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
16th March 12:00-13:00 Queens 1.6
Unit Choice Exhibition
15th March 13:00-14:00 MVB 1.11
Panel: The Digital Dilemma
14th March 17:15-19:15 1.15 Queens Building
CSS, Women in Engineering and BEEES are excited to announce our first ever MVBall!!
Diversity in STEM
7th March 1.30-5pm School of Chemisty
A Pint of Programming
Join us at The White Harte Pub for Beer and Programming! 6-10pm 22nd Feb
BAE Systems: How To Hack a Computer
Queens 1.69, 1-2pm Wednesday 14th Feb
CSS Boeing Hackathon 2018: SPACE
The CSS Boeing Hackathon is back! MVB, 11am Wednesday 28th Feb - 1pm Thursday 1st March
BAE Cybersecurity Capture The Flag
MVB 1.11, Saturday 17th February, 10am-4pm
Pyntsized Python: A language in an hour
MVB 1.11A, Thursday February 1st, 1-2pm
Queen’s F101 (new wing), Saturday January 27, 5.30pm - 10pm
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
We have an exciting talk this week from Bloomberg about UX.
First Steps with Git
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
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
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
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
It’s that time of year again! Get your t-shirt and join us on the 2017 CSS Bar Crawl.
Advice for Second Years
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!
Who said nerds have to be unfit?
Event: CSS BBQ 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
Queen’s 1.18 - 27th April 2017 - 2-3pm
Event: AGM 2017
MVB 1.11 - 26th April 2017 - 5-6pm
Event: Talk - Monty Widenius, author of MySQL
Event: Talk - Really fun things you aren't supposed to do with a Computer Science degree
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
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
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
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
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
Time to celebrate the end of Exams!
Event: CSS 2016 Christmas Pub Quiz
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
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
Gresham Computing are coming to the department to talk about AWS and cloud computing.
Event: CSS+COGS Video Game and Pizza Night
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
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
Note: signup is essential - don’t delay!
Event: Bloomberg CodeCon
Confused about coding? Crying over your compiler errors? Can’t cope with the computer conundrums?
Event: CSS Discusses: Wellbeing and Workload
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
The CSS Bar Crawl returns for another year!
Event: Bloomberg - How the JVM Executes Java
We have an engineer from Bloomberg coming to talk to us about how the JVM executes Java.
CSS Goes Outside: join a sports team!
Interested in (casually!) playing one of these sports in a CS team?
Event: Oracle - Software Engineering at Global Scale
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.
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Hello and welcome to all of you who will be joining us this year.
Lecturer of the year 2015/16
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
We held our annual CSS Summer BBQ in Brandon Hill Park on June 4. Here are the photos!
Interested in wellbeing in the department? Bring your lunch to 3.22MVB on a Friday.
2016 Summer BBQ - June 4
The annual CSS BBQ is upon us again!
Welcome to the updated CSS website!