Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NCITE 2016 Experience

This year's NCITE was held at DMC College, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. I presented a paper on OSv-MPI, part of my PhD project, under the IT track. The best papers for CS, IT, and IS came from ADMU, MSU-IIT, ADNU respectively. There were a lot of participants from the different regions. This was also the first time I attended a conference without the company of ICS colleagues. It was fun and enjoyable.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Packing light for a three-day academic conference

Being an academic involves a lot of traveling especially to attend a scientific or academic conference. It is best to minimize the things to bring. Described here is what I usually pack for a three-day conference. My main objective is to avoid checking in luggage. I usually bring three bags, a carry-on,a backpack, small crossbody bag.

Carry-on bag

Shirts
  • 3 dress shirts (short, three-fourths, or long sleeves)
  • 3 undershirts
  • 2 polo shirts
  • 1 t-shirt
Pants/Shorts
  • 3 trousers
  • 1 walking shorts
  • 1 sleeping shorts
Shoes/Slippers
  • 1 pair of casual shoes
  • 1 pair of black leather shoes
  • 1 pair of casual slippers 
Underwear
  • 4 pieces underwear
  • 3 pairs of socks
Backpack

Accessories
  • 1 small-medium towel
  • 1 light jacket/sweater
  • 1 watch
  • 1 belt
 Others
  • Laptop with charger
  • Cellphone charger
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Instant coffee
  • Broadband stick
  • Paper Holder
 Crossbody bag
  • Wallet
  • ID
  • Cellphone
  • Cash
  • ATM card
  • Travel documents
  • Point-and-click camera
 
What to wear

Going to the venue(day before the conference):  polo shirt, trousers, and casual shoes

Conference day 1: dress shirt, undershirt, trousers, leather shoes

Conference day 2: dress shirt, undershirt, trousers, leather shoes

Conference day 3: polo shirt, trousers, casual shoes

Going home: same as Conference day 3

Touring around after each day: t-shirt, casual shorts, casual slippers

Sleeping: undershirt and sleeping shorts