22 Mar 2018

March 22th, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by cookie in vim

19 people in attendance, including: dolphin, sphinx, ohaimark, kessler, sgt, spacedog, DrewR, sharanui, cookie, zurek, kahrl

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


  • PLAN is this weekend and we need volunteers to for the events.

  • We need help for admissions, concessions, and tournament judging.

  • You do not need any prior knowledge to run the games to judge them. We use challenge to orchestrate the brackets so it is automated for the judge

Science Olympiad

  • This weekend is also the Science Olympiad.

  • The event will take place early on Saturday @ Parkview

  • The computer science competition will be @ 8:45 in the morning on Saturday

  • Kahrl and spacedog have put together this years challenges

  • If you are available to volunteer then talk to kahrl.


  • Officer election will be held on April 12th

  • If you think anybody in club would be a good fit for any of the e-board position then nominate them.

  • We need to make sure that we can still use stringy’s voting procedure from last Year,

BonzAI Brawl

  • Dr. Carr has reiterated that he would like to field as many BonzAI brawl team as possible.

  • This is an artificial intelligence programming competition in which you essentially create a function to operate through a game as an uncontrolled (AI) player
  • For more information on BonzAI Brawl click here

Game Inventors Club

  • The Game inventors club is here at meeting.

  • Tomorrow @ 2pm they are going over to the VR lab @ Waldo library to try a secure a regular schedule for the VR lab.

  • If you are interested email arron.martindale@wmich.edu

The Esports Arena

  • Micheal Sisk is here to talk about Esports and the arena being built for the games.

  • Our University president has allocated a $1,000,000 transformation fund to try and attract new students to the school.

  • There is half a million dollar in funding for the ESports arena.

  • The location will be on East Campus and what was know as the Little Theatre and the funds will go towards transforming that space.

  • This will be attempted as a club sport that would be student run with adviser similar to club hockey or club football

  • There is a very aggressive time line of Fall 2018 for the Arena.

  • After the space is constructed input from students will be necessary for the direction of the program.

  • This will be a very student oriented Arena and all possible events for the will be gauge towards students

  • If this project excites you get involved Talk to Mike Sisk Project manager.