Hi all,

Today, Microsoft are hosting a game bot mini-hack at the Maths Institute. Microsoft goodies (and free pizza) are up for grabs! There's also still time to become a Microsoft Student Partner and to get a micro-internship.

Have a great week,

Edward and the rest of the committee

P.S. Cheap CompSoc stash ends Sunday!


Geek Night 3

19:00, Saturday 3rd Week – UGSA, Department of Computer Science

Bring your laptop for the usual evening of fun, food and drink Pimm's.

Geek Night 4

19:00, Saturday 4th Week – UGSA, Department of Computer Science

Bring your laptop for the usual evening of fun, food and drink.

Other events

Microsoft Cognitive Challenge!

18:00–22:00, Saturday 3rd Week – Mathematical Institute

The third instalment in the mini-hack series, Microsoft and AI Gaming have joined forces for the Microsoft Cognitive Challenge!

Challenge: Use your Python coding skills to create the best performing game playing bot! (Beginner to advanced coders welcome)

Compete against your friends and the AI Gaming Housebot to win Microsoft goodies!

Free Pizza and Cookies!

Sponsor notices

Become a Microsoft Student Partner today!

If you are considering a technical career at Microsoft, the Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) programme is for you! Get a head start over the competition and join the growing number of student ambassadors who partner with Microsoft to run hacks, tech talks and other technology focused events on campus. We will be looking out for outstanding MSPs to join our global team.

Reasons to be an MSP:

This opportunity is exclusively available to technical students at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial. We have between 10–20 MSPs at each University who work together to organise events on topics they are passionate about... All with technical speakers, promotional goodies and pizza provided by Microsoft.

If you are ready to join the team send us your CV. We will then invite you to a 40–60 minute Skype interview to understand more about you, your passions, as well as your motivations for applying. The programme will start in October 2018, with a trip to our Microsoft UK HQ to meet the team, your MSP peers and to start training!

To apply, send your CV here.

Other notices

Second round micro-internship opportunities in IT & Computing!

We know that Trinity can be a busy time of year. So if you missed the first opportunity to apply for exclusive work experience this term, all is not lost! The Internship Office is excited to launch the second round of the Micro-Internship Programme (MIP)!

MIP placements last for 2–5 days in weeks 9 or 10 every term. Students can develop a wide skill set and gain insight into all sorts of organisations, as well as make industry contacts for future. Unique IT & Computing opportunities include:

All matriculated students are eligible to apply for two placements per term. Please see our second round micro-internship list for all opportunity summaries.

Applications are made on CareerConnect and the deadline is midday, Wednesday 16 May. Please visit our Micro-Internship Programme webpage for full info, and book onto our Application Support Sessions on Monday 14 or Tuesday 15 May for advice. Please email any questions to micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

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Edward Hart
President - Oxford University Computer Society