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KingDuken

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I'm in my mid 20s and I work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a Hardware IoT (Internet of Things) Engineer. At my company, I work on customer issues, develop and verify new products, write some code for automated machine configuration, collaborate with product management and marketing to see what technologies to integrate for customer needs, talk with vendors to see if they can supply a viable solution to our products, write out specifications for our products, and create a lot of block diagrams. I write a lot of Python scripts at work and use the RESTful and Redfish APIs when communicating to systems... I am very good with Python and C++.

My career goal is to one day work at NASA, just like my grandfather, who was an electrical engineer for the flight navigational system for the Gemini and Apollo missions. He is the sole reason why I am an engineer today. I hope to, one day, follow his footsteps and send people to Mars.

Outside of engineering but with some science, I have an interest in artificial intelligence, microbiology, neurology, cybernetics, applied mathematical algorithms, and computer science. I have picked up a few things about quantum mechanics and relativity, though I wouldn't say that I'm exactly the best source of information for that.

For interests outside of engineering and science, I am learning how to use photoshop. I want to be able to draw things about space, sci-fi, or fantasy. With music, I studied some music theory in high school and I played piano and trombone. During my spare time, I watch anime, sometimes play video games, hangout with friends and family, learn how to code particular things, and read textbooks.


Recommended Reads (to make you a better human)

  • To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski
  • The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture by John Lienhard
  • Crucial Conversation Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, et. al
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter

Some Quotes

  • "Always treat people kindly. You don't know what the other person is going through in their lives. We all struggle with hardships all the time in our lives so don't pretend that their life is perfect to justify our negativity." - KingDuken

  • "Love your neighbor as yourself." - Jesus of Nazareth

  • "Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." - Ellen DeGeneres

  • "When you base your expectations only on what you see, you blind yourself to the possibilities of a new reality." - Zaheer (from Avatar: Legend of Korra)

  • "I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer." - Stephen Hawking

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