It's almost the final week of a very busy CompSoc term. Look forward to:
- the *LAN Night* on Saturday,
- the *AGM* on Wednesday where we'll be *electing a new committee* and
- the *40th Anniversary Dinner*.
With the vac fast approaching, now's a good time to organise a summer
internship. *Ensoft* are recruiting for the internship until *10 am Monday*.
All you need is a CV! The Oxford Careers service still have opportunities,
many of which are open until March 12.
Otherwise, if you'd like to play around with cloud computing, *Microsoft*
are offering *$100 credit* for a free *Azure* account.
Interested in the Blockchain? The Oxford Foundry is hosting a panel who'll
be discussing how the Blockchain could transform the world as we know it.
Finally, *congratulations to Oxford HashCode winners Tractor_Specialists*!
They came 21st in the world and will be competing in the final at Google
Dublin in April. Best of luck!
Enjoy the vac,
*Edward and the rest of the committee*
Events Geek Night 7: LAN Night
*19:00 Saturday 7th Week – Undergraduate Social Area, Department of
CompSoc will be hosting a *decent* LAN night on Saturday 7th week, with a
working LAN, working router and some games to play. Come and enjoy an
experience better than the last one.
Annual General Meeting <https://www.facebook.com/events/199652360770362/>
*19:00 Wednesday 8th Week – Undergraduate Social Area, Department of
It's *election time* at CompSoc! The 2018–2019 CompSoc executive committee
will be elected and, if there are enough keen people, non-executive
positions may be created (the role of the new positions may or may not be
going to meetings no one else wants to go to). There's no need to come up
with a manifesto or have 3–5 years experience being a hack; just turn up on
the night and say why you'd be good for the role.
We have two more constitutional amendments to consider:
- Restricting the number of proxy votes to at most two per person.
- Requiring the Treasurer to maintain an inventory of CompSoc property
so that it comes under the University's insurance.
We'll also be voting on approving the minutes of all meetings made in the
last 15 years. The Proctors mandated a new constitution in 2014, which
we've only just noticed requires us to formally approve minutes of
meetings. CompSoc hasn't done that since 2003, so please email me with any
minutes you'd like to see.
There will also be the usual committee reports and pizza, and the return of
cheese and wine.
The official, updated agenda is attached. If you want to submit any other
motions, email me to add them to the agenda.
40th Anniversary Dinner
*19:00 Friday 8th Week – Foyer B, Ruth Deech Building, St Anne's College*
*It is now too late to get a ticket.*
Don't forget! The drinks reception starts at 19:00 and the dinner itself at
19:30. If you have any special dietary requirements and haven't yet emailed
us, do so soon.
Geek Night 8
*19:00 Saturday 8th Week – Undergraduate Social Area, Department of
This is a small, unofficial Geek Night for those staying down in Oxford.
One or two committee members will be present.
Sponsor notices Ensoft CV deadline for software development careers
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You can find more details on www.ensoft.co.uk/careers
or get reminders by following us on Twitter (@ensoftuk) or on Facebook
(ensoftuk). But you are encouraged to apply soon. Whilst everything is
designed to take up as little of your time as we can, it is still very
competitive for places.
$100 credit with Microsoft Azure for students
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Other notices Internships for computer scientists
Less than two weeks to apply for UK internships via the Summer Internship
The programme offers hundreds of internships in a range of sectors. We are
currently advertising our UK batch of placements, which have an application
deadline of March 12th. All placements are exclusive to Oxford University
students, and full-time, matriculated students from any year group and
degree programme are eligible to apply.
for a selection of IT and Computing internships, including Android app
development, R&D and Coding. See CareerConnect
<http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/using-careerconnect/> for the full list and to
apply. Students can make two applications through the current batch of
placements available. The deadline for UK placements is Monday March 12th
How Blockchain Will Radically Transform our Society
*17:30–20:00 Wednesday 8th Week – The Oxford Foundry, 3–5 Hythe Bridge
Interested in learning about what Blockchain is capable of, and how it will
transform business, work, governance and society? Join us and our
distinguished panel for an evening conversation at the Oxford Foundry.
- Ludwig Siegele, Technology Editor at The Economist
- Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, the Oxford Internet Institute
- Ruth Milligan, Head of Financial Services & Payments Programme at Tech
- Jason Lacombe, co-founder at Veratrak
- Jack Laing, President of University of Oxford Blockchain Society
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.