Tuesday, April 13, 2010

“What is important about this week, for you?”

The second day is about to kick off at the 5th and final EGEE User Forum. It's good to see old friends, get to know new colleagues and be part of bidding farewell to one era and welcoming in another. As usual I've been wandering around (recording device at the ready) asking people a simple question, “What is important about this week, for you?”

Here are some responses gathered so far (with more to appear soon). If I haven't reached you yet, find me and give me your thoughts, or feel free to comment below.

“This week is important for meeting people, for the networking that these conferences always bring. But this particular conference represents the handover from EGEE to EGI. It's really the end of EGEE and now EGI has to take up the reins and run from this point,” David Foster, CERN.

“To finalize the transition process to EGI, that's it. To cross the 't's' and dot the 'i's',” said Bob Jones, EGEE project director. “And then also to make all the users know exactly where they have to go if they have a problem with EGI. With three weeks left to go, that's what we have to do.”

“I'm here to present our project, NeuroLog, to meet people and to exchange about what we are doing and the issues we are facing,” Alban Gaignard. CNRS.

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