by Roland Stieger | Sep 19, 2017
It is a very nice tradition to have a Staburo statistics training session on the first Monday of the two-week Oktoberfest period. This year, the Staburo team had the chance to learn more about the ANOVA method plus SAS/R programming advice. In the second talk, useful insights in SDTM data structure standards were presented. As always, this was a great opportunity to share hands-on expertise with all Staburo employees and we had a fruitful discussion afterwards. Contents of the workshop will be published here, soon.
Team & Client “Wiesn”
The second important tradition is to pay the Oktoberfest (or also called “Wiesn”) a visit after the workshop. Once again, we had a wonderful time with the team and long-time Staburo clients. The music was a bit cheesy, drinks and food are certainly overpriced, but “Wiesn” is only once every year and you know what to expect! Everyone got home safely – with additional knowledge from the workshop and good emotions from the Oktoberfest. We are already looking forward to the Staburo “Wiesn” Workshop 2018 and thank all participants for making this a great event!
by Roland Stieger | Sep 8, 2017
Staburo’s biostatisticians and statistical programmers enjoyed a wonderful event that was combining team spirit, mental strength, physical fitness and a lot of fun. We spent a great afternoon – not in a Random Forest – but in the Climbing Forest near Munich (www.kletterwald-muenchen.de). The first challenge was “Visa for Bavaria”, to test our assimilation status in this particular region in Germany. We started with more or less typical Bavarian activities, like beer stein holding and sliding, nail tapping, barrel rolling, sawing and skiing. Furthermore, our Bavarian language skills were tested in a single-blinded trial. This was followed by fresh coffee and excellent homemade chocolate cake, to refill our energy level.
After the security introduction, we distributed ourselves equally to the five climbing routes, with different difficulty levels. Up in the trees, we could speed up in “flying foxes”, ride a sled and even drive a bobby car. The routes are up to 12 meters high, but for people who are afraid of heights, there are also lower options.
In the evening, the Kletterwald Team organized a delicious barbecue, during which we could share climbing experiences with each other. Since we all did a great job in activities and quizzes, everyone also got a certificate for the “Visa for Bavaria” game, including funny prizes. We even think about including some of these tests in our introductory training for new employees.
This team event at the Climbing Forest was very exciting and we all will come back soon!