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Handmade PGOD sign

Date: Saturday, March 2

Inspiration: Learning

What is a PGOD inspiration? 
We are trying out the idea of deciding on an "inspiration" for each meeting. No matter what, anyone can still always propose any topic they want, whether or not it has anything to do with the inspiration. This is here to:
  • Inspire those who can't think of a topic
  • Branch us out to discuss topics we may not otherwise discuss
  • Encourage others from a variety of fields who may not go to a general PGOD meeting to attend, since they know at least some of the talks will be about this top


8:45 am 9:00 am Arrive, nametags, etc.
9:00 am 9:15 am Kick-off, introduction spiel
9:15 am 9:30 am  Propose topics
9:30 am 9:50 amSession 1 - short (20 mins)
9:55 am10:15 am Session 2 - short (20 mins)
10:20 am11:00 am Session 3 - medium (40 mins) 
11:10 am12:05 pm Session 4 - Long (55 mins) 
12:10 pm12:25 pm Session 5 - group session (15 mins) 
12:30 pm 1:00 pm Wrap-up session (retrospective)
Afterward: those want can can get lunch

NOTE: If you cannot make the whole PGOD, we'd rather you come when you can than not come at all.  Just let us know if you need to arrive late or leave early when you register.

The session topics are determined at the conference. Here's an example schedule:

Example schedule

Venue - Carnegie Mellon University, Wean Hall, Rm 5421


5000 Forbes Ave, Wean Hall, Room 5241. Off of Frew St and Schenley Drive.

Campus Map (look for #32)


Wean Hall at CMU, Room 5421


There is metered parking on Frew Street. You can also park for free in the University Center parking garage at 5000 Forbes Avenue or at the large lot at Morewood and Forbes.