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Susan Rambo
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Good find
Susan Rambo   3/28/2014 11:53:41 AM
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Hi Junko, thanks for the travel tip -- i love the idea that these engineers got together to make a meeting place for themselves and others.

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Re: Good find
baybal   3/28/2014 1:49:30 PM
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>Besides, the cappuccino could pass for Starbucks.

People were always finding it funny that a real starbucks decided to open an outlet just behind the corner

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Re: Good find
Susan Rambo   3/28/2014 1:52:43 PM
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@baybal: People were always finding it funny that a real starbucks decided to open an outlet just behind the corner. 

Would it be ironic to encourage Chinese engineers to support local coffee house?


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Re: Good find
rick merritt   3/28/2014 2:04:43 PM
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Sounds like a must see...and I think Silicon Valley needs one too.

Of course we are all well outfitted here. My son now works as a contractor in Google's You Tube HQ in San Bruno where he showed me the polished industrial-strength expresso machine just a few feet from his cube. He's still trying to figure out how to use it.

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Re: Good find
Susan Rambo   3/28/2014 2:15:06 PM
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Speaking of coffee, i just spoke with Kirk Laney, CEO of ams, and he was describing the color sensor they make that will go in Keurig coffee makers to detect fake Keurig coffee pods. Coffee is serious business.

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Re: Good find
junko.yoshida   3/28/2014 2:20:35 PM
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@rick, an industrial strength express machine in your office? Wow. Things have progressed!

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Re: Good find
junko.yoshida   3/28/2014 2:22:39 PM
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but seriously, I find it interesting (and sweet) engineers in Shanghai seeking for a place to hang out for themselves. Beyond your cubicles, beyond a kitchen of your office, people need to get out...and find the place where they all know you.

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Re: Good find
daleste   3/28/2014 6:15:26 PM
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Junko, thank you for the look inside this coffee shop.  When I first started, some of us talked about opening a bar across the street for after work.  It would have been more like Cheers, but I doubt we would have had a 3D printer or a projector.  You would have to write your ideas on the cocktail napkin.

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Re: Good find
junko.yoshida   3/28/2014 6:25:54 PM
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Ha ha, daleste. Yes, they are pretty well equipped over there. But, why not, I would love to go to a bar across the street for after work. That's everyone's dream, isn't it?

daleste
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Re: Good find
daleste   3/28/2014 6:52:46 PM
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We used to solve all of the worlds problems at happy hour after work, but we never could remember the solutions the next day...

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Re: Good find
junko.yoshida   3/28/2014 6:53:58 PM
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i know the feeling! somebody has to keep those napkins!

daleste
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daleste   3/28/2014 7:37:14 PM
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Seems like the napkins always went thru the wash in my pants pockets.

junko.yoshida
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Re: Good find
junko.yoshida   3/28/2014 7:39:46 PM
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I bet your wife loved that.... (I hate when my husband doesn't clear his pant's pocket!)

daleste
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daleste   3/28/2014 7:46:17 PM
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Actually, I was single in those days, so I only had myself to blame.

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IC Cafe in Beijing and Shenzhen, too?
junko.yoshida   3/29/2014 12:49:54 AM
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If I am not mistaken, I think I've heard that there is Beijing IC Coffee Club; and another one in Shenzhen. 

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Wall of heroes
Susan Rambo   3/29/2014 7:10:06 PM
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The wall of engineering heroes is a nice touch. They even have Hedy Lamarr. When she died, my boss taped her obit to his office door (yes, he had a real door to a real office.)

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junko.yoshida   3/29/2014 8:02:39 PM
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I am glad you noticed it, Susan. Yep, that was the first thing that caught my eye, too, when I saw that wall of their heroes! Nice touch.

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Multidisciplinary approach
_hm   3/30/2014 9:07:01 AM
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That is very good effort. I may like to add following. We have similar club, but we meet thrice a month at differnt locations, due to limited time. Also, we encourage all discipline to get involved. For success, you need to have finance, HR, all engineering discplines to get involved. We also have brief talk about some success story.

 

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Re: Multidisciplinary approach
junko.yoshida   3/31/2014 11:33:15 AM
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Nice! _hm, where is that happening?



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