morton at cs.umt.edu
Wed Jan 16 17:08:53 CST 2002
First Annual Access Grid Symposium on Beerology
Friday, 15 February 2002
Time: Early morning western North America
Late morning eastern North America
Late afternoon Europe
Call for Participation
Organizers: Don Morton, U. Montana
Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Labs
In an effort to explore how we can go about "Having Fun Over the AG,"
an informal Access Grid symposium dedicated to the discussion of Beer
will be delivered on 15 February. This activity will be utilized as
the basis for a panel/discussion session proposal being submitted to
the AG Retreat Organizing Committee.
This particular symposium will be dedicated to the dissemination
of various bits of pertinent information and folk wisdom related
to, you guessed it, Beer. Most importantly, this forum will
emphasize having fun in an informal setting on the Access Grid,
and will be critiqued afterwards in its successes and failures in
achieving this goal.
We anticipate a roughly 4-hour symposium, and are now soliciting
proposals for presentations of roughly 10-20 minutes in length.
Areas of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- History of Beer
- Anatomy of Beer
- Beer Tasting (aka You Too Can Be a Beer Snob)
- How to Brew Your Own Beer
- How to Create A Brand New Beer Called AG Beer
- Favorite and Funniest Beer Brewing Stories (e.g. How you fell into
your vat of beer and how it improved the taste)
- Favorite Beer Drinking Stories (let's keep this "a little" on
the clean side :)
- Favorite Beer Drinking Games
- Physiological Effects of Beer Drinking
- Post Beer Drinking Activities (i.e. How Best to Deal With the
Rules and Regulations
- Please submit presentation ideas by close of business, Wednesday,
6 February 2002 to Don Morton at morton at cs.umt.edu
- Any proposed title without the word "Beer" in it will be rejected
- Acceptance/Rejection decisions will be made by Saturday, 9 February
- Decisions on acceptance/rejection will be made by the organizing
committee while under the influence of, you guessed it, Beer.
- Bribes in the form of beer will greatly enhance your chances of
acceptance. No IOU's - please ship to
Department of Computer Science
The University of Montana
Missoula, Montana 59812
Please pack carefully - bribes that come in the form of broken
bottles will negatively affect your chances of acceptance.
- No power point slides! This is meant to be informal and, believe it
or not, will serve as the basis for a very sophisticated study in
how folks can have FUN on the Access Grid - when was the last time
you had FUN watching power point slides?? Moreover, given that some
sites will likely have beer locally, do we REALLY want to be trusting
node ops to get these slides all synchronized correctly??
- Exceptions to the above guideline will be granted to those who merely
want to show pictures (e.g. brewing equipment, home brewer falling into
equipment, etc., etc.). In fact, the use of pictures is highly
encouraged - the use of text is highly discouraged - informality is
- Behave - remember, you will be subjects of the Earth's first "study" on
how folks can discuss Beer over the Access Grid. Our intent is to
present and discuss this material at the Access Grid Retreat (assuming
the AG Retreat Organizing Committee can be bribed with Beer) - do you
REALLY want us talking about your misbehavior in such a public forum?
- Have FUN!!!
Don Morton http://MRoCCS.cs.umt.edu/~morton/
Department of Computer Science The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812 | Voice (406) 243-4975 | Fax (406) 243-5139
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