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Newsletter January 13th

Greetings CompSoc!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. If you didn’t, why not come along to one of our gaming or programming events and cheer yourself up?

This term we have our usual weekly pub socials on Mondays, weekly programming workshops, and weekly Friday night gaming as usual alongside XING. Event details for this week further down.

Signups are open for the first LAN of term in week 4, another LAN to come week 8.

We also expect at least a couple extra academic talks, and are arranging a trip to the National Museum of Computing, details to come soon.

I shall be making a clothes order of UWCS branded stuff in the next couple of weeks. If you would like a UWCS branded shirt or hoodie with or without a name or gamertag of some form (retaining capitalisation) or whatever then please either email me, tell me at pub, or tell me at gaming. I shall likely be able to start collecting payments for this at gaming this week. I shall place an event for the order on the website when I know the deadline and prices, and send out another email with the details.

This term we’re holding the Annual General Meeting where we will elect our new exec as well as decide any major changes to the society, including whether to add or remove exec positions. The AGM will be held roughly half way through the term. The current positions and roles they entail are listed in the news item for the previous AGM: http://uwcs.co.uk/details/1587/
Additionally exec duties include filling slots on the LAN rotas, attending (roughly) weekly meetings whenever possible, and to remain active on the #exec UWCS IRC channel. More information will come about the AGM, until then if you would like to know any more about the positions you can ask the respective exec on IRC or by email: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/contact/

This week’s events
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Pub Social on Mon, 13th January
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1661/

Programming workshop on Tue, 14th January
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1652/

Gaming Session on Fri, 17th January
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1644/

XING on Fri, 17th January
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1662/

Chatting with us
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We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web Hosting
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If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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
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If you have any other questions, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

veltas (Christopher Leonard)

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Compsoc Newsletter, 29th May 2013

Greetings CompSoc!

In-between owning exams you may be interested in coming to one of the events we have over the next two weeks, including gaming with a Dawn of War tournament, going to Crash with compsoc, football with compsoc, or the Internet Problem Solving Contest. Also, just announced:

SIGN-UPS FOR BFL ARE NOW OPEN
To the uninitiated, the BFL (Big Fu… ahem Friendly LAN party), is the almighty 5-day annual end-of-year LAN event that gives you your money’s worth for your (increasingly expensive) degree. Currently we have a 'pentathlon tournament’ scheduled, and remember it’s 98 hours of unbridled gaming entertainment with good company (with some returning home and sleeping at points if you’re planning on living to the summer).
Also, for the wannabe hackers among us, there will be a hackathon during the LAN for people to collaborate on some awesome project or other.
BFL is Monday – Friday Week 10 this term.
Sign-up here: http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1560/
Pentathlon details: http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1559/
Hackathon details / sign-up to show interest: http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1567/

Some events
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Gaming Session + Dawn of War tournament on Fri, 31st May
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1553/

Compsoc goes to Crash on Sat, 1st June
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1565/

Football on Sun, 2nd June
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1564/

Internet Problem Solving Contest on Sat, 8th June
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1534/

Chatting with us
=====================================
We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web Hosting
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If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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
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If you have any other questions, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

Veltas (Christopher Leonard)

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Compsoc Newsletter 27th April 2013

Greetings CompSoc!

This term we’re planning for tournaments every gaming session, revision football, at least 2 programming competitions, post-exam BBQ, and two LANs (including the BFL, a LAN in Week 10 over 5 days).

WRONG: In the coming week we’re having the Exam LAN. Come along and waste precious revision hours with all the usual great people, and maybe join in with the StarCraft 2 or Counter-Strike: Source tournaments. http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1535/

CORRECTION: Exam LAN will be held Week 3 rather than Week 2 this term due to a room booking problem.

If anyone would be interested in going with CompSoc to Eurogamer this summer, they should contact Murtag. gaming-president@warwickcompsoc.co.uk

If anyone is interested in going to iSeries with CompSoc this summer, they can join #i49 on IRC. (See 'chatting with us’ below.)

Coming week’s events
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The usual pub social on Monday, 29th April
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1542/

Exam LAN on Friday, 3rd May
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1535/

Chatting with us
=====================================
We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web hosting
=====================================
If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

Veltas (Christopher Leonard)

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Compsoc Newsletter 04/03/13

Greetings CompSoc!

This week we’re holding a LAN, going to Crash, going to see Wreck-it Ralph in the Odeon in Coventry, and having the annual Exec Handover Meal. Links to details in the next section.

FREE ONLINE TEXTBOOKS at http://valobox.com/ —- email secretary at warwickcompsoc.co.uk for signup key to get $10 worth of credit.

FRIDAY NIGHT GAMING SURVEY in the following link, the exec will try to use it to make gaming better:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n2p5mrQdtAaRfyItvxfzckscvlgEjvtVRNWKDsXOMng/viewform

This week’s events
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Exec Meeting on Mon, 4th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1522/

Pub Social on Mon, 4th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1513/

Cinema: Wreck-it Ralph on Wed, 6th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1529/

Handover Meal on Wed, 6th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1528/

LAN Party on Fri, 8th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1493/

Compsoc goes to: Crash! on Sat, 9th March
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1525/

Chatting with us
=====================================
We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web Hosting
=====================================
If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

Veltas (Christopher Leonard)

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AGM Results

Greetings CompSoc!

The AGM is over and the results of the exec elections are as follows:

Academic President – Alex Wilson (MrWilson)
Gaming President – Thomas Doherty (TeamDoherty)
Secretary – Michael Clarke (MikeCobra)
Treasurer – Matthew Cranham (cranman)
Tech. Officer – Benedict Falconer (zed0)
Socials Officer – Alex Martin (EvilGenius666)

Gaming Officer Role

We are now looking to appoint a Gaming Officer. This role involves:

- Setting up gaming each week – Cleaning up gaming each week – Helping with the packaging and uploading of games to our game server

It requires that you are a Computer Science student (due to restrictions imposed
by DCS) and someone with Linux knowledge would be highly desirable.

This week’s events

WGD Meeting on Thu, 10th February
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1291/

Progcomp on Sat, 12th February
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1289/

Chatting with us

We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web Hosting

If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

MikeCobra (Michael Clarke)

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Last March of SigmaD: Also, AGM reminder

Greetings CompSoc,

Just to remind you that our AGM is tomorrow at 7pm in S0.13. Attendance is probably compulsory if you’re running for a position.

Is there a way to vote that doesn’t involve leaving a computer I hear you ask. Why yes, there is indeed.
You can go to http://uwcs.co.uk/elections/details/2/ and vote online/cast a proxy vote. Note that if you intend to do this, you need to do so BEFORE 12:00 today(9th Feb), so the person responsible(me) has time to collate this data before the election.

There is also the Bloomberg Programming Competition this weekend, details here: http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1289/
There are some pretty impressive prizes to be won, as well as participation prizes, so make sure to consider coming along.

As I am not standing for election again, this is the last e-mail I will send as secretary, I hope you’ve enjoyed being told about weekly events every month or so as much as or more than I’ve enjoyed telling you.

Regards,

SigmaD (Robert Steele)

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Important Gaming Message and AGM

Greetings CompSoc!

Firstly, as DCS is having an Open Day this Saturday, and the room has been left in a less than perfect state after gaming recently, there will be NO FOOD AT GAMING THIS WEEK. That’s STRICTLY NO FOOD ORDERS as well, so eat beforehand this week.

Secondly, our AGM is next Wednesday. I’ll be sending out another e-mail once the room has been confirmed, but if you’re thinking of applying for a position, please send your manifesto to secretary@warwickcompsoc.co.uk BEFORE MONDAY. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at the same address.

This week’s events
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Exec Meeting on Fri, 4th February
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1288/

Gaming Session on Fri, 4th February
http://uwcs.co.uk/events/details/1287/

Chatting with us
=====================================
We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at: http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/services/irc/

Web Hosting
=====================================
If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to http://uwcs.co.uk/member/
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, http://uwcs.co.uk/cms/about/faq/ is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at compsoc-exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Regards,

Sigma D (Robert Steele)

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Exec Elections

Greetings CompSoc.

As the AGM is soon, I wanted to inform you about the elections for exec positions in the society and how to apply. I know some of you have already sent in manifestos after I announced this at LAN, don’t worry, there’s no need to re-send those (Unless you want to of course).

Please send your manifesto to secretary@warwickcompsoc.co.uk. Your manifesto should cover who you are and why you want to be elected to a position in the society. There is no limit on the number of positions you may run for, although please note that you need to be a current member (not associate member) of CompSoc to be elected.

Another e-mail will be sent out containing the date and location of the AGM when it has been arranged. Manifestos of applicants will also be posted on the website.

The positions are as follows:

Academic President (Co-President)

The role involves keep the academic activities of the society running including academic talks and technical services. Both president positions have a responsibility to oversee the budget working with the secretary and treasurer on general society matters.

Gaming President (Co-President)

The role involves keep the gaming activities of the society running including weekly gaming events and the society’s LANs. Both president positions have a responsibility to oversee the budget working with the secretary and treasurer on general society matters.

Treasurer

The role involves managing and overseeing the society’s accounts. There is a responsibility to ensure the funds are used wisely and to sign off purchases for the society.

Secretary

The role involves taking minutes from exec meetings and communicating with the Student Union and the University on behalf of the society. Primarily in order to book rooms for society events. The secretary is also in charge of various administrative tasks.

Social Secretary

The role involves planning and communicating the social activities of the society, including weekly pub events and special socials for LANs. The social secretary is also in charge of sending out newsletters to the society’s members.

Technical Officer

The role involves managing the society’s technical services. There are currently 3 servers for general purpose everyday use as well as off-site services. The technical officer acts as a communicator between the exec and the tech Team.

If you have any questions about any exec position or the application process, please e-mail me at secretary@warwickcompsoc.co.uk.

Regards,

SigmaD (Robert Steele)

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LAN Issues

Greetings CompSoc

We have a few messages for you about some issues which occurred during
LAN.

We are also in possession of a grey jumper which was left by Table 1 at the
end of LAN, so contact cranman if it’s yours.

Firstly, we are concerned about state of Table 3 at the end of LAN. There
was food trodden into the carpet under the tables, which made the clean-up
a lot harder to complete. Please ensure that you leave your seating area
in a clean manner, as it’s unfair on the people cleaning up at the end. We
will be monitoring this at the next LAN, with potential bans for people
who don’t keep their area clean.

We also had a few issues of people sleeping at LAN. We are not allowed by
Warwick Security to permit people to sleep at LAN for health and safety
reasons. We had people bringing camp beds into LAN. We cannot allow this
to happen, so if you’re tired, go home and sleep.

Lastly, there was a case of someone using someone else’s equipment without
having permission beforehand. There is a level of trust between everyone
at LAN, including the safety of an equipment left whilst you aren’t there.
Please don’t take something without first asking as we will have no choice
but to ask you leave LAN.

Sorry to be such a killjoy, but this is for the benefit for everyone.

The Exec

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Academic Trip to IBM Hursley

Hello, CompSoc.

CompSoc have organised an Academic Trip with IBM, if you’re interested, sign up ASAP. The trip will be a full day event, taking place on the Wednesday of week 3. (8:45-17:00)

E-mail academic-president@uwcs.co.uk if you’re interested.

Description from the website event:

IBM, the world’s largest IT company, invites you for a unique opportunity to visit the cutting-edge environment of our UK Software Development Labs at IBM Hursley, near Winchester and be one of its Innovators for a day! You’ll meet and mingle with some of our leading minds, our Master Inventors and learn how we develop new ideas, then road-test YOUR innovative ideas,collaborating in teams to solve a real-life problem.

All food and transport paid.
The winning team wins exciting prizes!

Be at DCS (Department of Computer Science) for 8:45 am, Coach leaves at 9.00am.
Departing IBM Hursley at 5:00pm.

Sign up TODAY : academic-president@uwcs.co.uk

Regards,

SigmaD (Robert Steele)

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