CompSoc Newsletter Week 4

Posted on 25th October 2016, Categories: Newsletter

####Greetings Compsoc!


We have many things happening this week!


**NO GAMING OR PROGRAMMING THIS FRIDAY, LAN INSTEAD**


The BBC are coming in at 2pm on Wednesday 26th October in CS1.04 (TOMORROW!) to give us a talk on technology (probably about how they handle cloud computing in the context of iPlayer, but it could be different!). It would be awesome to see you guys there! The Facebook event is [here](https://www.facebook.com/events/1765260540395141/) and the website counterpart is [here](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/bbc-technology-talk/). 


We also have a careers workshop run by Work Ready Graduates, from 3:30pm until 5pm on Thursday 27th October. This is super useful for all year groups (even first year's can get internships you know!) and will be focused on standing out at assessment centers and how to do well in interviews. The website event is [here](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/careers-workshop-assessment-centre-advice/).


Next, LAN IS THIS FRIDAY! The LAN will from 8pm on Friday 28th October until 8pm on Sunday 30th October. We have an [FAQ](https://uwcs.co.uk/about/lan-information/) if you have no idea what's going on, and signups can be found [here](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/freshers-lan/). We usually have a seating plan that you can place yourself on, but for now we'll be using a google spreadsheet, the link to which will eventually be found on the event page!


YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF COMPSOC TO ATTEND OUR LAN EVENT (by paying via the SU website)! AND YOU MUST SIGNUP ON OUR WEBSITE.


Rhiba (Pres)


[Department Of Computer Science Map Link](https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/52%C2%B023'01.0%22N+1%C2%B033'36.5%22W/@52.383604,-1.560154,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0)


####This Week's Events


BBC Talk on Wed, 26th Oct: [https://uwcs.co.uk/events/bbc-technology-talk/](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/bbc-technology-talk/)


Careers Workshop on Thurs, 27th Oct: [https://uwcs.co.uk/events/careers-workshop-assessment-centre-advice/](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/careers-workshop-assessment-centre-advice/)


LAN Party on Fri, 28th Oct: [https://uwcs.co.uk/events/freshers-lan/](https://uwcs.co.uk/events/freshers-lan/)


####Chatting With Us


We also recommend you connect to our IRC network or Discord (invite: [https://discord.gg/U8RAnfW](https://discord.gg/U8RAnfW)) so you can chat to our members a bit and get to know them, more info about IRC at [https://uwcs.co.uk/about/irc-guide/](https://uwcs.co.uk/about/irc-guide/).


We have a Facebook group at [https://www.facebook.com/groups/371926822981037/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/371926822981037/), and a Steam group at [http://steamcommunity.com/groups/uwcs/](http://steamcommunity.com/groups/uwcs/).


####Web Hosting


If you're interested in hosting, you'll want to go to [https://uwcs.co.uk/accounts/profile/](https://uwcs.co.uk/accounts/profile/) and fill in the request form for a shell account. You'll need to make a separate request for database account (a MySQL account) if any of your sites use that (for example WordPress).


####Further Info


If you have any other questions, [https://uwcs.co.uk/about/](https://uwcs.co.uk/about/) is a good place to start, and you can always drop us a line at [exec@uwcs.co.uk](mailto:exec@uwcs.co.uk). If you have an issue with the mailing list, please email [tech@uwcs.co.uk](mailto:tech@uwcs.co.uk).


####Sponsored By Deutsche Bank


Shape the future of banking


Intelligence. Insight. Innovation.


If you’re driven by new ideas, there’s a lot to look forward to as a Technology graduate at Deutsche Bank. We’re pioneering the next generation of systems that will take our Bank – and our industry – forward. This is your chance to lead that change. We depend on technology to give us a competitive edge. We create algorithms that predict price changes over microseconds, produce complex quantitative tools that execute trades for clients, and build applications capable of moving EUR 1.6 trillion across the Bank’s platforms every day. We’re building the digital bank of the future. You can help us shape it. Although we have many roles requiring programming skills, you don’t need to be a technical expert to join Technology at Deutsche Bank. We’re looking for Developers, Project Managers and Business Analysts, so if you can use creativity and intellectual curiosity to solve difficult problems, you’ll find lots of opportunities to transform our business. You can shape the future of one of the world’s leading banks.


Discover a career to look forward to at [db.com/careers/technology](db.com/careers/technology)