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 weekly social events in our Discord server. 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.libera.chat


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.

Ash Holland, third year computer science undergraduate
Secretary (position jointly held)
Iris Scoffin, first year computer science undergraduate
Marks Polakovs, second year computer science undergraduate
Morgan McKay, computer science and maths undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Social Secretary
C Lloyd, second year computer science undergraduate
Press and Publicity
Chester Wringe, fourth year computer science undergraduate
Academic Events Officer
Aaron Christiansen, computer science undergraduate, currently on year in industry
Infrastructure Officer
Ezekiel Bethel, third year physics undergraduate
Ordinary Members
Adam Birtles, third year computer science undergraduate
Daniel Allinson, second year computer science undergraduate
Jamie Quigley, third year computer science undergraduate