2024 Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM - March Meeting

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Executive Committee meets to discuss San Diego IEEE activities at this monthly meeting. All IEEE members are welcome to attend. Please register. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Mar 2024
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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  • 10401 Roselle St
  • San Diego, California
  • United States 92121
  • Building: ATEC
  • Room Number: Training

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  • Starts 22 February 2024 05:21 PM
  • Ends 20 March 2024 05:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


5:30 pm - 6:00 pm,    Networking and food!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm,    meeting (in person and/or remote)



Approve prior meeting minutes (Minutes to be approved will be in the media section of this vTools event)

Student Branch Reports

Section Officers Reports

1) OPCOM Seattle, WA 15 March 2024. Readouts in media section. 
2) VTS Workshop 1 April - Resources needed? Any roadblocks?
3) DMEMS 24-25 April - Resources needed? Any roadblocks?

Old and new business

1) "big list" refresh from database pull. 

2) ieee.tv, YouTube, Collabratec, etc.
ieee.tv is a service from IEEE. IEEE members log in to access special members-only programs and site features including downloads and transcripts. 
YouTube is an ad-driven social media site available to the general public for no financial charge.
IEEE Collabratec is an integrated, online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create in one central hub. 

Instructions given to me upon approving the Open Source Digital Radio Local Group in 2023 were to use Collabratec. Other social media sites were discouraged. Attempts to use Collabratec for the Open Source Digital Radio Local Group have not been successful or enjoyable.

OPCOM 2023 (San Francisco) had a presentation on using social media for short videos to promote events. In a followup discussion, YouTube was discouraged because the content isn't behind a member paywall, as it is with ieee.tv.

For the Computer Society San Diego Chapter, their programs are on YouTube. The account is provided by a local non-profit partner. The videos are available to anyone. We are in the process of getting them on ieee.tv as well. 

The San Diego Section has restarted Section programs. Should we authorize a Section YouTube account in order to host these programs?

We don't want to necessarily get in the loop of hosting Chapter content, especially if a Society has existing resources, accounts, or policies on recordings. This account would be intended for Section content. 

We also do not want to start an account and then not have regularly updated content. If we do this, then we need to commit to recording, editing, posting, and promoting the content that is there. 

Other advantages, disadvantages, thoughts? 

3) Continuity is important. We have a number of accounts, services, and login information. There has been feedback that this could be managed better than it currently is. Should we authorize a password account such as 1Password for the Section, in order to protect and preserve login information? 

Is there a way to both share and compartmentalize sensitive information in the Section in order to improve our records keeping and enable new volunteers to fully participate?



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