July 26, 2009

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Weekly review: Week ending July 26, 2009

From last week's plans
  • Facilitate idea lab online - going well!
  • Do basic analysis of community participation in idea lab
  • Start with improv classes
  • Have a mentoring chat
  • Learn the second part of Fur Elise
I also:
  • Started making a muslin for a dress, but got frustrated
  • Took some macro pictures around the house
  • Sketched a few scenes from life
  • Prepared a week's worth of lunches
  • Set up subscription on my mom's blogs
Next week, I plan to:
  • Do some Facebook strategy consulting
  • Find ways to recognize the contributions people had made to the idea lab
  • Learn enough about Lotus Notes programming to create that sign-up button with referral tracking
  • Take the medical exam for my permanent residency application
  • Take another improv class (whee!)
  • Prepare another week's meals
  • Chat with someone who's interested in Gen Y and careers
  • Think about what I'd like to do for my 26th birthday =D


Never get used up

While in a client's office, I noticed this quote:
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian, musician, philosopher and physician (1875-1965)

Albert Schweitzer also said, "A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
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I'm going to be one of those, going through life without ever getting used up, and I'm going to spark (good) fire in as many people as I can. =)






Science 2.0: July 29, 2009 1pm-6pm MaRS

What Every Scientist Needs to Know About How the Web is Changing the Way They Work

The MaRS Centre, 101 College St, Toronto (http://www.marsdd.com/)
Wednesday July 29, 1:00-6:00pm, with wine and cheese to follow
Registration: This event is free and open to the public, but you must register (http://science20.eventbrite.com/).

Talks:

Choosing Infrastructure and Testing Tools for Scientific Software Projects
Titus Brown (http://ivory.idyll.org/blog)

A Web Native Research Record: Applying the Best of the Web to the Lab Notebook
Cameron Neylon (http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen)

Doing Science in the Open: How Online Tools are Changing Scientific Discovery
Michael Nielsen (http://michaelnielsen.org/blog)

Using ''Desktop'' Languages for Big Problems
David Rich (http://www.interactivesupercomputing.com/

How Computational Science is Changing the Scientific Method
Victoria Stodden (http://www.stodden.net/)

Collaborative Curation of Public Events
Jon Udell (http://www.jonudell.net/)

See http://softwarecarpentry.wordpress.com/guests/ for full details, or http://science20.eventbrite.com/ to register.