I wanted to post this part yesterday but I was too busy by
other tasks. I caught only images preparation. It took little time to
convert them all to JPG format. So back to the day 1 of SCA Prague
Only comments to images: Img1. Our meeting room Img2. I was awarded by Poland Ambassadors by Vodka be cause this support and issues we solved in Poland. Thank you again ! My pleasure to support you guys. Img3. David Botterill our every great tech lead
During this day most of all ambassadors were in Prague since day
before but during early morning we were completed. Last group from
Poland came too. We named unofficial photographer of this meeting.
Named was Andrzej Grzesik. In this way I want to thanks him for all
images he did .
Comments: Img1 Leen before hers presentation about SAI. Cecilia sat close to Leen. Img2 My desk changed after Guy awarded me. Cheer and vodka for being stronger in managing meeting background. Img3 Sharing experiences between Hungary, Poland and Czech Zoltan and Andrzej are in direction finder
Day 1 was focused on marketing questions. Ambassadors recognized
them self too. Everybody was little different then in image placed in the
OSUM portal Sometimes it was funny.
Comments: Img1:our room Img2: Claudio Serena and Daniel Img3: we had discussion on every coffee breaks
The first presentation had our site director Pavel Suk. He started
our meeting in really great way ! Pavel introduced our Czech Site and
also cooperating with Czech universities. This news were really inspiration for most of ambassadors. I came 10 minutes late because
metro was broken. What say more I really wanted to be there in
time but we have Murphy laws.
After Pavel's introduction Alexander and Cecilia (SCA Program
managers). Had presentation about communities and program goals. They
did also long recap. They describe also importance of OSUM.
After theirs presentation we did also brainstorming about OSUM
improvements. This was really interesting but I could mention it
later I should have presentation together with Cecilia but in the
end I just only introduced the result of our brainstorming session. I
hope it satisfied all of SCAs because they asked me many times when I'm
going to have presentation. In the future I'm looking forward to have
longer presentation for them. But during our meeting I had a full
plate with duties connected with managing other things connected with
Comments: Img1: Davind is looking for inspiration Img2: Our special guest Roman Strobl but without any presentation because he was too busy Img3: Our Brainstorming session about OSUM led by Cecilia
Sun Learning Services Department was introduced by Pavel Veljacik.
He explained to ambassadors what SCA Program really offers to them.
Ambassadors have unique chance to increase their knowledge by
certification using and what does it really means to be certificated.
Other point was differences between certification levels. Leen
Marcelis did very nice overview about our SAI ( Sun Academic
Initiative ). SAI is offered to every ambassador for free. Every
ambassador could also provide access to his campus. SAI can be
used by every university or student for free. SAI should be offered
hand by hand with OSUM.
We had also session of sharing best
practices between all SCA some of them had presentation. It
uncovered that across European countries are big differences. What is
in one country applicable in other country is not working. But
definitely this experience was very useful for all who were not
familiar with. About that I had very long discussions with most of
ambassadors. I tried to ask them for all theirs needs and
difficulties. We had also in most of cases discussion how to improve
it and what kind of help they need. Everybody was more open to me when they
speak to me personally. I was glad to have such discussion. I really
appreciate all open conversation I had about. It could help me to
On the end of this more marketing day (
Some of SCAs named it as brainwashing day) we had very nice dinner in
Novomestsky Pivovar. But about this part of day in next post