As you can probably see, the Xootic website has been revamped. The look is a bit different, because we are using WordPress instead of Joomla now. Moreover, we have an RSS feed now. Stay tuned for more updates.
When Xootic was established in 1991, its initial objective was to aid ex-OOTIs in keeping in touch with one another. As the number of its members increased, and as more and more ex-OOTIs appeared on the job market, Xootic extended its aims. Xootic currently pursues the following goals:
- to organize meetings and reunions for its members;
- to support the exchange of information between trainees and graduates of the OOTI/ST-program;
- to communicate information concerning jobs and vacancies;
- to inform the Dutch industry and potential trainees about the OOTI program;
- to strengthen the relation with the TU/e Mathematics and Computer Science department by joining MaCFAN.
The Xootic audience consists of both members and supporting members. Xootic is primarily an association for trainees and graduates of the OOTI program; therefore, OOTI trainees and OOTI graduates (ex-OOTIs) are the only candidates for membership of Xootic. Xootic does not differentiate between trainee and graduate members.
Aside from OOTI trainees and OOTI graduates, other people (often related to the OOTI program) may wish to join Xootic. They have the option of becoming a supporting member of Xootic. A supporting member has the same rights as a member, with the exception of not having the right to vote at the annual member meeting.
As a member you can take advantage of various Xootic activities such as contacts with other members, informative and social meetings, trips. You will receive the Xootic newsletter regularly.
Sailing weekend 2003
Xootic is the association of alumni and trainees of the OOTI (“Ontwerpersopleiding Technische Informatica”, lit. Designers course Software Technology) program, which is one of the post-masters programs in technological design of Eindhoven University of Technology.
Xootic’s efforts are directed towards organizing various activities, providing the program and its trainees with practical information, and increasing the familiarity of the industry with the OOTI program. This information server is intended to acquaint outsiders with the existence of Xootic and to inform members about current activities.