Intro to Linux

buildscc | 14 Sep 2010 | | workshops, events

Intro to Linux

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Printer Hunt

Printer Hunt

For the debDog package bu-printing-config, people expressed the desire to include more than just the myprint printers. I therefore propose a printer hunt! Just fill in the table with any info you have on a printer that you want put into the package.

NOTE: Departmental printers are bad, since they tend to change info fairly often, and most people would get yelled at for printing to them (even if it was auto-magically sic configured in an amazingly novel way).

{ border = “1” ! Printer Name ! Location ! IP Address ! Controlling department/entity - Please   Put   Data   Here -   }

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Meeting Minutes for 2010-09-15

Minutes 9/15/2010

6:30pm

John-Nicholas Furst

  • returning members/ memorial for Jim Chatham
  • Will be talking to Elmore about musical stairs w/ memorial on it

Valerie Young

  • meeting for Musical Stairs
    • works by using infrared trip wires
    • sign up for the mailing list by talking to val and sign up on the wiki

Kyle Brogle

  • new project - writing a web interface for majordomo
    • one of the servers in builds is now a functioning MTA and majordomo listserv
    • want to make it awesome and pitch it to IS&T
      • talk to kyle and john about this, it will make you awesome at unix/linux hacking

John-Nicholas Furst

  • The Rules
    • revamping the rules posters to make them stand out
    • reiterating - BUILDS has a secure private wifi network.
      • Do not torrent illegally in the room.
      • Do not pick locks that are not yours (including university property, like your room’s door).
      • Do not use powertools when classes are being taught across the hall.
      • Do not leave things that get hot (e.g. soldering irons) unattended.

Monica Gribouski

  • The Party Switch
    • talk to john, monica, david, kyle.
    • Disco balls, lights, etc. activated by the switch on the mural.

Kyle Brogle

  • Intro to Unix/Linux workshop.
    • For people who arent familiar with working for Unix/Linux.
    • Will start within one/two weeks.
    • After the members are up to speed, we will start the advanced workshops.
    • planning a 3 section system (Intro, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • The idea is to have a self contained class covering everything - great for cs majors!

John Keklak

  • Score Competition (Software Engineering Competition)
    • happens every other year
    • Not an ordinary programming competition, it’s an oppurtunity to get familiar with software design
    • not so much coding, but planning/design
    • finals are in Hawaii this year
    • HOW TO SIGN UP-
      • he is an mentor for the program
      • Select a project to work on
      • Just send in an email
      • registration for teams goes on until november
    • John is handling all the adminstrative work.

John-Nicholas Furst

  • project pages are now on the wiki
    • Log in to your accounts so you get access to the projects
    • EG Musical Staircase, DebDog, Unix/Linux,…
    • HOW TO-
      • Click on the on project takes you to the wiki click “Join this Project” Now your name is on the list/mailing list
    • Project manager can now organize and send out emails to members

Kyle Brogle

  • CS topics in the Area
    • Jessica hamrick, President, Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
    • cluedumps.mit.edu
      • 8pm on Tuesdays
    • SIPB is interested in having a joint Hackathon with BUILDS
      • Just come in and work on awesome projects or work on your own

Valerie Young

  • How to request items
    • Put it on the BUILDS List and request for funds
    • Contact the officers

Additional topics

  • new monitors, thanks to avo. ideas for use?
  • Project Proposals
    • Creating a replica “Portal” gun. - Sophia
    • The BUS is now GPS-equipt. We want to make tracking applications better. (talk to john, Jeff C)
    • MAME arcade cabinent in BUILDS (Ian)

meeting ended 7:10