[builds-list] Meeting Minutes for 2013-10-09

Christopher Woodall chris.j.woodall at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 20:50:23 EDT 2013


Sorry the meeting minutes link was wrong :
http://builds.cc/meeting-minutes/2013/10/09/meeting-minutes.html

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Christopher Woodall
<chris.j.woodall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Recorded by George Silvis and posted on the builds website
> (http://builds.cc/meeting-minutes/2013/10/02/hack-night.html)
>
> # Recent Events
> - HackMIT was last weekend
>   - At least John and Kenshin were there, as well as some friends from
> other schools
>   - Sean ([swsmith at bu.edu](mailto:swsmith at bu.edu)) and his team made a
> Chrome addon that can visualize internet usage
>   - John ([jmoore15 at bu.edu](mailto:jmoore15 at bu.edu)) and others also
> made something.
>     - You can see it in action at
> [www.youtube.com](www.youtube.com)/watch?v=QVXoYD8HTj4
>
> # Upcoming Events
> - CSAW Recap
>   - Still in planning stage
>   - Hopefully next week
> - Soldering Workshop
>   - $10 equipment charge for soldering kit
>   - PHO 105, October 25, 4-6 PM
>   - Talk to Chris ([cwoodall at bu.edu](mailto:cwoodall at bu.edu))
>   - Being put on together with ECE department
>   - If you want to go, FILL OUT THE FORM that Chris is sending to the email list
>   - If it fills up too much, BUILDS'll host another one soon
> - Intro to Arduino Workshop
>   - Currently working out how to acquire Arduinos.  (Arduini?)
>   - Will be an ongoing project once it starts
> - Binary Pwning Seminar II
>   - Will happen once CS 210's lab finishes (about 3 weeks?)
> - Lincoln Labs: Weekend of October 25
>   - We have two teams
>     - Both are being led by experienced BUILDS members, and should be
> placed to do well and have fun
>   - There are generally a few "seminars" held by the organizers in the
> weeks beforehand
>   - We'll announce them here when we know---attendance is encouraged!
>   - There is also a "SKIRMISH" this Saturday
>     - There'll be an email soon
> - Science Hack Day, and the associated project competition
>   - October 19-20, Harvard Campus
>   - Sign up for the event here:
> https://[sciencehackdayboston.eventbrite.com](sciencehackdayboston.eventbrite.com)/
> # Ongoing Projects
> - Kenshin's Machine Learning Group
>   - This Friday at 5 PM:  Solving 'Cookie Clicker'
>   - Talk to Kenshin ([ben10 at bu.edu](mailto:ben10 at bu.edu))
> - BUILDSBOT
>   - Mondays at 6 PM
>   - Supplies are being chosen, and design should start soon
>   - Prototype by end of semester, hopefully!
>     - Programmable, and should make noise
>   - Talk to Chris ([cwoodall at bu.edu](mailto:cwoodall at bu.edu))
> - Ceiling Tile Revitalization Initiative
>   - Chris's LED Tile
>     - It glows!
>     - There's code available at github.com/cwoodall/FireTile3x3
>     - Danny ([dannyc at bu.edu](mailto:dannyc at bu.edu)) is working on a
> prototyping tool for testing appearance on your computer
>     - It's in an early stage of development, but it sure do look pretty!
>
> # Administrative Matters
> - Please don't sleep on the couch too much
>   - It isn't great for a working environment in BUILDS
> - Try to keep the tables (etc) clean too, for people who are working
> - If you want to be in the door database so you can swipe into BUILDS...
>   - Talk to Allan ([wirtha at bu.edu](mailto:wirtha at bu.edu))!


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