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Technology 2008-2009

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Week of April 19, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:24 pm

Tasks Accomplished:
1) Updates to website, blogs and forums
2) Website, blog and forums back up
3) SGA’s book trading websites change in domain name
4) Book trading website changes submitted to TS
5) Updates to VCU SGA blog on http://blog.vcu.edu/mpsganews/
6) Special section on appropriation
7) Special section on earth day

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Week of April 13, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:47 pm

Hello Everyone.

Happy Baisakhi. Hope you enjoyed it!

Here is the list of tasks accomplished for this week:

1) General Updates to Website and Blogs
2) New Slide Show for the website.
3) More progress made on VPN with SGA members
4) New Custom form available on website
5) Backups of Website, Blogs and Forums
6) Survey scripting errors removed from Tech page
7) Budgets up on the website.
Cool Looking at Scribb app for the website in place of pdf documents to prevent SGA website from getting spams due the vulnerability of pdf documents. All pdf documents will be made available in scribb format for better protection.

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Week of April 6, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:10 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) Website backup, Blog backup
2) Updates to website, blogs
3) New App on website
4) Gmail Resolution passes in Senate
5) VPN to be implemented next semester
6) New MyVCU portal next semester
7) New custom form on website
Cool Minutes uploaded

Waiting for semester to get over!

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Week of March 29

Post  Admin on Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:28 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) Back up of Website
2) Back up of Book Trading
3) Back up of Forums
4) Development of Vodcasting forum in place
5) Creation of Presidential Election section on website
6) Updated Website with more information
7) Slide Show Updated
Cool Update of Elections Blog
9) Development of Podcasting forum in place

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Week of March 22

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:56 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) Updates to website minutes and agenda
2) More videos recorded and uploaded on website
3) Updates to elections and appointment, legislative and executive branch pages
4) Met with Linux users to discuss the new email and how it applies to them
5) Email clouding project survey completed
6) Worked on email clouding bill
7) Website, blog and forums back up

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Week of March 15

Post  Admin on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) Updates to website minutes
2) Updates to external affairs, green affairs, communications.
3) Email Clouding Project survey up.
4) Working on Email Clouding Project survey
5) End of year report submitted
6) Presidential Video Project II accomplished
7) Added more creative content to get more students to the website
Cool Bill/ Amendments updates
9) VPN technology review in progress

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Week of March 1, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:48 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) SGA Website, Blog and forums back up.
2) New Computers in office.
3) Working on a bill for SGA Senate on email clouding project. Will be up on the website soon.
4) Presentation to mcv campus SGA on email clouding project.
5) Contacted CT regarding the email project.
6) Updates to the website.
7) New external affairs/Technology web page.

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Week of Feb. 22

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:49 pm

1) Updates to website
2) Met Tech Services for email project
3) Contacted by CT and replied back on email clouding system
4) SGA constitutional elections web page
5) New app for facebook up on the website
6) Website, blog and forum backup.
7) Presidential Video Project 1 Completed.

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Week of Feb. 15

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:17 am

SGA Updates

1) Website updates to minutes and general update to information
2) Website backup, blogs backup
3) New Voice App for the website
4) Email Clouding system website up and updated by TS, Authentication soon
5) Textbook forum discussion with Senate members
6) Presidential Video Project Phase III, Phase IV next week
7) Updates to Book trading disclosure statement, popup java script enabled
Cool Internal email system updates and tests
9) Creation of new web pages: external and communications, to be up soon
10) Updates to SGA forums
11) Computers in, to be setup next week

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Week of Feb. 8

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:28 am

1) VCU Clouding System Project: Presentation to Senate/Cabinet
2) Committee pages update and creation
3) Updates to website
4) Discussions with VCU officials on the VCU web portal: To use open source portal very soon
5) Presidential Video Project
6) Website, Blog and Forum updated
7) Enhanced account log in security on the forums.

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Week of February 1, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:18 am

Tasks Accomplished:

1) Pictures/ Videos/ Article from Oregon Hill clean up up on website
2) Updates to Constitutional Reform, Executive, Judicial and Legislative pages
3) Updates to the Minutes section
4) More work on the Email app project with technology services. Presentation by TS to Senate this Monday.
5) Presidential Video Project
6) Update to the Disclaimer Policy on Book Trading Website
7) Elections/ Appointments Page on website updated
Cool Elections Blog updated
9) Updates to Technology @ VCU section of forums/website
10) Forums, Book Trading Website and SGA website backup

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Week of Jan. 25, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:38 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

1) New Page creation: Constitutional Reform
2) Appropriations Page updated on website
3) Elections page updated
4) Minutes Update on website
5) Made further progress in ordering new computers.
6) Made further progress in ordering new printer
7) Updates and insertion of new forum thread
Cool Website, web page, forums back up.
9) Contacted VCU email services, presentation to Senate on Feb. 9, 2009 on email clouding project.

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Week of Jan. 18

Post  Admin on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:21 pm

Happy Inauguration to everyone

1) Discussion with SGA members on launching SGA Youtube channel for hosting SGA videos.
2) Updates to the websites such as minutes, appropriations, external affairs, political affairs, Technology, Judicial etc.
3) Updates to SGA forums, book trading website
4) Back ups of website, book trading website, forums
5) More progress made towards getting office computers.
6) Watched Barack Obama's inauguration!!!

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Week of January 16, 2009

Post  Admin on Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:33 pm

Happy New Year everyone. Welcome back!

It feels great to have everyone back.

1) Presidential video project was started
2) Book Trading website usage has increased after publicizing it through the telegram. We now have over 560 users in about 3 months.
3) The website was brought back up after being down for three days. The server was also changed to prevent future down time.
4) Website back up, Forums backup, book trading website back.
5) New email list creation
6) Website sections updated with current information. Students should be able to find the latest minutes of different branches on the blackboard.
7) Slide show on the front page was changed with new images from VCU Qatar, Midnight breakfast, SGA semi formal and other end of year pictures.
Cool Looking into the possibility of getting new computers for the office. Working with Senate Clerk on getting the money to purchase them.
9) Waiting to hear from Senate Appropriations committee to make modifications to their webpage.
10) Looking into new web blogs to streamline election candidate profile listing.
11) Other changes made to the website
12) SGA printer fixed after initial complaint
13) Book trading website modified along with the forums. More changes in coming months.

Hope to see everyone this Monday at 9:00 PM.

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Week of December 30

Post  Admin on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:04 am

Tasks Accomplished:

1) VCU SGA pages updates (Mostly Legislative section)
2) Three slide shows inserted on website
3) New survey created and uploaded for the website
4) Creation of SRC script for the website.
5) Constitutional Reform Committee
6) University Council Meeting
7) Website Backup
Cool Forums Backup
9) Book trading website backup

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Week of Nov. 23

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:41 am

Tasks Accomplished

1) Website backup
2) Blogs backup
3) Book trading backup
4) Updates to the Green Initiative Website
5) VCU lobbying day web page creation
6) Creation of three slide shows
7) Updates to book trading website
Cool Updates to You Tube channel

Have a great Thanks giving.

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Week of November 16, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:58 pm

Tasks Accomplished

1) Installed Printer and networked it to computers in back room.
2) Website Back up
2) Forums Back up
3) Worked with SGAers to further publicise the book trading website.
4) Helped in speak out
5) Publishing and posting VCU football survey results
6) VCU SGA Football survey 7 started. Over 2100 students have taken the survey through vcusga.com
7) Met with Facilities Management and Commons staff to remove computer equipment from the office. It will take some time as there is some paper work to remove excess equipment.

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Week of November 9, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:39 am

Week of November 9, 2008

SGA websites backup
SGA book trading website backup
SGA forums backup
Senate Committees, Senate, Executive, Executive, Executive minutes, Judicial sections updated
SGA Speakout information available on website
SGA book trading information shared with legislative members
SGA football survey part four started
Looked at Justin’s book trading survey and provided input.
Worked on publishing SGA on Twitter
SGA printer is in the office, to be installed shortly.

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Week of November 2, 2008

Post  Admin on Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:23 pm

Week of November 2, 2008

1)Made a backup of website
2)Made a backup of forums
3)Configured the vcusga email inboxes of all cabinet members
4)Made the survey for VCU SGA
5)Designed the script for VCU SGA survey popup
6)Configured VCU SGA website with earthcaller. This will allow the VCU students to leave us suggestions through their phones.
7)Worked on the technology presentation to the Senate
8)Planned future modifications to VCU SGA website

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Week of October 26, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:37 pm

Tasks Accomplished

1) Contacted people who were supposed to send information for the website.
2) Updated various sections of the website
3) Working on giving a presentation to the Senate committee chairs on how to make use of the website.
4) Still trying to get a deputy director of technology
5) Made back up of Website
6) Made back up of forums
7) Posted SGA Executive pics on Facebook. Go to my albums to access them.
Cool Neeru Goyal is finally my friend on facebook.
9) Helped Solle with Presidential Roundtable.
10) Rumor Mill is up on the Forums.
11) I need to work with cabinet to popularize the new book trading website

I hope everyone has a safe Halloween. Those emails from VCU administration looked scary. I am yet to contact Roberto to watch movies at his house.

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Week of October 19, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:59 pm

Tasks Accomplished

1) Website Updates
2) Website Backup
3) Blogs Backup
4) Ordering Printers
5) Ordering External Hard Drives

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Week of October 12, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:35 pm

Tasks Accomplished:

Met with Bill Clinton and discussed the policy measures that SGA should adopt in order to prominently place ourselves in the decision making arena of the university that will change VCU, US and the World!

1) Back up of Website
2) Back up of Book Trading
3) Back up of Forums
4) Ordered Storage devices and printer with the help of Jessica, Clerk, Legislative Branch
5) Creation of Presidential Election section on website
6) Updated Website with more information
7) Slide Show Updated
Cool Update of Elections Blog
9) Developement of Podcasting forum in place
10) Development of Vodcasting forum in place

Have a wonderful break everyone, We deserve it.

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Week of October 5, 2008

Post  Admin on Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:06 pm

Task accomplished

1) Elections Blog Update
2) Media Support Services Contract SGA
3) Interviews with Deputy Director of Technology
4) Install of Flash player
5) Weekly update of website
6) Back up of SGA Forums
7) Back up of Book trading website

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Week of September 28, 2008

Post  Admin on Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:58 pm

Tasks accomplished this week:

1) Made a weekly back up of forums
2) Started the process of changing DNS of the forums
3) I also updated Legislative, Presidential Roundtable, Student Organization Funding, Senate, Cabinet, Legislation, Minutes and Committee pages.
4) I created and updated VCU SGA Fall 2008 Elections Blog
5) I forwarded Elections information to Commons so that the information could be up on the SIT TV.
6) In addition, I also developed the “Technology @ SGA” page by coordinating with Ana, Chair, Communications and Technology Committee.
7) I plan on ordering new printers for office.
Cool I also Installed Updates on Office Computers.
9) I also conducted two interviews for deputy director of technology

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Week of September 21

Post  Admin on Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:17 am

Hello Everyone

In this week, there were lots of developments as far as technology is concerned.

1) The computers and the printers were fixed by the DSA
2) The website was made available to all users on Thursday
3) The SGA Forums were created on an external server to prevent over loading of the website server

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