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IoTDevFest 2017 announced in Phoenix AZ

IoTDevFest2017 is happening - Sat Jan 21! Tickets available soon (limited & expected to sell-out) https://tiny.cc/iotdf17

If you joined us last year, you know how great it was - this year will be even better.
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I love these stickers so much. I keep tape over my camera's for sure. Go EFF!
 
Stick it to webcam spies with EFF laptop camera covers.
Say goodbye to that unsightly sticky note/masking tape/nectarine sticker guarding your machine.
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Great opportunity for a picture with the designer of the T-shirt I am wearing with +Taylor Ling​
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Very cool event venue (we were there for a wedding) designed by Frank Gehry


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3 years ago I was wearing #Glass to our design focused DevFest. Seems like decades ago.

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Great read from +Paul Blundell​ of Novoda explaining the fundamental software design principles named SOLID. 
 
A visual explanation to the S.O.L.I.D principles from Android #GoogleDevExpert +Paul Blundell https://goo.gl/sRFwa3
Novoda is an advocate for clean code and actively using pair-programming, collaboration and code reviews. The SOLID principles are fundamental to explaining a part of what clean code is, but sometimes explaining what SOLID means is a task in itself....
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Fair thee well Hughes Stadium

This is the last year for the old, tired football stadium at my college. I was able to have one last "epic tailgater" last weekend. The stadium, me, and my friends haven't changed a bit since we were last here (25 years ago).
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very cool Mike. my glory at Hughes was spent selling sodas, but I'd like to see the stadium again before I or it breathes our last breath 
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This has amazing detail. I can tell I will be referencing this well written post many times in the future. Future me thanks current +Alex Lockwood
 
An Introduction to Icon Animation Techniques

Week #1: wrote 27 icon animations for Android
Week #2: learned how to animate SVGs using SMIL and CSS
Week #3: learned the basics of Adobe After Effects to create cooler and more advanced icon animation effects
Week #4,5,6: learned JavaScript and ported 19 icon animations from Android to SVG to use as inline blog post demos
Week #7: rewrote and polished a bunch of animations, planned out structure of blog post
Week #8: writing, editting, rewriting, deleting, rewriting again, editting, repeat...

Don't think I have ever worked this much on a single blog post before... but I wouldn't have it any other way. Let me know what you think, and don't forget to share! :D

Link: http://www.androiddesignpatterns.com/2016/11/introduction-to-icon-animation-techniques.html
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"OK Google" - this will be interesting

I didn't purchase a Google Home device (or honestly want one), but was given one the GDE summit recently, so figure I might as well try it.

It was super simple to setup (basically it was like a Chromecast for the most part).

My daughter is really intrigued with it, and is asking information about presidents, and playing Mad Libs. Overall, it seems to work well for the limited use cases it supports.

It is early days for this device, there are 2 big issues for me:
- SONOS integration (unfortunately those 2 pictured devices don't talk to each other yet)
- Multiple account support

I found the review by +Phil Nickinson was pretty spot on (and probably a bit more optimistic that feel about the device right now): http://www.androidcentral.com/google-home?utm_content=buffer1ba98
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It's look cool....
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Next time Mike, next time
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Oh ok. I missed that part. I'm now LOLing at 8.0 icons.
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Android Developer and Google Developer Expert
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  • ClearToken
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • Epocrates/athenaHealth
    Lead Mobile Developer, 2012 - 2014
  • Able Android LLC
    Lead Android Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • Airstrip Technologies
    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Choice Hotels International
    Android\Java Developer, 2007 - 2011
  • Lockheed Martin
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2000 - 2007
  • Software AG
    Software Engineer, 1996 - 2000
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    Electronics Technician, 1994 - 1996
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Android Google Developer Expert; O'Reilly Author;: Android Developer/Fanboy/Speaker; Independant Dev; Lifelong learner;
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I am a professional Android developer and technology enthusiast living in Phoenix AZ.  I have an appetite for life, and satiate it with travel, learning, and experiencing new things.  I organize the local chapter of the Google Developer Group.  I authored the book titled "Android Developer Tools Essentials" for O'Reilly.  I have spoken at a variety of national conferences including Oscon, GDGSv, Droidcon, and AnDevCon.
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Android GDE, Spent a week rafting in the Grand Canyon; Married in Ravello Italy; Snowboarded down Drunken Frenchman (at Mary Jane) top to bottom wihtout falling\stopping; I collect PEZ dispensers; World Traveller (been to Europe, SE Asia, Australia, Mexico, Middle East, Turkey, China, and all over US)
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Great burgers, expensive ice cream (not worth it)
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Love this place!
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Nice staff clean rooms
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Positive vibes, great people, good light, strong wifi.
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