Student Cluster Competition
- What is the name of your team and why did you choose it?
We named our team AdaSix, an homage to Ada Lovelace and referencing the six members of our team. (And you know... a nod to Ocean's 8 also never hurt.)
- Why do you think your team will have an edge in the event (what's your secret sauce)?
Chalk it up to interpersonal skills. Putting thought processes into words and communicating just what needs to be happening. Simple.
- What have you done to prepare that makes your team unique?
Working with an awesome team: SC vets Lev Gorenstein and Chuck Schwarz, as well as the excellent explanations of Jenett Tillotson, not to mention our kickass advisor Betsy Hillery (she could probably bench press our cluster.)
- What are you most looking forward to in the competition?
Competing. Taking Names. (Preferably those of future employers.) But also getting the opportunity to learn more about HPC with workshops and meeting the super cool HPC entities and people present!
- How long will it take you to get to Dallas?
Combined driving and flying time to Dallas is about 3.5 hours. And then, you know, snack stops.
- What do your team members do for fun?
Generally building up a hobby repertoire that leaves suspicion for applying to be minor Marvel characters between triathlons, boxing, swimming, flying planes, and of course... creating mixtapes for backing tracks.
- If your team had a theme song, what would it be?
I'm Still Standing by Elton John
- Can you share an interesting fact about your team?
We're Purdue's first all-female cluster team, and our cluster, Haynes, is named after Purdue's first female faculty member Sarah Allen Haynes. (How many subtle homages can we fit in? Trust me, we try.)