HCS provides several different free computing services to the Harvard community.

What services are available? Well:

You can read our FAQ or our Tutorials for more information on what services we provide and how to use them.

Still have questions or technical issues? No problem! Just e-mail us at systems (at)


Apr 21, 2020 Updates on HCS Comp - Due to situation posed by Covid-19, HCS comp this semester will look a little different than planned. The changes are outlined below:
Apr 21, 2020 Hosting through Harvard's Zoom - You can access Harvard's Enterprise Zoom features by connecting through your HarvardKey. This allows you to host meetings with unlimited time and member allowance. We've realized a lot of people have been using free Zoom accounts, which have some annoying limits. Quick guide:
Apr 21, 2020 Join HCS Slack - Please join HCS Slack to receive important updates about HCS' community events, mentorship programs, bootcamp information, and CS internships/recruitment information.
Apr 21, 2020 HCS community survey - If you are a member, please consider taking some time to fill out the following survey on the HCS Community. This survey should only take a few minutes to complete. Take the survey here:
Apr 21, 2020 Best Friend Search with #bfs - In a new initiative to encourage members of the CS community to meet each other in these remote times, we are introducing #bfs: Best Friend Search! #bfs will take form in a Slack channel with the Slack extension Donut, which automatically pairs members in groups of 3-4 biweekly.


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