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Alan Viverette
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Attended Stanford University
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It's supposed to rain later, so at least we've got that going for us.
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Alexa, what's in a whiskey sour?

Well, if she says so...
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+Chris Banes​, +Tenghui Zhu​, and my talk on What's New in Support Library is now available on the Google Developers YouTube channel!
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N DP2: Now with more bug fixes and performance improvements!

But seriously, here are the release notes.
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+Jackie Kustan​ working on our Gingerbread Eichler.
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And you're sure it's not a Likeler?
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In a densely-populated apartment complex, support for 5 GHz bands is life-changing. The new Chromecast app is quite nice, too, but you don't need a new device to use it.
The new Chromecast is here! Well, sort of new. I mean, it is new, but it doesn't really do anything new apart from one oft-requested feature: 5GHz Wi-Fi (a... by David Ruddock in Chromecast
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I'm super excited for my team's first ever AmA. We'll be hanging out answering questions about the Android framework, our favorite types of donuts, and what it's like to work with +Chet Haase​​.
 
Upcoming AMA with Android engineering team, July 19 @12pm PT * /r/androiddev

The Android engineering team will participate in its first ever AMA on /r/androiddev this Tuesday, July 19 from 12-2pm PT.

This will be your chance to ask us any and every technical question related to the development of the Android platform -- from the APIs and SDK to specific features. Please note that we want to keep the conversation focused strictly on the engineering of the platform.

https://goo.gl/8bRZKN
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Max ist mein Schatzi

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Themes & styles talk now available on YouTube, for those of you who couldn't attend I/O (or could, but didn't want to wake up early). Featuring +Chris Banes and myself explaining the deep, dark secrets of Android themes and styles.
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+Chris Banes and I will attempt to teach you the many intricacies of Android's styling system #io16  
 
+Alan Viverette and I will attempt to teach you the many intricacies of Android's styling system #io16

If you don't learn something by the end of this, you should come and work in the Android UI Toolkit team.

Themes and styles are the bedrock of styling your Android UI, but do you know how they work? This talk will dive deeper into everything you have ever wanted to know about how styles and themes work together, what attributes really are, and how you can use them to make your styles more manageable.
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I spent this evening writing a Java-based Alexa Skill that lets me check the state of my apartment building's laundry room. So now I can say, "Alexa, open Laundry View" and it responds "There are X washers and Y dryers available."

Overall, the process of going from a simple Java app that prints to the console to an AWS-based Speechlet that can run on my local Echo device was surprisingly painless and the APIs are well-documented.

The AWS / Alexa Skill setup documentation provided with Amazon's sample apps, however, is basically "take this UUID on this AWS page, copy it here, compile again, copy another incomprehensible number and put it on some unrelated page, then click these buttons in this order." I have no idea what I just did, but the skill showed up in the Alexa app so I'm a happy camper.
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+Jason Hsu​ I cheated a little! The laundry room was already networked, so I just had to write some regex to scrape the status.
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You're a good man, Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcomed their new baby Max today, and announced a plan to give away almost all of their Facebook shares to charity.
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Take a Closer Look

This mystery object came from the Museum's natural science collection. Can you identify it?
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Oh!  It's xenon!
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I make fancy buttons for mobile phones.
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Microsoft
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • Cooliris
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2007
  • Stanford University
    CS 106A Section Leader, 2008 - 2008
  • Bump Technologies
    Software Consultant, 2010 - 2010
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Android Framework Engineer, UI Toolkit
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 2012 - 2014
    MSCS in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 2006 - 2010
    BSCS in Systems
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