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- Dates: November 12-15, 2012
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Booth nr: 2512
- Booth personnel: Dmytro Karpenko, Oxana Smirnova
Judging from the number of disappeared giveaways, 100+ people stopped by the booth. Of those, very few were willing to engage in a conversation, and those who left business cards were mostly looking for a job.
Visitors who were interested in the subject noted a nice booth solution. Most did not believe in Grid, or knew very little about it, and were surprised to learn that it is used for real. Probably next exhibitions should have more accent onto real applications of the Grid middleware.
Close vicinity of top-guns like Intel, Cisco, NVIDIA etc distracted the visitors: clearly, our modest installation was all but invisible against such a backdrop. Even our own colleagues passed by not seeing us. Perhaps in future such neighborhood should be avoided, it is a mixed blessing.
Leaflets did not enjoy much success even with people who wanted to learn more; booklets or fold-outs should be considered in future.
GIN demo did not attract any attention at all, despite being announced as a cross-exhibitor event. On the other hand, it was not a real demo but a video, since the wireless network was basically non-functioning, and wired options were a clear overkill for the purpose.
There were not too many opportunities to visit the exhibition, but in several boothes people knew or heard about ARC. There should be some way of capitalizing on this, maybe a prize draw for those who find most centres that use ARC, or such.
- Dmytro Karpenko
- Oxana Smirnova
- Gabor Roczei (borrowed from PRACE)
- ARC pens
- ARC post-it blocks
- EMI clock
- EMI charger adapters
- EMI bookmarks
- EMI quiz cards
Before coming to US
Furniture for a 10'x10' booth was included in the price for an research exhibition booth, however it must be ordered in advance.
Read through the exhibitor info
|Find People||Done||Dima, Oxana||Farid|
|Passports, Visa etc||Done||Passports OK||Dima, Oxana|
|Submit Company Profile||Done||Electronic profile||Oxana|
|Pay for the booth||Done||USD 100 paid in April 2012||Farid|
|Order Furniture||Done||Fax sent, no confirmation yet||Oxana|
|Order electricity||Done||1 110V outlet is included in the booth package||Oxana|
|Order Network||Done||Use wireless only||-|
|Tickets||Done||Will be there for Sunday 11th to setup the booth||all|
|Hotel||Done||Some days may be on the waiting list?||all|
|Design Leaflets||Done||previous ones are OK|
|Print Posters||Done||A-REX roll-up||Oxana|
|Bring Posters and leaflets||in progress||-||Oxana|
|Prepare slide show||Done||?|
|Prepare gadgets||in progress||Dima: pens and post-it notes, Oxana: EMI clock||Oxana, Dima|
|Borrow a beamer||Done||from Oslo||Dima|
|Borrow tripod for posters||not needed?||there is one in Lund||Oxana|
|Poster fixation on curtains||not done||hopefully not needed||?|
|Prepare scotch- and brown tape||not done||Buy locally if needed||?|
|Prepare for evt GIN demos||not mandatory||testbed may be needed (Marek)||?|
|Register booth personnel||Done||costs 100 greenbucks||Dima, Oxana|
|Take socket adapter, power cord distributor||Done||Adapter may have to be bought locally||Dima|
|Hire a car||not done||may not be necessary||?|
|cutter, straight threshold profile, scissors||not done||see know-how from last year||?|
|Drawing pins, tapes||not done||Eventually buy there||?|
|Cell phone + charger||in progress||check GSM compatibility||all|
|Find an inflatable T-REX||not done||didn't work last year||Dima|
|Approximate budget||not so much||shoestring, as usual||?|