The Way of the Geek

Geeks and Gadgets has three club values:

Make it fun! Make it cool! Make it open source!

We hold these values dear as they are the very core of what the club is about; having fun while make a cool open source project. We also highly value democracy and cooperation, two things that are absolutely necessary for any project to come to a successful end. The geeks are all about being open and transparent, one of the reasons why we support open source. Don't believe us? Fine, we encourage the question everything attitude! Here is our Constitution so you can check it our for yourself!

Meet the Geeks

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President: Patrick Shinn

President: Patrick Shinn

Patrick is majoring in Computer Science here at Marshall University. He graduated number four in his class and with highest honors from Hebert Hoover High School. Patrick is one of the original eight founding members and the club's first president. He aspires to someday build his own company to compete with Apple and Microsoft boasting a Linux driven operating system on both a desktop and mobile platform. Patrick is a strong supporter of open source as well as general information sharing. Special skill sets that Patrick possess are Linux installation and use, Linux server system administration, office software proficiency, graphic design, and general carpentry.

Website: patrick-shinn.com
Email: shinn16@marshall.edu

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Vice President: Brandon Duke

Vice President: Brandon Duke

Brandon is majoring in Computer Science here at Marshall University. He graduated from Winfield High School with high honors. Often you can find him doing any number of things like working on computers, finding projects, or doing his favorite thing, web development. Brandon is not only the Vice President, but also the site manager for Geeks and Gadgets. If you want to get a hold of him, email him below or head over to his website.

Website: bduke.net
Email: duke23@marshall.edu

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Treasurer: Chad Mahon

Treasurer: Chad Mahon

Chad is a student at Marshall majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He is one of the original eight founding members of the club and it's first treasurer. His hobbies include almost anything related to computers, video games, reading books, music, and spending time with friends. He hopes to one day start technology based company.

Email: mahonh@marshall.edu

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Secretary: Charlie Murphy

Secretary: Charlie Murphy

Charlie is a Computer Science student at Marshall. He went to Sheldon Clark High School in Inez, KY. Charlie has been a programmer since he was eight years old, beginning with Game Maker Language (GML) and moving quickly to Python, Ruby, C, and other languages. He is a proponent of free and open source software. Some of his main interests are deep learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, fanfics, video games, Dutch, Esperanto, feminism, and LGBTQ rights.

Email: murphy248@marshall.edu

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Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Malik

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Malik

Dr. Malik is an Assistant Professor in Weisberg Division of Computer Science, Marshall University, since fall 2015. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Software Architecture Group (SWAG) at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. He worked with Prof. Michael W. Godfrey, Prof. Rick Holt and Prof. Reid Holmes. He earned his PhD, working under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan at Software Analysis and Intelligence Lab (SAIL), Queen's University, Canada. His research interests lie at the intersection of systems and software engineering. In particular, he is interested in performance testing of Ultra-large-scale systems (ULSS), wireless sensor networks and green computing.

Website: haroonmalik1.wixsite.com/haroon-malik
Email: malikh@marshall.edu