I got interviewed!
It was… long.
- 6:00 – Get up to practice talk
- Body time (PST → EST transition + DST): 2:00? I think?
- 9:00-11:00 – Many ½ hour meetings
- 11:00 – Give talk (eek)
- 12:00 – Lunch
- 13:00-18:30 – Many ½ hour meetings
- 18:30 – Break
- 18:35-21:00 – Dinner (delicious; also, thinly veiled excuse for more interview)
That’s not THAT long a day, but it’s a pretty nonstop day, if that makes sense. Very few breaks, no letting guard down. On the flip side, I learned a lot.
Since we’re making lists:
- Faculty seem socially isolated
- 2/3 of faculty live in NYC or Princeton (see above) – not a great sign
- Teaching load going up soon (from 1/1 to 1/2)
- Funding seems an issue in general
- CS department is split across several buildings
- Many significantly older professors
- Faculty seem friendly, forthcoming, and interested
- Students are engaged and (mostly) interesting
- Two profs closest to my research are both ~ my age and nice people
- Many options for collaboration, I think
- Um, east coast? duh?
- Only one person harassed me a bunch about Cyc
I don’t have a synthesis. Too tired. But hey, it happened, and the world didn’t implode or anyfing, so that’s nice. I felt like it went pretty well, and like I had a good connection with many of the people I talked to. Maybe that’s accurate, maybe it was the sleep dep.
We Shall See!
I was gonna add something about… something… hard. Uh. Hard is too hard. Brain going offline. Cat:
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