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)
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 is a Social Secretary, Academic Events Officer, Press and Publicity Officer, Infrastructure Officer, and 3 Ordinary Members.

Jacob Allen, computer science undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Adam Birtles, second year computer science undergraduate
Josh Holland, first year computer science undergraduate
Social Secretary
Emma Holwill, second year computer science undergraduate
Press and Publicity
Aaron Christiansen, first year computer science undergraduate
Academic Events Officer
Charlotte Wringe, second year computer science undergraduate
Infrastructure Officer
Luke Moll, second year computer science undergraduate
Ordinary Members
Ezekiel Bethel, first year physics undergraduate
Rafael Bacalso, first year computer science undergraduate
Sam Hart, first year computer science and AI undergraduate