Come join us for our introductory meeting on Wednesday 9/17 from 8-10PM in SOCH 307! We'll talk about what we're planning to do this year, showcase new upgrades to our office, and socialize over pizza and discussions about technology!
HCS is the best thing since RFC 1035. Really.
For starters, we have pizza at every meeting. But more seriously, we run a ton of cool projects and services that help the Harvard community. Joined a mailing list at Harvard? That was us. Now, we're deploying over $20,000 of brand-new hardware and we're just itching to do all sorts of new things with it.
The Harvard Computer Society has been a "driving force" in the development and deployment of computers at Harvard since well before the fall of the Soviet Union (or the very least, we've met weekly to talk about computers and technology and eat pizza since at least 1983). We do whatever we're interested in (and, by proxy, whatever you're interested in, if you join us) but we have a number of ongoing and currently active projects that tend to consume our time.
HCS is proud to be hosting Scott Bradner, the University Technology Security Officer at Harvard. He'll be talking to us about security and privacy at Harvard and beyond, about his work with ARIN, IETF, and the Internet Society, and about the early days of building the Internet. Hopefully, he'll share some stories from the early days of HCS, too - he was one of our early advisors. If you want to know about how the internet is governed, how new technologies are being integrated at Harvard, or just want to hear about the state of security at Harvard, join us!
We'll be visiting the Network Operations Center (NOC) at UIS's 60 Oxford St. facility, courtesy of Harvard's Network Manager Jay Tumas. Harvard's network is huge and serves a large number of people. Plus, Harvard is very closely involved with several big external projects, such as Internet2 and even the IETF. Plus, how can you turn down the opportunity to see a cold-war style operations center with screens on the wall, flashing maps, alarms when things go wrong. . .