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All the new sessions added after the #io15 keynote

Google Developer Expert's perspective on Playful apps (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=6ebc2770-caf5-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:00 PM
Earn & Engage Talk (L2)

Office Hours with the Android team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=981830e3-c9f8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3cd7df85-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Office Hours with the Mobile Ads Platform team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=5efb24e8-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Hands-on with Polymer (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=c7d67fac-54e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:00 PM
Alcove 3 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=6eedfd7e-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Applying Wear design patterns (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=588c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
1:30 PM
Design Talk (L2)

Office Hours with Android & Google Play Public Policy Teams (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=37b67ec3-c9f8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Develop Talk 3 (L2)

Office Hours with the Google Cloud Platform team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=11cb0993-c9f8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Lounge Talk (L2)

Using "always-on" in wearable apps (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=928c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
2:30 PM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Android for Work Update (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=9c8c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
2:30 PM
Alcove 3 (L2)

Office Hours with the Play team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=0655453c-cbf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=c6a37c01-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Fingerprint and Payments APIs (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=268c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:00 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=146fad70-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
1:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Introduction to high-performance NDK Audio (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=308c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
1:00 PM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

Office Hours with the Chrome team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=e1b6c1a8-c9f8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

How an education app went from good to great (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3c59a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
1:00 PM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Office Hours with the Search team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=da39e31e-cbf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Office Hours with the Android Pay team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ac8a8c01-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
4:00 PM
Earn & Engage Talk (L2)

Optimize your app presence on Google Search with Search Console (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=6059a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:30 PM
Develop Talk 1 (L2)

Material design icons made easy (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ee58a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:30 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Android Pay: The next generation of payments on Android (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=e596312e-e3d3-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
3:00 PM
Room 1 (L2)

Office Hours with Google Developers Experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ec7713a6-88fa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=5a40f877-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
2:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Hands-on with Polymer (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=a68c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-28
12:30 PM
Alcove 3 (L2)

* Day 2 events*

Activity Recognition: Use low power sensors to detect user activity (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=798c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Office Hours with the Chrome team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=74e3144f-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

Office Hours with the Play team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=4d63c164-cbf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=2402eda1-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=bb8a0ab1-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
11:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Android for Work Update (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=e8f4bd87-55e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
1:00 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Office Hours with the Mobile Ads Platform team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3a1c6c4e-cbf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Google Spotlight Stories is here. Meet the Creators. (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=bfcfd338-94f9-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
11:00 AM
Alcove 3 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=eb6358d2-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Office Hours with Google Developers Experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=279a8ff6-88fa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Fingerprint and Payments APIs (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=4b82d8d6-c9e3-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
1:30 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=29ce02b7-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
12:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Applying Wear design patterns (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=e458a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
11:00 AM
Design Talk (L2)

How an education app went from good to great (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=914a8843-85e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
12:30 PM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Second annual Google Security update at I/O (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=790e62dc-0fe9-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
3:30 PM
Develop Talk 1 (L2)

Office Hours with Android & Google Play Public Policy Teams (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=27751f96-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Develop Talk 3 (L2)

Office Hours with the Google Cloud Platform team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ba738f76-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Lounge Talk (L2)

Android Pay In Apps (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=218c9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3250adcb-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
3:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Fireside chat with the Google mobile services teams (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=a08eebf1-fce2-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
10:30 AM
Develop Talk 3 (L2)

Office Hours with the Search team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=1c232e56-cbf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Book signing with Google Developers Experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=53dd5f0c-8afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Office Hours with the Android team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=d9e4462f-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Alcove 1 (L2)

Activity Recognition: Use low power sensors to detect user activity (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=05ccc058-6be4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
3:00 PM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Second annual Google Security update at I/O (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=0fad9699-0fe9-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
10:30 AM
Design Talk (L2)

Introduction to high-performance NDK Audio (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=9c65fe9b-8ce4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
10:30 AM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

Fireside chat with the Google mobile services teams (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=681d9b11-99e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
12:30 PM
Develop Talk 3 (L2)

Office Hours with the Android Pay team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3ceb0d14-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Earn & Engage Talk (L2)

Using "always-on" in wearable apps (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=02b772bf-6ae4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
11:30 AM
Showcase Talk (L3)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=eea793bd-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
1:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Ubiquitous Computing with Google (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ef8b9f91-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
2:00 PM
Room 1 (L2)

Google Developer Expert on Polymer and Firebase for real-time elements (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=654889d1-cbf5-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
3:30 PM
Earn & Engage Talk (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=7c735ac5-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
2:00 PM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Office hours with the Android Location & Context Team (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=3c9e4d85-caf8-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
4:00 PM
Develop Talk 1 (L2)

Material design icons made easy (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=ff0e5123-cae3-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
10:30 AM
Alcove 3 (L2)

Rapid paper prototyping with design experts (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=89589ea9-5afa-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
10:00 AM
Earn & Engage Sandbox

Optimize your app presence on Google Search with Search Console (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=f1fd8925-cde3-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
2:30 PM
Earn & Engage Talk (L2)

Android Pay In Stores (https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=d2078af1-89e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7)
2015-05-29
9:30 AM
Develop Talk 2 (L2)

Courtesy of my lame little Python script:

Edited to use dates and times that are meaningful to humans. And to put all of the May 28 sessions before the May 29 sessions.
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Updated to put all of the May 28 sessions before the May 29 sessions, and to add links for all of the sessions.
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A problem with the story of Zack the farmer is that when he did his search for help in battling the ants killing his potatoes is that he likely wouldn't have access to most of the quality research due to paywalls.

One of the initiatives our library had run years ago was to provide access to all of our licensed research to a sister institution in the Congo. Quite thoughtful of my (sadly deceased now) colleague Glen Kelly.
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Open, open, open... LG is talking my kind of talk about their strategy for the "smart home" at #LgDevEvent
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And 2015: https://events.google.com/io2015/

Keep on changing it up, Google!
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Needed a server temporarily, decided to try +Google Cloud Platform Compute Engine

And so far it is pretty painless. I've run App Engine before, but this time I just want a lightweight Debian server to run a simple web app that I'm building on PostgreSQL + Flask. And rather than going back to AWS, I thought it would be worth giving GCE a quick shot with their "f1 micro" instance. So far, so good!

Installing the command line tools to manage Google Cloud authentication and SSH access is slick. I'm up and running with a VM in the cloud, installing the required packages for my app, in under five minutes; that's pretty awesome. Now to see how the charges add up over the next few days and weeks :)
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Note to self: that first dist-upgrade is a doozy. update-initramfs takes forever!

Otherwise, everything seems to be rolling along nicely; app is installed and working at an ephemeral IP address and I just wanted to apply the updates before rebooting to ensure things survive reboot.
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Highly impressed with the demonstration of on-the-fly entity recognition and the intersection with the Knowledge Graph to power Now On Tap.

Wondering how much schema.org assists with this... To be determined!
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Hey +GDG Sudbury , this is what you're missing out on... Lines!

Have a great, relaxed #io15extended !

/cc +Reg Fitchett 
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Awe that's too bad. We are all cozy in our seats waiting for you to get inside so we can get this show on the road...
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+Reg Fitchett​​ Here are the details for the hangout across the world prior to the Google I/O keynote, in case you want to get Sudbury in on the action!
 
Hey guys, we're running the "Mirror to the Other World" half an hour before the Google IO Keynote begins. That way it'll be easier to coordinate and it'll build the hype towards the keynote speech.

Requirements :
- Projector & projector screen
- Laptop
- Webcam
- Hangouts

We'll start the Hangouts call at least 45 minutes before the keynote speech so that we have ample time to get everyone ready.
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If there was any doubt, I score heavily on the introvert side of things...

By the way, It's a Thing is a great, fun podcast by +Tom Merritt​ and +Molly Wood​. I normally save these for listening in the car with family (vs my much more heavily tech oriented podcasts) but enjoyed this one whilst making pancakes by myself.
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Every time I've been given a Myers-Briggs test, I come out as INTJ.
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Google I/O schedule updates: gimme a JSON feed!

It's nice to have all of these I/O 2015 notifications of updated sessions firing in my web browsers and on my phone, but it's almost impossible to tell what changed.

I was thinking it would be much more developer-appropriate if there was simply a JSON feed (or other such structured data -- hey, schema.org?) so that I could just generate a diff every once in a while to see what actually is different. And then thought about it, took a peek in Chrome Dev Tools, and yanked out https://events.google.com/io2015/api/v1/schedule -- the answer to my desires. Naturally!

Wish I had thought about this a few days ago, then I might have hacked something together.
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My horribly hacked together JSON comparison[1] script has detected a grand total of six changes since yesterday:

* ADT Deep Dive is no longer being live streamed
* 5 speakers added or changed bios or mentioned who they worked for

I get the feeling this will be more useful right after the keynote to quickly determine which new sessions have been posted...

1. Aside: No standard / generic JSON diff tools produced anything useful when comparing the old vs. new feeds, so I hacked together something specific in about 40 lines of Python.
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Hack@Home
Join us for a two-hour live-streamed developer event, wherever you are; home, office, school. You will be able to test the new Android features announced at Google I/O and ask the Googlers who presented these new features.
Try out the new Android features announced at Google I/O while getting help from Google engineers.
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  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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Librarian coffeetarian bass guitarian geek.
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I'm a systems librarian who cares about software freedom and open source. Since 2007 my core contributions have been to the Evergreen library system project.  I'm also the founder and lead for the Google Developer Group Sudbury.
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I can (and do) hit some awesome mountain biking trails right out of my backyard. Sudbury rocks!
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Systems Librarian
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Structured data (schema.org, RDFa, microdata); Perl; PHP; Python; PostgreSQL; HTML5 (yes, JavaScript and CSS too); obscure library standards and protocols like MARC21 and Z39.50; can code Java when necessary, which Android gets me to do.
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  • Laurentian University
    Systems Librarian, 2006 - present
    I make it possible for people to connect with information they need in the form of articles, books, and data, while overcoming the hurdles that publishers and "solution providers" put in the way.
  • IBM Canada
    1998 - 2006
    Product planner for DB2 on Linux; Information Architect for DB2 / IBM Software Group (System House); Technical Writer focused on DB2 application development
  • Xerox Canada
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A go-to place for sushi when I'm downtown.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great vegetarian Indian cuisine. I'm a repeat visitor over the past ten years; it's always been good. Service is variable, but that's too be expected from any restaurant. Prices are in line with the norms for the quality and quantity of food served up per dish.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Casual atmosphere (a dress shirt is way over the top for this place), excellent Thai food. I had a bowl of tom yum soup; the portion size was small but it was packed with flavour. By far the best tom yum I've had (and I've tried a lot). Also had the green curry, which more than met expectations in flavour, presentation, and serving size. Highly recommended.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I've been to Ripe many times since moving from Toronto; it's like one of the Yonge & Eglinton pasta & wine bars was transported to Sudbury. It benefits from a creative menu, nice woodfired pizza oven, generally great service, and an owner (Marc) who genuinely cares for his clientele. For example, last night we presented a coupon for a free kid's pizza at the start of our order and enjoyed a great meal. When the bill came, we paid and took off quickly because said child was very tired, and didn't notice that the coupon hadn't been applied. Marc (somehow) remembered my name, tracked down my email address, and sent me an email apologizing for the oversight and promising to make it up to us... completely unprompted. How awesome is that?
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I've been multiple times over the past twenty years; first as a student for my first Ethiopian experience, most recently as a parent with two overtired children in tow. I've never failed to have great, attentive service (especially impressive patience with said children!) and wonderful food. One of my favourite places to visit in Toronto.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Perhaps the best Indian cuisine I've had, including the ten years I lived in Toronto. The dishes, rice, and naan are freshly prepared when you order, and the portions are generous; two main dishes are more than enough for three people. They don't hold back on the spice; if you order "hot" you will get very hot, and I love that :)
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reviewed 9 months ago
The conference rooms and general facilities are fine, but the distance from anything else means that you're limited to whatever food they have to offer--which means high prices and no guarantees of quality. I made the mistake of grabbing an English muffin with egg and some meat slices from a heat rack on a cart in the morning, and once I opened it discovered that the sauce had soaked through the bottom of the sandwich and bonded with the wrapper. Seems likely that the sandwich had been there since the day before. I tried a few bites anyway but ended up tossing the $5.50 monstrosity; luckily my stomach didn't seem too affected by the experience.
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Public - 11 months ago
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