Week 4 | screen at rb: 5th Estate | Associate Talks | Helpdesk Talk | Intercom at Redbrick

Good afternoon Everyone,

First of all, we’d like to apologise for the late announce! It shouldn’t happen again! The evenings are getting shorter as we head into week 4. This week we’re filling this shortening evenings with some great events. It’s all about quality, not quantity.

Without further ado the agenda for the week is as follows:

  • Screen at Redbrick
  • Associate Talks
  • Helpdesk Talks
  • Intercom at Redbrick

Screen at Redbrick

We’ve had to postpone this as we have admin exams at 6pm. So we’re going to reschedule for next week and change up the movie to the cheesy 1995 classic “Hackers” Sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll make sure you guys get all of next week’s details sooner. We’re still ironing out a few bugs on this end.

Associate Talks: elephant

  • Topic: “Spammers Hate Him! One weird trick for staying secure online”
  • When: Tuesday 14th October at 18:00
  • Where: C115

Social media accounts are valuable to scammers and spammers, who want to make a quick buck off your reputation. Here?s a few tips to help make your accounts harder to abuse so hold on to your tinfoil hats kids Diarmaid MacManus will be talking to us about how to stay secure online, some of the tips and tricks he’s learned from his time in application security with various multinationals. If you don’t leave this talk paranoid we’ll be surprised!

Helpdesk Talks

  • Topic: How to get up and running with Redbrick.
  • Where: LG25
  • When: Wednesday 15th October 15:00 Cian Butler will be guiding you through your first steps using Redbrick services. He’ll be walking through how to use your webspace, logging into IRC and how to run programmes on our development servers. With the rest of the committee on hand to help out we should have you up and running in no time.

##Intercom at Redbrick This week we see another company come to pay us a visit; this week it’s Intercom. Intercom has only recently had its 3rd birthday, yet it’s making huge a serious impact on how companies deal with their customers. Intercom have had developers, engineers and business join them from companies as big as Amazon and Google. Come along on Thursday and see how Intercom do what they do, and what it’s like to work for them. We’ve got: Brian White and Brian Long (make sure to call him Robin) coming to talk about running Intercom. Matthew Barrington will be fanboying to the extreme about his time with Intercom. This should be a great evening, for anyone that may have been at the inside intercom meetings throughout the year you know how interesting and enthusiastic the Intercomrades are; for those who haven’t you should definitely come along and witness it first hand.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our various social media soapboxes:

Thats all for now folks! Till next week!

Regards Gillian Morrison(socks) Computer Applications Redbrick Secretary 14/15