Watched more of The Wire last night. It's still awesome.
I think tonight I'll finish my stats project and do my stats homework. Well, might not finish the project, but will get a start drafting. Then I'll spend the rest of the week doing numerical analysis. Projects for both due 4/25. I'm kind of interested in going to this: http://www.bigdatacamp.org/chicago/2012-04-21/ but I really need that day to work on projects. But, honestly, I wouldn't quite fit in, not being an actual user of Big Data at the moment and not knowing much at all about Hadoop. Still, it's hard to beat "free", networking is good, and the subject is, ostensibly, one I'm going to be interested in.
ChiHusiMeet: looks like we're going to do this in some form. Unless we get a strong call for a multiday event, here is my suggestion: find somebody's house/condo/apartment/park and grill or otherwise consume the finest meats and cheeses of the land on a Saturday afternoon. For multiday people, we could surely find something interesting to do on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, possibly even Saturday morning as well (watching footie at The Globe, perhaps, because this is nominally a UKian site). At present, it seems like on the order of 10ish people and is therefore feasible in many locations.
I did not sense a strong consensus or preference on dates, so we need to continue the discussion. I'm still not sure what dates work yet, either, so this isn't yet a priority. I think we should lean toward June or July rather than May?
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