Hope everyone is joining the break between terms. With your time off,
consider applying to speak at StarCon, a lightning talk conference
here at UW.
StarCon is returning to Waterloo next January 19 & 20, and you can now
submit an application to speak at the conference. Conferences and
technical talks are wonderful ways to share experiences and pick up
something new, so if you've never given a talk, StarCon *still* wants
to hear from you! Last year, half of their speakers were first-time
speakers and 40% were students! (Check out the 2018 talks for
If your talk is selected, you will be provided with mentorship
opportunities as well as $100 to recognize you for the time and effort
you put into working on your talk. Learn more and apply at
Talk proposals are due September 1st.
We have been informed of planned power outages that will affect the availability of Computer Science Club systems during the month of August.
The Math & Computer (MC) building will be without power from Tuesday, August 21st until Thursday, August 30th. As most of our equipment is located in this building, club machines will be unavailable during this time. The Systems Committee will begin shutting down club equipment after 12pm EDT Sunday, August 19th. Please ensure that you have saved all work before then and that you have copied any important files out of your CSC home directory.
We are hoping to maintain the availability of our Open Source Software Mirror (mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca) throughout the entire outage.
The following services will be hosted in Davis Centre (DC) during the MC outage. However, DC will also experience short outages on August 25th (7am - 3pm) and August 29-30th (7pm - 3am), where these services may also be temporarily unavailable:
- Email (see the notice at the bottom of this email)
- Web hosting (CSC website and outage notifications for member/club websites)
We will begin to restart machines once power has been restored and is stable. Please note that it will take some time to restore 100% of our computing infrastructure.
Updates to this notice will be available on the CSC homepage (https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca). If you have any concerns or questions, please contact syscom(a)csclub.uwaterloo.ca.
Since our home directories will not be available during the outage, we will be temporarily making a copy of everyone's .forward, .procmailrc and .maildir directories on our mail server. In order to ensure successful mail delivery, please ensure that your .procmailrc does not reference any executables located in your home directory. If your email is not forwarded to another email address, it will only be available via IMAP or webmail (https://mail.csclub.uwaterloo.ca).
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