HackSoc
the computer science society

At the University of York

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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 out 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)
hack@yusu.org
Email (Mailing List)
hacksoc-list+subscribe@yusu.org
Slack
Join our Slack with your york.ac.uk address
IRC
#hacksoc on irc.freenode.net
Facebook
facebook.com/groups/hacksoc
Twitter
@HackSoc

Committee

The HackSoc committee consists of a Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer who must all be students, furthermore, there is a Social Secretary, Academic Events Officer, Press and Publicity Officer, Infrastructure Officer, and 3 Ordinary Members.

Chair
Kia Alderson, third year computer science undergraduate
Secretary
David Norman, second year computer science undergraduate
Treasurer
Samantha Eastwood, computer science undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Social Secretary
Ose Oaiya, second year computer science undergraduate
Press and Publicity
George Tattersall, computer science undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Academic Events Officer
Samuel Hand, third year computer science and maths undergraduate
Infrastructure Officer
Luke Moll, second year computer science undergraduate
Ordinary Members
Jacob Allen, computer science undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Daniel Lee, third year computer science undergraduate
Peter Harris, third year computer science undergraduate