Along with finishing the dissertation, I've ordered the food, reserved the auditorium, printed off the official pages for my committee to sign, and set a date for my last day in the lab where I will hand off all my reagents and lab notebooks. After working on my thesis for so long, I can hardly believe that I will be done in a week. Time slowed down to a crawl while writing the thesis, only to speed up to it's maximum velocity in these last days as I finish up my graduate student duties.
I wish I had something more profound to say to mark the occasion. It's more of a relief than anything. All I can say is: I can't express how much I'm looking forward to FINALLY making the complete transition to building my programming skills full time.