A word or two about seminar rooms…
We’ve ordered a conference room for 50-60 people with tables for max 2 people at each table, electrical sockets for all and stable Internet. In earlier posts I’ve touched about network issues. Here I’ll expand about other surprises organised by The Disaster Manager.
I’ve arrived at The Venue on Sat and was introduced to our seminar room. I’ve seen this seminar room and accordingly to The Disaster Manager it suppose to be sufficient for us. The room itself was ok, but way to small for 50-60 people working. Tables were squeezed tightly, only two paths between them. The worst was that there was no passage in the back of the room. So in order to get from one side of the room to another, you needed to go to the front, pass by the speaker, in front of the projector disturbing everyone… That turned to be super not practical & annoying during workshops. But again, I’ve put my trust in the ability of The Disaster Manager to judge for us…
— Leszek Pryszcz (@lpryszcz) September 14, 2017
On Wed and Sat afternoon, we hosted parallel sessions, therefore we needed second seminar room. The Disaster Manager was notified about that early in the process and booked additional seminar for us. On Sat, one day before the #NGSchool2017, she asked me if it’s ok if we were offered another seminar room that the one originally planned, cause there will be some meeting (she meant only on Wed!). I didn’t mind, as long as it’s seminar room enough to host ~20 people, with network and electricity… Wed approached… Of course, we were not notified which seminar room we are suppose to be. So I’ve went with a quest to find out during lunch that day… Of course (again), there was no any sort of information about that at the reception. They reached out to The Disaster Manager, she came after a few minutes at took me for a journey through the corridors of The Venue. We went to distant wing of the building, up the stairs to the second level and stopped in front of the door marked
I was really puzzled, since I’ve never been really working out in my life. The room looked (and smelled) peculiar. You could instantly spot it’s not a typical seminar room. But after doing lots of moving and tinkering, they managed to put projector there, screen and even tables and chairs… What they forgot of course, were electric sockets and f…king network… Fast forward, we managed to fix everything, this time within 1h thanks to Tomáš & Maciej skipping their lunch.
The only one happy in this situation was the speaker. He is the fan of working out, so having #StatsWorkout in the actual gym was the best possible scenario for him!
— Leszek Pryszcz (@lpryszcz) September 13, 2017
As you can imagine, it ain’t end of the story yet… On Sat we learnt that the seminar room, that was originally planned for us, lacks network connection! First we were offered a small seminar with internet, but without assembled tables… After a bit of my shouting, they offered us the biggest seminar they had… for the group of ~20 people… Great job, CBiES!
— Leszek Pryszcz (@lpryszcz) September 16, 2017
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