Week 6 Newsletter

Tue 10 Nov Newsletter

Week 6 Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

Exec Meeting - Wednesday 3pm

We're having another exec meeting this week, where we normally discuss things coming up soon and our plans for the future! We'll be having this in Discord as always, feel free to drop into the VCs and give us suggestions/feedback in #exec!

Lovelace Downtime - Monday 16th

The Society Server Lovelace is expected to experience periods of downtime on Monday 16 November from 12 noon to perform major system updates. Unlike last time, the disruption should be comparitively minor. Any long running processes will need to be restarted after this update, and logon services to other servers will be impacted for the duration of the update. Additionally, our minecraft server and terraria server will be offline for that period. The avaliability of hosted websites to web users should not be impacted. If you have any questions about these changes, please do contact the Tech Officer (tech@uwcs.co.uk or DM) for more details.

Friday Night Gaming

We're shuffling the system again to try and get a wider range of games and interests catered for during gaming! We'll be running some out of the following five games at first:

Depending on what people want to play on the evening! As always this isn't an exhaustive list, so if you want to play or think we could get a nice group playing another game, let us know! If none of these games take your fancy some of us will be chilling in the Lobby VC during the evening so you can drop in and chat if that's more your thing!

The Future

Because of how well the last one went, we'll be running another set of lightning talks next Thursday (time TBC)! We'll have a range of talks again (including another karaoke!), with more details to come soon.

We also have a space for one more talk if you have a great idea you think you could pull of a short presentation on and prepare by next week - send Dan a DM if you think you might want to take part!

Thursday Week 8 (6-8pm)- G-Research are coming to run a coding challenge centred around creating a natural language processing application. It's a group event for groups of 3-5 and there'll be prizes for the best teams! The signup link and more info is at: http://bit.ly/code-challenge-nov.


That's all from me!


If you would like to keep in touch, join our Discord Server, or information can be found on our Facebook Group, or on our Twitter.

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