I had my experiments on aboard of 2 stratosphere baloons. The second one was done by student team that i was couching as a fresh PhD candidate. Currently we are trying to catch micrometeors by such balloons.
It is a strange feeling to launch the balloon and lose control over it /* there is no more a possibility to reburn a firmware and try once more time*/. Fortunately, till now we catched 2 of 2.
The first real job was to support users in corporate company. I had a lovely server room, but also had to comunicate with the median user.
In the NGO I also tried to be a tourist guide. I travelled only to switzerland and the trips were science related. The must-see of them was CERN, Bern /*Albert Einstein life*/, Technorama in Winterthur or cablecar /*almost*/ to Mont Blanc.
Spent some time in colunteer NGO organizing high school IT conference and helped with some other amazing student events.
I attended some high school science fairs, including the coolest one - Intel ISEF, recieved YSEA award.
My first contact with embedded systems was at high school, where I was working on a project of autonomous robot. It was programmed in assembly /*tough times*/ and controlled by AVR microcontroller.