WiCS is hosting a talk this Tuesday March 14th that should be of general interest to CSC members:
# Hotspot Virtual Machine's Execution by Monica Beckwith
Abstract: Monica Beckwith has worked with the Java Virtual Machine for more than a decade not just optimizing the JVM heuristics, but also improving the Just-in-time(JIT) code quality for various processor architectures as well as working with the garbage collectors and improving garbage collection for server systems.
During this talk, Monica will cover a few JIT and Runtime optimizations and she will dive into the HotSpot garbage collection and provide an overview of the various garbage collectors available in HotSpot.
The talk is open to everyone and is happening in STC 0040 at 6pm on Tuesday. You can register for free tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monica-beckwith-hotspot-virtual-machines-execut...
# Unix 201 Rescheduled
In other news, the Unix 201 event I mentioned in my last csc-general email has been rescheduled from Thursday and is now probably going to be on Wednesday March 22nd at 6pm. Check the CS Club website before then for further updates and room number.
Reminder: Unix 201 is a talk and demo about more advanced Unix tricks and tools than are taught in our regular Unix 101 events. Topics may include customizing your prompt, the ranger console file manager, fancy shells, htop, rsync and using terminal escape sequences in your programs.
- Tristan Hume Vice President Computer Science Club