CCA Previews ’17: Computer Science Society

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By Bradley Teo (17S06F), Chairperson

Have you ever dreamt of being the life of the party? If not, the Computer Science Club (CSC) has you covered! Within a few short months, you will be transformed from a fully-functioning human being into a CSC wizard, complete with knowledge on mysterious Python spells and the valour needed to dive headfirst into CSS.

This Python spell calculates primes.

Maybe you’ve heard some rumours about our club, or the exasperated screams emanating from the computer labs on Wednesday afternoons, and would like to join our ranks.

If so, be prepared to spend days delving into the inner heart of the computer, and let your love for technology be rekindled. From building websites and making games, to creating smartphone apps, learning to write code opens the door to all.

Doctor – a webapp designed to bring up relevant scholarly search results while you type, made at NUS HacknRoll 2015

Perhaps routine wizardry is not enough for you. Occasionally, CSC wizards will participate in hackathons. Hackathons are 24 hour sessions where wizards endure the arduous task of materialising an idea overnight, whilst surviving solely on coffee and free pizza.

Code will make you fly! (Feng Jiahai, 16S06E, at NUS HacknRoll 2016)

What if you prefer more competitive spellcasting? Wizards of a more combative nature may choose to partake in competitions such as the National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI), where participants write code that solves specific programming tasks.

Singapore NOI Training Team 2016

In all seriousness, computer science really isn’t magic. If you’re interested in learning how to make websites, games and apps, or just want to pick up a new and useful skill, join us at CSC! Our website (with the greatest domain name) can be found at

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