This week we will be continuing with our series of System
Administration crash course talks:
Time: 20:00 Thu 26th Jan
Place: Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building (on
Banbury Rd & Keble Rd)
We are planning the Annual General Meeting on Thursday of Week 7 (2nd
March), where we intend to elect a new committee.
Three positions are up for grabs. You may want to contact the
current committee members to have any queries answered.
President: Ken Kawamoto (president(a)ox.compsoc.net)
-> "to preside over meetings, to authorise all expenditure and
ultimately be responsible for the running of the Society"
Secretary: Simon Hay (secretary(a)ox.compsoc.net)
-> (meant to) "take minutes at meetings, deal with Society
correspondence and stand in for the President when necessary"
Treasurer: Stanley Yung (treasurer(a)ox.compoc.net)
-> "to maintain the accounts of the Society, report to the members
thereon, and to stand in for the Secretary when necessary" (and not
Please contact me if you are thinking of running for any of these
Here's an extract from an e-mail from QinetiQ:
I am QinetiQ's Campus Manager for graduate and postgraduate
recruitment at Oxford University this academic year, and am
contacting you to let you know that we are holding a careers evening
on Wednesday of 2nd week (25th January) in the Danson Room, Trinity
College, which members of OU CompSoc may be interested in attending.
Computer Science is one of our target recruitment subjects, and as
such I am keen to promote the event to students of this subject, as
well as those in related disciplines.
The evening will begin with presentations about a wide range of
different projects within QinetiQ, and then there will be an informal
session over drinks during which speakers and QinetiQ representatives
will be happy to answer questions. It should be an interesting and
enjoyable evening, and will hopefully be of great benefit to anyone
considering a career in science and technology research.
Have a good week!
The system administration workshop/talk scheduled for Wednesday has
been changed to Thursday.
Location: Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building (on
Banbury Rd & Keble Rd)
Time: 8:00pm - 19 Jan
You may want to bring your laptops to try things out on the spot.
Welcome back to a new term!
Starting this term we're running a crash course of technical talks and
workshops that aims to cover everything someone working with computers
ought to know!
OK, so we won't have enough time to cover absolutely everything, but
in future many of you will find yourselves - often not by choice! -
responsible for setting up and administering computer systems.
Inevitably that involves tracking down and fixing problems when
things go wrong.
Firstly, we want you to be equiped with the understanding and
practical troubleshooting skills that could help you become a
(well-paid) computing expert.
Secondly, we'd like to provide a broad exposure to many different
aspects of computing at many levels so you feel you know something
about all sorts of things you might encounter.
We'll get started by looking at the world from the perspective of a
systems administrator, and focus on security and then networking.
Once things get going, we're hoping that some of you will offer
to share your own particular expertise with other members as part
of this programme.
The first event will be this Wednesday and there'll be roughly
one each week. Alongside this we intend to apply some of the skills
to set up a server in Oxford for the society again.
Hope you all have a great term.