UnGrounded

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In Pirillo Vlog 417, I get to fly on my first double-decker airplane. Appropriately enough, it’s on British Airways en route to London for the UnGrounded event!

UnGroundedWhat is UnGrounded? Basically, it’s an 11-hour flight from San Francisco to London where “100 of the most forward-thinking founders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and Silicon Valley game-changers” hang out and collaborate on solutions to the problem of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) being an underutilized talent pool in need of the finances and recognition to succeed in — and help toward the progress of — today’s world.

If you ever want to feel humbled, then try surrounding yourself with this many smart people in one place. I can definitely say this much: every plane ride I ever go on from here on out is going to be boring in comparison!

Upon arrival in London, we take robot battles, puppet scientists, open source LEGO ideas, and whatever else we’ve come up with and present them to the DNA (Decide Now Act) Summit.

It’s a pretty big deal and I confess that it’s all somewhat overwhelming. But I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world! And thanks to the power of vlogging, you’re along to experience it with me!