1. Chris Fraser gives short history of ProgSoc. Farmer Keane, fresh off
the boat from poverty-torn Ireland, sees America and ... No, I have him
confused with Tom Cruise.
2. We have ~$1400 in the bank. TFM 1994, after payment of printing
costs, has so far made $100.
3. Problem with ProgSoc 93:
-- Executive committee did most of the work, meaning exec
position is a big time committment.
Solution: Pres + Vice Pres to handle Union, administration.
Systems and Publications committees will do all work
in relevant areas.
The chair of each committee (Computing Systems Officer +
Publications Officer) will define objectives, etc, in
consultation with committee.
4. Ftoomsh will be the responsibility of Computing Systems Officer,
with sys admin (I took this to mean Sbg) as backup.
5. Elections. New positions are:
Figurehead: Chris Fraser
Vice Pres: Stephen Boyd Gowing
Secretary: Piers Johnson
Public Relations Officer: Vicky Papageorgiou
Computing Systems Officer: James Windried-Sox
Publications Officer: Grant Heinrich
6. Upcoming tasks:
-- Need acceptable use policy to be approved by Peter Gale
before Ftoomsh will be connected to net.
-- Need admin policy for day to day admin.
-- No dirty pictures
-- Filespace rules.
Action (both?): Jimmy to post to date of equipment committee meeting
to progsoc list.
6b. ACM programming contest:
Jenny Edwards wants UTS to have a stronger presence at programming
competitions; this will require intensive training and a special
diet. ProgSoc may want to help with training.
Selection method for competitors to be decided later. ProgSoc
are invited to make suggestions.
Possibility of Sydney as future contest site. ProgSoc will
be asked to help administer competitions.
Grant Heinrich will post date for first publications meeting
to ProgSoc list. If you're interested in attending, mail me.
6d. World Wide Web seminar:
Chris Fraser has offered to present an overview and a more
technical seminar on WWW. Big yes all round.
7. Other suggestions:
Help system for student questions. Debate: would that
become another method of cheating on assignments? Everyone looks
nervously at Jenny Edwards ... She seems to believe our denials.
Chris Fraser suggests UNIX help for users, hypertext /WWW
system. May be customisable for UTS.
Activity / game days: xtank et al.
Jenny Edwards rouses membership into violent takeover of the
Jesus loves you, but not enough to swallow.