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Eric Nguyen
Works at Flux Factory
Attended Harvard University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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A few beautiful things from Burning Man 2015
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Google Deep Dream of a Michaelangelo Buonarratti piece (http://store.vangoghgallery.com/showprint.aspx?pid=680624)
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Sunset on the roof.
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Some neat pieces from Sean Newport, showing at the new Alite store in the Mission. Each did really intricate things with the shadows from the overhead lighting.
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Trying out my new Mitakon Speedmaster 0.95
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The last week has been a blur, with Battle Blimps production and play testing at full throttle. Now that there are just a few days left in this campaign, it's time to get back to raising funds!

We're asking you to help with this final push by helping us boost the campaign on Facebook. Each of you has a different network, so this really helps. So please, post on your wall today. Example: "Battle Blimps is in its final fundraising push, with just $2000 and two days left to go!  Have you seen this project yet?  Check it out and donate at their Indiegogo page: http://igg.me/at/battle-blimps ."

* Updates: Full Play Testing, Live Fire Testing *

It was amazing to see how easily people picked up the controls for Battle Blimps at Saturday's fundraiser (hosted by our friends at the Airpusher and Brainlove crews). The software, batteries, and wireless all held up flawlessly for two hours of continuous play. It didn't take long for a large crowd to gather, and soon people were coming from all directions, wide-eyed and wanting to know how everything worked. False Profit Labs is all about these From Wow to How moments!

For obvious reasons, we couldn't fly hydrogen balloons at the event, but the next day we did a full test on two hydrogen-filled PLA balloons with live ignitors. See the video below for what happened :)

* Volunteers out in Force *

Speaking of PLA balloons, we're making hundreds of these for Burning Man, tweaking software, and building parts of the Battle Blimps Aerodrome. Over the last week, we've had over a dozen volunteers come by to help out. If you're interested in coming by, let us know! We can use people with any number of skills.
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Priceless planning meeting.
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<3 Hugs at all of you!
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Looks like lots of fun...so many cute kittens too.
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  • Flux Factory
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  • Google
  • Samasource.org
  • Instructables.com
  • Merced Systems
  • Isomorphic Software
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Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo - Princeton, NJ - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Hanoi, Vietnam - Cambridge, MA
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I'm now at Google, designing and engineering user interfaces for a Google.org project called Earth Engine.

From my former bio at Samasource.org:

Eric Nguyen, Vice President of Product Management : Eric has been building products for the web for over ten years, ever since the business plan competitions of his undergraduate years. Since then, he has helped grow five start ups in the Bay Area. These include Merced Systems (enterprise software for call centers) and Instructables.com (fun, user-generated content, acquired by Autodesk in 2011). At the same time, Eric has always been a part-time social entrepreneur. Squeezed into sabbaticals, nights, and weekends, he has used his technology experience to address social inequities that he sees in the world. He has developed records management systems for a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a school in Vietnam, and has helped several non-profits maintain an online presence. He joined Samasource to help achieve its major goal: to bring digital work and skills to the next billion. Eric received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
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No-frills spot in the Mission with delicious pescatarian and vegetarian options. Great value, and an undiscovered spot to get 4-5 people together for brunch without a wait.
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Went and saw a thought-provoking exhibit. The space is just one floor, but it's inexpensive (4 euros I think) and quick to go in and out to see a few dozen works quickly.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful views of the city if you summit the park, and some examples of Gaudi's work. However, go to Mount Tibidabo instead for even more stunning views. And of course Gaudi's masterwork is the Sagrada Familia.
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Though it misses some interesting narratives about Picasso's life, the museum is a must-see in Barcelona.
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Lovely views of the Cathedral. But of course you want to go inside.
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Neat mission and lovely space, but the food was only okay and while I was there, I saw a waiter drop a whole tray of wine glasses and a beer bottle onto a neighboring table. One guy was picking shards of glass out of his hands and there wasn't even an apology!
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"basic" sets expectations low, but this quirky hotel is full of well-designed little features and moments. We had a great time and felt really at home at the same time.
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