was redesigned, we overhauled our marketing strategy by using Instagram and Weekly Digests to better connect with our members, and we revamped our exec team structure.

Together with WDCC, we hosted our first Hackathon! With over 130 students competing, it was the largest student-lead hackathon in NZ. 30 industry mentors attended to help support the students develop a pro-crastination invention!

Exec for 2021

  • Sreeniketh Raghavan
  • Aiden Burgess
  • Jennifer Lowe
  • Oliver Chamberlain
  • Matthew Jakeman
  • Dave Shin
  • Rawiri Hohepa
  • Kelly Blincoe
  • Beverley Sun
  • Alex Verkerk
  • Seif Younes
  • Jessica Fenwick
  • Di Kun Ong

Gold Sponsors

  • Datacom
  • ecoPortal
  • IMC Trading

Silver Sponsors

  • Atlassian
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Denko
  • Honeywell
  • Jane Street
  • SandField
  • Serato
  • Sylo

What's On: Week Four (9 August-15 August)

by Matt Jakeman & Aiden Burgess

Hello SESA!

Weekly Digest

This Week ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป SESA x GDSC: Leetcode Workshop

Heard of Leetcode but donโ€™t know where to start? This will be a highly interactive workshop for beginners. Signups are open now! You must sign up to attend as there are limited spots available.


Coming Up ๐Ÿ‘€

๐ŸฅŽ Dodgeball x CESA

You know what itโ€™s time for! We are collaborating with CESA to bring back Interfaculty dodgeball, compete with your friends ๐Ÿคผ against rival faculties (or just have some fun) to win awesome prizes.

  • โฐ When: Monday 16th August

๐Ÿ’ป SESA Gets Hired: Speed Interviews

Weโ€™ll be bringing in industry individuals to test your interview skills! Signups opening next week.

  • โฐ When: Tuesday 17th August (6-8pm)
  • ๐Ÿ“Œ Where: Room TBD


Event Calendar ๐Ÿ“†

See whatโ€™s ahead with our Event Calendar: https://sesa.org.nz/events/

Connect with SESA ๐Ÿ”—

Join the FB Group for your part:

What's On: Week Three (2 August-8 August)

by Matt Jakeman & Aiden Burgess

Hello engineers!

A friendly reminder that pub quiz is tonight! Hackathon is this weekend, time to show off your skills ๐Ÿ’ช

Weekly Digest

This Week ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ’ป SESA Gets Hired: CV Checking

Do you have anxiety about your CV? Need some tips to improve? Worry not, because SESA and our industry sponsors are here to help you take your CV to the next level!


Coming Up ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป SESA x GDSC: Leetcode Workshop

Heard of Leetcode but donโ€™t know where to start? This will be a highly interactive workshop (2 attendees to 1 mentor) for beginners. Look out for signups next week!

  • โฐ When: 11th August (Time TBD)
  • ๐Ÿ“Œ Where: Room TBD


Event Calendar ๐Ÿ“†

See whatโ€™s ahead with our brand new Event Calendar: https://sesa.org.nz/events/

Connect with SESA ๐Ÿ”—

Join the FB Group for your part:

What's On: Week Two (26 July-1 August)

by Matt Jakeman & Aiden Burgess

Hello engineers!

Itโ€™s Week 2, hereโ€™s whatโ€™s on:

Weekly Digest

This Week ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ’ป SESA x WDCC Hackathon Workshop

A beginner friendly ๐Ÿฅ workshop covering making a React frontend, Node backend, and everything in between๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ!

Thanks everyone for signing up, unfortunately all spaces have run out. We still have a limited number of spaces, these will be given first-come, first-serve at the workshop.

  • When: Friday 23rd July, 6pm+
  • Where: On Campus, Room 401-401

Event: https://go.sesa.org.nz/hackathon2021


๐Ÿบ Pub Quiz ร— Java 7 Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚

Sign-ups are open for a fun night of subsidised drinks, bants, and quizzing! You can join as a team (5-8) or an individual. Weโ€™ll be celebrating Java 7โ€™s 10th birthday too! The cake is not a lie.

  • When: Wednesday 28th July, 7pm-9pm
  • Where: Shadows Bar

Event: https://go.sesa.org.nz/pub-quiz-event

Signup here: https://go.sesa.org.nz/pub-quiz-signup


Coming Up ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ“ƒ CV Checking

Industry professionals will come to check your CVs to check theyโ€™re up to scratch!

  • When: Tuesday 3rd August, 6-8pm
  • Where: On Campus, Room TBD


Event Calendar ๐Ÿ“†

See whatโ€™s ahead with our brand new Event Calendar: https://sesa.org.nz/events/


Connect with SESA ๐Ÿ”—

Join the FB Group for your part: