Category Archives: Meeting

Information, Bullitens or ortherwise, that pertains to our meetings.

First Meetings of Spring 08

There will be a meeting at ACCAD this coming Sunday @ 6:30. We WILL also be holding a wednesday online meeting @ 8:00pm to get a lead into the next meeting. We need to finish up Tetris (block textures…possibly windowing?), and then for sunday specifically we need to have ideas for the next project including aspects such as the gameplay, features, art/look, background/story, setting, style, etc. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, extravagant, and crazy. No idea is entirely stupid or impossible. There are always compromises and one not so great idea may spark an evolved awesome idea. So at this point we need to spill the creative pale in the toolbox and sort through them until we have things to move forward on. Some of you may also want to be thinking about how to structure the coding including variables, classes, functions, and more. This may be a bit ahead since this will depend on what the game will evolve into.

On another note: There are a lot of new things happening with GCC so it is important for everyone to be checking the forums and news for the latest info, as well as be making it to the meetings. New members, projects, associations, and more are in the works. We will give more details on this in the forums and at the meetings.

Wednesday Evening Event

Hey guys let’s all try to get on the IRC around 6 or 7pm to decide what were gonna do for tonight. Also there’s a thread in the forums about the event as well. I hope we can organize this for the best.

The meeting/event has been canceled. see the forums for details

Reason for meetings and Tetris project repo is stale

This is the log info for the src directory in our repo. There have been no changes to it for almost a month? Since I was the last to change it, I know that it was last updated when we had our first meeting at ACCAD in the fishbowl. Can we get the most recent source in the repository please?

svn://gcc.accad.ohio-state.edu/gcc/tetris/src
Revision: 2
Last Changed Author: goose
Last Changed Date: 2008-01-14 16:57 GMT
Text Last Updated: 2008-01-14 16:57 GMT
Properties Last Updated: 2008-01-14 16:57 GMT

I’ll be more than happy to teach the basics of how to use SVN and when/why to use the tool. I would like to have the few developers checking in designs and updates when the make them and I plan on making a second repository for the website. As it stands there has been a little activity in the group of late. I think that we should think about rethinking why we have meetings and perhaps make live meetings a way to teach new tools, and bring people in to show off what they have done that week. Instead of planning and talking about little things. That can be done on the bulletin board.

The more discussion, even if a little off topic, the better.

Some additions to have made

The purpose of this site is to let everyone have a opportunity to participate. Lurk if you feel the need, but any input or suggestion or a simple salutation is a sign that people are actively interested in what we are doing. I want to make this whole site/group better, and better able to work together in many different ways. I want to make some changes to our system, and to add some tools to our site suite. Some ideas of things that I want and I think would be useful for everyone are:

  • Task assignment list
  • More information on our projects
  • Listing of the groups leadership hierarchy
  • List of technologies we use (perhaps a tool suite)
  • Thank you page and any affiliations
  • Well thought out coding style and project process
  • Some tutorials, and getting started help
  • Help wanted section
  • Project calender
  • IRC channel
  • Wiki

Feel free to tell me what more we should do, or if anything here if useless. I was also thinking of adding a project managment portal, and thats a list of some FOSS versions that I’ve found. I also want to perhaps start some more online activities to generate a more robust community.

Any time you want to talk about GCC related things, post them here or in the BBS. I want questions and discussions to be public, and searchable. This enables more people to be in the know about whats going on and to also learn how we do things. I would like to bring back the weekly online internet chats. It seemed that that was good way for people to interact. If/When I get an IRC channel up, I’ll most likely be a constant in the room, and if a few other people would also agree to man the chat room, we could possibly branch out more easily since newcomers would have a fast and easy way to directly communicate with members.

Thoughts? Ideas?