By Miroslav Kopecky on Feb 26, 2009
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 meeting.
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 right flow.
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 better understand.
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