Did someone say road trip? In October and November, the Scientia team hit the road and delivered 14 SRUG’s and User conference’s combined around the Globe.
It all kicked off in October with the Exams SRUG, taking place at the University of Leicester. Delegates had the opportunity to hear from Rose Kirkpatrick, Product Manager on how Scientia are developing both Exam Manager and Exam Scheduler to assist with paper modules and managing invigilators.
The team then crossed the North Sea and went to the Nordic, Dutch and Belgium SRUG’s respectively focussing on group discussion workshops, that will enable the development team with the functionality of Syllabus Plus Anywhere.
Mid-November and whilst the UK SRUGs started at the University of Stirling, User conferences where taking place in Singapore, Middle East, and Kuala Lumpur with the team informing delegates about the latest Syllabus Plus Anywhere development, and keeping them up-to-date with our existing product suite.
The Northern SRUG which took place at Durham University saw not one but two user ers The first presentation was delivered by the hosting University on how, after attending the Scientia User Conference and seeing a presentation from University of Edinburgh on modelling, they adopted this approach and gave it a Durham difference to fit their requirements. The second presentation was from Liverpool John Moores, and their journey they had undertaken when they purchased Resource Booker. Delegates appreciated hearing about their real-life installation with the product.
The Midlands, London and South-West SRUG offered even more user presentations. This time from the University of Leicester, and their entertaining presentation title “Timetabling; it’s a piece of PCS!!” the presentation focussed on the University’s Timetabling journey including the birth of their in-flight personalised calendar services project. Other presentations included Kingston University discussing “In and Out: maintaining the data for systems integration”.
By the end of this week with the Irish SRUG and New Zealand User Conference still to come, the team will have met over 400 users and visited over 10 countries and they are not done yet. Our plans are already in place for the 2019 EMEA User Conference, at Radisson Blu, UK, 13 – 15 March.