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Sorry, it's been a while since I posted on here. Not because there hasn't been anything to talk about and share - but rather, because I have been just very busy with all sorts of things. 

Let's start with the big news. After almost 13 years working on the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory space mission out of Stanford University, I have given my notice - I will be starting a new chapter - a very different chapter. 

In early 2015 I will be joining the DJI Global Team as the Director of Education. I will be managing and overseeing overall education, training, and education related outreach efforts across hobby and industry. I will likely be a key player in online and social components of education and outreach. Yes, I will probably be traveling a lot. 

Yes, I am super excited and yes, I am also nervous. It's not easy to leave something you have done well and successful the past 13 years and venture into something very new, very different. 

There is a saying I have always lived by "There are no wrong decisions; but not making a decision is wrong!". 

While I absolutely believe in it, I have realized that there is actually a very important step right in front of one being able to make a decision. That step is the one that sometimes is the hardest to overcome. It's that decision to actually make a decision. 

There are many people who have played a big part in my life over the past decade or so. One who has always been on my side is my Visual-Aerial partner and best friend Mark Johnson. 

He is the one who got me into all of this fun technology stuff. I remember the first time he brought one of those drones and flew it in front of me - boy, was that a procedure and adventure. But I was hooked right there and then. About 6 months later he introduced me to the original Phantom 1 and I remember we played with it in a parking lot like little kids. 

Many adventures laters - here I am! Thank you Mark for always being a big supporter and great friend. And for the many laughs and the many frustrating moments when we had to open the Phantom shell just one more time... 

Some Memorable Moments

Below are some memorable moments from the past almost 13 years. Since I started the mission mascot Camilla Corona SDO (rubber chicken) and she really kind of represented me, I am not in all that many pictures. So if you see just Camilla, well, it could have been me too! ;-) 
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Aerial Picture of mine taken with the Inspire 1 in Switzerland
 


Comments

Terry Beaubois
12/11/2014 1:50am

Hi Romeo,
Let's remain in touch in your new adventure. I'm just getting started in my adventure with Stanford (Architecture Design Program) and can see a major role for "Education" and quadcopters in my future!
Best wishes for your new, continuing career!
Regards,
Terry Beaubois
tbeaubois@gmail.com

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Romeo
12/11/2014 5:05am

Terry - welcome to the Farm! It's a great place to be, learn, get inspire and inspire others. You are absolutely right - there is so much potential in all of this. I am looking forward to seeing where it all leads too.

Wishing you a great adventure and keep me updated!
Romeo

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12/20/2014 2:44am

Mark & Romeo - I would like to extend an invitation to you to join our Aerial Photography Group on Facebook. It is a great place to share your Aerial Photography, Aerial Cinematography, as well as share ideas and techniques. Should you take me up on my offer the link to our site is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aerialphotovideo/ You certainly would be welcomed members to our online community. Hope to see you there. : )

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