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Leonard Nimoy in a 2014 Interview at MIT

Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it.

The full interview:

http://tech.mit.edu/V134/N15/nimoy.html
 
“Find your own way and make your own contribution.” –Leonard Nimoy in the MIT Tech   Full interview: http://mitsha.re/1aBxO0a 

#LeonardNimoy   #RIPNimoy   #Education   #Quote   #Inspiration   #MIT  
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Wise words!
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Great message for both men & women. Managing stress is the basis for well-being. #takecontrolofyourhealth   /cc: +Van Riper - yet another science-based shout-out to mindfulness
Are you feeling stressed and run down? This short TED Talk with Dr. Libby is a must-watch if you are a woman who is trying to juggle too many things.
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Wisdom 2.0 Unconference

This was my second year hosting this kickoff event for +Wisdom 2.0  #WisdomWeek  at Google. I could not have done it all by myself. There was a crew of about 15 Googlers that also helped. And of course, the amazing Wisdom 2.0 organizing team members that ran the unconference.
2015 gathering: deep dives and opening conversations on insight, intimacy and mindful engagement
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Pet the Lizard.
"Your inner iguana needs a LOT of petting! The brain is highly integrated, so three key functions - avoiding, approaching, and attaching - are accomplished by all parts of the brain working together. Nonetheless, each function is particularly served by the region of the brain that first evolved to handle it. This fact has significant implications." +Rick Hanson

Read more at: http://www.rickhanson.net/pet-the-lizard/
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This was very well written and made more sense to me than meditation courses I've taken.
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All of the latest Google Developer announcements, resources (and fun) are only a subscription away

The Google Developers YouTube channel provides the latest news and best practices for designing, developing and distributing your web and mobile applications. Take advantage of this resource by subscribing to http://youtube.com/googledevelopers.

#googledevelopers  
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Progressive Enhancement is not about JavaScript availability. http://christianheilmann.com/2015/02/18/progressive-enhancement-is-not-about-javascript-availability/ … - it is about planning your products and delivering.
I have been telling people for years that in order to create great web experiences and keep your sanity as a developer you should embrace Progressive Enhancement. escalators are great. when there is an issue, they become stairs and still work. A lot of people do the same, others question the ...
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Rethinking Office Space

"Not the sexiest title for a blog post, I know. But as we’ve inhabited a variety of workplaces—including a garage in Menlo Park, a farmhouse in Denmark and an entire New York city block—we’ve learned something about what makes an office space great. And we’re excited to put that into practice, starting here at our home in Mountain View."
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Google Search for Developers

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For nearly two decades, Google has been helping web developers connect their content to their users. But in today’s world, information can be found in apps, as well as websites. That’s why, today, we’re announcing Google Search for Developers, a single destination for information about all of the APIs that you can use to integrate with Search. To learn more, watch the video with +Jarek Wilkiewicz below, and visit https://g.co/developersearch to get started.
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Explore all 1000 Chrome Experiments

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Join us in celebrating 1,000 Chrome Experiments with a special experiment that visualizes all the experiments built over the past 6 years. Thanks to all the creators who built these beautiful web experiences and continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible. 

Explore all 1,000 Chrome Experiments: http://g.co/1000

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YouTube Kids app

Available only in the US for now.

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Proud to be part of the awesome team that built this baby. Download it and let us know what you think! US only for now.
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#RealHappiness Body Scan Meditation: Audio by Sharon Salzberg

A very good place to become familiar with the way #mindfulness works is always close by—our own bodies. Investigating physical sensations is one of the best ways for us to learn to be present with whatever is happening in the moment, and to recognize the difference between direct experience and the add-ons we bring to it....http://goo.gl/wN2fxa

#Commit2Sit   #meditation  
Mindfulness, also called wise attention, helps us see what we’re adding to our experiences, not only during meditation sessions but also elsewhere. These add-ons might take the form of projecting into the future (my neck hurts, so I’ll be miserable forever), foregone conclusions (there’s no point in asking for a raise), rigid concepts (you’re either …
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Select CSS color directly from the page - I can't believe I didn't know about this feature.  I always did a screen grab and then opened up the image in Pixelmator to get the HTML color code.

http://paul.kinlan.me/eyedropper-chrome-dev-tools/
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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
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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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