Matt Gemmell

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Last Thursday was the first CompSoc (Computing Society) event of the year; a pub quiz upstairs in Curler’s on Byres Rd. Despite being organised in little more than a week, the night was a huge success. Crazy mad props to Derek and his social committee for organising it.

My adopted team was Dickman’s Daughters (named in honour of Dr. Peter Dickman, feared lecturer of Operating Systems 3 and Distributed Algorithms and Systems 4, and author of the most difficult quiz round), comprised of myself, Nintendo John, Dean, Dave and Elliot (Rory defected to another team not long after the start). Here’s a pic of the team and a few other guys. From left to right: Disco Stu, Nintendo John, Dean, Dave, me, Elliot, Gary, E-wing, and Rory in front. After being in 1st or 2nd place for a while towards the end, we eventually came in 3rd, winning a box of Celebrations. We were duly pleased.

As I said, the evening was a major success, with everyone seeming to have a really good time. After it finished up, a group of us went up to Lilybank Gardens and the Boyd Orr building and filmed a kind of brief drunken spoof “welcome to CompSoc” video, starring myself. No doubt that’ll show up on the web before too long, as yet another example of me making a complete twunt of myself. Ah well.

Here’s looking forward to more CompSoc events slightly later in the year. For what it’s worth, here’s a pic of the CompSoc board (minus Martin the Sports Convenor). Left to right: Derek Murray (just peeking into the picture; Social Convenor), Chris Miller (Publications and Membership Convenor), Stephen Strowes (President), Rachel Tsz-Wai Lo (Treasurer), Lauren Dempster (Academic Convenor), and Matt Gemmell (that’s me, looking smug; Secretary). Bow down before our majesty, you puny fools!