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: Philip Taylor

President: Philip Taylor

Philip is a double major, Computer & Information Technology and Management Information Systems, at Marshall University. In addition to his position with Geeks and Gadgets, he is an officer of Beta Alpha Psi and a member of the Honors College. He has involved himself with several robotics programs around WV such as FIRST Lego League and VEX Robotics, both as a team member and an event volunteer. He has made many contributions to the open source community that are shown on his website and his GitHub page. Philip hopes to pursue a technology-based career in the business world.

Website: philipt.net
Email: taylorph@marshall.edu

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Vice President: Skylaar Mease

Vice President: Skylaar Mease

Skylaar is a Computer Science major at Marshall University. He is a member of Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has a robust interest in learning, primarily in the fields of technology and mathematics. His hobbies include reading, listening to music, spending time with friends, and finding educational content to help facilitate learning. He hopes to pursue a career combining technology and mathematics.

Email: mease4@marshall.edu

Secretary

Secretary: Christopher Roach

Secretary: Christopher Roach

Christopher is majoring in Computer Science here at Marshall University as well as getting a minor in Mathematics and in Physics. He graduated from Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio. His interests lie in web development and software engineering and aspires to make the world a better place through technology. Some of his favorite languages include Python, Ruby, and Java and he is a proponent of free and open source software.

Email: roach89@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