My boyfriend linked me to this podcast by Freaknomics on why women are not men. I thought it was really interesting! Especially that bit about Wikipedia editors. Let me know what you think.
I’m working at Wikimedia offices today and I’m already starting to wind down. I had to wake up early to make it up to San Francisco so I’m more groggy than usual. Sitting in an office is such a different experience than working from home. Mainly, I get to see and interact with other people. When you’re working from home, there’s barely any face to face human interaction. Though I do like programming in my PJs at home. I feel a bit more productive when I’m working in the office because there’s a lot less distractions. I’m not constantly thinking about doing the dishes or making myself lunch or spacing out on the internet.
I’m not really sure where I’m going with this post. I just finished writing up a few unit tests for my extension and I’m feeling really tired so I thought I might write a blog entry. Sorry if it’s ramble-y.
Oh! I met Aleta, an OPW intern, and Marta, a former OPW intern, yesterday. Pycon was in town and people were planning to come meet up but only three people ended up showing up. I’m not sure if people just didn’t realize it was yesterday or just decided to ditch last minute. It’s really hard to organize a meetup. They were both really nice and I’m glad we decided to meet up. We talked about our projects and what it’s like being a woman in the field. It was fun, I felt like we all got along really well.
Maybe I’ll go make some tea because I’m literally napping with my eyes open. D:
Now that I’ve gotten my prototype working, the next time I wanted to do was unit testing. But I’ve had hard time to get unit testing rolling. Unlike my program, unit testing is much less exciting. Since I didn’t do it along side my program, it’s also really hard to modularize my functions and figure out what I should be testing. I keep looking at the big picture and can’t seem to buckle down and look at what each function needs. I just keep getting bogged down with what I should be doing and before I do it, I come up with something else I need to do.
I think I should take a step back and look at what I need to do. I should write down what ever comes to mind and try to organize it. I don’t know if other people go through this, but whenever I finish something, I go through a period of “I don’t know what to do next” and find myself feeling a bit lost. I’m trying really hard to get back on track, but I just wanted to let you all know that not everything is perfect. But that’s part of the learning process.