- Prepped and taught beginning Python lessons at two Software Carpentry workshops at UW–Madison.
- Started the process to become a certified SWC instructor with a teaching workshop earlier this Fall.
- Started teaching my labmates how to use our on-campus Center for High Throughput Computing, which has been a boon to my own research.
- Wrote software for my Ph.D. dissertation project (two repositories and counting on GitHub).
- Made a GitHub website for one of those repositories.
- Published a paper on climate change in the Lake Superior region based on my work with that software.
- Started my next paper, extending that climate change work to forest phenology analysis using remote sensing, which (of course) includes a lot more software.
I am motivated to write non-work things again. Politics is rearing its unexpectedly ugly head in the world again, and it's directly relevant to my life and work. I had started to opine on some of these issues elsewhere, anonymously, but I've decided I'm comfortable putting my own name on it and calling a spade a spade in my own, established outlet. I'll rewrite some of those things for this blog, and add new things as my time permits.