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  1. [Category: Redbrick History](/Category:_Redbrick_History "wikilink")
  2. ## January
  3. * 13th - Redbrick\'s new primary login server is ordered.
  4. * 13th - Brief downtime from between 17:40 and 17:50 to update C
  5. libraries.
  6. * 28th - Redbrick\'s new server arrives. Currently it remains unnamed.
  7. * 28th - Migration of Redbrick\'s servers to Ubuntu 10.04 begins.
  8. ## February
  9. * 6th - Seamus Ronan (train) resigns as Admin due to increased
  10. workload in his course.
  11. * 17th - Redbrick\'s new login server [Azazel](/Azazel "wikilink") is
  12. opened to members for testing.
  13. * 21st - Start of Tech Week 2011:
  14. `Monday, 7PM - Launch Party, Nubar`\
  15. `Monday, 7PM - Strange Things Quiz, Nubar`\
  16. `Tuesday, 1PM - Web Security Talk with Richard Dalton`\
  17. `Tuesday, 1PM - Cyber Bullying Seminar with DCUSU`\
  18. `Tuesday, 6PM - Cyber Terrorism Simulation with Model UN`\
  19. `Tuesday, 6PM - Karaoke trip to Bonga with Gamessoc`\
  20. `Wednesday, 2PM - Arduino 101 Workshop with Jeffrey Roe, XG22`\
  21. `Wednesday, 2PM - Retro Gaming with Gamessoc, Old Bar`\
  22. `Wednesday, 5:30PM - Mark Little Talk with JournoSoc, C104`\
  23. `Wednesday, 6PM - Strange Things Movie Screening, QG21`\
  24. `Thursday, 12PM - Social Media and Online Security seminar with Dr. The Lynn, The Venue`\
  25. `Thursday, 1PM - 3D Modelling talk with Dave Larkan, LG25`\
  26. `Thursday, 6PM - Anime Screening with Anime and Manga Society, C165`\
  27. `Thursday, 6:15PM - “Lightning Presentations” with Engineering Soc, CG03`
  28. ## March
  29. * 1st - Brief downtime for Kernel updates.
  30. * 1st/2nd/3rd - Redbrick runs the annual Adopt a Brick campaign for
  31. Rag Week.
  32. [300px \| thumb \| none \| Adopt a Brick Stand
  33. 2011](/Image:AdoptABrick.png "wikilink")
  34. * 2nd - Redbrick holds a Boolette tournament. fun comes in first place
  35. with isaac702 in second. Total number of participants: 2.
  36. * 4th - Brief downtime for more Kernel updates.
  37. * 19th - Intervarsity Coding Contest takes place in TCD. bunbun and
  38. mak take first place.
  39. * 21st - Redbrick launches its new Web-boards @
  40. [boards.redbrick.dcu.ie](https://boards.redbrick.dcu.ie)
  41. * 23rd - The Helpdesk Candidate Exam is held in preparation for the
  42. upcoming AGM.
  43. * 24th - The Admin Candidate Exam is held in preparation for the
  44. upcoming AGM.
  45. * 24th - Redbrick celebrates its 15th Birthday with a party in the
  46. Slipper. Much cake was had. A projector was setup to show IRC and
  47. members were encouraged to participate using this if they were
  48. unable to join us.
  49. * 25th - The Webmaster Candidate Exam is held in preparation for the
  50. upcoming AGM.
  51. * 25th-27th - 5 Teams from Redbrick travel to Cork for the IRLCPC
  52. Coding Contest. Team Blue Chalk (Bunbun, Paddez and Tiroskan) take
  53. third place.
  54. * 29th - Redbrick holds its Annual AGM in CG05. A new committee is
  55. elected.
  56. Chairperson:
  57. `David Larkan (tziegler) and Carri Fuery (carri) ran. David Larkan was elected by a secret ballot.`
  58. Secretary:
  59. `Lotta Mikkonen (attol) was the only candidate and was elected by a show of hands.`
  60. Treasurer:
  61. `Nina Hanzlikova (geekity) was the only candidate and was elected by a show of hands.`
  62. Events Officer:
  63. `Ciaran McNally(mak) and Meabh Landers (timelady) ran. Ciaran McNally was elected by a secret ballot.`
  64. PRO:
  65. `Meabh Landers(timelady) was the only candidate and was elected by a show of hands.`
  66. Admins:
  67. `James Reilly (fun), Austin Halpin (haus), Craig Gavagan Mac Entee (creadak), Paul Bunbury (bunbun)`\
  68. `and Shane Stacey (isaac702) ran. James Reilly, Austin Halpin and Paul Bunbury were elected by a secret ballot.`
  69. Webmaster:
  70. `Vadim Clyne-Kelly (vadimck) and Dan Fox (maiden) ran. Vadim Clyne-Kelly was elected by a secret ballot.`
  71. Helpdesk:
  72. `Shane Stacey (isaac702) and Eimear Tyrrell (beimear) ran. Both were elected.`
  73. The position of First Year Rep will be filled at an EGM in October.
  74. ## April
  75. * 5th- Brief downtime (on Ubuntu 10.04 servers) for Kernel updates.
  76. * 6th- Redbrick wins \"Most improved society\" at the DCU Society
  77. Awards.
  78. * 14th- The Annual Table Quiz takes place in the Nubar. Prices
  79. include; External Hard drives, RC Helicopters and Lucky Charms. The
  80. Raffle prize of an Android Tablet was won by Cindella.
  81. * 21st-23rd - Redbrick is taken offline due to maintenance to DCU\'s
  82. power systems. This opportunity is used to move
  83. [Worf](/Worf "wikilink") over to [Azazel](/Azazel "wikilink") and to
  84. officially launch it as our primary login server.
  85. ## June
  86. * 4th-7th - Air-conditioning malfunctions in the server room. All
  87. servers except Azazel and Deathray are taken offline.
  88. ## July
  89. * 12th - Brief downtime on 10.04 machines to apply kernel updates.
  90. * 19th - Brief downtime on Daniel and Murphy to apply kernel updates.
  91. ## August
  92. * 22th - Unexpected Downtime on Azazel.
  93. ## September
  94. * 18th - Redbrick\'s new Logo is revealed through an update on the
  95. wiki.
  96. * 20th-22nd - Redbrick sets up a table in the Hub for Orientation
  97. week. Various Redbrick services are demonstrated. Matrix mode videos
  98. attract attention. Our server room also receives a much needed
  99. clean-out. This results in our iMac G3 finding a new home.
  100. * 26th - Redbrick launches its new website. The URL to the dev website
  101. is leaked (found in the public logs) several hours before the
  102. launch.
  103. * 29th - One of our switches was knocked out by power surges effecting
  104. DCU. This caused unexpected downtime of services on some of our
  105. servers.
  106. ## October
  107. * 4th & 5th - Clubs and Societies days. The 17th generation of
  108. Redbrick members join. Registrations and Renewals are processed
  109. using a barcode scanner found in the server room. 117 new members
  110. join.
  111. * 6th - The Introduction to Redbrick Talk is held in LG25. Followed by
  112. the Redbrick freshers ball with a DJSoc DJ in the Slipper.
  113. * 9th - Redbrick launches its new
  114. [webmail](https://webmail.redbrick.dcu.ie) interface using
  115. Roundcube.
  116. * 13th - Redbrick\'s Admin Training returns for another year with an
  117. Introduction to Linux.
  118. * 14th-15th - Downtime of all Redbrick services to allow for
  119. re-cabling and maintenance to Azazel and other systems.
  120. * 19th - Redbrick holds its EGM in Q121. 6 people run for the position
  121. of First Year Rep. The election is held by secret ballot. polka
  122. receives a majority.
  123. * 25th - nemo holds a talk on Rootkits - \"Ghost in the Machine\". The
  124. first 20 attendees received vouchers for free pints in the NuBar for
  125. after the talk.
  126. * 26th - Bunbun resigns as System Administrator.
  127. ## November
  128. * 1st - Redbrick holds an Introduction to Python talk. It is recorded
  129. by a member of MPS, making it the first recent Redbrick talk to have
  130. been recorded.
  131. * 7th - Isaac702 resigns as Helpdesk to run for the System
  132. Administrator position in the upcoming EGM.
  133. * 7th - Our annual Boolette event returns, this time in conjunction
  134. with Gamessoc. Attendance increases as a result.
  135. * 10th - Attol resigns as Secretary.
  136. * 16th - Digital Discovery Week in association with DCU SU kicks off:
  137. <!-- -->
  138. Monday, 5pm - Designing for the Mobile Web with Dave Larkan, LG26
  139. Monday, 6pm - Kick Off Drinks in the NuBar
  140. Tuesday, 6pm - Workday Seminar, QG13
  141. Wednesday, 2pm - 3D Modelling Talk with Dave Larkan, LG26
  142. Wednesday, 6pm - Techspectations - LinkedIn Marketing with Dr Theo Lynn, QG13
  143. Thursday, 5pm - What's Inside Your Computer, L101
  144. Friday, 2pm - #GetSocial seminar in the Helix
  145. * 21st - 75 key cards are available for distribution for Redbrick
  146. members to gain access to the [Common
  147. Room](/Common_Room "wikilink"). Most are distributed to members.
  148. * 22nd - EGM is held in QG21 to fill to roles of Secretary,
  149. Administrator and Helpdesk. duff and Duffy run for the role of
  150. Helpdesk, with duff elected to the position. gw and isaac702 run for
  151. the role of Admin, with isaac702 elected. gamma and kylar run for
  152. the role of Secretary, with gamma elected. All were elected by a
  153. show of hands. During the EGM, DCU experienced a power outage, which
  154. resulted in a brief downtime period.
  155. * 26th - timelady steps down as PRO.
  156. * 29th - Redbrick in association with Strange Things host a movie
  157. night in Q102. Tron and Tron:Legacy are shown.
  158. ## December
  159. * 5th - \"What\'s the Bright Idea\" by the Undergraduate Awards is
  160. held in the Odessa as a celebration of young people and their bright
  161. ideas. A number of members attend, including committee members.
  162. * 8th - The Intersociety Christmas Party is held in The Slipper.
  163. Starting at 6, it was held in association with ArtSoc, Gamessoc,
  164. EngSoc, Airsoft, Paranormal Soc and Strange Things. Food, cake,
  165. presents, Santa and some grand pints featured during the night.