Termcard for Michaelmas Term 2002
Tuesday 15th October, 19:00
Lamb & Flag
Freshers' Drinks is a chance to meet existing Compsoc members and find out what the society's all about. We'll be there all evening (as usual!) and will hopefully be easy to spot, so drop by at any time.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Thursday 17th October, 20:00
Dominic Hargreaves, Compsoc's chief sysadmin, will describe the Compsoc network, the services it provides and the benefits that come with an account.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Monday 21st October, 18:30
Note the change of time from some freshers' flyers
See what makes Oxford's network tick in this behind-the-scenes guided tour. Meet inside the foyer of 13 Banbury Road, and don't forget to bring your University Card or unfortunately OUCS won't let you in.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Wednesday 23rd October, 20:00
Compsoc President David Ford will be covering the world of free Unix-like operating systems, focusing on Linux. In this talk he'll be discussing installation and basic usage.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Tuesday 29th October, 20:30
Unfortunately, this talk has been cancelled. However, Nick will be giving a talk in fifth week on Extreme Programming.
SmartSpread is a local company which designs and sells software for rapid development of flexible financial systems. Nick Fortescue, the company's Chief Technology Officer, will be talking about their products, focusing on their innovative Java spreadsheet.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Wednesday 30th October, 20:30
The Bioperl Project was officially formed in 1995 as an international organisation of developers of open source Perl tools for bioinformatics, genomics and life science research. Ewan Birney, of the European Bioinformatics Institute, is one of the four project coordinators. He'll be talking about the use of open source software in bioinformatics.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Thursday 31st October, 20:30
Richard Clayton from Cambridge University Computer Laboratory will be talking about how he and his colleagues created a cheap device from "off-the-shelf" hardware which cracked the encryption on the IBM 4758 cryptographic co-processor (used by many banks) in a couple of days. FPGAs! 3DES! Buzzwords!Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Sunday 3rd November, 18:30
Note: This event is not organised by Compsoc.
Perforce is a version control system.
See OxLUG's website for more details.Posted Sun 19 Jun 2011 12:57:38 BST
Wednesday 6th November, 20:00
Dan Barlow of Metacircles, a consultancy specialising in Common Lisp, will be giving an introduction to this classic programming language. This talk will be followed up by a hands-on event in week six.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Saturday 9th November, 09:30
Gloucester Green Bus Station
We'll be going along to the Science Museum, with a view to paying particular attention to their computer section.
Lunch can be bought at the museum or you can take a packed lunch; entrance is free. We'll be taking the Oxford Tube (student price is £7 return).
If you'd like to come along, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so we know to expect you.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Tuesday 12th November, 20:30
Dave Green, co-editor of the weekly newsletter NTK, will be coming to give us some of the highlights of its history. He will also be selling NTK's popular T-shirts; e-mail the committee by the end of 4th week if you have any specific requests.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Wednesday 13th November, 20:30
Danson Room, Trinity College
Nick Fortescue of SmartSpread — who nearly gave a talk in third week — will be talking on Extreme Programming. Extreme Programming is "a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication, feedback and courage".Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Tuesday 19th November, 20:30
Please note that, contrary to the information displayed here earlier, the time and date for this event printed on the termcard are, in fact, correct!
Malcolm Beattie, a Linux Technical Consultant for IBM, will be talking about IBM's zSeries mainframes.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Thursday 21st November, 20:00
NAPL (Denys Wilkinson Building)
This follow-up to the fourth week talk will offer the chance to explore the language in more detail and hopefully a chance to quiz the experts!Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Thursday 28th November, 19:00
As usual, Compsoc's Termly General Meeting provides an opportunity for the members to speak to the committee directly and find out about the running of the society. After the meeting is (rapidly) concluded, we will be heading to a local curry house in what tends to be one of Compsoc's most popular events!Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Tuesday 3rd December, 20:00
Compsoc's members will be emerging from the darkness of their terminal rooms to, well, the darkness of Laserquest. This long-standing tradition is always fun and well-attended. If you'd like to come, e-mail email@example.com before the end of sixth week.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST
Wednesday 4th December, 20:00
11 Goodson Walk, Marston
Celebrate the end of term and the start of the Christmas season in style in the last of this term's events. Please bring your own drink.
To reach Goodson Walk go East along South Parks Road past the Science area. When the road turns right take the cycle path to Marston (straight on). At the second cattle grid go straight on past the first road on the right. Turn right, then immediately left after about 20 metres (into Purcell Road), continue straight on, onto a footpath, right at the end of the footpath then left onto Goodson Walk (number 11 is near the end)
A group will be leaving Keble lodge at 7:45pm in case you don't feel like braving these directions!Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:55 BST