What other things does HCS do?

Besides our many and various projects, HCS also runs a series of events throughout the year. These include hosting prominent speakers (in the past we've had Steve Ballmer, Steve Wozniak, Stephen Wolfram, Paul Graham, and Cory Doctorow, for example), discussions with faculty and researchers in computer science, panels with leaders in industry (including executives from S&P 500 companies), tech talks by engineers from interesting companies like Google and Facebook, tours of the Harvard NOC and main datacenter, seminars on how computers or the internet work, workshops on how to make the most of technology, and whatever else we can come up with.

Beyond events, HCS is involved in advocacy for good technology policy at Harvard. We maintain close relationships with many of the people who set policies that affect students and we've helped to make sure that an informed student voice is always part of major decisions. Our current focus involves advocating for more open and transparent policies in several areas. We've also helped courses expand their technical capabilities, most prominently through a collaboration with the new CS 50 in the fall of 2007.

HCS also hosts the annual Datamatch service, which uses advanced computer technology to pair Harvard students just in time for Valentine's Day.

You can find out more at our about page.