Thursday, August 19, 2010
We went through three different opinions of criticing our powerpoint. It better be byeond amazing now. But before Octavia and I could celebrate we had to bring it to Joe. Unfortunatly some of the imbedded videos decided that they didnt want to work while others did. This was a very perplexing problem because all of them were created the EXACT same way. Therefore Jeff (our hero) came up with the idea of because we were going first to use a different apple laptop that all of our movies would already work on. Thanks Jeff.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Octavia was not here, it was a sad sad day. I felt as if my other half was missing! Anyway....I got to fix up and update our powerpoint to what I hope is our final draft, Octavia just needs to look at it and say "ok!" and then we will be off to Joe Pow's office. Also wrote most of my speech down and started practicing. Found out that Octavia and I are first on the list which means we have to set the bar for everyone else's presentation, I am starting to get nervous.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Today I got the rough outline of what my speech would be because Octavia and I divided up our slides. Also added some finishing touches on the powerpoint such as some pie graphs and video. Although Jeff suggested to us to change the pie graphs to charts, guess ill do that tomorrow when octavia isn't here. Lastly Jeff also helped us fix one of our subjects video with basically magic, it was amazing.
More coding and creating video to, again, be coded. The nice break in our day came when Octavia's physics teacher came in to visit and we had lunch with her. Also it was Pooshy's last day and so I made him cookies to take back to California or to eat on the plane. Only a couple of more video's to code before we bring it all together in a few pie graphs.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Phew! Today Octavia and I ran our very own meeting! I was very nervous about how our new 'innovations' would go over with the group. You see we first talked about general stuff like pros, cons, what people liked and disliked. Afterwords we split them up into groups and they had a set time limit to discuss several questions that we had written on the board beforehand. This was to make sure that everyone had a chance to speak. Then when the little bell rang everyone once again converged on the big table and we discussed what they found. I think people were into it seeing as we went a half hour over our time limit. With this meeting out of the way I only have one last nerve wracking event, the final project.
Had my Stat meeting today, it introduced me to everything Im going to be learning next year in my AP Stat class. Next Octavia and I did some more unpleasant coding before heading out to a free lunch of hamburgers. Afterwards the interns went on a trip to the George Eastman building. It was informative and I really wanted to know what they would find on the blank slates. Also I couldn't believe how much damage a single tiny louse could cause for an entire picture, it was funny that it turned it into a battery. Finally Jeff started to show us how to actually use the information that we coded on Semanta Code.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Our presentation is really starting to come together. We have a total of 17 slides and only our third part to finish. I had an undergrad look at it and give suggestions about how to display data and graphs. Otherwise we only have one task left, coding. We have to code the two different fields for two different activities. When thats done we will have to write our acknowledgments and biography.