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Pieter Greyling
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Attended Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town, South Africa
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DQN incorporated several key features that for the first time enabled the power ofDeep Neural Networks (DNN) to be combined in a scalable fashion with Reinforcement Learning (RL)—amachine learning framework that prescribes how agents should act in an environment in order to maximize future cumulative reward (e.g., a game score).
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"...We can't imagine tampered firmware making it to production drives without the companies' collaboration..."
Russian cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs exposed a breakthrough U.S. spying program, which taps into one of the most widely proliferated PC components - hard drives. With the last 5 years seeing the number of hard drive manufacturing nations reduce from three (Korean Samsung, Japanese Hitachi a...
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Google App Engine users can now export logs to a BigQuery dataset and Google Cloud Storage Bucket for real-time iteration.

Read More: http://goo.gl/1RO1KQ
#BigQuery #AppEngine  
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Jenkins This article describes how to build a continuous integration cycle for Java development with the Jenkins continuous integration build server.
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We've released an updated version of Android Studio 1.1 beta to the canary channel, with fixes for two critical bugs in beta 1. Thanks for your help testing these builds!

http://tools.android.com/recent/androidstudio11beta2released
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In this post, we have collected a huge of Google Material Design resources including framework, icons, GUI kits, fonts … for your next design project or for inspiration. We hope this will helpful for you to design a great Android App or website using Google’s new design principles.
In this post, we have collected a huge of Google Material Design resources including framework, icons, GUI kits, fonts … for your next design project or for inspiration. We hope this will helpful for...
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BREAKING Sea Shepherd receives 8.3 million Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for the Protection of the Southern Ocean
“We are now able to proceed with the purchase of our dream ship and lift our conservation efforts to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal exploitation to the next level. We are extremely grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and the people of the Netherlands for this extremely generous support.” - Alex Cornelissen, CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. 
Please SHARE this wonderful news.
#SeaShepherd 

http://www.seashepherdglobal.org/news-and-commentary/news/sea-shepherd-receives-8-3-million-euros-from-the-dutch-postcode-lottery.html
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Today in Android Performance Patterns: Understanding Overdraw

In modern mobile app design, we’re constantly overlapping views to create beautiful, transcendent experiences and, at the same time, creating an interesting performance problem.

In this video +Colt McAnlis introduces the concept of overdraw, what it is, how it impacts the performance of your app, and what tools you can use to fix it before it starts eating up your performance.

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We’re live! The Ubuntu phone sale has begun with a limited number available to buy today till 6pm on our bq partner site. Plus you’ll receive a free Ubuntu edition case for this sale only #ubuntuphone

Link to buy >> http://www.bq.com/gb/ubuntu.html
Dual SIM smartphone fully unlocked. With 4.5” IPS HD screen, GPS, Bluetooth and 8 MP rear camera.
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For the petition and for the quote:

"Alan Turing was not only prosecuted, but quite arguably persuaded to end his own life early, by a society who called him a criminal for simply seeking out the love he deserved, as all human beings do. 60 years later, that same government claimed to ‘forgive’ him by pardoning him. I find this deplorable, because Turing’s actions did not warrant forgiveness — theirs did — and the 49,000 other prosecuted men deserve the same." - Bendict Cumberbatch
If the presumptive best picture Oscar frontrunner Boyhood has an Achilles' heel, it is that its story, about 12 years in the life of a fictional family, is not about anything of a greater social or historical import, as most previous recipients of the prize have been. The same, of course, is true of Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, The Theory of Everything, in that they focus on imagined stories or, in the case of Theory, the personal...
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Computer software development, programming stuff, and other obsessions ...
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www.pietergreyling.com
Employment
  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2011 - present
    Geo/Maps Developer Advocate Regional Developer Advocate - Africa Android Developer Advocate
  • Assorted
    Software systems architect, lead dev, programmer, technical project manager, consultant, dev manager, etc., 1986 - 2011
  • Me and Apress
    Google Android programming book author, 2010 - 2011
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London, UK
Previously
Santiago, Chile - Cape Town, South Africa - Frankfurt. Germany - Zurich, Switzerland - Durban, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Puerto Montt, Chile - Montpellier, France - Pretoria, South Africa
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Developer Advocate @ Google
Introduction
Pieter is a Developer Advocate in the Google Developer Platforms Team. Previously, and also at Google, he was a Maps/Geo Mobile APIs Developer Advocate, the Developer Relations Lead for Africa, and an Android Developer Advocate. He is the co-author of "Practical Android Projects", a book that teaches Android programming using Java as well as Python, Lua and JavaScript. 

He is passionate about mobile devices, the web, and free and open source computing. Especially the promise these hold for emerging and developing regions of the world. 

Before joining Google, Pieter worked internationally as a software architect and developer for over two decades in many roles and industries building systems and applications with myriad platforms and programming languages. Phew!


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I still have real friends .....
Education
  • Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town, South Africa
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Afrikaans, Financial Accounting, 1979 - 1983
  • University of South Africa
    Philosophy, Science of Religion, 1985 - 1985
  • University of Johannesburg
    Philosophy, Political Science, Ethics of Art, 1986 - 1986
  • Van Zyl and Pritchard College, South Africa
    COBOL Programming and Data Processing Systems Design, 1986 - 1987
  • SAPICS - Production & Inventory Control Society, South Africa
    Principles of Production and Inventory Management (PPIM-SAPICS), 1993 - 1993
  • Microsoft ATECS
    MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional, 1995 - 1996
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