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Because why should kids have all the fun?
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In the latest episode of #CoffeeWithAGoogler, +Laurence Moroney meets with +Francesc Campoy Flores to talk about #Go, and what’s latest in the cool, easy to understand language, and how it can be used in lots of scenarios, including building #Android apps! 
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At Google I/O "This year 23% of attendees are women, up from 20% in 2014."

Great article from +USA TODAY with +Natalie Villalobos 
SAN FRANCISCO — Even in an industry overrun by men, the lack of women attending major confabs for software developers is a bit shocking. Technology conferences are overrun by men.
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Google I/O is an amazing event.
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Via +Ade Oshineye​. Brain Pickings is one of my favorite sites. +Maria Popova​ does an amazing job on a daily basis of curating great literary content and interviews with the associated authors. Check it out!

http://www.brainpickings.org
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There's a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she says that education is not something you "get," but something you "claim." I think that's something that's very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we are so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them; why we skip forward even in a short video you know that reduces a three hundred page book into a three minute animation and even in that we skip forward. It's that we've been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge, but not to do the work of claiming it. I mean the true knowledge of meaning and the meaningful is the opposite of trivial. The only thing we should have gleaned from skimming and skipping forward is the trivial. The only way to gain knowledge is contemplation and the only road to that is time. There's nothing else; it's just time. There is no short cut for the conquest of meaning and ultimately it is meaning that we seek to give to life.
~ Maria Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings in On Being - Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital World, an interview with Krista Tippett
Maria Popova cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We meet her at 30, and explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.
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So long Sydney!

Final SYD -> SFO leg of 23 day circumnavigation of globe commencing shortly.
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I won't make the GDG summit but I will be sure to look for you at I/O :)
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Lots of new and awesome features... Fetch API -- woohoo!
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What's New in Android: Hack@Home

June 5th from 3-5pm Pacific Time

This online event with +Chet Haase​​​, +Dan Sandler​​​, and +Adam Powell​​​ is free, but, advance registration is requested here:

https://events.withgoogle.com/whats-new-in-android-hackhome/
 
Hack@Home
Join us for a two-hour live-streamed developer event, wherever you are; home, office, school. You will be able to test the new Android features announced at Google I/O and ask the Googlers who presented these new features.
Try out the new Android features announced at Google I/O while getting help from Google engineers.
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Thank you, have a great w/e:)
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Use #io15request to ask us anything you’d like to know about I/O 2015

If you’re interested in details about what’s going on at I/O 2015 (google.com/io) but you won’t be at the show in-person, we’ve got you covered with the fourth annual #io15request program. On May 28-29, you can send your requests to our team about anything related to Google I/O 2015 and we'll do our best to get your questions answered live from Moscone. Even if it requires moonwalking (http://goo.gl/8UVlMH)!

How does it work?
-- To put in a request during I/O (May 28-29), all you need to do is create a public Google+ or Twitter post from your profile using the hashtag #io15request. We’ll only be able to reply to requests written in English, French and German.
-- Our team of Google Community Managers will track down answers to your requests, mentioning you in the post so you don’t miss it. 
-- If you’re curious to see what others are requesting, follow our Google+ Collection (https://goo.gl/A6NAxo) (where we’ll be collecting all responses posted on Google+) or search for #io15request on either Google+ or Twitter. 

The team 
This year we have 15 members of the Google Community Manager Team standing by to fulfill your requests on a variety of products and languages:

English requests:
-- Android: +Orrin Hancock & +Paul Wilcox  
-- Chrome: +Kameron Kitajima 
-- Google Cast: +Jacky Hayward 
-- ChromeOS: +Todd Zabel 
-- Docs and Drive: +Arille Jeriza Virrey 
-- Gmail: +Andy Bravo & +Jordan Esparza 
-- Google+: +Justine Rivero 
-- Google Play: +Amanda Brodman 
-- Hangouts: +Chris Wong
-- Maps: +Abby DeBellis & +Alice Justman 

French requests:
-- +Jade Bessiere  

German requests:
-- +Moritz Tolxdorff

Note that we’ll only be replying to requests about and related to this year's I/O posted between May 28 and 29, 2015 - so please wait until I/O begins to start sending in your questions.

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O hai #io13   #request -ers! Check out +Divya Vishwanath, +Melissa Daniels, and me moonwalking in front of this year's +Google Chrome booth. +Joshua… - Jacky Hayward - Google+
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In the studio, shooting the next few episodes of Google Root Access, with +Yair Bar-On from TestFairy!
While you're waiting for these episodes to be edited and published, check out our back episodes at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILjw2c4ImxWXvi4vPrLCjYv
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#hack4baltimore is happening in Baltimore this weekend to build a better city together 
Join #hack4baltimore as we build a better Baltimore together.
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Ferry ride back to Sydney is beautiful after dark too.
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sir i want to come there from pakistan by studnt visa will u plzzz guide meeee
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People Development
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meta-community building, mindful leadership
Employment
  • 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.

Education
  • MIT
    Computer Science, 1976 - 1980
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