19 Jan 2017

January 19th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by mobyte in emacs

32 people in attendance, including: mobyte, strongth, stringy, epikmemekid1998, kell, kami, zurek, nospace

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

Oculus Touch

  • We are still planning on getting the Oculus Touch.
  • We initially ordered it from Amazon, but they pushed the shipping date back multiple times
  • To hopefully get it sooner, strongth will order it from Oculus website directly.

IRC Server

  • The new IRC server is set up and it is ready to be used.
  • It is going to be password protected, meaning that LDAP accounts will be tied to your IRC account now.
  • There are instructions on the Wiki about how to connect to the new server.
    • You can find this information here: https://cclub.cs.wmich.edu/wiki/WeeChat.
  • People will be required to move soon because the old and non-secure server will be shut down.
  • Contact stringy if you have any problems.

Computer Security Certification

  • This is an online course and it is a 15 credit course for Computer Security certifications.
  • You must be a graduate student to do this class.
  • The only requirement is knowing how to use a computer.

New Laptop

  • kami recently bought a new computer for us to use at Computer Club.
  • This laptop has a good battery and we can use it at events, such as PLAN.
  • It currently has Ubuntu installed on it.
  • There is a rule that you can not take it out of the room without permission.
  • Thanks to kami for buying this!


  • This weekend is the first CTF of the semester.
  • Anyone coming to the CTF class tomorrow must bring a 8 GB flash drive in order to make a Kali Linux bootable USB. Kali Linux requires 3 GB of space, but more space will be preferable in order to take advantage of file persistence.
  • The CTF this weekend we can work on is Insomni’hack.
    • To find out more information about this CTF, go here: https://ctftime.org/event/382/.
    • This CTF does not start until Saturday, so we will be having a party at the Computer Club office at Noon.
  • In the class on Friday, we are planning on preparing for this CTF with some sample problems by nospace.


  • We are planning on doing Computer Club elections during the 2nd to last week of the semester.
  • This semester will be a good opportunity to start thinking about any potential candidates.


  • There are going to be meetings during Fridays at 5:30 PM.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help out at PLAN or to help make the event better, please come by!
  • If you want to give any input online through IRC, join the #plan channel.

Academic Computing Society

  • ACS needs a new leader since cpg is stepping down.
  • There are available resources that ACS has at Parkview that could be used by Computer Club members.
  • The meetings for this club will be in B115 at Parkview on Wednesday at 5 PM.
  • Some of the projects they do involve cluster computing, data science, and big data.
  • ACS is a great opportunity, so don’t miss out.
  • ACS is WMU’s ACM chapter, meaning that you can be the chairman of the ACM chapter at WMU if you become the leader of ACS.

Meeting ends at 6:18 PM