Education and Validation

Yesterday I spent about eight hours in my first CERN Guide Course to learn how to better understand, respond and deal with visitors.
We ended up doing little presentations of ourselfes/CERN/the itineraries at CERN in front of the others, the expert (being flown in from Paris) and the camera … yeah, and afterwards everyone would watch it again and analyse the whole thing.
But it turned out to be quite useful to get this kind of feedback …
Id addition we had couple of exercises on how to ask the right questions (which would uncovering instead of influencing questions !?!) …
Yeah … quite educative and also quite entertaining after all …
On Monday I will have my second (and for now last course) getting to know all the itineraries myself …

After that I just went to the ATLAS Control Room to see if anything was going on. Since I got all my shifts canceled this week I felt like I have to catch up a little …
So I was enjoying my first datataking of cosmic events … (which is actually not too exciting in itself) … but I had two of the experts around … so again this was another quite educative four and a half hours … which in the end seemingly brought my DCS Shift Validation … which makes me a Pixel Detector shifter now if everything is confirmed ;)

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