Entries from September 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Apple Club presentation @ 同济大学 (Tongji Unveristy) Shanghai

Song Shuo, a fellow intern at Google, invited me to give a presentation to the Apple club at his University, Tongji Uniersity.  The club focuses on bringing Apple developers within the school together to work on projects.  The club helps sponsor scholarships to send members to events around the world.  Song has attended WWDC two [...]

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Bike Rides

This was the last weekend Christophe was in town.  Alex and I had planned to have a mellow Friday night in anticipation of his going away celebration on Saturday night.  However, being the influential person he is Christophe managed to convince us into going out for dinner.  “I guess the party is starting early” I [...]

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

今天我买了一辆自行车. Today I bought a Bike.

Today I bought a bike.  I may be the happiest 外国人 in 上海.
One of the most attractive things about moving to Shanghai was buying a bike and riding around the city.
The story begins the night prior when Alex and I happened across an electric scooter shop.  I thought perhaps they knew where to buy bicycles.  [...]

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Hefei Lu & Shunchang Lu: The Hangout

Yesterday we went back to the street corner from Friday. I can’t believe how receptive everyone is to us hanging out and chatting.
The scene on the corner is far from still.  There is constant commotion of cars coming through, people walking by.  A couple times a night a street sweeper comes through and all the [...]

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Shanghai Day One

The flight was amazingly calm, both in the air and in my mind.  To be honest, my lack of emotion surprised me.  I did not feel nervous.  I did not even feel excited.  I simply felt ready.  The anticipation had been so long coming that being on the plane was a relief.  Today I made [...]

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Hello Google & Hello Shanghai, a brief history

I now live in Shanghai, China.  I’m here to spend 3 months as an engineering intern at Google.
It all started with an experimental class at the University of Washington.  The class was called “Problem Solving on Large Scale Clusters” (course website).  The class was an academic outreach initiated by Google to help spread awareness of [...]