O-Day 2020

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1 O-Day Prep

O-Day is on <2020-02-21 Fri>

1.1 To Do List

  • Book stall
  • Pay for stall
  • Gather gazebos and other equipment
  • Ensure equipment is tagged
  • Test wifi/network setup
  • Clean clubroom <2020-02-01 Sat>
  • Directions to Cameron Hall
  • Ensure 2020 sign-ups can happen easily (uccpass)
  • Door meeting

1.2 (WIP) The O-Day stall

  • Two stalls, in unshaded spaces next to each other

1.2.1 Attractions

  • Breadboard, simple logic circuits, switches, LEDs
  • One of the VTs
  • Some sort of live-coding thing [TBD]
  • I liked the MU’s “solve countdown challenge, get free chocolate” thing — can we do something similar?

1.2.2 Other stuff

  • Printed stuff, see 2

1.3 Standardise the O-Day process

Create numbered signs around the room museum-style to direct freshers around (except for Account) Also distribute to door members as a hey, if you’re looking for things to point out to freshers: here are so ideas kind of thing.

  1. Account (just do, no need to label)
  2. Dispense/coke machine
  3. Machine Room
  4. Tool cupboard, projects bench
  5. 3D printer
  6. Upcoming events
  7. Wifi
  8. Webcams (they’re for security, and ’is room open’ check)
  9. Door, computer use priorities
  10. People to talk to when computer issues
  11. Fresher welcome + other near events
  12. Eggman, it’s cool!

1.4 Run the projector, have stuff up

  • Upcomming UCC Events
  • The big general Cameron Hall events
  • Cool things you can do at UCC

1.5 Make good use of whiteboard, write up events

1.6 Write in chalk ways to Cameron Hall

  • Arrows on walls
  • Footsteps on ground

2 Useful Material

3 Things to keep in mind O-Week

  • Need people in the clubroom who will jump up and welcome new freshers, we need first impressions to be great to retain those who wander in. Quite often it can be lukewarm. Not O-Day.

3.1 Posters

  • It seems like a nice idea to try to put some posters out. This seems like one of the few occasions in the year when they’ll actually get attention.

3.2 Lecture invading

  • Could be a good idea to do that aggressive 1st year lecture targeting
  • Seems reasonable to think that a bunch of people don’t really turn up to O-Day, missed out tent, etc.

Author: Timothy

Created: 2020-01-20 Mon 21:53