Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

April 25th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell

 

  • Tech update
    • All old minutes are now uploaded on the CIF website! Thanks, Josh! (I didn’t do as much of it because I am a bad person)
    • CIF wiki now accessible from cif.rochester.edu/wiki 🙂
    • CIF website has been cleaned up such that it loads faster (thanks, Josh!)
      • This is due to some performance optimization
      • Other optimizations we could do, but not worth it to do them if we’re gonna go for a new website
    • Http we’re running is like…10 years out of date–if someone has time to update this, that would be Very HelpfulTM
      • Might be a good summer project
    • Nauticock bot update
      • It is still offline 🙁
      • API token has disappeared with Jack, which is problematic
        • Could reach out to him via the email he provided on the GitHub
        • Tianyi will reach out using the CIF email–this will allow all other board members to see and keep an easily accessible record
      • We could do a new API key–not sure how easy that is, plus would need Elana’s help
      • Or we could just make a new bot and give ownership to the CIF email
      • Vote
        • Emersyn: up to techy people
        • Ryan: New bot
        • Isabel: Up to techy people
        • Tianyi: New bot, but if that doesn’t work we can reach out to Jack
      • We will make a new bot! Same everything as before, except the API key
    • Tianyi will update server specs soon for documentation
  • Isabel will make the graphic for the 171/172 review session so that we can advertise
    • Tianyi will pass it on to prof. Purtee tomorrow
    • We will reach out to Jason later since he isn’t at the board meeting
  • IEEE cosponsorship
    • We have two people going, one person who would love to go but has a time conflict, and one maybe
    • Will put out a final call, but we probably have enough to cosponsor
  • We got a prospective student who applied?????
    • Maybe he committed?
    • We should reach out to make sure he actually committed to UR
    • We can interview him, but we will NOT give any housing points/credit for this spring
  • Sufian wants to do a talent show (in video form)
    • Open to people who live on Anderson 3, send video submissions (keep it sfw)

April 18th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell, Div Patel

  • 171/172 review session
    • Open to anyone taking those classes
    • When are their final exams?
    • Classes end May 7, final is likely May 6
    • Review session could be May 1, 3-5 PM
    • Emersyn, Jason, Tianyi, Ryan, Josh, Isabel
    • See if anyone wants to help with this @ floor meeting
    • Isabel will throw together a flyer together, Jason will email Pawlicki for 172
    • Tianyi will email Purtee for 171
    • “Hey, we’re holding a review session, can you promote this to your students, also what day is the final?”
  • E4E
    • What are our future goals?
      • Fill the floor back up
      • Hold constitution vote
      • Member-based projects/lab involvement
      • Reconfigure appointed positions to encourage engagement
    • Member statistics
      • They have been dealt with (ominous)
    • Jason has obtained a Minecraft screengrab so Isabel can make graphic design her passion
  • Participation points
    • Isabel reached out to people who need points
    • There was no response
    • Isabel will follow up with them just in case
  • Family science day happened yesterday, the required people showed up
    • They will get points
  • Tech updates
    • There is now a tech spam chat for board
    • Tech people made a ticket spreadsheet (tasks that need to be fulfilled)
      • Has urgency level, required access, due date, in progress, who’s working on it
    • Isabel has started uploading the minutes backlog (one of the tasks)
      • Josh has figured out how to upload minutes based on the date they were created, rather than the date they were uploaded
    • Two perpetual tasks: fix the color printer, clean lab
    • Server that was throwing an error (Pandora) has been turned off
    • User authentication system guide added by Josh
    • How to use Wiki guide added by Josh
    • Ryan is open to being included in the “employees” section
    • List of guides that exist for future tech directors–Tianyi has started on that
    • Issue with SSL certificates (which IT asked us to fix), whatever that means
    • Lab access information on the website has been fixed
    • Redirect old CIF wiki to current wiki
    • Other various things, this is all very detailed and basically the tech directors did a cool thing
  • The Discord bot is down! 😱
    • API key not stored
    • We should be able to fix this as soon as Jason gets API key
  • Seniors gifts thing
    • People are going to meet but throw ideas in a shared document beforehand
  • Floor agenda
    • “Not-a-c*ck” thing still open
    • Study with CIF still exists
    • CIFx talks–Isabel and Ryan? Also call for any others
    • Upcoming CS review session–May 1st at 3 PM
    • E4E is happening but members are not invited–we are not in trouble, it’s just standard procedure
    • Game night coming up May 1st
  • Game night
    • We will do one May 1st at 8 PM
    • Can be advertised to people who come to review session
  • The kids want a “pog” emoji
    • “Nautipog”
  • CIFnic
  • Isabel will reach out to RHA to be reimbursed
  • Overall it went well and the attendees enjoyed themselves

April 11th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Will Hulsey, Jason Katzner, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell

  • Senior gifts!
    • Keegan and Elana signed up, they can both be involved
    • Josh can also help
    • Soft cap of $10/person
    • Isabel will reimburse people via their preferred payment method with censored receipts
  • Participation points
    • LOA people: free pass
    • Part-time people: Isabel will reach out
    • On-floor people who are low: Isabel will reach out
    • Three people where we are legitimately concerned about participation
    • Two issues: whether they are continuing membership vs. whether they are engaged enough as current members
    • We need to make sure we get study with CIF attendance
    • If people make a good effort after being contacted or let us know that there was something that prevented them from meeting quota, we will generally be lenient
  • Constitution
    • Updates: housing blocks, mechanism to remove members due to inactivity (1 event per semester), general streamlining (uncontroversial), renaming tech positions, nauticock changes, housing points?
  • Endorsement
    • We are unsure about his interest in making SIHs more closely affiliated with SA
    • He would like to make recording lectures more commonplace post-pandemic
    • We do not wish to provide an endorsement, but we will let our members know that the SA elections are coming up and who the candidates are

April 4th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Cole Balacek, Emersyn Harris, Keegan Matthews, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Ryan ODell

  • Ryan is in CSC 212 and is working on a final project for it
    • The app is to read out road signs for dyslexic people
    • He needs people with cars to drive around and test out the app
    • Will make an announcement at the floor meeting
  • IRL CIFnic
    • Maybe people in Rochester could go to Genesee Valley Park
    • Probably would not be for points
    • Tentatively April 18th, rain date a week later, 2:00 PM
    • BYOF
    • RSVP so we can walk over together
  • Nauticock award
    • We will be bringing that back this year, if only to remind people that it exists
    • Not-a-c*ck award–just shout people out for doing cool things and showcase them later
      • No restrictions on who can be shouted out
  • CIFx talk update
    • Put out a call for them
    • Remind people that most CIFx talks should be 5-10 minutes
  • Housing
    • Will probably move Ryan and Bailey into 310 and give their rooms to Sophie and Joseph, pending approval of all involved
    • Pending Bailey’s approval, Ryan will email all involved parties and get it straightened out
  • We have $100 from RHA and it is a use it or lose it situation
    • Ideally for an event
    • Could use for CIFnic or board games or lab/kitchen improvements
    • Emersyn will reach out to clarify whether we can use it for those reasons
  • Family Science Day
    • We need to fill out the google sheet for when we will be teaching the class
    • Ryan and Tianyi will lead the class, we will send a form to members to see if they’d like to help out
      • This will be 4/17
  • Senior gifts
    • Usually a cap of $10
    • Emersyn and Ryan are the only board members this doesn’t apply to
    • People this applies to: Isabel, Jason, Tristan, Tianyi, Lucas

March 28th, 2021

Present: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Will Hulsey, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Lloyd Page, Bailey Rike

  • Josh thinks we should change one of the interview questions
    • Rather than saying “what can you bring to CIF,” ask “tell us about yourself,” “what are your hobbies/interests?”
    • No objections, changed in the document
  • Events
    • Game night this weekend–Saturday, April 3rd
    • Floor meeting next weekend–Sunday, April 4th (tell new members to stop by and say hello, also because it’s required)
    • CIFx talks on April 11th
      • Jason will explain housing spreadsheet
      • Put out call for talks at the next floor meeting
    • People need to show up to stuff!
  • SIH Instagram takeover
    • We can take over an instagram story for the day
    • Would probably have to do some sort of irl (outdoor) hangout that day/have it on the same day as online events
  • Participation points
    • Isabel will drop by the housing meeting to remind people about participation
      • If we see people making an effort, we might give you a waiver
    • People who aren’t coming back don’t have to worry as much
  • E4E
    • Work on that

March 21st, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell, Bailey Rike

  • Participation points are not Pokémon! You do not have to catch ‘em all!
  • Floor agenda:
    • How housing blocks work
    • Housing meeting time announcement
    • Any CIF pictures, please send them our way
  • Housing meeting
    • 8:00 PM
    • Board meeting at 7:00 PM
    • Ryan will reach out to people to see if they have conflicts
    • Housing blocks deadline=end of Saturday
    • Ryan will reach out to people who have not responded
    • People who we need confirmations from: Rory, Lyrica, Alex, Maryfrances, Blake, Molly
    • We need six people–if half of the above people confirm, we only need three
  • Recruitment
    • Ryan will email the mailing list tonight to tell them that now’s the time to join
    • Isabel will poke #chatting-interest-floor and email URSGA
    • Jason will follow up on the pre-major email list
    • Emersyn can reach out to ResLife to send stuff to the freshman RAs
    • Tianyi will email her professor who teaches 171 (and also Pawlicki)
  • Anderson planned outage
    • 4/17, about half an hour
    • A job for on campus techy people
    • We do not want to see what happens with an unplanned (on the servers’ end) outage
  • E4E
    • Slated to be due April 8th, presentation week after
      • However, date may be reevaluated because other SIH groups are also stressed
      • The rest of board should look through the report and fill in their own stuff
      • Board should also collectively work on slideshow
      • Might do related graphics instead of pictures of people
    • People who have attended leadership training: Isabel, Ryan, Jason, Emersyn

March 14th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Liam Hainsworth, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell

  • Happy pi day!
  • A CIFx talk on bucket hats
  • E4E stuff
    • For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is the annual presentation/questionnaire that we have to present to ResLife
    • Emersyn + two other board members
    • We will be working on the presentation together
  • Isabel’s bad tech seminar idea
    • History of TTRPGs or history of educational type games
    • Could be done collaboratively and presented this semester or next semester
    • Could be a good way to branch out re: tech seminar topics and is approachable
  • Josh’s good tech seminar idea
    • Do a part 2 of the command line seminar the week after the regular one
    • This would be next semester
    • Related: Emersyn thought our Unix seminar was good when she went, especially the part about Unix Star Wars
    • Isabel: talk about all the horrifying things you can do in Unix, such as deleting every file, if you don’t already
  • Family science day
    • Visualizations of sorting algorithms
    • Liam’s Python rendering of an algorithm
    • We have filled out the form! We will explain sorting algorithms and show visuals
  • Housing meeting
    • 14/18 beds filled according to Ryan
    • We need to harass people whom we haven’t heard back from
    • Keegan has some friends who might be interested
    • March 28th
    • Housing points have been mostly compiled by Josh (thanks Josh)
    • Isabel will send reminder to people that the housing meeting is coming up, separate from the minutes
    • Email promo materials to pre-major list via CS department
      • Elena McKee
      • Jason will send this
    • Housing meeting will be held on Zoom for privacy and group management purposes
  • Isabel’s terrible meme
    • We will send it out with our other promotional materials 🙂
  • There is now a discussion of why making a good search algorithm is hard
    • Archive Of Our Own has won an award for its tagging system

March 7th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Giordan Escalona, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell

  • Interviews with Craig McIlwrath and Giordan Escalona (see interview minutes)
  • Ryan will submit the weekend highlights earlier next time
  • Discord notification roles
    • Apparently you can suppress @everyone notifications
    • Ryan has changed the announcements channel to a proper announcements channel so people can follow it if they would like
    • We will start tagging roles more specifically instead of using @everyone
    • Hidden role for friends, members, and alum opt-in–people will automatically get this role when they join
      • Jason will set this up
  • Budget
    • Passed unanimously, you can view it in shared items
  • Family science day
    • This group wants us to put together a 30-minute experiment or lesson for kids
    • We will do it
    • Crowdsource ideas at floor meeting
  • Floor meeting
    • People need to sign up for their interviews
    • Participation points
    • CIFx talks next weekend
    • Family science day
  • Housing meeting
    • Mid to late March
    • Housing contracts are due April 7th
    • March 28th?

February 28th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews, Ryan ODell

  • Action items
    • Ryan: Put stuff in weekend highlights
    • Isabel: Make promotional materials that didn’t happen last week, make promotional materials for SIH weekend
    • Jason: Video calendly
  • Video update
    • Video has to be shorter, but we will still do interviews
    • Might release an extended cut on our page and such
    • Half hour time slots
    • Use Zoom–easiest to record
    • Feel free to ask any follow-up questions to answers
    • Message from Naushin: “Hello everyone,  are you willing to make a short video description (up to one minute long) for RHA’s instagram account so they can highlight the various living options on their social media?”
    • imihok@u.rochester.edu
    • 1-2 weeks
  • Josh says CIF should use a password manager
    • Was discussed prior to COVID
    • This is a good idea
    • BitWarden is a good, free, open-source option that we could host locally
  • Food giveaway
    • Emersyn contacted Harper lounge people, waiting on a response
      • Hopefully they’ll respond tomorrow
    • 1 hour on Friday 3/5, 1-2 people tabling
    • Open to members for participation points
    • Keep things relatively nut free
  • SIH week event sheet
    • Minecraft night, 3/5/21, 8 PM-late
    • Game night, Sunday 3/7, 8-late (floor meeting at 7:45, board meeting at ~7), Codenames and skribbl.io
    • Saturday–Study with CIF
      • 3-5 PM
    • Meet CIF on Wednesday at 8:00 PM, staffed by Josh and co.
  • Meeting with Tony
    • He seems to think we’re doing well
    • He’s very enthusiastic
    • IT wants us to send a list of servers and such

February 21st, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Keegan Matthews

 

  • Action items
    • Emersyn: talk to advisor about feasibility of food giveaway/CCC
    • Jason: get video Calendly set up
    • Ryan: submit game night to weekend highlights
    • Tianyi: Online class survey
    • Isabel: Promotional materials for prof. Annesley’s class
  • Isabel’s old age is getting to her
  • Recruitment!
    • Collaborative event ideas
      • Giveaway
        • Greenspace is pretty hyped on this one
        • Line up and come get something kinda deal
        • Would also give out SIH info
        • Might have to have a remote student option
      • Game night
        • Other presidents seemed open to this as well
    • SIH weekend/week
      • Will likely focus on weekend events
      • Could do one week event
      • First weekend of March (6th/7th)
      • Minecraft night, collaborative game night–Jason will update the server
      • Maybe have a bag o’ snacks pickup? (Snack sack)
        • Would have to do this via CCC
        • Chips and candy–variety pack of chips for not much, variety pack of candy for also not much
        • Limit 50 people, and that’s optimistic
      • Tianyi’s idea: pick a fun CS-related topic and have people complete a course on it and meet to discuss it/work together
        • Email mailing list
        • Have professors talk it up
        • Do Codecademy/Udemy so professors actually want to hear about it
        • Programming languages, compiler, computer graphics
        • Tianyi will send out the survey this week
  • Research Rochester
    • Basically will give information to incoming students
    • We do not have access to the survey yet, but we will be filling it out when it is available
  • Video update
    • Email all interested parties to indicate availability
    • Use Calendly or something to figure out when board members are free, then use another Calendly to manage sign-ups
  • Game night
    • Friday, February 26 @ 8 PM
    • Ryan will put it in the weekend highlights
  • Reminder: meeting with Tony on Friday
  • Floor agenda
    • Tianyi’s online class idea
    • Still taking video volunteers
    • Game night this weekend
    • CIFx talks this weekend
    • SIH weekend coming up

February 13th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Josh Coppola, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Ryan ODell

  • Action items
    • Isabel and Ryan: email assigned classes
    • Ryan: let ResLife know about board changes, do membership housekeeping
    • Isabel: reach out to alums for video
    • Isabel: Send game night poll with minutes
    • Jason: Contact IT to get Emersyn access to the chair email
  • We are not going full vaporwave
  • Housing packet
    • We received an email from ResLife about it this week (housing verification)
    • Ryan is supposed to pick it up this week; it is due March 2
    • Ryan will also let ResLife know about our new eboard
    • Survey sent to remote learning undergrads–are they coming back, and if so, do they want to live on CIF?
    • If we request two suites, we will have to make ResLife promise to give us back the third suite next year
    • Send email to associates/mailing list for recruitment
    • Isabel and Ryan will send class emails after meeting
  • Video
    • Isabel will post in alum FB group to see if any alums are interested
    • Questions
      • What’s your favorite memory of being on CIF?
      • What’s the biggest thing that drew you to CIF?
      • What year did you join CIF?/How long were you part of CIF?
      • Would you join again?
      • If you could describe CIF in one word, what would it be?
        • Have one person say “CIF is…” and then use that as the first clip in the montage
      • What’s your favorite part of being a part of CIF?
      • What’s your favorite CIF event?
    • Important to remember that these questions are also mostly just a starting point for longer conversations
    • Interview process will be split between board members
    • Board members can interview each other
    • Important to make sure all zoom sessions are in speaker view
    • If we are able to do stuff in person, that would be cool, but it’s not a requirement
  • Next game night
    • Last weekend of February
    • Will send a poll to floor for which date–give people until Wednesday to decide
    • If you bring a non-CIF friend, you get a participation point
      • Maybe Insomnia cookie IOU for first IRL CIF event (limit two per person)
        • Cap of $45
        • Unanimously approved by board, with possibility of more if this process goes amazingly well
  • Emersyn needs chair email
    • Jason will help with that

February 5th, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Ryan ODell

  • We all know how to send emails now! Nice! 😎
  • Isabel and Ryan will clean out the mailing list tomorrow
  • Game night
    • February 12th to avoid valentine’s day shenanigans, 8-late PM
    • We will get ResLife contact info for advertising purposes
    • Ryan will send an email to the mailing list
    • Weekend highlights
    • If we get non CIF people, we can do a quick intro to CIF, but otherwise we’ll just game
  • Recruitment strategies
    • There will be a flyer from ResLife about upperclassmen housing opportunities
    • Video opportunity
      • 1-2 minutes long
      • Show off floor
      • Ask members if they’d like to be involved
      • Tour of lab, rooms, etc
      • Interview members

Harass intro CS/related classes

  • Ryan is a TA for 173
  • Tianyi will email the 171 & 172 professors
  • Isabel will reach out to Kelley Annesley, who teaches privacy rights in the internet age, and prof. Mohn, who teaches comics and culture, and prof. Loy, who teaches choose your own adventure
  • Ask members to reach out to their friends
    • Offer a participation point for bringing a non-CIF member
  • Make a custom discord link, if possible
    • Boosting feature
    • Could look into altering the link via a URL shortener
  • Floor agenda has been set

January 31st, 2021

Attendance: Isabel Anderson, Elana Elman, Emersyn Harris, Jason Katzner, Tianyi Ma, Ryan ODell, Bailey Rike

  • Transition stuff
    • Emersyn, Casey, and Ryan will schedule their meeting
    • Tianyi and Elana will meet and discuss things further
    • Delegated emails
      • Emersyn still needs to access hers–Jason will reach out to IT about this
  • Presidents’ council
    • Emersyn will be meeting with other presidents on Wednesday to discuss recruitment and report back
    • Ryan will go in Emersyn’s place if the need ever arises
  • Communication standards
    • Be clear with the help that you need, don’t let things fester
    • Be nice
    • Communicate early and often
  • Events
    • Game nights–1-2 a month (Ryan thinks once every three weeks)
      • February 13th for the first game night/meet CIF
      • When2meet for general availability in future game nights
    • Formal game night–do we want one?
      • Maybe?
      • Would be a separate thing from regular game nights
    • Floor meetings
      • First one is next week–Saturday the 6th at 7:30 PM EST
      • Generally every other week from there
      • Ryan will update the calendar to reflect which weeks floor meetings take place
      • Next weekend we will have a board meeting on Saturday at 6:30 PM
    • CIFx talks
      • Put out a call next weekend
      • First CIFx talks will be February 28th
  • Constitution updates
    • Work on some updates this semester, vote at the beginning of next semester
    • Use some of Josh’s old updates
    • Restructure appointed positions so they are more managerial/overseeing signups, make a small section of participations have to come from that
      • Have a list of things that need to be done, people sign up for stuff
    • Ask at floor meeting if people want to be involved/what they want for this process
  • Membership roster
    • Check in on people who haven’t really shown up to stuff, see if they’re still interested
    • Isabel and Ryan will meet to check the list and update the members list
  • Point quota
    • We should have a point quota of some sort
    • Point quota = 10, automatic waiver = 8
      • Passed unanimously
  • Tech this semester
    • Get new servers up and running–see if any members want to get involved
    • We do not need seven Minecraft servers
    • Server vulnerability email–Jason will follow up
    • Documentation–Jason, Tianyi, and Elana will work on this
  • Shadowboard
    • We will keep shadowboard around, pending their approval
      • Emersyn will check with each of them
  • Activities fair
    • Isabel will make a graphic about game night
    • Emersyn will report back on the activities fair
    • Sign up sheet for people to be in the booth
  • Facebook post
    • Isabel will do this

Floor Meeting Minutes

April 18th, 2021

  • Not-a-c*ck awards are still open
    • To recognize anyone you think has done cool stuff this year
    • Open to any CIF member, whether they are on board or LOA or just normal members
  • Study with CIF is a thing
    • This is going on next Saturday, 3-5 PM
    • Meant to study CS topics, generally a good time
  • CIFx talks
    • Isabel and Ryan will be giving talks next Sunday at 9 (after the board meeting)
    • Ryan will be talking about Google apps script in conjunction with Google Sheets, Isabel will be talking about either feminism or Tanakh stories ranked by gayness
    • Josh and Keegan now want to do a talk about the history of keyboards for next semester
  • CS review session
    • For CSC 171 & 172
    • May 1st, 3-5 PM
    • If you feel comfortable helping, please let us know
    • If you have friends who are in those classes, let them know!
  • E4E
    • This is happening Wednesday, three board members are presenting about CIF to ResLife
    • Members are not invited, this is just to let everyone know that we’re doing our job
  • Game night
    • May 1st, 8 PM
    • Last hurrah before exam season starts
    • Please come play games!
  • Miscellaneous
    • Keegan will be practicing his essay that he’s presenting to actual adults on Wednesday night if anyone wants to come
      • Wants it done before 10
      • Could do 7 or 9
    • Ryan would like new members to know that CIF has a lab
      • For access (likely next semester), go to the website! Or talk to Jason and Tianyi
    • If anyone is helping with the lab/tech stuff, let Jason and/or Tianyi know

April 4th, 2021

  • Fill out your housing contract if you’re living on floor next year!
    • If you are living on CIF, you need to fill out the contract by April 16th on the ResLife website. You need to mark that you are an SIH person who is already assigned to a room.
  • CIFx talks
    • Jason will be doing one about the housing spreadsheet
    • Elana will be doing one about mantis shrimps
    • Isabel will be doing one about feminism or Tanakh stories ranked by gayness
    • Ryan willing to talk about Javascript and google sheets
  • Volunteers
    • Ryan needs people with cars
      • Isabel, Josh?
    • Keegan needs listeners for his presentation
      • Isabel?, Emersyn, Ronin, Josh
  • Weed
    • People on floor have caused weed smells, please try to limit this by doing it elsewhere, keeping the smell in your room
  • Senior gifts
    • We need people to help pick senior gifts–let us know if you’re interested
    • Keegan
  • CIFnic
    • Only for Rochester area people unfortunately
    • Sunday, April 18th at 2 PM–bring your own food
    • RSVP

March 21st, 2021

  • Housing meeting is next Sunday @ 8 PM ET
    • If you have an immovable conflict, let Ryan know ASAP
    • Should be 1-2 hours, then you are done with housing
  • Housing blocks
    • A housing block is a group of 2-6 people who decide to live together
    • Their points are summed together to determine priority in the housing meeting
    • Good way to live with your friends
    • If you have a housing block, let Ryan know by the end of Saturday
  • If you have any friends you’d like to recruit, please do that now!
  • If you have any CIF pictures, send them our way for our E4E presentation and recruitment as well as future stuff
    • These do not have to be formal pictures, selfies with your CIF skwad are fine
  • If you’re ever interested in a game/hangout, let people know
    • Tentative hangout Thursday at 8 PM
      • Yes I’m aware this is not how the kids talk let me be ancient and 23 in peace

March 7th, 2021

  • Video
    • If you are interested in being interviewed, please schedule this so Isabel has time to edit
  • Participation points
    • We have an actual quota this semester!
    • Please meet the quota! There are consequences for not doing so
  • CIFx talks next weekend
    • Emersyn on aiming in video games
    • Tianyi on the Chinese education system
  • Family science day
    • We are participating in this
    • Need a topic that is appealing to kids
    • Elana: cool online simulations
    • Liam: screensavers on Macs are graphical representations of algorithms
    • Craig: voice representations of different algorithms
    • Jason: demo on game design

February 21st, 2021

  • Keegan has never had a bagel 🥯
  • You should get a Connections bagel if you are on campus
  • Tianyi’s online class idea
    • The idea is a group will study a topic/skill that they are interested in
    • People would go through an online class together
    • Potential topics: functional programming (everything is a function instead of an object), computer graphics
    • Some people think it would be funny to make a clickbait youtube channel out of this
  • Video update
    • We are still taking volunteers
  • Game night
    • It will be this Friday, February 26th at 8 PM
    • If you bring a friend, you get a participation point and an IOU for an Insomnia cookie
  • CIFx talks
    • February 28th after the board meeting
    • Talks from Isabel and Keegan
  • SIH weekend
    • Two weekends from now–March 6/7
    • Some collaborative events
    • Minecraft night
    • Game night
    • Online class
    • Potential snack giveaway

February 5th, 2021

  • Point quota
    • We have one this semester, to encourage attendance
    • Quota is 10
    • We have about 7 floor meetings, so it should be fairly attainable
  • Constitution
    • We will be taking a look at the constitution this semester
    • Vote will be next semester
    • If anyone has any contributions, feel free to reach out to board!
  • Game night
    • Friday, February 12th at 8 PM
    • In the discord as usual
  • If anyone has any tech ideas, please let us know!
    • It is helpful to know what people want
  • CIFx talks
    • First ones will be on February 28th
    • Isabel: how to wear a suit
    • Keegan: Desmond revolt of 1583
    • Elana: Mantis shrimp?
    • Tianyi: Chinese education system or culture and traditions
    • Emersyn: Optimizing and improving video game aim (probably at a later CIFx talk)
  • Recruitment
    • Anyone in computer-related classes?
    • We are giving participation points for bringing a non-CIF friend to a game night
    • We are doing a video about CIF
      • Would love participants to talk about CIF, give room tours, etc.
      • If you are interested, reach out to board
      • Interest: Keegan, Isabel, Ryan
      • We will also contact alumni

January 19th, 2021

Low attendance

Introductions made

Appointed Positions (interest?)

  • Participation points
    • 0-1 points/month
      • 0 – nothing
      • 0.5 – average
      • 1 – exemplary
  • Kitchen Goddess – maintains/cleans kitchen
    • Talk to Casey
  • Lab Lord – maintains/cleans lab, refills printers
    • Talk to Tech Directors
  • Sysadmin – aid to Tech directors
    • Talk to Tech Directors
  • Flyboy – makes sure flyers are sent out
    • Talk to Casey
  • Hall council rep – Communicates with hall council, makes sure we have a voice there\
    • Talk to Lloyd
  • Paparazzi – takes photos at events
    • Talk to Casey
  • King of Games – Brings out/puts away games, maintain check-in/check-out system
    • Talk to Casey
    • Coordinate with Ian about check-in/check-out system if appointed
  • Social Czar (Social media chair) – maintain CCC page, facebook page/group, website (things already in place for outreach, etc)
    • Keep content up to date, post from time to time, get photos up online
    • Talk to Casey

Events!

  • First cosponsored event coming up with WiC (Women in Computing)
    • WiC does a peer mentoring program – starting up at this time with people taking 171, 172, 173
    • Asking for CIF members to come do a unix seminar
      • CIF members
  • Doing a coding challenge
    • Asking for CIF members to be judges
  • Looking for people who know anything about 3D printers/who is interested
    • Interest in a seminar on 3D printing?
      • Lots of interest
    • Can make things with the resources in Rettner and use the
  • Casual Game nights
    • Opportunity for bonding – keep if epople want to do them
  • Need to decide a place and time – discussion
  • Move them to Friday nights to allow people who can’t make saturday nights to come- Jack, support from Dan
  • Considering doing classic movies with URCG
    • Out of copyright movies, lots of genres
    • Cultural enrichment
  • Events with Tinkerspace/Rettner
    • People interested
  • Hackathon/Scratchathon/Game Jam
    • Previously did a LAN party
    • Come talk to board if interested
    • Significant interest
  • Other event suggestions (also just ask board)
    • We want to do more bonding a
    • Basket weaving tech seminar
      • Underwater

Software on the Lab Machines – what to put on?

  • Wordperfect 3.0 – vetoed
  • Gimp
  • MS word/office
  • Adobe stuff – no guarantees
  • Autodesk Inventor and other
  • Video and audio editors
    • Ian is willing to donate product keys (hit or miss)
  • Steam
  • Oculus (is here!)
  • Google chrome, mozilla firefox
  • Netscape

Will now be one competent computer!

  • Kuta
  • Other things (cough cough Steam)

Now have a new quote board!

  • Anything said in an RPG cannot be put on (for space concerns)
  • Write small

Events

  • Tech seminar Saturday 2-4 in Douglass 401
    • Basic unix seminar and crash course in C and the cycle machines
    • People who can help set up: Rory
  • 4 Interviews this Tuesday at 8pm
    • Casey sent an email out
  • Board meeting on 1/26/2020 at 8pm
  • CIFx on 1/26/2020 at 9ish
    • Isabel will do one on fractals

Dues

  • $25 due Feb 2

Participation points

  • 20 points quota – lots of ways to earn points
  • Codenames due by Feb 2

Housing points

  • If you want to live on floor next year – talk to/email Casey!

Lab accounts

  • Making new lab accounts
  • Previous identity service has been replaced
  • Talk to Jack to get a lab account and get a

Color printer is out on holiday

  • Cyan presumably somewhere vacationing in iceland
  • Printers now in the hallway in the lab
  • Will be setting up a print release

Mousepads

  • We need them!
  • Talk to Liam about this – $5 waived dues or 1 participation point
  • We reserve the right to reject “distressed” mousepads

Visit the lab!