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New software from researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could make databases much easier for laypeople to work with.

#databases #developer #development #MIT
With a new tool, any competent spreadsheet user can construct custom database interfaces.
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Let's Get This Party Started!

I am looking forward to some karaoke action with my Mom, Joanne "Lola" Van Riper, at her 85th birthday party on July 23rd.

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Celebrate the 85th Birthday of the "First Lady of Onalaska", Joanne "Lola" Van Riper! This event is hosted by the Joanne's sons: Sam, Mike, David, Tom and their families: Joanne's sister Aunt Mary & Uncle Vern and Andy Messersmith, and her sister Jeanie and family will also be in town!
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Have fun! Tell her GDG cape town says happy birthday, and many more :-)
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Many thanks to +Douglas Drumond for recording our GDG-X talk from the Global #GDGSummit prior to #io16 by +Michael Prentice +Oleh Zasadnyy and +Said Tahsin Dane

If you have ever been curious what GDG-X is really about, this talk covers it along with what's been accomplished this last year and what's coming up this next year.

#gdg   #community   #opensource  
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Google I/O 2016 Highlight video in 360 :)

"Ultimately it’s up to all of us to write the future of the web"

"Things previously thought to be impossible may in fact be possible"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=webFUiylhyg
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Always hard. I'm in near same boat. Tammy and I send you our condolences. 
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HOLY MOLY: Roundabout will be live streaming their Broadway production of She Loves Me on Thursday June 30th, 8pm ET (5pm PT). One of my top three shows, and this production is a doozy. Must see.

More info: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/theater/she-loves-me-to-be-streamed-live-a-broadway-first.html

https://www.broadwayhd.com/index.php/deliverable/r/she_loves_me_live
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"It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the 21st century does not repeat the pain and bloodshed of the past. Because human nature is basically compassionate, I believe it is possible that decades from now we will see an era of peace — but we must work together as global citizens of a shared planet."
 
The Dalai Lama: Why I’m hopeful about the world’s future
We have seen many ordinary people across the world displaying great compassion.
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Peace.
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    Computer Science, 1976 - 1980
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Silicon Valley Geek, Hatha Yogi and Serial Community Organizer
Introduction
Van Riper has a Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT. Van has more than 20 years of experience as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. He was a core member of the engineering team at Adobe that built the award winning Adobe PageMill web authoring program. Since 1999, he has focused on developing web applications in Java.

Back in April of 2003, he was the founder and still is co-leader of the Silicon Valley JUG with more than 4000 members. In May of 2008, Van was selected by his peers in the Java developer community as a Java Champion. Back in January of 2008, he was the co-founder of Google Developer Group Silicon Valley that has grown to 7000 members.

In December of 2010, Van joined Google Developer Relations as a Developer Community Advocate. His official title was Global Program Manager for Google Developer Groups (GDG). There are 550+ active GDGs in 100+ countries to date. These groups are holding local developer meetups at a rate that is averaging upwards of 15 meetups on a daily basis. You can find your nearest local GDG chapter in the GDG Directory.

In January of 2015, Van moved into People Development at Google. He now leads the effort to build communities of mindfulness practices for well-being change at all Google offices in the world.

From 2007 onward, Van has also been a member of the core organizing team for Silicon Valley Code Camp. This is the largest free community organized Code Camp in the US and possibly in the world. We had almost 3000 attendees in 2014.

Finally, Van is the lead organizer of the annual West Coast Community Leadership Summit (AKA CLS West) and a member of the core organizing team for the annual International Community Leadership Summit.

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People Development
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meta-community building, mindful leadership
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  • Google
    People Development, 2015 - present
    In my second dream job at Google, I am applying my meta-community manager experience to building communities of mindfulness practices for well-being change at every Google office in the world.
  • Google
    Developer Relations, 2010 - 2014
    I focused on helping developers succeed using Google technology. My team within Developer Relations focused on developer community programs at a global scale. In particular, my primary area of focus was supporting the global network of 550+ Google Developer Groups (GDG) in more than 100 countries. A network that I personally grew from less than 200 GDGs in about 50 countries at the time I started.
  • HP, Metaphor, Apple, Taligent, Adobe, Icarian, VeriSign, Krillion
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