Saturday, April 10, 2010

On the road again...

Suitcase packed, press releases ready, booth materials shipped and slides written (mostly!) - the EGEE roadshow is ready to roll for the very last time.

The EGEE dissemination team will be hosting a booth at the fifth and final EGEE User Forum in Uppsala next week and the cupboards back in the office are looking pretty bare. Don't forget to drop by the booth if you're at the event and say hello - we've brought some goodies to give away, and are keen to hear feedback on the communications we've been sending you over the last couple of years. Fill out our communications questionnaire and you could be in with a chance to win one of the rather smart GridTalk polo shirts we have up for grabs.

We'll all be busy throughout the week - if you spot our roving reporter, Danielle Venton, she's on the look out for good stories for the final EGEE newsletter, which will be out at the end of April. Now's your chance to bring her up to date with the latest progress in your research.

Myself and the EGEE press manager Neasan O'Neill will be presenting as part of the Regional Activities, International Projects and Collaborations session on Wednesday 14th at 11. We'll be highlighting some of the successes we've had disseminating the EGEE grid during the last two years and passing on a couple of hints and tips that we've picked up along the way. Lively discussion and exchange of views encouraged... We'll be joined in the session by colleagues from projects and infrastructures across the world - SEE-Grid, SAGrid, EUAsiaGrid, NDGF and EELA, as well as hearing the latest about how the grid is supporting the remote sensor and fisheries communities. Find out more at

As at EGEE'09 in Barcelona, you will have an opportunity to vote for your favourite demos and posters. Posters and demo sessions will be held on Monday 12th from 17:00 and on Wednesday 14th from 16:00. If you would like a sneak preview to help you make up your mind, you can view the demo videos on the EGEE YouTube channel at

So all that remains is to find my passport, figure out how many Swedish Krona there are to the Euro and get myself to the airport for 6am tomorrow - see you all there!

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