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23/24 Semester 2 Week 5

@cheese 📆 February 12, 2024 🍿 3 min read

Week 5 Newsletter

Hey, brickies!

Welcome to week 5! Is it just me or do the weeks keep flying by? It’s nearly reading week already and it feels like I have just started back!

Web scraping, pancakes and committee lightning talks are on the agenda for this week.

If you want to hear what topics our committee are passionate about, or what they are forced to deal with, come on down to L114 on Wednesday the 14th of February from 1-2pm to hear them all!

For our Hackerclub this week, we will be exploring the word of web scraping. Would you like to have all the data from websites at your fingertips? Well make your way to L125 on Wednesday the 14th of February from 2-4pm to find out how. Pizza will be provided!

Fancy having some pancakes? Make your way common room on Tuesday the 13th of February from 1-2pm where we will be hosting a Pancake Tuesday event in collaboration with EngSoc.

In case you missed the email during the week, we are hosting the Dublin Computer Science Ball along with UCD and TUD. Tickets are now live for €50-55 and can be purchased here. The ball will take place from 7pm in the Westbury Hotel, 16th February. We hope to see you all there!

Just like our Committee Lightning Talks this week, you have the opportunity to host your own lightning talk. If you have a topic you are passionate about and want to share it with our members, fill in this form here. Signups for the talks will close on Friday the 16th of February.

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


  • Redbrick & EngSoc Pancake Tuesday: 13th of February @ 1-2pm, Common Room
  • Committee Lightning Talks: 14th of February @ 1-2pm, L114
  • Hackerclub - Web Scraping: 14th of February @ 2-4pm, L125
  • Member Lightning Talks - Form Deadline: 16th February, Form here

Upcoming Events

Redbrick & EngSoc Pancake Tuesday


Happy Pancake Tuesday everyone! We will be serving pancakes along with EngSoc in the common room on Tuesday the 13th of February from 1-2pm. Come on down and enjoy some pancakes!

Committee Lightning Talks


For this week’s event, we will be hosting a series of lightning talks from our committee members. Want to learn what things in life makes us happy or regret everything? From mail to NixOS, there’s a lightning talk for everyone. The talks will take place on Wednesday the 14th of February from 1-2pm in L114.


Web Scraping


Ever looked at a website and thought the information on it would look really good in a project you were working on? Wanted to build something cool like a price tracker, weather app? Well with web scraping you can get all the data you need! Join us in L125 on Wednesday the 14th of February from 2-4pm to find out more. Pizza as usual!

Jake Farrell (cheese)
Redbrick Secretary 2023-2024