Member Since: June 2009
Type of Member: Resident
Paul Pham is an inventor. How cool is that? He might just say that he is an electronics designer but then he will explain his job and it’s clear that he is an inventor, like we all dreamed we wanted to be at some point. Paul designs electronics for scientific instrumentation, like physics experimentation. This is something that grew out of his graduate school work and has taken off to be his full-time job. At his desk in the Green Room here at Office Nomads he adjusts his designs per requests of clients from as far off as Germany.
Paul is a huge fan of shared spaces like Office Nomads. He had been working in his apartment and in coffee shops but he found that isolating and discouraging. Now he has his hand in two shared spaces, here at Office Nomads and at a workshop space in SoDo. In the workshop is where he solders together his pulse programmers. We get him most of the time, luckily, when he has put down the soldering gun and is tapping at his keyboard. “I left Amazon to work here full time. It has helped me focus on this project, which I’ve been working on for a while. I thought I should get serious about it and now it can be my main focus and this space lets me concentrate on it.”
Paul is a constant and positive presence in the space. Whenever there’s a Brown Bag Lunch or any events with the Nomads gathering, he is sure to be found. He wows us with his brightly colored hair and willingness to help out. If he’s not at his desk, he can be found mingling around. “I enjoy going around and seeing what other people are working on. We’ll have game nights sometimes. Last week three of us went out and saw a movie during the day. If you can’t watch a movie in the middle of the day, why be your own boss?” Excellent question.