Vim Tips

December 13th, 2011

Kuperman’s Vim Tips

Vim Logo

Vim Rocks!

What: An introduction to some of the features of Vim that I find particularly useful

When: Thursday, December 15 @ 9pm

Where: King 135

It’ll be useful if you are comfortable using Vim (or vi) as an editor — at least have gone through the tutorial.  I’ll introduce you to a number of useful features and concepts that will make Vim more useful for you.  I’ll also try to answer any questions about Vim that I can.

Emacs Night

December 1st, 2011

Learning GNU Emacs (O'Reilly Book Cover)

GNU Emacs!

The CSMC proudly presents…

Emacs Night!

On Thursday, December 8th the Computer Science Majors Committee will be holding Emacs Night at 9pm in the downstairs lab. This will be a hands-on presentation intended to introduce you to GNU Emacs, along with some tips and tricks.  This event could be especially helpful to those who are planning a computer science-related winter term, but aren’t sure what tool to use.  All are welcome!


November 21st, 2011

Senior computer science major Claire Nelson presented a paper on “An Interactive Software Tool for Parsing English Sentences” at the Midstates Conference on Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics (MCURCSM), held at Denison University on November 19, 2011. The paper was based on the work that she did this past summer in collaboration with fellow senior computer science major Becky Punch and their faculty mentor professor John Donaldson.

Claire Nelson at MCURCSM 2011

Claire Nelson at MCURCSM 2011

2011 ACM Programming Contest

October 24th, 2011

Team O(Bees)

John Donaldson, Emma Conner, Zach Levine, and Joaquim Ruales

This past weekend 3 Oberlin students competed as a team in the 2011 ACM Regional Programming Contest. They were competing among 122 teams from 60 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana. Team O(Bees) took 10th out of 46 teams at the Youngstown State University site.

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Vim Night

October 12th, 2011

Vim Logo

Vim Rocks!

The CSMC proudly presents…


Vim Night!

  • Discover its digital magnetism
  • Have more time to play with puppies
  • Prepare for the robot uprising

No experience necessary, learn the basics of Vim, hands-on!

Thursday, October 13 at 9pm in King 135

Coccinelle: Bug Finding for the Linux Community – Julia Lawall University of Copenhagen

October 4th, 2011

Monday October 10, King 221 4:30 p.m.

An operating system is the software that provides the connection between application software and the underlying hardware.  As such, its development is challenging and its correctness is critical.  Linux is an open source operating system, developed by programmers around the world, who have a widely varying degree of expertise.  These factors have implied that the introduction of bugs is continuous, and indeed seems inevitable.  Adequate tools are thus needed to help programmers find these bugs in their code. Such tools furthermore need to be suited to the expertise and working style of the programmers that should use them.

In recent work, we have developed the program matching and transformation tool Coccinelle.  Coccinelle makes it possible to match and transform code according to specifications that looks like the processed code itself.  Concretely, Coccinelle provides the notion of a “semantic patch”, which is like the patch (diff) familiar to Linux developers, but is more general, allowing a single specification to match code found all over the Linux
kernel.  In this talk, we will introduce Coccinelle and present a number of bugs recently found in Linux code by using this tool.
Joint work with Gilles Muller, INRIA

Sponsored by the Computer Science Department, College Leading Edge Fund, and the Alumni Office ASOC Program

Unix Night

September 12th, 2011

Unix Night

Want to be as cool as these guys? The CSMC will be hosting Unix Night on Thursday, September 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the downstairs computer lab (King 135). There will be a scavenger hunt to get familiar with common Unix commands, plus brief introductions to the Emacs and Vim editors and some tips to make working in the shell easier and more productive. Pizza (vegetarian and vegan options) will be provided. Feel free to contact with questions. We hope to see you there!

Ken and Dennis

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie - Inventors of Unix!!!

Visiting Asst. Professor Position (Spring 2012)

September 12th, 2011

The Computer Science department is looking to fill a one-semester, non-continuing faculty position for Spring 2012.  Applicants can specialize in any area of CS and may be ABD.

For dates and application details, please see the official college job posting: Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Competitive Programming ExCo

September 7th, 2011

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Do you wanna be 1337?

Wann learn new skillz and show them off in the glory of combat?

Then check out the Competitive Computer Programming ExCo at the ExCo fair!

If you miss the ExCo fair, you can still sign up online here!

No need to be competitive, just show up and learn how its done!

Class time to be determined by attendees.

Welcome Back CS Majors – Ice Cream Social WED Sept 7

August 22nd, 2011

Join us for a Welcome Back Ice Cream Social.

Wed September 7,  4:30pm

Rice Courtyard (rainsite – King 2nd Floor Common Area)

Ice Cream Social!

Ice Cream!