IYA 2009 – Staff Survey

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:46 by Kathleen

Many meetings again today. One of them was a discussion group about the staff survey that was conducted few months ago.
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IYA 2009 – Separated by 10 000 km, yet functional

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:30 by Kathleen

Other than project planning (yep! not done yet), I met with two of my team members today. Well, I did not physically meet them. One meeting was by videoconference, the other was on the phone. They are both based in Chile.
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IYA 2009 – NICI

Posted in IYA2009 at 22:31 by Kathleen

The end of the planning madness is still far but I am starting to see the light. The F2 plan is completed and I used it as a template for the NICI data reduction software plan. A couple more plans are done too. I still have several more to go, including two big ones, but still, I am pretty happy with the progress made.
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IYA 2009 – This blog

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:29 by Kathleen

Wow! This blog is quite a commitment. No, I am not about to quit, though part of me wished I could. But I happened to be stubborn.
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IYA 2009 – So glad I am not being called

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:07 by Kathleen

Today I had a dinner party at a friend’s and colleague’s place. Before dinner, he received a call: it was the summit calling.
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IYA 2009 – F2 project plan

Posted in IYA2009 at 20:55 by Kathleen

Almost a whole day spent on a single project plan. And I am not completely done! I hope it pays off in the long run.
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IYA 2009 – Could you let me get on with my work, please?

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:40 by Kathleen

Four and half hours of meetings. I would say that only one of those hours was useful, or at least useful to me. And we wonder why things do not get done.
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IYA 2009 – Water cooler discussion day

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:24 by Kathleen

The day started with a seminar from a candidate for the Deputy Director position, followed by a science staff meeting with controversial topics. That was good fuel for a full day of water cooler discussions.
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IYA 2009 – PDR is the theme of the day

Posted in IYA2009 at 20:57 by Kathleen

Today I focused on catching up with the material we will present at the data reduction pipeline project PDR (Preliminary Design Review) later this month.
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IYA 2009 – One task completed, many more to go

Posted in IYA2009 at 21:12 by Kathleen

The day was not too bad. I did manage to finish one task. It had to do with copying observations from our 2008B semester program to our 2009A semester program. A nice brainless activity to ease myself back into work.
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