I have been thinking about starting a career-oriented blog for a while now, and it was
being asked to give a short talk at Simon Fraser University's (SFU) 1st Annual
Postdoctoral Research Day about what it is like being a postdoc there (see my slide deck
for that talk on Slideshare) that was the last push I needed to actually get started
Why do I want to write a blog about my thoughts and ramblings about research, data,
coding, teaching and all things related to science? First, I do this anyways via
emails (to the lucky few I bother
a lot), LinkedIn,
Slideshare, and so I wanted a place where
I could collate, assemble and/or randomly collect all of this information in the hopes
that at having a landing space will be useful (at least for me). Second, I am
inspired/impressed with how two scientists whom I have significant respect for,
Ethan White and
Titus Brown, have created interesting and useful
blogs, and I want to try to do what they do.
So here I go...