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Angular Material Design 0.10.0 is available
Our release candidate is all grown up! Check out http://material.angularjs.org for a first look at Menu, as well as new community-contributed FAB Speed Dial and FAB Toolbar. Thanks to +Topher Fangio for the two new FAB components, and +Ryan Schmukler for Menu. Onward and upwards! 
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+Marcy Sutton is one of the superheroic developers I've got to know better through Angular. Her contributions to Angular's ngAria and our Angular Material components help developers to easily and effortlessly develop accessible web applications. I'll miss her on our weekly Angular Material syncs, but I'm excited about her new role at Adobe. Thanks, Marcy! :)
 
Today is my last day working full-time on Angular Material, as I'm joining Adobe as an accessibility engineer in early July (I'll still contribute to open source, but with a reduced presence). To recap what I've learned, I wrote one last post for the Substantial blog: http://substantial.com/blog/2015/6/4/working-on-a-large-open-source-framework/
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The BBC have a wonderful two-part radio adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, up for a few more weeks.  It's marvelous.
Adapted by Judith AdamsScience fiction with incredible humanity from a brilliant feminist writer. This is the first dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's 1969 novel which is as groundbreaking in its approach to gender as when it was first published over 45 years ago. In a snow-changed city in the middle of an Ice Age on an alien world, one young man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to ...
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Angular Material 0.7.1 is out
Short update: Our Themes API is solid. We've improved the doc site (with bonus Getting Started section and an example starter app). Many bugfixes small and large, and the groundwork laid for new components -- coming soon in 0.8. 
Material Design. {{section.name}}. {{menu.currentSection.name}} {{(menu.currentPage | humanizeDoc) || 'Angular Material' }}. {{doc | humanizeDoc | directiveBrackets}}. View Demo View on Github.
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Naomi, do you know if there are plans to integrate Material into the Ionic Framework?
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If anyone wants to go to the sold-out Angular Conference in Salt Lake City this March, but missed a chance at buying a ticket, I have a few late reg codes to share. I'd like them to go to women developers. Ping me directly if you're interested or know someone who is. (Tickets are 850$) 
Know any female developers who didn't get a ticket to the sold-out Angular conference (ngconf) in Salt Lake City this March? I have a few reg codes… - Naomi Black - Google+
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More detail on 0.11.1 and 0.11.2 also in my post on the mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ngmaterial/wQxAn286MCs
 
Angular Material v0.11.2 has been released!

We are now building bug PATCH releases each week; available for bower and npm updates.

These will not include new features or general Pull Request merges. Those types of changes will be released with the next major release.

Meanwhile master will remain our development branch and will reflect the current code functionality and will contain both bug fixes and PR merges.

https://github.com/angular/material/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
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Laverne Cox is beautiful. 
I deeply admire her for seeking out her own truth, and for speaking up about the complicated intersection of gender and beauty. Love this interview in the Guardian. 
The ‘transgender black chick from Alabama’ talks about her tough childhood, balancing activism with acting and why she loves her Orange is the New Black character Sophia
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I also have lots of love for this woman. I've had the opportunity to meet with her in person a couple of times after I worked on custom gender at Facebook. 
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Shout-out to the amazing Laura Palmaro and the many folks working to make Google products more accessible. I'm excited about the Impact Challenge program to fund more research into innovation that supports greater independence for people with disabilities.
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Ha. As I recall, 1886 was not such a great year for Nikolai Tesla. Coincidence?
The story actually begins in 1770, with one Richard Trevithick, engineer, being visited by a stranger swaddled in rags to obscure his face and the precise dimensions of his body. Plans for a steam-powered "road locomotive" are thrust into Richard's hands. "But... but these are far beyond current technology," Richard whispers, stunned. A voice issues from the rags, manically, too screechy to be completely human, the syllables incomplete, malfor...
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Yup, about sums it up.  I hate driving.
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Really enjoyed this thoughtful piece from Ryan Park about  the importance and challenges and joys of being a stay-at-home dad. I wish this wasn't such an unusual thing for men to do in this country.
#leadonleave  
A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.
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Naomi loves transit too much.
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I have an unusual fondness for public transit and the intersection of language, ability, and culture. I like solving problems with technology. 

I work on AngularJS, and making the web more accessible to people with disabilities. I'm learning ASL.

I grew up in Canada. I've worked in three countries as an astronomer, tech writer, engineering manager, and technical program manager. I fight daleks in my spare time.
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I ride a bike and take transit to work. I speak six languages. (Some much better than others.) I like to cook.
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As a first-time working mom whose job involves travel, I first contacted Serena Meyer in my third trimester with a ton of questions about breastfeeding, pumping, and when and how to introduce a bottle to my baby. Serena was an awesome lactation consultant: supportive, non-judgmental, and super well-informed. When the baby arrived, she was right there with information and tips by email, phone, and in-person when we needed her. I credit her with transforming us into pros at what was a tough new skill for both me and the baby. She even helped my insurance provider to figure out how to correctly account for lactation services. Every new mom should be so lucky. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Farmstand bakery with local produce and great pies. Their fresh farm donuts are dipped in maple syrup on their way out of the fryer. Worth a detour if you're biking through, either to pick up some jam as a gift, or a little snack to keep you going on to North Hatley, Lennoxville, or Waterville.
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I called from the US to order flowers for my sister in Toronto. Claire chatted with me about what I had in mind, helped me pick a lovely and appropriate (cat safe, fresh, low-scent) arrangement and gave me a good idea of what to expect on delivery time and bouquet size. They were quick and efficient and my sister loved the flowers -- she sent me some snapshots and the arrangement was really lovely and personal.
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Delicious Indian cooking with a subtle hand on the balance of the spices in every dish. They always have the standard favourites, but they mix up the menu to take advantage of local/seasonal produce. Definitely my favourite Indian restaurant in the Bay Area. The staff are friendly, the takeaway service is efficient, and they're one of the few Berkeley restaurants that will do delivery (through ezdineinn).
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Really delicious margherita pizza with a real wood-fired crust. Friendly staff took great care of me, and I'm still dreaming about the house-made mozzarella: perfectly melty and just a touch caramelized from the oven. My only regret? I wish they had a smaller pizza so a solo diner could leave some room for dessert. I'll have to go back.
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