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Self-motivated programmer who is also a semi-artist. Like RPG games, and crime movies. East Coast transplant, game enthusiast and lover of all things art! Always looking for new adventures and slowly becoming an old cat lady. Never give coffee after midnight. My childhood ambition was to be either a ventriloquist or magician, so animation seemed like a reasonable alternative. I play bass in funk bands and probably eat eat too much cheese. I studied math and physics in school Cal and MIT , and have spent most of my career doing analytics at startups.
I also love the energy of startups — competing with a winning team is great. Free hoodies are nice too. Excited to continue my tour of California in less sunny San Francisco! Lover of plants, peanut butter, people, positivity, and alliteration. My goal everyday is to improve the lives of those around me, and find recruiting to be an excellent way to do so.
Prior to Pocket Gems, spent many years at PayPal from before it was eBay , founded a social media startup, and built advertising products at Quantcast. Graduated from CMU with a M. Love swimming, hiking, cooking, and traveling!
Proud to be a backpacker in Europe and Asia. Previously worked in financial sales then at an ad network, bringing me here to Pocket Gems! My dream is to own three rabbits and a corgi to herd them. Graduate at California Institute of the Arts.
I am passionate about music, fashion, and all Asian cuisine. Starting in tv and film in , Greg made the jump to video games in Born in Upland California and raised in the Central Valley in cow country. Artist, sleep head and small dog collector. Avenues of exploration have included humanoid robots, Sesame Street games, intuitive and creative AI, race cars, and educational technology.
MS in computer engineering from Columbia University. I love traveling, hiking, cooking and gaming. Always been a big fan for world of warcraft! Previously worked in Digital Marketing at Oracle. Passionate about DIY projects, blogging, and cooking.
A research scientist turned into a business guy. UCLA MS in organic chemistry and worked for many years to make safer versions of addictive over the counter drugs, Recently, digitally remastered with a Berkeley MBA, trying to make games and apps more addictive…no comment on safety.
Super Mario Bros 3. Snake Metal Gear Solid. After leaving shore on Iceland I embarked on a journey that led me to San Francisco. That was over ten years ago — since then I studied at the Academy of Art and worked in the gaming industry, never leaving the Bay Area. Like strategy games, card games and hiking. I also enjoy reading books, watching movies, news and various sport games.
Football manager series, romance of the three kingdoms series, civilization series…. Graduated from Northwestern with a B. Did startup-y things prior to Pocket Gems. Ocarina of Time; A Link to the Past. Loves reading, writing, traveling, and listening to podcasts. Proud San Franciscan — born and raised here! Tetris, Super Mario Brothers 3.
Previously worked at Epic Systems. Hong Kong dessert maker! She can never be found without a strong cup of coffee and countless pictures of her dog Josie, who is cooler than she ever hopes to be. An endlessly rich Sims character [rosebud! Iron Tank on the NES. I worked on games such as Bioshock 2 and the open world Mafia 3 until I decided to start working in this fun industry of mobile games. I have been in the video game industry for 17 years as an environment artist, OS reviewer and Producer.
I did a stint at EA before finding a home with Pocket Gems. Football watcher, Comic book collector, Mountain Dew enthusiast. King of the Monsters 2. I spend my free time gaming, playing music, and rock climbing. Also an avid swing dancer who teaches, competes in, and choreographs Lindy Hop.
Studying CS at Princeton, but spend most of my free time singing and arranging music for school groups. The Legend of Zelda: Bay Area townie get off my brown lawn! Loves fitness, esports, the beach, and pop punk music. The biggest wish is to live where there are mountains, rivers and food delivery, with lots of dogs and cats. Legend of Sword and Fairy. From international transplant to L. Super Smash Brothers N Before joining pocket gems, I spent 4 years in consulting.
I am an engineer by background degree and also attended business school before PG. Originally got into making games by creating Counter-Strike maps in high school. I moved west in have been making games in the bay area since. Born in Cairo, raised in Abu Dhabi and Waterloo. I also openly dislike avocados and am a member of FIFA addicts. Love cooking, eating and working out to get in shape.
Originally from the east coast. Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in CS. My other interests include theatre, music, and consuming carbohydrates! Games lover since very young. Super Mario, Metal Slug, Pokemon. S from Stevens Tech in Computer Science. Previously worked in a mining industry and interned in a leak detect company.
Proficient in Java and Python and Hadoop. Diablo 2, The lord of destruction. Outside of work, I teach figure skating and am a dog mom to a sassy cockapoo named Rose named for the Doctor Who companion. Juliet from Lollipop Chainsaw. E in computer science from the University of Michigan.
Once realized half way through that Bay to Breakers was more than a 5k. I made a couple animated CG shorts and one of them led me to gaming industry. Grew up in Qingdao, China. Love playing basketball and tennis. The King of Fighters. I am Zoe, born and grown up in Beijing, China. I am a dog lover, esp for Bulldog and Italian Greyhound!
They are really sooo cute!!! Bachelor of the Arts and Master of fine arts. Born in Detroit, Michigan. Before Pocket Gems, worked in Directi, Amazon and couple of early stage startups. I love Chess and Tea. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previous incarnations include management consultant and entrepreneur. Foodie more eating, less cooking and dog lover. Chronic polymath with a background in theatre, drones, and VR. A firm believer that anything can be fixed with duct tape, elbow grease, and a deep breath.
U of M honorary degree according to some, based on intense team fandom. Working on providing the best in games by gamers, for gamers. Loves outdoor activities; want shade. Left 4 Dead… Anyone? Graduated Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science. Graduated from Penn with a degree in Computer Science and Business. My favorite things to do are watching football, eating food, and playing games.
The Legend of Sword and Fairy A strong passion for video games led to a Program Manager role at Blizzard Entertainment, followed by the current position at PocketGems. Big soccer Bayern Munich , tennis, snowboarding and Lord of the Rings fanatic — the latter ultimately leading to a loyal dog named Samwise Gamgee. Tony Hawk Pro Skater N Definitely not my Dark Souls character.
Born and raised in San Francisco! Have always loved video games and anything computer related! Raised in Reading, schooled in St. Andrews, and settled in SF. Or maybe Link from Zelda. BS in pure mathematics at the University of Melbourne. Some finance-related stuff before the two previously mentioned degrees. I enjoy playing board games, watching sitcoms, and exploring cities. Came from years working in AAA. Like to teach and talk game dev in spare time. Previously worked at Practo and Samsung Research.
Violin player, anime lover, fantasy dreamer. Washoe County is the second most populous county of Nevada. Its county seat is Reno. Washoe County includes the Reno—Sparks metropolitan area.
Lyon County is the third most populous county. It was one of the nine original counties created in Its current county seat is Yerington. Its first county seat was established at Dayton on November 29, Nevada became a part of Alta California Upper California province in when the Californias were split.
With the Mexican War of Independence won in , the province of Alta California became a territory state of Mexico, with a small population. When the Mormons created the State of Deseret in , they laid claim to all of Nevada within the Great Basin and the Colorado watershed. They also founded the first white settlement in what is now Nevada, Mormon Station modern day Genoa , in In June , William Bringhurst and 29 fellow Mormon missionaries from Utah arrived at a site just northeast of downtown Las Vegas and built a foot square adobe fort, the first permanent structure erected in the valley, which remained under the control of Salt Lake City until the winter of — The new areas acquired by the United States continued to be administered as territories.
As part of the Mexican Cession and the subsequent California Gold Rush that used Emigrant Trails through the area, the state's area evolved first as part of the Utah Territory , then the Nevada Territory March 2, ; named for the Sierra Nevada.
On March 2, , the Nevada Territory separated from the Utah Territory and adopted its current name, shortened from Sierra Nevada Spanish for "snow-covered mountain range". The southern boundary is commemorated by Nevada Historical Markers 57 and 58 in Lincoln and Nye counties. Eight days before the presidential election of , Nevada became the 36th state in the union.
Finally the response from Washington DC on October 31, was "the pain is over, the child is born, Nevada this day was admitted into the Union".
Statehood was rushed to the date of October 31 to help ensure Abraham Lincoln 's reelection on November 8 and post-Civil War Republican dominance in Congress,  as Nevada's mining-based economy tied it to the more industrialized Union.
As it turned out, however, Lincoln and the Republicans won the election handily, and did not need Nevada's help. Nevada is one of only two states to significantly expand its borders after admission to the Union. The other is Missouri, which acquired additional territory in due to the Platte Purchase.
In another part of the western Utah Territory was added to Nevada in the eastern part of the state, setting the current eastern boundary. Nevada achieved its current southern boundaries on January 18, , when it absorbed the portion of Pah-Ute County in the Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River, essentially all of present-day Nevada south of the 37th parallel.
The transfer was prompted by the discovery of gold in the area, and officials thought Nevada would be better able to oversee the expected population boom.
This area includes most of what is now Clark County and the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Mining shaped Nevada's economy for many years see Silver mining in Nevada. When Mark Twain lived in Nevada during the period described in Roughing It , mining had led to an industry of speculation and immense wealth. However, both mining and population declined in the late 19th century.
However, the rich silver strike at Tonopah in , followed by strikes in Goldfield and Rhyolite , again put Nevada's population on an upward trend. Unregulated gambling was commonplace in the early Nevada mining towns but was outlawed in as part of a nationwide anti-gambling crusade.
Because of subsequent declines in mining output and the decline of the agricultural sector during the Great Depression , Nevada again legalized gambling on March 19, , with approval from the legislature. Balzar 's signature enacted the most liberal divorce laws in the country and open gambling.
The last atmospheric test was conducted on July 17, , and the underground testing of weapons continued until September 23, The location is known for having the highest concentration of nuclear-detonated weapons in the U. The primary reason for this is homesteads were not permitted in large enough sizes to be viable in the arid conditions that prevail throughout desert Nevada.
Instead, early settlers would homestead land surrounding a water source, and then graze livestock on the adjacent public land, which is useless for agriculture without access to water this pattern of ranching still prevails. The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Nevada on July 1, was 2,,, an increase of 56, residents 1.
Since the census, the population of Nevada had a natural increase of 87, the net difference between , births and , deaths ; and an increase due to net migration of , of which , was due to domestic and 42, was due to international migration. The center of population of Nevada is in southern Nye County. At the census, the town had 36, residents. From about the s until , Nevada was the fastest-growing state in the US percentage-wise. Over two thirds of the population of the state lives in Clark County , which is coextensive with the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Thus, in terms of population, Nevada is one of the most centralized states in the nation. Other desert towns like Indian Springs and Searchlight on the outskirts of Las Vegas have seen some growth as well. Large numbers of new residents in the state originate from California, which led some locals to feel their state is being " Californicated ".
Births within the table do not add up, due to Hispanics being counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number. A small percentage of Nevada's population lives in rural areas. The culture of these places differs significantly from the major metropolitan areas. People in these rural counties tend to be native Nevada residents, unlike in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, where the vast majority of the population was born in another state.
The rural population is also less diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. Mining plays an important role in the economies of the rural counties, with tourism being less prominent. Individuals from two or more races made up 4.
Hispanics of any race made up Hispanics or Latinos of any race made The principal ancestries of Nevada's residents in have been surveyed to be the following: Nevada is home to many cultures and nationalities.
As of , Nevada also has a sizable Basque ancestry population. Asian Americans lived in the state since the California Gold Rush of the s brought thousands of Chinese miners to Washoe county. They were followed by a few hundred Japanese farm workers in the late 19th century. Filipino Americans form the largest Asian American group in the state, with a population of more than , Many current African-American Nevadans are newly transplanted residents from California.
According to the US Census , At the census, 6. Las Vegas was a major destination for immigrants from South Asia and Latin America seeking employment in the gaming and hospitality industries during the s and first decade of the 21st century, but farming and construction are the biggest employers of immigrant labor. Senior citizens over age 65 and infants, young children or teenagers under age 18 form large sections of the Nevada population. The religious makeup of Nevadans includes large communities of Mormons , Roman Catholics and Evangelicals ; each is known for higher birth rates and a younger than national average age.
American Jews represent a large proportion of the active adult retirement community. Church attendance in Nevada is among the lowest of all US states. Major religious affiliations of the people of Nevada are: Parts of Nevada in the eastern parts of the state are situated in the Mormon Corridor. The economy of Nevada is tied to tourism especially entertainment and gambling related , mining, and cattle ranching.
Nevada's industrial outputs are tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, and electric equipment. The economy of Nevada has long been tied to vice industries. In portions of the state outside of the Las Vegas and Reno metropolitan areas mining plays a major economic role. By value, gold is by far the most important mineral mined. Despite its rich deposits, the cost of mining in Nevada is generally high, and output is very sensitive to world commodity prices.
Cattle ranching is a major economic activity in rural Nevada. Nevada's agricultural outputs are cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions, and potatoes.
As of January 1, , there were an estimated , head of cattle and 70, head of sheep in Nevada. Calves are generally shipped to out-of-state feedlots in the fall to be fattened for market. The largest employers in the state, as of the first fiscal quarter of , are the following, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation: Amtrak 's California Zephyr train uses the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad line in daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California , serving Elko , Winnemucca , and Reno.
Las Vegas has had no passenger train service since Amtrak's Desert Wind was discontinued in There have been a number of proposals to re-introduce service to either Los Angeles or Southern California. The Union Pacific Railroad has some railroads in the north and south of Nevada. Greyhound Lines provide some bus service to the state. Interstate 15 passes through the southern tip of the state, serving Las Vegas and other communities.
I and spur route I also serve the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Interstate 80 crosses through the northern part of Nevada, roughly following the path of the Humboldt River from Utah in the east and the Truckee River westward through Reno into California.
It has a spur route, I Nevada also is served by several U. There are also Nevada state routes. Many of Nevada's counties have a system of county routes as well, though many are not signed or paved in rural areas.
Nevada is one of a few states in the U. The state is one of just a few in the country to allow semi-trailer trucks with three trailers—what might be called a " road train " in Australia. But American versions are usually smaller, in part because they must ascend and descend some fairly steep mountain passes. The agency is the largest transit agency in the state and operates a network of bus service across the Las Vegas Valley , including the use of The Deuce , double-decker buses , on the Las Vegas Strip and several outlying routes.
Most other counties in the state do not have public transportation at all. Additionally, a 4-mile 6. Several hotels also run their own monorail lines between each other, which are typically several blocks in length. Under the Constitution of the State of Nevada , the powers of the Nevada government are divided among three separate departments: The Governor of Nevada is the chief magistrate of Nevada,  the head of the executive department of the state's government,  and the commander-in-chief of the state 's military forces.
The Nevada Legislature is a bicameral body divided into an Assembly and Senate. Members of the Assembly serve for 2 years, and members of the Senate serve for 4 years. Each session of the Legislature meets for a constitutionally mandated days in every odd-numbered year, or longer if the Governor calls a special session.
Original jurisdiction is divided between the district courts with general jurisdiction , and justice courts and municipal courts both of limited jurisdiction. Appeals from District Courts are made directly to the Nevada Supreme Court, which under a deflective model of jurisdiction, has the discretion to send cases to the Court of Appeals for final resolution.
Incorporated towns in Nevada, known as cities, are given the authority to legislate anything not prohibited by law. A recent movement has begun to permit home rule in incorporated Nevada cities to give them more flexibility and fewer restrictions from the Legislature. Town Boards for unincorporated towns are limited local governments created by either the local county commission, or by referendum, and form a purely advisory role and in no way diminish the responsibilities of the county commission that creates them.
In , Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers.
Historian Lawrence Friedman has explained what happened next:. Nevada, in a burst of ingenuity, built an economy by exploiting its sovereignty. Its strategy was to legalize all sorts of things that were illegal in California Even prostitution is legal in Nevada, in any county that decides to allow it. Quite a few of them do. With the advent of air conditioning for summertime use and Southern Nevada's mild winters, the fortunes of the state began to turn around, as it did for Arizona , making these two states the fastest growing in the Union.
Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal under the form of licensed brothels. Prostitution is specifically illegal by state law in the state's larger jurisdictions, which include Clark County which contains Las Vegas , Washoe County which contains Reno , and the independent city of Carson City. Otherwise, it is legal in those counties which specifically vote to permit it. When permitted, brothels are only in rural or isolated parts of counties.
Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that, before the no-fault divorce revolution in the s, divorces were difficult to obtain in the United States. Already having legalized gambling and prostitution, Nevada continued the trend of boosting its profile by adopting one of the most liberal divorce statutes in the nation. This resulted in Williams v. North Carolina , U. Supreme Court ruled North Carolina had to give " full faith and credit " to a Nevada divorce. The Court modified its decision in Williams v.
As of , Nevada's divorce rate was above the national average. Nevada's tax laws are intended to draw new residents and businesses to the state. Nevada has no personal income tax or corporate income tax. The statewide tax rate is 6. Counties may impose additional rates via voter approval or through approval of the state legislature; therefore, the applicable sales tax will vary by county from 6.
In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, imposes four separate county option taxes in addition to the statewide rate — 0. In Washoe County, which includes Reno, the sales tax rate is 7. Jones was in a lot of trouble and in danger of settling for second place. Then he flopped the joint on the board. Cohen sat back down in his seat and began counting out chips as the dealer finished the run out with the turn and river.
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Monster versus monster at the three-handed table and the aces held after the turn and river. Michael Cohen opened the action from the button and Chaz Wexler moved all in. Cohen called and Wexler was the player at risk. Cohen was ahead but it was a race. The turn and river complete the board and Wexler was eliminated. Kahrs was in a lot of trouble and they both paired the flop. Cohen locked up the hand with trip queens on the turn and Kahrs was eliminated in fifth place.
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