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GDELT+CartoDB -- Very cool -- visualize where things are hot in the world.
 
An in depth article on how to map the world news thanks to the new CartoDB+GDELT partnership. It even includes my BigQuery example :)

http://blog.cartodb.com/gdelt-api/
In the second addition of our series on clever mapping with GDELT data (see this post from last week), we wanted to take on some more advanced mapping t...
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We’re welcoming some new additions to the Google BigQuery ecosystem.

This growing group of partners and tools helps you easily and rapidly get data into BigQuery, visualize your results, and develop end-to-end solutions. http://goo.gl/QGJMRF
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Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work! 
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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ICYMI: a new solution paper and tutorial to help you build scalable and resilient web apps: http://goo.gl/Xpnmcu 
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If you create or implement languages you'll find this interesting and helpful. I used to use YACC -- this looks a lot cleaner and easier to use. (Of course if needed one of these - I'd also take a look at ANTLR)
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I do think this is a much nicer concept than ANTLR, for what that's worth. ANTLR's AST generation features are kinda dense and hard to read, and they generate the definition for you, which is a lot less flexible than this approach.
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Google Cloud Logging Beta is now available. We recommended pairing it with Cloud Monitoring to better analyze and correlate data. Cloud Logging Beta service provides tools to ingest and visualize log data, search log data in real time, analyze log data in real time, and archive log data for longer periods. http://goo.gl/wFPc5a
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I will be talking about Authentication tomorrow evening @ Galvanize in San Francisco.
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Using a small Cloud Dataflow configuration, JDA generated replenishment orders in real time for more than 50,000 point-of-sale transactions – per minute.

Find out how JDA is rethinking supply chain management with Google Cloud: http://goo.gl/Bi6k5K
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The loading bar is a signal to many of us to take care of those little things — like making a cup of coffee, taking that bathroom break, or just petting the dog. We've been told that Fiber’s seemingly instant connections have taken away that valuable time. Today we're introducing Dial-Up Mode to slow your Fiber speeds down. Relax to your 56k connection and get those precious moments back.
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We're elevating cloud computing like never before
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You can now deploy Puppet master with one-click using Open Source Puppet on Google Compute Engine. This tool effectively lowers the time required to get a functional Puppet master up and running while lowering the barrier to fully automating the management of projects in Google Compute Engine. goo.gl/VPQEtg
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Here's a refresher on how to use Security Scanning for #AppEngine goo.gl/J0i888
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I currently work for Google in Cloud Developer Relations writing Sample code - development questions are best asked on StackOverflow.  

I used to work on Chromecast and Google TV.

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“It turns out Apple has the best Handwriting technology in the world right now.” and “Apple was the first computer company with a low cost WiFi device.” said Steve Jobs regarding two of my projects. The AirPort base station was named #34 top tech project of all time by PC World Magazine - I was technical lead. Over thirty years of creating, developing and leading software engineering projects. Visible projects: AirPort, iBook, the Newton printed handwriting recognizer, Spreadsheet engine for Ashton Tate, distributed multi-processor OS for Motorola, a flood management telemetry system for the TVA, and a fail-safe system for Boeing Energy Systems. 

My projects have been reviewed by Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal. Once asked to what do I do? Are you an Architect, Coder, Software Engineer? The Reply: "I make shit happen." I still do.

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Turning ideas into products, Small devices, Smart Websites, engines of all kinds, Building and managing teams, Android, Python, Java, C, Obj-C, C++, budgeting, scheduling, negotiating, contractor management, project/program management.

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Just returned to the bay area to join Google, I lived on Maui for over nine years, I've been through many of the ups and downs of living there. I'm looking for a friend to play with. I've studied massageMysticismcomedySMenergymartial artsbody playAyurveda and herbs for a very long time. As a Quad Virgo (More if you count asteroids), Taurus rising, Scorpio Moon– I provide a ground everywhere I go, as I'm without Air, I need friends to help me be creative. I'm software engineer by trade. I love moviestheaterImprovShakespeareLittle Beach on Sundays (or whenever I can get there), dance - Five Rhythms Sweat your prayershikingwine and chocolate and much more. I tend to go my own way, and need to be asked (or invited) before I'll play with others. But once invited (or invoked), I become a constant source of energy and inspiration.
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