A Week of Public Accountability
I’m three weeks into 2011, and two weeks behind on everything. Where does the time go?
- I'm supposed to be working full-time on Software Carpentry, but between Jon Udell's visit, the architecture book (#2 below), and trying to help the professional master's students find internships (#3), I only booked 19 hours last week. Most of that was spent trying to raise more money, and trying to get people to contribute content. I did get some of the high-performance computing lecture drafted, though, thanks to help from Jonathan Dursi and Andrew Petersen, and I hope to post the first couple of episodes this week.
- The Architecture of Open Source Applications is winding down, but there's still a lot of editing to do, and several contributors to chase up (if only to confirm that they're not actually going to contribute).
- Last fall, the University of Toronto launched a new M.Sc. in Applied Computing. I finally got to meet the first six students a week and a half ago; they're an impressive bunch, but I was dismayed to discover that no one had done anything about lining up the eight-month internships that are supposed to be the core of their degree. I'll post again soon with a longer description of who they are and how they can help move new ideas and technology from academia into the real world.
- Ellen Hsiang has finished storyboarding the artwork for And Then..., a children's book about the history of, well, just about everything. We hope to have a draft of the book on the web in about a month.
Tomorrow’s another Monday; let’s see if the week coming up is more productive (sorry, if I’m more productive) than the three gone by.