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The Dice Project

Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 11th April 2018 in IF-4.31

Ross Armstrong, Lindsey Brown, Neil Brown, Alex Burford, Roger Burroughes, Chris Cooke, Carol Dow, Alison Downie (convener and minutes), Ian Durkacz, Graham Dutton, Adam Kirylczuk, Mohammed Javaid, Jennifer Oxley, Iain Rae, Gordon Reid, Alastair Scobie, Craig Strachan
  1. Minutes of the last meeting

    These were approved.

  2. Actions and blog articles

    Actions discussed:

    Actions added or revived:

    Actions completed:

    Blog articles suggested:

  3. Report from Computing Executive Group

    1. CCITC verbal update
      • IS have soft-launched DataVault. This is only for Research data which can't be made public.
      • College Strategic IT plan
      • Lecture recording statistics to be available at School level
      • Lecture recording - plans for better capture of chalk surfaces
      • dotmailer moving to ed.a.c.uk (available to all)
      • bomgar (remote desktop) - we should engage more (but the documentation appears to be limited at the moment)
      • Improving IT skills to be encouraged
      • Overleaf - possible replacement for ColTex?
  4. Reports from Units

  5. Topics for discussion

    1. Forum power-down, Sat 14th Apr
      • console servers will be shutdown around 1 a.m.
      • MPU will put cron job in place to shutdown office desktops
      • reminder will be sent to SMSR users
      • email will be sent to admin staff asking them to shut their machines down before they leave
      • computing.help will be updated
      • will publish a blog article
  6. AOCB

  7. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25th April in G.12, Wilkie Building, at 10:00.

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