Profile

Cover photo
Edward Sun
Worked at Google
Attended University of Waterloo
Lived in Toronto + GTA
199 followers|17,131 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



#andthen    
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Shut up and take my money.
 
We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

+Babak Parviz +Steve Lee +Sebastian Thrun
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Many places in and around San Francisco
unused plural form
Edward Sun's photos
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Alza courtyard from B1950-4 balcony :D
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
When I was young, I really liked playing with Legos, and eventually got some "expert builder" ones you can actually make just about anything out of (now often called technic). In college I built an inkjet printer out of these Legos and some electronics I built.

But this is amazing -- whole working robotic human hand out of Legos! What amazing mechanical Lego creations have you seen?
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mission Dolores Park
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
199 people
Christian Lassonde's profile photo
Johnew Zhang's profile photo
Ramya Ramakrishnan's profile photo
Bart Plovie's profile photo
Eric Ho's profile photo
Kam Ganesan's profile photo
Jonah Chevrier's profile photo

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice choice of music! I love you Kina Grannis.
 
Thank you +Kina Grannis for allowing us to use your music in our announcement this morning. I can't get this song out of my head now ;-)
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun changed his profile photo.

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
Beautiful sunset today along the San Francisco Bay at North Shoreline. If the weather stays like this, I'll be doing interval training more often here from now on.
unused plural form
Edward Sun's photos
1
Add a comment...

Edward Sun

Shared publicly  - 
 
unused plural form
Edward Sun's photos
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
199 people
Christian Lassonde's profile photo
Johnew Zhang's profile photo
Ramya Ramakrishnan's profile photo
Bart Plovie's profile photo
Eric Ho's profile photo
Kam Ganesan's profile photo
Jonah Chevrier's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineering Intern, 2012
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Toronto + GTA - Shenyang - Haicheng - Beijing - Shanghai - San Francisco Bay Area
Links
YouTube
Other profiles
Contributor to
Story
Introduction
Laughter is an international pastime.

Carl Sagan in the Pale Blue Dot (Voyager 1's photograph of the Earth 6 million kilometers away):

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

[...]

To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

Education
  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Science, 2010 - 2015
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Business Administration, 2010 - 2015
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Ed, Eddie
Edward Sun's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
EveryFace – caricature for all
market.android.com

New concept of face character making application, “Every face” has launched!!! When you try to take a photo for yourself, the angle and ever

Kaizena (Voice Comments)
chrome.google.com

The best place to help students improve their work.

Redefine the Feedback Process with Kaizena
www.teq.com

Back in May, we posted about improving feedback with an app for Google Drive called Voice Comments. Since its release, this useful tool has

VideoNot.es
www.videonot.es

The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
www.google.com

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Baserunner Caught In Rundown Bites Cyanide Capsule To Avoid Falling Into...
www.onionsportsnetwork.com

SEATTLE—In order to avoid capture by the visiting Minnesota Twins Thursday, Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez bit down on his team-

David Ortiz Terrified After Hearing About Red Sox Bats Coming Alive | Th...
www.onionsportsnetwork.com

BOSTON—During last Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, designated hitter David Ortiz was reportedly horrified by manager Terry Fran

Cleveland Enters Second Month Of Complete Silence So As Not To Jinx Indi...
www.onionsportsnetwork.com

CLEVELAND—The entire population of Cleveland continued its two-month-long silent streak Saturday, opting to remain completely still so as no

U.S. Rating Cut by S&P on Deficit Reduction Pact
bloom.bg

The U.S. had its AAA credit rating downgraded for the first time by Standard & Poor’s on concern spending cuts agreed on by lawmakers to

Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball
baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com

Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball. Create or join a MLB league and manage your team with FREE live scoring, stats, scouting reports, news, and expert

National Hurricane Center
www.nhc.noaa.gov

Search by city or zip code. Press enter or select the go button to submit request. Local forecast by "City, St" or "ZIP"

Official Google Blog
googleblog.blogspot.com

*Almost 90 percent reported regularly using the web to keep in touch with friends and family *Over half use a smartphone, and over half own

Facebook Inc: NASDAQ:FB quotes & news - Google Finance
www.google.com

Get detailed financial information on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) including real-time stock quotes, historical charts & financial news, all

China Agrees To Erase Portion Of U.S. Debt If Americans Dress Up In Cost...
www.theonion.com

BEIJING—In what it's describing as a magnanimous gesture toward an economy in decline, the Chinese government announced Monday it would

Like vs Plus
likevsplus.com

Let the battle begin! facebook like vs google plus one