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Van Riper
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The original Charlie that Charlie's Cafe is named after, Charlie Ayers, was a visiting guest chef today outside Big Table Cafe. Maybe we can arrange another visit in June for our global #GDG Organizer Summit. =)
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+Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine the Sun CommunityOne days were great back then.
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Drone video of dolphins stampede and whales (mommy & baby). Amazing how drone technology changes our view of the natural world.  Captain Dave says at the end of the video the equipment he used to film it.
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Since I get asked this a lot, here you go.
My latest conversation with Tom Friedman about how to get a job at Google, or any place.
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NOTE: If you are using Google Chrome, read this article. If you don't want to read the article, go to the last paragraph and do what it says.
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Thanks +Van Riper and I will pass this along. Most people I know prefer Chrome. 
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First part is interesting and it just keeps getting better and funnier in the second half. =)
This is awesome and hilarious.
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Fascinating :)
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Thanks Phil Marsden for noting that the tilde operator support was dropped last year.
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Content Creation Tools. (AWESOME LIST)
Would you like to make your own animated gifs, videos and cool graphics?
Well, here are a load of tools to make your G+ experience even better.
#googleplustips   #contentmarketing   #tools  
Looking to create images with ease? Get yourself some great gifs? And generally spice up your content with great images? Well, these are the tools you'll need!
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Thanks Van. Martin does a great job of helping users of all levels. 
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+TIME and +Google partnering for #earthday
We’re teaming up with TIME to celebrate #EarthDay next week, and we want you to join in by sharing your photos of our beautiful earth. Publicly share photos on Google+ with #MyBeautifulEarth, and TIME will feature some of their favorite photos on their website on Earth Day. Explore now:
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Can someone please share me information about earth day? thanx
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Push-to-Deploy comes to GitHub

App Engine + GitHub = ❤
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And this is it! Awesome!
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Developer Relations
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    Developer Relations, 2010 - present
  • HP, Metaphor, Apple, Taligent, Adobe, Icarian, VeriSign, Krillion
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Wisconsin - Boston
Silicon Valley Geek, Hatha Yogi and Serial Community Organizer
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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Happily married for 27 years
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    Computer Science, 1976 - 1980
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