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Nominations for HackSoc Committee 2018-2019

All nominations are self-nominations. Positions will be voted on at the AGM on Wednesday 18th April.

Running for President

Declan Doyle

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: I was the treasurer on the committee.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Not postpone a conference, announce the dates correctly, and not spend £2700 on T-Shirts (@Kyle)
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: I know what being on the committee entails, and have liaised with industry contacts already so have an in for Securi-Tay 2019

James McGoldrick

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: Currently planned the 1st Official Hacksoc BBQ, over the last 2 years I have presented talks to the society. I have also been a volunteer for the past 2 Securi-tays so I have helped with on the day setup.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Bridge the gap between all years by including more discussion oriented meetings (So like have coursework helps days). More internal social events like BBQ and advance Securi-tay.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: I have 2 years of experience running a society, so I understand the fundamentals and challenges that a society may face. I also have experience in planning external trips and events and I’m on the planning team for Shindig.

Running for Vice-President

Brittany Langley

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: sometimes i show up and complain that everything is bad
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: go-karting ;) ;) ;)
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: i'll put my time into the position as a way to avoid working on my dissertation

Corey Forbes

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: I have: Submitted talks; Represented Hacksoc as a member at CTFs and Conferences; I have added to the Wiki and have a list of amendments I intend to continue; and volunteered for Securi-Tay V and 2018
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: I would like to work with all potential speakers for society as they need support with talks; convincing more members into submitting talks. I'd also help the rest of the committee with their goals
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: I would be happy to do everything I've done for society already once again. I would be driven by a sense of duty to society thanks to the belonging that I feel with it which pull me to do my best work

Jack Clark

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: I have presented talks, including the first of 2017. I have been speaking at Open Days to help advertise HackSoc. I help to represent the society at conferences. I'm also volunteering at Securi-Tay.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Work with members to have more society trips and events. Arrange more external speakers, as they been the most popular meetings so far. Encourage more 1st years to continue to come along.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: I love HackSoc and I think it’s great for everyone to go to. It’s a great experience and I feel like I can be dedicated to it and continue to make it as good, if not better, than it already is

Carlos Yero

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: I managed to secure a HackRF donation from Great Scott Gadgets. Next year I would like to continue in the same spirit and get some more toys for our society. The more the better, right? Hopefully someone had time to play with our HackRF.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Get more 1st and 2nd year students involved with CTF or some programming challenges. Many of these events are ran by other groups / societies but it would be great to do something locally to engage more members. Things which come to my mind are EH with Python and big data processing with iPython.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: I'm an easy person to talk to but except that not sure if I'm best.

Running for Treasurer

Sarah Cunningham

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: Represented Ethical Hackers at Cyberbus event, helped at the applicants day presenting to prospective students, Volunteer for Security 2018, Done various primary school careers week events promoting Ethical Hacking.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: More promotion of the Hacking Society to increase membership, Representing Ethical Hackers at more external events to boost the Society's profile.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: Prior experience working in finance managing accounts for IT in Arnold Clark, Good attention to detail and well organised.

Running for Secretary

Harley Watson

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: I have been an avid contributor since I joined the university. I've managed our web infra, coordinated external relations, org'd our constitution's reform & represented the society internationally.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Despite our best intentions, a significant amount of division existed between what the committee was doing and what the society was aware of. I want to give people the chance to get involved early.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: Secretary requires experience with sysadmin, attention to detail, and rigid organisation. I feel this aligns with my experience but also acknowledges that others are better suited for P/VP.

Ross Donald

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: Though I've never contributed to a meeting on their weekly basis, I attend as many off site events as I can and represent the society at these, including multiple Bsides, enusec and sigint events.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: Hard to comment on specifically secretary, but in general pushing for more events involving outside entities and also more introductory events to push the younger years to get involved in competitions
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: Mainly I'm willing to dedicate a large part of my time to any given tasks. I'm also very comfortable in having to draft professional emails to businesses and be an approachable contact for all members

Colm Scott

  • Q1: What have you contributed to the society?
  • A: The things I have contributed to society are: represented at open days, volunteering for Securi-Tay, attended most society events, spoke at slideshow karaoke and year in review.
  • Q2: What would you like to see done differently next year?
  • A: I’d like to work on the society dynamic, focus on society branding, and how the committee is both portrayed and involved within the society.
  • Q3: How will members of the society benefit from you being in this position?
  • A: With a history of volunteering, organisation, and a genuine interest in the society. I believe I’m the best candidate to push the society further and achieve its goals in this position.

Attendance

  • Members: 63
  • Quorum: 37

Results

President

Name Votes
Declan Doyle 12
James McGoldrick 50
Reopen 0
Spoiled 0

Vice President

Name Votes
Brittany Langley 26
Corey Forbes 13
Jack Clark 19
Carlos Yero Withdrew Nomination
Reopen 4
Spoiled 1

Treasurer

Name Votes
Sarah Cunningham 58
Reopen 4
Spoiled 1

Secretary

Name Votes
Harley Watson 11
Ross Donald 38
Colm Scott 12
Reopen 1
Spoiled 0
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