OneQuantum Africa news, ideas and updates
OneQuantum Africa weekly meeting | Samuel Mugel, CTO, Multiverse Computing | Quantum Computing in Finance
The OneQuantum organization’s mission is to provide a supportive and authentic community platform for anyone active or interested in Quantum Tech no matter their background, skills, origin, gender, race, or goal.
Organized by chapters, we have greatly expanded this year with representation across the globe - all our chapters serve above common purpose while integrating and representing the local ecosystem.
Africa has been one of the fastest-growing regions so far thanks to an impressive and dedicated roster of volunteer presidents who invest their time and energy in organizing their local efforts. This is our time to lead.
If you’d like to join one of our communities, or, apply to start your own in any country or region, please let me know on email@example.com
Don’t miss out on our weekly OneQuantum Africa meeting on July 21 at 7 PM CAT.
If you are in the financial services industry, we encourage you to sign up for this week’s event. We will host Samuel Mugel, PhD of Multiverse Computing to discuss quantum computing and its impact on finance and the stock exchange.
Sam is an expert in quantum computing and quantum machine learning.
Multiverse Computing recently announced that during the first six months of 2021 they managed to close agreements worth more than $1M in Europe and North America.
This is a conversation you don't want to miss.
Please also invite your quantum tech colleagues; we are looking forward to having an interesting discussion!
Register for the cocktail party that comes after the meeting at 2000hrs CAT for one on one networking.
See you at OneQuantum Africa for more collaboration, learning, and exchanges.
I hope you are having a great week.
Farai Mazhandu | President | OneQuantum Africa
ANNOUNCEMENT: CHPC Student Cluster Competition 2021
The CHPC invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to enter the CHPC Student Cluster Competition. The CHPC Student Cluster Competition gives undergraduate students at South African universities exposure to the High Performance Computing (HPC) Industry. The winning team will be entered into the ISC Student Cluster Competition hosted at the 2022 International Supercomputing Conference in Germany. To enter a team visit https://events.chpc.ac.za/event/95/ and complete the online application form by 23h59 on 21 July 2021.
This year we have decided to extend the invitation to suitably qualified undergraduate and postgraduate students from universities outside of South Africa. The purpose of this is to grow expertise and exposure to the HPC Industry across the continent. Ultimately in the near future, we would like to see more teams participating from Africa in international events and competitions. To enter a team visit https://events.chpc.ac.za/event/96/ and complete the online application form by 23h59 on 21 July 2021.
Should your institution be submitting multiple teams for the competition, you are strongly encouraged to host an internal selection process in the form of an interview or quiz. Teams will then indicate their ranking on the application form.
Successful teams will be contacted by 23 July 2021.
Please assist the CHPC in advertising this opportunity by forwarding this message to appropriate students.
Due to the restrictions still in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 the competition’s organizing committee, has decided to once again move this round of the competition online and spread it out over a period of 8 weeks.
The content and total work required to complete the Selection Round remains largely the same as it was in the week-long event that was run in previous years and will take a similar form to the online round last year. If you are currently on lockdown without access to the internet, a computer, or a computer lab you are encouraged to enter regardless.
You do not need to be available from the starting date of the Selection Round and may progress at your own pace. Once entered you may participate as and when your university makes resources available to you.
The Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) is an initiative funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and is managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Attention high school teachers!!!!!
Know a high school teacher or undergraduate professor who wants to learn about Quantum Computing and how to teach it? Have them apply to the IBM Quantum Educators Summit, taking place on August 3 and 4, 2021. Please share.
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