News items from Jan 2008


Special General Meeting

The Exec will be holding a special general meeting for members on Wednesday 30th January (details are in the events page). The meeting is being held to discuss the future direction of the Society and to plan the Exec structure for the next academic year. Contributions from all members are welcome including views on splitting the Society, changing its focus to be more academic/game oriented or other issues which affect membership.

Come along and be part of the decision making process. Immediately after the meeting nominations will open for next years Exec positions.

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Guest Lecture: How we built the world's fastest web server (and what we did next)

Zeus Technology is a Cambridge-based software company, working mainly in application traffic management. This technical talk from two members of the development team will cover some of the design and implementation challenges encountered during the company’s history. Migrating to The Graduate afterwards.

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IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Extreme Blue is IBM’s summer internship programme which combines top undergraduate technical and business talent to develop and commercialise emerging technologies from IBM’s internal portfolios. The internship programme runs at IBM Hursley, near Winchester and the interns work in small project teams of 4 that include business and technical students, along with IBM mentors from various disciplines and divisions. As an Extreme Blue student, you’ll face the challenge of making a real impact in the industry. In addition to being paid a salary of £15,000 pro rata, you will also be provided with accommodation for the duration of the summer close to the IBM Hursley site.

For more information visit IBM’s Extreme Blue website at: www.ibm.com/employment/uk/students/extreme-blue. The closing date for submission is 31st January 2008.

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Happy New Year

Welcome back after the Christmas break. For any refreshers, just a reminder of compsoc’s events: We have pub socials on Mondays, WUGLUG on Wednesdays and Gaming on Fridays. If you have not been before, don’t worry, we don’t bite. Don’t forget to sign up to the LAN in week 2!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Compsoc Exec.

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