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Dress Code

I was told during last week's course that I'm much more approachable that I look in my picture and I'm delighted with that, though at the same time wondering if I should change the picture concerned to one that's a little less formal.

I'm following a conversation on a list server concerning dress for an event I'll be attending for a week next month, on which there are two "formal evenings". The attendees seem split between those who enjoy dressing up formally and those who don't enjoy it (some of whom are so "anti" that they're not going to attend those two evenings). You can put me into the "anti" group, but I'll be dressing up and attending on those two evenings; it's all a part of the job.

Occasionally, we're asked about dress code for our courses and we say "smart casual" - in fact, we've just added a couple of sentences to our joining instructions to this effect. However - the real answer is "wear whatever you feel comfortable learning in". There are trainees who are suited all day in their work, and feel that they can't work in what are leisure clothes to them, and that's fine. And we have some quite extraordinary dressers - usually people who turn out to be brimming with confidence to carry it off, and fabulous people to have along. Ah - we have a fabulous clientèle. I had better go get read for today's MySQL course.
(written 2004-09-20, updated 2008-05-10)

 
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