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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Semester 2 in t-three days!!

The new semester is about to start! We hope your results found you in good stead and those of you working through the winter haven’t gotten too cold! GovHack As you might remember that awesome event GOVHACK is back this year and while we’ve already told you to go and register aaaaages ago it’s not […]

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 […]