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Annual General Meeting - Thursday 27th March, 2014
Robin Wohlers-Reichel, Carlin Rookes, Xu Waycell, Jasmine Ngan, Leefe Hicks, Tom D'Netto, Jacob Dunk, Tom Bozic, Cody Love, Sarah Lawrence, Livia Lam, Clifford Leslie, Moe Rumman, Jenny Nguyen, Tyrone Dougherty, Andrew Jackson, Darren Bui, Stephan Calario, Giani Deluca, Wai Szeto
Christian Kent (whophd)
Reading of Minutes of AGM 2013
Last years minutes are good
More money from memberships, Made loss on drinks
Awaiting money on AMEX, club account is roughly at same balance
Firewall machine fail, network down for days until Chris Deigan fixed
Death server is being repaired. Raid card broken
Robin Wholers working on two servers, ‘apple’ & ‘banana’
Room has been cleaned
Backups exist, but are currently non working
9 new raspberry pis
Fix up crypt, it’s unreliable
Build a new network, either run concurrently or cut straight
New wi fi router
Late interest in robotics projects
First year of CO,
Ran a whole lot of competitions, at least 9
2x UTS ProgComp
2014 was much more successful than 2013, all enjoyed
Anzac League collab with many other universities
6 rounds. Large ordeal, had alot of help. Livia & Jenny
Came 7th & 28th in ACM
Goal to go to world finals
code2day, bozic less involved in. Thought it was ‘awesome’ and ‘inspiring’
We won’t being having both code2day and progcomp in the same month
We pulled together and functioned as a society
This year hope to do more of the same
Pizza in 30 minutes
Why does ps exist
To encourage programming in UTS
Via ProgComp, South Pacific regionals, codeathon, code2day
To remain affiliated with the union
To join up with organisations who have similar objectives
Develop non-commercial software
To provide forum for people interested in Computors
Did take advantege of uts facilities
Applied for more grants
Gained more sponsership through thoughtworks, wisetech, AMEX
Executive Candidate Nominations and Elections
Moe Rumman appointed as returning officer.
Jacob Dunk (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Xu Waycell)
Carlin Rookes (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk)
Jenny Nguyen (nominated by Livia Lam, seconded by Leefe Hicks, declined)
He will do the best he can, and hopes to raise progsoc to another level. Like to get involved in running a few more events next year. Thank current exec. Wants to host a good 25th Birthday. Wins by default.
Jenny Declines nomination
Mohamed Rumman (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk, accepted, declined)
Jacob Dunk (nominated by Jenny Nguyen, seconded by Livia Lam, accepted 27th March)
Jenny Nguyen (nominated by Leefe Hicks, seconded by Livia Lam, accepted 27th March)
Jenny would like to support president. Been VP last year, knows what to do to help other execs. Hopes to get more events running and get more members for thursday meetings
Became secretary to learn more. Wants to continue to learn more and help more with the society.
Clifford Leslie (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk)
Sarah Lawrence (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jenny Nguyen, accepted 25th March)
Jenny Nguyen (nominated by Leefe Hicks, snd by liv, decline)
Jasmine Ngan (nomed by Livia, snd by Jenny, accepted)
Trying to be as active as possible
Doing events like progcomp,
Promises to do at least what a secretary will do, and try best to do more
Do best to support P & VP, & maintaining relationships between PS And union
Keen to see more members join
Assisting current members
Support president and VP
had exp helping as seccy in organisation outside uts
maintain responsibilities as well as active recruitments
help grow society
help get more science people
Tried to help out with events
Would like to see PS enter more people in contests
Tom D'Netto (nominated by Jacob Dunk, seconded by Carlin Rookes, accepted)
Mohamed Rumman (nominated by Jacob Dunk, seconded by Tom D'Netto)
Jenny Nguyen (nominated by Leefe Hicks, snd Tom “Nominator” Dnetto, declined)
Was CSO last year reluctantly
learned a lot, wants to give back
wants to improve ps on finance side
Currently taking on classes
Tom wins by default
Jenny Nguyen (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk, accepted)
Jacob Dunk (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Carlin Rookes, accepted)
Robin Wohlers-Reichel (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jenny Nguyen, accepted 25th March)
Jacob recedes, Jenny Declines
Hopefully lessen explosions of computers
Will do his best
Robin Wins by default
First Year Rep:
Robin Wohlers-Reichel (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk)
Cody Love (nominated by Jenny Nguyen, seconded by Tom Bozic, accepted)
Omar Saalem (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jenny Nguyen, accepted)
Clifford Leslie (nom’d Jenny, snd by the Seconder…yeah, YES
Promoting ProgSoc a bit
Love to continue to do that
Will come to more meetings
Loves programming, name has Code in it
Wants to promote more
Be a good rep because he can manage communications, attempt to be more into the advertisements
Stuff for first years
Omar is absent
Clifford wins popular vote.
Clifford Declines, Cody wins by default.
Livia Lam (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk, accepted 26th March)
Livia wins by default
Thanks for trusting again
Will help us out
Tom Bozic (nominated by Tom D'Netto, seconded by Jacob Dunk, accepted)
Tom D’Netto (nominated by Livia Lam)
Tom B wins by default
Thanks for electing for 6th year
Lead UTS to greater ICPC World Finals glory
Tom D recommends Chris Deigan retain for his skills and abilities
Bank account signatories (required by bank)
1. People to be added
2. People to be removed
- ProgSoc BBQ
- We’re still the only non-BBQ club :) woot!
- ProgSoc Gelato
- Possible way to raise funds for ProgSoc
- Sell gelato
- 25th Anniversary celebrations? Give it away for free? Woot!
- Every says ‘yes!’
Other items of discussion without notice
- Do something for ProgSoc’s birthday
- BBQ? – once in 25 year event
- Pub crawl $25,000 bar tab
- Road trip
- Indie games
- Events in the room
- 25 events over 25 weeks (or 25 days?? (25 minutes??))
- Casual BYO party
- LAN party
- Woodchopping contest (alternate "hackathon")
- Hack something massive. E.g. lights on the tower building.
- Competition against USYD (over 25 weeks/days/hours/minutes)
- Cody – have a secure system which is then taken down after 30min.
- Over 8 hours put up your own security system – which others can try to attack.
- We’d need to start building on this idea now.
- New exec team to get sponsorship.
- New exec team to setup project to build the thing.
- Possibly get other universities involved.
- Tom D - ProgSoc is still under attack from China
- What the??
- Leefe – in the past year has got more social media stuff setup. E.g. twitter auto posts to facebook and vice versa.
- Wants to get other people involved.
- New exec team to continue this.
- Leefe suggests giving the social media role to someone and Leefe is happy to help.
- Sarah volunteered. However, new exec team to decide.
- Tom D – plans to do robotics stuff with progsoc e.g. nerf gun turrets.
- Xu is interested.
- Robin has an idea for a theme.
- Carlin – “let’s have a good time” *applause*
- Jacob & moe – thanked outgoing president.
Livia dissolved the old exec, instated the new exec, closed the AGM