Our plans, 2017-18

We hope you enjoyed Welcome Week - we sure did. There’s plenty more to come; tech talks, bar crawls, hackathons and more! We’ve even got a joint LAN with COGS planned! Watch this space or our Facebook page for updates.


Tech Talk: Read Less, Learn More

Louis Heath on March 09, 2018

16th March 12:00-13:00 Queens 1.6

Unit Choice Exhibition

Louis Heath, Samat Alpyssov on March 09, 2018

15th March 13:00-14:00 MVB 1.11

Panel: The Digital Dilemma

Louis Heath on March 09, 2018

14th March 17:15-19:15 1.15 Queens Building


Louis Heath on February 15, 2018

CSS, Women in Engineering and BEEES are excited to announce our first ever MVBall!!

Diversity in STEM

Louis Heath on February 15, 2018

7th March 1.30-5pm School of Chemisty

A Pint of Programming

Louis Heath on February 15, 2018

Join us at The White Harte Pub for Beer and Programming! 6-10pm 22nd Feb

BAE Systems: How To Hack a Computer

Louis Heath on February 06, 2018

Queens 1.69, 1-2pm Wednesday 14th Feb

CSS Boeing Hackathon 2018: SPACE

Louis Heath on January 29, 2018

The CSS Boeing Hackathon is back! MVB, 11am Wednesday 28th Feb - 1pm Thursday 1st March

BAE Cybersecurity Capture The Flag

Louis Heath on January 29, 2018

MVB 1.11, Saturday 17th February, 10am-4pm

Pyntsized Python: A language in an hour

Louis Heath on January 22, 2018

MVB 1.11A, Thursday February 1st, 1-2pm

AIGaming Competition

Ross Gardiner on January 21, 2018

Queen’s F101 (new wing), Saturday January 27, 5.30pm - 10pm

Christmas Drinks!

Louis Heath on November 29, 2017

Take a break from the burden of coursework and exams and come join us for some relaxed drinks at the Berkeley. We’ll be there from 7pm till late.

Tech Talk: Next generation Arm processors

Louis Heath on November 28, 2017

The talk is held at Merchant Ventures Building, Room 1.11 and 1.11a. There will be food provided like always.

Workshop: Introduction to Machine Learning for iOS

Louis Heath on November 24, 2017

Come along for the grand finale of our iOS workshop series! This one will be taken by Brendon who will guide us through CoreML and the YOLO network! Food will be supplied.

Tech Talk: What Can A Wearable Camera Know About Me?

Louis Heath on November 23, 2017

Mobile cameras are everywhere; wearable cameras are coming! Current computer vision technology can summarise your day, figure out your routine, even teach you how to perform a new task and remind you if you forgot to switch off the hob after cooking. What are the potentials and limitations of such technology? How mature is it, and when does it fail? This talk will not discuss privacy concerns. It offers a bright outlook into our tech-enhanced future.

Workshop: Introduction to Augmented Reality for iOS

Louis Heath on November 20, 2017

After Monday’s successful workshop Jay has offered to continue his tutorials and teach us a bit about AR! Come along, learn iOS and eat pizza!

CSS Pub Quiz

Louis Heath on November 19, 2017

Time has come for a CompSci Pub Quiz! Get yourself in groups of max 5 if you want to take part, why not come with your CSS families and go head to head to see who has the best genes!

Workshop: Introduction to iOS Development

Louis Heath on November 11, 2017

To celebrate the opening of the new Hackspace we’re running some workshops so that everyone can start getting their hands dirty learning new skills.

Tech Talk: Amazon Alexa // Whose round is it anyway?

Louis Heath on November 01, 2017

We’re excited to host Nick Hills from Bristol based company True Clarity who will be giving a talk on creating Alexa skills and more!

Tech Talk: Bloomberg UX Design and Accessibility

Louis Heath on October 30, 2017

We have an exciting talk this week from Bloomberg about UX.

First Steps with Git

David Bernhard on October 18, 2017

Git is a way to store, back up and organise your code. It is one of those things that you wish you’d been taught in your first term if you discover it later on.

Event: G-Research Coding Challenge

Louis Heath on October 11, 2017

Come along to 1.11A MVB on the 24th October for coding, prizes and food - and a chance to chat with one of our great sponsors G-Research!

Event: Eat; drink; talk code - Creditcall

Louis Heath on October 11, 2017

Creditcall is hosting a social at the White Harte immediately after the careers fair on October 19! Come along for a chat and free food.

Event: Bloomberg CodeCon Qualifiers

Louis Heath on October 05, 2017

CodeCon is coming back to Bristol on the 13th October! CodeCon is a live programming contest developed in-house at Bloomberg.

Event: CSS Bar Crawl

Ross Gardiner on September 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Get your t-shirt and join us on the 2017 CSS Bar Crawl.

Advice for Second Years

Louis Heath, Chris Priscott, Tess Conway, Ian Lawson, Harshna Patel on September 24, 2017

The second year of Computer Science at Bristol is a tough one - here’s a thread of valuable tips from students who’ve seen it through.

CSS joins Strava!

Louis Heath on August 30, 2017

Who said nerds have to be unfit?

Event: CSS BBQ 2017

Louis Heath on May 10, 2017

The Old Bowling Green, Brandon Hill - 2nd June 2017 - 12-6pm It’s that time of year again! Celebrate the end of exams with our annual CSS BBQ! Join us at The Old Bowling Green on Brandon Hill for a day of free food, drinks and entertainment!

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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