SciCoder continues today, here’s a shot from my point of view. As you can see we’re working on building databases, which requires flowcharts. Demitri Muna is lecturing, and is also the workshop organizer.
Now for the real reason I’m here: SciCoder. This is a workshop hosted by NYU to teach graduate students in astronomy better practices for computer programming. While we’re not computer scientists, astronomers often need to use high level programming to get the job done, so learning good programming can be advantageous.
Today was spent seeing as much stuff as I could fit into one day. I’ve been dying to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) ever since I saw Thomas Crown Affair. I know that sounds weird, but I love the front of this building, not to mention all the wicked ass art inside.
Day 1 is complete; I got a cool shot of the Toronto skyline from the Island airport (AKA Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) before I left. Porter airlines is great, the waiting area has all you can drink free coffee!