29 Sep 2016

September 29th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by mobyte in emacs

35 people in attendance, including: cpg, mind, strongth, mobyte, nospace, hypnotoad, stringy, kami

6:00 PM, On a Thursday, 2225 Kohrman Hall


  • Someone named Aaron came to Computer Club and is looking for app and web developers.
    • His idea is to simplify the way people connect by combining social network platforms.
    • He has created a mock UI for this, so he can provide concepts to start with.
    • He would like to hire WMU student developers.
    • Email aaron.c.mcclendon@wmich.edu if you would like more details.
  • Andrew from the meeting a couple weeks ago has found a developer for the website he was working on.
    • However, he will need someone to help with a web scraping project and he will possibly have more details in a week.
  • Brandon, a contact sphinx knows, wants to create a website with two separate forms on a page. These forms would lead to a processed page.
    • There will be $1000 given to create this website.
    • Ask sphinx on IRC if you would like more information.
  • kyledad7’s old job has now been claimed by giggles.

Java Programming Workshop

  • Last week we talked about a Java programming workshop for beginner programmers and students from CS1.
  • This date has been set for Saturday, October 15th at 2 PM.
    • There will be pizza!
    • If you want to volunteer, let an officer in the #officers channel on IRC know.

Reminder about Downloading

  • All Computer Science students have been reminded in a recent email to not engage in any illegal file sharing on campus.
  • This is a reminder that students should not do illegal downloads on campus or in the Computer Club office.


  • On Monday between noon and 2 PM, sloan will have an interview with tybalt from WIDR to talk about Computer Club as a part of the WIDR RSO Spotlight.
  • This will give us an opportunity to have free airtime on WIDR radio for advertising.
    • This may lead to other future opportunities to tell listeners about Computer Club.

Cumin Fundraiser

  • demorest has brought up the opportunity to have a fundraiser at the Cumin Indian Cuisine restaurant.
  • The plan is to have many people come in one night and obtain 15% of proceeds.
  • Here is how it would work:
    • Coordinate with the restaurant and sign up.
    • Publicize, get people to go there and spend money.
    • Computer Club would then get 15% of the money for that night.
  • The restaurant has a capacity of about 30 people.
  • Ask demorest on IRC if you want to get more information or if you want to show interest.

Computer Club Talks

  • nospace is having the first talk of the semester tonight about reversing a binary file after the meeting.
  • If you would like to sign up for a talk of your own, go to this link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/oGaElGo3fuDmfBUv1.
  • It is first-come, first-served, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.
  • Reserving a topic and time is not required immediately, but it is important to reserve with your name as soon as possible if you want to give a talk.

IBM Workshop

  • We successfully have obtained enough interest to get support from IBM to have a workshop at Computer Club!
  • However, they originally wanted to hold the workshop next Monday.
  • They are currently working around their schedule, they may be able to set it up this November.
  • More details will come soon when we hear back from them through strongth.


  • We want to take down signatures to send to the Computer Science department to give sphinx recognition.
  • This would be a recognition letter to show how much sphinx has helped us.
  • We will have a signatures sheet soon, ask any of the officers if you want to sign it.


  • The PLAN schedule for tournaments should be on whatistheplan.com soon.
  • The next PLAN meeting will be next week at some time.
    • This time is not yet decided
    • Check IRC in the #plan channel to get more information.
  • In news about sponsors, Dr. Carr has helped us get donations through the Computer Science department.
    • This will make it easier for potential sponsors to give us funds.