Hello all,

Microsoft will be joining us later this week for a talk on developing apps for HoloLens, their augmented reality development. I had the opportunity to try the HoloLens last summer, and I strongly encourage you to come and have a look! After the talk there will be the opportunity to chat with the speaker, as well as the usual selection of food and drinks.

Last Wednesday we hosted our first competitive programming event, and I'd like to begin by congratulating the winners - you can see their scores here. After the success of this event we will definitely be running similar events in the future, so don't worry if you missed this one!

This week's Learn to Code will be the final session of the term. We hope that those of you that attended enjoyed the experience and that you're planning to keep up the coding in the future! We would once again like to thank all of the volunteers that assisted with the sessions. The materials are available here.

On Saturday, for the penultimate Geek Night of the term, we will be running a LAN Night.

Next Wednesday we'll be holding our Annual General Meeting and electing a new committee. It is essential that we meet quorum for the election, so please be sure to either come or vote by proxy. If you are interested in standing for a committee position then please feel free to email Matt, Chris, or me to find out what the roles entail. Additional roles may be created at the discretion of the new president and secretary.

Have a great week :)

Thomas and the rest of the committee


Microsoft Tech Talk: The Path to Mixed Reality

Lecture Theatre A, Department of Computer Science - 7pm Wednesday (7th week)

Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely self-contained-no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see your world. This session provides a mixed reality primer and an overview of the available tools & documentation to quick start your holographic application development.

Pizza and drinks will be served after the event.

Learn to Code

Lecture Theatre A, Department of Computer Science - 7pm Thursday (7th week)

In the sixth and final session of the course we'll be reviewing all of the content, looking at Python modules and classes in more detail, and taking a look at other resources you might want to look at for learning to code. Like the previous sessions, much of the session will require you to work on a laptop, so we highly recommend taking one.

We do expect demand to be very high for this course, so please try to arrive before the advertised start time as we need to register everyone (for fire regulations). You'll need to enter via the back door on Parks Road; there are CompSoc signs up at the department.

If you're a CS student with a little spare time and enthusiasm, please consider volunteering by contacting the committee.

Geek Night 7: LAN Night

Undergraduate Social Area, Department of Computer Science - 7pm Saturday (7th week)

Join us for an evening of video games and pizza!

Annual General Meeting

Undergraduate Social Area, Department of Computer Science - 7pm Wednesday (8th week)

As well as reports from the existing committee, we'll be electing a new committee; the president, secretary, and treasurer roles are all up for election. Feel free to email any of us if you would like to get an idea what the roles entail, but here's a rough summary:

All of the committee are responsible for the smooth running of our events, and we all took part in the teaching of Learn to Code this year.

Other notices

Facebook London Hackathon

Facebook London, 10 Brock Street, NW1 3 London - 11th & 12th March

Here at Facebook, we believe that every engineer possesses amazing ideas and creativity. Hackathons are a longstanding tradition at Facebook where our engineers stay up all night to create a working product or prototype from scratch. Remember- done is better than perfect.

Please note - all members of your team must register individually for the opportunity to attend

Register here

Join Facebook in London as we stay up all night hacking, learning and having a some fun! Start brainstorming ideas & forming teams (of up to 4 people). We'll supply the food, fun diversions, prizes, and some expert guidance in the form of our engineers. We'll also provide reimbursement for public transportation. You bring your laptop, appetite, skills and ideas.

The winning team will get the chance to compete against teams from other Hackathons at the Hackathon Finals and be judged by our executives- held at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California in November!

The Oxford University Computer 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, Twitter, or visit our website for more information about the society.

Thomas Denney
Secretary - Oxford University Computer Society