Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello 2012!!

Mood: EXCITED!! :D

Hello again!! It's been a while, but I am back to fill you in on everything that is coming up for me (and maybe a few things that have already occurred and I just feel the need to share :) ).

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! :D I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays as much as I did and are as ready to get back on the grind as I am. I've enjoyed this "break" but it's not time to get back to work.

Just to quickly fill you in on everything, classes start back tomorrow. My schedule this semester is rather light (3 courses-one for research credits) but on top of my classes I will be a research assistant AND a teaching assistant. Which means despite the fact that I only have classes Tues and Thurs, I technically have class Mon and Wed as well since I have to TA a class those days. I'm really excited, though...this is another new experience for me and I can't wait to see what it's like on the other side of the desk for once :). I will be TAing for Dr. Murphy-Hill (my advisor) so that makes it even better.

As far as research goes, I'm thinking this semester is going to be quite lovely as well! We are beginning development of a prototype and may even be traveling again to do more interviews (which is always exciting). There isn't much to share right now besides the fact that I am working on two papers -- at the same time!! Don't get too paper was already about done when I came on board. I just got to help improve it, which is still a contribution in my book :). I'm also working on a short paper for ICSE 2012, the ACM Research Competition. It would be too awesome to get two accepted papers in the same semester (which would coincidentally be my first two accepted papers ever!).

I don't want to make this too drawn out because I'm sure I'll have more to share once the semester starts...until next time... :D

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