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We are finally on the cusp of an Internet of Things. As such, there are a lot of design questions that are coming up. This looks like a useful resource.
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt by Claire Rowland from our upcoming book Designing Connected Products. This excerpt is included in our curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly...
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“We’ve learned new ways of doing things,” he says. “In the past, we used the Roman-legion, hierarchical, triangle structure. But Google and the tech volunteers we work with organize in different ways—ways more like what you see with open source projects like Linux, with more or less one manager and then a bunch of equal peers. That can have profound implications for the humanitarian field.”
Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone. He needed more time, and he needed better tech.
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This is brilliant!!
A hardcore twist to the latest game from the creators of Demon Souls, Dark Souls.
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I dream of visiting here, and glad that I can see them even though I haven't yet gone there.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:01 AM. Few people have set foot on the islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas, but now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Google Maps' latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, widely considered to be ...
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I get to go if I staff something :-). Hope you can make it, it's going to be great this year!
 
The #io15 registration window is open. Don’t worry, you have until 5pm PDT on 3/19 to apply.

https://events.google.com/io2015/registration
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.
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I'm not much of a "Maker", more a coder, but this does make me want to go out and get legos and a glue gun.
What do you do if you want to 3D print in any direction, but can't buy a pre-made pen like the 3Doodler? If you're Vimal Patel, you build your own. He
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Useful, I didn't know this either.
Somehow I've gotten through 10 years of SQL without ever learning this construction, which I found while proof-reading a colleague's blog post and looked so unlikely that I had to test it before I believed it actually worked...
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In case you missed this post yesterday, a great new release for Places on Android. You don't need to rely any more on web services for this crucial location info.
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Interesting set of maps on Ukraine and how it came to be.
An illustrated guide to more than 1,300 years of the country's complex history.
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An awesome organization, an awesome opportunity to help the world.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Interim Executive Director. Background. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is seeking an Interim Executive Director to manage the day-to-day operations of HOT while an executive search team recruits and hires a permanent Executive Director.
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Get paid to code. Wait, that's my job. What I mean is get paid to code while you're still in school. And help the world by working on Open Source. What could be better?
 
University students, applications are now open for Google Summer of Code! Accepted students will put their academic skills to good use by working on an open source software project over the summer.

#GSOC #OpenSource
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Developer Advocate at Google, map nerd.
Introduction
I am a Staff Developer Advocate at Google. I blog, code, tweet, photograph, play video games, work a lot, read a lot, and have the best job in the world.

I have a MIMS from Berkeley, and an MA in History from Columbia. I go to a fair number of digital humanities conferences, as well as geo and general tech conferences. Let me know if you have anything exciting going on.
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I come from the outskirts of nowhere. I once smuggled books into Romania
Education
  • UC Berkeley
    Masters of Information Management and Systems, 2004 - 2006
  • Columbia
    Masters in History, 1992 - 1993
  • UC San Diego
    BA in History, 1987 - 1992
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Staff Developer Advocate at Google for Geo
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    Developer Advocate, 2006 - present
  • UC Berkeley
    Student/Research Assistant, 2004 - 2006
  • Huckleberry Youth Programs
    Data Manager, 2000 - 2004
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Google Lat Long: Mapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea
google-latlong.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:01 AM. Few people have set foot on the islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas, but now you can visi

Homeland - Movies & TV on Google Play
market.android.com

An American soldier who was presumed killed in Iraq returns 10 years after he went missing. But after the joy of his homecoming dies down, s

Fargo
market.android.com

An adaptation of the award-winning film, Fargo features a new "true crime" story and new characters, all entrenched in the humor, murder and

Google Lat Long: Greenlandic fjords and viking ruins await your discover...
google-latlong.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:01 AM. Your virtual viking ship is here to take you on a journey through Greenland with Street View in Go

Geotagging and Picasa Web Albums API, or was it Google+ Photos?
blog.thematicmapping.org

In my last blog post, I presented a new plugin, Leaflet.Photo, that allows you to display geotagged photos from any source. Among them was G

Web Mercator and Comparisons II
cartonerd.blogspot.com

[this post has been updated] Not a week has gone by since I posted about the problems of comparing areas between places using Web Mercator.

Google Maps Mania: Mapping Louis C.K.'s New York
googlemapsmania.blogspot.com

Studio 360 and The Guardian have teamed up to map the New York locations used in Louis C.K.'s TV series Louie. They have already mapped a fe

A 19th-Century Map of the Geology Hidden Beneath NYC Streets
hyperallergic.com

There was much rejoicing among cartography lovers when the New York Public Library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division recently r

Free Google Geo workshop at the EGU
www.edparsons.com

During the week of the annual European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, my colleagues from the Google Earth Engine team will be holding

A Phantom Drone Captured Video Inside An Erupting Volcano
www.fastcompany.com

The stunning footage shot by Shaun O'Callaghan shows lava spewing from a volcano in the South Pacific.

Adding the new Google Maps to your website just got easier with the new ...
googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com

Since we introduced the ability to embed the new Google Maps, a growing number of sites across the web have been helping their visitors visu

Google Maps Mania: The Best Animal Tracking Maps
googlemapsmania.blogspot.com

The WWF Species Tracker is a Google Map dedicated to tracking the movements of a number of animals around the world. The map includes the tr

#40Forward: 40 startup communities rethinking the gender gap
googleblog.blogspot.com

At age 40, my mom quit her job to start an employment agency for people with disabilities. Over the next few years and without a college deg

Side Effects
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From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) comes this suspenseful and provocative tale of intrigue starring Channing Ta

Google Lat Long: Monitoring the World's Forests with Global Forest Watch
google-latlong.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM. By the time we find out about deforestation, it's usually too late to take action. Scientists have b

Google Maps Mania: Compare Your Town with the World
googlemapsmania.blogspot.com

Google Maps Mania is an unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, mashups and tools being influenced by Google Maps. Wednesday, Feb

Google Research Awards: Winter 2014
googleresearch.blogspot.com

Posted by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education & University Relations We have just completed another round of the Google Research Awards, o

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A-mazing. Really great food, well balanced. Menu changes daily. I recommend letting their knowledgeable staff plan your meal. Nice ambiance. Reasonable price point for the meal. Perfect for a post-SFJAZZ meal.
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Mediocre Indian at best. Ended up throwing it out. Got stomach distress after eating it. I would avoid.
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amazing. food is wonderful. this is how a burger should be. and there's a wonderful sommelier who can pair with amazing wines.
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Food wasn't great for the price point. Servers are nice, but for the price point you shouldn't have to bus your own table. Plus i saw one of the kitchen staff pick his nose which is unsanitary.
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Its ok. Not high on authenticity. Decent but not steller food.
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