The Interlude - Term 3 Week 2 Newsletter
Posted on 4th May 2022
Y'all better get more enjoyment reading this than I'm getting writing my 3rd year project report...
🕹Scratch Mini-Jam - HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN DCS
🕗 Literally Right Now until 6pm 📍 CS0.01
In collaboration with the Game Design Society, we're hosting a Scratch Game Jam!
If you wanna let off some steam between the exam periods, come along and try to make either the most cursed or amazing thing you can.
No experience required, because we're using the best engine in the business - time to become a real game developer
👕 Merch Order Ending on Sunday!
📅 Closes this Sunday 8th May 🔗SU Store
Orders for merch are only open for a little longer! We have £15 Hoodies, £5 T-Shirts, £10 Custom Playing Cards, £4 Cursed Stickers, and most importantly £3 Programming Socks !
The prices are genuinely quite good
🖥 Programming Mini-Challenge
🕕 Ending Friday 7pm 📍 Online
A small, leaderboard-based programming challenge for you all. See if you can get the best score before Friday evening! The format will consist of a starter problem that you can verify your answer for, before introducing the main problem. We'll be providing £20 in Amazon Vouchers for the top scorer - good luck!
🎮 Friday Night Gaming
🕗 Friday, 7pm-12am 📍Department of Computer Science
Join us until midnight in DCS for a stress-free night of fun! We've got a wide range of consoles, from retro to modern, including classics such as Rock Band and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Not only that, but our very own Valve Index VR setup, with a wide selection of games (not just Beat Saber)! Also just a chill place to hang out, and celebrate(?) your first week of exams!
🍿 Personally, I'm just coming to sit back and enjoy some popcorn watching our new Gaming Officers set this one up!
🧠 CS262 (Logic & Verification) Revision Session
🕗 Saturday, 2pm-4pm 📍 MB0.08 (That's MSB)
Swooping in with a session for the second years, this time we're doing something for logic and verification. Mostly nice content, but a potentially tricky exam if the 2021 paper is anything to go by... we'll be covering some topics, past paper questions, and some problems of our own. Even though the exam is still a bit away, don't miss out!
⚡ Lightning Talks: Third Year Project Edition
📅 Wednesday, Week 3
HEY! Did you do a third year project? Was it cool? Fancy talking about it? We want to hear from you!
We're planning for another round of lightning talks - fast-paced 15 minute talks directly society members! And this time, we want to help out the second years in their search for a third year project. What better way to do that than give them an insight into some existing projects? Whether you did something practical, theoretical, or somewhere in-between, we want to hear from you!
➡️ If you're interested in giving a 20 minute talk, get in touch with our Academic Team (Max, Alia, Samuel) or President (Keegan).
A quick note:
The Talk "Getting started with DevOps for your Projects" has been postponed due to circumstances outside of our control. Hopefully we'll get to host it soon!
Enjoy the exam panic,
WASD: Speedrunning for Charity
Submissions are Open!
📅 18th-20th June 📍In-person, on-campus!
Our charity speedrunning event is back for 2022. This is the largest student-run speedrunning event, which has raised over £6000 for SpecialEffect.
No matter whether you've never done a speedrun before in your life, or you've managed to nab a few records yourself, wanna help us raise some money for a good cause?
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