TNC18 in Trondheim - Monday 11/6-2018
|Pictures from the other days|
On the way to the TNC18 venue, ...
...we see a lot of electric cars:
Here a Peugeot (really a Mitsubishi)
A BMW electric car. Norway is really an exhibition window
To carry your name tag, a selection of lanyards are available.
You decide yourself what you advertise for.
A side meeting before the opening on one of the new promising
...chaired by my colleague Tangui Coulouarn from DeiC
From a lot of the meeting rooms, you have a view of Lerkendal Stadium.
Nothing happens there, however, so we are not distracted from the
Sanne Holm from DeiC on the NORDUnet booth
A nice surprise at this TNC: Dorte Olesen who has been a member of this
community for more years than it is polite to mention.
Laura Durnford from GÉANT
The Polish guys in charge of conference graphics, sound and animation
Chariman of the GÉANT board, Christian Grimm, is there to
He also points out that is it more fun to be here than at the EOSC
summit. We have sent Matthew Scott there to take one for the team.
More welcoming from Erik Huizer, recently appointed at to the permanent
position as general director of GÉANT.
Those LEGO guys have a heavy burden to bear
More welcoming keynote-type address from Erik Huizer
The LEGO guys have a busy day
Sponsors are important! For NORDUnet, it was a means to get a
decent size booth.
Lunch is important!
Faces at the conference: Lars Lange Bjørn from NORDUnet - better
known as Longbear
A lot of side meetings go on with the nice beakdrop of the football
Mihály Héder from MTA SZTAKI captures the attention of
...with pictures of cute puppies. You note that the GDPR rights
of this particular puppy is protected by blurring the writing on
its name tag
More freindly faces at the conference from ECI: Inna Zilper and Ulf
Two of our world leaders: Mary Fleming from AARnet and Erik Huizer,
Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT) concentrating
Som of the video conf champions: Renate Langeland from UNINETT and our
own Thorkild Jensen from DeiC
My colleague Istvan Bernath (DeiC) who looks like a tourist because his
suitcase got lost at some airport
Andres Steijaert from SURFnet flashing his new community award, which
indeed is well deserved for the cloud procurement initiatives
Nice people from the Estonian NREN, HITSA-EENet: Kristina Lillemets and
Andrew Cormack, Jisc and Charlie van Genuchten from SURFnet
Helle Meldgaard and Herik Larsen from DeiC
Lars Nielsen (currently with the Danish financial company Nordea)
usually moves around in the world bare-footed. Here,
he has made an exception and donned the conference gift nerd socks in
a purple colour.
Ready for organ concert in Nidarosdomen
A mosaic in the floor depicts the six mortal sins. I thought there were
seven, but Norway apparently has managed to get rid of one of them
The Steinway organ from the 1930's is a mightly machine with around
A local priest tells about the history of the church
The organ player introduces his pieces
Some of the pieces showed the capabilities of the organ with pipes
placed in several places in the church, and includes
bells, horns, xylophhones and much more.
And after an upgrade in 2016 the registrations can be pre-programmed
using this tablet-like interface
After the concert is over, there is still time to explore Trondheim
in the evening. And we are helped by the fact that at this latitude
just below the polar circle, it never really gets dark at this time of
Martin Bech, DeiC, email@example.com