Hi there! My name is Martijn and I started working for the ISC Groningen back in June, as part of the amazing group 7. After our training at the ISC I became part of the Jumbo project in Amersfoort, but I also joined a few committees. At the ISC Groningen we have some committees you can join. We have, for example, the Education Committee. They organise really instructive workshops and Evening Academies on various IT related topics.
A few months ago I joined the Event Committee and at my first meeting I was appointed as the chairman of the committee. I´m still not sure if they have a lot of faith in me, or if nobody else wanted to be the chairman ;-). My first big event that we hosted was on the 5th of September: The celebration of ISC Groningen´s birthday with a BBQ. Sukh wrote about it in her blog post . We had an awesome evening, and I can really say that we, the Event Committee, left a good impression.
We also hosted a boardgame evenening. With a total of 20 collegeaus we had a really great time with Monopoly, Agricola and Robo Rally. It was a fun evening and again a great success. A boardgame evening is definitely something we are going to host again. But we have some more great ideas. Next Friday our Monthly Drinks@ISC has a Halloween theme. With scary food, a lot of Halloween decorations, and everyone is coming in costume. I am really looking forward to it!
Since two weeks the Event Committee has a subcommittee: the Sports Committee. This subcommittee will host sport events (internal and external). In a few weeks there will be a darts tournament in our atrium.
Next to the Event Committee, I am also part of the Communication Committee. This committee does the external and internal communication. We have our own magazine, the Insider, that I really like to read. It is really nice to see the team working together and create a magazine that looks really cool and is full of interesting articles. The Communications Committee is also responsible for this blog, the Social Media and the newsletters we send out.
Being in a committee is a great way to do something for the ISC Groningen. On projects, we work for the client, but contributing to the committees is something we do for the ISC. I really recommend joining a committee to everyone working at the ISC.