The EVE University Bug Hunting and Quality Assurance Class, held on the evening of 13th February 2011, was a resounding success. Generating just over 200 attendees, the event was hailed both a success for the event itself, the first University hosted event with guest speakers from CCP, as well as the first ‘trial by fire’ success of the new Mumble server.
The event organizer and host, Ed’rashtekaresket, was pleased with the result. “It was a runaway success, beyond my expectations!”, he said, quite pleased. “It really was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I hope everyone that was unable to make it will still take the time to download and listen to the recording.”
Ed’rashtekaresket was additionally honored by EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan and founder Morning Maniac for his work and dedication towards the University. Ed’rashtekaresket, however was very modest in this regard. “I’m just floored, I had no idea people thought this highly of what I was doing. I have to give credit to Neville Smit, Dierdra Vaal, Kelduum Revaan and probably at least a few other Unistas who have helped me along the way. And of course to CCP for being willing to give us all this time, energy and information!”
Asked if he would be looking forward to organizing similar events again in the future, Ed’rashtekaresket said, “I don’t know if I can do something like that again. I’m currently just going to enjoy not being up till 6 am to coordinate! There might be more interest for this kind of event, and if there’s enough, maybe we’ll have CCP QA back.”
EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan was available for a few questions. “The class was a resounding success,” he said. “And it was both an honor and a privilege for EVE University to host this.”
There had been concerns about the stability of the Mumble server as of late, however Kelduum dispelled these fears. “The server had a few teething issues, and we set a new record for both users on the server, but with a little adjustment, it turned out well.”
The event was one of the first EVE University classes open to the general public and garnered a lot of interest. When asked about the inevitable boost in admission applications this level of publicity would bring, Kelduum was confident. “I expect to see a spike in the number of applications, but the new application process should be able to deal with it comfortably.”
When asked about what effect this event will have on future events of a similar nature, Kelduum had this to say: “If the opportunity presents itself, certainly. And of course we are open to guest lectures from others in the Capsuleer community as well. Hopefully this will be the first in a long series of guest lectures and talks.”
The contents of the class itself will soon be available for download and it is expected to be quite popular. Once again, EVE University would like to express its gratitude towards CCP Oneiromancer, CCP Konflikt, and CCP Habakuk for their attendance, presentations, and the wonderful contributions they make to the EVE Universe to make it a more enjoyable place for us all.