Last week my schedule contained this one among other tasks:
Tuesday, January 20Th at 1:30pm Eastern (00.30am on next day here, at Novosibirsk)
AdWords Beginner Online Training Seminar
This webinar was provided by ROI Revolution, a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant and Adwords Qualified Company. I’m a frequent participant of the seminars offered by this company, it’s really beneficial and unique opportunity for both beginners and advanced users. You can learn the basics or refresh your knowledge, you even can ask a question after the presentation or discuss it through the chat window during the session.
But on Tuesday I received a notification that warned me “that the webinar pushed back to Thursday, January 22nd at 1:30pm Eastern” and the reason was the weather forecast of the National Weather Service, which has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Raleigh, NC, where ROI Revolution offices are located. So, next day I have found images, checked the forecast for Raleigh, NC (ROI Revolution) and for Novosibirsk, where Sibers offices are located, also on the way to my office I took some photographs on the street. Let’s compare:
Temperature: -1 °C
Snow: 8.89 cm
Wind: 11 km/h (North)
This is a quotation from MSNBC
“Ice turns North Carolina commute into chaos”
And here is the image:
Novosibirsk, Silicon Taiga
Temperature: -32 °C
Snow: 20 cm
Wind: 3.6 km/h (North)
And here is the image. Morning, 10am Jan. 21, the central office of Sibers.
Developers go to work. Remember, -32 °C
And I wonder, what kind of meteorologic conditions could prevent us from doing our favorite job.
“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah” © Bob Marley