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Computing

Computing

The University of Warwick Computing Society is a free-to-join academic society open to anyone with an interest in computing, technology, or gaming.

We host weekly socials and gaming events, and twice a term we hold weekend-long LAN parties.

We also regularly run workshops, hackathons, and talks, with past speakers including Warwick graduates, and guests from Google, LSEG, TPP, and IBM.

Weekly Events:

Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation our usual events are being postponed until further notice. Our gaming session has been moved online:

  • Online Gaming (Friday Night): Join us on our Discord server every Friday from 6pm until late to find fellow students to play games with. We provide a number of voice channels for teamspeak as well as a lobby for finding groups to game with.

Our regular weekly events, which will return when it is safe:

  • Pub Social (Monday Evening): Join us for our weekly pub meetup! A casual event where we chat about all manner of things over a meal and a pint.
  • Gaming (Friday Night): Join us in the Computing Department for a night of Gaming! We have an extensive library of games, covering Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and more! Also available is a HTC Index (the latest virtual reality headset), and a number of computer terminals with access to a collection of DRM-free games and Steam.

A member using our HTC Index

 

Other Events:

Note: Until further notice, our academic talks will be run online via our Discord voice channels, our Twitch channel, or other streaming services (to be announced alongside any such event).

  • We run weekly Academic Talks/Workshops each term, covering a range of computer science subjects such as computer security, network engineering, and opportunities for undergraduates.
  • If our late-night gaming sessions aren't enough, we also run LAN Parties, where you can bring in a gaming set-up and engage in jolly cooperation for an entire weekend! At the end of each year, we run the Summer LAN for an entire week!
  • We host an annual charity speedrunning event WASD, raising money for SpecialEffect. We've raised over £5000 since the event began in 2015.
  • You can also expect the occasional casual event. Prior years have seen us go head-to-head in laserquest, or go-karting.

WASD 2020

 

Services:

  • Join the discussion on our Discord or IRC server! We cover everything from casual conversations, academic help, to organsing virtual gaming sessions.
  • We also have Web Server Hosting for all our members! If you'd like to host a website or database on a Computing Department server, please contact a member of our exec, either through Discord or the email addresses provided below.
  • We provide a 3D printing service to our members. Please contact our exec for more information.

Members of the society at one of our LAN parties

 

Contact us:

The executive committee for the 2019/20 Academic Year is as follows:

The exec team as a whole can be reached at exec@uwcs.co.uk.

Resources

  • Constitution 2020

    Our Society Constitution as voted upon by our members in the 2020 AGM.

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