Meet the Nerds: Chien Nguyen, Network Technician

Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. is excited to introduce our newest Nerd, Chien Nguyen, to the team. Chien is a Network Technician, which means that he specializes in trouble shooting issues and setting up business networks. Of course he doesn’t always work, so we thought you’d like to get to know him a little better. After all, he may be at your office or home sometime in the near future! Here are Chien’s responses to our “fun facts” questions:

What’s your favorite local restaurant:  I might be biased because the owner and I go way back; Kin on Washington Ave. is an AWESOME restaurant.

Star Wars or Star Trek: Star Wars [Editor’s note: This is good since Darrin and Charlotte are Sith Lords.]

What’s your favorite Mardi Gras Krewe: Krewe du Who of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. It’s a local Doctor Who fan group. We make convention appearances as well as set up props at movie theaters when they show Doctor Who TV episodes/movies. Check out this Tardis that he and fellow krewe members modified for a recent party.


What’s your dream vacation location: Somewhere cold. Alaska, Canada, maybe Castle Neuschwanstein in Germany in the winter time? Just somewhere cold with interesting stuff to do. [Editor’s note: The Canadian Rockies are highly recommended.]


PlayStation or XBox:  Nintendo. I have an Xbox One and a PS4, but my Wii U and 3DS get much more love. Besides, Pokemon is available only on Nintendo systems

Android or iPhone: Android.

Favorite Game: The Pokemon series overall. Of the series, I think Gen VI has the best mechanics – particularly Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.

City Park or Audubon: City Park. I go fishing there sometimes.

Best po-boy shop: Parkway Bakery and Tavern


Favorite local music venue: The local street musicians on Frenchmen are consistently on point – especially at night!

Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind and what are their names? I have three dogs. Cece is a Bichon Frisee that no one likes because she keeps barking at everything; Athena is a Great Dane that thinks she’s a lap dog (she’s also the most hyper Great Dane you will ever meet); Ares is the newest addition to the bunch–he’s a pitbull of some kind and looks like Scrappy Doo and acts like he’s king of the backyard.

Favorite phone app: Chwazi. I play a lot of board games and Chwazi has eliminated the argument of who gets to go first.

Microscope or Telescope: Telescope. We currently live in a strange age: too late for world exploration, but too soon for space exploration. With a telescope, we can plan for the later generation for space exploration.

Favorite book: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. Currently only two books are out, but boy are they good!


Bonus Fun Fact: I used to compete in Rubik’s Cube competitions. Nowadays, I just solve them for fun.