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James Darpinian
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Attended Harvey Mudd College
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Pebble vs. Qualcomm Toq: Smartwatch showdown
There are a lot of new smartwatch contenders out there this holiday season. I've had my Pebble since February, and wearing it all year has given me a good idea of what's important in a smartwatch and what's not. The most heavily promoted smartwatch, Samsung...
There are a lot of new smartwatch contenders out there this holiday season. I've had my Pebble since February, and wearing it all year has given me a good idea of what's important in a smartwatch and what's not. The most heav...
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U.S. government agencies claim they don't need a warrant to ask for private content—such as Gmail messages, documents, photos and YouTube videos. (Here at Google, we push back.) We urge reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant for online info, just like for offline. 

If you're in the U.S., sign this petition to the White House today—we need 100,000 signatures to guarantee a response: http://goo.gl/N2C7Uu
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See a rare hybrid solar eclipse in the #newGoogleMaps (opt-in: http://maps.google.com/preview) beginning Sunday, November 3, 10:04 GMT.

If you're previewing the new Google Maps, enter Earth view and zoom out till you see the cloud layer appear over the planet – from a few hundred miles east of Florida, across the Atlantic Ocean and to Africa. Learn more: http://goo.gl/QpMqot
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I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.
 
Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah

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Time to put in for a transfer? ;-)
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It needs to ring the door bell. How could they forget that?

Pretty 1984, I mean 2084.
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We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

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Work
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Software Engineer
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Graphics programming
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
    I make the new Google Maps 3D with WebGL.
  • Microsoft
    Software Design Engineer II, 2008 - 2010
    Seadragon, Deep Zoom, and Windows Phone 7.
  • Northrop Grumman Space Technology
    Simulation developer, 2004 - 2008
    Simulating satellites as they orbit the Earth.
  • Laserfiche
    Intern, 2003 - 2003
    Using cameras to scan documents.
  • K. Darpinian & Sons
    Farm worker, 1997 - 2003
    Driving a forklift. Propping trees. Pruning.
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Seattle, WA
Previously
Redondo Beach, CA - Ripon, CA
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I make the new Google Maps 3D with WebGL. I wrote the Web Latency Benchmark. I'm a big fan of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift, and Bitcoin.
Education
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
  • Ripon High School
    1996 - 2000
  • Colony Oak Elementary School
    1990 - 1996
  • Ripona Elementary School
    1987 - 1990
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Chromium Blog: Compiling in the background for a smoother user experience
blog.chromium.org

We aim to make Chrome the fastest browser possible. One way V8 helps with this goal is by compiling JavaScript into native machine code to e

Introducing our smart contact lens project
googleblog.blogspot.com

You've probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familia

- MOMA Single Sign On
webstore-prod-not-live.corp.google.com

Many internal apps. One login page. Use your LDAP username and password. Username: @ google.com [+]. Role: What's this? Password: Change pas

Super Hexagon
market.android.com

Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.REVIEWS: -----------------"A masterpiece of design purity."

Ready Player One
market.android.com

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of human

Maps
market.android.com

Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps, the mapping service trusted by more than a billion u

Chromium Blog: Experimenting with QUIC
blog.chromium.org

At Google, we're always working to make the web faster. The SPDY protocol, which is now the foundation of the upcoming HTTP 2.0 protocol, is

Rainier Veterinary Hospital
plus.google.com

Rainier Veterinary Hospital hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

What the ...?
googleblog.blogspot.com

Dear Google users— You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PR

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!
www.geoguessr.com

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
www.smbc-comics.com

News: May 24, 2013. Really been enjoying Junior Scientist Power Hour comics. Discuss this comic in the forum. May 23, 2013. KERPOW! Discuss

Sensor Fusion: Keeping It Simple
www.oculusvr.com

Since September, I've worked hard with the software team at Oculus VR on the SDK for the Rift. Tracking head orientation with as little late

Monsoon
plus.google.com

Monsoon hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
www.google.com

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Galaxy Nexus
www.google.com

Galaxy Nexus. First phone with Android 4.0, Face Unlock, Android Beam, an amazing HD screen and 4G LTE fast.

Linux
plus.google.com

Linux - doing it right

The Verge
www.theverge.com

The Verge is a technology-focused news publication founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe in partnership with Vox Media and its CE

Hacker News
news.ycombinator.com

SOPA not Dead. Hearings to Resume in Feb. (house.gov). 179 points by cjoh 2 hours ago | 23 comments. 2. Google will protest SOPA using home

Mozilla Developer Network
developer.mozilla.org

Mozilla Developer Network. Search. Docs. HTML; DOM; Video; Audio; SVG; WebGL. HTML5; WebSockets; Offline Cache; Local Storage; IndexedDB; Fi

Google Politics & Elections
www.google.com

Google Politics & Elections. Your elections hub to study, watch, discuss, participate in and make your impact on the digital campaign trail.

Way better than eating lunch at the convention center. Fast, cheap, good.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Coming from Seattle we were looking for a place with good beer, and The Ginger Man delivered. We liked it so much we came back a second time.
Atmosphere: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My favorite Thai in Seattle.
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reviewed a year ago
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Go early to get reservations for the tour because they fill up fast!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Get the speakeasy, if you can find a table.
Decor: ExcellentFood: ExcellentService: Good
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