concise overview of things learned - break it up into technical area, tools, and soft skills:
This was my first time using R, so I learned a lot of technical R skills and troubleshooting. From quality control to normalization to visualization, all the coding and packages that we used this past week were new and I learned a lot of the background information about these techniques while researching how to use the functions and packages. I also learned about other tools for communicating, specifically Slack, which we’ll probably be using this next week to keep in touch with each other and schedule meetings. Since the first week was quite hectic, I think I learned more soft skills in communicating with team members through different platforms, whether on zoom or through text messages, to get through roadblocks in our codes.
three achievement highlights:
- I was able to work through all the deliverables by myself and then compare with other team members
- Got to know the other group members better through frequent communication and scheduled meetings to discuss and get work done
- Successfully presented our work and results to everyone
list of meetings attended including social team events:
Attended the first meeting on the 20th and went to Happy Hour last Friday.
Also, a P.S. because I don’t know if you guys read the message I sent through the forum Monday morning about the most recent meeting, but I had a dentist appointment so I couldn’t make that one, sorry.
goals for the upcoming week:
Be able to collaborate more with the group and attend office hours to get a better grasp on the concepts behind the coding.
detailed statement of tasks done - specifically challenges and how those challenges were overcome:
Our team participants had trouble getting their software to work and one was added last minute so there were a couple challenges trying to get the deliverables in. We all worked on it separately and asked each other questions along the way. So, I was able to do all the deliverables and uploaded my results and plots in the google drive. I also worked on the powerpoint presentation slides. In terms of overcoming the challenges, our group messaged each other over text whenever we had trouble with our codes and we tried to meet over zoom to stay organize and discuss the results.