[HCS]Re: Announce for week of Apr 5, 2004

Yves T. Wang ytwang at hcs.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 3 11:34:19 EST 2004

(1) Office Hours
(2) Speaker: Chuck Easttom on Computer Security
(3) HCS Computing Seminars
(4) Projects

(1) Office Hours          Apr 5, 2004 - 8 PM

This week, Office Hours will be held from 8:00 to 10:00, an hour later than
usual.  This change is due to HCS hosting a Chuck Easttom for a talk about
computer security (see below).  As usual, we will be offering pizza and

(2) Speaker               Apr  5, 2004 - 7 PM

Chuck Easttom will be coming to speak about computer security on Monday,
April 5 in Science Center 309 at 7 PM.  There will be pizza afterwards in
the HCS office.

Chuck Easttom is the author of 7 books including titles on Linux,
JavaScript, C++, and other computer topics.  He has served as a subject
matter expert for the Computer Technology Association (CompTIA) in the
creation or revision of four of their certification tests including their
Security+ exam.  Chuck has been working with computer security in various
settings for several years, including teaching computer security courses at
2 different colleges. He is currently working on a book on computer security.
You can find out more about his books and speaking engagements, as well as
find a plethora of security tips and tutorials at www.chuckeasttom.com.

(3) Seminars              Saturdays - 4 PM

HCS will be offering seminars on Saturdays at 4:00 PM for the next four
weeks.  Each seminar will cover a specific topic and will last one to two
hours.  They will be held in the computer labs on the second floor of the
Science Center.

April 10: HTML and Dreamweaver (PC classroom)
April 17: Photoshop (PC classroom)
April 24: UNIX (Mac Classroom)
May    1: LaTeX (Mac Classroom)

(4) Projects

We are looking at running some projects.  If you have any ideas, please let
us know at board at hcs.

Mailing List Improvement
HCS is starting a project to make mailing lists easier to create and use.
Contact Gregory Price <gprice at eecs> if you know anything about Mailman,
Kerberos, or MIT's Athena, or if you know of some other tool that might
help us do the job.  Also, let him know if you are interesting on working on
this project.

Building 'Bots
People have expressed interest in building robots, either to enter in
competitions or just for the fun of it.  If you are interested, contact
Kartik Venkatram <venkatr at fas>.

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