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Stefan Hoth
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I really enjoyed #DroidconNYC last week. Here are the slides from my talk about scalable Android engineering.
Droidcon London 2014 & Droidcon NYC 2015
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The full piece is worth reading, but this was a tough paragraph to read: "What Hurricane Katrina, the floodwall and levee collapses, and the aftermath taught me is that America, and its institutions, simply don’t work — and that people like it that way. Perhaps this is a boilerplate observation, so obvious in light of what happened there, and all our other disasters and chronic problems — the Iraq war, political gridlock, gun violence, and a thousand other things. But I believe this is an under-appreciated point. America is an optimistic nation. It has a short memory. Our political system and media don’t really learn very obvious lessons that unspool right in front of everyone’s faces. And so we end up repeating our errors — at least, some of them — to great sorrow. And I expect the sorrow is going to get a lot greater in the coming decades."

My recollection is that someone shared a photoset on Flickr, and that was the eye opener for me about how bad things were post-Katrina. It was also an eye opener about the power of what would eventually be called social media: people sharing information, photos, and opinions with each other directly.
As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approached, I did not plan to write about it. Yes, I thought about doing somethi…
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Games developer, Dots, share their Do’s and Don’ts for improving your visibility on Google Play

A well thought-out Google Play store listing can significantly improve the discoverability of your app or game and drive installations. With the recent launch of Store Listing Experiments on the Google Play Developer Console, you can now conduct A/B tests on the text and graphics of your store listing page and use the data to make more informed decisions.

Dots is a US-founded game developer which released the popular game, Dots, and its addictive sequel, TwoDots. Dots used its store listings to showcase its brands and improve conversions by letting players know what to expect.

Christian Calderon, Head of Marketing for Dots, shared his top tips with us on store listings and visibility on Google Play.

Read how you can optimise your Play listing on the Android Developers Blog.
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Interesting internal debate about feminism: Before you forbid "booth babes" do you need to ask them if they want to objectify themselves? Or is it OK to control what booth personal can wear for "the greater good"? 
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1byte was 1mm³ each one? 😂😂
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Stunning stop motion of our journey through the stars.
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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You are in Berlin and have a spare old laptop? Donate it to refugees for a code school!
Refugees are too often seen only as a problem within Europe. We want to prove that our new neighbors offer an opportunity for Europe to enrich its culture and empower its economy. We believe that every human being has the right to live up to their potential and to improve themselves.
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Worthwhile read for developers to better understand the design constraints when designing for Android Auto.
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Amazon ruined the surprise a bit but anyway I'm glad to see the platform grow. Name change incoming now? #GoogleWear
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+Motorola Mobility delivers the Moto X Play (the lower spec version than the X Style) and the review by +Android Central leaves you with mixed feelings. As always it seems, it's your own weighting of features and problems that will tell you if that's a good phone for you.

If you think "this one sounds good enough" you might also want to check out the even cheaper Moto G3.
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He's the president USA deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

The focus group watched taped instances on a television of Trump’s apparent misogyny, political flip flops and awe-inspiring braggadocio. They watched the Donald say Rosie O’Donnell has a “fat, ugly face.” They saw that Trump once supported a single-payer health system, and they heard him say, “I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created.” But the group—which included 23 white people, 3 African-Americans and three Hispanics and consisted of a plurality of college-educated, financially comfortably Donald devotees—was undeterred.

At the end of the session, the vast majority said they liked Trump more than when they walked in.

Also, the face on that baby...
"My legs are shaking," the pollster Frank Luntz says of the results
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Software developer, community manager and geek living in Berlin, Germany.
I'm Stefan. I'm a software developer so this means I sit in front of the computer the whole day and besides checking all my mail accounts and social media networks I produce software bits which don't work at the first try. Mostly they do after the second or third try.

Besides the work I'm into bringing people together - work wise. I know a lot of people with different talents. So just ask me if you're having a particular problem.

Furthermore I really like to build communities. I'm a co-organizer for GDG Berlin, Berlin Hack and Tell and the Instant Startup Show Berlin. Also I help plan other stuff occasionally. If you think you need assistance on planning developer related events you can contact me as well. I'd really like to help out.

Since the end of 2011 I'm the official German Ambassador to Germany for, an achievement-based social portfolio builder where all bad-ass code monkeys around the globe can be found.

In early 2012 I started contracting for Google to help grow and organize the Developer Programs in the German speaking countries (DE, AT, CH). Talk to me if you want to partner up with Google in this region - I'll try my best to help you.

Also in 2012 I co-founded an initiative called OpenTechSchool which organizes programming workshops and related topics to bring people into tech. We do it such a manner to lower the entry barrier people (often women) perceive in the tech scene. Small groups, calm and helpful coaches, all volunteers from the local community help to create an inviting learning atmosphere. Check it out!

Cheers from Berlin,

PS: Wow, you really read all that? Kudos!
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  • Novoda
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  • Berlin Hack and Tell
    Co-Organizer, 2011 - present
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  • Geeklist Ambassador Program
    Official Ambassador to Germany, 2011 - 2014
  • JNamic development
    freelance developer, 2008 - 2014
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    Co-Organizer, 2012 - 2013
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    Developer Programs Support Associate for DE/CH/AT, 2012 - 2013
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Expensive tourist trap. Very slow and very noisy place.
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Food was OK (not better) but the noisy room and especially the horrible service made for a bad experience. Wouldn't recommend it if you find other options around.
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Good food and a good mango lassi, too.
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Attentive and friendly staff, nice atmosphere, fair prices and not to forget great food. One of the best places around - and we tried quite a few.
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reviewed 11 months ago
It's a very nice cafe with a daily menu for lunch and very delicious breakfast offers. You can go there all day but it tends to be crowded on the weekends and summer evenings. The service is very nice and they offer a free Wifi for customers.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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reviewed a year ago
Really nice atmosphere, attentive staff and the food is delicious with an interesting Swiss influence.
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