Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Foreign Languages, International Relations, Online Media
Native New Yorker that moved out to Honolulu in August 06. For my day job, I consult at a DoD research institute on Asian politics (apcss.org) located in Waikiki regarding some of their online initiatives.
Nights and weekends I help out on yabla.com - a site for language learning through online video - that I started back in New York with some colleagues who work on it full-time while I'm out here.
Past experience is primarily in the field of international relations. I've served as an election observer in Indonesia, East Timor, and Ethiopia and worked on financial sector modernization in developing countries.
No Ultimate, sigh. Truth be told, I'm not even very good at throwing an Aerobie, I just really like it :)
When I was about to graduate from college, I was sitting in my dorm room feeling totally clueless about what comes next when I saw my Aerobie propped against the wall. So I looked them up and emailed them begging for a job... and there I was for my first year out of college!
We used french.yabla to learn a bit of the language before going to Madagascar. Its a great app - easily the best language learning site I've seen. I also discovered a great new artist while watching the videos.
Sorry to jump into the conversation but I couldn't help notice that you guys were talking about a Spanish website! lomastv.com looks really cool and it is a great way to practice your Spanish AND create awareness about the different accents that we have (I am a native Spanish speaker).
Awesome Gabe, like to hear that chi.mp is spreading...We will be in NY on the 15th-19th and doing a big event with path101 and nextNY ( http://shakeshack.nextny.org ) if you have any friends that want to come and hang out, please feel free to forward the invite.