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Mon 17 Oct

Our first set of Lightning Talks, and our Python & Rust courses are continuing!

We have the return of Lighting Talks for this year! Where we fit a range of short educational talks into (hopefully) an hour! Our courses are continuing as usual this week, with Week 3 of 6 of the xSoc beginners Python Course on Tuesday, and Week 2 of 4 of our more advanced Rust Course on Thursday. Both great opportunities that you don’t want to miss! Of course, we also have our regular Pub Meal and Friday Night Gaming!

🍔 Weekly Pub Meal

🕖 Mon 17 Oct 7pm - 9pm 📍 Phantom Coach
Let's return to our roots (well, it was only 3 weeks ago), and return to the Phantom Coach. We've really broken our streak of being stuck outside I promise 🤞.

🌐 xSoc Python Course Session 3

🕖 Tue 18 Oct 7pm - 9pm 📍 OC0.03 / OC0.01
3rd session again run by Coding Society, and this week we'll be covering lists & loops! We'll also (re-) start Wahoot, with a little more guidance this time!

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

⚡Lightning Talks

🕑 Wed 19 Oct 2:30pm - 3:30pm 📍 OC0.03
Our first set of Lightning Talks this year! If you don't know what Lightning Talks are, they are a set of three short student talks covering a variety of topics!

In no particular order:

So come along and fit some entertaining and perhaps educational content into your day. Maybe, just maybe we might get another talk that hits 40k views

⚙️Rust Course 2

🕖 Thu 20 Oct 7pm - 9pm 📍 Department of Computer Science
For experienced programmers. Learn one of the most loved languages by developers! This week will dig into some of the more unique parts of Rust: borrowing and starting on traits. We'll get you started on CHIP-8 as well!

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

🎮 Friday Night Gaming

🕗 Fri 21 Oct 8pm - 11:59pm 📍 Department of Computer Science
Join us Friday for a night of fun! With a ton of games and consoles, plus our VR setup. I don't quite know what happened last week, but it can't have gotten worse. All I know is it lasted until 4am, and this ending time is getting increasingly theoretical.

In other news, I've been busy adding games to GamingGet, our lovely free game system, come along and give a few a go!

I hope you all are preparing for Halloween, because we sure are! Only two weeks to go until I subject you all to Minecraft's best boss (no, not the ender dragon)

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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 Warwick’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 £159pw! Find out more at https://www.studentroost.co.uk/locations/coventry/the-oaks.

Nettitude Founded in 2003, Nettitude is an award-winning global provider of cybersecurity services, bringing innovative thought leadership to the cybersecurity marketplace. Through their research and innovation centres, they provide threat led services that span technical assurance, consulting and managed detection and response offerings. Considering a career in Cyber Security? They're looking for deeply passionate and enthusiastic people with a meddlesome nature and self-starting, driven attitude to join the Accelerator Program. Visit https://www.nettitude.com/ to find out more, or contact the team at recruitment@nettitude.com.

Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, they offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Their 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. They embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for their clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit them at https://accenture.com/.

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