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Ankur Kotwal
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Attended Australian Graduate School of Management
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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    APAC Head of Scalable Developer Advocacy, 2014 - present
  • Google (Android)
    Android Developer Advocate, 2011 - 2014
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    MBA, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Software Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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Allo's assistant is pretty cool. Get in a group chat and get it to help plan your next meet up.
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Why arent these features just rolled into hangouts? Why another messaging app?
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A few new APIs for Android Maps API developers.
 
The latest version of our #Android Maps API has developer-requested features including marker zIndex, tile overlay transparency and more: http://goo.gl/SSrmoH
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The #io16 buses have been fit out with trackers. Look for QR codes! +Brett Morgan+Lua Cortes+Stephen McDonaldhttps://t.co/CfFvC1MuzM
The #io16 buses have been fit out with trackers. Look for QR codes! @DomesticMouse @lua_cortes @stephen_mcd · Embedded image. 7:20 AM - 18 May 2016. 1 Retweet. Reply to @ankurkotwal · Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter?
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I/O, I/O. It's off to work I go!
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The Building for Billions framework will help you optimise for the current and next billion users.
 
Building for billions
Announcing developers.google.com/billions.

Over half the world’s smartphone users access the Internet over a 2G connection. Even more may want to access content while entirely offline — whether between stations on the subway in Tokyo or to cope with a flakey connection in a rural part of Rajasthan.

To reach billions of users, developers must address core challenges: limited or intermittent connectivity, device compatibility, and high data costs. Today we’re unveiling developers.google.com/billions and related Android and Web resources to help developers deliver exceptional performance across a range of connections, data plans, and devices.

We’ll also be talking about this on stage every day at I/O - join us online or in-person:
[Livestreamed] Android application architecture: Get ready for the next billion! (https://goo.gl/0UCZtz)
[Livestreamed] Lean and fast: putting your app on a diet (https://goo.gl/xjJ50m)
Building for billions on the web (https://goo.gl/8ycLMT)
Building for billions on Android (https://goo.gl/l44Qky)
Experts App Clinic - Best Practices when Building Apps for Billions
Build for billions: Deliver the best performance for billions of users - across a variety of connections, data plans, and devices.
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The year of Linux on the desktop! Yep, this joke is going to get old fast.
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Yup. As a Linux diehard you wouldn't catch me near a windoze machine.
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The maps styling wizard has some very nice looking default styles. Be sure to check them out and share with #MapStyle
 
With our new custom #MapStyle wizard, you can pick from preset styles, create your own & even setup features like auto-night mode. Learn more from Ankur Kotwal in this Geocast: https://goo.gl/HC5glC
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We've added Node.js to our client library family. Learn about the benefits of using these libraries and best practices → https://goo.gl/n8EoDx
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Want to learn how to incorporate Google Maps on your site? This course has you covered.
 
Learn how to harness the power of Google Maps APIs on your site with the new Udacity course: http://goo.gl/m5e1JQ
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Google I/O thoughts...
The stages at Google I/O are amazing this year. I/O's got such a great vibe this year!

You should come check out the Geo sandbox at Google I/O. We have demoes, Maps API team members and a sweet bus!

We also have a Google I/O bus tracker! You'll learn about it on our buses and the Geo sandbox. It's really cool. h/t +Brett Morgan & Stephen McDonald

I'm presenting 3 sessions at Google I/O this year. Hope to see you there!

Session 1. Codeless Middleware: from paradox to reality https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=dc641ff7-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day2/dc641ff7-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7 Server-side code can truly be optional!

Session 2. Building for Billions on Android https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=da9c1403-0cef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day2/da9c1403-0cef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7 Your users will love you for embracing the framework.

Session 3. Streamlining developer experiences with the Google Maps API https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=98621cfd-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day3/98621cfd-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7

If you're wondering how to get to Google I/O this year, check this schedule. https://events.google.com/io2016/attend#travel

Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 18-20, 2016. #io16
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You can now track Google Maps API changes with RSS feeds.
 
JS devs: stay up-to-date with Google Maps JavaScript API release notes by subscribing to the RSS feed https://goo.gl/xWDZF8
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La creta!
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Great ambience, classic American feel. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
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