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Jul 12, 2012, 6:16 PM
Post #2 of 3
+1. All good advice.
On 12 Jul 2012, at 21:10, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
> Some general conference-going tips, borrowed from other conferences:
> * Label your laptop charger just as you would your luggage -- use a
> luggage tag, or stick some adhesive tape on and write your name on that.
> * 5-2-1 rule: each day of the event, get at least 5 hours of sleep, 2
> real meals, and 1 shower.
> * Each day, spend 30 minutes outside the venue, doing something that has
> nothing to do with the conference.
> * If you are overwhelmed or tired, it is OKAY to go back to your room
> and nap. You can't catch everything. Don't wear yourself out.
> * Searching for recent tweets about Wikimania:
> * If you're staying in a hotel where your room gets cleaned every day by
> the hotel staff, it's polite to leave a tip (gratuity) each night. I
> budget 1 dollar per person per night, and leave it on the bedside table
> with a note simply saying "thank you, housekeeping!" to make it clear
> that it's for them.
> * Thank the volunteers when you have a chance. They make this work.
> Sumana Harihareswara
> Engineering Community Manager
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