August 11th, 2008

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Capstone and graduation excitement

Last week I finished my Capstone project and had the poster session. It was a lot of hard work, but I'm really glad that I did it. I have more objects to put on the online exhibit, but overall, I'm really happy with how the whole thing came out. I also made a few tweaks to it after watching people use the site during the poster session.

The poster session itself went really well. I think I spoke as eloquently about my project as anyone can in 90 seconds and had a good segue to the social events going on after the session and over the weekend.

My poster:
Sno-Bliz Capstone poster

After the poster celebration, a bunch of us went out to the Dog & Duck to celebrate, which was nice.

Yesterday, MDB and I hosted the (first annual???) iSchool BBQ at Zilker park. It was a lot of fun. lordaerith ended up being the grill-master for most of the night. An alum came with an ice cream machine and made peach ice cream. Good food and lots of fun was has by all. It was a great way to celebrate the end of one school year and the beginning of another one. syhira took some good pictures of the whole thing.

This morning my capstone project was featured in the Living section of the Times-Picayune, the local New Orleans newspaper: Hansen's Sno-Blog. Apparently the version in the paper has more pictures (including one of me).

With the exception of a project at work, I am really and truly done with grad school. It seems surreal.