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When we were developing Udacity 's Android Fundamentals one of the decoy L dessert code names that +Reto Meier threw around was Lamington.

Finally had one today. Interesting.

Lamington is a sponge cake dipped in a chocolate sauce and covered in dried shaved coconut.
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+Derek Waters +Reto Meier There was a selection of sweets/snacks. There were Tim Tams, some chocolate things with sprinkles, some orange Jaffas, kangaroo and emu jerky.
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It should be great. Nice meeting you earlier
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Apple published an Android app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.movetoios

Seriously though, I am surprised that they'd publish this app because it publicly is acknowledging Android as a threat. It will be interesting if Apple rejects it when/if Google tries to publish an app like this on the App Store. [There's a restriction that you aren't supposed to mention Android in an app description -- and sometimes in the app itself if you get a picky reviewer.]
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I don't even think it is that "Android is a threat" anymore. Like literally everyone in the western world has a smartphone now. If Apple wants to grow market share, they have to do it by converting Android users now.
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What makes an app intuitive or easy to use? What makes it hard or frustrating? Learning the foundations of good design and platform-specific design patterns will help you create better apps for your users. 
Google and +Udacity have teamed to create a new Android design course that will teach you how to apply the #materialdesign   principles that define Android's visual language to your apps. They start by walking you through Android design fundamentals, then show you how to apply this knowledge to transform design elements of sample apps. By the end of the course, you'll understand how to create and use material design elements, surfaces, transitions, and graphics in your app, across multiple form factors. https://goo.gl/CIeBjM
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IDEAA Udacity scholarships!
Very exciting news.  If you have ever wanted to dip your toe into the world of Android development now is the time!!

Start with the beginner course, learn more at the #babbq2015  then complete the nanodegree on +Udacity!  Who knows in less than a year you could be starting a new career.  Maybe you could lead one of the sessions at the 2016 Big Android BBQ

There are still tickets available at http://bigandroidbbq.com.  It's not just for expert developers it's for anyone with passion, drive, a desire to have fun with others.  There is no event that embodies the Android motto of "Be together, not the same" like Big Android BBQ.
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I remember back in the day when the OG public Hangout people used to do this in a more low-budget way. 

The implementations seems like it was done in a way where they won't immediately shut it down but who knows.
A seamless way to watch Netflix remotely with friends or loved-ones.
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When I'm speaking in the slot right after lunch and I use a mix of self-deprecation and heckling to keep the audience engaged, I'm all like...

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Hey look, I'm infinitesimally more Internet famous y'all.

Met a lot of Udacity students and chilled with a bunch of folks I only see at the +Big Android BBQ. Thanks to +Aaron Kasten and all the IDEAA peeps for putting on a good show.
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Sorry we missed you, I was there too :D
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So I guess we now know what +Niantic Project is up to.
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This plus HoloLens, hooooly shit
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We’ve just launched a brand new +Udacity course: Android Design for Developers.

Join your instructors +Roman Nurik, +Nick Butcher and +James Williams to learn the principles of #materialdesign: tangible surfaces, bold graphic design, meaningful motion and adaptive design and how to implement them. goo.gl/design/adfd

Read more about it in our latest blog post: http://goo.gl/ehhHCc

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Step One: buy hoodie
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Doing a Spartan Beast tomorrow.
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Have fun man, stay safe.
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The views expressed here are my own, I only post about my work stuff when I find it interesting or organic. 

Author of Learning HTML5 Game Programming, and Three.js By Example, geek, lover of donuts.

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I frequently speak at conferences.

TakeOff Conf 2013
Codemotion Roma 2013
Devoxx UK 2013
Devoxx France 2013
jsDay Italy 2012 - Three.js
CodeMotion IT 2012 (Rome) - Three.js
Mobile HTML5 CodeLab 2012- Canvas, SVG, and WebGL
Devoxx 2011 - Intro to HTML5 Game Programming
SpringOne2GX 2011 - Ratpack (Micro web framework)
GR8 USA 2011 - Beginning Griffon
SpringOne2GX 2010 - Enterprise Griffon
Geecon 2010 - Game Programming with Groovy
RuPy 2009 - Griffon:Swing just got fun again
JavaOne 2009 - Griffon in Depth
Devoxx 2008 - Griffon: Re-imaging Desktop Java technology
JavaOne 2008 - Boosting Your Testing Productivity with Groovy
JavaOne 2008 - Extending Groovy's Swing User Interface Builder

I did an AMA: 
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Really spartan rooms. No TV but decent wifi. Treat it as just a place to sleep and you'll be fine. It is on a fairly busy street and you can hear the commotion in the hostel cafe. It is non smoking but you smell the illicit kind alot. Soap is upon request. :/
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reviewed 3 months ago
Fresh & Easy stocks less brands than Safeway or Whole Foods and has less hours (8A-10P for F&E, Safeway is 24/7) but IMHO more convenient. There aren't any staffed check out lanes, everything is self scan. No need to make small talk if you are having a bad day. F&E has coupons in the flyers they send out and they accept most manufacturers coupons. They don't double coupons.
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reviewed 2 years ago
Bad and slow service.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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They went to great pains to give you the atmosphere of Texas. There were cow hides and rodeo pictures, saloon doors and even a cactus!The menu advertised that the chef trained in Texas and I can safely say it was a decent Tex-Mex restaurant. There was a nice hit of spice in the things that were supposed to have it and they pour drinks pretty stiff. My margarita, for which I had to wait a bit too long, was mostly alcohol. We sat at the bar and saw them pour shots for other guests. They were easily 1.5 oz shots. Some things used local variants of ingredients, like for example, my friend's fajita was accompanied by a slice of beet with non-romaine/iceberg lettuce and my bacon burger had this not quite mayo concoction, but to focus on those things means that they got a lot right. Minor gripe: They charge by the mozzarella stick. A somewhat insane 24 CZK or $1.20 PER MOZZARELLA STICK.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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Great little restaurant. Well priced great Thai food. And they are exceptionally fast. There have been several times that I've gone there to grab takeout. I've ordered, ran to the starbucks several doors down and by the time I returned, my order was ready. Lunch can be a little crowded. I've never not gotten a seat but did have to sit at the counter a couple times. They can make the food as spicy as you want and don't dumb it down. Their "hot" is what is as hot as the Thai restaurants I've dined at in ethnic areas of larger cities. Most of their entrees are under $10.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I had the Warm Spicy Lamb Cabbage Rolls as a starter, and the Local Chicken Bomba over Rancho Gordo Cannelini Beans as a main, and Apple pie à la mode for dessert. Great California cuisine. Light but filling at the same time. Other than being slightly pricy, would definitely go back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
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Since moving to Mountain View, the restaurant at this location has gone through at least 2-3 refabs where they totally changed the cuisine. I have to say that SteakOut is my favorite of the 3. They have a great and reasonably priced selection of beers and they have CurryWurst (German street food - sausage and fries with curry ketchup). The menu is big but not massive, it seems clear that what is on the menu are things that they can do well.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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