26 Jan 2017

January 26th, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by mobyte in emacs

25 people in attendance, including: zurek, stringy, mind, nospace, dolphin, becky, mobyte, strongth, kami

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

High School Event

  • Dr. Carr emailed us to offer us to help with a project.
  • Opportunity to help High School students to learn about Computer Science.
  • To do this, they want us to show a demo of the Oculus Rift for 30 minutes at Floyd Hall.
  • There will be two events, one on March 2nd and April 18th. The times are not yet decided.
  • In return for helping, Computer Club will be given a pizza party funded by the Computer Science department.

Richard Stallman

  • Richard Stallman is coming to Kalamazoo on Monday (1/30).
  • He will be giving a talk titled “Computing, Freedom, and Privacy”.
  • The event will be at Kalamazoo College in the Olds-Upton Building, Room 103 from 7 PM to 9 PM.
  • To learn more about this event, go here: https://www.fsf.org/events/rms-20170130-kalamazoo.

Oculus Touch

  • The shipping got delayed again, so we will be hopefully getting it by tomorrow or on Monday.
  • There were some problems with ordering it directly from Oculus, so we decided to go back to Amazon instead.

Google Live Event

  • Dr. Carr has recently emailed all Computer Science with some opportunities for individuals to take part in some events.
  • To find more details about this, look in your student email for a message titled: ‘You’re Invited! Google’s February YouTube Live Event Opportunities’.


  • Computer Science students at Western Michigan University have recently received access to many programs by VMware for free.
  • There are licenses that can be used for many different VMware programs, including: VMware Workstation 12, VMware Fusion 8, VMware player 7, VMware vCenter Server 6, and many more programs.
  • These licenses will be active for 12 months and can be renewed in the next year.
  • To find this email, search your student email inbox for an email titled: ‘An account has been created for you’.

Meeting ends at 6:09 PM