June 4, 2018
Writer: IT Communications Writer

Computer Information Technology (CIT) Society (formerly known as the Linux Society) has started back up this semester and they are looking for officers to help run the group. 

If you are looking for experience and practice in coding, virtualization, and programming, the CIT society is the place for you. Each week, the society covers different languages and programs to help any STEM student succeed in their field of choice. 

The purpose of the CIT Society is to help students grow computer skills through collaboration and cooperation with each other. The environment is very open to questions and learning. Everyone there wants students to learn, grow, and progress. 

The meetings last for one hour every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (MST) and are held in the Science and Technology Center (STC) in room 361. Membership is free. 

Jeanina Lao, the Vice President, joined a few semesters ago. She said, "I heard about the society from being a CIT major. I thought I might as well check it out." Since then, she has become the Vice President and loves it. 

Something everyone in the society enjoys is the annual Hack-A-Thon. Society members get together, connect their computers through a switch, then hack into each other's computers. Last man standing wins! They have these competitions regularly as a way to practice programing and make friends. 

The officer positions that are available are Secretary, Public Relations Specialist, and Event Manager. If you are interested in any of these positions, Ashley Offret, President, and Jeanina meet every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. (MST) in the STC room 367. 

For more information, check out the CIT Facebook group! Join their group by joining the BYU Idaho Community Facebook page first. The CIT group's page is called BYUI CIT Society.