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 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)
Join our slack with your york.ac.uk address
#hacksoc on irc.freenode.net


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 3 ordinary members.

Daniel Bailey, second year computer science undergraduate (york: djab501, irc: danieljabailey)
Samuel Hand, second year computer science and maths undergraduate (york: sh1903, irc: sdhand)
Samantha Eastwood, second year computer science undergraduate (york: ttce500, irc: eep)
Social Secretary (on hiatus)
Alice King, third year computer science undergraduate (york: ak1382, irc: aking_)
Acting Social Secretary
Tony Olagbaiye, third year computer science undergraduate (york: bo536, irc: nitia)
Press and Publicity
George Tattersall, second year computer science undergraduate (york: gedt500, irc:cascades)
Careers Officer
Michael Mokrysz, computer science graduate (york: mm911, irc: _46bit)
Infrastructure Officer
Charles Pigott, computer science and maths graduate (york: cp872, irc: LordAro)
Ordinary Members
Oliver Downard, third year computer science undergraduate (york: omd505, irc: frogba)
Paul Dunn, third year computer science undergraduate (york: pd690, irc: PfoD)
David P. Kendal, Erasmus+ volunteer (non-York member, irc: dpk)