AGM 2016 Candidate List

Portfolio Breakdown for General Representatives

The following table breaks down what each person who nominated to be a general representative selected as the portfolio they would like to work on as a general rep. The table is ordered randomly, reflecting the order of the candidate statements.

Co-Curricular Education Common Room Communications Education Industry Social Other
Jan Zimmer ✔️ ✔️
Tyrus Caldeira ✔️

Sports

EGN

Jack Adamson ✔️ ✔️
Andrew Koch ✔️
Andrew Hall ✔️ ✔️
Jay Hansen ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ BBQ

Lin Peng (Atlas)

✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Nikhil Babu ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Liam Magrath ✔️ ✔️
Nick Sifniotis ✔️
Nicholas Mobbs ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Demi Yu-Yun Chen ✔️ ✔️
Kenny Tang ✔️
Amy Blunt ✔️
Sylvester Shan ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Candidate Statements

Photo Candidate Information

Jan Zimmer

Nomination: General Representative

Portfolio: Communications, Old Geek

Statement: I've been with the CSSA with almost 4 years now, and can therefore bring a lot of experience and background knowledge to help the next committee get into their new role. This experience does include having held almost every executive role at some point.

I am graduating at the end of this year (hopefully), which might mean that I'd be freeing up a position for a first year to join the committee next year.

If that sounds like someone who should join the next committee, vote me!

Tyrus Calderia

Nomination: General Representative

Portfolio: Social, Sports & EGN

Statement: I would like to join the CSSA committee as I wish to help out the society which helped me in my first year. I want to get our society out to the new first-years which will be coming next year to grow the club. I also wish to (hopefully) have a CECS OR CSSA Ball next year which will be hard but doable. Finally my goal is to connect with more societies on our social events so members have the chance to gain new contacts around the university.

Jack Adamson

Nomination: Vice President, Treasurer, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Social, Common Room

Statement: I have been a very active member of the CSSA as a Common Room Officer in the past year and would like to join the committee to make the common room an even more fun place to be both during the day and at night.

Natasha Covington

Nomination: Secretary

Statement: I'd really like to contribute more towards the CSSA. I don't have a lot of experience but I'm eager to learn, and would like to help the CSSA grow and continue doing the great things they do.

Ashley Wang

Nomination: Vice President

Statement: I’ve been a CSSA member since my first day in ANU. I’ve cherished my time in the CSSA and want to join the committee in maintaining and improving the club. Apart from the regular duties of the vice president there are two parts of the CSSA I’d specifically like to improve:
• Opportunity and event visibility
I want more students and CSSA members to know and take advantage of opportunities and events that could better them and their careers.
• Membership count
It’s been a top priority for the CSSA for the past few years and I want to further improve it

Patrick Paton

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: I have been on multiple Execs and subcommittees of societies where I have been involved in making, modifying, and enforcing multiple codes of conduct. To put it simply, I know how to CRO good.

Peter Quarel

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: G'day, If you hang around the CSSA you'll know who I am and how I conduct myself. If you don't know me, I'm pretty easy going and always willing to lend a hand where I can. Whether it's reading over your Haskell or just having a chat, you can find me in a common room near you.

Yaya Lu

Nomination: Secretary

Statement: I believe that the insight I gained into the secretarial position this past year (as general representative) will help me to become the best secretary I can be for the CSSA. I am hard-working and diligent, and will ensure that:

-> All agenda items are prepared before each meeting
-> All minutes are of the highest quality and thoroughness
-> All records and administration are well-organised and kept safe
-> All email correspondence will reach their desired recipients

I will do whatever it takes to make the CSSA proud to have me as their secretary. I am fully aware of the time

Andrew Koch

Nomination: General Representative

Portfolio: Common Room

Statement: I've been a member of the CSSA for many years now, and have had a lot of fun times, both in the common, and through events.
I'm an untalented fool by birth, but I really do care for the association, and would like to help keep it running well if I can.
I live on campus so my main goal would be to keep the common room open as often as possible, while also ensuring that it can be opened in the case of any emergencies.
I'd also like to ensure continued fairness and inclusiveness to all new students.

Andrew Hall

Nomination: General Representative

Portfolio: Education, Co-curricular Education

Statement: Why? I would like to have a hand in the way that the CSSA handles the education events of students. In the past year I've organised the semester 1 second year study events, and this role seems to be a natural progression for me. I am passionate about the CSSA helping with computer science education and I believe this should be one of its core undertakings. I am pushing to increase the role that the CSSA has in helping students pass their courses, and even pursue extra-curricular projects.

Neal Falzarano

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: I would like to join the Common Room Officer group once again this semester. I want to do this because I want to help provide and grow the helpful and social space that is the common room. I personally have found it helpful and want this for all students who come into the room.

Faizan Siddiqui

Nomination: Treasurer, Common Room Officer

Statement: I would like to take the next step in my role in the CSSA, from Gen Rep, to Treasurer. I feel like my experience as being the Education representative in this year's committee has been worthwhile both for myself, and for the CSSA/CS student body. I’d like to further this commitment to the CS students by taking the role of Treasurer, so I can continue to contribute and support social and educational events for the CSSA, as well as adding/improving services in the common room to make it a friendlier and fun environment.

Alexander Soen

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: I would be looking to help the cssa grow as a community as well as ensure that the common room continues to stay as a great place. I hope I can continue to be apart of the community in a more active role.

Jay Hansen

Nomination: Vice President, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Social, Common Room, Communications, Education, Co-curricular Education, BBQ rep.

Statement: To make the CSSA more open and diverse, to make it a more comfortable and friendly society for all, to change the current perceptions of the society as they are now and to work towards having all members feel they are part of something great.

Daniel Hummer

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: As a Common Room Officer for term three this year, I have maintained the common room to a high standard. Ensuring the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the common room is kept to historically high standards is my top priority. If re-elected, I will continue to maintain the common room and its atmosphere, providing everyone who walks in with the best experience possible.

Lin Peng (Atlas)

Nomination: Vice President, Postgraduate Representative, General Representative

Portfolio: Education, Co-curricular Education, Industry

Statement: I would like to join the CSSA committee as a postgraduate representative because I would like to assist the committee by representing the views and the body of postgraduate students within CECS. More importantly, I would like to become more actively involved in organizing and coordinating educational and industrial events for postgraduates, as well as tech talks and workshops. I'm very interested in building and connecting relationships between postgraduates with beneficial contacts such as educational or industrial. And I would like to see these connections and relationships grow fast they successfully graduate from ANU within the CECS department.

Zibo Wang

Nomination: International Representative, Common Room Officer

Statement: I want to do contributions on committee decisions and link more international students with our committee with my social skills! For achievements, I want to make the common room a better place for finding helps and getting inspirations by running regular common room events, multicultural events which benefit our CS community!

Raj

Nomination: President, Vice President, International Representative, Postgraduate Representative

Statement: I would like to join CSSA because I believe with my skills and experience in the field of Computer Science, I can contribute constructively and take it forward with the help and support of other team members. Together we can make CSSA the most active and engaging community for students. I would be looking to create an amazing online presence for CSSA (an outstanding website, social media, and other channels), enhance engagement and participation of students, organise great events, provide an easy platform for members and students to give us feedback and suggestions, and encourage every member to utilise their

Nikhil Babu

Nomination: General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Social, Common Room, Communications, Education

Statement: I want to get more involved in the CSSA community. I feel a lot of international students are hesitant to socialise in the CSSA common room or with the community, they are usually shy and/or scared. I would like to make the common room and events more inviting especially to them. Also, I would like to contribute to our community more and help out.

Liam Magrath

Nomination: Secretary, Treasurer, General Representative

Portfolio: Social, Common Room

Statement: I want to be able to help the Student Association that I spend so much time with. In 2017 I would be looking to introduce more social activities to the CSSA in the form of BBQ's and gaming nights/lunchtimes and more. I believe that the CSSA could become more of a place that people go to, to socialise rather than study.

Robin Monro

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: I've been a regular face in the common room for the past year or more now, and have seen just shy of a year's worth of CRO'ing to boot. I hold the CSSA and the time I've spent involved with it as a high point in my university career and hope to help others experience that as well from the friendly position of common room officer.

Nick Sifniotis

Nomination: General Representative

Portfolio: Industry

Statement: I was Industry guy in 2016, and y'all know what I've done - I'd like to continue what I've started; further partnerships with industry, a bigger careers fair, a wider variety of workshops, and more opportunities for you guys to get out there and show the world what being an ANU grad is all about.

From the networking events, to raking in sponsorships, coffee dates with tech leads, and lugging backboards around at six in the morning. I've made no secret of the fact that the Industry Rep role really is the best job the CSSA offers. I love it.

Michael Bennett

Nomination: Postgraduate Representative

Statement: There is a disconnect between postgrads and the CSSA. I'd like to rectify that. Also I have a lot to offer the CSSA given my extensive industry experience, and can act in an advisory capacity to that effect.

Nicholas Mobbs

Nomination: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Social, Common Room, Communications, Education, Co-curricular Education, Industry, Old Geek

Statement: I've been an active member of the CSSA for around four years and just want to lend a hand. My mother told me to run for everything, so I don't have any specific goals except to help the CSSA continue to be an awesome club.

Demi Yu-Yun Chen

Nomination: General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Common Room, Education

Statement: I would like be part of CSSA big family. I really appreciate the study events, and PAL sessions for COMP courses, so I would like to be able to convey the same thing for future students. I also appreciate the common room as a space for students to interact freely without feeling awkward, and I hope to improve it even further which motivates me to run for a Common Room Officer as well.

Erin Hynes

Nomination: Common Room Officer

Statement: As an experienced CRO who has held this position for two semesters now, i believe that i am able to successfully keep the room a safe and inviting space for all students to socialise in. I am aware of the duties and can continue to work with the committee to improve the common room.

Kenny Tang

Nomination: International Representative, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Common Room

Statement: Because common room is a place that makes I want to settle down.

Amy Blunt

Nomination: President, Vice President, Secretary, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Common Room

Statement: Having worked as an executive committee member during the past year, I understand what is needed to be president. As secretary, I learnt the history as well as the inner working of the CSSA. I have the experience, and understand the responsibilities and insights that go with running the CSSA in this role.

As president, I will help further the growth of the CSSA community. My main goals for the year ahead are to increase community awareness of the CSSA, increase involvement from members and non-members alike and to grow our involvement and connections with other clubs and societies.

Sylvester Shan

Nomination: International Representative, General Representative, Common Room Officer

Portfolio: Social, Common Room, Communications, Education

Statement: I would like to join the committee in order to try my best to get more students involved in the events held by the CSSA, especially international students. From my own observation and experience, international students are usually really shy. Most whose second language is English, are really shy to speak to other native English speakers, due to the reason that they are afraid that others will judge their English and the different environment they grew up it. In 2017, my aim is to break the language barrier and see them engage more in events and in CSSA.