Nicholas O’Deegan lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife and three precocious boys. He studied Political Economy and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley and had every intention of becoming a City Planner when he applied to a small startup in 2000 called Google. Seventeen years later, still at Google, he specializes in global corporate IT infrastructure, large scale program management, and organizational productivity. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Cal State Long Beach. When not at work, he and his boys enjoy building things in their garage - legos, robotics kits, pinewood derby cars, and anything that requires power tools.
Nicholas became a friend of the Friends after attending a volunteer event, where a conversation about panoramic photography with staff developed into a collaboration with Google to create an immersive educational classroom experience using the Google Expedition VR platform.