Dan "Danbjorn" Cosser
- 2007–present — Honorary Member
- 2005–2007 — Assistant Technical Officer
- 2004–2005 — Treasurer
- 2003–2004 — Member
- 2003–2007 — BSc (Hons) Computing Informatics
Termisoc was the first and only society Dan joined when he came to Plymouth, but those who know him know that this lad from deepest darkest Dorset is very lazy and this explains why his appearances at meetings was sketchy. Under the leadership of the outgoing exec, he learned about the ways of Linux. When his second year came around, a full year of CANDI under his belt, danbjorn became the Termisoc treasurer, and preparations had to be made for the fresher's fayre.
Seeing a new load of freshers come in was interesting experience for the student, and he learnt much about the art of teaching people in the tutorials given. Much fun was had. By the end of the year work grew hard, and attendance poor. What had become of our lad?
The Council, that's what. As his second year of CANDI drew to a close a placement beckoned, and our intrepid explorer took up a position as a business process analyst at the South Hams District Council. He lives in Plymouth, and is still a student, albeit a much more tired and bitter one. He is even brave enough to remain on the exec as ATO, under young 'un Ben A'Lee.
Eventually the long and arduous year that was the placement drew to close, and our protegee had to move on to better things. Alternatively he was to return to University, which he did with an apprehensive heart. He found that £3 millon had been spent on removing stairs and adding a couple of sofas, and he was most displeased. Yet he fought on regardless at Termisoc, guiding a new wave of fresh blood into the world as he battled with the final year of his course.
At this point, a job was required, and one was found in a dark and evil place. Or Derriford, as it's more widely known. Yes! Our intrepid student was no longer, and a bitter, cynical developer had taken his place. His snake was now placid, his wallet slightly fuller, but he was no longer the student we knew and loved. Saying that, he continued to live like a student, and his involvement with Termisoc continued, so nobody really noticed.
Three and a bit years later, the twin evils of Java and local government had battered our hero into a pulp, and it was time to move on. Not for him the sunny shores of the south! No, he struck out wildly into the north, and ended up in Nottingham, where he resides to this day. He now gently massages pythons into the shape of websites, and pretends he knows something about Django Reinhardt.
"So, I'm in the kind of mood where I wouldn't consider it unreasonable to strip all my clothes off and run screaming from the office, leaping onto a cow, and riding off into the sunset." 2012-03-12 15:14 on IRC
At his desk, wondering if Java was really all that bad.