Friday, January 21, 2011

This is Connectathon

By the time most of you read this, the connecthon is largely over.  If you haven't finished your testing tonight, you better have only one or two more to get through tomorrow.  Otherwise, you are might as well be outta here -- which could be the only sliver lining in this cloud given the travel delays anticipated today.

Think of what follows below as "Director's Commentary". 

0:00 - 0:07 As you come in to this video, you'll see someone on the far right who is looking for where the person he expects to be sitting right here is.

0:04 - 0:12 Moving in from the right are engineers from two different products working out what they need to do to make it work.

0:12 - 0:18 In the middle background you can see this one fellow in quite a hurry to see what's going on with his partner over there.

0:16 - 0:23 And then we have this guy who is NOT running to the bathroom (which are behind us in this scene).  He must have even more to get done this week.
0:25 - 0:29 Striped Shirt: "If you do this it will work." Blue Hooded Sweatshirt: "Ok! I got it now."

0:28 - 0:31 He's reading the spec.  Can I keep him?

0:33 - 0:34 Engineer to carefully listening monitor ... So what we do to protect the data is...

0:36 - 0:40 That guy taking notes doens't usually work with the other two.

0:41 - 0:43 Team Programming

0:48 - 0:50 Hmm, what is going on here?

0:51 - 0:52 Lotsa Interop happens inside these boxes. They use LBL (little blinking lights) technology.

0:54 - 1:00 On the phone back to the office. "What I need you to do is ..."

For some of this, it is good bye for another year, for others, see you in committee in Toronto in two weeks, and for others, til we meet in Pisa in a few months.

For all of us, it is Connectathon, and to all who participated, "Good Luck! And see you again next time."

P.S.  Thanks to all my birthday well-wishers and to whoever had them send a cake to my room.


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