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.“

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.