0800: Jeff at Documart
tells me our 50 pre-prints will arrive at 1000---yay!
0815: Breakfast at Starbucks. It actually does taste better on the Left Coast.
1000: 50 pre-prints of our "CS-1 in Python" book arrive. They're heavy.
1030: The panel I organized on "CS-1 for Scientists" starts. Room is half full, but people keep coming in, so by 1100 there are 110 (plus or minus), all awake. Christine Alvarado
, Jennifer Campbell
, Rubin Landau
, and Robert Sedgewick
do a great job; the audience is very engaged, and my voice doesn't give out. Much discussion ensues; pre-prints are snapped up.
1200: On the train to go downtown for lunch (pecan-crusted catfish with mashed potatoes, and a pint of very nice amber ale). Much discussion there and back.
1400: The "Nifty Assignments" session is packed, so chat with Valerie Barr
, Beth Simon
, Bob Sedgewick (again), Mark Guzdial
, and others.
1635: Another rendition of "Personal Penguin" via phone for Maddie. Hate being away from family.
1715: Hook up with Bill Griswold
and head for the BOFs and reception at the Hilton. Sun is coming out.
1800: BOF on algorithm visualization is a bust.
user group meeting is definitely not --- need to talk to these people some more.
2130: Back at the hotel; need sleep.
2215: Sleep... won't... come...