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Torrey Hoffman
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Attended University of Victoria, Canada
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  • Google Seattle
    present
  • Google Switzerland
    Software Engineer, 2014
  • Amazon
  • Myrio
  • Lockdown Networks
  • Nobility Environmental Software Systems
  • Google Kirkland
    2007 - 2011
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Canadian Software Engineer living in Seattle.
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Born in California, but grew up in Penticton, BC, Canada.  Claire and I were married about 10 years ago, and have lived in the Seattle area since then, except for two years in Zurich, Switzerland. 

I studied Computer Science at the University of Victoria. I moved to the Seattle area in 2000, worked for several companies, and then Google since 2007.   I'm a founding member of Sustainable Kirkland, and a member of Mars Hill Church in Seattle.  
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If I was going to teach, this is how I'd want to try to do it.
 
The story of one man determined to teach third graders about binary by only asking them questions. The whole transcript of him asking questions and the third graders yelling back answers is great.
The following is a transcript of a teaching experiment, using the Socratic method, with a regular third grade class in a suburban elementary school. I present my perspective and views on the session, and on the Socratic method as a teaching tool, following the transcript.
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This is hilarious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lir4R5sRn7s

And I'm no Apple hater, I love my MBP.  It has ports ;-)
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Transit Directions FTW!
 
Got nine days to kill? Hop a train in John o’ Groats and step off in Vladivostok with #GoogleMaps Transit directions. goo.gl/wqmVDk
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I am tempted to do this.  :)
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3200 Point Place Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116
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Good post :)
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An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated. With apologies to Richard Scarry.
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I just signed the petition "President of the United States: Don't be torturing nobody on my account." on Change.org.

It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:

http://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-don-t-be-torturing-nobody-on-my-account?recruiter=782660&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

Thanks!
Mr. President and all in the United States Government, Many voices are still claiming that the government occasionally needs to "torture some folks" toward the end of saving American lives. The claims of torture's effectiveness at that goal are rather threadbare -- but, because some of you in the government still believe them anyway: I, the American citizen signing this petition, request you to please not go saving *my* life by torturing anyo...
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Is this a birthday suggestion?

Sent from my Nexus. Claire
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Seventh Heaven, Whistler, today. 
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+Kyle Igarashi organized a photo walk at Alki beach this afternoon. Can't believe how nice the weather is... I tried out my new Rokinon 500 mirror lens for the first time. I think it's pretty capable, but it is challenging to focus, and completely unforgiving of the tiniest camera shake.  The better pictures are from my autofocusing, faster lenses :-)
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Mirror lenses are crazy.
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My holiday travel packing algorithm:
1) Figure out what electronics I want to bring
2) Find their chargers
3) Spend an hour trying to work out the best assortment of chargers to bring, keeping in mind factors such as: limited number of power outlets available at in-laws' house, the fact that said outlets aren't grounded, the need to charge some things every night and other things only while actually in active use, the fact that some micro-usb chargers are better than others (but maybe only for certain devices) and the availability of USB ports in other devices which could also be used as possible power sources
4) Triage the chargers into "those I want available for plane / airport, especially in case of delays" and "those that can just go in my bag"
5) Pack all of the above
6) Throw some clothes into my bag at random
7) Run out the door
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Last night we were at Pacific Science Center for the Google Christmas party... The butterfly center is always amazing.
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We had a great dinner here. The food was really good, although portions were a bit small. I would suggest getting appetizers as well as a main course if you're looking for a substantial meal. Our server recommended a couple of wines and provided tastes, and we ended up with an excellent choice. Most of the wines are from the Pacific Northwest. Seated by the open kitchen, we enjoyed watching the chefs work. I had been concerned that sitting by the open kitchen would be too noisy for conversation, but it wasn't a problem. We will be back!
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reviewed 3 months ago
Exceptional service, very friendly! The food was very good, prices are fair. We had lettuce wraps, red curry chicken, Kra Prow with shrimp, a noodle salad and roti canai bread. It was all good, all four of us had different favorites. We will be back to explore the menu further!
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reviewed 4 months ago
Generous servings and fresh food. Will eat here again.
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Hansen was recommended to us by friends, and we were very satisfied. They moved us quickly and efficiently without damaging anything, and were well organized. I would recommend them.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Honestly good beer and food. Real beer, too, not just the usual pathetic, mass-produced pilsners that are sadly so common in Switzerland. And there's a view!
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reviewed a year ago
Delicious (and inexpensive) Libyan food and friendly service in a casual setting. Interesting decoration.
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