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Today we publicly announced the Google Assistant. This piece is a fairly thoughtful discussion of what that means, and what an "AI-driven" world, with your assistant always available to you, may mean.

For those who have been wondering what I've been working on, or what the "ambient computing" I've referred to is, this is it. I've also updated my profile since I can finally say what my real job is: head of infrastructure for the Google Assistant. I'm tremendously excited about this, and think these technologies have the power to profoundly change the world for the better. 
Google's CEO sketches out his plan to infuse the company's services with intelligence as he unveils a new messenger app and a smart speaker
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This does a great job of capturing why I like the Goals feature in Calendar and want more features like that in other products. 
How metrics shape markets, how we’re doing them wrong, and how we could do them right
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The Android Experiments I/O Challenge is live! Submit yours to win a trip to this year’s Google I/O. androidexperiments.com/challenge

#AndroidExperiments #io16
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One of my favorite community related talks this past year was +Ana Hevesi's Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: How We Can Borrow from Other Traditions and Level Up Our Game at CMX East in NYC. (http://cmxhub.com/ana-noemi-community-ingredients/) In her talk, Ana emphasized that there is no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to building communities and pointed out five ingredients of a growing community looking at Alcoholics Anonymous, Burning Man, Linux and StackExchange as examples. Expanding even further on this concept, it's possible to research behavior patterns to predict how a community will interact so that you can proactively setup your community workflows and policies accordingly. How, you ask?

Join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout panel on Friday, December 18th at 2pm EST/11am PST to discuss how to identify and apply behavioral patterns that help to influence how to build strong communities.

+Dom Garrett and +Sherrie Rohde will be hosting the hangout with +Jono Bacon, +Randy Farmer, +Jennifer Sable Lopez and +Scott Moore as panelists. +Christin Kardos and +Carrie Keenan will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout .

Discussion Questions

1. What are good resources for someone who wants to start looking at behavior research?
2. How can you identify behavior patterns within your existing community?
3. Research shows people don't like uncertainty in their relationships. How can we build certainty into our communities?
4. Research shows bad behavior propagates when a dominant social group accepts it. How does this impact community policies?
5. How can we take research on habit formation and apply it to our community workflows?
6. What are other key behavior patterns we can study for building strong communities?

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Watch: You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ Event and you’ll see the video on YouTube. (Don’t worry, it will be there and start playing as soon as the broadcast begins.)

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Aaand we're out. The first Android Dev Summit is done! To everyone who came to, spoke at, staffed, helped organise and watched live...THANK YOU you were all part of something amazing that I'll remember forever, we reached well over 20,000 devs and rising.

Every session is already editted and online!!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWz5rJ2EKKc_Tt7q77qwyKRgytF1RzRx8

#androiddevsummit
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+Summer Tomato​​ provides a nice source of curated (by +Darya Pino Rose​) content weekly primarily around food/diet. Check it out!
 
This week happiness is overrated, low-fat diets are pointless, and red meat may or may not be worse than smoking.
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Google I/O has just started for GDG Istanbul team. ✌️
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Keep connecting with other people in Google+ -- and keep more spam out with our new content controls setting.

Our Communities are great places to share and discuss the things you love. Unfortunately, spammers are also aware of how communities bring lots of people together, and they target all manner of spam or racy and inappropriate content to many of our most active communities.

So today we’ve added more protection to our communities with stronger content filters & controls. Now we can be more aggressive in identifying inappropriate posts in a Community. When this setting is on, Google+'s content filter is more likely to flag posts that are questionable, so fewer of them will show up in your Community. Check your moderator queue to see these blocked posts.

Stronger content filtering will be on by default when you create a community and will be gradually enabled for many existing communities, so we can keep your communities great!

Learn more: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6320413
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This is cool.  I encourage all to sign up.

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SIY Engage Our Advanced Program. Deepen your Practice, Engage with the World. Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and compassion are changing the world. We created SIY Engage for people committed to their own practice and with a desire to create positive social change through business, non-profits, education, healthcare and government. What is SIY Engage? Why Participate in Engage? Apply to Engage We’re now accepting applicatio...
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Proud to share the updated version of the Community Leadership Summit website: http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/ - more updates coming soon too!
The Community Leadership Summit 2016 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online ...
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“When we meditate together and walk mindfully together, we amplify the power of our mindfulness, concentration and compassion. This strong energy of collective awareness will be felt in the world. It has the power to re-establish the Earth’s equilibrium and restore balance, since we are nothing less than Mother Earth herself. Our actions will lead to collective insight, collective awakening, and collective change.” ~ Plum Village
 
It's not just up to the politicians. We all have a role to play in a successful outcome of the Paris Climate Summit. #EarthtoParis
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I put up a post yesterday about the great things +Big Android BBQ is doing for youth at their events and how my non-profit, +Digital Shepherds is involved. Here's the video that was in that post.

I want to thank some of the awesome people who spoke with the children, and I believe, made a difference in someone's life that day so I'm going to list them here. I hope you don't mind, but you should be thanked for speaking into the lives of our nation's future.

Thank you: +Aaron Kasten +Natalie Villalobos +Shawn Scott John Moon at Honda Developer's Studio +xda-developers +Nextbit +Swappa +Google Developers +Ion VR +kiddoEMR . & +Joey Cohen MD
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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 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, 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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