[triangle-zpug] One Week Warning: Plone Boot Camp

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Thu Feb 23 20:04:20 CET 2006

Rob Lineberger wrote:
> I'd like to echo Chris's comments regarding the help most needed.  My 
> biggest concern is: who will pick up the food?

Sorry about the late reply. A lot going on.

Food delivery is something I think I possibly can prevail upon the Boot 
Camp alums of Marine Science for. I've already spoken to some of them, 
and they appear cooperative. I might tap OASIS on the shoulder if I 
can't cover every day with Marine Science people. But Marine Science 
folks can use the van for pick up and delivery, so that makes more sense.

So Frank, don't sweat hauling baugettes on a scooter. And I envy your 
scooterhood, Frank. I want one for campus. A medium blue metalflake 
Piaggio or Lambretta would do nicely.

We don't want *any* currently attending campers to have to take care of 
any legwork during Boot Camp week. They need to pay attention in class.

I think I will have to drive the van. It will have to be somebody in 
Marine Science.

What would be helpful would be:

1) Making coffe in the morning. Ve haff the kaffee. Und ve haff dur 
zugar und dur cups und schtuff. And we have this giant urn for coffee. 
Thing is, more coffee = more time to brew. You've got to turn the urn on 
an hour and a half ahead of time to be ready for the start of class. 
That means the coffeemaker pretty much has to be in Phillips 328 at 7am 
with the key each morning. Pretty heavy responsibility. If you turn the 
urn on later than 7:30am, that means there's a loud perking sound going 
on during class. And nobody has coffee before class. We want wide awake 

2) Calling in the lunch order. The university catering was even a little 
more difficult than Rob let on. They wanted to know what our order was 
*three* weeks ahead of time (how many and what), payment of fifty 
percent two weeks ahead of time, and minimum orders on individual items. 
So if I bought turkey sammiches or spinach lasagna, I had to buy a 
minumum quantity ahead of time. I figured campers might want a little 
more control over what they want to eat. So we have some select gourmet 
vendors, a different one each day, who are going to provide us with prix 
fixe menus. Campers will select their lunch in the morning and the order 
will be called in. The calling in activity might take as much as half an 
hour each day. It should take place around 10am. It requires coming to 
328 Phillips to pick up the order forms from campers.

If you can be a coffee maker or order taker on any given day of camp, 
your user group needs you.


Chris Calloway
office: 17-6 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 962-4323
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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