We can't shut up about Rust either | T1W2 Newsletter

Mon 10 Oct

Our Rust course is starting, and we have our first circle!

Welcome to your weekly dose of I don't know how we manage to organize this much stuff! Our two highlights for the week are our Rust Course starting and our first circle! Our Rust course will teach you why it is Stack Overflow's most loved language, and circling will teach you why Christmas is our most loved season (just so I don't get murdered -- I will, in fact, say Halloween is actually our favourite). We also have the continuation of our beginner Python Course, and our standard (but no less exciting) Pub Meal and Friday Night Gaming!

๐Ÿ” Weekly Pub Meal

๐Ÿ•– Mon 10 Oct 7pm - 9pm ๐Ÿ“ Varsity
Celebrate your first week of teaching with a meal and some chat. This time, we've learnt our lesson and reserved some tables, let's hope it will be enough! This week we'll be completing the full rounds of the campus pubs at Varsity!

๐ŸŒ xSoc Python Course Session 2

๐Ÿ•– Tue 11 Oct 7pm - 9pm ๐Ÿ“ OC0.03 / OC0.01

Continuing on from week 1, Coding Society will be walking you through the basics of if statements and creating functions and put them into practice. We'll also be starting the Wahoot project!

This course will take you from a complete novice to creating a quiz program, so if you've fancied creating some gadgets, a website, or automating some daily task: this course will bring anyone up to speed! Find materials and catch-up on previous weeks at go.uwcs.uk/python

๐ŸŽ‰ Circle & POP!

๐Ÿ•– Wed 12 Oct 7pm - 11:59pm ๐Ÿ“ Copper Rooms
Dig out your Christmas jumpers and join us for our first circle of the year next Wednesday in the Copper Rooms for some mince pies, festive cheer, and plenty of purple! It may be the wrong season, but there's nothing like cracking out our Christmas Tree from storage. We'll then migrate into POP! and experience the true majesty of Disco Dave!

You'll need to get Week 2 Circling Tickets (not event only) here (they may be sold out already, I haven't checked)

โš™๏ธRust Course Start

๐Ÿ•– Thu 13 Oct 7pm - 9pm ๐Ÿ“ MS.01 / CS0.06

For experienced programmers (at least comfortable in a couple of languages). Are you ready to learn one of the most loved languages by developers? This week will introduce the course and the language! We'll be giving a primer lecture followed by you getting started on our first project!

With the support of a grant by the Rust Foundation, we'll be guiding you through what makes Rust stand out from the crowd, and get hands-on with some projects. First, Tic-tac-toe. Next, a Chip-8 Interpreter. Finally, a Graphics Raytracer built from the ground up. Not to be missed!

Follow along at rs118.uwcs.co.uk

๐ŸŽฎ Friday Night Gaming

๐Ÿ•— Fri 14 Oct 8pm - 11:59pm ๐Ÿ“ Department of Computer Science
Join us Friday for a night of fun! With a ton of games and consoles, plus our VR setup. Hopefully, activities will become slightly less cursed than the monstrosity we created.

๐ŸŽค Talk: Intro to Amazon Web Services

๐Ÿ•“ Sun 16 Oct 2:30pm - 4pm ๐Ÿ“ OC0.03
This talk will introduce you to what Amazon Web Services and Cloud Computing is all about. Starting with an introduction to AWS/Cloud Computing, then covering Roles at AWS (Demand Generation, SA, Professional Services, ....). This will be followed with Diversity & Inclusion at AWS, and will finish up with Application/Interview advice and a Q&A.

Talk by Laura Verghote and Jenny Zhou and in collaboration with Coding Society.

As long as your first week hasn't put you off the idea of a STEM degree entirely, I think you'll be alright!

-- Owen [he/him] Links: ๐Ÿ’ฌ Discord | ๐Ÿ“ท Instagram | ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Join the Society


The society relies on sponsorship to fund events, infrastructure, and all that free pizza you all love so much, so go check out our three sponsors we have lined up for this academic year:

Student Roost - The Oaks The Oaks is a student accommodation in Coventry with more brand new rooms for 2022. Situated less than a 10-minute walk from the University of Warwick and the only purpose-built student accommodation next to Warwickโ€™s 750-acre main campus on the outskirts of Coventry, the accommodation is a popular choice among Warwick students. The Oaks Coventry combines the best of campus living within studio and en-suite rooms and easy transport links to and from nearby places of interest Coventry, Warwick, and Leamington Spa. Sound good? Book early to avoid disappointment for next year, or if you're still looking for a place for this year, The Oaks still have rooms available, including their new en-suite rooms for only ยฃ159pw! Find out more at https://www.studentroost.co.uk/locations/coventry/the-oaks.

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Find out more at https://uwcs.co.uk/sponsors