RITlug is planning to organize a FOSS Family Dinner on the evening of
Wednesday, April 18 at Outback Steakhouse.
If you are unfamiliar, "FOSS Family Dinners" usually happen one time a
semester. It's a chance for the RIT FOSS community and friends to gather
together for dinner and socialize. They are really informal and they are
a great chance to see some faces you might not have seen in a while. :-)
We chose Outback Steakhouse because Outback is willing to donate 15% of
the final total to RITlug if 20 or more people attend the dinner. This
is the first time we have partnered with a restaurant for the dinner, so
it is also a great way to help support RITlug in our fundraising.
We are finalizing details in the next week. Keep an eye out for RSVP and
carpool options soon. For now, please try to keep your calendars free on
the night of Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Justin W. Flory
RIT Libraries is running a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 24
from 11am - 4pm to represent more influential women on Wikipedia.
Join RIT Libraries in celebrating Women’s History Month by
participating in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Improve the representation
of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries
about notable women or topics related to women.
If you've never contributed to Wikipedia before or aren't sure where to
start, librarians are on-hand to help teach you the wiki editing magic
and how to make your first steps.
For those in HFOSS, I'm fairly certain this would be considered for a
meet-up credit. Plus, if you've never been to an edit-a-thon before,
they're actually a lot of fun! You get to read _and_ write a little bit
of history too.
You can see what an edit-a-thon is like in an event report I wrote up
earlier this month:
Hope to see some of you there. I'll be there. :-)
Justin W. Flory
Hey FOSS folk. This popped into my email and I thought it might be
useful for others too. RIT is organizing a financial wellness conference
with all kinds of helpful presentations and workshops to better
understand your money, student loans, investing, and more.
Not strictly related to FOSS, but since many of us are students, I
thought it may be helpful. I'll be there. :-)
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: FREE Financial Wellness Conference for RIT Students - Sunday,
April 8th, 2018-1-5pm
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:44:06 +0000
From: Sharon Kompalla-Porter <slkrla(a)rit.edu>
To: RIT Financial Wellness <financialwellness(a)rit.edu>
CC: Sharon Kompalla-Porter <slkrla(a)rit.edu>
Thank you for filling out our initial interest survey a few months ago –
the conference registration is now *LIVE*. We hope to see many of you
there! Your feedback has helped us to craft the sessions and select our
RIT Student Affairs and Student Government is excited to offer a
*/FREE/* Financial Wellness Conference as part of National Financial
Literacy Month on *Sunday, April 8th from 1-5pm in Thomas Gosnell
Hall*. The goal of this conference is to raise awareness about the
importance of financial wellness/financial literacy. Simply put,
financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works: how
someone makes, manages and invests it. To understand money and how it
works, it’s important to understand common financial principles such as
budgeting, saving, credit, investments, as well as making sense of job
offers, negotiating salary, and protecting your assets. Your level of
financial literacy affects your quality of life significantly. It
affects your ability to provide for yourself and family, your attitude
towards money and investment, as well as your contribution to your
community. Financial literacy enables people to understand what is
needed to achieve a lifestyle that is financially balanced, sustainable,
ethical and responsible.
The conference will kick off with a keynote address by *retired U.S.
Bankruptcy Judge, John C.* *Ninfo* who will share his perspective on why
its critically important to increase your financial IQ in order to avoid
8 out of the top 14 stressors in life; defend yourself against many in
the financial industry; get the best value for every one of your hard
earned dollars; and avoid debt and all that interest as much as possible.
Attendees will also be able to select up to three, 50 minute sessions on
a variety of financial literacy topics mentioned above.
· This FREE conference has been designed and developed
specifically for /currently enrolled RIT students/. Space is limited to
· The priority registration deadline for RIT students is
*Monday, March 26, 2018.* (If space is still available after that date,
registration will be open to the greater Rochester community, including
· Interpreting services available on request and subject to
The link to register for the conference is included below:
RIT Student Affairs, the Financial Wellness Committee & RIT Student
Greetings! Several of us have been discussing doing an NYC meetup over
spring break. In addition to students, we would also like to invite any
alums who would like to come (and discuss what they're involved in), even
if just meeting for tea/food, however, you're welcome to join us for more
than that :)
I happen to live in the tri-state area, so having reasonable accommodations
is an option. Since people are making their travel plans, I would ask that
you please respond as soon as (reasonably) possible to express interest
(you don't need to make a commitment yet, but we need numbers).
RITlug goes until 6pm on Friday, so the plan would be as follows:
- Saturday, March 10th: head out mid-morning. The drive is about 6
hours, so we would arrive mid/late-afternoon.
- Sunday, March 11th: go into NYC. The Sunday hours for the Met start at
10am, and from experience, it would be good to get up early and be there
before then. The anticipated time for when people will hit what my family
calls "museum overload" is about 12:30pm, at which time we will break for
food and enjoy a leisurely stroll through Central Park.
- If there is sufficient interest, we can also arrange something on
Monday, however, I know that is not an option for everyone.
- Tuesday (or Monday): people disperse for their normal break plans.
With regards to transportation and accommodations:
- Currently, we have a couple people who have cars and are willing to
drive there, but depending on how many people want to come we may need
additional drivers. Gas money would be split evenly between the people in
- Due to proximity to the NYC area, there are plenty of airports, as
well as access to Amtrak, at the end of the trip.
- I live about an hour and a half away from the city in Connecticut. We
have plenty of room for people, both in number and allowing each gender to
have their own space. The caveat is that in order to justify allowing
people in my house I need to know you in person (although many of you meet
this requirement from RITlug/FOSS hours, if this part concerns you just
Christian Martin (Phone)
Cool! That makes logistics slightly easier :)
I'll be sending out an email soon (once I unbury myself from some projects
and midterms) with more refined details. Additionally, I need to know (for
those on the trip) when/how people are leaving, and who would be interested
in trying to arrange a meeting with the maker space there (forget the name,
it's in the thread somewhere) since we are going to be traveling during
their public hours.
Christian Martin (Phone)
On Feb 28, 2018 9:24 PM, "Solomon Rubin" <serubin(a)serubin.net> wrote:
Wanted to update that I can take some folks in my car from ROC to NYC as
I'll be in ROC that week (surprise!). I will not be traveling back to ROC
from NYC, however.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM Christian Martin (RIT Student) <
> Hello everyone! I'm looking to do some (tentatively) final counts here. If
> anyone else wants to join I'm going to do a loose cutoff on Monday. Could
> everyone who is interested please check the list below to make sure that
> (1) you're on it, and (2) your information is correct. Also, I know many of
> you are tentative, so I'm writing this assuming that it works out.
> - Me (Christian) - Will need a ride, housing covered
> - Regina - Has a ride and housing, will meet us in the city
> - Nolski - lives in the city, will meet us there
> - Kyle - Has housing, needs ride
> - Flory - If able to go, can give ride, will be at my house
> - Solomon: Can give ride (IF needed, otherwise will drive straight
> there), will stay at my house
> - Aidan: needs ride, will stay at my house
> - Nathaniel: can give ride but would rather get one, will be at my
> - Chris: needs ride, will be at my place
> In short, we have 5 people that will be at my place, 5 people who
> want/need a ride, and 1-3 drivers.
> Also, for RIT students, make sure to bring your ID for MET tickets (I also
> have a couple free tickets from our membership, but will go to non-students
> Christian Martin
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:39 AM, Chris Bitler <crb2547(a)rit.edu> wrote:
>> I’m interested in going on this trip too! However, I would need to catch
>> a ride with someone and I need to figure out my lodging for while we are
>> there. I’m also planning on taking Amtrak back to RIT after the fact
>> because I have no spring break plans.
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I’m interested in going on this trip too! However, I would need to catch a ride with someone and I need to figure out my lodging for while we are there. I’m also planning on taking Amtrak back to RIT after the fact because I have no spring break plans.