While we continue to practice social distancing, IMA remains optimistic and we look forward to the safe reopening of business, and life, here in the U.S. and globally. During times like these when so many of us are working remotely, it's easy to feel isolated. The IMA community is in this together.Together, connected, we are #strongertogether.
We want to hear from you. Join the conversation and share how you're dealing with COVID-19. Tell us how you're doing or share a photo of your workstation, your "coworkers" or even a recent virtual meeting.
Clay, my "coworker", seems to have perfect attendance at meetings - see the attachment!Thanks! Jeff
Dear Jeff,Thanks for the optimism. It's important that we make the best out of it and there are positive opportunities too. For a starter your new colleagues seem the be "the pick of the bunch". Compliments for the recruiting process. :-)
Engagement with the wider Internet community is one of our organization's most important functions and the pandemic has forced us to take a fresh look at how we engage with our stakeholders. In pre-coronavirus days, we met with people at RIPE, roundtable and regional meetings, face-to-face training courses, member lunches, and by sending our staff to the events and meetings held by so many others in the industry and community. COVID-19 has changed how we do all this. To say our travel costs will come in under budget this year is probably something of an understatement :-) But removing the physical element of how we engage and educate does not reduce the need to do this. With this in mind, we're are experimenting with how online engagement can meet the shortfall in physical engagement, but we're also looking at how the current situation might change how we engage over the longer term.
We've been able to organize a big virtual event last week (RIPE 80) and this went very well. Our philosophy is that we don't want to simply put a physical RIPE Meeting online but rather work to create a virtual event that engages an online audience and brings the community together in a unique and worthwhile way. Around 2,000 people attented RIPE 80, which is a record for a RIPE Meeting and the opportunity brought new people in who normally would not have been able to attend a physical RIPE Meeting and a lot of these newcomers asked great questions. This seemed easier somehow virtually, so that was a real positive surprise.
Take care, enjoy the company! Clay is a beauty.
Gwen van Berne
Nice pup and comfortable looking office Jeff.
I am dealing with this economic shutdown by getting in as much beach walking, bike riding, golf, kayaking, and other fun activities as possible. My office is really the outdoors, as I am newly retired.
Stay safe and well!Jim
Hair grows regardless of our work location, so in order to avoid looking like a shaggy dog (even your coworker Clay clearly is well groomed during this time), I enlisted the support of my wife Kathy, to give myself a haircut. Actually it turned out better than either one of us expected. I call it my Covid Cut! And don't worry I don't see this as something I want to continue after this is all over ! Stay healthy and safe everyone!
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