Greetings, members!

I am pleased to invite you to the CSC's first two events of the term occurring this upcoming week!

UNIX 101

New to the Unix computing environment? If you seek an introduction, look no further. We will be holding a series of tutorials on using Unix, beginning with Unix 101 in MC 3004 on Thursday, September 29 at 4:00 pm. Topics that will be covered include basic interaction with the shell and more advanced topics such as scripting and job control, the file system, and using the secure shell protocol.

If you're already familiar with these topics, don't hesitate to come to Unix 102 to learn about documents, editing, and other related tasks, and watch out for Unix 103, 104, and 201 that will cover power tools and authoring software on Unix in depth later in the term.


Join us in the Comfy Lounge (MC 3001) on Friday, September 30 for a night of code and electronic music! Our theme for the first code party of the term will be an introduction to collaborative development, where we will present several ideas for small projects to work on for the inexperienced. Feel free to also hack on your personal projects, contribute to open source software, or just work on your homework.

Caffeinated beverages and edibles will be available for your hacking pleasure! The festivities will begin at 7:00 pm and continue into the night. Feel free to come out at any time for as long as you like, and make sure you bring your laptop!

For anyone interested in helping out, let the Program Committee know by sending an email to

Hope to see you there!

Elana Hashman
Computer Science Club
University of Waterloo