0. This week
Great turnout to the EA talk. I hope you all enjoyed it. Phil, Harvey
and Ian all asked me to mention that if you have any other questions for
them, or happen to be going to the area and want to look around the EA
building, you're welcome to get in touch with them. I have their email
addresses, so drop me a line if you want them. If enough (but not too
many) people are interested, a group of Compsoccers (is that a word?)
could all go down at the same time for a tour and to talk to other EA
people at some point in the future. Again, throw email at me if you're
up for that.
On a related note, Tom Holden sent me the following before the talk:
I worked for EA for a year (now doing postgrad). If any [Compsoc]
members are serious about going into the games industry I'm happy to
give them a slightly different perspective to what I'd imagine
they'd get at that talk.
If you're interested, once again, let me know. He'll send out a mass
email when I've gathered addresses. (I meant to mention this before or
at the talk, but forgot; sorry Tom!)
1. Next week
On Monday, we have Jon Masters from Red Hat talking about the modular
nature of the Linux kernel; in particular, how this helps make porting
the kernel to new platforms easy. This should be an accessible talk,
despite the subject matter, so don't feel put off if you're unfamiliar
with kernel programming and so on.
Venue: Comlab, room 051
Date: Monday 23rd October
information about Comlab (in case you're not familiar with it). There
is a door into the basement to the left of the door into the main
reception, which we will be using.
Also, some of you might be interested to know that LinuxWorld Expo is in
London on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th next week. (In fact, this is
why Jon is able to speak to us next week despite living in the US!) I
know that a few Compsoccers are going along. It's fairly
enterprise-focused (although there is an area of non-corporate stands),
but should be fun. Entry is _free_ if you register on the Expo
website by midnight _today_, so act quickly! You don't have to go to
both days, or all of either day.
(Yay, I've just noticed that the Tux Games people will be there.)
I should go now. There are old friends and pizza next door!
Will Thompson, Oxford University Computer Society President