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Video: Women Techmakers: Make your passion.
#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry. 

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at http://g.co/WomenTechmakers and join our Google+ community at http://bit.ly/WomenTechmakers.
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This is cool. A little surprising how much of the US is unpopulated.
 
A fascinating map showing parts of the US where absolutely nobody lives..  
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+Firebase turns two today!
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Join us in the New York Basecamp for Developer Office Hours and stay for the Design Sprint. We’ll design Glassware together to help people get around New York. 

Developer office hours help you kickstart, work through, or accelerate your Glass project. A few members of the Glass team will be on hand to answer your questions, help you with any issues you're having, or just brainstorm together. Whether you already have a project or can't quite figure out where to start, we're here to help.

Starting at 5:30, we will kick-off the Design Sprint, in which we will talk through the Design Principles and lead a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop to paper prototype Glassware for “getting around.”

Event overview:
4:00pm - 5:30pm: Developer Office Hours 
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Design Sprint
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Looking forward to meeting Glass developers in Austin!
 
Developer office hours will help you kickstart, work through, or accelerate your Glass project. A few members of the Glass team will be on hand to answer your questions, help you with any issues you're having, or just brainstorm together.

Whether you already have a project or can't quite figure out where to start, we're here to help.

Don't yet have Glass but you're curious about it as a development platform? This is for you, too! Come learn more about Glass and meet other developers, designers and entrepreneurs in Austin.

Please RSVP on this event for entry.

About the venue.
Capital Factory is located in the Austin Centre, adjacent to the Omni Hotel.
- Walk past the Omni elevator banks,  Ancho's restaurant and Omni bar
- Straight ahead you will see six Austin Centre elevators banks
- Capital Factory is located on the 16th floor

Photo by Explorer Phred Lane from our last event at Capital Factory
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Our customer +Nitrous.IO just released Hack on Nitrous! Use it to start hacking on your Firebase app in minutes: http://blog.nitrous.io/2014/04/16/nitrousio-hack-button.html
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Guarding the street. #caturday  
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I’m joining Firebase!

Some news - I’ll be joining the growing team at +Firebase in San Francisco. Firebase is a realtime application platform that makes it very easy for developers to quickly build apps without worrying about writing backend code. I’m joining to in the role of VP of Developer Happiness. It’s a similar role to what I was doing at Google - developer education, outreach and support. Ultimately my focus is making sure developers are successful and happy when they use Firebase.

I was really impressed after trying Firebase for the first time - as a platform it is powerful and intuitive to use. Firebase takes a hard problem, creating realtime apps, and makes it easy. Beyond that I was really impressed with the team - in addition to an awesome product they’re building a an honest, friendly, fun and innovative culture that can also be a positive force in the developer community. I can’t wait to help them make this vision a reality.

Leaving Google and particularly the Glass team wasn’t an easy decision - I’m bullish on wearables and Glass specifically and know the team will continue to innovate and deliver something amazing. After helping build out the developer community for Glass I’m now going to join the ranks of Glass Explorers myself and help inform the future of the Glass platform from the outside.

So, give +Firebase a shot, (there’s a great 5 minute tutorial at https://www.firebase.com/tutorial/) and if you’ve got feedback on what we can do to make Firebase better send me a note at ossama@firebase.com. 

Also, if you’re in the SF Bay Area we’re having an office warming party tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 7pm. Come on down! Details are at https://www.facebook.com/events/1451504431748932/
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Glass gives people the power to explore the world around them and capture moments of their lives in a totally new way.  Whether you are a designer or developer, artist or engaged Atlantan, join this Design Sprint to explore how you can use Glass to tell the story of Midtown Atlanta.  We'll examine the principles behind great Glassware (apps for Glass) and put these principles to use immediately, leaving you with a deeper understanding of Glass as well as a design for a great Glass storytelling experience.

This event is organized by the Google Glass Developer Relations team and will be hosted at the Institute for People & Technology (IoTP) offices on Georgia Tech's campus. It is limited to 100 people, with priority to Google Glass Explorers, Georgia Tech students and participants in the Midtown Buzz Storytelling Hackathon taking place the next day, February 7th, also at the IPaT Offices.

Event overview:
5pm - Registration, refreshments and Glass demos
5:45pm - Presentation on Design, Platform, Sprint
6-8pm - Sprint, including brief presentations

Institute for People & Technology: http://ipat.gatech.edu
Midtown Buzz Storytelling Hackathon: http://bit.ly/1fupMEI

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Google Glass Design Sprint - Urban Storytelling
Thu, February 6, 5:00 PM
75 5th Street NW, Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30308

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New Frames & Shades for Glass

If we had a nickel for every time someone has asked about prescription lenses for Glass… well, we’d have a lot of nickels. So we want you to be the first to know that the Titanium Collection is here, with a handful of new styles for Glass so you can make it your own. Whether you wear prescription glasses or just want a new look, we’ve got four feather-light titanium frames designed just for you. And if you need prescription lenses and have vision insurance (such as VSP), your policy might even help cover your new frames. Explorers can access the Titanium Collection tomorrow afternoon, along with two new styles of twist-on shades.

This is only the beginning, and we can’t wait to hear which style is your style.
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  • Firebase
    VP of Developer Happiness, 2014 - present
    Developers, Developers, Developers
  • Google
    Head of Glass Developer Relations, 2008 - 2014
    I was a manager in Google's Developer Relations group. In my time there I worked on AdWords, Maps/Earth, Android, Commerce products and launched Chromecast and Google Glass to the developer community. I was Head of Glass Developer Relations when I left.
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Great Falls, VA - West Lafayette, Indiana - Montreal, Canada - Kuwait
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I'm VP of Developer Happiness at Firebase. Firebase is a powerful API to store and sync data in realtime.


I’m was formerly part of the Developer Relations team at Google - we helped developers make incredible things on Google technologies. I led Developer Relations for Project Glass, building technology that’s there when and where you need it but doesn’t get in your way and Chromecast. I’ve also worked on Android, maps, ads and commerce developer products. 

Before Google I was a software engineer and consultant at Accenture, Random Walk Computing, CSC and Oracle.

I call San Francisco, California home and in the winter can be found snowboarding in the Sierras.
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My wife and I got married at Atwood ranch in the fall 2011, additionally Julie and her team planed our wedding. Really, we could not have been happier with how everything turned out - the event went off without a hitch, the venue was beautiful - and beautifully decorated. All of the vendors that Julie recommenced and we went with were exceptional - from the food and wait staff to the florist to bar staff to the dj. It's been almost a year and a half later and our guests still tell us what an amazing experience our wedding was, all say its amongst the best wedding they've ever been to. Julie was great for us - we wanted to give her a vision and not have to deal with the tiny details, she suggested several vendors and decore options that really fit what we wanted, was able to change things up when we needed it and took care of all the small details that made the event incredible.
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Great views of the field and of the bay from the cheaper "view reserve" seats. An amazing ballpark - only negative is the pricey concessions.
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The pizza's here are fantastic - I'd say the best in the city - and really reasonably priced (at least by San Francisco standards). Service when seated is good - no complaints - expect to wait over an hour to get seated at peak times. However, if you're looking to order for pickup or delivery - good luck! - you'll likely call and get a busy signal. On the rare chance that you connect it'll ring forever and if you're supremely lucky enough to actually have someone pickup they'll put you on hold forever (explains the busy signal!).
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A great neighborhood cafe, bar and restaurant. Casual feel and friendly staff, awesome sandwiches - I eat here probably once a week. Meatball is highly rated but my favorite sandwiches is their Chicken #1 and Chicken Panini.
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