13 Oct 2016

October 13th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by mobyte in emacs

33 people in attendance, including: mobyte, stringy, mind, cpg, pasportit, nospace, strongth, buttercup, kami

6:02 PM, On a Thursday, 2225 Kohrman Hall

Java Review Session

  • This Saturday, October 15th at 2 PM, there will be a review session for Dr. Kaminski’s CS 1110 class.
  • This will be teaching Freshmen about while loops, int values, and other Java information.
  • List of volunteers:
    • stringy, mind, strongth, nospace, mobyte, wobbles, kami.


  • We need help with getting sponsors.
    • We are not able to get many sponsors to respond.
    • If you can give us information about how to get more sponsors, please let us know.
  • Our goal is to receive money or prizes from sponsors.
  • Soon we will be going to local places in person to find sponsors.
  • There is also a Facebook event now available. See it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/154484321677898/.
    • Send it to all of your friends!

RSO Spotlight

  • Thanks to strongth being interviewed by Western Herald for their RSO Spotlight!
  • You can read the article here: http://www.westernherald.com/news/article_b6039980-8f2d-11e6-a573-9b07d24acb7e.html.
  • There is also a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xB1bnofsto.


  • We probably won’t be able to use other Kohrman Hall rooms for talks.
  • Since we can’t use another projector, we will have to consider options for getting our own projector for talks.


  • We may need a new router, since we are currently encountering problems with our current office router.
  • Details about these issues will be discussed as we determine them.
  • Possible replacement routers will be considered when we get more information.


  • hellbacon is still looking to get a new server for backups. The price range may be between $600 and $700.
  • Some refurbished servers are also being considered, with one option being around $800.
    • The specs are 8 cores, 96 GB of RAM, and 10 TB of storage.
    • Here is a link if you would like more information: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181390661208.
    • Depending on heat output, we are planning on putting this server in Parkview.
    • If we cannot put it in Parkview, it will be put in the Computer Club office.
  • This server will also be used for projects, assignments, or virtual machines for Computer Club members.
  • Thanks to typo for contributing funds to help us get this new server!

IBM Workshop

  • strongth has let us know that the IBM Workshop will be during the week of November 7th.
  • We will have the exact date about five days before the event.

Halloween Party

  • chibi is hosting a Halloween party on October 22nd.
  • If you would like more details, go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584323311867559/.