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Are you a high school student interested in Computer Science?

Applications are now open for +Google Students Computer Science Summer Institute and the Generation Google Scholarship.  

Read more about both programs below and apply today. http://googleforstudents.blogspot.com/2015/01/applications-are-now-open-for-googles.html
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Ready to Make History?

+Ancestry.com is immediately hiring 38 people in our member services center in Provo! Open House tomorrow (Saturday) or apply online (below) for consideration before our class starts on November 10th.  See http://bit.ly/ancestry-hiring-events for more details!  Please forward or share! 

Besides great health benefits, awesome perks like reduced lunch, free sodas and breakfast daily, all employees get FREE world explorer Ancestry accounts, discounts on DNA kids and other genealogical services and get to "Make History" while doing good work. 

APPLY: https://www.facebook.com/Ancestry.com?v=app_404596412628
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Today in 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress, the U.S. Postal Service was established! And who doesn't love getting snail mail these days?

Expert Amy Johnson Crow talks about postmasters (and postmistresses!) found in our records: http://ancstry.me/1osIqBZ
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Ok, I'd like a drone now.
 
Here is a cool video of an unmanned aerial vehicle flying through the fireworks last night. Risky, possibly illegal, but worth it.

Enjoy.
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That awkward moment when you see someone pull out a Windows Phone and you immediately doubt all their decision-making capabilities.
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True. True.
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I think that Jamie Hyneman is my spirit animal....
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Just beautiful! World's largest live nativity and incredible song (free download) http://goo.gl/7VIJ13 (also, my kids were some of the background angels! I mean, they are angels anyway, but they're in this video too) #proudfather  

Also, watch the second video. It's very moving and it's true. Christmas is so much more than just a day or a holiday or even time with family. It's about Christ and all of our Father, and a gift so precious it cannot be measured. #sharethegift  
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How do you find purpose in your work? Here's an interesting graph and my thoughts on why it may not really represent reality. http://bit.ly/XUIy3k
 
What do you think of this graph from Todd Russell? I like this. It appeals to me that finding purposeful work is a combination of these areas. Does this accurately represent how Personally, I wonder if the range for the star in the middle is too small. It…
What do you think of this graph from Todd Russell? I like this. It appeals to me that finding purposeful work is a combination of these areas. Does this ac tags: purposeful_work; modified: August 10, 2014
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Help me share this??

I watched some people's Fourth of July weekend come to a terrible conclusion Saturday morning when several cars collided at the Provo Center Street on-ramp to I-15 on Saturday morning. There seem to be violent accidents at this location once a month or more, with little improvement being done to make this intersection safer. 

How can this be improved? Help me draw attention to this problem especially to the Utah DOT, i-15 Core project and the Provo Mayor. Please share this and comment: http://bit.ly/I15-provo-dangerous-onramp 

And BE CAREFUL if you enter or exit Provo at Center Street!
Mayor Curtis: I double-dog dare you to post this or discuss this on your blog... perhaps with your Provo on Instagram postings? How can you help us get attention to this dangerous intersection!?? T...
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I'd go the other way. #justsayin #stickfiguresinperil
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Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition / Recruiting
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  • Ancestry.com Inc.
    Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition (Recruiting), 2014 - present
  • Fusion IO
    Senior Recruiter, 2012 - 2014
  • Novell
    Senior Recruiter, 2009 - 2012
  • SUSE Linix
    Senior Recruiter, 2009 - 2012
  • NetIQ
    Senior Recruiter, 2011 - 2012
  • Attachmate
    Senior Recruiter, 2011 - 2012
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Husband, Dad, Recruitinator, Geek. Mormon. Smart-Alec. Oh, and Senior Manager of Recruiting at Ancestry.com.

Want to be notified of new jobs in Utah? Follow +UtahTechJobs

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  • Geeks who grew up to be awesome.
  • Techy nerds who can set their mom's VCR's (or replace VCRs with Netflix over GoogleTV...)
  • Utah! BYU, UtahTech
  • Gadget Geeks
  • Social Media Personalities, Bloggers, Tweeters
  • Recruiters, Utah recruiters
  • Freedom Preparatory Academy (Provo), Public Charter School Advocates
  • People who are nice, Mormons, etc.
Are you looking for technical work in Utah? Circle my page +UtahTechJobs.com

I'm a Senior Technical Recruiter for Fusion-io, a pioneer of a new storage memory platform that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a data center by moving process-critical, or active data closer to the CPU where it is processed.

I have worked for Novell and Attachmate corporation (and sister companies NetIQ and SUSE Linux) and prior to that FamilyLink, EnticeLabs (now Neutron Interactive), Omniture (now Adobe) and SOS Technical. 

I learned the power of (and respect for) blogging and social online dialogue when I posted Why Do Geeks Hate Recruiters in 2006 at UtahTechJobs.com. I'm still trying to live up to what I learned there. 

I also blog about technology, gadgets, networking, business and awesome (shiny!) things at ConnectedWell.

I'm also a Governing Board member at Freedom Academy Public Charter School in Provo, Utah

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