In 2015 I wrote about my year. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue that practice for 2016 too.
January lives up to its reputation: cold and dark. R and I start the year newly engaged in Nashville. Later I’ll learn that people think I’m knocked up, at least until a suitable enough amount of time passes and they realize that’s just not the case. I keep twisting the ring around on my finger. It was all so sudden but so strangely right that six months ago we were saying hello to now, this, today, and jewelry to top it all off.
Back at work, I give a webinar presentation for the Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) Midwinter meeting, one of my favorite talks on creative ways to revitalize research data services. Next up is UW’s first Data Carpentry workshop, a natural extension of the Software Carpentry trainings led by the Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) for the past two years. ACI has been one of my most intriguing partnerships; trying to understand how Research Data Services (RDS) can best work with them has been on my mind for some time. Co-sponsoring Data Carpentry seems like a good start.