The Triangle Linux Users Group is an active group of developers and system administrators in the Raleigh-Durham area. We have held meetings on everything from server administration using Puppet, game development using OpenGL, IPv6, Raspberry Pi, and more.
I started attending meetings after completing my Bachelor's degree, and have served on the steering committee for two years as the vice-chair in my first year and the chair in my second.
The steering committee is responsible for coordinating the monthly technical meetings, managing the server hosting our website and member email services, and securing sponsorship for our expenses. As chair, I coordinated weekly meetings over IRC with the steering committee to identify and delegate tasks. During my tenure, TriLUG had its 501(c)(3) charity status re-instated with the IRS after losing it some years prior, and we also procured and installed a new server for the organization.
Out of the IEEE's geographical sections, the Eastern North Carolina Section is one of the largest in the United States with over 3000 members across the electrical engineering disciplines. The IEEE is involved in professional development, academic publishing, standards development, and political advocacy, and the Eastern NC Section provides these services to its members at the local level.
I first got involved as the webmaster for the section, and served on the executive committee as the Secretary for two years. In addition to working with the section proper, I also volunteered as the interim chair of the local chapter of the Computer Society.
The University Graduate Student Association is a student organization that has represented and advocated for the graduate student body at NC State University since 1958.
I first joined the UGSA for one year as the representative for the Computer Science department. At the same time, I assumed the role of President of the Computer Science Graduate Student Association in order to bring it back to life after an extended period of inactivity.
In my second and third years with the UGSA, I acted as the Vice President of Communication on the Executive Board and was responsible for the CSCGSA website, the monthly newsletter, the internal mailing lists, and managing the UGSA Publicity Committee.
The NC State Linux Users Group is a community of NC State students and alumni that get together weekly to discuss Linux, open source software, and technology in general. During my time at NC State, I acted as PR Officer, Treasurer, President, and Advisor before handing off the responsibilities to a new generation of student leaders.