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At the University of York

hacker [n.]

[originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe]

A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary. RFC1392, the Internet Users’ Glossary, usefully amplifies this as: A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular.

— The Jargon File

HackSoc is the University of York’s Computer Science society. We run a healthy mix of academic and social events (see the calendar on the main page), including a weekly lunchtime social in the Glasshouse, the Langwith College bar. If any of our events sound interesting to you, great! Feel free to just turn up to anything that catches your eye. If you’d like regular updates on what’s happening in HackSoc, don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Look our for our posters in the Computer Science department.

We’re available through email, IRC, Facebook, and Twitter! We also have a mailing list which we use for announcements such as our weekly email.

Email (Society Account)
Email (Mailing List)
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The HackSoc committee consists of a chair, secretary, and treasurer who must all be students, furthermore, there are 2 social secretaries, Careers Officer, Press and Publicity Officer, Infrastructure Officer and 4 ordinary members.

Daniel Bailey, first year computer science undergraduate (york: djab501, irc: danieljabailey)
Samuel Hand, first year computer science and maths undergraduate (york: sh1903, irc: sdhand)
Samantha Eastwood, first year computer science undergraduate (york: ttce500, irc: eep)
Social Secretary
Alice King, second year computer science undergraduate (york: ak1382, irc: aking_)
Press and Publicity
Position currently vacant.
Careers Officer
Michael Mokrysz, fourth year computer science undergraduate (york: mm911, irc: _46bit)
Infrastructure Officer
Charles Pigott, third year computer science and maths undergraduate (york: cp872, irc: LordAro)
Ordinary Members
Oliver Downard, computer science undergraduate on year in industry (york: omd505, irc: frogba)
Paul Dunn, second year computer science undergraduate (york: pd690, irc: PfoD)
David P. Kendal, A-level student (non-York member, irc: dpk)