TermiSoc is the Plymouth University Computing and Technology Society (formerly the Computing Society). Established in 1991 we’re one of the longest running and largest (non-sports) societies.
We’re elsewhere on the internet too:
- Facebook - Group discussions & news
- Reddit - Also group discussions & news
- Steam - Videogames
- IRC - Pretty active channel, where we usually chat about stuff
- Mailing lists - Sign up for announcements by email or the group discussion mailing list
What We Do
Weekly Tutorials, Workspaces & Projects
We host discussions on a wide range of subjects, usually to match the group’s interests. Previous tutorials have included introductions to programming, 3D modelling, game design, astronomy, web development, computer hardware and operating systems among many other topics.
We’re also planning some bigger and more ambitious projects for as many of you as possible to get involved with, like programming, testing and deploying a Raspberry Pi space probe; programming a text-based adventure game, building a valve amplifier, setting up a web sever/website and many more.
Fortnightly Hack Evenings
Every other Thursday from 18:00 until 22:00 we open up BGB 105 & 106 to those who wish to dig in to some hack work. Hacking however, isn’t what Hollywood may have led you to believe,
- “A hacker is someone who loves to program or enjoys playful cleverness, or a combination of the two. The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed hacking. It includes building, rebuilding, modifying, and creating software (software cracking, demo scene), electronic hardware (hardware hacking, modding), or anything else, either to make it better or faster or to give it added features or to make it do something it was never intended to do.”
The space will be for you guys to work on whatever projects you please, with Raspberry Pi’s and Arduino’s available for use should you want to sink your teeth into some new hardware!
Socials and Trips.
From trips down the pub, to bowling, to pool competitions at Rileys, as well as regular expeditions to the cinema and not-so-regular expeditions to, say, London, the Oxford Science Museum, Bletchley Park and Dartmoor. We also pop down to Voodoo Lounge for a few every Monday, after the tutorial/workspace.
Gaming nights and LAN parties.
Bad (and even good) movie nights.
We’ll be having our annual showing of The Room, where we throw plastic spoons at the scene. One of our members has recently acquired a copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special, so there’ll be a showing of that too.
Update: Due to recent rule changes from the university we will in future require official permission from the film makers to show any movies on campus. This means certain films will be unavailable but there’s always a bedsheet, projector and someone’s house we can use!
All in all we’re just a friendly community of geeks, hackers and enthusiasts, and we hope to see you soon! Membership is £4 per academic year.
Our regular meetups take place every Monday at 18:00 in BGB 105 & 106, unless stated otherwise.