There's a lot to cover in this newsletter, so I'll get straight into it!
last week we had our Annual General Meeting, which saw our new 2013-2014
executive committee be elected. So now I would like to warmly welcome:
*President*, Joe Fowler (2nd Year CompSci)
*Secretary*, Maria Matescu (1st Year CompSci)
*Treasurer*, William Juan (3rd Year Maths & CompSci)
The new executive committee will begin taking the reigns over the coming
weeks and the easter holiday. At their discretion they will be able to
fill other committee roles later on, so if you are interested in other
committee positions, you know who to ask!
Saturday saw our second annual paintballing match vs. Cambridge. There
were 6 rounds, and every single one was a draw! A definite improvement
of the completely unbalanced rounds of last year, but still lots of room
for improvement! Hopefully, if the trend continues, next year we'll be
able to completely pwn them! ;-)
There are a couple of external events going on this week that you may be
> Come along to Oxford e-Research Centre for a student forum about women
> in IT hosted by Teresa H. Carlson, VP Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon
> Web Services and Erika Erdos, Head of Public Sector Europe, Middle
> East and Africa with Amazon Web Services.
> The objective of the event is to give you a chance to:meet Teresa and
> Erika while they are in Oxford; talk about women in IT and the
> barriers they face; discuss the diversity agenda that so much of the
> IT industry is struggling to address.
> Monday 03 March 2014, 10:45-11:45, OERC conference room (room 278).
> All welcome.
> Come along to Oxford Entrepreneurs' flagship weekend conference on
> the 8th-9th of March at the distinguished Said Business School. As
> well as the main conference, there will be themed networking dinners
> and a debate at the Oxford Union on 9th March at 8.00 PM
> oxfordinspires.com <http://oxfordinspires.com>
And here are the official CompSoc events going on this week! We have
palantir giving a talk on wednesday, they will be providing some insight
into their company and a key bit of their software, it's not one to
miss! In addition, metaswitch will be joining us at geek night for a
All details below:
Palantir Talk - Raven
Date: Wednesday Week 7 - 05 March 2014 Time: 07:00 PM Facebook Event
<https://facebook.com/events/620792501324294/>Place: Lecture Theatre A -
Dept. of Computer Science
<https://ox.compsoc.net/events/venue/compsci_lta/>Tags: Sponsor Event
Palantir engineers will present on Raven, their high-performance mapping
service. The talk aims to shed light on the problems Palantir solves
with real-world examples, while digging into the back-end tech behind it.
Learn to Code: Session 7
Date: Saturday Week 7 - 08 March 2014 Time: 05:00 PM Facebook Event
<https://facebook.com/events/527310124053957/>Place: Room 379 - Dept. of
<https://ox.compsoc.net/events/venue/compsci_379/>Tags: Learn to Code
*Note: Remember to bring your laptop to these events!*
About Learn to Code
During these events, there will be a mixture of interactive workshops
and talks. We will be teaching you the basics of programming
using Python <http://www.python.org/>. These events are good if you have
zero coding experience, but they are also valuable if you already have
started coding and would like to better your skills. We also welcome
people who already have good coding experience as the more volunteers
These events are always followed by our weekly Geek Night
You can find out more information about this series of events over
at ox.compsoc.net/learn <http://ox.compsoc.net/learn/>
We also have a facebook group for discussion if you are taking part in
this course: fb.com/groups/OXLearnToCode
...and a group for those who would like to
Geek Night 7 - With Metaswitch
Date: Saturday Week 7 - 08 March 2014 Time: 07:00 PM Facebook Event
Social Area - Dept. of Computer Science
Reps from our sponsor Metaswitch Networks will be taking part in this
week's Geek Night with us to chat about the company and tech in the UK
Be sure to pop by and say hi!
See you later this week!
President - Oxford University Computer Society