Welcome to Interface
- A point at which independent systems or diverse groups interact.
(computer science) The point of interaction or communication between a computer and any other entity, such as a printer or human operator.
- A student club at Victoria University of Wellington, where a group of likeminded people take some time off interacting with their computers, and interact with each other instead.
Interface is the VUW computer club.
The club provides computing resources to members, including a wireless network (SWANS), and accounts on a Linux server on campus for development, small websites, etc.. These systems were built and are maintained by members of the club. We also provide various services to the university community, such as a forum where students can get help with the university's wireless network (WirelessVic), an on-campus IRC server (irc.interface.org.nz or just interface.org.nz) and pastebin (http://paste.interface.org.nz/), and services for other clubs. We have an interest in advocacy issues on university IT policy, as well as providing a library of computing resources to members (distribution and recovery disks, various books on languages and systems).
We have weekly social meetings every Wednesday from 6:00 pm in CO 350. Apart from occasional exec. meetings, our weekly meetings are very informal and provide an opportunity for members to eat, chat and help each other with any computer problems they might have. There is sometimes a group order of pizza, this is organised via the MeetingsWithPizzaz wiki page. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend.
We have occasionally invited speakers to talk on a range of topics. Many members are involved in a range of computing activities outside of the university, and the club is a good way of exchanging information and ideas.
We also run various special events, such as talks by various speakers and installfests where we help people to install GNU/Linux.
For a list of upcoming events, see the Events page.