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23/24 Semester 1 Week 9

@cheese 📆 November 5, 2023 🍿 3 min read

Week 9 Newsletter

Hey, brickies!

Welcome to week 9 everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

The days are getting shorter and Mariah Carey is defrosting. Christmas is right around the corner, but sadly we have exams to do first :(

It’s Movember and our discord server icon has been changed to a handsome fellow. Meet Mr. Gentlebrick who will be staying around with us until December.

We will be hosting a talk from a developer at 2K Games on Tuesday the 7th of November from 4-5pm. This is perfect for any 3rd and 4th years currently on the job hunt. They will be going over how to get into the gaming industry and will be available for any questions you might have. There will be pizza and 2K merch available!

Our Hackerclub this week is all about shell scripting. Do you have specific tasks that you do on your computer regularly? Why not automate them with a shell script? Make your way to LG25 on Wednesday the 8th of November from 3-5pm to start scripting! Pizza will be served.

Redbrick, along with UCD, TUD and more are organising a Computing Societies Ball which will be taking place around mid-February 2024 (Date coming soon™) Tickets will be around €60 with more information coming in the following weeks. If you would be interested in attending, fill out this Google form here.

An email regarding Redbrick hoodie payments has been sent out, so check your inboxes folks! The payment deadline is Thursday the 9th of November at 11:59pm so make sure you have paid by then!

We also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you all. You can get your very own Blueblock™ hoodie, it’s the same design and price as the Redbrick one but it’s blue, just that alone makes it worth getting! Even if you missed out on a regular Redbrick hoodie, you can still get a Blueblock one. Act now because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

If you would like to purchase a Blueblock hoodie (I know you do), please contact @distrobyte on Discord or email distro(a)redbrick.dcu.ie

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord server to interact with fellow brickies and the committee.


  • Hackerclub (Shell Scripts): 8th of November @ 3-5pm, LG25
  • 2K Games GameDev Q&A: 7th of November @ 4-5pm, LG25
  • CompSoc Ball: Interest form here
  • Redbrick Hoodie Payment Deadline: 9th of November @ 11:59pm

Upcoming Events

Q&A With GameDev Engineer


Do you enjoy playing games? Ever wondered what it would be like to make them yourself? Or just want to fix the bugs in your favourite games? Looking at you Cyberpunk 2077! Hear from a game development engineer from 2K games this week down in LG25 on Tuesday the 7th of November from 4-5pm. Pizza will be provided!


Shell Scripts


Are you sick and tired of typing out the same set of commands all the time? Wish you could do it with just a single command? Want to automate everything in your life? Or just want to troll your friends with some “funny” scripts? Shell out and come on down to LG25 on Wednesday the 8th of November from 3-5pm to learn all of the cool stuff you can do with Shell Scripts. free-pizza.sh will be executed!

Jake Farrell (cheese)
Redbrick Secretary 2023-2024