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Software Engineer at Urban Airship with a diverse engineering background and a love for building cool things. Avidly pursues projects involving mobile software development, open source hardware, bluetooth low energy, quantified self, ardupilot and more.
Starting the day with exercise, especially calming, contemplative, and primarily self guided activities like yoga, weight training and hiking is something that's extremely simple yet greatly understated in it's importance, esp. for young students. Traditional PE tends to lack this kind of activity.
Reminds me of a great piece on 60 minutes that outlines the success of PE as an educational cornerstone: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57601857/a-school-driven-by-phys-ed/