Cade Lawson

2015 Year In Review

2015 was my biggest year yet. Between my college graduation, moving to the heart of Atlanta, starting graduate school, and seeing the new Star Wars movie, there was a lot to talk about.

Since everyone else is doing it, below is my own 2015 Year in Review.

The Serious Stuff

January: Won Outstanding Poster at 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings1 in Computational Mathematics.

April: Finished my senior thesis on my 3D printed trefoil knot puzzle.

May: Graduated with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from UGA.

Red and black graduation.

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July: Started a daily journal / research log using Day One.

August I: Started a Ph.D. program in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

August II: Re-launched using Jekyll.

December: Finished2 my first semester of graduate school.

The Not So Serious Stuff

April: The Apple Watch launches and I quickly discover how little I stand during an average day.

June: My father and I take a four day motorcycling adventure and conquer the Dragon’s Tail: an 11 mile piece of road with 318 curves.

December I: Star Wars Episode VII is released, and I celebrate opening night with my new favorite sweater.

VII. @jessholder8 @andrewromer0

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December II: My 4.5 year old MacBook Pro attempts suicide during my first finals week in grad school3.

Okay very funny MacBook, but finals week isn't the time to be spreading Christmas cheer...

— Fred Hohman (@fredhohman) December 6, 2015

December III: I listened to a lot of music—approximately 5.1 hours a day4.

Listened to 45,000 minutes of music in @Spotify this year. Not bad.

— Fred Hohman (@fredhohman) December 21, 2015

What’s Next?

Expect the usual monthly playlists to continue throughout the coming year. I’ll be writing more extensive blog posts too. Examples include how I use Day One as a daily journal / research blog, how I refreshed my website using Jekyll, and some more discussion about graduate school (in particular the challenges of changing fields). Some cool projects are on the way too, but I can’t say too much about those right now!

But for now that’s all I have. Thanks for sticking around, and I’ll see you in 2016!

  1. From Wikipedia: “The meeting is the largest gathering of mathematicians in the United States, with several thousand talks, panels, minicourses, and poster sessions each year.” 

  2. Read: survived. 

  3. I brought it back from the dead, but I’m anxiously awaiting the next refresh to upgrade. 

  4. This doesn’t include my brief stint with Apple Music this summer either.