The fourth and final instalment of the 2015 UK Spectrum Scale User Group “Meet the Devs” series recently took place in Edinburgh, and I had the privilege of helping Simon Thompson and Joe Taylor lead the discussions.
Not only was this my first “Meet the Devs” meeting, but it was also my first time spending any real time in Edinburgh (as is the case with most places I have visited lately). Joe and I took the first flight out of Manchester the morning of the event, and after a short taxi ride, we were at the University of Edinburgh.
As Simon mentioned, we had a mixed group of attendees – some new faces and some familiar faces. Some travelled a very short distance and one of the attendees flew in from Germany to meet and share ideas with us.
Well, this is the first time I’ve made it to a meet the devs meeting. And I chose probably the furthest location out from me, Edinburgh. But its the last of the Meet the Devs tour for 2015* and we like to have a User Group exec member present, so an early start and short flight later I was in Edinburgh. Hopefully we’ll be back in 2016 with some more meet the dev dates, we’ve managed 4 this year, which is about what we set out to do, once a quarter. If you are interested in meet the devs coming to your area, please get in touch with the group.
The event was well attended, and I’d like to thank Orlando for hosting us at University of Edinburgh.
As usual we went in with a general agenda, some topics to discuss but we let the informal sessions go where they want. There was a mixture of re-attendees and people who hadn’t been before, so its good to see people going back as it shows they must be getting value out of them. This time we had Rick Welp and Joseph Taylor from IBM, thanks to both for coming along and leading the day.
The fourth Meet the GPFS Developers ‘coffee shop’ meet has been announced.
The day will give members the opportunity to meet the developers and get hands on beta exploration and test of unreleased GPFS functions.
Date: 23rd October 2015
Location: Room 2009a, Information Services, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FD
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Agenda: – GUI – 4.2 Updates/show and tell – Open conversation on any areas of interest attendees may have
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please register in advance with Claire O’Toole, GPFS User Group Secretary via email GPFS UG Secretary
We hope to see you there!