At 3pm today, the first I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! evictions were announced.
In the Chromium Zone, the first person to be evicted was…Dalya Soond, a postdoctoral research associate at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge; the dreaded “Evicted” banner is now stamped across her profile picture.
In all honesty, this was a surprisingly nerve-wracking experience (a feeling shared by Derek)! From around midday onwards, I was acutely aware of my remaining Chromium Zone questions, as well as second-guessing how I had performed in the chats over the previous week. Furthermore, it feels odd that we will be one team member down — the first week had quickly developed a strong team spirit and comradeship in Team Chromium, with practically perfect attendance at all of the previous chats, as well as moral and intellectual support for some of the more controversial questions (and comments).
However, the brief respite is over and the focus is now on surviving the second eviction tomorrow at 3pm — back to answering my remaining questions!
Also, see the excellent Day 7 blog post from Derek — an interesting comment on the “novice/expert dichotomy”.
c.400 questions done! All ready for tomorrow…