the computer science society

At the University of York

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  1. Get your ticket for a day full of fascinating old computers. —October 9, 2017

    HackSoc has planned a trip to Jim Austin’s Computer Museum on Saturday the 11th of November!

  2. A P&P officer, at last! —October 5, 2017

    We have a new Press and Publicity officer!

  3. AGM Results 2017! —March 3, 2017

    After an exciting committee election at the AGM, we have elected a new committee of HackSoc!

  4. AGM Week 8 —February 5, 2017

    Coming up later this term is our Annual General Meeting (AGM), when we elect a brand new committee to be in charge of the society’s day-to-day operations. This is your opportunity to run for a committee position, and take charge.

  5. Introduction to Programming Workshop —January 16, 2017

    Have you ever considered giving coding a try? The society for Computer Science, HackSoc, is hosting an introductory workshop on Python programming for beginners as part of the YUSU Give It A Go week, with no experience required.

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Boardgames and Cake

In one of the oldest and noblest traditions of HackSoc, we descend upon a room, play many boardgames, and eat much cake. Both boardgames and cake are brought along by members, so if you do enjoy the events, please consider bringing something along.


An unprecedented case of joviality and camaraderie has struck HackSoc, and we have responded with a weekly social over in the Glasshouse on Hes East. Come for lunch, a chat, and maybe a small game or two.

Game Nights

It's reasonably safe to say we are a society with technology, and what's technology good for other than programming? Gaming! We'll hook up some consoles to projectors and fritter the night away.


Another tradition with a long and glorious history, the humble HackPub, in which we visit one of York's many fine pubs and converse late into the night about high culture, politics, and how old jet engines work over a pint (of something non-alcoholic, if you so desire).


A new addition to our roster, gathering in a computer lab together to work on projects either individually or together, and ordering pizza. Being alone together can be a lot more fun than being alone by yourself.

Movie Nights

Sometimes two films complement each other so perfectly that it becomes inconcievable to watch one without also watching the other. Or sometimes two films fall naturally into a coherent theme. We gather to appreciate such pairings a few times a term.

Reading Group

There are many great papers in computer science, and as it's such a young field most of them are easily accessible! Join us in reading and discussing some of these classics once every fortnight.


In which we sit in a room en masse and listen to someone who thinks they know what they're talking about. Usually we have industrial or academic speakers, but we occasionally have student talks too.