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I/O Sandbox talk: Bringing Material Design to life on Android
Really excited about the box talk I'm doing at I/O:

With a new visual design and new user interface patterns, material design has strongly impacted how Android apps look and act. Yet, you don't want to spend time building common material design components: that’s time that could be spent making your app stand out. Learn the story behind the key material design components, why they are important to your app, and how Google is helping bring consistent, easy to use material design components to all developers.

Be sure to join us on Day 2 at 9:30am (this first session) or later that day at 3pm [1] and check out the full schedule here: https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule

[1] - https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule#day2/c46c5d2e-56e4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7
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. #io15
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Promote my Muzei app  - 
 
Great example of using the Muzei wallpaper API to enhance an already awesome new watch face
 
So I published that watch face, and it got me thinking…

/cc +Ian Lake because this is all your fault :-P
Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.
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While starting my Sunday run at 5:16am isn't my favorite, the pacing I was able to keep up for this run was about as spot on as I could hope. Compared to the last time I did this training plan and the 'fast finish' parts of my long runs were more like 'barely finish', being able to actually hit the 7:30/mile pace even after 7 miles yesterday and 9 miles earlier in the run feels really good.
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Good stuff man! Keep up the good work
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Great example of working alongside material design
 
A wonderful case study of applying Material from the talented team at Aviary!
How I redesigned Photo Editor by Aviary for Google’s new design language
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10 half mile intervals was today's workout. Really happy I was able to keep within ~15 seconds per mile of my goal pace of 6:20/mile for each interval, although I was definitely feeling it by the later intervals.
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+Ian Lake You are right that's an excuse but I prefer to exercise in evenings because that's when I could use the energy boost.
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The birthday celebrations continue with our normal trip to +Five Guys Burgers and Fries​. As we go every Saturday (for over a year now), they know us quite well - the manager ended up giving us our lunch for free! Even better, our favorite worker there, Joyce, brought out our food and sang happy birthday to me. So nice.
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Oh how sweet! You guys have really been a dedicated Saturday fixture within a Five Guys business for what the last 5 years or so now, they should give you stock in the company by now, lol!!
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Project Fi Setup
Got my Project Fi SIM card today! Just a little 'Let's connect' nice looking packaging and the easiest instructions imaginable: just insert the SIM card. I love the usage of a paperclip both as packaging material (holding the instructions and the SIM card together) and as a tool to change the SIM card - very clever and cute.

Not sure how it works if you don't have the Project Fi app installed (I couldn't wait!), but immediately upon putting in the SIM card the Project Fi app popped up a notification asking me to finish activation. After selecting my account, it took only a few minutes to get fully activated (in the background as I continued to use the device - a nice touch).

Since I moved my Google Voice number over, it only took a short while to get everything up and running - I believe moving over a different number takes a longer period of time (depending on your carrier), but for me I was getting calls and SMS messages to my Google Voice number right awa- as standard calls/SMS - no Google Voice app required!

I had already moved my Google Voice into Hangouts as much as I could, but having native calling just use my Google Voice number is pretty amazing and exactly what I wanted from Project Fi.

The app itself, which is enabled once activation completes, is just what I wanted: easy to use, complete control over everything in my account, and no extraneous other things or upselling.

So far, extremely happy. Service at my house was really good with T-Mobile and continues to be really good with Project Fi. I'll have to see over the next few weeks how service compares (although I really had no complaints about T-Mobile - coverage wasn't a primary reason I switched to FI).
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I'm receiving mine tomorrow with the Nexus 6. I honestly want to see how well the service works as well. The bouncing from wifi to T-Mobile or Sprint depending upon signal strength is really intriguing. 
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This is a great lead into the box talk I'm doing: Bring material design to life [1]: make sure to check out both talks!

[1] - https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule#day2/e958a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7
 
Check out my "Material Now" session on May 28 at Google I/O!

I/O 2015 - Google’s annual developer conference -  is later this week, on May 28–29, in San Francisco. On Thursday the 28th at 4PM PDT, I’ll be hosting the Material Now session (https://goo.gl/3Dq9ox), where we’ll be looking at the state of material design in all it's forms.

We’ll start off by looking at some of the phenomenal design work happening across the many apps you can find in the Google Play store today. We might have something special planned for the amazing designers and developers behind these apps, so make sure to tune in...

We’ll also look towards the future, and talk about the tools and other resources we’re building to make adopting material design even easier.

If you’ll be at Moscone, join us in-person on Level 2. Otherwise, tune into the livestream at https://goo.gl/udvBhP. If you can’t follow in real-time, the recording will be available shortly after at https://goo.gl/60LSuK.

#io15   #materialdesign  
A look at where we’ve been and where we’re going with material design. This talk will examine the logistics of materializing products inside and outside of Google over the past year, from working collaboratively with product teams, to expanding and refining our guidelines for designers and developers. It will ask: how can we push material design into new and exciting territory? (Note: Tune into this live stream on CHANNEL 1.)
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The true power of Android is how awesome apps can work together
 
So I published that watch face, and it got me thinking…

/cc +Ian Lake because this is all your fault :-P
Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.
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Really glad to see more features added to the Wearable UI Library: by far the easiest way to get started doing Android Wear app development and get really good looking results!
 
The latest Wear update has a bunch of great new features[1], however you may not have noticed we also released an update to the Wearable UI library (v1.2.0). Outside of some good old bug fixes, this version also brings some new UI widgets, such as ActionPage[3] - a full screen circular button with text below it (basically a FAB for Wear).

The nice thing about this widget, is it handles screen shape for you (the button is centered on round device and placed slightly higher on square devices) and it also includes an ActionLabel[4] which automatically adjusts font size to fit text into a defined space.

Using this button helps the actions in your Wearable app to look and feel like actions from the system or other apps - including the refreshed Material styling like ripple touch feedback based on easily customizable primary and accent colors.

It's really simple to use, but if you want an example, the XYZTouristAttractions code sample[5] has been updated to use it[6].

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[1] http://android-developers.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/always-on-and-wi-fi-with-latest-android.html
[2] https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/layouts.html#UiLibrary
[3] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/wearable/view/ActionPage.html
[4] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/wearable/view/ActionLabel.html
[5] https://github.com/googlesamples/android-XYZTouristAttractions
[6] https://github.com/googlesamples/android-XYZTouristAttractions/blob/master/Wearable/src/main/res/layout/gridpager_action.xml
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It's starting: the first of many patches on the way to Heart of Thorns!

Given the lack of a teaser picture on Monday, I wonder if this is preempting an additional elite specialization reveal for this week or if they just didn't want to spoil the surprise. I guess we'll find out in just a few days.
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For my birthday today, +Andrea Lake framed my signed art print from Guild Wars (1) I had gotten back in 2009. It looks so good above my desk, I cannot believe it took this long to really give it the treatment it deserves.

What a great present :)
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    Android Developer Advocate, 2014 - present
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    Android Software Engineer, 2013 - 2014
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    Senior Android Software Engineer, 2013 - 2013
  • Boeing
    IT Finance Software Developer, 2011 - 2013
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    IT Finance Project Manager, 2010 - 2011
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    IT Rotation Program Participant, 2008 - 2010
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    Software Development Summer Intern, 2005 - 2007
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    Software Development Intern, 2008 - 2008
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    Software QA Intern, 2007 - 2008
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Android Developer Advocate at work, Android Developer at home, and Runner everywhere else.

By day, I work at Google as an Android Developer Advocate, serving as the technical bridge between the Android engineering team and the greater community.

By night, I am an Android developer, having published three applications to the Google Play Store and working on many more.

In between, I spend the majority of time running with my Vibram Five Fingers and completed my first marathon in 3 hours, 45 minutes in February 2013 and recently completed my second marathon in 3 hours and 30 minutes in October 2013.

I am also a huge fan of Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 and play the later whenever I have the opportunity.

Note: the views expressed in my posts are mine alone, not necessarily those of my company.
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Completed Masters in Computer Science while working full time
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  • University of Southern California
    Masters in Computer Science, 2009 - 2011
  • Montana State University - Bozeman
    BS Computer Science, BS Physics, 2004 - 2008
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    2004 - 2004
  • Sam Barlow High School
    2000 - 2004
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Muzei HD Landscapes – Android Apps on Google Play
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Google Handwriting Input – Apps para Android no Google Play
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From the Academy Award® nominated film How to Train Your Dragon comes the next chapter in the epic trilogy. When Hiccup and Toothless discov

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Wally
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A complete Flickr extension for Muzei.Get muzei here: http://get.muzei.coDisplay Flickr photos on your wallpaper!You can use different sourc

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