So, nominations are now closed, and all of them are as follows:
President: Fiona MacIsaac
Treasurer: Nye Harvey-Waugh
We will be voting for (or for R.O.N) these people on Thursday at the AGM. Come along to the Lounge (L5, Union) for 18:00 and we will have our wonderful AGM. This will involve voting for the new president and treasurer, as well as the president and treasurers addresses (they aren’t as boring as you might think) and then I’m sure we’ll do some gaming afterwards if we have any time. If you aren’t able to come on Thursday, we are allowing voting by proxy, but you have to let me know whether you want to vote for the nominee, or for RON. RON always gets nominated for every post everywhere, but I don’t think he’s won an election yet…
So yeah, any questions give me a shout.
Oh, and sign up for the Internation Space Apps Challenge. It’s going to be fantastic, but I would love if we could get more GeekSoc members along. You get a free t-shirt, free food and a fantastic opportunity to work on some great projects and have some great time with a lot of clever people. If you think you won’t be any good at it, then trust me you will. I know several people who don’t even consider themselves programmers and have had a blast at these things.
Free food: http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/glasgow
This week we have a good old fun gaming meeting. Mainly because no one told me about any other ideas that they would like to do instead…so I’m just assuming YOU ALL WANT TO GAME!!! Yeah!
Right, well. We are going to have a gaming meeting of some brilliant games. Come with your usual UT and TF2, and we’ll see what happens. I actually feel like some minecraft this week…so bring that as well. Come to the Lounge (L5 in the Union) at 6pm to have some shooting fun. Also, if you aren’t able to come along for the whole thing, then please just come when you can, the more the merrier.
Anyway, on with more exciting stuff. Ever heard of NASA? Yeah. They do space stuff, or something. Anyway, we are doing a massively exciting thing in association with NASA and Geeks without Bounds. Yes, yes we are.
It’s called the “Space Apps Challenge” and is pretty much a hackathon to do with space related things. It’s going to be well exciting. It is over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April, and will take place in the Playgroup (the big room in the Annexe, outside the GeekSoc room).
If you want any more information, go here… http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/glasgow/ and sign up. It’s going to be amazing, and space will probably fill up quickly (no pun intended, but just a happy accident).
Hope to see many, many of you on Thursday, it should be good fun. I need a few hours out of the week this week just to shoot people…
Yours in geekiness…
We are starting off this year’s lunchtime talks again this Thursday, with a talk from Mark Dunlop. This is the postponed talk from December, as no one turned up, due to the fact that University was pretty much done for Christmas.
This should be a really interesting talk about “Text entry for older people”. We had great attendance at the first talk in October, and I hope this one will be as popular.
The talk will be in L14.15 (Livingstone Tower) this Thursday at 13:00. Talk should be starting about 13:10, and doors will be open from about 12:50. We hope you can all make it as it should be a really interesting insight into a topic that is very rarely talked about in the public arena.
Welcome. To a new year of GeekSoc.
You’ve missed us, haven’t you. I know I’ve missed you. I’m glad the holiday season is over, and we can get back to our boring monotonous lives. Boring, apart from 1 event every 2 weeks. And thats…GeekSoc Thursday Extravaganza. And boy, have we got a good one for you this week.
You might be expecting the normal “Hey, come to the lounge at 6 for some gaming.”. Well, not this week. This week it’s different. But, how different, you ask? Well, we are going to be meeting in GeekSoc HQ. The GeekSoc server room. This is where the magic happens. This is where you may be able to find Will sitting with his head in a computer case crying about SPARC processors, or fibre optic connections to the data arrays.
We realised that we have got to the point where every member of GSAG, the GeekSoc Admin Group, will be graduating this year, or has already graduated (except 1, but he doesn’t even go to Strathclyde). We also realised that no one outside of this special group knows much about our systems. This is not good. So, we are meeting in the GeekSoc room, to let you have a look at what we have, to see the servers, to ask about the services, and to help us organise the room.
Yes, we are bribing you, to help us tidy. Come along and help us, and you’ll get pizza. And you might learn something.
In all seriousness, we need Admins for next year. If you would like to see what the fuss is about, become a Admin Apprentice, and get to know the systems, then give us a shout and we’ll get you set up for that. This will allow you to see how everything is set up, and help to change things. If it works out well, we’ll then inaugurate you into the GSAG.
So, in summary: come help clean the room, get pizza, register your interest in being an Admin Apprentice.
Your Pizza Loving Semi-Dictator,
Yes, it seems quite early for a Christmas party…but we are rebels.
Tomorrow, 6pm, at the Ark. We shall hopefully have some tables booked. We will grab some food, and then drink the night away. Well, at least the evening away anyway, as some of us have things to do in the morning.
Needless to say, it’ll be good fun. And, yes, I know that is something social, but you can do it. If you need to bring something to make yourself feel comfortable, bring a phone, tablet or laptop to look at while talking to people. We look forward to seeing you there.