In January 2010, I interned in the RIM (BlackBerry) RF Lab. My job was to run around from 9 to 3 doing tests for the 10 engineers in the group. When I finished early, I got to work with an RF Engineer named George, who was developing a DC-DC converter circuit to pass upcoming hearing-aid-compatibility (HAC) regulations. I always finished early, and together we ended up building this.
It was the most fun I’d ever had at work. We were solving a problem, it was incredibly hard, and everyone in the lab was on the same team competing against our rivals in the world. It felt more real than everything I had done .
That same work-term, I heard that a friend of mine got into this residence called VeloCity. At the time, no one really knew it as this place where you build startups. I applied mainly for the air conditioning.
As I’ve written elsewhere, it’s been an incredible experience...
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