Monday, August 28, 2006
From Kathy Sierra's marketing & sensuality: unboxing.com (I kept and lugged my Macbook box from Vancouver because it was so nice.) My summer in Vancouver is complete: work at the GSC on visualizing the mapping of a specific cancer's genome continues. Dr. Nelly Khouzam's algorithms class mattered significantly as I was dealing with millions of rows in a Postgres database and I could really feel where speed tweaks had to happen. The end result was going from an 8-hour process to a 5 minute process. It felt good. Ruby is a fine language to use and teach (thanks go out to my students who braved my classes for the last 4 weeks). The current plan is to head to write a bachelor's dissertation on Hidden Markov Models with a genomics slant, and head to UBC for a masters in Bioinformatics in a year.