The QI 2011 Experience: A Newbie’s Perspective (Part 2)

Now that I’m back home I’ve had some time and space to reflect on the rest of the QI experience, starting with my paper presentation… On the day of the presentation I was a nervous wreck. Normally I’m ok with nerves but today, it was overwhelming to the point where I found myself standing near … Continue reading The QI 2011 Experience: A Newbie’s Perspective (Part 2)

The QI 2011 Experience: A Newbie’s Perspective (Part 1)

This was originally written 21 May, 2011 after my first day at QI.  Reflections on my paper presentation to follow... I’m sitting outside in the cool of the evening on a small table near to where I’m staying.  The occasional car breaks the calm and the quite rustle of trees in full bloom is a … Continue reading The QI 2011 Experience: A Newbie’s Perspective (Part 1)

Conference experiences 2011 : Getting to QI (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)

You'd think that travelling across the world is really just about getting from A to B. Or at least in theory. So why is it that someone like me who does the cross-Atlantic trip at least once every 18 months just can't keep it simple? Urbana-Champaign is located about 4 hours from Chicago and, while … Continue reading Conference experiences 2011 : Getting to QI (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)