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chee chew
Works at Amazon.com
Attended MIT
Lives in Redmond, WA
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  • MIT
    Computer Science, 1988 - 1993
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Cheevil when i'm being mischievous, Choda when i'm being wise (yeah, i'm usually cheevil)
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still trying to figure out what to be if i grow up
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now at amazon leading the consumer engagement team which includes much of what i find to be some of the most compelling amazon features...  reviews, wishlists, mobile, etc.

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until 2014 i had the honor and privilege to be a googler in kirkland/seattle leading
hangouts
chrome
and random other stuff

i do things the way i think they should be.  do what's right, do what's efficient, do what helps people.  rules are guidelines and guidelines bend. 

to understand my typing is to understand me....

why no capitals?
several y's... emacs lover...those who know emacs know you use your left pinky a lot.  then started developing rsi in left pinky... had to reduce use.  never learned how to use the right shift key.  dropping caps made a huge difference in pain.  also found that it made a *very* big difference in typing speed... so less injury and higher speed... never went back.  now use caps for emphasis..  some do it for style.. e e cumings and such.  those who know me know that's bogus b/c i have no style.  its about pragmatics.

from emacs to efficiency to pragmatics to ignoring the style....  my lack of caps illustrate me.
Bragging rights
my mom can't believe i wear sweats to work. don't own a single pair of jeans.
Work
Occupation
management overhead helping w/ g+ hangouts and chrome
Employment
  • Amazon.com
    Vice President, Consumer Engagement, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Vice President of Engineering, 2007 - 2014
  • Microsoft
    Dev -> General Manager, 1993 - 2007
  • HP Labs
    grunt, 1990 - 1993
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Redmond, WA
Previously
Penang, Malaysia - Columbia, SC - Lexington, KY - Cambridge, MA - Palo Alto, CA - Cupertina, CA - Bellevue, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA

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went to see what all the hype was about this weekend.  cupcakes were good, but not amazing.  cupcake royale wins our family taste test.
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+chee chew​ nice review and great photo you​ might have a chance to win the Chromebook :) 
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rest in peace, venkat.  was very good to work with you on hangouts for enterprise.
 
Venkat was one the kindest and charismatic leaders I've ever met. He made you feel like you mattered more than the issue you were arguing about. His untimely death is a reminder to me of how short and fragile life can be. It was an honor to have worked beside him.

My thoughts are with his wife and children. They lost an amazing man.


Venkat Panchapakesan, YouTube's engineering chief and a "deeply admired" tech veteran, died on Monday.
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RIP Venkat Panchapakesan.
A legacy that still highlights his genius.
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congrats +Gülay Birand & sea/kir googlers :)
Real Change launched an app Thursday that will allow people to download an electronic version of the paper to their phones. Street vendors will then get credit for the purchase.
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bell rock in sedona.

imho, it pretty closely resembles the fremont troll.  can't believe sedona would plagerize so blatantly!  ;)
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Huh
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nice interview, +Amit Fulay  :)
 
Smart suggestions is one the things I am most excited about ..
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Stickers.
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i'm not yet even fully gone yet (my cardkey hadn't yet been deactivated) and these signs go up around my building...  

sheesh!  

+Julianna Broadwater and +geneva kanter since i'm no longer able to, could you guys fire +Chris Scalabrini +Daniel Cheng and +David Levin  for this??

+Albert J. Wong, you're just jealous you didn't think of this first aren't you? 
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Wow +chee chew​​​, I never realised you left Google. Actually I just noticed I haven't got you circled anymore. Must've lost you in one of my automatic CircleCount cleanings. Will remedy that immediately. Shows how much I myself am out of touch with the old crowd. Interests change, priorities shift.

Anyway, what is going on? +Vic Gundotra​​​ is gone, now you? Without you two guys there wouldn't be no G+. Or at least not in the present form. I'd have thought you'd never leave. It's sad somehow, but I do wish you all the best in your new adventure. ;-)


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thank you for hangouts

it started as just an idea and some passionate believers.

hangouts started as the idea of authentically connecting people... about letting you be who you really are and letting that shine through.  i find it eternally fulfilling when i hear stories from you about how hangouts deepened your relationships… you've sent me stories of final interactions with loved ones in another part of the world over hangouts… of transitions from acquaintance, to friends, to engagement to moving miles and miles away to wedding bells… etc etc etc.

since our first release 3 years ago, you’ve pushed us to take hangouts to further and faster than i could have imagined.   along the way i’ve personally spoken with many of you.  you’ve blessed me personally with your stories, your feature requests, your feedback reports.  all gifts i cherish.

my son is a senior this year.  in a matter of months i know it will be time for him to leave home.  although my heart doesn't want to see that happen, my mind knows its time.  in a similar way, i look at hangouts as my family; the team here at google and all of you.  and although my heart tells me to stay, i know it’s time for me to try a new challenge outside of google.  with very bittersweet emotions, right after the thanksgiving break i’m starting a new adventure.  the thing that gives me most comfort, that lets me move on with a confidence, is the strength of the team here at google.

thank you for all your support, your passion, your friendship.

with deepest gratitude,
.chee
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Work great and like it on my phone but on my tablet I could get it to work both Samsung
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exciting end to our weekend...  our alaska flight 601 blew out two tires while landing.

pilots landed in about 3000 ft.  they said it usually takes about 7000.  

it was super bumpy, and the plane was tilting to the left, but we stayed on the runway.

biggest bummer was that we didn't get to exit via the slide!
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You don't want to use the slides, actually, they can cause minor injuries.   Remember, they're built to move people quickly, not perfectly.
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nice.  only thing they forgot was eliminating extraneous caps.
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These suggestions are about spending more time writing so readers can spend less time reading. Removing caps has the opposite effect. 
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For the first time in the 20 years that Amazon has allowed users to review products, the company is taking legal action against businesses it claims sells fake reviews to third-party sellers. The S...
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They're not concerned about humorous reviews; they're concerned about Amazon sellers that pay "straw man" fraudsters to "stuff the ballot box" with glowing reviews of their product.
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way to stand up, sony!

wish they had made it free or $.99 or something like that to maximize viewership....
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How bout negotiating the contract between multiple companies, PR for it, negotiating how it works with talent/their approval, also original movie theater deals usually prevent them from releasing it online so they had to bypass that, etc
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sweeeeet !
 
The Hangouts team is staying up late and getting ready for some fun news coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!
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How about not showing who is online on hangout anymore? Newest update is sickening.
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