Top scientists perfect video trailer with Spot Trender to promote research

July 25,2013 – Mountain View, California. Rick Nguyen advised top international scientists on how to make compelling promotional video for their research. Background: Project PoSSUM has partnered with NASA to use imaging and remote sensing techniques from commercial, reusable suborbital space vehicles to study noctilucent clouds, which can answer critical questions about our climate. In …

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Optimus Space featured in Silicon Valley Space Center Press Release

Optimus Space, a solution Rick Nguyen originated with Alex Luebke to save lives during disaster situation was featured on Silicon Valley Space Center Press: What happens in an emergency when the power goes out either here or in space? Optimus Space to the Rescue. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and inflatable structures for use in …

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Video workshop for PROSSAT team at NASA Ames

July 10, 2013. Mountain View, California. Rick Nguyen is invited by Dr. Sean Casey, CEO at Silicon Valley Space Center to conduct a hand-0n workshop for NASA’s PROSSAT team. Topics covered: Correlation between promotional skill and probability of funding. How to pitch scientific research in strategic context to make audience care. Case studies on successful …

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Recap: Effective agile developement talk at Coding Dojo

Recap from Feb 20,2013 talk at Codingdojo.co: Agile software development is superior than Waterfall because high speed and adaptability. Agilemanifestor.org said it best, quote: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan I gave a bunch of real life …

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Speaking at SJSU about entrepreneurship and technical management

Rick Nguyen spoke at San Jose State University (SJSU) with cofounder Christopher South about entrepreneurship and technical management February 23rd 2013 . Time: 630-730PM Location: Room BBC 320. Main ideas: Importance of Grit in entrepreneurship. Fail quietly, often, and cheaply. Keep moving forward and make decisions based on data. How to vet technical cofounders: Show …

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