In the last two days I have put in 25 hours of work. And the marathon won’t be letting up for another week. Next week I travel to Tampa for a supercomputing conference, and I am the project manager and sole developer for a project that will be visible conference-wide. In fact, you can see the project I’m working on here: http://infostar.supercomputing.org/ InfoStar, SC06. For the Reader’s Digest version, it’s a web site that allows anybody to get all the information about the conference on any device that can connect to the Internet, including a searchable schedule, maps, bulletin boards, web cameras, photo galleries, a blog, exhibitor information and events, statistics, and even some neat graphic visualizations of everything that’s going on.
It’s a little odd leaving the building so late, having the only car in the parking lot, driving home without seeing any cars, and struggling to find a decent parking spot at the apartment. I’ve also completely dropped my athletic endeavors lately, but that’s also partly because it’s getting dark and cold. I’ve dropped a few pounds (I don’t know where they came from. I’m already skinny), so the headaches of malnourishment are starting to recur.
It’s not all bad. I am developing a really cool application with a lot of features. I get to go to Tampa for a week and show it off. And all this work on project is certainly going to make me look good to the people who dole out the raises and maybe even to the people who are looking for dedicated and creative and smart employees.