I feel like the dumbest person in the room.
This is what I wanted grad school to be like, and I have finally found it. I love it.
I have been unbelievably blown away by the quality of the people here at SU. It is incredible to hear what people have created so far, and I feel so inadequate. I currently have the greatest, craziest case of impostor syndrome. I keep having to pinch myself: they took me??!
I can’t believe it has only been one day here. Today was mainly orientation with a concentration on logistics and such, but also a chance to get to know people, including through a round robin intro session. Most people have one or two startups under their belt, or are an expert in some technology. I feel very much intimidated, but in a good way: there is a lot of scope to learn from the other participants, which I am incredible excited about. In a breakdown of the profiles of people attending this GSP, Nick Haan highlighted that 39% came from entrepreneurship, 51% from a tech background, and only 10% from a Global Grand Challenge. I anticipate I am one of those 10%.
We finished off the day with a the classic marshmallow and spaghetti tower building challenge, with the lesson of prototyping more and planning less, like kids do.
A couple of goals:
- Spend lots of time in the Innovation Lab, which is all about 3D printers, laser cutters, etc. I want to earn all the “badges”, which are skill badges you can earn for your profile once you complete certain skills.
- Connect with Roy (a staff) and learn to fly drones.
- Talk to Mathew (staff) about brain control tech.
- Submit at least one story via Slack for the Medium.com/singularityU channel