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If you live in the Hudson Valley area, hope you can make it to our +Google Cloud Platform focused  #GCPNext  Extended event this Saturday. 

http://gcpnextextended.splashthat.com

RSVP HERE http://www.meetup.com/gdg-hudson-valley/events/229646512/

Come see the [Google Vision Bot](https://tech.co/google-vision-bot-physical-representation-vision-api-2016-04) and learn about Machine Learning and Computer Vision in the Cloud 

*Come see the [Google CloudSpin Demo](https://medium.com/google-cloud/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-spin-1bcce3dbc484#.t2kyjgr8b) and learn about how they made this 180-degree video animation happen using Google Cloud

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GCP Next , held in March 2016, is the signature Google event focused on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology, users and developers. The GCP Next "Extended" series of events is run by Google Developer Communities worldwide to provide local developers and enthusiasts a chance to network, learn and explore these features in person. At the GCP Next Extended "Hudson Valley" event, we are excited to have two key speakers from Google -- Yufe...
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Interesting -- wait what?
 
Google probably has tons of projects in testing that we'll never hear about until they come out (assuming they do). One of these unannounced projects is an... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Google, News
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April 1st? Yet adds up many Googlers formerly spending attention on G+ have moved on (to somewhere). Add that Chris Poole was recently hired as head designer for social and interactive intuition.
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Polyicon ~ online tool to create custom, optimized material design SVG iconset for an app

https://poly-icon.appspot.com
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Oh yaay! This is one I really wanted to see..
 
ES2015 (formally ES6) is a new JavaScript standard. In this episode of Totally Tooling Tips +Addy Osmani and +Matt Gaunt discuss how you can use it today: https://goo.gl/hmJvVB
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I want a +Rob Dodson​ cameo on Totally Tooling Tips where it doubles as a Polycast.
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If true, this is incredibly troubling especially in the social pressure this exerts on everyone.
 
Whuffie as a tool of control.

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• In addition to measuring your ability to pay, as in the United States, the scores serve as a measure of political compliance. Among the things that will hurt a citizen’s score are posting political opinions without prior permission, or posting information that the regime does not like, such as about the Tienanmen Square massacre that the government carried out to hold on to power, or the Shanghai stock market collapse.
• It will hurt your score not only if you do these things, but if any of your friends do them. Imagine the social pressure against disobedience or dissent that this will create.
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I've been watching Ted Talks on data visualization, which would use this kid of data to find subversive groups and penalize people through policing.  It seemed the best way to combat this was demonstrating how polarizing such data is and how diverse ideas work well to enlighten some cities. http://ideas.ted.com/fascinating-maps-of-what-people-tweet-about-in-istanbul-baltimore-barcelona-and-more/
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Introducing RAIL: A User-Centric Model For Defining and Prioritizing Performance, by Paul Irish and Paul Lewis, on Smashing Magazine. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/10/rail-user-centric-model-performance/
There’s no shortage of performance advice, is there? The elephant in the room is the fact that it’s challenging to interpret: Everything comes with caveats and disclaimers, and sometimes one piece of advice can seem to actively contradict another. Phrases like “The DOM is slow” or “Always use CSS animations” make for great headlines, but the truth is often far more nuanced. Take something like loading time, the most common performance topic by...
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Been really looking forward to this talk after seeing +Bret McGowen do the Scavenger Photo Hunt demo at the recent GCP Next conference!!

Google Vision API is really interesting - check out that demo here: https://youtu.be/HgWHeT_OwHc?list=PLIivdWyY5sqIFd0E6JG1hVr8sXQaLmmBP&t=5469
 
After a brief hiatus, we are back!!! Please pardon our dust as we relaunch the GDG New York meetup at its new address:
http://www.meetup.com/gdgnyc/
(You will need to rejoin the meetup here if you want to continue getting notifications about new events)

ON THAT NOTE -- we are excited to kick off April with an awesome meetup on April 11 at Google Chelsea Market.

Our featured speakers are +Bret McGowen (Google Cloud Developer Advocate) who will be talking about the Google Cloud Vision API and +Antonio Zugaldia (Android Engineer, MapBox) who will be talking about Offline Maps and Navigation Apps In Android

We will also have some information to share about our upcoming Android Study Jams and GCPNext review event as well so come join us!!


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What's the optimal number of RWD image breakpoints? Trick question. The answer depends on the image itself.

A must read article and an amazing open-source tool from the team at Cloudinary. Read it, internalize it, and automate it! This illustrates, once again, that this form of optimization should be automated and live on the server... ahem, Client Hints!
A new open source tool for finding responsive image breakpoints and generating and srcset-markup for responsive images.
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Beautifully simple and utilitarian -- need to make me one and check it out this winter :-)
 
Creative Snow Removal.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff! https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

A snowflake consists of roughly 1019 water molecules, which are added to its core at different rates and in different patterns, depending on the changing temperature and humidity within the atmosphere that the snowflake falls through on its way to the ground. As a result, it is extremely difficult to encounter two identical snowflakes. Initial attempts to find identical snowflakes by photographing thousands their images under a microscope from 1885 onward by Wilson Alwyn Bentley found the wide variety of snowflakes we know about today. It is more likely that two snowflakes could become virtually identical if their environments were similar enough. Matching snow crystals were discovered in Wisconsin in 1988. The crystals were not flakes in the usual sense but rather hollow hexagonal prisms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow

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Spoiler: when the parents have more money coming in they are able to better provide a home environment that encourages kids to learn and instills behaviors in them that lead to success in their adult lives.
 
Because imagine that. When people aren't constantly working to survive they actually like to better themselves and their kids.
Incredibly, the change is the most pronounced in the children who need it the most.
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Norway is the nation that gave the world the paperclip and the cheese slicer, so it's easy to see that R&D is a national tradition here (it stands for “research and development”, not “reindeer and dogsleds”, although those are nice too). Today, Opera R&D released a labs build of Opera for ...
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Software Engineer | Community Organizer (Google Developer Group, Meteor) | Mobile Web Technology Consultant
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  • Mobile Software Consulting
    Mobile, Web, EdTech Software Development, 2013 - present
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
    Industrial Advisory Board Member, Adjunct Faculty, 2012 - 2015
  • Motorola Mobility (a Google Company)
    Dist. Member of Tech. Staff, 2011 - 2012
  • Motorola/Motorola Mobility Inc.
    Dist. Member of Tech. Staff, 2001 - 2011
  • Eternal Systems Inc. (US)
    Senior Staff Engineer, 2000 - 2001
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
    Summer Intern, 1997
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    Graduate Student Researcher, 1995 - 2001
  • Infosys Technologies (India)
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 1994
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Software Engineer & Consultant. GDG & Meteor Meetup Organizer. Mom
Introduction
Survivable Distributed Systems (PhD) | Developed middleware to enable transparent fault tolerance for distributed enterprise applications. 1996-2001.

Mobile Systems & Pervasive Computing Research (Motorola Labs) | Created advanced concepts for next-generation mobile, television, embedded and wearable platforms, with emphasis on multi-screen, context-aware, rich media, social, advertising and search applications. 2001-2013.

Mobile Web Technology Development (Consultant, Edupreneur)  | Work with individuals and teams to design, architect and engineer solutions for mobile, web and enterprise products. Technologies involved include Android, MeteorJS, AngularJS and HTML5. 2013-present.

Educator & Community Organizer. Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Board Member (SUNY) | Google Developer Group (GDG) & Meteor Co-organizer (@New York & Hudson Valley) | Passionate about growing software engineering and technology development programs in my local community. 2013-present.

Technologies of current interest: 
Mobile (Android + TV, Wear, Home)
Web (HTML5 | Meteor | Angular | Polymer)

On the learning path: Cloud Computing, Perf Matters, Data Visualization
Education
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Bangalore University (India)
  • Dominican Convent Secondary School (Zambia)
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Wonderful 2.5 hour cruise with a naturalist on board and a stop at an old fishing village on Cranberry island. Not only do you get up close and personal with beautiful scenic locales and local sea life, but you hear about the history and origins of the island in fascinating narrative. Worth doing for any first time visitor to Mt. Desert island. Also family friendly -- kids are encouraged to help by lifting out and casting in buoys as the boat leaves/docks ..
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Located right on the coast within walking distance to downtown shops and cafes. Offers spectacular views on the coast path adjoining the property. A fantastic, free and healthy continental breakfast starts your day right. The pier is steps away (if you fancy a cruise) and Acadia entrance is a short drive away for quick access to trails and vistas. Wonderful staff are pleasant and helpful. The area is safe and a joy to walk around on a warm summer night. Don't forget your camera and layers for dealing with weather changes.
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Was open on holiday (Memorial Day) so we checked it out. Conveniently located for downtown exploration and quick on-off detour if passing through. Tons of parking on street (one-way). Bright and vibrant place with art on walls, tables. Lots of sandwich, bagel and soup options -- helps if you are vegetarian or have kids who like choices. Staff is friendly and service is fast. Food tastes great -- fresh vegetables and perfectly sizes bagels for lunch. And don't forget to get a blueberry soda or spicy ginger brew -- one of the best Maine drinks for summer..
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The only national park in the Northeast and one of the most accessible by bike, car and foot. People in Maine are friendly and there is no dearth of activities for young and old alike. Bring layers -- the weather flipped from 80s on one day to 50s the next. Bring sturdy hiking boots -- worth doing hikes here given magnificent views and lots of easy & moderate options for new hikers.
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