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The Crisis Response team has activated for the magnitude 7.7 Nepal Earthquake, and we've launched a Person Finder instance for the event which you can use to help track missing and displaced persons from the quake. 
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Don't Just Do Something; Sit There!

Be #mindfulinmay and #sitforsomething.

Join me in the +Mindful in May​​ global online meditation challenge:

http://mindfulinmay.org

Or you can support our team in the challenge:

http://j.mp/mim-gpause

$35 AUD is all it costs to change one life forever through giving the gift of clean water.
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"A Common Thread"

Keynote by +Lawrence Lessig talking about how the 3 domains of his works are all animated by one idea. The three domains are "open access," "network neutrality," and so-called "campaign finance reform." The one idea is equality.

Must watch...
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Yesterday #chi2015 , the premier conference in Computer Human Interaction, kicked off in Seoul, Korea. This year’s theme, Crossings, draws over 3000 researchers, students, and industry professionals to showcase the latest cross-disciplinary approaches in exploring new and innovative interactions with technology (http://goo.gl/Zon2Pi).

Presentation topics vary from reinventing paper using magnets with  FluxPaper (http://goo.gl/lWW3ta) to using biological cells as nano-actuators for reactive clothing (http://goo.gl/HkKTyO) to evaluating the effects of user personalization on touchscreen typing performance (http://goo.gl/UMijaD). 

At the Google booth there were demos and lively conversation with attendees who stopped by to discuss their research and ours. See what Google is presenting day-to-day at #chi2015  at our mobile site (http://goo.gl/UWcWfV), and stay tuned this week for more updates.
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Announcement/reminder: I'm doing a webcast on Tuesday about Building Scalable Web Apps with Python and Google Cloud Platform. 10AM PT, free. http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3388

The material I have prepared skews introductory with an App Engine and Python focus. Let me know if there's something specific you'd like to know more about. There will be time for Q&A.

There will be archival video and slides, if you can't attend it live.
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van.tu che ne capisci di piu.perche google +-mi.blocca sempre la connessione come ora.he chissa quando me la ripristineranno.ma.lo possono fare..che per poter confessare mi trovo nelle notifiche.tutto questo x star vicino alla povera gente gli emarginati,gli invisibbili.che nessuno piu vede.oltre al movimento 5 stelle.il movimento degli onesti.l'italia e sotto dittatura.
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Be who YOU are... do what YOU believe in... and you'll attract the same kind of people / audience / customer.
And your business and life will thrive rather than be brought down by negativity or doubt. 

A WONDERFUL video from +Simon Sinek! 
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#LazyWebShow is a recap of the past week’s events on the web platform. Join +Rob Dodson this week as he talks about: daily devtools tips in your inbox, debugging IE in Chrome, using Flexbox for RWD and much more.
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If you have a newish Android phone or tablet you can watch Tomorrowland in 360 degree glory, really nice experience, I haven't tried it with Cardboard yet....
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GDG interruption
In which +Sarah Tsui and +Adriana Cerundolo steal my badge and break in to the +Google Developers Studio to record their announcement! +Zynara Ng to the rescue!  
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A Sunday Funday must? This week's American Idol playlist, of course! http://idol.ly/XIVspotify 
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Great songs!
Talking about American Classics I fell in love with Postmodern Jukebox, recently.
Rude - A great song and Von Smith has an incredible voice.
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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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Silicon Valley
Previously
Wisconsin - Boston
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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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  • MIT
    Computer Science, 1976 - 1980
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