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Developer Programs Engineer for Google+
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    Developer Advocate, 2012 - present
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    Programmer/Writer/Evangelist, 2005 - 2012
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I'm a developer programs engineer for the Google+ platform.

I program samples that demonstrate Google+ functionality in a variety of scenarios and platforms.

Circle me to get information on how to drive users to your site using Google+ and develop on top of the Google+ platform.
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In the past I have created my own social network, file sharing network, web mail system, teleconferencing robots that are remotely controllable, embedded controllers for researchers, distributed systems, and own set of AIs for robots as well as the specific hardware for them. I worked on Windows up through Windows 8, and do much more than just software engineering.
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  • University of Washington Business School
    Business, 2006 - 2008
    Economics Strategic Management Leadership Business Capstone Project Management
  • University of Washington
    Computers and Software Systems, 1999 - 2003
    Distributed and Parallel Systems Artificial Intelligence 2D Graphics Operating Systems Computer Hardware Networking
  • Reno High School
    1996 - 1999
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Check out Firebase Authentication!
 
Introducing #Firebase Authentication: Learn about user identity in your app via Alfonso Gomez Jordana & +Laurence Moroney https://goo.gl/ofIvNM
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Because GPU ain't cuttin' it for AI.
 
Tensor Processing Units (TPUs)
I'm very excited that we can finally discuss this in public. Today at Google I/O +Sundar Pichai revealed the TPU (Tensor Processing Unit), a custom ASIC that Google has designed and built specifically for machine learning applications. We've had TPUs deployed in Google datacenters for more than a year, and they are an order of magnitude faster and more power efficient per operation than other computational solutions for the kinds of models we are deploying to improve our products. This computational speed allows us to use larger, more powerful machine learned models, expressed and seemlessly deployed using TensorFlow (tensorflow.org) into our products, and to deliver the excellent results from those models in less time.

TPUs are used on every Google Search to power RankBrain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RankBrain), they were a key secret ingredient in the recent AlphaGo match against Lee Sedol, they are used for speech and image recognition, and they are powering a growing list of other smart products and features.

+Norm Jouppi and the rest of the team that developed this ASIC did a fabulous job, and it's great to see it discussed in public!

Blog post:
https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/05/Google-supercharges-machine-learning-tasks-with-custom-chip.html

Link to the part of the keynote where Sundar discusses TPUs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=862r3XS2YB0&feature=youtu.be&t=7300

WSJ article:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-isnt-playing-games-with-new-chip-1463597820

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#TIL I learned about the Stack Exchange 3D printer forum.
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ENTJ – Somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people!
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Heads up, the 1.9.2 release of the Google .NET API client library has been pushed to NuGet.  Full details of the changes on the link but a few highlights:

* The libraries are signed
* Various symbols are now properly changed during library generation
* Bug fix on batch requests
* FIPS-compliant Service Account Credentials
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2012 called, it wants its autonomous burrito delivery system back. More info here: http://hackaday.com/2012/12/09/the-burrito-bomber/
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This mix is the jam: "Clever Title ... like +deadmau5 would use."
Knife Party
Mixmag Mix - 'Clever Title Like Deadmau5 Would Use' Mix
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Is it just me or is the Photos app still getting better at filtering random snaps into amazing pictures?
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+Allen Firstenberg I'm just lucky like that I suppose :)
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Machine learn all the things! I'll take a deep dive into this in a future project.
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That new Start menu :)
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The only thing I wish is that we could be size it to any size as long as we rearrange the tiles or completely remove them.
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Update on Eclipse Android Developer Tools

It is officially time to migrate to Android Studio. If you have not had time to migrate check out the details here: http://goo.gl/qUpfA5

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Can it possibly be really real!!!
You want Shenmue 3? You’ll get it. If you pay for it.
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$2,722,515 already... Jeebus :)
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Awful non-stop spam for irrelevant jobs.
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I hadn't had a tune up in years on my "racing-grade" bike. I took it in to Citizen Chain for a Bottom Bracket rebuild and drive chain touch-up and holy sh*t is my bike faster! I smashed all my PRs in Strava (by ~20% across the board) and I'm in bad shape athletically relative to where I've been. If you have let your bike sit for a while, have the nice folks at Citizen Chain take a look-see, they're friendly and do a solid job.
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Love this place!
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This place is rather dreary, if you're at the MTA, odds are you're having a bad time. They should put their hours on the web site. The MTA is open from: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
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