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The members of the Google Top Contributor Program are volunteers who love helping people out, answering questions about Google in our support forums. Brett Carver is an outstanding example. Can you believe this guy has posted a quarter of a million times over the years, helping people around the world? Amazing!!
 
Congratulations Brett on 250,000 Posts

The Gmail Forum is a place for people to ask questions about Gmail, search for answers and help each other out. Brett Carver, a Top Contributor in this community, has now posted over a quarter of a million times here (yep, you read that right) and we couldn’t be more thrilled to congratulate him on this achievement!

In June of 2009, Brett joined the Gmail Forum and posted for the first time - it was a question about filters. Searching for an answer, he began browsing other people’s questions and quickly realized he could help. One by one, he replied to people in need, sharing his knowledge of Gmail among the community. Soon afterwards, Brett joined the Top Contributor program, where Google product enthusiasts band together to help the public better understand and utilize Google products. The rest is history. 

Six years later, Brett is the most prolific Top Contributor in the Gmail community. He’s reached the incredible milestone of 250,000 posts in the help forum, helping hundreds of thousands along the way. He’s also visited the Google offices in Mountain view and made a lasting impression on Googlers ranging from engineers to VPs (you can read more about that here: http://goo.gl/i9aPXE). When asked what motivates him, Brett simply says he loves making a “direct and personal impact.” 

So from everyone on the Gmail Team and all of us here at Google, we want to extend a sincere thank you to Brett! You’re a living legend, thanks for all you do. 
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It's almost time for Google I/O 2015! I'm honored to be part of this great team of people who will be working to bring I/O to the world.
 
Meet the #io15request team

Our #io15request team has grown again. Along with returning participants like +Jacky Hayward, +Paul Wilcox, +Abby DeBellis and +Justine Rivero, we have a lot of new people joining us. Here’s the team introducing themselves in their own words:

+Orrin Hancock: Born and raised in Southern California, recently moved to the Bay Area. Interested in sports, music, travel, and adventure. Super excited about attending I/O for the first time!
+Paul Wilcox: I'm excited to be involved in I/O Requests for my 3rd year! I'm a SF Bay Area native, but right after I/O I'm leaving my home for a trip to Peru.
+Kameron Kitajima: From the latest gadgets to video games, I'm always about technology! I'm a SF Bay Area native who loves the outdoors, dogs, travel, and finding good food. Ask me about my homemade French macarons!
+Jacky Hayward : I make ice cream, brew cider, and garden in Oakland when I'm not getting to know the awesome group of folks in the Chromecast Buddy program. I also have an adorable dog, who you can get to know at +Alta.
+Todd Zabel: Former professional backpacker and current Chrome OS enthusiast. My hobbies include: ordering food online and binge-watching Netflix.
+Arille Jeriza Virrey: Former roboticist and muscle stem cell researcher, I now advocate Google technologies and watch copious amounts of competitive cooking TV shows!
+Andy Bravo : I'm a South Florida native who is a former guitar hero champion, lover of all Miami sports, and serious horror cinephile. I can't wait to attend my first I/O!
+Jordan Esparza: Originally from the PNW, I'm a big fan of coffee, hiking, and live music. I enjoy writing/recording original songs and traveling as much as possible. Looking forward to I/O this year!
+Justine Rivero : Google+ Community Manager turned Project Fi Community Manager, my fondest moment at I/O 2014 was coordinating an epic dance with all the CMs in the middle of the I/O hallway. Encore this year, anyone?
+Amanda Brodman: I'm a New York native trying to slow down to the California pace. Aspiring comedian by night, Google Play fangirl by day, and I couldn't be more excited for my first I/O this year!
+Chris Wong: Born, raised, and schooled in/around Los Angeles, but have fondly called the bay my home for the past four years. When I'm not hanging out at the Googleplex, I love checking out new eateries in SF, specifically bakeries and ice cream shops. Missed I/O last year so am stoked to finally get a chance to check it out this year!
+Abby DeBellis: I'm a proud New Jerseyan who loves running, puppies, Cheburashka, and using Google Maps to search for [new york pizza].
+Alice Justman: I'm a french Googler, recently landed in California after a 4 years layover in Ireland. I love: working in the sun, playing badminton, traveling around the world (+ wine & cheese obviously). Looking forward to my 2nd visit at I/O!
+Jade Bessiere: I am the the French Community Manager and I am excited to be involved with International I/O requests for the first time! I am a big fan of food, painting, sun and travel. Looking forward to I/O this year!
+Moritz Tolxdorff: Former Top Contributor that made it into Google. Helping users at day and code-monkey at night. Got invited to Google I/O as a user for writing a Hangout App for Google. Excited for my first I/O as a Googler.

The whole team is really looking forward to fulfilling all the requests we can this year. We hope you’re as excited for I/O as we are!

[To put in a request during I/O (May 28-29): 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. To see what others are requesting, follow our Google+ Collection (https://goo.gl/A6NAxo) or search for #io15request on either Google+ or Twitter.]

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A tabletop RPG for Sentinels of the Multiverse? Yes, please!

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In partnership with Greater Than Games, we here at Critical-Hits Studios, Inc. are pleased to announce that we are designing the official Sentinels of the Multiverse Roleplaying Game.
In partnership with Greater Than Games, we here at Critical-Hits Studios, Inc. are pleased to announce that we are designing the official Sentinels of the Multiverse Roleplaying Game.
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No one wants their phone lost or stollen. If you're an Android user, Google has a new 1-stop-shop for tips to help keep your phone or tablet safe.

(Available in English now, more languages coming soon!)
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Are you an iOS user who's moving to Android for the first time? Google now has a switching guide to help with your journey, available in many languages:
https://support.google.com/android/answer/6193424

And if you're going the other direction -- from Android to iOS -- Apple has a nice guide available on their help site:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201196
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+John Skeats Microsoft never implied that anywhere. Some blogs may have I suppose. Even for developers that port things you may have issues if your app uses features Windows Phone doesn't support. 
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New comic convention in Silicon Valley, put on by Stan the Man and Woz? Sign me up!
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+Wanda Allen-Yearout the San Francisco one moved to Anaheim but they say they want to come back to SF. 
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Images from our second hike in the Olympic Valley area. Not captured in these photos: the terrible downpour including hail that we were caught in before we made it back to the house.
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In Reno, NV we have already two weeks of rain!! Sprinklers are off. Feels like Florida :)
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I'm excited to be part of the #io15request  team! This will be my 3rd year fielding requests about what's happening direct from the I/O floor next week. If you can't make it to the show, but want our team to help you track down some detail you'd like more info about, we'll do our best to answer.

See below for details about how the program works.

We had sooooooooo much fun doing this in past years, and I can't wait to do this again! And if you happen to be at Google I/O next week, please keep an eye out for me and say hi. :-)
 
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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Google's latest innovation: a new way to do mobile connectivity with Project Fi.
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    Community Manager, 2004 - present
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    Post-production Supervisor, 1994 - 2002
  • Circle Video Productions
    Production Associate, 1991 - 1994
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Hello! I'm an Android Community Manager for Google.

Here on Google+ you can expect me to post publicly about:
  • Google, Android, and Nexus
  • Occasional other tech news
  • Geeky stuff like comic books, video games, tabletop RPGs, and scifi & fantasy books/movies/TV
  • Infrequent posts about my travels, social dancing, and wine
Folks in my Friends/Acquaintences/Family/Co-workers circles will also get more personal posts from me.

Looking for other Community Managers of Google's consumer products? Here's the team:
About me:
I'm a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. I love rain, clouds, fog, and wind. I feel most at home in California coastal woods or tall snow-covered mountains. Squirrels are amazingly fun to watch and play with, but cats are the best animals to bond with. In college I wore black high-top shoes, part of that elite cadre of black high-top folks -- you know who you are. Technology is a drug I cannot help but be addicted to. And winter is my favorite season of the year, which is why I use Wintergrey as my handle around the web.

I'm a geek, but hopefully one with obsessions beyond traditional geek bounds. My niche interests include gaming (computer/console as well as tabletop RPGs), dancing (
social ballroom and Irish ceili), comic books (American-style and some manga), movies (domestic or foreign, Hollywood or indie), animation ("traditional" and anime), skiing (snow, not water), martial arts, science fiction & fantasy, progressive rock, period events, yadda yadda.

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Bragging rights
I can quote Star Trek 2, do the rise-and-grind, roll for initiative, and update Google+ from my Android phone. Possibly not all at the same time.
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  • University of California, Davis
    Rhetoric/Communications & Psychology, 1987 - 1991
  • Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
    1983 - 1987
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Sentinels of the Multiverse
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Calling all Sentinels! Do you have what it takes to defend the Multiverse? Compose a team of superheroes, each with their own playstyles, ba

Sentinels Sidekick
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Never do battle without your plucky tabletop companion for Sentinels of the Multiverse!Sentinels Sidekick tracks the hit points of all targe

Google I/O 2014
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Adobe Reader 跨越平台及裝置,針對 PDF 文件提供免費而可靠的檢視及互動功能,是領先業界且備受信賴的應用程式。在您的 Android 平板電腦或手機上安裝免費的 Adobe Reader 行動應用程式處理 PDF 文件。輕鬆存取、管理及共用各種 PDF 檔案類型。與

How persistent Star Wars fans finally got Disney Stores to sell Princess...
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Disney got hold of the Star Wars license and, predictably, started selling merch at the Disney Store. Noticeably missing? Princess Leia.

Fingolfin Defeated Again by Morgoth (This Time in Portland) - Lowering t...
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Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

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The registration application window is now open! Sit back and relax. You have until 2:00 PM PDT on April 18 to submit your application to at

Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Store Comixology | TechCrunch
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Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many othe

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The world's largest Dungeons & Dragons fan community and news site with a slew of social networking features, blogs, a marketplace, public a

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Available in San Francisco and SF Peninsula onlyImagine having everything you need delivered from local stores to your doorstep. Tackling yo

Man spent 100 hours building a Power Loader from Aliens...for his baby girl
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Despicable Me
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Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.Alm

Fabulous, fabulous wine. One of our favorite places to taste and buy in the region.
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Neighborhood liquor store and deli with a surprisingly diverse liquor selection. Not as inexpensive or large as the nearby BevMo but family run and they often carry stuff the big stores don't have.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
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One of the few local quality restaurant/bars. The cocktail menu is interesting with many things I hadn't seen before, however it has a very tropical bend. The menu is primarily Italian with a hint of California cuisine, nice food but nothing to swoon over.
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If you've been to one BevMo you've been to them all, and this one is no different. Fortunately, BevMo's seem to be universally good. Essentially this is a warehouse full of alcoholic beverages and paraphernalia. Although they rarely carry much truly exotic and hard to find stuff, they do have a massive assortment of wine, beer, and spirits to stock your bar with. Keep a look out for their famous 5-cent sales, where they sell a bottle of wine for 5 cents if you buy another bottle of the same stuff at full price -- you can explore a lot of wine this way. This particular BevMo is relatively new as of the time I'm writing this, but the staff seems to have their routine down. The store is clean and well organized. They tend to run out of boxes during the 5-cent sale so I recommend bringing your own boxes or totes.
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