PhD Thesis Step 6: 48 hours

Microblog of the 48 h hours around my to my PhD defense.

17.12.2016

xx:xx – Still feeling happy!
16:00 – Joining my last IEEE Region 8 OpCom Meeting
15:30 – Arrival at the hotel for the Region 8 OpCom meeting
14:30 – Boarding the Metro
13:45 – Landing in Athens
10:20 – Boarding the plane to Athens
07:15 – Boarding the train to Flughafen Wien.
05:30 – Getting up, I have a train to catch

16.12.2016

22:00 – I fall asleep.
21:00 – I arrive back home – still, happy!
17:00 – We move to a restaurant
16:00 – We move to a pub
13:00 – So many people have shown up to party with me! Me, happy!
11:45 – The party starts: Champagne, beer and pizza for everyone!
11:15 – Yay! You may now call me Dr. Schmid
10:00 – The show starts
09:45 – First guests arrive
09:20 – Connecting to the projector. Having my friend Reinhard print some last minute paperwork.
09:00 – Short walk to the university
08:50 – Realizing that I have my black shoes at my parents place. – The dark blue will have to do
08:20 – Final dry run before the actual thing
08:00 – Ironing a white shirt
07:30 – Good morning!

15.12.2016

24:00 – Realizing that there won’t be much sleep tonight.
23:00 – Brushing my teeth and going to sleep
20:30 – Last minute studying of “Microwave Engineering” by David M. Pozar
19:45 – Delivering beer and snacks to the uni campus
19:15 – Shopping for beer, champagne and snacks
18:30 – Christmas social at the office
17:30 – Presentation dry run with useful feedback from Herbert
15:30 – Final edits to my presentation.
14:30 – Last chat with my advisor before the defense, as usual we talk about everything an nothing.
14:00 – Chat with other PhD students about previous oral exams.
13:00 – Short walk to Bella Casa to order 18 Pizzas for tomorrow
09:00 – Working on the PhD presentation

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