KARAOKE night on Wednesday!

Dear EGGers, the karaoke night starts at 8 pm on Wednesday in Fuga Mundi pub (Pl. Grunwaldzki 12-14), which is a 10 min walk from the dorm. To have the whole place for us, we had to pay the club, so when you arrive, find me, Sandhya or Tom to chip in 20 zloty. See ya all there!

Open podium presentations

The good news is, a LOT of you are interested in presenting at the Open Podium! But this also means we have to reduce the time for individual presentations to fit all of them.
Solution: Lightning talks! 5 min talk + 5 min questions. This is similar to what many conferences (e.g. GLOW, SALT) do nowadays.

Prepare max. 1-2 slides of the core proposal of your talk and email them as a PDF to Petra (petracharvat AT gmail DOT com) *by 10.00am on Tuesday*. Presentations will be on Tue and Wed.

 

LaTeX intro on Monday 17.15

In response to popular demand, there will be an introduction to LaTeX by Tom McFadden and Karlos Arregi, tomorrow during the Open Podium slot, i.e. from 17.15 to 18.30, in the Syntax room (208). Everyone is welcome, no matter how much you already know or don’t know about LaTeX. We’re going to try to make it as hands on as possible, so if you have a laptop, bring it, and if you don’t, don’t worry, it’ll still be worthwhile!

Weekend activities

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (organized by Radek Iwankiewicz)
When: tonight at 10 P.M. 
Where: 1) the meeting point is in front of McDonald’s in the Main Square (Rynek) 
2) we’re heading to SZAJBA (club/pub with no entrance fee)

The local organizers have planned a city tour including a riverboat cruise on Satuday (starting at 1 P.M. in front of the EGG classes venue) and a trip to a nearby castle on Sunday. Check the details below.

Cocktail party/contest – this Friday!

For this classic EGG event, come up with a linguistic-related name for your cocktail (some inspiration “Strong Island Ice Tea”, “Syntax on the Beach”) and prepare it for others to taste it. We will then vote for the best cocktail in different categories (the traditional ones are: tastiest, best name, deadliest). Everyone can taste and vote!

UPDATE: We will have the tasting in the STUDY ROOM, 12th floor in the dorm. Starting time 9 pm.

UPDATE2: EGG Drag Contest conjoined with the cocktail party so if you’re into it, don’t you worry, it’s going to take place tonight shortly after the Cocktail Party i.e. around 10 P.M. (in the same room) so get ready to show us what you’ve got! 😉 This is how it was last year: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4836235291/permalink/10155824166650292/

Pub crawl tonight

When? Starting tonight at 8 P.M. & finishing some beers later… 😉

Where? The meeting place is in front of McDonald’s in the Main Square (Rynek)

Who are the leaders? Jeff, Petra Charvátová & Radek Iwankiewicz