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:

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.

Datamatch 2015 Summary

Thanks to everybody who signed up for Datamatch in 2015! We had a RECORD 3859 people sign in, with a still record 3553 submitting the survey. 1149 people signed up for waffle dates with their matches at our partner Zinnekin's, and 180 of those people were lucky enough to have their match sign up as well! In years to come, hopefully Datamatch will be responsible for even more happy couples

Datamatch 2014 Summary

Here are some stats for Datamatch 2014:

Signed up: 3672
Submitted: 3326
Male: 1598
Female: 2073
Freshmen: 1007
Sophomore: 903
Junior: 741
Senior: 750
Grad: 29
Alumn: 0
In a relationship: 327

This year, we've had a termendous amount of sign-ups, the most as of yet. We hope next year's Datamatch would be just as great!

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.

The first column contains totals, the second, percentages.

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!

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.

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!