Minnits - 2nd November 2000Thu 02 Nov Meeting Minutes
Compsoc Exec Minnits
2nd November 2000
- Chris Salmon
- Chris Smith
- Jake Staines
- Phil Ross
- Barry Boden
- Mike Squire
- Ryan Cullen
- Java Tutorials
- McCarthy/CS Tourney
- Science Ball
- Next Meeting
Barry found a good deal on an 8-way switch - and whilst the particular price he found was a limited-time offer, it was decided that it would be a good idea to get one. Kit comes with three network cards and three lengths of cable. Barry to talk to Ryan and start purchase.
2. Java Tutorials
Chris Salmon managed to do nothng at all. Jake to talk to Jarvis instead, since he actually /will/ instead of sitting around doing nothing for a whole week.
Still no official word on the budget. Ryan to investigate both this and the worrying lack of any magazines received from the society’s subscription to PC Format.
Jake to talk to ITS over rooms 011/018. Best result possible of course is that we could use both rooms - but of course we don’t expect this to be possible. We would prefer to end up in ITS011, since the computers in there are more powerful, despite there being two less.
Still no response form the room booking form we submitted. Chris Salmon to investigate just what /has/ happened.
6. McCarthy/CS Tourney
James M still hasn’t contacted us on the subject of the proposed Counter-Strike tournament. Chris Smith to follow him up on it. Make it an open event - 50p entry to non-members, free for members. Chris also to talk to Coventry GAME in hopes of getting sponsorship.
Chris Salmon to book LaserQuest (20 spaces) for Filmsoc crossover.
Phil will possibly turn up on Saturday, and Chris Smith may turn up on Friday. Jake to turn up to both days.
Chris Smith to fill in and put cards in relevant pigeonholes in DCS for those still to receive cards, since Chris Salmon is away this weekend.
It was decided that the proposed project and website was not in the interest of the society as a whole. Furthermore, we do not have CGI permissions on our webspace anyway. Phil to politely decline involvement.
The idea was raised to gather contacts in Industry to help set members up with summer jobs. Unfortuantely, the topic of conversation moved too quickly to come to any solid conclusions on the matter.
12. Science Ball
The Science Ball is on - Ryan informs us that a venue has been booked in Birmingham, with 400 dinner tickets and 150 after-dinner tickets, a provisional price of £40 and £20 respectively (£2 surcharge for non-society or faculty members) - lowered depending on sponsorship, which has yet to be gathered and totalled.
Henry Southgate has supplied us with some information on a local Karting track - however, any way around the prices appear to be approximately £1 a minute for track time. If we go ahead with Karting, it is clear that we will need to have a decent attendance, and will probably go for one of the simpler not too ocmpetetive options, so those who have not been before do not get worse value for money than regulars. We will also need to ask for deposits, to discourage people from signing up but not turning up.
To be put off (again…) till next time.
15. Next Meeting
Meet up in the Bunker at 6pm (not 5) on Thursday.