Tuesday, April 26, 2005
L'Italia qui vengo
So, as I was saying on Friday, I have been accepted to attend CogSci 2005 which is being held in late July in Stressa, Italy.
In preparation for the poster I will present there, I have prepared one for our own Informatics Jamboree, a celebration of work in Informatics, though mostly our own. This will be really helpful because it will be a similar situation as I will find myself in at CogSci, and it will be valuable feedback on both my poster, and my subsequent discussion/explanation of it.
I made my poster last week, and it should now be up, awaiting the lunch poster sessions today and tomorrow, and I will be on hand to answer any questions. In preparation for this I'm trying to work out what questions there might be. I guess the most common one would be Why? Why Blogs? Why this measure? Why any of it? What are your goals, what are your aims?
So I was writing that yesterday before I went. I needn't have worried.
It seems mostly people go to these things for the free lunch. And if they do read posters, they either just read their friends, or they read those of work similar to theirs. Right now, my work doesn't appear to be that close to anyone's. There were a few people reading the poster, and I was able to discuss a few matters with them. I even got some useful feedback. It just wasn't as much as I had imagined, and I certainly didn't have any tough questions.
On an interesting note, I met a Masters student who also blogs with blogger. I'm considering gathering a list of bloggers within the university, so far I know of at least 4. But maybe I'll only link to academic aspects of their lifes, should they so chose to blogs such things.
I shall of course be back at today's poster session/lunch manning my poster. Hopefully the food will be better.