Our plans, 2017-18

We’ve been planning a jam-packed year. More details soon - but here’s a teaser:

Event: CSS BBQ 2017

Louis Heath on May 10, 2017

The Old Bowling Green, Brandon Hill - 2nd June 2017 - 12-6pm

Event: ARM Tech Talk - Formal Verification

Ross Gardiner on April 27, 2017

Queen’s 1.18 - 27th April 2017 - 2-3pm

Event: AGM 2017

Ross Gardiner, Hakeem Kushoro on April 20, 2017

MVB 1.11 - 26th April 2017 - 5-6pm

Event: Talk - Monty Widenius, author of MySQL

Ross Gardiner on March 16, 2017

Event: Talk - Really fun things you aren't supposed to do with a Computer Science degree

Ross Gardiner on March 16, 2017

Spring 1990, Berkeley: “You’re really going to need to narrow your focus if you expect to graduate. And if you want a job afterward. I hope you’ve decided what’s important to you.” “Yes I have.” “Oh good. And that is what?” “Surprise and whimsy.”

Event: Tech Talk - Programming 14 petaflops of Xeon Phis

Ross Gardiner on March 16, 2017

DownUnder GeoSolutions are giving a talk about how they use thousands of Intel Xeon Phi processor instead of GPU’s in their high performance computing setup.

Event: Google Hash Code

Ross Gardiner on February 17, 2017

We’re hosting a Google Hash Code hub for the first time this year. Come and compete in the comfort of MVB 1.11 with plenty of free pizza.

Event: Explore Week Boeing Hackathon

Ross Gardiner on February 17, 2017

This year we’re holding our first ever Explore Week Hackathon! Make the most of a week free from lectures and deadlines by entering our biggest, best Hackathon yet.

Event: Oracle Tech Talk - Delivering Fast and Slow

Ross Gardiner on January 26, 2017

How do companies deliver software to their customers? Oracle has to do this at huge scale, delivering software at a wide variety of frequencies for a whole range of different needs.

Event: Post-exam Social

Ross Gardiner on January 26, 2017

Time to celebrate the end of Exams!

Event: CSS 2016 Christmas Pub Quiz

Hakeem Kushoro on December 07, 2016

What’s this? A CSS Pub Quiz? Christmas must have come early! (Aha, I slay myself! [Or should I say, I SLEIGH myself - Sorry, I’ll stop])

Event: BAE Systems Tech Talk - Binary Exploitation and Reverse Engineering

Ross Gardiner on November 21, 2016

This talk will briefly introduce BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and the Capture The Flag event which is being hosted in MVB on December 3rd. It will cover what the challenges are, how to play them and go over some of the skills and tools required to succeed in these events.

Event: Gresham Tech Talk - AWS for secure, resilient and scalable services

Ross Gardiner on November 21, 2016

Gresham Computing are coming to the department to talk about AWS and cloud computing.

Event: CSS+COGS Video Game and Pizza Night

Ross Gardiner on November 11, 2016

What’s the best way to chill after a long day of lectures and studying? Obviously Free Pizza and Video Games!

Event: Expedia Tech Talk - A/B and multi-variate Testing

Ross Gardiner on November 11, 2016

With any design, it is important to know how big a success (or failure!) a new feature is.

Event: BAE Cyber Security Capture the Flag

Ross Gardiner on November 11, 2016

Note: signup is essential - don’t delay!

Event: Bloomberg CodeCon

Hakeem Kushoro on November 04, 2016

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Event: CodeLounge

Ross Gardiner on October 31, 2016

Confused about coding? Crying over your compiler errors? Can’t cope with the computer conundrums?

Event: CSS Discusses: Wellbeing and Workload

Ross Gardiner on October 14, 2016

Further to the success of last year’s Panel Discussion about Equality and Diversity, the Computer Science Society will hold a cross-faculty dialogue about Wellbeing and Workload on October 26 from 5–7pm in Pugsley Lecture Theater, Queen’s Building.

Event: CSS Bar Crawl

Ross Gardiner on October 07, 2016

The CSS Bar Crawl returns for another year!

Event: Bloomberg - How the JVM Executes Java

Ross Gardiner on October 04, 2016

We have an engineer from Bloomberg coming to talk to us about how the JVM executes Java.

CSS Goes Outside: join a sports team!

Ross Gardiner on October 02, 2016

Interested in (casually!) playing one of these sports in a CS team?

Event: Oracle - Software Engineering at Global Scale

Ross Gardiner on September 27, 2016

We’re lucky to have two engineers from Oracle’s Bristol office coming to the department next Tuesday to talk about software deployment and delivery.

Sign up to the CSS mailing list and WIN!

Ross Gardiner on September 24, 2016

This year, we’re starting a monthly(-ish) email newsletter. Find out about CSS events, news, trips and job postings.


Ross Gardiner on August 19, 2016

Hello and welcome to all of you who will be joining us this year.

Lecturer of the year 2015/16

Hakeem Kushoro on August 15, 2016

It is that time of year again where we look back on the year that has just passed. What went well, what could have gone better, what moments we cherished - but most importantly - who got you that 2:1 in the unit that everyone failed!

2016 BBQ Photos

Ross Gardiner on July 11, 2016

We held our annual CSS Summer BBQ in Brandon Hill Park on June 4. Here are the photos!

Wellbeing lunches

Ross Gardiner on May 26, 2016

Interested in wellbeing in the department? Bring your lunch to 3.22MVB on a Friday.

2016 Summer BBQ - June 4

Ross Gardiner on May 21, 2016

The annual CSS BBQ is upon us again!

Hello, world

Ross Gardiner on May 21, 2016

Welcome to the updated CSS website!

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