Derrick, Deniel, Lian, Chris – Annotated Bibliography

“CUNY Policy.” CUNY Policy. Web. 12 Nov. 2014

The CUNY bylaws created by the City University of New York, are the paramount policy source within the CUNY system as such are the highest form of policy over all other CUNY policies, especially those which are not bylaws. Their text covers a various amount of information that pertains to every possible group that could be involved with CUNY, from Board members to outside individuals. They clearly state laws, instances and situations that could be beneficial to any individual willing to search for it. While the information is public knowledge and well documented, it is somewhat difficult to find information pertaining to your wants and needs. The CUNY bylaws benefits our project in that it allows us to know what is and what isn’t acceptable to do as a student of their CUNY system. Their bylaws are in place to provide a clear and thought out structure in case of any legal problems or disputes. Their bylaws are biased in favor of individuals under the CUNY system but to varying levels. Depending on your situation, the bylaws may benefit you or damn you. In reference to our project, it seems that as long as we are not obstructing school grounds, not acquiring funds from our activities or publicly slandering an individual’s or group’s image while being backed by the school, we have grounds to proceed in our endeavors.

Persuasive Techniques for Advertising. PDF File

This piece is focused solely on informing individuals on the finer points of advertising. The text here is for educational purposes and includes a short exercise that you can understand its concepts more intimately. The information here is presented in a straightforward manner. Keywords and their definitions make up the majority of the piece. The information also speaks about the persuasive manner to present to the targets you are advertising to. This is useful for our project because we plan to write memo’s preceding the survey’s we plan on administering. With this article, we feel like we can incorporate some of these ideas into the memo so we can possibly spur some of the people we survey into joining the club. As their piece is for educational purposes, they’re only bias in the support of spreading information. As our window for finishing this project is very short, the accompanying short exercise ion this piece will help our group understand and implement the concepts presented more accurately.


“Computer Club.” Southeastern Illinois College. Web. 9 Nov. 2014

In order to compare the computer club at City Tech to others nationwide, we decided to search for other computer clubs seeing what they are composed of. The SIC computer club has a well-defined objective which they use to lure students into the club. They are an organization intended to promote the education and recreational use of computers and related devices amongst interested college students. They are not only open to students with computer related majors, but anyone interested in joining. Southeastern Illinois College meets several times a month to play games, build projects and speak of topic of interests. This is a similar structure to City Tech’s club. This research done was useful to the project because , we can get an idea of how exactly a club can be run, while also incorporating certain ideas into the club here at City Tech. It is not clear exactly who wrote the piece, but obviously it is someone with insight of the club. For this reason it may be slightly biased yet highly factual. This source was chosen because we wanted to see how computer clubs are in a random college.


“Computer Club” St. Eunan’s College. Web.   9 Nov. 2014

The next source looked upon was a college in Europe by the name of St. Eunan. We wanted to diversify the search and see what a computer club was like in other parts of the world. The club had a website dedicated to providing students with programming tools, videos reviews about the latest technologies in addition to blogs and details about ongoing projects. Additionally, there is a page with links to technology articles that may be of interest to readers. Overall, the club covers a very broad scope and a lot can be learned from them. This source is useful to our project because it gives a good example of how we envision a computer club to be. It is written by possibly a member of the club and biasness is not a factor here. Another interesting aspect about their computer club was that it had a video resources link covering topics like coding, database etc. This can be very helpful for students and can be an alternative to tutoring.

Lo, Calvin. Personal Interview. 5 Nov 2014

This source provided us with information on what the current computer club expectations were and what they had planned for the future. These included presentations from people of Goldman Sachs, NYU PolyTech and even a professor of the campus itself that brought their knowledge in their various fields to the students of the club. They also have projects that they are working on which entail creating a website, review system for professors within each department as well as a cyber security group to assist the VP. Apart from this, the club has 122 members on roster, however, only a number of 30 or so show consistently to each of their meetings.  Also, if they need equipment, they would request it. When they don’t have guest speakers, they review ways of approaching some of the projects they are working on. The computer club has shown that they have a foundation on what is to be expected of a club. The expectation of our group is to now promote the club in terms of educating the students that are not aware of the capabilities of the club, and motivate the remaining 92 members, through having the necessary tools.

Williams, Lian. Message to Bader Oudjehane. “Computer Club info.”  7 Nov . 2014. Email

-We are still in the process of getting more information from this source.



“The City College of New York.” About City College. Web. 10 Nov. 2014

College offers a vast amount of majors and many of them require the use of technical software and hardware. The some of the computer labs in City College use Dell computers with windows 7 enterprise which is standard equipment for the general majors in the college. The library not only holds Windows computers but the same amount of Mac computers to match them as well. This allows students to broaden their studies in the computer information systems and computer science majors greatly.  As for computer software City College has Solid Works, a program used mainly in the engineering majors it is CAD software. They also have a program called Mat Lab which is a programming software, this is very useful to students develop algorithms and create models and applications. As for availability of computers in City College there are over one hundred per lab with an average wait time of 15 minutes on off peak hours to gain access to one, but this is common for colleges for the amount of students that City College has. In the computer lab students can wait in an organized line to gain access to a computer but in the library there are no waiting lines so students wait at random places hoping for someone to get off the computer to gain access.

“Baruch College.” About Baruch College. Web. 10 Nov. 2014

At Baruch College they also have technical majors such as computer science and computer information systems as well, so having computer labs available is a must have for the students. The Baruch Computing and Technology Center holds a 320 seat computing lab and is available to all students with a valid Baruch ID card, the main computer lab is open from 8am to 11:30pm. There are also departmental computer labs available for all students from 7am to midnight, but it is the students who are majors or taking courses in the department will have priority for the equipment there. The services available to students are digital scanning, printing black and white and color printing but they also have workstations for Windows and Mac. Baruch College’s computer labs has a vast amount of software available for student use programs such as Phython 2.7, Oracle 9i, SQL Plus, Pro C-C++, Mat Lab and many more. With multiple computer labs spread across Baruch’s campus and numerous of software available for student use, Baruch College is well equipped to support students of many different technical fields.