Hi everyone! I am back to blogging again on the usual 2-week mark.
The last couple of weeks stand in sharp contrast to my past two years at the UW. In addition to working on the project, I have spent some great time exploring Boston and Cambridge with two great fellow interns. I have made good progress in my project of identifying art movements using keras and ResNet50 architecture but now I am at a halt because of lack of resources, something that I am trying to find a way around. I really like the way Library Innovation Lab provides the freedom for interns, which helps us in coming up with meaningful projects, based on themes/concepts that matter to us. It is something so different from a generic internship experience and something that would not have been possible without the wonderful team of people working at LIL.
Moving on from that, I have been able to pick up reading once again and managed to finish up a book in record time (two weeks), The President is Missing. It was a really good read, especially when I had been away from fiction for a long time. I have taken up When Breath Becomes Air now and have managed to complete half of it within a couple of days. I am really looking forward to setting another record time and having a summer full of interesting reads. Just completed watching Sterling K. Brown’s commencement speech at Stanford which touched upon some great points – I might be partial on this one because of philosophical references he evoked in his speech.
I await the more wonderful opportunities and experiences this summer has to offer and to grow as an individual each day, not by just learning to code better but by improving as a person overall, and I believe that reading plays a big role in that.
Until next time.
(Cheering for Mariners instead of Red Sox at Fenway Park turned out to be interesting)