The Harvard Computer Society is a student group dedicated to promoting interest in computing and information technologies among members of the Harvard community, with great wit and panache.
Mar 27  Datamatch 2012 Summary - Dear HCS, Datamatch 2012 was a huge success! This year, we had 2129 people participate, which was slightly down from last year. However, fun was definitely had by all. Here are some aggregated raw Datamatch statistics.
Feb 27  Datamatch 2011 Reflections - Dear HCS, Datamatch 2011 was an astounding success. This year, Datamatch had 878 males and 1382 females participating. In case you don't have a slide rule handy, this works out to a total of 2260 participants, making this the most successful Datamatch in memory. Good work, Harvard! Here are some fun/interesting stats from the answers that we saw this year:
Jan 12  HCS Mail Statistics (Fall 2010) - One of the Harvard Computer Society's most prominent public services is mail. HCS hosts 5,000 mailing lists, and 1,700 student-group and user email/web accounts. We thought the community would find it interesting to see some of our mail statistics for Fall 2010. We started archiving log data in late September 2010, continuing through the present, with an interruption in mid-November.
Feb 15  Datamatch 2010 - Datamatch 2010 was an overwhelming success!
We ushered in a new era of decreased awkwardness and increased win by implementing bidirectional pairings for all undergraduate participants. We also received one of the largest numbers of submissions in our history, with almost 2000 validated submissions!
Dec 8  Harvard Computer Society Interest Form, Activities Fair Edition - The Harvard Computer Society is a student group dedicated to promoting interest in computing and information technologies among members of the Harvard community, with great wit and panache. Leave your name and email address to find out how you can become involved today.

Services

  1. Request an account for your student organization (provides webspace and an email address).
  2. Create a mailing-list for any group of 2+ people you want.

Projects

Ongoing systems work [more info]

  • System maintenance
  • Account services/RT

Emerging projects [more info]

  • hcs-pkg
  • Calendaring
  • Houses@HCS
  • Large scale virtualization
  • Single sign-on, PIN/Kerberos integration

Resources

  1. Tutorials - Follow our tutorials on various HCS account related tasks.
  2. FAQs - Find solutions to the most frequently asked acctserv questions.
  3. Mailman Administration - How to administer a Mailman mailing-list.

Subscribe to Our Mailing Lists

  1. hcs-announce - Our announcement list, for hearing about our events.
  2. hcs-discuss - A discussion list where we debate everything from politics to programming languages.
  3. hcs-jobs - Where we advertise job postings people send us.
  4. hcs-questions - A list intended for newcomers to HCS and technology to ask questions (all questions welcome).

About HCS

Office Hours

We generally hold "office hours" on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (see our Events Calendar for up-to-date dates) alternately in the Kirkland L Seminar Room or at our office in the Student Organization Center at Hilles, room 307, where we work on our projects, eat pizza, talk about technology, and help users with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Us

Contact with any questions about your account, or with other questions. Visit our contact page for more information.