Experience Technology 2008
I haven't had the time or energy to blog anything specific on the ET08 exhibition. I was in the Press group (part of the Exhibition group) and wrote the press release, invitations etc.
There was a lot of nervousness for the upcoming exhibition, and the peak was when we at the day of the exhibition stood without a prototype. The computer running electricity to our Micomico took a trip to Skåne, and we couldn't get the program to work on my Macbook. After a very very long time we got help from another groups technician and I was able to go to lunch. When I had just paid and was aiming for the fabolous lunch buffé I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. It was the Lars Kagg-students who were standing in the lobby, waiting for me to show them around and guide them to the exhibition.
I desperatly tried to reach the Exhibition groups project manager, Erik Öhlen, to get him to guide them. I had no idea that I was supposed to do it and didn't want to waste that lunch. Cheap as a student can get! I reached Erik and he said it was no problem, so I relaxed.
When back in school I got the lovely news that Mico was up and running and ready for exhibition. Soon thereafter I was filmed by a team that was making iterviews about the projects. My group wanted me to present Micomico, and I gladly did it!
Then the exhibition started, and people started pouring in! I had never expected there to be so many right at the opening! I didn't have time to stay for the whole exhibition since I was going to the Starbreeze 10 year anniversary, so I had to drop out on another filming on the projcet (this time on taking on an uncomfortable role in the group). But I told co-worker Micke that Anders would be better for the job, and the problem solved easily.
I ran off to the central station without having the time to try out all the projects, and would probably have missed the train to Uppsala because of the queue to the ticket machines if the train hadn't been late. Lucky me!
The anniversary party was great fun. A lot of people were a bit blue because 77 employees at Avalanche had been terminated, but everyone was still in a party mood, and soon the discussions on who should hire who began!
Unfortunatly the last train for Stockholm departures at 11:09pm, so we were quite the gang that had to miss the rest of the party.
Still, at home, I was satisfied and quite tired... but of course I didn't get to bed until several hours later.
This picture was taken before the dinner by UNT:
From the left: Magdalena Piechal (me), Sofia Göker, Joakim Hellstedt, Björn Albihn, Alvar Pernroth and Nilo Kabotea.
Read the article here. Funny thing, they didn't catch a single Starbreeze employee on this picture!