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Only some of my friends will get all of these, but most of you will get at least some of these!
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Congrats to +Peter Ma​ - well done sir!
 
What happens when a coder mixes an Intel Edison board with Intel #RealSense technology? In at least one case, the potential of saving lives and a $25,000 grand prize!

Congrats to Intel Software Innovator +Peter Ma and his team for winning a recent AT&T Hackathon

http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2015/01/22/att-introduces-m2x-to-ease-internet-of-things-development/
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and at the same hackathon: the Intel grand prize of $10k. The AT&T prize for connected car of $10k, and one other $5k prize from an API vendor.  Using Intel technology in creative ways at hackathons pays.
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I love idea like this!
 
HACK THE (keurig) PLANET!

I received the gift of coffee at Christmas, but with my Keurig 2.0 machine that locks out all brands except the ones it has business relationships with, I'm unable to brew it. Unless...

1-Swear because this coffee brews fine in Keurig 1.0 machines
2-Cut lid off authorized product
3-Tape it to top of unauthorized product
4-Brew
5-Spike with rum and celebrate your hackiness
6-Keep the lid to use again later
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I get pleasure out of the process of making a good cup of coffee rather than fast fooding it. I use a hand grinder, locally roasted beans, and an Aeropress. 
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This is worth saving and sharing! Very cool!!
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Welcome home! More improv in the future??
 
I am now working as a Realtor for Keller Williams Sonoran Living in Scottsdale, Arizona! 
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I'm heading out for my next #RealSense Hacker Lab, wish me luck!
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Congrats to my friend +Lee Bamber
 
Launch Day With A New Name
It's the day we've been working towards, looking forward to and also dreading, the day we announced our Steam launch of GameGuru, the new face of game creation and our new home for the next decade.  I could not sum it up better than the press released from ...
It's the day we've been working towards, looking forward to and also dreading, the day we announced our Steam launch of GameGuru, the new face of game creation and our new home for the next decade.  I could not sum it up bett...
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For my coder friends, some humor for the weekend!
 
Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he couldn't get arrays[]. #devhumor
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One of the coolest things I've ever seen. Need to check if Pluto ACTUALLY his that fast! 
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What is Plex kind sir?
 
Thank you all for being so awesome! As a small token of appreciation, we've put our apps on sale this week. Available at app stores until 11/30!
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Dear friends, FYI, I broke my phone yesterday, so I'll be a little out of touch until I get that resolved, hopefully today...
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My phone still works; However the screen is cracked when I forgot it was in my side pocket as I leaned against the engine block of a Cub Cadet changing the broken starter motor. I suspect it's only a matter of time before the touch screen develops dead spots.
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This was an AWESOME Birthday gift I got from someone that knows me so very well... If it doesn't look familiar, it is a doll version of one of my favorite characters from a game I enjoy playing (DOTA 2). I feel lucky to have friends that know me well and support me fully! Thanks to all that sent me birthday wishes, there were all MUCH appreciated!
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A Geek Among Geeks ~ Living Life to the Fullest & Laughing Whenever Possible
Introduction
I am the Nerd Herder for the Intel RealSense Community, which means I reach out to influential developers and help them get to know our wonderful 3D Camera Technology & what it can do for them! Prior to that, I headed the global marketing efforts behind Intel's HTML5 & Tizen communities, pulling in developers from all over the world to learn more about what we had to offer. This are the things I did after coming to Intel's software group, after leaving Intel's Embedded effort, which is the ≈$1B+ that Intel earns from things that aren't a "smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or server." I was the Social Media Strategist owning the Embedded Community (both Blogs & Forum areas), FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, coordinating all of the Embassadors, and any social media support desired at trade shows.

I grew up the eldest son in a blue collar family of a French immigrant in a small town in New England.  From my teenage years on, I spent many summers and weekends helping my father in every aspect of construction from clearing the land, pouring foundations, framing houses, to roofing, and everything in between.  After high school, I was lucky enough to receive an appointment to the US Naval Academy, where I got a BS in Physics with a focus on Quantum Mechanics & Nuclear Systems.

My initial 4 years in the Navy was going through the Naval Nuclear Power Pipeline & then serving as a Submarine Officer on board the USS Santa Fe as the Electrical Assistant, Reactor Controls Assistant, and finally the Weapons Department Assistant Department Head responsible for the Sonar Systems, Fire Control Systems, and Torpedoes.  As a lieutenant, I earned both the "Order of the Ditch" from changing home port from Groton, CT where it was built to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and "Golden Shellback" from crossing the equator at the International Date Line on the way to Hong Kong.  After his submarine tour, LT Mantion reported for duty to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, also near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and owned the $50 million "relocation" project responsible for moving the entire team from Ford Island to its current home on Pearl City Peninsula. I left the Navy in the spring of 1999 and headed to California.

My first civilian job was as a Product Marketing Engineer for a small chip company near Monterey, CA.  After learning all I could about semiconductors, I was hired to be a Senior Analyst for In-Stat, covering a wide range of topics from Network Processors to Switch Fabrics to Online Gaming.  After a 1 month transition to Principal Analyst for ABI Research, I accepted a position focusing on Switch Fabrics for Intel.  After that effort was defunded, I worked in technical marketing for the Embedded Group and was the originator and chief technical consultant behind the popular "Intel® Chopper" that was launched at ESC in 2007.  From there, Eric moved on and spent several years as a Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst, before becoming the chief evangelist behind the "MARK/ARK" project which become Intel's fastest growing and most loved website in 2009.

You can follow me at:

@CaptGeek

http://www.facebook.com/emantion

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericmantion

In whatever spare time I have, I love working out, tinkering with computers, dabbling with Linux, and playing video games (especially DOTA 2)
Bragging rights
Naval Achievement Medal (Twice), Expert Marksman (Pistol & Rifle), Quoted in multiple publications (WSJ, EETimes, NY Post, etc.), Lover of Coffee, and probably, the 1st Spammer at the US Naval Academy (unconfirmed), and over 80% human...
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Nerd Herder
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Creativity, Strategy, Leadership, Consulting, Marketing, Comedy, A REALLY loud voice
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  • Intel Corporation
    Nerd Herder, 2014 - present
  • Intel Corporation
    Community Strategist, 2011 - 2014
  • Intel Corporation
    Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2011
  • Intel Corporation
    Strategic Visionary, 2007 - 2009
  • Intel Corporation
    Technology Evangelist, 2005 - 2007
  • In-Stat
    Senior Analyst, 2001 - 2005
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