Sam Gichuru

Other Days: SF Police Department and the Marathon runner

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Share  San Francisco is warmer this morning, the weather is great for a walk and am excited to go meet an old friend,  I am going to meet my man Marlon Parker,… No I should write a special blog about Marlon parker but that is as soon as I visit Rlabs in South Africa. Our place of meeting is Union Square where I find a group of San Francisco Police. Something about Cops in Stato in comparison to Kenyan Cops, is that they are very friendly and easy but they…read more

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Day 5(6,7): A Visit to Stanford

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ShareAt Stanford I was hosted by probably the first Kenyan from Northern Kenyan to get a Scholarship to Stanford, Jisas Lema is a very humble young man who spent a few hours showing me around campus and giving me a heads up about Stanford,  if you are reading this and you have a kid interested in computer science, I would suggest that be your first pick. More info on this, we don’t want Stanford graduates having issues about my grammar esp when I write about their school..

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Day 4: (afternoon) Meeting the Amazing Paul Graham at Y Combinator

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Share Day 4 was full of activity, after I left Google, I was picked up by my good friend Mark and we headed to 320 pioneer way to chance and see the Y combinator offices and in my heart I prayed to meet Paul Graham. 45 min- 1 hour later, I had enjoyed a very inspiring conversation with Paul Graham and Kate Courteau who took their time to tell me how Y Combinator started (and the fact that it was not part of the plan, how about that) and the conversation has been…read more

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Day 4: (Morning) Google MTV!

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Share So I kept hearing, Sam Gichuru is coming to Google MTV and I never understood what that was all about, last I checked MTV was a music program or something about houses…  My visit to Google was going to be exciting and as you can tell if you have been following I had to edit to stop betraying all my emotions on a blog.. the exciting was exhilarating Google MTV is Google Mountain View , this is the Google Headquarters in  Mountain View California, which is about 1 hour with the…read more

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Day 3: Learning about Kiva |Micro Finance

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ShareComing soon  :)   Sorry but you will have to jump this for a later day – Click here for day 4

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Day 2: VP of all Things Fun and Meaningful! Part 1

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Share The first time I heard of sales force was a couple of years ago, I was disappointed, the application was so amazing but I could not download it, cloud computing was confusing to African Techs back then, actually let’s just say I was disappointed I could not pirate it, (yes, I know, you have never use bootlegged copies of anything… no clue what am talking about) among other problems my tribesmen could not tell if it was crowd or cloud the “r” and “l” problems are going to be here…read more

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Day 1: San Francisco, Ahmed Vs Zuckerberg

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Share Apparently the Silicon Valley is not in San Francisco, well not exactly… ok… so you are thinking, kwani you dint check online… of course I did, but this is not like figuring out where the General Direction of Ongata Rongai is from Nairobi… but the fun has just began 15th May 2011. Hotel, Motel or Hostel… I settle for hostel, for the simple reason that I like people and I don’t mind being a cheap skate, an image of the movie Saw and some other psycho movies cross my mind but…read more

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Day 0: The Pilgrimage from Rift Valley to Silicon Valley

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Share So am here setting this blog to go on-line on 14th May 2011 , so if you are reading this blog then I never got to pull it down and this particular dream did come to pass – now that is cool, first think, then dream , then talk about it, then act on it, then make it a habit then.. it becomes part of you . Between the 14th of May and the 30th I will plan to make my pilgrimage journey to the silicon valley, and no…. ofcourse this…read more

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Incubator Opens its doors | nailab

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The Nailab was inspired by Y Combinator and Hackfwd and is the first incubator in East Africa that is not a space for rental but a space for turning smart ideas into profitable ventures,

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