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