Evening all,

I hope everyone's had a wonderful Oxmas! If you're looking for more fun this week, Silver sponsor G-Research will be running a Coding Challenge this Wednesday. Come along to hone your coding skills and for a chance to win some prizes!

On Saturday we’re teaming up with OU eSports to run our termly LAN Night. There’s always a huge variety of games being played, so come on down if you’d like to get in on the action. Looking further ahead, our Termly General Meeting is happening next Wednesday.

Have a great week!

- Kate and the rest of the committee


G-Research Coding Challenge

19:00, Wednesday, Week 7, LTA, Department of Computer Science

Calling all software engineering enthusiasts that enjoy a bit of healthy competition!

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. By using the latest scientific techniques, we produce world-beating predictive research and build advanced technology to analyse the world’s data.

Join us for the G-Research Coding Challenge where you will compete in teams in a series of progressively difficult challenges. You will be competing in teams of 2-3 to build a natural language calculation engine (no prior NLP experience required). The challenges will cover things like evaluation of arithmetic expressions to unit conversions and equation solving.

We will allocate teams when you arrive, you don’t need to find a team beforehand - but feel free to bring your own team if you would like. To take part, you will need to bring at least one laptop per team.

There will be a live leader board up on the projector to give all teams the opportunity to see where they are placing throughout the challenge. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (decided by a point system) will win prizes!

Following the event we will provide drinks and canapés and a chance for you to informally talk with our employees about internships, graduate roles and life at G-Research.

Languages for the challenges - .NET Core 2 , Java and Maven or Python 3 with client starter kits provided when you login.

To register for this coding challenge, please email detailing whether you are registering as an individual or a team.

LAN Night

19:00, Saturday, Week 7, Room 051, Department of Computer Science

The OU eSports Society will be joining us for the termly LAN night!

Bring your laptops and other gaming tech along and we’ll provide the ethernet. What game you play is up to you!

Michaelmas TGM

19:00, Wednesday, Week 8, UGSA, Department of Computer Science

The highlight of CompSoc’s calendar, come along for riveting speeches about budgeting and pizza logistics.

If you’d like to put forward a motion then please get in touch with me beforehand () and I can get that sorted.

Other Notices

Blockchain Tech Talent Networking

17:30, Tuesday, Week 7

Are you looking for a full-time job or internship? Do you want to connect with the founders of some of the world’s most exciting new blockchain companies across different industry sectors? If so, our networking event is for you! In a relaxed atmosphere, the evening offers company presentations and networking sessions, all accompanied by drinks and canapes.

Sign up now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-tech-talent-networking-tickets-78160715805.

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