Newsletters from Jan 2011

Exec Elections

Greetings CompSoc.

As the AGM is soon, I wanted to inform you about the elections for exec positions in the society and how to apply. I know some of you have already sent in manifestos after I announced this at LAN, don’t worry, there’s no need to re-send those (Unless you want to of course).

Please send your manifesto to Your manifesto should cover who you are and why you want to be elected to a position in the society. There is no limit on the number of positions you may run for, although please note that you need to be a current member (not associate member) of CompSoc to be elected.

Another e-mail will be sent out containing the date and location of the AGM when it has been arranged. Manifestos of applicants will also be posted on the website.

The positions are as follows:

Academic President (Co-President)

The role involves keep the academic activities of the society running including academic talks and technical services. Both president positions have a responsibility to oversee the budget working with the secretary and treasurer on general society matters.

Gaming President (Co-President)

The role involves keep the gaming activities of the society running including weekly gaming events and the society’s LANs. Both president positions have a responsibility to oversee the budget working with the secretary and treasurer on general society matters.


The role involves managing and overseeing the society’s accounts. There is a responsibility to ensure the funds are used wisely and to sign off purchases for the society.


The role involves taking minutes from exec meetings and communicating with the Student Union and the University on behalf of the society. Primarily in order to book rooms for society events. The secretary is also in charge of various administrative tasks.

Social Secretary

The role involves planning and communicating the social activities of the society, including weekly pub events and special socials for LANs. The social secretary is also in charge of sending out newsletters to the society’s members.

Technical Officer

The role involves managing the society’s technical services. There are currently 3 servers for general purpose everyday use as well as off-site services. The technical officer acts as a communicator between the exec and the tech Team.

If you have any questions about any exec position or the application process, please e-mail me at


SigmaD (Robert Steele)


LAN Issues

Greetings CompSoc

We have a few messages for you about some issues which occurred during

We are also in possession of a grey jumper which was left by Table 1 at the
end of LAN, so contact cranman if it’s yours.

Firstly, we are concerned about state of Table 3 at the end of LAN. There
was food trodden into the carpet under the tables, which made the clean-up
a lot harder to complete. Please ensure that you leave your seating area
in a clean manner, as it’s unfair on the people cleaning up at the end. We
will be monitoring this at the next LAN, with potential bans for people
who don’t keep their area clean.

We also had a few issues of people sleeping at LAN. We are not allowed by
Warwick Security to permit people to sleep at LAN for health and safety
reasons. We had people bringing camp beds into LAN. We cannot allow this
to happen, so if you’re tired, go home and sleep.

Lastly, there was a case of someone using someone else’s equipment without
having permission beforehand. There is a level of trust between everyone
at LAN, including the safety of an equipment left whilst you aren’t there.
Please don’t take something without first asking as we will have no choice
but to ask you leave LAN.

Sorry to be such a killjoy, but this is for the benefit for everyone.

The Exec


Academic Trip to IBM Hursley

Hello, CompSoc.

CompSoc have organised an Academic Trip with IBM, if you’re interested, sign up ASAP. The trip will be a full day event, taking place on the Wednesday of week 3. (8:45-17:00)

E-mail if you’re interested.

Description from the website event:

IBM, the world’s largest IT company, invites you for a unique opportunity to visit the cutting-edge environment of our UK Software Development Labs at IBM Hursley, near Winchester and be one of its Innovators for a day! You’ll meet and mingle with some of our leading minds, our Master Inventors and learn how we develop new ideas, then road-test YOUR innovative ideas,collaborating in teams to solve a real-life problem.

All food and transport paid.
The winning team wins exciting prizes!

Be at DCS (Department of Computer Science) for 8:45 am, Coach leaves at 9.00am.
Departing IBM Hursley at 5:00pm.

Sign up TODAY :


SigmaD (Robert Steele)


CompSoc Newsletter Week 1 Term 2 2011

Greetings CompSoc.

I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday and is ready to start attending CompSoc events again.

Sign-ups for our next LAN are open, taking place on the weekend of week 2. (That’s Friday 21 Jan – Sunday 23 Jan)

There is an Exec meeting on Friday this week too, which are open to all members of the society.
If you’re thinking of running for a position, then I recommend coming along if you can.

We also have our usual Pub social on Mondays and Gaming on Fridays. Hope to see you there.

This week’s events
Pub Social on Mon, 10th January

Exec Meeting on Fri, 14th January

Chatting with us
We also recommend you connect to our IRC network so you can chat to our
members a bit and get to know them. :D

Find out more at:

Web Hosting
If you’re interested in hosting, you’ll want to go to
and fill in the request form for a shell account. You’ll need to make a separate
request for database account (a MySQL account) if any of your sites use that (for
example WordPress).

Further Info
If you have any other questions, is a good place to
start, and you can always drop us a line at


Sigma D (Robert Steele)