99.7% of UWCS members could open the last email | T2W4 NewsletterTue 31 Jan
SME & Alumni Talks sound great, but how about with many miscellaneous updates as well?
99.7% of UWCS members could open the last email
Congrats to all but one of you who opened last week's newsletter (if you trust the SU's email tracking). I completely trust these numbers, and have absolutely no doubt that clickbait is the way forward! (Bad luck, we are becoming like your favourite YouTuber)
Welcome to another week of me being busy -- turns out there is quite a lot to do in a degree. Speaking of things to do our alumni and SME talks with DCS are on Wednesday, and have a very wide range of speakers!
WASD 2023, our speedrunning marathon is happening in under two weeks (11-12th Feb) in the SU Atrium! It turns out organizing a speedrunning marathon is difficult, and the tech test overrunning might have something to do with this newsletter being late!
The paperwork for a CS Ball might possibly be going through at the moment, so there might possibly be information and tickets available shortly. But um, you didn't hear that for me.
And finally, it's about time for an update on our server ... situation. They are back to mostly working! If you want to run something on our servers, create a new account at accounts.uwcs.co.uk, then wait a little, then you have access to our server Hopper through SSH at
uwcs.co.uk, and Portainer (for running larger programs in containers) at portainer.uwcs.co.uk. If you want some guidance or something more fancy, ask our exec in #tech-team on Discord.
🕔 Tue 31 Jan 5pm - 9pm 📍 CS0.01
Snacks. Revision. Socialising. Whether you've got a deadline to meet, need help on a topic, or just want some company - join us!
🕐 Wed 1 Feb 1pm - 4:30pm 📍 FAB0.03
DCS have some SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) talks from 1pm. Speakers include; Chris Chamberlain – CoreTech, John Hammersley – Founder of Overleaf & VP Researcher and Community Engagement at Digital Science and Jake Nixon – Software Engineer at Rvvup.
It will be followed by Q&A and refreshments, then some talks from our Alumni from 3pm!
🕖 Fri 3 Feb 7pm - 11:59pm 📍 Department of Computer Science
Gaming. Consoles. VR. Pizza (sometimes free). Our new VR headset will be on it's 2nd outing!
🕖 Fri 3 Feb 7pm 📍 warwicksu.com/societies-sports/societies/computing
You must be a member at this time to vote in our AGM Exec Elections (on Friday wk 6, 17 Feb). Make sure your friends are members too!
If you want to run in the elections, contact our returning officer on Discord (Keegan#9109) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have some more information on our Instagram post.
🕙 Sat & Sun 11-12th Feb 📍 SU Atrium
Our annual charity speedrunning event, back in the SU Atrium for the weekend!
Started in 2016, Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos (WASD) is a 2-day speedrunning event held in the SU Atrium and streamed to Twitch. WASD is the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK. Past events have featured a diverse range of games, and donations go to SpecialEffect.
🕖 Fri 17th Feb 7pm - 9pm 📍 OC1.01
If there's one event you pay attention to, it should be this.
We'll look back on the past year of the society, and of course - elect a new set of exec.
I'm not sure how much longer I'll be writing these after the AGM, but if you want the clickbait to stop, you'd better vote (or even better, run) in the AGM!
-- Owen [he/him] Links: 💬 Discord | 📷 Instagram | 🎟️ Join the Society
The society relies on sponsorship to fund events, infrastructure, and all that free pizza you all love so much, so check them out!
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