Minutes of Meeting on 03/29/17 at 6:00pm
This week’s meeting covers the handover from the 2016/17 committee to the 2017/18 committee, chaired by the new President.
Qais Patankar, Angus Shaw, Elena Lapinskaitė, Simon Vahr, Viktorija Lukošiūtė, Aw Young Qingzhuo, Joshua Green, Harry Reeder, Craig Snowden
- Explanations of old committee roles (President, Vice-President, Secretary) to new committee
- Should members get two votes if they have both a CompSoc and EUSA position?
- Should Informatics year reps get votes, considering they outnumber the committee?
- Important contacts:
- Suzanne Perry
- Neil Heatley
- Heather Walker: closer to Hoppers
- Hack the Burgh contacts: updated in April
- Transfer of mailing, finance accounts etc
- Clarification of HackSec duties and discussion of future candidate suitability
- TechSecs to bring each other up to speed in their own time
- Catering for/entertaining the ≈80 Dutch students
- Last time we took them to Arthur’s Seat then the pub
- Collaboration with other societies within/outside the university
- Tech companies in Edinburgh and potential for sponsorship/talks
- STMU talks
- Need to be informative, not recruitment pitches
- Companies typically secretive about content
- Suggestion for greater variety
- October/November is sponsor season
- Important to enforce time limit
- Essential for pizza, which is a key part of STMUs
- What is being a CompSoc member worth, and why should people sponsor us?
- Ability to run or vote for committee positions
- £4 is relatively insignificant. Could it just be free?
- MathSoc charge for events - society cards give discounts on entry and drinks
- Both drinking & non-drinking recommended
- Evening of Games
- Easier in Appleton Tower. Forrest Hill has just classrooms, Appleton Tower has open areas.
- Plenty of walls to project to
- How to draw in non-Informatics students
- Everything is advertised publicly yet there is little engagement with non-Informatics students
- Posters - perhaps useful
- Potentially using entire Informatics mailing list for some emails - careful not to spam too much though
- CompSoc Facebook presence
- Should the group be made public?
- Make the group modded/have each post need admin approval? Will this discourage discussion?
- Different uses of page and group (some are more professional, others more communal)
- Making CompSoc Offers more visible: shoutouts (STMUs), put at the bottom of newsletter