TUCS (The UTAS Computing Society) is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the Tasmanian University Union (TUU). As a society we represent the student body of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) students at UTAS. We provide services to UTAS students and staff wishing to learn about or use web-based technologies, such as tutorials, web site hosting, and in some cases, server runtime. We also host personal/professional development events such as our Tech Talks, as well as social events, such as barbecues and LAN parties.

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An Important Message from TUCS for Semester 1, 2014

Hey everyone! Hope the new semester is treating you well. We have a few things coming up; most importantly our… Annual General Meeting & FREE BBQ Friday 21st March (This week!!) 12pm onward Centenary Lecture Theatre   We have some constitutional changes pending which you can access through our facebook group: TUCS. as well as […]

Announce: BBQ, LAN, Lundum Dare, CompCon, Banner Competiton and Laser Tag

TL;DR BBQ & AGM: Friday 16 August, 12pm, on top of Science Library LAN: Saturday 17 August, 11am till late, the Typewriter Factory Ludum Dare: 23–26 August, express interest here CompCon: 28–30 September, express interest here TUCS Banner Competition: Dimensions 850mm (wide) x 2000mm (high) Details BBQ & AGM—100+200 TUCS Points FREE FOOD for you […]

Tech Talk: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Java!

Presenter: Christopher Neugebauer Through my time at Uni, I (hopefully) gained a reputation as a Java hater. Since then, I’ve been cast into what is (in some ways) a personal hell, by writing Java code full-time, developing apps for the Android platform. One thing I’ve discovered as I’ve looked into Java more is the inspiration […]

Lightning Talks: 2011 Semester 2

The latest in TUCS’ series of Lightning Talks, once again featuring the joys of Powerpoint Karaoke! In this instalment: Patrick Burns — Hackerspaces Matthew D’Orazio — Your Audio Setup Is Crap Josh Deprez — Things Matthew D’Orazio — Access Doesn’t Suck Christopher Neugebauer — Job Security (In Python) Other talks by Tim Nugent & Andrew […]

Lightning Talks: 2011 Semester 1

TUCS’ traditional end-of-semester lightning talks, including talks on chickens, home networks, stolen laptops and philosophy.