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A Cow Amongst Gazelles: 3 Years in Boulder, CO, the Smartest, Fittest City in America



Speaker
Todd Hudson

Affiliation
OnBoard Yourself, LLC

URL
http://www.onboardyourself.com/

Biography
Todd moved to Bend in July 2009 after 3 years in Boulder, CO. He holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Chinese and Economics from Connecticut College. He speaks enough Chinese and French to cause an international incident and has lived in Asia. He is a passionate foodie, avid cyclist, regular yoga practitioner, frustrated scuba diver and occasional amateur filmmaker. With all of this, he's still a slacker by Boulder standards.

Description
Boulder, Colorado has a reputation as laid-back, airy-fairy community. 'The People's Republic of Boulder' and all that. Nothing could be further from the truth. My wife and I lived their three years and it is, without a doubt, the most ambitious town on the planet. I thought I'd done a lot, but try living around rocket scientists, Olympic athletes, ultra marathoners and Nobel prize winners. We had a block party to get to know the neighbors and half of them had PhD's. Biochemistry. Earthquake seismology. Particle physics. My wife and I started collecting stories about the people we met. Hear 'The Astronaut Story.' This one pretty much sums up Boulder and its inhabitants.

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Ignite Bend ​15
October 25, 2017 at 7pm
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