Hello All,

We are nearing possibly the most important CompSoc event of the year, our AGM. This is the point where we choose our executive committee for the next year, who will start in Trinity. Please do come along and vote, or if you want to be more involved please run for a position. The positions don't require a lot of work, all you really need is a commitment to helping the society thrive.

As with all Wednesday events there will be food at the AGM.

Learn To Code on Thursday will be covering Classes and Object Oriented Programming in the main group, as well as Functions and Modules in the second group.

We are holding a LAN Night this Friday, you bring your laptop and some ideas of games you want to play, and we provide the network and food.

Geek Night will be on Saturday, join us for games, coding, and pizza.

Next week we have a Tech Talk from Bloomberg on Super-scale Mobile Applications, and in 8th week we will be joined by HackCampus and some developers from some of their partnered startups.

We hope that term is going well for everybody, and look forward to seeing you all at the AGM.

CompSoc Secretary

AGM & Committee Elections

Undergraduate Social Area - 7:00pm Wednesday (6th week)

We require 20 voters to meet quorum, so please do nominate a proxy if you cannot attend. At our annual general meeting we will be electing our new executive committee for the next year. The positions up for election are:

If you have any questions about these positions, and would like to discuss them with the current committee email us at committee@ox.compsoc.net or talk to us in person at any event this term.

Important: Voting

Anyone is welcome to attend, but only CompSoc members may cast their vote on motions or run for positions. If you are not yet a member register this term to have your say on the future of the society. If you are unable to attend in person you may nominate another member who is then able to vote on your behalf. If you wish to do this please email us at committee@ox.compsoc.net.

Learn To Code 5

Department of Computer Science - 7:30pm Thursday (6th week)

In Session 5, the main group will be covering Classes and Object Oriented Programming, as well as a few loose ends such as file operations and random numbers. The secondary group will be looking at Functions and Modules.

The material from previous sessions can be found at https://ox.compsoc.net/learntocode/.

Doors will open at 7pm, for a 7:30pm start. The session will last 2 hours.

If you are interested in helping out at Learn to Code, please get in touch!

LAN Night

Department of Computer Science - 7:00pm Friday (6th week)

An evening of gaming and food. Bring your own laptop.

Geek Night 6

Undergraduate Social Area - 7:00pm Saturday (6th week)

Our seventh Geek Night of 2016, with our usual selection of food, drinks, games, chatting and coding. We would love to see some new faces, so please do feel free to come along. Open to all members and anyone interested in joining.

Super-scale Mobile Applications with Bloomberg

Department of Computer Science - 7:00pm Wednesday (7th week)

An email client. An instant messenger. A real-time financial market data viewer and news reader. A portfolio viewer. A note taker, file manager, media viewer, flight planner, restaurant finder..... All built into one secure,mobile application. On 4 different mobile operating systems. Does this sound challenging?

Mark Olleson from Bloomberg's Mobile team will discuss how conventional development tools and techniques scale poorly when faced with this challenge, and how Bloomberg tackles the problem.

Food and drinks will be provided after the talk.

HackCampus Startup Series Talk

Department of Computer Science - 7:00pm Wednesday (8th week)

HackCampus are excited to bring developers from some of their partnered startups to talk to you about what they do, and some of the challenges they face day-to-day.

It will be a relaxed evening with some 'fireside chat' style talks followed by an opportunity to network, and accompanied by free pizza!

External Event: J.P. Morgan Diversity Event

J.P. Morgan Internship Diversity Event: Event focusing on students of black heritage

J.P. Morgan is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, dedicated and diverse network of people, from a vibrant mix of cultures, with a broad range of skills and experience. Join us for an afternoon of sessions including an introduction to J.P. Morgan, a skills workshop and an opportunity to network with our graduates.

DATE: Wednesday 9th March

TIME: 15:00 – 19:00

LOCATION: London (reasonable travel expenses reimbursed)

APPLY: Finishing your studies in 2017 or 2018? Please send your CV and a brief summary of why you would like to attend to events@staffordlong.co.uk

This event is of particular interest to students of black heritage, but we welcome anyone who is interested.

The Oxford University Computing Society (CompSoc) aims to organise meetings and events for our members to use and further their computing interests. See all of our upcoming events on our Facebook Page or visit our Website for more information about the society.

Matthew Burke
Secretary - Oxford University Computer Society