HG-WELS Summer visit logistics

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High-level schedule

The work days we've agreed upon are Jul 29- Aug 1, where there will be minimal help from me on Jul 31 as sort of a "training run" for when you go home.

I propose you come in relatively early on Jul 28, and plan on doing dinner at my house that night.

  • Monday morning/early afternoon - arrive in LA
  • Monday night - pizza party at Luisa's ... pizza arrives at 6. come by 5 or 5:30 if you want to play with Andrew!
  • Tuesday morning 8:30 - tour of SSC, meet Wannetta
  • Tuesday morning 9-12? - lectures
  • Tuesday afternoon 1-5 - get started on data!
  • Wed AM - JPL Tour!
  • Wed PM-Thurs AM-Thurs PM - work!
  • Friday morning - Luisa to stay out of your hair most of the day. Work on your own or small groups. Try to do some of the tasks we did as a group. Compare notes. Can you work on your own at home without me?
  • Friday afternoon - Reconvene for any questions and help, discussion, etc.
  • Saturday - return home

Software to install

Make sure you (and all your students who are coming) each have a functional laptop that you know how to use with as much of the relevant software installed as possible well before you get on the plane. Trust me. Makes it much easier if you do all this ahead of time, including starting it up to make sure it works.

  • a web browser (Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome -- NOT MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER)
  • Excel or other spreadsheet program (Google Docs is ok if your school lets you access it; most of the rest of us will be working with various versions of Excel)

Also make sure you have all the passwords you need for installing new software, getting on a wireless network, or getting back into your machine if it reboots.

Besides the computer, you will need something to write on and something to write with to take notes! Experience has shown that this should be more than post-it notes. I will give you handouts, so the hyperorganized among you may want, e.g., a 3-ring binder.

Travel Logistics

How many people are coming? when? how many rooms do we need?

  • John Gibbs + 4
  • Estefania Larsen + 3 (one under 16)
  • Elin Deeb + none
  • David Black + 3 (one under 16)