User Forum kicks off in Vilnius

The EGI User Forum has started yesterday in Vilnius, Lithuania.

If you want to know what is going on, the GridCast blog is following the event with an international team of bloggers and you can see pictures of the event and Vilnius in Flickr.

First day highlights:

  • Steven Newhouse, EGI.eu's director, signed four Memorandums of Understanding with the WeNMR project, SAGA, the GISELA initiative and StratusLab. More information and pictures coming soon!

  • Rimantas Žylius, Lithuania's Minister of Economy, spoke at the opening plenary session and found time to have a chat with the GridCast team (video).

  • Last year in the 2010 Technical Forum, Kostas Glinos, Head of the European Commission's GÉANT & e-Infrastructures Unit, presented Steven Newhouse with the EGI-InSPIRE project's grant agreement. Yesterday, Steven thanked Kostas with an overview of the year's project achievements and an EGI pen!