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Stephen Lau
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Attended UC San Diego (MS)
Lives in Oakland, California
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Wesley at this year's YouTube Take Your Child To Work Day.
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Sad.  I think most of the comments I've had for +Virginia Poltrack revolve around me wishing I had just 1% of the creativity and ability that she has.

Haters gonna hate and all that.  But jealous hating trolls on the Internet are like the saddest form of shower scum.
 
These are some of the comments / messages people have sent to me. This problem is not unique to me. But consider if someone doesn't respond to you or reach out, it's because this is what they've experienced in the past. No one owes you anything, and you don't have a right to anyone's attention. Just because this isn't YOUR experience doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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+Stephen Lau​ thanks for that ❤️!!!!! 
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That outfit is outrageously awesome. 
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monster in the closet.
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Tickle monster..... Raaaawr!!!
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I need some super awesome Android and iOS engineers to join my team at YouTube.  Interested?  PM me.

Free hugs.  Unless you're not into that.  Then maybe just eternal gratitude and all the snacks you can eat from the microkitchen.
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Just need to finish my Udacity course :-)
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THIS IS THE DROID I WAS LOOKING FOR!

h/t to the amazing +Virginia Poltrack for hooking me up with her latest creation.

I should also add that this is the first time I've seen one of her leaf paintings in person.  It's incredible how much depth and realism there is.  It's almost more amazing than the Droid itself.
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so awesome!!!
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Welp.  I'm two for two in failed startups now.  I was (and continue to be) a huge fan of Rdio; so it's sad to see it go out with a whimper like this.  
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What was the other failed startup, +Stephen Lau?
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Amazon banning AppleTV/Chromecast/Nexus Player from their store because they don't support Prime/Instant Video would be like Google banning the Kindle app from the Play Store because the Kindle e-reader doesn't support Google Play Books.
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+Marco Nelissen Well Google does have Google Play Music app available for BOTH Android and iOS, Microsoft Groove is available for Android, iOS, and Windows. +Anthony Lee probably just assumed that Google would have a Google Play Music app for Windows.
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Don't call it a 911: Porsche spent much of its presentation at this evening's Volkswagen Group press conference talking about the new 911, yes, but the real news is the Mission E — an all-electric...
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+Paul Jacobs Nope!
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Cider making (and tasting!) class at Love Apple Farm taught by Rider Ranch Ciderworks.
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Delicious hokkaido butter corn miso ramen at Ramen Shop in Oakland.  This, their monterey squid fried rice, and the Old Golden cocktail are deeeeelicious.
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Work
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Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead/Manager
Employment
  • YouTube
    Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead/Manager, 2015 - present
    Working on something different.
  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead, 2011 - 2015
    Built Google Glass.
  • Rdio
    Senior Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Songbird
    Developer Advocate, Software Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Sun Microsystems
    Member Technical Staff, 2003 - 2007
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Oakland, California
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Los Altos, California - San Diego, California - Aldershot, United Kingdom - Fleet, United Kingdom
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Introduction
Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead/Manager at YouTube.

Prior to YouTube, I helped build Google Glass.

Previously worked at Rdio, Songbird, and Sun Microsystems.

Graduated from UC San Diego.  Twice.  I liked the burritos that much.

Born in England to parents who are undoubtedly bitterly disappointed that I can't speak Chinese.  But I made up for it by giving one of my dogs a Chinese name.

I live in Oakland with my wife Wendy, my kids Wesley & Emma, and my beagle Mochi.
Education
  • UC San Diego (MS)
    Parallel & High Performance Computing, 2001 - 2003
  • UC San Diego (BS)
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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  • Monument Valley
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Soccer / Football news, scores, stats, and features from the world's leading soccer website, ESPN Soccernet.

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MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device.If you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry a

Project Glass
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Thoughts, designs, and stories.

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Accelerometer & Gyro Tutorial
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Introduction This guide is intended to everyone interested in in using Accelerometers and Gyroscopes as well as combination IMU devices (Ine

Netflix
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Supports Android 2.2-4.x in the USA, Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland. Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching

Rdio
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Unlimited music, everywhere. This is a complete redesign and rewrite of Rdio for Android. Rdio is the best way to discover, play and share m

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Fantastic purchasing experience here. Max Rivadeneira was great to work with, and got me a great price on an awesome car (2014 QX60). Would definitely purchase with Infiniti of Oakland again.
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