Crackling III Ultimatums,
Following Wednesday’s AGM, I’d like to wish a huge, warm welcome to our new
committee! We’ve also introduced two brand new committee roles, with *Serban
Slincu* as President, *Benjamin Slater* moving to Vice President, *Dominic
Benjamin* as Secretary (replacing me! Good luck!), *Samuel Boyer* as
Treasurer and *Alexandra Manciu* as Social Secretary.
Tonight is LAN Night!!!! Come along and play games all night!
Metaswitch’s talk has been rescheduled for Trinity. In its place is a
chance to meet the new committee!
Gold sponsor TPP is hiring! Silver sponsor Ensoft’s CV deadline is on
Events LAN Night <https://www.facebook.com/events/622165681565484/>
*19:00, Saturday, Week 7, UGSA, Department of Computer Science*
Games all night long.
*Bring your laptops*, we’ll set up a hub for Ethernet for LAN connections.
We’ll be playing whatever people want to play - e.g. Terraria, Quake III
Arena, Age of Empires II, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, etc. etc.
Pizza and snacks shall be released throughout the night! Time to get your
epic gamer skills out.
Meet the New Committee! <https://www.facebook.com/events/2067024050000377/>
*19:00, Wednesday, Week 8, UGSA, Department of Computer Science*
A chance to meet the new committee, with Serban Slincu as new President,
Dom Benjamin as Secretary, Ben Slater as VP, Sam Boyer as Treasurer and
Alexandra Manciu as Social Secretary!
Feel free to drop by and feed them with ideas and suggestions on how to
make the next year as amazing as it can be!
Sponsor Notices TPP Careers
TPP is currently looking for bright graduates to join our Software
Developer team. No experience is required, and many of our successful
applicants have never programmed before. If you think logically and enjoy
problem solving, then you have the potential to become a great developer.
We are a UK based IT company, dedicated to delivering world class
healthcare software through our innovative products. We’re looking for the
brightest minds from the UK’s top universities who have a passion for
problem solving. No experience is required and we accept applicants from
If you are interested in applying and want to find out what it’s like to
work at TPP, please visit our website here; https://tpp-careers.com
Ensoft CV deadline (Midnight Sun 3rd Mar, 8th Week) - Software Development
Ensoft develops software that connects the world. The Internet depends
every day on the code we write - it’s challenging work that matters. It’s
also fun - excelling at writing complex software is what we enjoy.
We’ve grown by taking a few of the best Oxbridge graduates each year, and
investing heavily in their training. It’s an ideal environment for bright,
creative people who want to develop rapidly. If you bring the computer
science knowledge and coding skills needed to tame Internet-scale complex
systems, you can solve challenging problems as part of a world-class
software engineering team.
This term we are recruiting for graduates.
Our application process is very simple:
- Upload a CV here
by midnight on Sunday 8th week (3rd March 2019).
- Interviews (lasting no more than 2 hours) are held on Friday 8th March
at The Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford.
- If successful, you’ll have a firm offer quickly.
You can find more details here
or get reminders by following us on Twitter
or on Facebook
But I would encourage you to apply soon. Whilst everything is designed to
take up as little of your time as we can, it is still very competitive for
Other Oxford events EQuip Yourself: The F Word
*18:00-20:00, Wednesday, 8th Week, Oxford Foundry*
The reality is that there is no such thing as failure. Whenever we attempt
to do something we only produce results. The session explores secrets that
lead to success and gives you techniques you can use in everyday life to
develop and thrive. Learn how to explore your mistakes to accelerate
learning and how to use creative and innovating thinking for problem
solving in this fun and interactive workshop, delivered by Dave Norwood,
SIGN UP NOW>>
From PhD to Startup: Oxford
*17:30, Monday, 8th Week, Oxford Foundry*
Doing a PhD or Masters in a technical subject and want to make an impact,
but don’t know where to start?
Learn more about the route from academic research to launching your own
startup from founders who have been exactly where you are.
From PhD to Startup: Oxford is an event run each term
by Entrepreneur First
and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at
This time we will be joined by Basilio Gentile, the co-founder and CTO of
Circuit Mind. Circuit Mind is completely automating the design of
electronic circuit boards. Circuit boards are integral to products we use
everyday - from our smartphones to our televisions and microwaves. But no
two boards are the same. Each one is designed to exact specifications that
meet the requirements of devices, which mean they take a huge amount of
time and skill to create. In fact, every year £40bn and 1.5bn hours are
spent globally in tedious and repetitive circuit board design work. Circuit
Mind plans to change that. Basilio is building complex algorithms that take
in the requirements for a circuit board and outputs the circuit board final
design, ready for manufacture. This means better circuits, designed orders
of magnitude faster, at a fraction of the cost.
Before starting this company, Basilio completed a Masters in Control
Systems Engineering, a Masters in Mathematical Modeling and Computation and
a PhD in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich. His mastery of
high-performance mathematical algorithms for complex systems is what sits
at the core of Circuit Mind’s solution. He turned down postdocs at Harvard
and Berkeley to join Entrepreneur First, where he met his co-founder Tomide
and they created Circuit Mind.
Join us to hear more about Basilio’s research and journey. *Please arrive
no later than 5.30pm.*
Pizza and beer are, of course, on us.
Outside Events DSTL 2019 Fire Hack
*We have the following message to relay from the 2019 Fire Hack Team:*
We’re inviting students to an international Hackathon to develop new ways
of using drones to fight wildfires. We feel you and your society will be
interested in this event and could excel in the hackathon. On 29th-31st
March in Southampton join us for the Swarm and Search AI Challenge and
support the emergency services to develop new ways of using drones to fight
Over the course of the weekend there will be a series of three heats and
the overall winners of the hackathon will be invited to the US – travel and
accommodation paid for – to demonstrate their winning concepts and ideas
for future development at a special event at the British Embassy, as well
as being recognised at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International Expo 2019.
This is a unique opportunity for you and the society to solve real
(potentially lifesaving) applications. The CAA have strict regulations on
flying multiple air vehicles so this really is the first step to getting
swarms airborne. Alongside the hacking this will be an entertaining
weekend, with free food and break out games and challenges. Industry
participants and experts in drone and autonomy technology will be available
to offer advice on how to progress your idea and career.
We’re asking if you could share this challenge: It will be a hackathon
they’ll enjoy and could be a career changing event for them. But more
importantly, successful solutions could be moved onto physical platforms
that could potentially save lives. For more information please visit our
Devpost page or reply to this email. This is a ticketed event and numbers
are limited so register for a free ticket at Eventbrite.
Part of the 2019 Fire Hack Team
Devpost <https://fire-hack.devpost.com/> Eventbrite
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
<https://facebook.com/oxcompsoc/> or visit our website
<https://ox.compsoc.net> for more information about the society. Our
Discord channel is https://discord.gg/xA9PFvy
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