Friday, 14 January 2011
I've been away at a conference this week, the International Workshop on Computational Semantics. I was presenting a poster and a short paper - my first academic publication.
Writing the paper itself felt quite straightforward - it's not that different to any academic essay - but producing a poster was a very different kind of task! You have to make it visually appealing at the same time as being informative, and you need to strike a balance between enough detail to be interesting but not so much as to be overwhelming. Just designing the poster took me about four days in total... longer than it took to write the paper. But it was worth it, I've met some great people in the field and had some productive conversations.
I've also started a small research section on my website - if you feel like taking a look, I'd love to know what you think. Does it make sense to a non-specialist? Links to this week's paper and poster will be on there shortly.