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In Istanbul with +Kaan Mamikoglu for a weekend :) Women Techmakers Istanbul

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Hello ladies!

Women Techmakers Istanbul 2015 is on March 15th at Bahçeşehir University. Hurry up to be a part of this inspiring event! 

In 2014, we hosted 51 women speakers from IT world. This year, we are waiting for YOU! 

Don't miss this chance to meet successful women all over the world! Apply this form to talk about following subjects! Talks can be in English or Turkish.

- Web
- Mobile
- Back-end 
- Front-end
- UI
- UX
- Being a woman in IT 
- Entrepreneurship

Apply this form to be a speaker at Women Techmakers Istanbul 15.
Women Techmakers Istanbul 2015
Sun, March 15, 3:00 AM
Bahçeşehir University

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Now open: Google Store, the new home for the latest products made with Google. Have a look around:!

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The Google Store is now open. Explore the latest products made with Google. Have a look around:
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Watching the Apple Special Event live stream:
Don’t miss a single announcement.
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+Francesco Pergola​ The new Mac doesn't solve the problem. I could see it with my own, but only using safari. Apple policy is more restrictive than Chinese.
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Just completed the E145: Technology Entrepreneurship, Part 1 course provided by +Stanford University through +NovoED Inc.. I really enjoyed it! Special thanks goes to our professor +Chuck Eesley.

Really looking forward to the E145: Technology Entrepreneurship, Part 2 course starting in April :)

#education #mooc #entrepreneurship
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Love this story!!! :D Lesson: Be nice. Always. To everybody!

Instant karma: Man who told fellow London Tube passenger to go f*** himself gets payback when he turns up for job interview with the same guy just hours later.
HR executive Matt Buckland (pictured) claimed the job seeker pushed past him and told him to 'f*** himself' as they were both getting off at Monument Station in central London.
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+Fifty Shades of Grey 
Books sold: over 100 million. Trailer views: over 250 million. People eagerly waiting for the release date: countless. The cultural phenomenon turned cinematic masterpiece. The movie fever gone global.

The wait is over, finally! Watching the most anticipated movie of 2015 today with +Kaan Mamikoğlu. Let's see if it lives up to all the hype ;)
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+Rory Glynn You've to be kidding :D Avengers 2 is surely the last thing I'd watch on Valentine's Day!

+Vincent Kahl Not quite a cinematic masterpiece but definitely worth your time! It's hot. Intense. Sensual. Raw. NSFW, not at all.
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Millions of children lack clean water. How long can you go without something far less vital... like your phone? For every 15 minutes you go without touching your phone in March, +UNICEF and sponsors will donate 1 full day of clean water to children in need.

The fact that millions of children still live without something as basic as clean water is hard to comprehend. Take the challenge on your mobile phone at!
#unicef #charity   #socialgood  
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Let them earn that pure water rather than some charity. 
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"So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time?"

Candid memo about work/life balance! The most unconventional leaving notice. Well worth reading — it'll warm your heart.
After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.  Yeah, I know you've heard that line before.  We give a lot to our jobs.  I certainly did.  And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.

This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili).

And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.

I remember telling Tamar a typical prudent CFO type response- I would love to keep going, but we have to go back. It's not time yet, There is still so much to do at Google, with my career, so many people counting on me/us - Boards, Non Profits, etc

But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air. 

A few weeks later, I was happy back at work, but could not shake away THE question: When is it time for us to just keep going? And so began a reflection on my/our life. Through numerous hours of cycling last fall (my introvert happy place) I concluded on a few simple and self-evident truths:

First, The kids are gone.  Two are in college, one graduated and in a start-up in Africa. Beautiful young adults we are very proud of. Tamar honestly deserves most of the credit here. She has done a marvelous job. Simply marvelous. But the reality is that for Tamar and I, there will be no more Cheerios encrusted minivan, night watch because of ear infections, ice hockey rinks at 6:00am. Nobody is waiting for us/needing us. 

Second, I am completing this summer 25-30 years of nearly non-stop work (depending on how you wish to cut the data). And being member of FWIO, the noble Fraternity of Worldwide Insecure Over-achievers, it has been a whirlwind of truly amazing experiences. But as I count it now, it has also been a frenetic pace for about 1500 weeks now. Always on - even when I was not supposed to be. Especially when I was not supposed to be. And am guilty as charged - I love my job (still do), my colleagues, my friends, the opportunities to lead and change the world.

Third, this summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. 
If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more. And she deserves more. Lots more.

Allow me to spare you the rest of the truths. But the short answer is simply that I could not find a good argument to tell Tamar we should wait any longer for us to grab our backpacks and hit the road - celebrate our last 25 years together by turning the page and enjoy a perfectly fine mid life crisis full of bliss and beauty, and leave the door open to serendipity for our next leadership opportunities, once our long list of travels and adventures is exhausted.

Working at Google is a privilege, nothing less. I have worked with the best of the best, and know that I am leaving Google in great hands. I have made so many friends at Google it's not funny. Larry, Sergey, Eric, thank you for friendship. I am forever grateful for letting me be me, for your trust, your warmth, your support, and for so much laughter through good and not so good times.

To be clear, I am still here. I wish to transition over the coming months but only after we have found a new Googley CFO and help him/her through an orderly transition, which will take some time. 

In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore. And for that I am truly grateful. Carpe Diem.

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One day with no barriers... Samsung Hearing Hands.

Really heartwarming and wonderfully touching commercial courtesy of Samsung Turkey & Leo Burnett Istanbul! Follow Muharrem and his sister as they take a walk through the city...

#samsung   #commercial   #hearinghands  
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Updated Google Contacts is here, finally! Fresh look & feel as well as new handy features are really nice :) 
Today we’re releasing a preview of the new Google Contacts that makes it easier to keep track of the people you know and get the info you need, fast:
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Tons of sweetest memories from our recent trip to Paris with +Kaan Mamikoğlu. Celebrating New Year's Eve in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, does it get more romantic than that? :)

#paris #france #vacation
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Google I/O dates announced: May 28-29, 2015

Registration will begin March 17. Applicants will be selected at random to receive the opportunity to purchase one ticket.
#google #io15
Excited to announce that our official dates for Google I/O in San Francisco are May 28 & 29, 2015. Whether you’re able to join us in person, online via I/O Live or at an I/O Extended event in your local community, we’re looking forwarding to connecting with the global +Google Developers community to share what we’re working on next. 

More details to come over the coming weeks; be sure to check for the latest.
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015.
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"I am not satisfied with the world as it is, so intend to change it. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Visionary pragmatist with the determination to change the world and with the passion to make it happen. The adjective that best describes me is curious. I love experiencing new things, asking questions, meeting new people, and traveling to new places.

SoLoMo (Social-Local-Mobile) early adopter. Tech savvy female with a digital DNA. GTDer. Passionate Google products user. Android developer wannabe. GDG Stuttgart & GDG Ufa community manager. Former TEDxStuttgart co-organizer. Google+ & Gmail Top Contributor. Twitter, Facebook, Adobe CS & TED Talks translator. Wikipedia contributor. Academic & citizen scientist. Classically trained musician (piano, cello). Fitness enthusiast. Passionate traveler. Teetotaler. Huge smoothie & cheese lover :D

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