On the 3rd floor of Anderson Tower lives a unique group of people. We are the Computer Interest Floor, a special interest housing group at the University of Rochester whose interests and activities are as diverse and numerous as our members. With a history going back to 1983, we’re just as involved and dedicated to the university community as when we provided some of the few computing resources on campus.

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CIF Presents Virtual Seminar (9/5): How to Succeed in CS in College

Posted on August 30th, 2020

Posted by cifmaster

So usually this time of year we do a Unix seminar, it’s always the same boring commands, which probably should have Googled (or DuckDuckGo’ed) already, that we reiterate and try to make people think it’s the next best thing since sliced bread. So this year, we decided to change it up a bit. We have too many topics, too little time. So what are we doing now?

We’re gonna provide the entry point for all these skills so you can choose the interesting ones to search for yourself!

This upcoming Saturday (9/5) at 2pm. We will be doing a talk on “How to Succeed in CS in College”. Covering a wide range of topics of what you are expected to know learning Computer Science in college, like Git, Bash, Linux/Unix, Breakpoint debugging, and more! We will cover just enough so that people can have a solid idea of what keywords to search for. So drop by and see what skills that you may need to brush up on!

Time: Sat, 9/5 2pm-3pm
Zoom link: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/95206947356

Thank you CIRC!

Posted on August 28th, 2020

Posted by cifmaster

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) has just donated three Dell servers. These servers not only allow us to replace our old dying VM server, but also provided us with the resources to better support our remote members in these times.

Some of you may remember that Spring 2020, we were looking for a new HBA controller for setting up our new lab infrastructure. It was CIRC that provided us with the controller. Both these times, it was Carl Schmidtmann who took time out of his busy schedule to make sure that we can get the hardware that we needed. Without his help, none of the recent changes in the lab could have happened.

So thank you, Carl and CIRC, for continuously supporting us throughout the year, especially in these difficult times. Your generous contributions to the CIF lab will be utilized to provide better service to not only our members, but the entire campus community. For those interested in CIRC, please check out their page here: https://www.circ.rochester.edu/

SIH Virtual Minecraft Night

Posted on August 25th, 2020

Posted by cifmaster

AIF (Anime Interest Floor), CIF (Computer Interest Floor), MIF (Music Interest Floor) and Drama House are here to bring you our first big event of the year: SIH Virtual Minecraft Night!

Join us as we play Minecraft together with old friends, new friends and more on our Minecraft server this Friday 8/28 at 7pm. Meet with members of various Special Interest Housing groups in Minecraft and learn how SIH differs from traditional clubs. But most importantly, talk with us through Discord voice chat! What is Minecraft night if you’re just playing Minecraft on your own without people to talk to? So here are the links to the various SIH voice channels. Hop into the ones you’re interested in, talk to people, and have a blast!

AIF – discord.gg/d3dQ7KC
CIF – discord.gg/TMKXqJc
MIF – discord.gg/jfAJRBt
Drama House – discord.gg/HK4pr4V

Of course, we can’t forget the link to the Minecraft server! So here it is:

So here it is everybody! The first big SIH event of the year, and we look forward to crafting, talking, relaxing with you all soon!

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