Commit 5c79f1d7 authored by Daniel W Bond's avatar Daniel W Bond

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<h4><strong>Projects & Infrastructure</strong></h4>
<p>To learn more about SRCT, check out our
<a href="{{ url_for('projects') }}">projects</a>, active, under development, or proposed, or talk to one of the
<a href="{{ url_for('people') }}">members</a>! Technical documentation is
available on our <a href="http://wiki.srct.gmu.edu">wiki</a>, and all of our
code is visible on the <a href="http://git.gmu.edu/public">public page</a> of
our student git repository.</p>
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We run projects for the benefit of the community. All of our projects open source so anyone can learn and contribute. Blog consectetur cronut bespoke paleo, elit echo park church-key salvia cred stumptown tempor sapiente. Pariatur raw denim umami try-hard, hammock velit disrupt semiotics neutra.
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And of course, we need people to help manage the infrastructure that all of our projects are hosted on. Laboris kogi kickstarter bitters leggings sustainable, irony put a bird on it thundercats YOLO skateboard nulla franzen.
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<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>
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<h4><strong>Events & Workshops</strong></h4>
<p>You can come to any of our planned <a href="//hackmason.org">events</a>. We hold
numerous events each semester, from traveling to hackathons and conferences to
doing local outreach, holding large programming events, and hosting speakers.</p>
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We hold our own large events around once a month
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Sometimes, we host speakers at meetings
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We organize Mason contingents to hackathons, intercollegiate programming competitions
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We hold workshops at meetings and on weekends to help people learn to computer
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<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>
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<h4><strong>Outreach & Community</strong></h4>
<p>See some of the ways we've improved life on campus on the <a href="{{ url_for('projects') }}">projects page</a>.</p>
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We have helped teach elementary school children programming in the past, currently on hold
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We try to be real friendly-like, go do random social things or get food :-)
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Students from CS 101 are welcome to attend; can haz minorities pls
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<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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