[Haifux] Where were the organizers?

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Tue May 11 11:05:49 MSD 2010

The door should be open all night long - this room is dedicated to
self-studying during the night.

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Maxim Kovgan <kovganm at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think a good idea is to set up a "chain of command" as people do in the
> armies.
> It is also a good thing from organizational perspective.
> This chain of command should work with the faculty people (Moti or Alex or
> whoever), and not every willing lecturer.
> If the obliged representative is not able to arrive they *has to* ping the
> next in the chain,
> to at least make sure the door is open and for *the right* people  (there
> are also some faculty security aspects - equipment had been stolen in the
> past)
> of course: IMHO.
> Regards.
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:36 AM, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda <ladypine at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Indeed, I intended to arrive, and I have even had a key during the last
>> two semesters (but not before that - we managed without for years, as
>> explained before). However, I was unable to come on the last minute.
>> I am sorry there was nobody there who knew Moti should be contacted. This
>> indeed will be fixed in the future as a part of the regular
>> lecturer-inviting protocol.
>> Orna.
>> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:45 AM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Since I've been seen presenting the speaker in some talks, and sometimes
>>> even made sure the projector is available (even though I don't have the key
>>> myself), and I sometimes announce lectures, I suppose some people will
>>> consider myself as an organizer. But the truth is, that Haifux has been
>>> running for quote a few years without appointing anyone to "organize" the
>>> event. Exactly as in the free software world, the slots have been filled by
>>> whoever was there to fill them.
>>> I'm sorry to hear about today's mishap. It's a truly rare event, and it
>>> looks like the shortcircuit lies somewhere between myself and Orna.
>>> Personally, I had other things on my mind, and I actually wasn't aware that
>>> anything was planned for today. One lesson to learn is that a lecture
>>> announced on the same day is a bad omen.
>>> A second bad omen is when you're going to give a lecture, and you have no
>>> phone number whatsoever to call in case something goes wrong (stuck on the
>>> road, for example). It's actually true for any kind of appointment one
>>> makes.
>>> Please keep in mind that the only dedicated staff in any lecture, is the
>>> speaker himself (or herself). Arriving at a lecture expecting that
>>> everything has been fixed by just somebody is a bit of a gambling. It works
>>> almost always, but this time, it just didn't. And allow me to say, as
>>> someone who has delivered professional courses, that the same rule applies
>>> in the "real world".
>>> Having said all this, I'd still like to apologize for the inconvenience.
>>> The few of us involved will make sure this will not happen again.
>>>  Eli
>>> --
>>> Web: http://www.billauer.co.il
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>> Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.
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> Maxim Kovgan

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.
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