Association for Computing Machinery - California State University Northridge

Minutes for the Meeting of 5 September 2006

5 September 2006, 5pm - JD4440

Attending: Noga, Bill, Steven, Alex, Chris Ragazzi

  • First ACM meeting
    • Sometime next week would be good
    • Noga has classes until 8pm Mon/Wed, Tue/Thu much better for meetings
    • Decided time: Thursday Sept 14, 5pm
    • Refreshments
      • Department will cover first $200
      • Pizza: get it from Domino's or something, delivered to CSUN at 5
      • Cheese, vegetarian, hawaiian, chicken, 3-4 “standard” pizzas
      • 12-15 pizzas total if expecting 60 people -- $180 max
      • Bill will take care of pizza
      • Drinks: buy 6 12-packs of cans, at least 1 diet, 1 caf. free -- $20 max
      • Alex will take care of drinks
      • Depending on price of pizza, Bill may pick up dessert items too
    • Steven will take care of advertisements -- flyers in ACM display cases, etc.
  • Patty has list of emails from prev. year? Chris will ask about it
  • Mailing list: Steven will talk to Bill about majordomo
  • Possible events
    • Another JPL tour if possible
    • Any Google contacts? Not really
    • Lockheed? Got new moon contract, maybe they want to talk
    • Sam Stokes from MS (give topic)
    • Barnes: on sabbatical, does graphics, VR, etc.
    • Grad student talks
    • Tour of campus data center, what ITR does
    • ACM T-shirt design contest?
    • LUG: talk about Linux (contact via Chris)
  • Official ACM student chapter? No response from Aaron; Bill has the forms
  • Outreach to high schools?
  • ACM room situation: Noga will ask Steven S
  • Website
    • Must have official ACM logo
    • Refrain if possible from using WebCT, use website instead
    • WebCT useful for voting? Can just collect people's CSUN email addresses instead
    • Links to nat'l ACM, ACM portal, discussion forum, member DB
    • Steven will talk to ITR helpdesk about getting PHP/MySQL or similar
  • Alex will check to see if there's money left over from prev. years
  • Contests: leave to Robert, have something to announce at meeting, handouts if possible
  • Weekly meetings: Thurs sometime between 4 & 7?
  • Bill meeting with Kabo (assoc. dean) on Fri
  • Talk to 182 students?