Fun Times Ahead - Term 2 Week 3 Newsletter
Posted on 24th January 2022
Hi everyone! Hopefully, those of you that came down to LAN over the weekend enjoyed it - we've got another packed week coming up which you can read on to find out about.
⚡ Lightning Talks
[Week 3] Wednesday 26th, 6pm-7:30pm, Discord
Lightning Talks are back! Join us as we explore the process of creating an assembly-like language from scratch, code golf down to the smallest ELF executable, and try to understand why is MATLAB is the way it is! We'll be streaming these in our Discord server, so if any of these sound interesting to you, then by all means, hop along! You'll have the opportunity to ask questions after each talk.
🎮 Friday Night Gaming
[Week 3] Friday 28th, 7pm-12am, Department of Computer Science
Come join us in the ground floor of DCS, as we kick our feet up and relax by playing some games. We'll be putting out our range of consoles, and Steam is up and running for you to use your library, but we also have our very own GamingGet software where you can download and play a bunch of DRM-Free games, no login required. We now have a second switch available, and to top it all off, we'll have VR available too!
( As this event is in-person, we ask that you follow the safety precautions outlined at https://uwcs.co.uk/covid-19/ )
🚩 BAE Capture the Flag
[Week 3] Saturday 29th, 9:30am-4:30pm, Department of Computer Science
BAE Systems will be running a Capture the Flag event this Saturday, open to anyone currently enrolled at the university. The event will be run in-person in CS1.04, but you can join from the comfort of your own home if you prefer
although you'll miss out on the free lunch and snacks.
The competition will be run in teams of 2-6 people - don't worry if you don't have a team yet as you'll be able to join one on the day. Challenges will include breaking into vulnerable websites, cracking ciphers, forensic searches, reverse engineering, and more, but no prior experience is necessary!
If you intend to take part and haven't yet signed up, you'll need to email the following information to email@example.com:
- Your full name
- Your team name (if applicable)
- Your year of study
- Your course title
- Whether you will be attending in person or virtually.
Annual General Meeting
[Week 6] Friday 18th Feb, 5pm-7pm, OC1.09, Teams & Discord
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up in a few weeks, which will be your chance to run for a position on the exec, vote for those standing for roles, and also propose any changes to the society!
Currently, we'll be holding this in OC1.09, with streams to Teams and Discord for those that can't make it in-person. Details of how to run for positions will be made available in due course - speaking of which, here are the roles that will be available:
- Academic Coordinator
- Gaming Coordinator
- Social Secretary
- Women's Officer
- Tech Officer
You can find out more about the responsibilities of these roles on our Exec page.
Note: If you wish to vote in the elections, you will need to be a registered member of the society by Friday 4th February (14 days before the AGM).
You can find more information, when it is confirmed, here: https://uwcs.co.uk/events/annual-general-meeting-2022/
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