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Remember, registration is open until Friday.
 
A conversation about design
/by +Nadya Direkova  #design   #io14   #io2014  

At Google I/O this year, we will have sessions and workshops focused on design, geared for designers and developers who are interested in design. We're looking forward to exchanging ideas with you both at the conference and online afterwards. Remember, registration is open until Friday.
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Exciting....
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Twister! A Wizard of Oz Mash-Up

+Scott Knaster was great in this show tonight. Almost as good as that time in 6th grade when he danced to "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies. ;-)

/cc +Adriana Cerundolo
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Thanks so much for coming, +Van Riper and +Adriana Cerundolo!
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Looking to learn Python? Follow along on this blog for a look at the resources available.
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I'm the mayor of Santa Clara Senior Center on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/1oBmF4w :-)

Not sure how I feel about this, but, I do appreciate the support for senior wellness in my city and that access to this nice swimming facility is provided free to all city residents in the 50+ category.

P.S. Plus, it is the one place a mediocre swimmer like me can swim in the fast lane. :-)
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There you are, in the fast lane!
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Make Your Passion

This 2 minute video made my day. Thank you +Natalie Villalobos for all of your Women Techmakers efforts. You are a great role model for the message in this video. Keep walking the talk!

#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  
 
Video: Women Techmakers: Make your passion.
#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry. 

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at http://g.co/WomenTechmakers and join our Google+ community at http://bit.ly/WomenTechmakers.
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+Van Riper Aww, thanks for the share!
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Leo and I both recommend LastPass for your password needs.  Here is Leo's overview of LastPass if you want to consider using it.
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This is the best password security I've ever used, works really well with android enabling you to fill out passwords on your apps.
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+Trey Ratcliff is a great photographer and a real go-giver

Via +Ankur Kotwal
 
My 500 Favorite Photos, All Mega-Ultra-Supra-High-Resolution, All available for download for your wallpapers, your desktops, or your fun! 
Exclusively here on Google+!

I've made a brand-new album and uploaded all my super high-rez photos.  Like that first one there is 7280 pixels across — thank goodness Google+ allows them at their full size! :)  

All my work is Creative Commons Noncommercial.  If you want to know more about what that means, I have all the info over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com 
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Behold Burlingame, a new, safer typeface for your vehicle's dashboard, based on a collaboration between Monotype and #MIT . Designers based their font on a study comparing different typefaces in simulated driving situations to determine what letter shapes and spacing reduce glance time the most. #design #typography #autosafety
After working with MIT to test typefaces side by side for readability, designers at Monotype have created what they think is the most readable, safest...
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Ok, but why Burlingame?

At a previous startup, we named conference rooms after Bay Area landmarks. Golden Gate. Bay Bridge. Etc.

Nobody wanted to meet in the Dumbarton.

(That's where I scheduled all meetings that I wanted to be over quickly.)
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We have hosted Joel Gurin to do a techtalk at Google on the topic "Open Data Now" and here is the video!
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Looking forward to what comes out of the intersection of that venn diagram! Thanks, very informative.
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  • Google
    Developer Relations, 2010 - present
  • HP, Metaphor, Apple, Taligent, Adobe, Icarian, VeriSign, Krillion
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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 3000 members. In May of 2008, Van was selected by his peers in the Java developer community as a Java Champion. Since August of 2012, he represents Google on the Java Community Process Executive Committee.

Back in January of 2008, he was the co-founder of Google Developer Group Silicon Valley that has grown to more than 5000 members.

Since December of 2010, Van now works in Google Developer Relations as a Developer Community Advocate. His official title is Global Program Manager for Google Developer Groups (GDG). There are 400 GDGs in 100+ countries to date. These groups are holding local developer meetups at a rate that is averaging around 11 meetups on a daily basis. You can find your nearest local GDG chapter in the GDG Directory.

Van has also been a member of the core organizing team for Silicon Valley Code Camp for the past 6 years. This is the largest free community organized Code Camp in the US and possibly in the world. We had more than 2400 attendees in 2012.

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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    Computer Science, 1976 - 1980
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