Devon and Jon met in seventh grade when they attended the same junior high. They spent a lot of time together in junior high and high school, in Science Olympiad, Boy Scouts, and off in the woods. Devon even convinced Jon to ride on the back of a horse for eight days across Oregon. It was after that adventure that Jon joined Devon in wearing a cowboy hat every day. After high school, Devon attended the University of Washington for his bachelor’s degree, and then moved on to Stanford University to earn his PhD.
Allan Green Vargas
Allan traded in the beach life of his hometown Cancun to come to study embedded computing systems at grad school in Germany, where him and Jon met. He and Jon shared many classes and all night lab sessions together. When Allan and Jon moved to Norway, they were forced to live together when the housing agency put them in the same apartment. After finishing his thesis, Allan landed a job in Oslo, where he now lives with his Bulgarian girlfriend.
Danton also came to Germany to study embedded computing systems and shared many of the same classes as Allan and Jon, as well as many of the same long nights. He originally hails from Mexico as well, but also holds Austrian citizenship. During his second year of grad school, Danton also attended NTNU in Norway and lived just a few buildings away from Allan and Jon. After graduation, he found a career in the UK. In 2016, Kate and Jon visited Danton in the UK.
Just like Allan and Danton, Dibya also went to Germany for grad school. Dibya is originally from India, but enjoys travel and has visited many of the world’s countries. In addition, he is fluent numerous languages and has a passing knowledge in several more. He also went to Norway for his second year of grad school and then returned to Germany afterwards.