[Faccus] Congress 2012 conference is here, May 26 - June 2: Notes for IT staff
chappell at uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 25 14:49:13 EDT 2012
Congress 2012 is upon us, at Waterloo and Laurier. Wouldn't it be nice
if our campus always had such useful signs for buildings ... and
This is just a reminder for IT staff that there will be many, many
people around this weekend and next week (especially Monday - Wednesday)
during Congress 2012. There are IT and A/V staff and volunteers
involved, and they will be wearing very bright green (called "danger
green", I gather) T-shirts to identify themselves. You may still be
approached by delegates asking directions or other questions, and
hopefully you can help them. There is a guidebook for volunteers that
may be helpful, if you want to print it or at least have access to it in
case you can help a person lost or otherwise needing help. It's 13M so I
decided to put it on my web space rather than include it in this email.
One of the most common questions the first days will likely be about
wireless! There is a special SSID set up for both campuses,
Congress2012. The pre-shared key (think of it as the password) is
"bigthinker" (without the quotes, of course).
The volunteer command centre is in South Campus Hall.
There are building monitors, in Congress golf shirt t-shirts, and they
will have walkie-talkies back to the command centre.
The organizers have put in a lot of effort to prepare, but despite their
efforts, there will be blips. The best advice I heard at the organizing
meetings was to remember, as the hosts, to focus on the Congress
attendees and making sure their stay is as pleasant and trouble-free as
possible, so solve their problems if you can, or try to find someone who
can. We can worry later about why and how things might have gone wrong!
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