The Bits & Bites series is hosted by CS Square every Monday from 2:30pm-3:30pm in GE124. This is a great opportunity for CS students to gain new experience and knowledge. Light refreshments are provided. No prior sign-up is necessary. Open to all students.

Winter 2017 Schedule

23 January

Fall Wrap Up and Winter Kick Off Information Session

Presented by: CS Square Team

Come out and see what we have planned for the upcomming semester!

30 January

An Introduction to OBD: Programming with your Car

Presented by: Sam Jesso (Autobit)

Sam is the founder of Autobit, a platform for collecting & analysing real-time vehicle diagnostic data for service centers, dealerships, or fleets. He is also a software engineering student here at UNB and a finalist in NBIF Breakthru Pitch Competition in 2015.

In this talk Sam shares his knowledge of programming as it relates to interfacing with your car's on-board diagnostics (OBD) computers.

Resources: An Introduction to OBD (Slides) | OBD Starter Kit (Code)

6 February

Free Productivity and Development Resources for Students

Presented by: Trevor Flynn (Bulletproof)

Slides: (PDF)

13 February

No Event

Cancelled due to weather.

20 February

Border Gateway Protocol Basics & Internet Peering

Presented by: Eric Morin (f6 networks)

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information among autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet.

27 February

Actor-oriented Programming of the JVM with Scala/Play/Akka

Presented by: Aaron Broad & Aditya Aggarwal (Siemens)

6 March

No Event (March Break)

13 March

No Event

20 March

Digital New Brunswick

Presented by: Gerry Fairweather (New Brunswick Government)

27 March


Presented by: Howard Powell & Karla Pooley (Blue Spurs)

Microservices is a specialisation of an implementation approach for service-oriented architectures (SOA) used to build flexible, independently deployable software systems.

3 April

Detecting Dark Web

Presented by: Arash Lashkari (Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity)

Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari is research associate at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick. He has more than 21 years of academic and industry experience. Dr. Lashkari has been awarded 2 gold medals as well as 12 silver and bronze medals in international competitions around the world. In addition, he is the author of 9 books in English and Persian on topics including cryptography, network security, and mobile communication as well as over 70 journals and conference papers concerning various aspects of computer security. His current research focuses on cyber security, big security data analysis, Internet Traffic Analysis and the detection of malware and attacks. (