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This is cool.  I encourage all to sign up.

https://siyli.org/engage/
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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Sorry but this is serious, praying isn't going to fix it, instead of wasting your time with imaginary beings, how about instead we come up with ways to reduce our carbon footprint and then do them? We don't need no stinking summit to tell us what we already know. Stop driving, take a bus, stop flying, use chat, only buy local foods, don't buy anything from big box stores, etc... There is a list of Real things you can do. Why waste your time talking to the air?
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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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Very cool new features in PyCharm 5, especially for Python 3.5. The IDE is now more future-ready than most workplaces.

Also, JetBrains has updated their new subscription-based pricing plans based on customer feedback, and now they're really awesome: fallback perpetual license after the first year, multi-year discounts, a killer discount on the "all products" bundle, reasonable pricing for individuals, and free licenses for students and open source projects.

http://blog.jetbrains.com/pycharm/2015/11/announcing-general-availability-of-pycharm-5/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dga87SabqcE
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How to make money running an online community. (PILOT)
Would you like to have a step-by-step guide on how you could earn an extra $500-$4500 a month?

The cost will only be a t-shirt or hoodie...
https://teespring.com/we-dig-the-movement

Let me explain...

Find your passion, lead your people.

I know you may have been wondering why I named this 'the We Dig movement' well before a movement began. Well, the time has come to tell you…

'We dig' is all about finding people who share your passions.

For the past 6 months I have been working on the most stable approach to running a paid community, with my passion being teaching about Social and Search and even the Singularity.

I’ve always felt Google+ was ‘different’ and there is an opportunity to ‘take over the world, together’ somehow.

People so often need to earn more for doing what they do though.
Whether it is to help with a car payment, or mortgage, or student debts.

I’ve also had a lot of experience on the best way to serve members, as well as how to 'sell to them' on Social Media - on G+, Linkedin, Facebook, by email, using Hangouts, Skype.
And I’ve learned what not to do, as well as what to do.

All of this is now in one place - ready for you to apply.

The approach:

You don't need 'a big list' and you don't need to be a big name to apply this approach as you could anything from a dollar upwards for people to join.

In two video sessions (about 45 mins each), I will take you through it all, step by step.

Transparency:

Why am I willing to give this away for a t-shirt, I hear you cry?
Well, I want to write a book about communication, and thanks to the Academy members allowing me to run with such ideas it may happen.

And with this approach, I see a way we can all win.

Note: there is profit in the t-shirt and hoodie sales too, and will include anything I learn about that too.

Want the course?

We have 7 days to reach the target of 100 t-shirts:
https://teespring.com/we-dig-the-movement

This unlocks the course.

And...

How about we gamify it a little more too?
If 101+ t-shirts or hoodies are sold from the link above, and within 7 days, I will add in step-by-step instructions on how we set up payment, including some cool options. (this took months of trial and error).

The course is likely to be sold for around $300 in a few weeks time - it is some of the best info I've created for the community, and well worth it. 

Are you ready to find your passion, and lead your people?

Buy a t-shirt or hoodie and send me the proof of purchase as a screenshot to: info@plusyourbusiness.com
Once the campaign has finished, and within around 7 days, I will send your information to access the free course on: How to make money running your own community! 

And spreading the word will get us over the 101 people target and unlock the bonus PDF too.

If things went crazy and we got 250 sales then I have an idea what else I could offer you all too. But that is silly talk, unless it happens.
Over to you!

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One of my previous work at Google Civic Innovation team, Civic Bridge was featured by Jimmy Kimmel... :D

He suggests a "New Number to Prevent 911 Butt Dials"
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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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RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch. This will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! If you want to be on air, please let us know in advance by commenting here.

Let’s discuss ways you can attend:

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.)

Talk and Be Seen: If you decide you want to talk, not just watch, please let us know in advance. (We will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend.) 

Chat: You can watch here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #CMGRHangout .

If you join us on the hangout, a wired internet connection is preferred and if you have a headset with mic or earbuds, that works best for the audio. You will also need a working webcam.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Tim McDonald. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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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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The Conscious Men Summit

Inspiring Men to Live Consciously and Build a Better World

November 4-7, 2015 | Global Online Summit

http://consciousmensummit.com/

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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.
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    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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