It was great to see some new faces at Geek Night on Saturday. Due to the
cancellation of the eth1 Hackathon, Geek Night is back on for this
Saturday, we hope to see you all there.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening we will be joined by local company
CoreFiling, who will be talking about Docker. This is an exciting new
technology that is worth knowing about for any developer or budding
sysadmin. There will be plenty of *free pizza and drinks* after the
talk, as well as an opportunity to further talk to the speaker about the
Learn To Code returns on Thursday. Please note that due to unexpected
levels of interest we will be operating on a first-come-first-served
basis for entry. We also ask that everyone who can bring their own
laptop does so, and comes with Python 3 pre-installed so we can dive
straight in. More information and instructions can be found on the
Facebook Event <https://www.facebook.com/events/1675648589340062/>.
The CompSoc committee
Tech Talk on Docker with Core Filing
*Lecture Theatre A - 7:00pm Wednesday (2nd week)*
David North and Jay Anslow from local software company CoreFiling will
talk about Docker (https://www.docker.com/
), which aims to do for
software deployment what shipping containers did for international
cargo. We'll talk about the problems it aims to solve, our experience of
them, our early work with Docker and our plans for future use.
Learn To Code 1 <https://www.facebook.com/events/1675648589340062/>
*Lecture Theatre B - 7:30pm Thursday (2nd week)*
The long awaited return of Learn to code, the introductory programming
course. We will be starting with an introduction to python. This is a
beginners course, so no prior experience is necessary.
Please view the Facebook event for more information, as some preparation
Geek Night 2 <https://www.facebook.com/events/1070588159652434/>
*Undergraduate Social Area - 7:00pm Saturday (2nd week)*
Our second 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.
Tech Talk with on Trust with Metaswitch
*Lecture Theatre A - 7:00pm Wednesday (3rd week)*
Edmund Pringle will be joining us from Metaswitch:
Can you afford to trust your tools? An undetectable hack (and how to
The goal of this talk is to get you thinking a bit more about what trust
assumptions you’re making when you’re creating software. I’ll cover a
classic and elegant example of abusing those assumptions, and cover
briefly what you can (and can’t) reasonably do to protect yourself. Then
we’ll eat pizza and forget about it all while I pass around a USB stick
with the presentation on it. Just the presentation. Nothing else.
Honest. You can trust me, right?
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
President: Leads the society and liaises with the senior member.
Secretary: Organises events and logistics.
Treasurer: Handles the society bank account and reimbursements.
If you have any questions about these positions, and would like to
discuss them with the current committee email us at
committee(a)ox.compsoc.net <mailto:email@example.com> or talk to us
in person at any event this term.
Anyone is welcome to attend, but only CompSoc voters 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
Secretary - Oxford University Computer Society