Notebook Entry

AIO for June 8, 2015

This AIO reflects the period of May 25 to June 7.

Last week's accomplishments

Job Search

  • [0.5 hr, Done] Email Dr. Eke about Sac State.
  • [0.5 hr, Done] Email Dr. Joshi.
  • [1 hr, Done] Look through UCD and Sac State job openings.


  • [1 hr, Done 1.1 hr] Meet with Sahil and others before GSoC starts.
  • [8 hr, Done 11.2 hr] Fix bugs in PyDy for the release.
  • [0.5 hr, Done] Send in info for conference and register.


  • [0.5 hr, Done] Send in contract.
  • [4 hr, Done 12.5 hr] Start first notebook.

Extra Accomplishments

  • [53.2 hr] Prepped and interviewed at UCD for lecturer position.

Missed goals from last week

Job Search

  • [1 hr] Look through UC Berkeley openings.
  • [1 hr] Look through biomech-l job postings.
  • [0.5 hr] Apply to Ekso bionics.
  • [2 hr] Create an industry 2 page resume.
  • [1 hr] Setup spreadsheet to track jobs.

Gait Control Direct ID Paper

  • [16 hr] Write.

Attention + Control Project

  • [1 hr] Write out a plan of action to Zhoadan in an email.
  • [2 hr] Draft more on the grant: come up with goals.
  • [0.5 hr] Figure out if I will actually be guaranteed a position.

Last week's issues

Spent most of my time preparing for the interview and neglected everything else.

This week's objectives


  • [16 hr] Fix all remaining 0.3.0 milestone bugs in PyDy and make the release.
  • [0.5 hr] Respond to mailing list about Sahil's API desing.
  • [0.5 hr] Rally the devs for the June 15 release.
  • [8 hr] Update the tutorial to work with PyDy 0.3.0.
  • [0.5 hr] Buy tickets to Austin (plane/train?)
  • [1.5 hr] Review Sahil's work.
  • [1 hr] Meet with Sahil if needed.


  • [4 hr] Polish the bicycle control notebook.

EPak AIP Project

  • [0.5 hr] Review contract and see if everything is in order.
  • [1 hr] Open issues on Github for all things in the agreement.
  • [3 hr] Get familiar with the code base.
  • [2 hr] Do a shiny tutorial.
  • [2 hr] Fix some issues.


  • [1 hr] Send signed contract back to Ton.

Gait Direct ID Paper

  • [3 hr] Respond to issues on Github.