The Computing Society is a place to hang out with people with a passion for computing. We hold socials as well as organised talks and group projects throughout the year.

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White Tshirt Pub Crawl 2015

Hello all!

As we are expecting many new faces to the society this year, we have planned a bar crawl that will take you all around the main areas of the city that you will need to know. We’ve set up some fantastic drinks deals at each of the places we will be visiting. There will be non-drinkers in attendance as well so please do not feel pressured into drinking if you don’t want to.

We will be arriving at The Kings pub on Albert Road from 5:30pm. This is where we will hold a short meeting electing new committee members for the year. Everyone is welcome, however only official members of the society (please apply here for free!) are allowed to volunteer themselves for a role/vote.

The planned route for the night is as follows:


  1. 5:30 - 6:30 - The Kings
  2. 6:30 - 7:00 - Fat Fox
  3. 7:00 - 7:30 - One-eyed Dog
  4. 7:30 - 8:00 - The Deco
  5. 8:00 - 8:30 - The Honest Politician
  6. 8:45 - 9:15 - HB
  7. 8:00 - 8:30 - Lyberry Bar (free burgers)
  8. 9:45 - 2.00am - Fleet/Popworld - (£3 entry to be bought at Lyberry)

We were all freshers once, so we understand how daunting it can be to arrive at a social without knowing anyone, but that’s exactly why we are doing this, please don’t be afraid!

We have planned activities throughout the night for everybody to get to know each other and have a laugh and we’re really excited to see you all :D

Dress code: Any white t-shirt you can find that you don’t mind getting dirty/written on. (You can find one for only a few quid at Primark.)

If you have any questions, please comment below or message us privately.

Can’t wait to see you all there!!

The Kings Pub, Albert Roa
Wed, 16 Sep 201517:30



Talk Night - ...

Talk Night - ...



  • The Union
  • Meeting Room 3

It’s finally here, the FIRST COMPUTING SOCIAL OF 2015!!!!!!

The theme is game characters, we are expecting you all to dress up! For example: Mario, Luigi, Lara Croft, COD, Pacman, Assassins Creed, Zelda, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro.

We’ll be meeting at the Union, Meeting room 3 at 7:30pm for the Emergency General Meeting (EGM), and starting the night at 20:00pm from there onwards.

Yes this means we’ll be running the meeting in fancy dress.


  1. 08:00 - Honest Politician
  2. 08:45 - The Deco
  3. 10:00 - Thhe One-Eyed Dog
  4. 11:00 - Little Johnny Russells
  5. 12:00 - The Fat Fox

Can’t wait to see you all there!!

Talk Night - March 2014

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • (The White Swan)

Speaker infront of a screen


As before we’ll be at the Brewhouse & Kitchen (White Swan). Gonna be a good one, see you guys there. :¬)

  1. Beethoven in the Binary - David Williams
  2. Thinking Environments - Augustin Seng
  3. Neo/Geocities - Samuel Barnes

Talk Night - January 2014

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • (The White Swan)

Speaker infront of a screen

We have some rapid fire talks to start and then followed by Head of the School of Computing, Nick Savage.

As always graciously hosted at the Brewhouse & Kitchen for some half-time beverages.

  1. Mo' Money, Mo' Cryptocurrency - Sam Barnes
  2. Making the Case for Cross Platform Development - Ijem Ofili
  3. What is Responsive Web Design? - Zac Colley
  4. How the Babbage Engines Powered through History - David Williams
  5. All Input is Evil - Nick Savage


  • Technology Learning Centre
  • (0.08 Lion Gate)

A laptop and lightning bolt

Come for a day of hacking, learning and fun. The theme is communication and we will be introducing people to making apps with SMS and voice features powered on the web!

There will be free food so you can graze throughout the event. Also mysterious swag!

Driven by Twilio, you could make something which texts you when your dinner is cooked. Or a wake-up call with your day’s to-do list spoken to you by Microsoft Sam!

A telephone, mobile phone and lightning bolt

Anyone is welcome (that’s non-students too!), whether your skills lie in graphic design or web development. The main goal is to make some interesting stuff!

Don’t worry if you have no programming knowledge, you should be able to find someone who you can hack with.

Talk Night - November 2013

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • (The White Swan)

Speaker infront of a screen

Following a great first night of the year, we have some more talks!

Todd Perry, professional zoomer and placement student will kick off the night, then we have graduate Tom Savage coming all the way down from old London town.

As of before, we’ll be at the Brewhouse & Kitchen for some half-time beverages.

  1. Talking to Hardware with Arduinos - Todd Perry
  2. Lazy Languages - Tom Savage

Corrupted Pub Crawl

  • The Union
  • (The Waterhole Bar)

A ghostly ghost

Halloween will have come and gone, what memories! You took so many pictures that night, all safely stored on your trusty USB stick!

But wait… Oh dear. You didn’t safely eject it. They’re all lost, you don’t even remember the night without the images.

Then you best come on the Corrupted Pub Crawl.


  1. Union (of Two Sets)
  2. Honest (Hewlett Packard) Politician
  3. Deco(mpression)
  4. One-Eyed Dog(e)
  5. Fat (Fire)Fox
  6. Little Johnny (Five) Russells

Dress in Halloween fancy dress with a Computing flavour. So spoooky!

Talk Night - October 2013

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • (The White Swan)

Speaker infront of a screen

It’s our first talk night of the year and we have some interesting talks to be excited for! We’ve moved from the classrooms of last year and trying out a new venue.

Hosted at the Brewhouse & Kitchen, there’s going to be a great atmosphere. Plus the benefit of convenient refreshments through-out!

Come and enjoy the following:

  1. What Your Face Says About You - Ed Morrison
  2. HTML5 Audio and Speech Recognition - Edd Slipszenko

White T-Shirt Social - 2013

  • The Union
  • (The Waterhole)

Wear a white shirt (you can get them cheap from Primark) and bring marker pens, we’ll go for a drink and draw (write code) on each other.

We’re starting at the Union bar “The Waterhole”, then moving to other places as the night goes on.

Fresher's Fayre

  • Ravelin Park
  • Stall 93

Fresher’s Fayre comes to Portsmouth on the 18th and 19th September. Come and find us and learn more about the society as well many others!

Git & GitHub

  • Portland Building
  • Room 1.26

Mike Rogers is in with his talk entitled “How to Git Like a Boss”.

He will be going over the basics of Git and talking through GitHub.


  • Portland Building
  • Room 1.26

Rich Boakes introduces us to D3.js, a JavaScript library, and how it can breathe life into your data using HTML, SVG and CSS!


  • Portland Building
  • Room 1.26

The art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message, a form of security through obscurity.

Functional Programming & Haskell

  • Portland Building
  • Room 1.26

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose purely functional programming language, with non-strict semantics and strong static typing.

In Haskell, “a function is a first-class citizen” of the programming language. As a functional programming language, the primary control construct is the function.