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May 2011

6:30 PM - Niagara County Community College (Math/Science conference room, C285)

Attendance: Carl Alphonce, Jim Caprio, Adrienne Decker, David Levine, Linda Perel, Sue Reccoon, Deb Sorrentino
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Agenda:
  • Approval of last meeting's minutes (see https://sites.google.com/site/wnycsta/minutes)
  • 2011-2012 elections
    • need nominations committee
    • encourage all members to consider serving as an officer
    • would love to have more involvement from K-12 teachers
    • must report officers/chapter contact to CSTA afterwards
  • Summer Greenfoot workshop
  • Various notifications/announcements
  • Annual report due August 1 (activities, money, membership)
  • CSTA Voice highlight?
    • Fran Trees (CSTA chapter liaison) wrote, "I need another chapter highlight for June!! So far we have featured PA and San Diego. Anyone want to brag??? You can see the chapter features in the last two issues of the Voice: http://www.csta.acm.org/Communications/sub/CSTAVoice.html"
      • If our Greenfoot workshop goes and we have a keynote for the Fall Conference, perhaps for the issue after the June.
  • Fall conference planning (10/14, full day)
    • Jan Cuny has been invited to speak about CS/10K - no response yet / UB will invite also as a speaker on 10/13 (which covers some costs)
    • Mary Beth Smith (Grand Island) wrote: "I cant come tonight but I will help out for fall conference doing something with ALICE Scratch, Kodu, java or Greenfoot on how I have added into my computer programming courses."
    • I e-mailed the two CSTA leadership cohort members from New York State to update us on their state-level advocacy work at the fall conference.
  • Other new business
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Adoption of Minutes from Last Meeting

Motion to approve minutes from April meeting.

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Chapter Elections
  • Need to hold chapter elections again
    • Need nominations committee
      • Deb S volunteered to be the committee
      • Deb S to send out email soliciting nominations
      • After
  • What is the term?
    • August 1st to July 31st
  • Need elections done before July 31st so that names for officers are in the annual reportvg
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Google Site Migration Update
  • Carl migrated some of the content from the old Google Group to the Google Site
    • Conference Programs
    • Some meeting minutes
  • Migration still needs to continue
TODO [Carl & Adrienne]: Migrate and check content from old site as it moves to new one
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Greenfoot Summer Workshop

July 21st in School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT.
Sent email to SIGCSE, need to follow up on CSTA Blast, asked several people to send out emails to contacts

Reminder email to go out week of June 13th as a final push for registrations.
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Fall Conference 2011
  • New CSE building at UB will not be ready for this year's fall conference - changing back to Buffalo State
  • Date: Friday, October 14
  • Buffalo State rooms are reserved already for date
  • Most likely there will be no financial support available from Buff State for this year's conference
  • Cost to participants will most likely be around $25 which will include lunch and breaks
  • Afternoon workshops:  One "unplugged" (literally CS Unplugged - Dave L?) and one technical workshop
  • Sponsorship: NCCC (for breaks), Adrienne to ask RIT (for breaks), InfoTech Niagara (contact for sponsorship)
TODO:
Theme for the Conference

First Call for Papers - out by June 15th
Second Call around July 25th
Third Call around September 7/8 (open registration too)
After this, switch to announcing conference with some content
Deadline for Proposals October 3rd
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NYSCATE 2011

No movement - need to look into this further as per last meeting's minutes
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Next Meeting

July 26th: Time could be earlier in the day
Location: Fuji Grill on Maple for lunch

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