A good day.
I'll be popping back to the stand for a freebie top up.
Great seeing the crew again, shame I was too busy Jamming to stop and chat on Saturday.
But I've had an idea! Launch an Edugeek members competition to design a Raspberry Pi based device to sit on future stands. It must be geeky and do something interesting to do with education/it support.
PS total cost limit to be decided by DB as he'll have to fund getting it built.
Last edited by SimpleSi; 10th March 2013 at 10:23 PM.
I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who came to see us over the Friday and Saturday. It was very nice to see so many old faces and meet new people. It was a bit like when we first started doing BETT many moons back, with so many ‘So who is EduGeek then?’ and ‘ I've heard of you, what do you do?’ type questions I had to remember my old patter!
The Education Innovation Show will be happening again next year, which is good because it drew in lots of people who otherwise couldn't make the more southerly education shows and its location in central Manchester makes it really easy to get to. Oh! and it also gives the Raspberry Pi community somewhere to go (I've never seen so many Pi enthusiasts in one place!).
I highly recommend you keep an eye out for it next year. But don’t worry if you forget, we’ll remind you
But before I sign off on this post I’d just like to add some special thanks, so in no particular order:
- @SimpleSi – For holding the fort on Friday whilst I had to hobble off places and loaning us the PiBot to have on the stand. It was a big draw
- @Grumbledook – For volunteering to be on a panel on our behalf and bringing the ‘precious’. It really is too spiky to be considered safe y’know
- @John – For helping out on the stand on Saturday at short notice. It was a huge help, especially given the gods sudden dislike of the admins!
- @RobK – For just turning up and helping without being asked. It was above and beyond the call of duty
- Everyone at ICT Direct for transporting our kit, knowing a really good pub next to the event and providing horse tranquillisers! Many hands make light work J
- Smoothwall- For lunch. Nom, nom, nom
- Education Innovation – For having us there. It was a pleasure
See you all next year
Chris, we're happy to provide you with drugs to ease the pain of 'mysterious' leg injuries any time.
Grumbledook's 'Precious' very nearly drew blood, I'll remember not to touch it in future.
John, as always a pleasure, although I'm slightly scared now after learning of your 'Bear Collection'
Smoothwall, thanks for your lovely Smooth Balls™ I shall be using them to increase productivity in the Warehouse...
It was great to see everyone and meet a few new people, all of you who got mints and bears should brag to those who did not. You lucky people!
I'm thinking the ICT Direct sponsored Real Ale tour next year?
Last edited by ICTDirect_Dave; 11th March 2013 at 10:51 AM.
I got mints and a bear
Does John's bear collection have anything to do with your bears???
Only so far as he now has a couple of our bears in his collection... I was too disturbed to follow it up. Although it might be easier from the safety if the Internet actually.
Ok my bear collection, like some people collect cars, trains, crystal, tea pots, models of cats, thimbles etc... I do have a rather growing collection of bears around the house (as well as aged computer equipment in most rooms much to the family's continued annoyance) So that is the total of my Bear collection
Thank you to all those that came and said Hi on the Saturday to us it was great to meet so many people some new and others existing.
Thanks to Dave, John and Vicky at ICT Direct for the mints and bears and being great as ever and we are getting the packing of your stand down to a fine art and that rack was so light who needs 4 big burley men hey
Thanks also to Rob and David at Smoothwall (nice to meet my account manager face to face) and for buying lunch cannot beat a good foot long
Thanks to Dave from Education Innovation for having us he is a true gent and very nice chap and thanks to the people at the 2pm Pi Event that I gate crashed to say nice things about us if any are on here and for coming and saying hi to myself and @robk after your Pi session it was nice to see you and chat
Thanks to @GrumbleDook for bringing his shiny and thanks to Eddie from Spot on Health and Safety (Event Safety Office and friend of mine) for confirming that it does require a special risk assessment due to its incredibly sharp points and agreeing with our suggestion of a file to take off the sharp points
Final thanks to @Dos_Box for the opportunity to come and meet members and catch up with you again All in all a great day was had and I am already looking forward to next years event
GrumbleDook (11th March 2013)
Another one of my ideas ignored by the management
"... and there, it consumed him..." xD
OMG you won! Congrats.
I missed that announcement.
I am concerned that Tony Sheppard now comes to us sponsored by Meru Networks, surely Hotel Chocolate would have been more appropriate.
john (15th March 2013)
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