Week 3 Self Assessment
Concise overview of things learned:
Technical Area: Analyzed the raw and normalized dataset, learned the importance of normalizing the data
Tools: Used R to complete week 3’s deliverables, learned how to use Asana, practiced more Python and introduced to Pandas
Soft Skills: Organized meetings with my team, reached out for help from mentors
Three achievement highlights:
- Initiated contact with my team members for us to start the deliverables.
- Completed Week 3 deliverables with help from my teammates and mentors.
- Completed most of the Linkedin professional tasks.
List of meetings/ training attended including social team events: 6/15 Gene Team Meeting, 6/16 Asana Training, 6/16 Python and Pandas Webinar, 6/17 Technical Training Webinar, 6/18 Gene Team Meeting, 6/18 Office Hours, 6/19 Gene Team Happy Hour
Goals for the upcoming week: I hope to create a good presentation with my teammates. I also hope to attend the Fireside chat.
Detailed statement of tasks done. State each task, hurdles faced if any and how you solved the hurdle. You need to clearly mark whether the hurdles were solved with the help of training webinars, some help from project leads or significant help from project leads.
I worked on number 2 of the deliverables, then focused on the PCAs. This was my first time using R independently to code for bioinformatics, so I faced many challenges such as confusion on how to get the correct data into my environment and how to code for certain things. These hurdles were solved by asking questions to my mentors on Slack, attending office hours, searching the Internet and checking the troubleshooting page on the STEM-Away website.