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ESP Biography



SCOTT MEYER, Self




Major: Business Management

College/Employer: Silver Spring Network

Year of Graduation: 2007

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I graduated from Babson College with a degree in Business Management.

Originally from Portland, Maine, I keep busy with running, ultimate, bicycling and Toastmasters.

I operated a live-sound reinforcement (concert) company for three years.

For the last two years I worked at a wonderful consulting firm. Upon leaving my work, I bicycled across the country from San Francisco, CA to Portland, ME.

Other interests involve philosophy, sociology, video games, audio/video, and anything technology.

Currently, I work for Silver Spring Network, a smart grid company located in Redwood City.



Past Classes

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V1239: Learn to Play the Ukulele in Splash! Spring 2011
This class is for the absolute beginner with stringed instruments. (It’s fine if you play a different instrument, and this is the first time you ever tried to learn a string instrument.) You will be absolutely bored if you already know how to play a stringed instrument. We will learn "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and a couple Beatles’ songs. If you don’t know the songs “Eleanor Rigby” and “Let It Be”, listen to it a few times before the day of Splash. By the end of class, you will be able to play all these songs.


H1512: Bicycling Across America in Splash! Spring 2011
Biking from San Francisco, CA to Portland, ME is possible. In fact, thousands of people have done it. Learn about the planning and execution of riding a bicycle from one coast to the other. There will be a brief talk of all the equipment one would need (all brought to class and you are welcome to touch), the hardships faced during the trip, and the training necessary to be able to undertake . I’ll have photographs and videos from my trip which was completed last Summer for a total of 4,844 miles in three months. The class will be an exciting lecture taught in a fluid manner so that you may ask questions at any time.


H1188: DIY Computer Building in Splash! Fall 2010
A practical guide for ordering computer parts, ensuring compatibility, estimating performance, and designing the system you want. No knowledge of computers is required, and some knowledge won’t hurt. Students will have limited hands on interaction with that actual computer built during the class, but students will have plenty of hands on time with salvaged parts. The class is taught with a great deal of energy from myself, and students are able to ask questions at any time. Questions spice up the class.


P1189: Learn to Play the Ukulele in Splash! Fall 2010
This class is for the absolute beginner with stringed instruments. (It’s fine if you play a different instrument and this is the first time you ever tried to learn a string instrument.) You will be absolutely bored if you already know how to play a stringed instrument. We’ll learn how to play a couple Beatles’ songs that you'll be able to play by the end of class. If you don’t know the songs “Eleanor Rigby” and “Let It Be”, listen to it a few times before the day of Splash.


H1190: Bicycling Across America in Splash! Fall 2010
In this short class, hear about the planning and execution of riding a bicycle from one coast to the other. There will be a brief talk (with visuals) of all the equipment one would need, the hardships faced, and the training necessary. I'll have photographs and videos from my trip which was completed this Summer from San Francisco, CA to Portland, ME (4,844 miles) in three months. The class will be an exciting lecture taught in a fluid manner so that you may ask questions at any time.


L687: Learn to Play the Ukulele in Splash! Spring 2010
This class is for the absolute beginner with string instruments. (It’s fine if you play a different instrument and this is the first time you ever tried to learn a string instrument.) You will be absolutely bored if you already know how to play a stringed instrument. We’ll learn how to play a couple Beatles’ songs and hopefully by the end of the class you will be a pro. If you don’t know the songs "Eleanor Rigby" and "Let It Be", listen to it a few times before the day of Splash.


H688: DIY Computer Building in Splash! Spring 2010
A practical guide for ordering computer parts, ensuring compatibility, estimating performance, and designing the system you want. No knowledge of computers is required, and some knowledge won’t hurt. Students will have limited hands on interaction and are able to ask questions at any time. In response to feedback from last year, an entire computer will be assembled during class.


H689: Biking Across America Part 1 or: How I Learned to Make My Mother Worry in Splash! Spring 2010
If you had to pedal your way across America on two wheels, what would you bring? This is a crash course on the interesting considerations one must make when attempting such a journey. Everything must be considered: type of bike, how to eat, where to get water, directions, room for luxury items, and floss. At the time of this class, I will be 2 weeks away from setting out on my journey from San Francisco to Portland, Maine. Part 2 of this class will be held during Fall Splash! 2010.


H532: DIY Computer Building in Splash! Fall 2009
A practical guide for ordering computer parts, ensuring compatibility, estimating performance, and designing the system you want. No knowledge of computers is required, and some knowledge won’t hurt. Students will have limited hands on interaction and are able to ask questions at any time. In response to feedback from last year, an entire computer will be assembled during class.


L533: Learn to Play the Ukulele in Splash! Fall 2009
This class is for the absolute beginner with string instruments. (It’s fine if you play a different instrument and this is the first time you ever tried to learn a string instrument) You will be bored if you already know how to play. We'll learn how to play a couple Beatles’ songs and hopefully by the end of the class you will be a pro. If you don't know Eleanor Rigby, listen to it a few times.


H223: Learn Your Favorite Beatles' Songs on the Ukulele in Splash! Spring 2009
This class is for the absolute beginner with string instruments. (It's fine if you play a different instrument and this is the first time you ever tried to learn a string instrument) You will be bored if you already know how to play. Everyone will pick a few favorite Beatles' songs to learn and hopefully by the end of the class you will be a pro.


H399: DIY Computer Building in Splash! Spring 2009
The day begins with packaged components and ends with a fully operational computer. We will discuss the planning process, tips for ensuring compatibility, assemble the beast, and compare/contrast with store bought computers. No knowledge of computers is required, and some knowledge won’t hurt. Students will have limited hands on interaction and are able to ask questions at any time.


H119: DIY Computer Building in Splash! Fall 2008
The day begins with packaged components and ends with a fully operational computer. We will discuss the planning process, tips for ensuring compatibility, assemble the beast, and compare/contrast with store bought computers. No knowledge of computers is required, and some knowledge won't hurt. Students will have limited hands on interaction and are able to ask questions at any time.


S209: Landmark Cases in Sociology in Splash! Fall 2008
We've got two hours to discuss as many famous sociology experiments that we can. Ever heard of the Stanford prison experiment? Did you know 65% of people would kill another person if told to by an authority? Come join the discussion on sociologies window in to societal findings.


Do-It-Yourself Computer Building in SPLASH (2008)
The day begins with packaged components and ends with a fully operational computer. We will discuss the planning process, tips ...


Landmark Cases in Sociology in SPLASH (2008)
We've got two hours to discuss as many famous sociology experiments that we can. Ever heard of the Stanford prison ...