Ludology, Ph.D. Adventures!

Git Onboarding (Ph.D. Year 2, Spring Update 11)

TL; DR

Got a very rough skeleton of the simulation into GameMaker for Project CODE, Sarah is patiently waiting (she is working on other things though!) for me to get something more solid in for persons so she can make the resumes and interview games more dynamic. Onboarded Jialin with git basics, and coding/source control standards. Finished drawing diagrams and revisions for theory backdrop and added in some ideas for the discussion section of my SGD theory paper. Published the last weekly quiz for my class, now I need to decide what the final writeup will be and post instructions. 

Weekly Update Breakdown

Accomplishments Since Last Update

  • Writing (SGD theory)
    • Finished theory section revisions
    • Drew situatedness using a computation model
    • Added some ideas to the discussion section
    • NOTE: do NOT do complicated tables in LATEX! I wasted hours and it never got close to what I wanted it to look like! I finally just made a google doc and then took a screenshot. Much better!
  • Research (Project CODE)
    • Put in simulation skeleton in GameMaker
    • Onboarded Jialin with git basics, and coding/source control standards
      • For anyone interested, I have some basic git posts on my blog here.
  • Instruction
    • Finished last quiz!!!
  • Personal
    • I can hold a plank for 40 seconds. 🙂 

Next Week’s Tasks

  • Writing (SGD theory)
    • Complete revisions
    • Write discussion
  • Research (Project CODE)
    • Sarah needs the person objects programmed
  • Instruction
    • Catch up with grading (presentations)
  • Personal
    • Schedule self-care time (spa day!)
  • Executive
    • Continue weekly planning and dailies

Speed Bumps & Obstacles

  • Research (Project CODE)
    • Still learning GML
  • Instruction
    • Not sure what I want to have students do for final writeup…

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