There will be no event the after because of spring break.
There was a guy with a beard of undetermined size who expressed interest in start-ups and in presenting a talk. Melissa has not heard back from him.
For Pi Day, we have nothing planned, but we should find someone.
Nick knows someone named Cedric who might give a Django talk; if he doesn't one of his coworkers might. Nick will also contact Mike Coppola.
Thang (/t??/) will give a Python talk. Someone should tell him.
The head of the Chinese language program will present a talk about breaking through the great firewall. She wants sponsors, both financial and promotional.
Gary might do a lab metrics talk on the March 28. It will be a Crew recruitment talk.
Doreen and Melissa have been trying to find a suitable space. They have been offered the IV basement, but that has poor cell phone reception. Therefore they are considering dorm space. Curry costs $300 to $400.
Despite the reception problems, the officers have decided to hold it in IV.
The future of ACM
Between our lack of events, lack of attendance, and low responsiveness, motivation to continue ACM is low. This prompts the question: what excites us? Because if we are not excited by our own events, no one else will be.
Nick: ACM should be a place to learn stuff. The emphasis should not be on doing stuff.
Melissa: What kind of stuff do people want to learn? What do we want?
Ali: A semester-long workshop?
Various: CPU was nice, back in the day.
Ali: It would be nice to have students give show and tell of their projects. It would motivate people.
Nick: We must target people who are interested in learning and making things, not just in eating pizza.
Wylie: ACM has no momentum. People need to be in the habit of attending every week, no matter what.
Ali: Send a survey asking what people want.
Show and tell
We have decided to hold an event this semester during which people will give short talks about whatever they want. It is scheduled for April 4. We will aim for ten five-minute talks.
We will ask people to tell people about a cool thing they have worked on, or found, related to CS.
Wylie will write the write-up. Melissa will create a Google sign-up document.
What is the difference between a member and a non-member? There is very little distinction, other than T-shirt privileges, since our talks are open.