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Upcoming Computer Science events for your diary!

Lincoln’s School of Computer Science announces FIVE upcoming events you’ll not want to miss.


From a range of 24hr to 48hr hackathons, to a short four hour long event in collaboration with Google, this is a great opportunity for students of any experience to get involved, learn and have fun.

November 12th/13th – SoCS 24h Game Jam (12:00 Saturday to 12:00 Sunday +presentations & judging)

January 20th/21st/22nd48h Global Game Jam (17:00 Friday to 17:00 Sunday +presentations & judging)

February 11th/12th – SoCS Comp Sci based hackathon (12:00 Saturday to 12:00 Sunday +presentations & judging)

February 23rdGoogle Hash Code 4h hackathon (Thursday 17:30 to 21:30)

March 18th/19th – CanJam 24h Game Jam (12:00 Saturday to 12:00 Sunday +presentations & judging)

The School of Computer Science hosted events are free and open to all students and staff. Just turn up on the days and get involved.

The events with links are ticket-based via the websites. Book early to avoid disappointment.

We will be inviting external companies to our hackathon’s, if you want to get involved or know someone who does, get in touch on the email below.

Any further info is available via socstechnicians@lincoln.ac.uk

Want to be a Computer Science Technician?

We have two Technician roles on offer within the School of Computer Science:


School of Computer Science

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £22,249 per annum
Closing Date:   Monday 07 March 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 21 March 2016
Reference:  COS267

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint two technicians to support the work of the School of Computer Science. These posts will focus on the teaching and learning aspects, and student support.

One of the Technicians will have a Systems focus. As well as the normal day-to-day technician duties the successful applicant to this post will focus on student facing support including systems such as card entry, lab monitoring, the student virtual learning environment (Blackboard), student management systems, server support, additional student payments systems, marketing and PR including social media and panel screens, development of archiving and ghosting systems and network connectivity.

The other Technician will have an Events focus. As well as the normal day-to-day technician duties the successful applicant to this post will focus on facilitating student facing support including out-of-hours access, Gamejam and Hackathon-type events, bookings and support for open days, welcome week, showcase events, and in-class tests, support for workshop activities such as robotics and mobile computing.

Working in a multi-skilled team, the post holders will be encouraged to specialise in and develop their designated areas but also on occasion to shadow the work of each other to broaden their skills and provide cover across the provision of the School.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Dr David Cobham, Head of School of Computer Science dcobham@lincoln.ac.uk