Project Thankful: Nancy Adams thanks Max Freund

Nancy Adams, administrative specialist in the VPMA office, often creates seating charts for various events she plans. Recently, teammate Max Freund had the idea to create an out-of-the-box solution, changing the way Nancy works. Read more about why Nancy wanted to say thanks below.

Nancy thanked Max for creating an out-of-the-box solution with a jumbo card. Learn more about these traveling cards.

“Why I want to say thanks:

“I often have to organize rather complicated seating charts for 55–70 staff and outside guests. Part of this includes rotating individuals between tables, moving attendees at least four times a day to different tables while being sure everyone is sitting with different staff/guests each time they are moved.

“Max Freund, director of Digital and Multimedia in Marketing and Communications, heard about this and decided to go on a mission to write an algorithm in order to save me a lot of time. In November, ‘The Nancilizer 2000’ was born! He created this program for me, simplifying the process so that I need only enter the names I wish to ‘Nancilize’ (or randomize) into a text box, choose the number of people I’d like at each table, and enter! If I don’t like the results, I can just reload my browser and ‘Nancilize’ again.

“The humor in his final product makes me laugh every time I think about it. Just the naming convention he used is humorous, but when you open the link, you’ll see a photo of my face turning circles at the top of the page. Humor is always good!

“Thank you Max, for what will save me several hours of work in the future! You’re the best!”


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