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CodeCat

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What does SIG actually stand for?
« on: 18.09.2007, 18:10:33 »

I was wondering this at EF itself. Didn't see it explained in the conbook anywhere, and I still have no idea to this day. Could someone tell this poor clueless foxcat what it means? :P
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Re: What does SIG actually stand for?
« Reply #1 on: 18.09.2007, 18:15:10 »

I was wondering this at EF itself. Didn't see it explained in the conbook anywhere, and I still have no idea to this day. Could someone tell this poor clueless foxcat what it means? :P

SIG = Special Interest Group
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Re: What does SIG actually stand for?
« Reply #2 on: 18.09.2007, 18:37:45 »

SIG = Special Interest Group

That's correct. But it somehow also became synonymous for the <b>meeting</b> of a special interest group, and some use it as a general term to describe any small conference-like event at a convention.

Sometimes, more appropriate and more precise words describing the actual event would be "panel discussion", "workshop", "bird of a feather meeting", "talk" or "seminar", depending on the actual theme and content.
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Re: What does SIG actually stand for?
« Reply #3 on: 19.09.2007, 12:43:48 »

Ah, thanks! But maybe it's an idea to mention it in conbooks next time, hehe.
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