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<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2020-05-13">
<p>Due to the closure of campus this term, the Computer Science Club will be holding elections for Spring 2020 virtually. The president, vice-president, treasurer and assistant vice-president (formerly secretary) will be elected and the sysadmin will be ratified. The librarian and office manager will not be appointed, since the office will be closed for the Spring term.</p>
<p>If you'd like to run for any of these positions, please email cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca. Nominations will close on Wednesday, May 20 2020 at midnight EDT.</p>
3 years ago
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2020-05-05">
<p>Due to campus closure, MathSoc has decided not collect fees for the Spring 2020 term.</p>
<ul>
<li>If you are a current CSC member who has already paid for Spring 2020 membership, your membership has been extended by one term.</li>
<li>If you are a current CSC member whose membership is expired for the Spring 2020 term, you can email <a href="mailto:exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a> to have your membership renewed for the term at no cost.</li>
</ul>
<p>If you are not a CSC member, but would like to become one, we have put in place a modified process for remote registration.</p>
<p>Email <a href="mailto:syscom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">syscom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a> from your UWaterloo email address with the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>a scan or photograph copy of your WatCard,</li>
<li>your WatIAM userid, and</li>
<li>your acknowledgement of having read, understood, and agreeing with our <a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/services/machine_usage">Machine Usage Agreement</a>.</li>
</ol>
<p>The club office will remained closed until further notice. Have a safe Spring term!</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2020-04-15">
<p>The University has closed all campus buildings, so the club office is now closed until further notice.</p>
<p>Have a safe Spring term, and hopefully we'll see you back in the office soon!</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2020-01-15">
<p>Winter 2020 elections have concluded. Here are your executives for the term.</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Richard Shi (r27shi)</li>
<li>Vice President: Anastassia Gaikovaia (agaikova)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Alex Tomala (actomala)</li>
<li>Secretary/Assistant Vice President: Neil Parikh (n3parikh)</li>
<li>Sysadmin: Amin Bandali (abandali)</li>
</ul>
The remaining appointed positions are
<ul>
<li>Office Manager: Alexander Zvorygin (azvorygi)</li>
<li>Librarian: Anastassia Gaikovaia (agaikova)</li>
<li>IMAPD: Richard Shi (r27shi)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="mtrberzi" date="2019-09-13">
<p>Fall 2019 elections have concluded. Here are your executives for the term.</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Dhruv Jauhar (djauhar)</li>
<li>Vice President: Aditya Thakral (a3thakra)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Rishabh Minocha (rkminoch)</li>
<li>Secretary/Assistant Vice President: Tammy Khalaf (tekhalaf)</li>
<li>Sysadmin: Murphy Berzish (mtrberzi)</li>
</ul>
The remaining appointed positions are
<ul>
<li>Office Manager: Zihan Zhang (z577zhan)</li>
<li>Librarian: Raghav Sethi (r5sethi)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2019-08-21">
<p>
On August 21st, we were informed that sometime before 2:30PM EDT taurine
caught fire. As a result, it is currently unavailable and is expected to
remain so permanently.
</p>
<p>
See the
<a href="https://wiki.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/Machine_List#General-Use_Servers">Machine List</a>
for alternate general use servers.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="s455wang" date="2019-08-11">
<p>
There will be a power outage on campus from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm on
Sunday, August 18th (EDT). To prepare for this outage, all Computer
Science Club servers will be down starting at 11:00 PM on Saturday, August
17th. This includes web hosting, CSC Cloud, email, and mirror. Please
make sure you save all of your work before then, and we also recommend
backing up your files just in case.
</p>
<p>
See also
<a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/plant-operations/news/service-interruption-electricity-multiple-buildings-august">the notice from Plant Ops</a>.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="s455wang" date="2019-05-16">
<p>Spring 2019 elections have concluded. Here are your executives for the term.</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Uday Barar (ubarar)</li>
<li>Vice President: Rajat Malhotra (r24malho)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Raghav Sethi (r5sethi)</li>
<li>Secretary/Assistant Vice President: Bo Mo (bzmo)</li>
<li>Sysadmin: Charlie Wang (s455wang)</li>
</ul>
The remaining appointed positions are
<ul>
<li>Office Manager: Hannah Wong (sm7wong)</li>
<li>Librarian: Nolan Munce (nmmunce)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="a3thakra" date="2019-02-19">
<p>There will be scheduled downtime for maintenance on many Computer Science Club servers on Thursday, February 21 beginning at 9:45 AM. Machines are expected to be up by 11:30 AM, but issues may arise that require more time to correct.</p>
<p>The list of affected public servers is:</p>
<ul>
<li>taurine</li>
<li>sucrose</li>
<li>corn-syrup</li>
<li>high-fructose-corn-syrup (hfcs)</li>
<li><a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/">caffeine</a></li>
</ul>
<p>
During this time, CSC email will be inaccessible but mail will be queued up and delivered after the maintenance period is over. All websites hosted by CSC will be inaccessible for a short period of time as caffeine is rebooted. CSC Cloud will also be unavailable, and any virtual machines on CSC cloud will have to be manually restarted after the maintenance window.
</p>
<p>Apologies for the inconvenience.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="a3thakra" date="2019-01-17">
<p>The remaining positions have been appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Office Manager: Archer Zhang (z577zhan)</li>
<li>Librarian: Rishabh Minocha (rkminoch)</li>
<li>IMAPD/Pop: Marc Mailhot (mnmailho)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="a3thakra" date="2019-01-16">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Marc Mailhot (mnmailho)</li>
<li>Vice-President: Victor Brestoiu (vabresto)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Tristan Hume (tghume)</li>
<li>Assistant Vice President: Aditya Thakral (a3thakra)</li>
<li>Systems Administrator: Charlie Wang (s455wang)</li>
</ul>
<p>The rest of the positions will be appointed at a later date.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2018-10-29">
<p>CSC will be hosting Alt-Tab, a slightly longer version of lightning talks. It will be a night full of friendly talks during the week of November 26.</p>
<p>We need talks! Contact <a href="mailto:exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>, with your tentative talk title and a short abstract if you would like to give a talk.
Slides are not required. Please aim for a 10-15 minute talk. I'll send an email with the list of talks closer to the date of the event.
Please send titles and abstract by November 19th.
</p>
<p>Here are some topics that our members have presented before. The titles make them seem more technical than they actually were.</p>
<ul>
<li>Overview of SAT solvers</li>
<li>Communication complexity</li>
<li>Register allocation in compilers as graph colouring</li>
<li>Web application security</li>
<li>PXE booting</li>
<li>UI and UX</li>
<li>Train signalling and sensing</li>
<li>Typed Racket</li>
<li>Modern GPU architecture</li>
<li>The comment that took Stack Exchange down and the algorithm that could have saved them</li>
<li>Register Allocation With Graphs</li>
</ul>
<p>There will be food.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2018-10-07">
<p>We have been informed of a planned power outage that will affect CSC
equipment on Oct. 9 at 11pm until Oct. 10 at 5am.</p>
<p>During this time, all CSC systems and services will be unavailable.
Please ensure that you have saved all work before then and that you
have a backup of any important files.</p>
<p>We expect that most services will recover automatically once power
is restored, however anything requiring manual intervention
will be restored later in the day.</p>
<p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the
Systems Committee by email at
<a href="mailto:syscom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">syscom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="n3parikh" date="2018-09-18">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Zichuan Wei (z34wei)</li>
<li>Vice-President: Uday Barar (ubarar)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Alex Tomala (actomala)</li>
4 years ago
<li>Assistant Vice-President: Neil Parikh (n3parikh)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following positions were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Systems Administrator: Jennifer Zhou (c7zou)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Alexander Zvorygin (azvorygi)</li>
<li>Librarian: Neil Parikh (n3parikh)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="c7zou" date="2018-09-12">
<p>
Nominations for the Fall 2018 exec are open. You can nominate candidates
for President, Vice President, Assistant Vice President, or Treasurer by
submitting their name, username, and position to the ballot box in the CSC, or
by emailing <a href="mailto:cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a> with their
name and position(s). Nominations close Monday, September 17th.
</p>
<p>
Elections will be held Tuesday, September 18th in the Comfy Lounge
at 6:30PM. All CSC members that have paid Mathsoc fees are
invited to come by and vote.
</p>
4 years ago
<p>
Nominations are listed <a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/elections/">here</a>.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2018-09-01">
<p>Power has now been restored to the machine room and
most CSC systems and services are now available, with the exception
of:</p>
<ul>
<li>
<b>sucrose and taurine</b>
<br />
We are currently unable to access to servers remotely. To restore
these servers, we need a visit to the machine room to identify and
resolve boot issues.
<br />
<em>As of Sept. 5, taurine is available again with reduced RAM.</em>
</li>
<li>
<b><a href="http://test-ipv6.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">test-ipv6</a>
(restored as of Sept. 2)</b>
<br />
Currently available from within the UW network only. Investigation
is still ongoing and may require assistance from IST's security team.
</li>
</ul>
<p>If you experience any issues accessing CSC services, please contact the
<a href="mailto:systems-committee@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">Systems Committee</a>.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2018-08-31">
<p>While power has been restored to the Math &amp; Computer Building (MC),
power is not yet available in the machine room. As a result,
most CSC services are still unavailable at this time.</p>
<p>The current estimate for power is Saturday, Sept. 1.</p>
<p>Currently, due to machines located in other buildings and
emergency generator power to select machines in MC, the following
services are currently available:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">Mirror</a></li>
<li>Mail (<a href="https://mail.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">Webmail</a>, SMTP and IMAP</li>
<li>Caffeine (including web hosting)</li>
</ul>
<p>Once power is restored to the machine room, the Systems Committee
will continue restoring remaining services.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2018-07-18">
<p>The Systems Committee has been informed of a planned power outage
in the Math &amp; Computer Building (MC) Tuesday, August 21 to
Thursday, August 30. Systems will be unavailable starting Sunday,
August 19 at 12pm EDT and are expected to be restored on
Thursday, August 30.</p>
<p>We expect that our <a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/">
Open Source Software mirror
</a>be available during the outage.</p>
<p>See the
<a href="https://mailman.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/pipermail/csc-general/2018-August/000769.html">
notice
</a> sent to csc-general for more information.</p>
<p>Please contact the
<a href="mailto:systems-committee@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">
Systems Committee
</a>
if you have any questions.</p>
<p><em>Updated on 2018-07-19 as the outage time was extended.</em></p>
<p><em>Updated on 2018-08-02 with additional information
and extended outage time.</em></p>
</newsitem>
5 years ago
<newsitem author="mnmailho" date="2018-05-14">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Melissa Tedesco (matedesc)</li>
<li>Vice-President: Dhruv Jauhar (djauhar)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Tristan Hume (tghume)</li>
<li>Secretary: Marc Mailhot (mnmailho)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following positions were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Systems Administrator: Jennifer Zhou (c7zou)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Aditya Thakral (a3thakra)</li>
<li>Librarian: Archer Zhang (z577zhan)</li>
<li>Fridge Regent: Marc Mailhot (mnmailho)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="pj2melan" date="2018-05-14">
<p>Here are the nominations for the Spring 2018 elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Melissa (matedesc), Haoran (h594wang)</li>
<li>VP: Dhruv (djauhar), Haoran (h594wang)</li>
<li>Secretary: Dhruv (djauhar), Marc (mnmailho)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Tristan (tghume)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following people have expressed interest in appointed positions:</p>
<ul>
<li>Office Manager: Aditya (a3thakra), Archer (z577zhan), Haoran (h594wang), Yash (y2mathur)</li>
<li>Librarian: Aditya (a3thakra), Archer (z577zhan), Anamaya (agarodia)</li>
<li>Pop/Fridge Regent: Marc (mnmailho)</li>
<li>Sysadmin: Jennifer (c7zou)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="pj2melan" date="2018-03-26">
<p>The winner of the uncode party is Jennifer Zhou! For a sorting
algorithm that works by emailing our VP for each decision.
</p>
<p>Again, congratulations on somehow winning an event that even the
organizers wouldn't know there was going to be a winner at!</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2017-05-17">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: fbauckho (Felix Bauckholt)</li>
<li>Vice-President: z34wei (Zichuan Wei)</li>
<li>Treasurer: lhsong (Laura Song)</li>
<li>Secretary: bzmo (Bo Mo)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following positions were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Systems Administrator: ztseguin (Zachary Seguin)</li>
<li>Office Manager: ubarar (Uday Barar)</li>
<li>Librarian: pj2melan (Patrick Melanson)</li>
<li>Imapd: ubarar (Uday Barar)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="b2coutts" date="2017-01-14">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: wyscheung (Wilson Cheung)</li>
<li>Vice-President: tghume (Tristan Hume)</li>
<li>Treasurer: jxpryde (Jordan Pryde)</li>
<li>Secretary: aafata (Amir Fata)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following positions were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Systems Administrator: ztseguin (Zachary Seguin)</li>
<li>Office Manager: fbauckho (Felix Bauckholt)</li>
<li>Librarian: csfmurph (Connor Murphy)</li>
<li>Imapd: ischtche (Ilia Chtcherbakov)</li>
</ul>
<p>
We also amended our constitution to revise our Code of Conduct. The
updated Code of Conduct can be found at
https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/about/code-of-conduct.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2016-11-20">
<p>Due to a planned power outage in the Mathematics &amp; Computer Building on Sat. Nov 26 from 7am to 5pm, Computer Science Club systems and services will be unavailable.</p>
<p>It is expected that our Open Source Software mirror (<a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>) remain available during the outage. This is made possible with assistance from the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF).</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ubarar" date="2016-11-10">
<p> The Code of Conduct and the amended version can be found below: </p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~exec/proposed-amendment/about/code-of-conduct">Proposed CoC</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~exec/proposed-amendment.patch">Diff between current and proposed CoC</a></li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2016-10-18">
<p>Due to a planned power outage in the Mathematics &amp; Computer Building on Sat. Oct 22 from 7am to 11pm, Computer Science Club systems and services will be unavailable.</p>
<p>It is expected that our Open Source Software mirror (<a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>) remain available during the outage. This is made possible with assistance from the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF).</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2016-09-19">
<p>Here are the results from this term's elections:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: s455wang (Charlie Wang)</li>
<li>Vice-President: b2coutts (Bryan Coutts)</li>
<li>Treasurer: lhsong (Laura Song)</li>
<li>Secretary: ubarar (Uday Barar)</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the following positions were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Systems Administrator: ztseguin (Zachary Seguin)</li>
<li>Office Manager: j2sinn (James Sinn)</li>
<li>Librarian: fbauckho (Felix Bauckholt)</li>
<li>Imapd: ischtche (Ilia Chtcherbakov)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="pj2melan" date="2016-05-12">
<p>Elections for Spring 2016 have concluded. The following people were elected and ratified:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Luqman Aden (<tt>laden</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Melissa Tedesco (<tt>matedesc</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Jon Bailey (<tt>jj2baile</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Aditya Shivam Askothar (<tt>askothar</tt>)</li>
<li>SysAdmin: Jordan Xavier Pryde (<tt>jxpryde</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Zachary Seguin (<tt>ztseguin</tt>)</li>
<li>Librarian: Charlie Wang (<tt>s455wang</tt>)</li>
<li>Fridge Regent: Marc Mailhot (<tt>mnmailho</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2016-02-09">
<p>Many of the Computer Science Club's systems and services will be unavailable for maintenance on Wednesday, February 17 from 11am to 5pm.</p>
<p>See <a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/newsgroup/article.php?id=12268&amp;group=uw.csc">the announcement</a> for more information.</p>
</newsitem>
8 years ago
<newsitem author="ztseguin" date="2016-01-21">
<p>The <a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca">Computer Science Club Mirror</a> is now running on potassium-benzoate, our new server which was purchased with funding from the <a href="https://www.student.math.uwaterloo.ca/~mefcom/">Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF)</a>. We have also enhanced our mirror's network connectivity, adding IPv6 and 10Gbps.</p>
<p>Running our mirror is made possible with assistance from:</p>
<ul>
<li>The <a href="https://www.student.math.uwaterloo.ca/~mefcom/">Mathematics Endowment Fund (MEF)</a></li>
<li>The <a href="http://mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca">Mathematics Society (MathSoc)</a></li>
<li>Dave Gawley and the <a href="https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/resources-services/cscf">Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF)</a></li>
<li><a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/">Information Systems Technology (IST)</a></li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="pj2melan" date="2016-01-14">
<p>Elections for Winter 2016 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Patrick Melanson (<tt>pj2melan</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Patrick Melanson (<tt>pj2melan</tt>)</li>
<li>Acting Vice-president: Theo Belaire (<tt>tbelaire</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Luqman Aden (<tt>laden</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Naomi Koo (<tt>m3koo</tt>)</li>
<li>SysAdmin: Zachary Seguin (<tt>ztseguin</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Reila Zheng (<tt>wy2zheng</tt>)</li>
<li>Librarian: Felix Bauckholt (<tt>fbauckho</tt>)</li>
<li>Fridge Regent: Marc Mailhot (<tt>mnmailho</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="kpwarr" date="2015-05-22">
<p>By-Elections for Spring 2015 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>Secretary: Keri Warr (<tt>kpwarr</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Jonathan Bailey (<tt>jj2baile</tt>)</li>
</ul>
<p>In addition, the following people were appointed to non-elected positions:</p>
<ul>
<li>Librarian: Yomna Nasser (<tt>ynasser</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Ilia Sergei Chtcherbakov (<tt>ischtche</tt>)</li>
<li>SysAdmin: Nicholas Black (<tt>nablack</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="glgambet" date="2015-05-14">
<p>Elections for Spring 2015 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Luqman Aden (<tt>laden</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Patrick Melanson (<tt>pj2melan</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="glgambet" date="2015-03-27">
<p>
The Computer Science Club adopted the proposed Code of Conduct (with
amendments). The complete code of conduct can be found here:
<a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/about/code-of-conduct">
https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/about/code-of-conduct
</a>
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="glgambet" date="2015-03-17">
<p>There will be a general meeting on March 27th to discuss constitution
amendments and the institution of a Code of Conduct.</p>
<p>The full diff can be found here:
<a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~glgambet/csc/coc-constitution.patch">
https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~glgambet/csc/coc-constitution.patch</a>,
and the proposed Code of Conduct here:
<a href="https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~glgambet/csc/about/code-of-conduct">
https://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~glgambet/csc/about/code-of-conduct</a>.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="yj7kim" date="2015-01-16">
<p>Elections for Winter 2015 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Gianni Gambetti (<tt>glgambet</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Luke Franceschini (<tt>l3france</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Edward Lee (<tt>e45lee</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Patrick Melanson (<tt>pj2melan</tt>)</li>
</ul>
<p>The following people were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: Murphy Berzish (<tt>mtrberzi</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Shikhar Singh (<tt>s285sing</tt>)</li>
<li>Librarian: Aishwarya Gupta (<tt>a72gupta</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
8 years ago
8 years ago
<newsitem author="glgambet" date="2014-11-05">
<p>
We are waxing the office floors on the evening of November 5th.
You can come out for 7pm to help move anything on the floor out of the office.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2014-10-15">
<p>
Our <a href="http://wiki.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/Mirror">free software
mirror</a> is currently down due to maintenance and multiple disk
failure on the backup. We are working on bringing up a replacement. We do
not have an ETA at this time for when service will be restored. Apologies
for any inconvenience.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="yj7kim" date="2014-09-22">
<p>Elections for Fall 2014 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Jinny Kim (<tt>yj7kim</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Theo Belaire (<tt>tbelaire</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Jonathan Bailey (<tt>jj2baile</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Shane Creighton-Young (<tt>srcreigh</tt>)</li>
</ul>
<p>The following people were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: Sean Hunt (<tt>scshunt</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Mark Farrell (<tt>m4farrel</tt>)</li>
<li>Librarian: Gianni Gambetti (<tt>glgambet</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="b2coutts" date="2014-05-15">
<p>Elections for Spring 2014 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Jinny Kim (<tt>yj7kim</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Luke Franceschini (<tt>l3france</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Joseph Chouinard (<tt>jchouina</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Ifaz Kabir (<tt>ikabir</tt>)</li>
</ul>
<p>The Sysadmin and Office Manager were not appointed at the election.</p>
</newsitem>
9 years ago
<newsitem author="jbroman" date="2014-01-16">
9 years ago
<p>Elections for Winter 2014 have concluded. The following people were elected:</p>
<ul>
<li>President: Bryan Coutts (<tt>b2coutts</tt>)</li>
<li>Vice-president: Visha Vijayanand (<tt>vvijayan</tt>)</li>
<li>Treasurer: Marc Burns (<tt>m4burns</tt>)</li>
<li>Secretary: Mark Farrell (<tt>m4farrel</tt>)</li>
</ul>
<p>The following people were appointed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: Murphy Berzish (<tt>mtrberzi</tt>)</li>
<li>Office Manager: Nicholas Black (<tt>nablack</tt>)</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-10-23">
<p>
8 years ago
It's been a while since we last ordered shirts for members. As such, we
would like to order a new batch, and invite you to supply the design for
the shirt! The winning candidate (and possibly some runner-ups) will
receive a free shirt in the size of their choice. Please send your
submissions to <a href="mailto:exec@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">the
executive</a>.</p>
<p>The deadline will be Nov. 13 at midnight, and winners will be announced
by Friday, Nov. 15. At that point, a signup sheet will be made available.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-10-18">
<p>
8 years ago
Bowling has been moved from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30. See the
<a href="events/Bingemans-2013-10-30-6%3A00PM">event details</a>
for more information.
</p>
</newsitem>
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<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-10-07">
<p>
8 years ago
Security and privacy talks all have scheduled times and rooms! Please
note the swap between Zak Blacher's and Simon Gladstone's talk.
</p>
<p>
The final dates, times, and locations are as follows:
</p>
<ul>
<li>Tuesday, October 8, 5:00PM, MC 4041 &mdash; Sarah Harvey</li>
<li>Tuesday, October 15, 5:00PM, MC 4060 &mdash; Eric Dong</li>
<li>Thursday, October 24, 6:30PM, DC 1302 &mdash; Simon Gladstone</li>
8 years ago
<li>Tuesday, November 5, 6:00PM, MC 3001 (Comfy Lounge) &mdash; Nick
Guenther and Murphy Berzish host a key signing party!</li>
<li>Tuesday, November 12, 5:00PM, MC 4060 &mdash; Zak Blacher</li>
<li>Tuesday, November 26, 5:00PM, MC 2038 &mdash; Speaker TBD</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
-->
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-10-01">
<p>
A number of talks on security and privacy have been planned for this term.
8 years ago
Email <a href="mailto:progcom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">progcom</a> if you are
interested in getting involved. See individual events for more detail.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-09-29">
<p>
8 years ago
Is there something that you're particularly passionate about and would like
to share with others? Do you want to practice presenting on a topic of interest
to the membership? We are accepting proposals for member talks for the Fall
2013 term. Tell us about a project you're really passionate about, or perhaps a
theoretical problem you find interesting.
</p>
<p>
8 years ago
Please send a proposed abstract and some possible talk dates to <a
href="mailto:progcom@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">our programme committee</a> and we
will get to work on getting your talk scheduled.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="jbroman" date="2013-09-17">
<p>Congratulations to this term's new executive!</p>
<ul>
<li>President: ehashman</li>
<li>Vice-president: m4burns</li>
<li>Treasurer: dchlobow</li>
<li>Secretary: e45lee</li>
</ul>
<p>
Additionally, the following people were appointed.
</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: jbroman</li>
<li>Librarian: jladan</li>
<li>Office Manager: scshunt</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2013-05-28">
<p>Consider attending the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in
Montreal, Quebec this semester, July 10&mdash;14. Funding for transportation
and accommodations has been generously provided by MEF, MathSoc, and the Dean's
Office.</p>
<p>To apply for funding, please fill out <a
href='https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rKAdBmGWRj0VzlxVA1s5pLmeMYQve2EE4F76hhTDwBc/viewform'>this form</a>.</p>
<p>If you have any questions, please contact me directly.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="omsmith" date="2013-05-16">
<p>Congratulations to this terms new executive!</p>
<ul>
<li>President: srcreigh</li>
<li>Vice-president: vvijayan</li>
<li>Treasurer: dchlobow</li>
<li>Secretary: yj7kim</li>
</ul>
<p>
Additionally, the following people were appointed.
</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: a2brenna</li>
<li>Office Manager: m4burns</li>
</ul>
<p>The position of librarian has not yet been filled.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2013-05-06">
<p>Welcome to Spring 2013!</p>
<p>Elections for the Spring term have been set; see above.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="omsmith" date="2013-01-17">
<p>Elections for Winter 2013 have concluded. The following people were
elected.</p>
<ul>
<li>President: a2brenna</li>
<li>Vice-president: m4burns</li>
<li>Treasurer: jsmumfor</li>
<li>Secretary: mgolechn</li>
</ul>
<p>
Additionally, the following people were appointed.
</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: sharvey</li>
<li>Office Manager: b2coutts</li>
<li>Librarian: mimcpher</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="jbroman" date="2012-10-03">
<p>Due to repeated power failure in the MC building, multiple CSC systems
are experiencing critical service interruptions. We apologize for the
inconvenience.</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="m4burns" date="2012-09-04">
<p>
Elections for Fall 2012 will be held on September 13 at 4:00 PM.
Nominations will begin on September 6th, and will end 24 hours prior to
elections. Nominations may be emailed to <a
href="mailto:cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>. This term's
CRO is Owen Smith (omsmith).
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="m4burns" date="2012-06-06">
<p>
To all of our members who are interested in attending CUMC at UBCO this
summer, please remember to <a
href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG56d3NRNUJabzQyMmpNTDlqWkpiU3c6MQ">apply
for funding!</a>
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ehashman" date="2012-02-27">
<p>
The CSC and AMD are running an <a href="opencl">OpenCL programming
contest!</a> If you're interested in winning a laptop or a graphics card, you
should <a href="opencl">read more</a> and <a href="opencl/register">register
here</a>.
</p>
<p><b>Registration has been reopened</b> for anyone who did not get a
chance to register on time, so make sure you sign up!
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="m4burns" date="2012-02-13">
<p>
Recorded talks from 2010 to 2012 have been added to the <a
href="media">media</a> page.
</p>
</newsitem>
11 years ago
<newsitem author="jy2wong" date="2012-01-12">
<p>
Elections for Winter 2012 have concluded. The following people were
elected.</p>
11 years ago
<ul>
<li>President: m4burns</li>
<li>Vice-president: ehashman</li>
<li>Treasurer: j3parker</li>
<li>Secretary: mimcpher</li>
</ul>
<p>
Additionally, the following people were appointed.
</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: jbroman</li>
<li>Office Manager: laden</li>
<li>Librarian: jy2wong</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
12 years ago
<newsitem author="ebering" date="2011-09-19">
<p>
Elections for Fall 2011 have concluded. The following people were
elected.</p>
12 years ago
<ul>
<li>President: m4burns</li>
<li>Vice-president: kshyatt</li>
<li>Treasurer: j3parker</li>
<li>Secretary: ehashman</li>
</ul>
<p>
Additionally, the following people were appointed.
</p>
<ul>
<li>Sysadmin: a2brenna</li>
<li>Office Manager: kspaans</li>
<li>Librarian: ebering</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
12 years ago
<newsitem author="ebering" date="2011-09-18">
<p>
Nominations for the Fall 2011 exec are closed. Nominees are as follows:
</p>
12 years ago
<ul>
<li>President: m4burns, kshyatt, ehashman</li>
<li>Vice-president: m4burns, kshyatt</li>
<li>Treasurer: j3parker, scshunt, sagervai</li>
<li>Secretary: ehashman, kspaans, sagervai</li>
</ul>
<p>
Elections will be held Monday, September 19th in the Comfy Lounge (MC 3001)
from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. All CSC members that have paid Mathsoc fees are
invited to come by and vote. If you are unable to attend but would like to vote
please
e-mail your ballot to <a href="mailto:cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">the CRO</a>.
Voting will
take place by approval voting, so vote for as many people in each race as
you like.
12 years ago
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="jy2wong" date="2011-09-08">
<p>
Nominations for the Fall 2011 exec are open. You can nominate candidates
for
President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary by writing their name on
the office whiteboard under the appropriate heading, or by emailing <a
href="mailto:cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a> with
their name and position(s). Nominations close Sunday, September 18th at
4:30PM.
</p>
<p>
Elections will be held Monday, September 19th in the Comfy Lounge (MC 3001)
from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. All CSC members that have paid Mathsoc fees are
invited to come by and vote.
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ebering" date="2011-05-09">
<p>The results, including appointments, are:
<ul>
<li>President: mthiffau</li>
<li>Vice-President: mimcpher</li>
<li>Treasurer: kspaans</li>
<li>Secretary: akansong</li>
<li>Systems Administrator: jbroman</li>
<li>Office Manager: jy2wong</li>
<li>Librarian: lbovard</li>
</ul>
</p>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2011-01-12">
The election is over. The new executive are
<ul>
<li>President: ebering</li>
<li>Vice President: jy2wong</li>
<li>Treasurer: kspaans</li>
<li>Secretary: ehashman</li>
<li>Sysadmin: pbarfuss</li>
</ul>
The new Office Manager is m4burns. The new Librarian is asbumste.
</newsitem>
12 years ago
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2011-01-12">
There is a correction in the nominee list. m4burns was nominated for
Vice-President, not b4taylor. Apologies.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please send a vote to
cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca.
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2011-01-11">
Nominations have closed at some point. The nominations are as follows:
<ul>
<li>President: ebering</li>
12 years ago
<li>Vice President: ssalbiz, jy2wong, m4burns</li>
<li>Treasurer: kspaans, qxi, mspang, d2huo, a42ahmed</li>
<li>Secretary: kspaans, d2huo, ehashman</li>
</ul>
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2011-01-06">
It has come to my attention that some people believe I previously claimed
that nominations close at 3:00 PM. This is false. They close, and have
always closed, at 4:30. We have always been at war with Eurasia.
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="scshunt" date="2011-01-04">
Nominations for Winter 2011 executive are now open on the CSC whiteboard. They
close at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 11. Elections will be held at 4:00 PM on
Wednesday, January 12 on the brand-new furniture in the Comfy Lounge.
You can also nominate someone or ask any other questions or just complain to
<a href="mailto:cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">cro@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>.
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="ebering" date="2010-11-03">
The CSC has been invited to MathSoc's annual Charity Ball. If you are interested in attending with the CSC, please contact Gwynneth Leece
<a href="mailto:gnleece@csclub.uwaterloo.ca">gnleece@csclub.uwaterloo.ca</a>. The Charitby Ball costs $20 per person and includes a three-course dinner.
It is Saturday November 20th at 6pm.
</newsitem>
<newsitem author="m2ellis" date="2010-09-22">
We experienced a recent power outage which caused the RAID array hosting mirror data to need to be rebuilt.
As a result, the mirrored data is temporarily read-only. We hope to resume synchronizing as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You can view the reconstruction progress on the <a href="http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/">mirror's index page</a>
</newsitem>
13 years ago