Commit 13345d41 authored by Daniel W Bond's avatar Daniel W Bond
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wrote text for tentative but finalish initiative sections, added alt-text, changed osx to macos

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<p class="xolonium srct-title">Student-Run<br />Computing +<br />Technology</p>
<p class="xolonium srct-title">Student-Run<br />Computing&nbsp;+<br />Technology</p>
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<legend><i class="fa fa-child fa-fw"></i>&nbsp;<strong>Initiatives</strong></legend>
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<img src="/static/img/openhatch.jpg" alt="..." class="img-circle img-responsive center-block">
<img src="/static/img/openhatch.jpg" alt="Renfred and Daniel assist Heather, a student attending our Openhatch workshop in 2014." class="img-circle img-responsive center-block">
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<h4><strong>Projects & Infrastructure</strong></h4>
<p>Our primary purpose is improving life at Mason by developing and hosting software services. We give students the opportunity to build their computing experience outside of the classroom, and for the benefit of the Mason community. All of the projects we develop are released under open source licenses so anyone can examine our code to learn, to make changes or improvements, or to run on their own.</p>
<p>As one example, in 2011 two of our members wanted to make it easier to see when dining locations on campus were still open. Beginning together, but gradually bringing in contributions from half a dozen others, SRCT built whatsopen.gmu.edu, displaying live the opening and closing times for all of Mason's dining options. Our collaborators were able to take skills they grew creating that site with them to interviews and to the workforce. Today, it's our most popular project, visited by hundreds of students daily, and used at our meetings to teach prospective new members.</p>
<p>There are many aspects to create a functional, useful service, and more still to keep it running. Beyond coding or other technical contributions we need designers, organizers, artists, writers, and testers-- students who may never have taken a CS or IT course. If you're interested in helping, there are plenty of places to devote your time.</p>
<p>Not only do we work to continually improve our existing projects--let us know if you come across a bug or think of a useful new feature-- but we're always eager to hear ideas for new projects. Working together, our members can help bring your idea to fruition and deployment.</p>
<p>Our primary purpose is improving life at Mason by developing and hosting
software services. We give students the opportunity to build their computing
experience outside of the classroom, and for the benefit of the Mason community.
All of the projects we develop are released under open source licenses so anyone
can examine our code to learn, to make changes or improvements, or to run on
their own.</p>
<p>As one example, in 2011 two of our members wanted to make it easier to see when
dining locations on campus were still open. Beginning together, but gradually
bringing in contributions from half a dozen others, SRCT built
<a href="https://whatsopen.gmu.edu/">whatsopen.gmu.edu</a>, displaying live
the opening and closing times for all of Mason's dining options. Our
collaborators then took the skills they learned creating that site with them
to interviews and to the workforce. Today, it's our most popular project,
visited by hundreds of students daily, and used at our meetings to teach
prospective new members.</p>
<p>There are many aspects required to create a functional, useful service, and more
still to keep it running. Beyond coding or other technical contributions we need
designers, organizers, artists, writers, and testers-- students who may never
have taken a CS or IT course. If you're interested in helping, there are plenty
of places to devote your talent.</p>
<p>Not only do we work to continually improve our existing projects--let us know if
you come across a bug or think of a useful new feature-- but we're always eager
to hear ideas for new projects. Working together, our members can help bring
your idea to fruition and deployment.</p>
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<img src="/static/img/bitcamp.jpg" alt="Michel and Ben compete at Bitcamp, a hackathon held at the university of Maryland, in 2014." class="img-circle img-responsive center-block">
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<h4><strong>Events & Workshops</strong></h4>
<p>We work to offer opportunities for Mason students to strengthen their skills and further their leadership experience through a broad variety of events throughout the year.</p>
<p>Each month or so, we hold large-scale events. These have ranged from all-day workshops, with small group breakout sessions, speakers, and panels to week-long guided development competitions.</p>
<p>We organize contingents to represent Mason at hackathons around the country, intercollegiate programming competitions for students of all skill levels. We also travel to conferences like LibrePlanet or PyCon to deepen our knowledge, for inspiration, and to build out connections beyond the Mason community.</p>
<p>Additionally, and on a smaller scale, we hold weekly meetings with talks or workshops led by other students, or occasionally, special guest speakers. These cover a broad number of topics, and range from introductory steps to deep dives. A recurring subset of these workshops aim at preparing students for the kinds of questions they might encounter in technical interviews.</p>
<p>These meetings also afford us the opportunity to work on projects in person together, and hammer out solutions to challenges or organize timelines for continued development. Project managers also occasionally call separate, project-specific workshops to help move their project through the next feature or to the next release.</p>
<p>We work to offer opportunities for Mason students to strengthen their skills and
further their leadership experience through a broad variety of events throughout
the year.</p>
<p>Each month or so, we hold large-scale events. These have ranged from all-day
workshops, with small group breakout sessions, speakers, and panels to week-long
guided development competitions.</p>
<p>We organize contingents to represent Mason at hackathons around the country,
intercollegiate programming competitions for students of all skill levels. We
also travel to conferences like LibrePlanet or PyCon to deepen our knowledge,
for inspiration, and to build out connections beyond the Mason community.</p>
<p>Additionally, and on a smaller scale, we hold weekly meetings with talks or
workshops led by other students, or occasionally, special guest speakers. These
cover a broad number of industry-standard topics, and range from introductory
steps to deep dives. A recurring subset of these workshops aim at preparing
students for the kinds of questions they might encounter in technical
interviews.</p>
<p>These meetings also afford us the opportunity to work on projects in person
together, and hammer out solutions to challenges or organize timelines for
continued development. Project managers also occasionally call separate,
project-specific workshops to help move their project through the next feature
or to the next release.</p>
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<img src="/static/img/org-fair.jpg" alt="..." class="img-circle img-responsive center-block">
<img src="/static/img/org-fair.jpg" alt="Chris, Melissa, and Luca stand at our table for Student Involvement's Get Connected student org fair in the beginning of fall 2014." class="img-circle img-responsive center-block">
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<h4><strong>Outreach & Community</strong></h4>
<p>We believe in returning the skills we've learned together back to our community. Our student membership works to provide other students with hands-on learning opportunities, regardless of their experience level. Then, should they continue with our organization, they can take up the leadership role of teaching newcomers what they've learned themselves.</p>
<p>Our commitment to volunteerism extends beyond development on our open source projects. We've led elementary school students through their first steps learning how to program. We began the drive for a campus maker space, so everyone could have a place to learn and collaborate on technical projects. We host software development services for Mason students. We continue to grow a collection of freely licensed campus photography.</p>
<p>Underlying everything is friendship and spirit of fun. Our members work in study groups, get the occasional dinner together, or escape from technology for a bit and head outdoors. We hold celebratory events at the end of semesters, and stay in touch over the summer, or after graduating.</p>
<p>SRCT was founded in part by three LGBTQ students, and we've long been proud of the diversity of our membership. In working to benefit the whole Mason community, we need input from as many of our diverse campus' perspectives as possible. Women and students from minority groups are welcomed and encouraged to participate and join. And if you're in CS 101, come say hello!</p>
<p>We believe in returning the skills we've learned together back to our community.
Our student membership works to provide other students with hands-on learning
opportunities, regardless of their experience level. Then, should they continue
with our organization, they can take up the leadership role of teaching
newcomers what they've learned themselves.</p>
<p>Our commitment to volunteerism extends beyond development on our open source
projects. We've led elementary school students through their first steps
learning how to program. We began the drive for a campus maker space, so
everyone could have a place to learn and collaborate on technical projects. We
host software development services for Mason students. We continue to grow a
collection of freely licensed campus photography.</p>
<p>Underlying everything is friendship and spirit of fun. Our members work in study
groups, get the occasional dinner together, or escape from technology for a bit
and head outdoors. We hold celebratory events at the end of semesters, and stay
in touch over the summer, or after graduating.</p>
<p>SRCT was founded in part by three LGBTQ students, and we've long been proud of
the diversity of our membership. In working to benefit the whole Mason
community, we need input from as many of our diverse campus' perspectives as
possible. Women and students from minority groups are welcomed and encouraged to
participate and join. And if you're in CS 101, come say hello!</p>
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The free version of
<a href="https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line">this tutorial</a>
is a great place to begin.
If you're already using Linux or OSX,
If you're already using Linux or macOS,
<a href="http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/">this tutorial</a>
is another great resource (ignore the intimidating title) to try things out
on your own machine. Once you have a little practice under your belt,
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