I am on the committee of the local branch of the BCS (British Computer Society) and we held our AGM at the weekend (how sad is that?) but read on .......
WE normally hold these meetings every 6 - 8 weeks and have a (usually) interesting presenter on a vaguely IT topic. As this was our AGM, which nobody ever turns upi for, and this year is also the 50th anniversary of the BCS, we decided to 'push the boat out' - literally!
We obtained a really good speaker in Peter Wood who is a highly entertaining speaker and as one of our committee works for P&O, we managed to get a bookong on The Pride of Calais fro a crossing on Saturday afternoon.
We all met at the terminal, were escorted on to the ferry where complimentary champagne and coffee was served in a private lounge where we held the formal AGM and listened to Peter's terrific presentation on the top 5 vulnerabilities of networks. This had everyone frantically promising themselves to review their own security on Monday morning!! We were so enthralled by his content and presentation style that before we knew it (including our wives and guests who have no interest in IT) we were already in Calais.
The return trip was spent in Langan's Brasserie where copious wine flowed and the conversation became louder until once again we were in Dover Docks wondering where the time had gone.