Poor John! He is on the road interviewing on his 21st Birthday – away from his friends.
He has had quite an impact on this community, so lets all make sure we give his spirits a lift today! (Kind of a virtual Birthday Party – make him feel at home)
So… it would be awesome if we all took a few minutes to send him an e-Hallmark - or even just a short email wishing him a Happy! You can find his email address on the 229 page here: http://www.team229.org/about/roster/2
Thanks! No one should be away from home on thier 21st!!!
Wu-hu now he can buy!!! Just not for minors nobody should do that and if you must drink and drive drink Pepsi! Anywho happy b-day John my best of wishes for you over your next 21 years and 21 robots! Tough luck being away on your birthday though
The trip to Pittsburgh was interesting.
I basically spent 24 hours on the road, and it happened to coincide with my birthday. The interviews went very well, and it was a very positive experience. I got back to CU about 9PM EST and as we’re walking into the building, Chris Carnevale says “John… I want you to remember, I had NOTHING to do with this.”
So I walk upstairs, and Chris is snickering… following me to my room. He subtley suggests I should check chief delphi… and what do I find??
I knew there was doin’s a transpir’in… but I really didn’t expect this.
First off, someone on Team 20 happened to wander into CD today, and then showed my father (20’s head engineer), who got a TREMENDOUS kick out of this. So yeah… you’ve made my parents very happy (and highly amused).
Secondly, I think everyone got a huge kick out of this… so I’m glad I could be of some amusement to all of you.
(15-20 phonecalls between 11:30 and midnight?)
(30+ IMs/Emails when I got back?)
Thirdly, never inspire Aidan Browne to do ANYTHING. He’s easier to be friends with when he’s bored. Aidan buddy, I love ya man… but you WILL pay for this.
Ohh… and I can’t forget Amanda Morrison. I have something special in store for you. Be Afraid.
So thank you all for making this day special. I really am ALWAYS very surprised by community outpourings like this, and I really do appreciate it. You guys rock!
PS - I’m just a poor college robot nerd… I’m definitely not buying.