I got a senior scientist blogging!
February 2, 2009 10 Comments
It’s already all over the intertubes by now, but I figured I should post it myself as well just to preserve it in my own blog archives:
My advisor, Russ Altman, and I won the “Get a senior scientist blogging” challenge sponsored by Nature!
As our prize, Russ’s blog post on one of his first post-genomic moments will be in the Open Laboratory 2008 anthology and we will both get to go to SciFoo in August. Since we’re basically in Google’s back yard*, two other lucky people will get supported to attend SciFoo as well! Who doesn’t love 2-for-1 deals?
Some are curious, and indeed, so am I – what were some of the other front-runners? How many entries were received? Did the challenge actually get a significant number of scientists to start blogging? Either way, it would be nice to see some of the entrants just to add to my list of good science blogs.
Thanks to my blogging friends for the support, to Russ for taking my suggestion seriously, and to Nature Network for sponsoring the challenge! I’m definitely looking forward to SciFoo.
* At least, I hope to stay in Google’s back yard. We’ll see how the job search goes. By the way, can I put this on my resume??