What is the Braindump?

22 years ago, an intrepid band of hackers banded together to create The Computer Action Team. Through a process known as The Braindump and an environment that rewarded creativity and self-motivation, they honed their skills and helped create an enduring organization that functions as the IT support group for the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

It is time to grow yet another generation of system hackers. If you’ve thought about getting into IT, becoming a sysadmin, geeking out on networking, or simply getting a crash course in understanding what makes computers tick, you should drop by and see what this is all about. We will talk about who we are, what we do, the Braindump, what it takes and The Deal.

Volunteering for the CAT is not a cake walk. You will need:

  • Lots of time!
  • Enthusiasm
  • Drive
  • A willingless to learn (and learn quickly)
  • A love for computers
  • Good social skills
  • Oh, and yes, you should be a PSU student.
  • Did we mention time?

The Braindump meets every Friday evening at 6pm. If you are serious about learning systems administration, plan to invest about 10 hours a week.

And should you join, we promise to simultaneously expand your mind and eviscerate your social life.

See if you have what it takes…

To see what the Orientation session covers, check out this short highlights video.

If you have questions, please send e-mail to support@cat.pdx.edu or call 725-5420.

After the Orientation session, if you choose to join us, please download anImageapplication and code of confidentiality . Fill them out by hand, but please print the documents double sided to a) save trees, b) save our filing system. :) Bring these documents when you come to see us.

See our  Braindump Poster