Thursday, July 8, 2010

Announcing the EPTS awards

EPTS has announced on a competition to grant awards of two types:

The innovative application award, in cooperation with OMG Event Processing Community of Practice, will be awarded to an application that have used event processing in an innovative way.

The innovative principles award, will be awarded to a research contribution that had a significant impact on the state-of-the-art in event processing.

The competition is open to everybody. Deadline for nomination submissions is September 30, and the award will be given in November and will publicized in the media.

Full details about the award program can be found on the EPTS external website.

Next week in DEBS we'll hand out a flyer with the announcement and start communicating the award program

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

On Peter's Laws

I have written about the ten commandments of the intrapreneuring, here is something in the same spirit that I came across recently (though it is not new), the Peter's laws (not to be confused with the Peter principle), though they look as a piece of humor, they are indeed quite serious, some of them look to me as if I have written them myself (items 5, 7, 9, 10 in the list below - for example). If you can not read the picture below - here it is again in text form (though they are not totally identical). Enjoy!

  1. If anything can go wrong, Fix it! (To hell with Murphy!)
  2. When given a choice -- Take both!
  3. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
  4. Start at the top and work your way up.
  5. Do it by the book...but be the author!
  6. When forced to compromise, ask for more.
  7. If you can't beat them, join them, and then beat them.
  8. If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now.
  9. If you can't win, change the rules.
  10. If you can't change the rules, ignore them.
  11. When faced without a challenge, make one.
  12. "No" simply means begin again at the next highest level.
  13. Don't walk when you can run.
  14. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
  15. When in doubt: THINK!
  16. Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
  17. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
  18. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.