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Alex Vaghin
Works at Google UK
Attended Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications, Ukraine
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Soft PWM on a RasPI is pretty bad in my case. Need to use hw driver, even though +Jose Alcérreca​ claimed I didn't need to :)
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Artificial Neural Networks have spurred remarkable recent progress in image classification and speech recognition. But even though these are very useful tools based on well-known mathematical methods, we actually understand surprisingly little of why certain models work and others don’t.

Over on the Google Research blog, we take a look at some simple techniques for peeking inside these networks, yielding a qualitative sense of the level of abstraction that particular layers of neural networks have achieved in their understanding of images. This helps us visualize how neural networks are able to carry out difficult classification tasks, improve network architecture, and check what the network has learned during training. 

It also makes us wonder whether neural networks could become a tool for artists—a new way to remix visual concepts—or perhaps even shed a little light on the roots of the creative process in general.
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Ever wondered what makes women more likely to want to get into computer science? Look no further. Thanks +Natalie Villalobos for sharing this.
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The drone of all drones... a monster!
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Join us for Google I/O 2015 via the global I/O Extended program #io15 #io15extended  

In case you missed it, we recently officially announced that Google I/O 2015 will take place on May 28 & 29 (http://goo.gl/TQHoQ9). 

We know not everyone can make it all the way to San Francisco, so to bring I/O into local communities worldwide, we have an event series called I/O Extended. The program aims to help developers enjoy the keynote and various sessions at I/O together through a live stream to encourage collaboration and build new connections. I/O Extended events often include unique developer activities, such as hackathons, code labs, and demos. These events are organized by Google Developer Groups (GDGs), Student Ambassadors, and local developers.

In 2014, there were roughly 600 Extended events in 90+ countries around the world (http://goo.gl/qUhQSm)! To get a feel for the I/O Extended experience, here’s a recap of the best moments of 2014: http://goo.gl/jM1gI3. We’re excited to see the developer community join together once again in 2015 to experience I/O from every corner of the globe.  

If you want to organize an event: 
-- Read through the Organizer Guide (http://goo.gl/rYSkMx) and register your event on the I/O website (http://goo.gl/qPI7nG). Note: If you’re a GDG, you should register your Extended event via the DevSite instead (http://developers.google.com/events).

If you want to attend an event: 
-- Search the I/O Extended map for events near you (http://goo.gl/EuIlX5). 

For more info on I/O Extended, join the I/O Extended 2015 Organizer community on Google+ (http://goo.gl/GIlmc0), check out the I/O website, and follow the social conversation on #io15extended . 
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We need a few Android developers for a short workshop in London. If you don't test yet and want to learn about it, you can help us improve the developer experience.

Details and sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/qqDQ7o3RoJ
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"This is available for Java, Python, Node.js, Ruby, and Go" - I can only see Python and Java on https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/application-default-credentials. Where can I find Node.js, Ruby and, most importantly, Go version?
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How we built #io15  webapp with Polymer.
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Thank you for that.
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Let's see if the same #io15  thing (https://twitter.com/crhym3/status/598775172473233408) works here.
The latest version of Polymer is fast and lean. Learn how teams at Google have successfully launched sites using Polymer and the latest platform APIs: Web Animations, Service Workers for offline and push notifications, and material design. Last but not least, we’ll show you how to leverage the same tools as Google to be successful using Polymer Starter Kit - a new toolkit for building mobile-first apps.
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Our response to the European Commission's announcements on Search http://goo.gl/f4Zxn4  and Android http://goo.gl/Pvv08C 
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Politics fight the result of a better system for creating (funding) corporations. Consider the the place Alibaba has chosen for going public. None of the European fragments that could have become like Google was bold enough to make that many mistakes in the open as Google has made.
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I haven't met anyone explaining things better than +Marc Cohen.

And his desk is a step away from mine! That's amazing.
 
Want a great intro to Google Compute Engine? Our book is on sale today for half off! http://oreil.ly/1EbLCIx 
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Coding, snowboarding, hiking, video editing, having fun
Employment
  • Google UK
    Developer Relations Engineer, 2014 - present
    Web + Cloud
  • Cloudware Srl
    CTO, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Trento
    Tech staff, 2005 - 2012
    Web services design and development (REST, SOAP; Ruby on Rails, Java). IT consulting. 24/7 tech support, system administration. Clustering (Dell PowerEdge series, blades, IBM servers), virtualization (mostly Xen), cloud computing, SAN (DS4700), DB management (MySql, PostgreSql, DB2), backup systems (Bacula, IBM TSM server, rsync), etc.
  • DISI, UniTN
    Software Engineering teaching assistant, 2007 - 2010
    Versioning systems, code collaboration, software design and testing.
  • FBK (ITC-IRST)
    Consulting, 2003 - 2005
    GUIs (Java), web-scripting, system level scripting for *nix OS.
  • CREATE-NET / XPeppers
    Research Engineer, 2013 - 2014
    Follow up on design and implementation of Beancounter application, a result of NoTube EU founded project http://notube.tv.
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Love edge technologies.
Google Developers Expert 2013.
GDG Trento organizer.
Co-founder of Cloudware Srl.

Education
  • Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications, Ukraine
    Radio and Video communications in ICT, 1997 - 2002
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Axel, Oleksandr