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Andrew Cockerham
Works at TVA Medical Inc
Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Austin, TX USA
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Football’s national championship game day activity. Over 100 million people tuned in to watch football this past Sunday, February 7th. We aggregated and analyzed anonymous Basis Peak user data to pull interesting insights during game time to see how the game physically affected fans across the nation. From 3pm – 8pm PST, the average Basis …
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“Terrify yourself. Use it as your ally. Give yourself no option but your dream.”
How to quit your day job and travel the world.
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We're partnering with @github to offer 3 new #rubyonrails #Nanodegree Programs! Check it out:
GitHub is partnering with online-learning startup Udacity to offer its first nanodegrees in the Ruby programming language.
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Before this year’s NBA season started, I had a conversation with a Golden State Warriors fan. He was excited about his team and was keen to explain its success: It was perfectly balanced, with perf…
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The Icon A5 seaplane glides over the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey with Manhattan, high enough to keep drivers from getting nervous, but low enough that I can distinguish the...
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I'd like to help create a lyrics feature.....are you working on one?
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Found this helpful to explain SQL joins
11 Oct 2007. A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins. I thought Ligaya Turmelle's post on SQL joins was a great primer for novice developers. Since SQL joins appear to be set-based, the use of Venn diagrams to explain them seems, at first blush, to be a natural fit. However, like the commenters to her ...
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Great explanation of a somewhat confusing topic
Rails Polymorphic Associations. What is a polymorphic association you might ask? It's where an ActiveRecord model can potentially belong to more than one other kind of model record. So the single instance of your car belongs to you, a person, whereas other cars may individually belong to a car ...
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That open air platform 100 floors up is crazy!
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai currently holds the title of world's tallest building, but its architects are now looking to overtake it with a new project in Saudi Arabia. Known as the Jeddah Tower, or...
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  • Texas A&M University
    Biomedical Engineering, 2003 - 2007
  • International House Bangkok
    CELTA Cambridge Certificate for Teaching English Language to Adults, 2008 - 2008
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Lover of learning, startups, education, tech, social good, etc
Introduction

I have a wide range of interests and passions including: biomedical engineering, education, gamification, Android, research, mobile technology, games based learning, triathlon, solving big problems with small ideas, languages, travel, culture, how language shapes culture culture shapes language, Jesus, startups, the developing world, helping others, creative solutions to big problems, reading, programming, software engineering, medicine, linguistics, Java, Python, web development, learning anything and everything new, China, game design, global health, mHealth, rural health, medical device, investing, venture capital, crowdfunding, entrepreneur, innovation

I have worked in mobile software development, particularly for educational purposes. I have experience in Product and Project Management for mobile applications in a cross cultural environment. 

I'm passionate about gamification, games based learning, language learning, mobile games, and mobile development, particularly Android.

I work as a Biomedical Engineering in product development. Of particular interest is combining mobile and health technologies, especially in developing areas.

I have two years experience in teaching English as a second language to Chinese students of all levels and all ages from 5 years old to adults. Currently I'm improving my upper intermediate level Mandarin, and am interested in learning 更多的语言, particularly Arabic. I'm currently learning Java for Android development, and am working on mobile applications. 

I thoroughly enjoying traveling and living in various places around the world, and have a particular heart for developing areas.

Ideally I would like to combine my background in Biomedical Engineering with my interest in mobile software and education, and also my passion for travel, language and culture, in particular using my knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.

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Product Development, R&D, Intermediate (and improving) Mandarin, Basic Spanish, Android, Mobile Technology, Gamification, Teaching, Online Education, Education, Startup, Entrepreneur, Business Development, Social Media, making connections, Innovation, Product Design, Market Analysis, Market Identification

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completed 2 marathons, including the 2011 Beijing Great Wall Marathon
Work
Occupation
Biomedical Engineer at TVA Medical, Inc
Employment
  • TVA Medical Inc
    Biomedical Engineer, 2012 - present
  • SkillChest
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • Health Nest China, LLC
    Business Development Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • EF English First
    Mobile Project Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • EF English First Hangzhou
    ESL Teacher, 2010 - 2011
  • EF English First Tianjin
    ESL Teacher, 2008 - 2009
  • EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Research Intern, 2007 - 2007
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Austin, TX USA
Previously
Shanghai, China - Hanghzou, China - Lausanne, Switzerland - Sugar Land, TX USA
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Football Game Day: America's Heartbeat | Basis
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How To Quit Your Day Job And Travel The World
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Young, gifted and held back
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Why Organizations Don’t Learn
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Our traditional obsessions—success, taking action, fitting in, and relying on experts—undermine continuous improvement.

How to Create a Chrome Extension in 10 Minutes Flat
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John Sonmez teaches you how to create a Chrome Extension in virtually no time at all, introducing the topic in a simple and easy to follow m

Gmail: How to Bring All Mail Along Side the Default Inbox
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Make full use of a widescreen monitor by adding a second column of mail to your default Gmail inbox view. This can help prevent important em

Perapera Chinese Popup Dictionary
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Put your mouse over any Chinese words on a webpage and it gives you the pronunciation and definition. Simple as that!

It’s 2015 — Why Haven’t Our Medical Records Entered The Digital Age?
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In this digital age, we have devices that track our daily exercise and the quality of our sleep. Test results are sent from lab to physician

The trust machine
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foogoof/ruby-warrior-solutions
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Screen capture your current page in entirety and reliably!

Podcast Addict – Android-appar på Google Play
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With Podcast Addict, manage all your audio & video Podcasts, Radio on Demand as well as your YouTube channels and RSS News feeds from your A

Coffee is awesome. I recommend an iced mocha or a cappuccino
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Great little place. Awesome food and intimate setting. The chef even comes around to ask how the food is!
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reviewed 10 months ago
Love the coffee, atmosphere is average
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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Very authentic
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reviewed 10 months ago
Cheap and fast, although sometimes pretty busy, and one time they were slow to call me that my car was ready. But recommend for small stuff
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