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One of the biggest developer announcements we made at Google I/O #io16 was the expansion of #Firebase. You already know about the cool RT database, hosting, and its super-easy auth, but now throw in an entire suite of mobile devtools and analytics, and you've got a real powerhouse platform for developers. https://firebase.googleblog.com/2016/05/firebase-expands-to-become-unified-app-platform.html
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it seems so powerful and all-encompassing ... that it scares me! :D
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Last week was #Google I/O #io16  where we had a ton of announcements. Miss any of them? I've got you covered, starting with this update about our #VR (virtual reality) efforts. https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/05/vr-at-google-jump-expeditions-and.html
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Saying goodbye to OAuth 1.0 (2LO)

We are moving away from the OAuth 1.0 protocol in order to focus support on the current OAuth standard, OAuth 2.0, which increases security and reduces complexity for developers. OAuth 1.0 (3LO) was shut down on April 20, 2015. During this final phase, we will be shutting down OAuth 1.0 (2LO) on October 20, 2016. The easiest way to migrate to the new standard is to use OAuth 2.0 service accounts with domain-wide delegation. 

Find out more and get tips for migrating at: http://goo.gl/hDKAud #GoogleAPIs #OAuth
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Add some personal goals to your life, and let #Google help with with that!
 
Starting today we're introducing Goals in Google Calendar. You add a personal goal—like “run 3 times a week”—and Calendar will help you find the time and stick to it. goo.gl/3wGoUZ
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This is a few months old, but it's worth reevaluating; particularly why is it that there are more Democrats on the bottom while Republicans are mainly on top? Also no surprise who constantly wears on-fire pants most often.  #politics  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/opinion/campaign-stops/all-politicians-lie-some-lie-more-than-others.html Finally, does anyone know whether the factcheckers have any political bias or funded in such a manner?
In a sea of truthiness, fact-checking is a lifesaver.
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This is a few weeks old, but it gives a fascinating insight into which Republicans vote for which candidates and why. http://nyti.ms/1Lwdoqq
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An abrupt change in strategy leads to the first win by Lee Se-Dol in Match 4. Tune in tomorrow for the last match, livestreamed at http://youtu.be/mzpW10DPHeQ 9p PST Mar 14/4a EDT Mar 15 (more below)
* Game summary video: http://youtu.be/G5gJ-pVo1gs
* Written game summary: https://gogameguru.com/lee-sedol-defeats-alphago-masterful-comeback-game-4/
* Intro video for newbs: http://volume.vox-cdn.com/embed/0504dddfd
 
Lee Sedol fought back after losing the first three games to solidly defeat AlphaGo in the fourth round. AlphaGo started off strong but was pressured by Lee’s brilliant play into making some mistakes, of which he took advantage. Playing as white, Lee won when AlphaGo resigned after 180 moves, heightening the drama ahead of the final game → goo.gl/O2c480
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Solving #FizzBuzz  using #TensorFlow  in #Python  ... great post. I'm still fairly new to ML... can someone tell me why for the training encoding function, you can't flip on 2 bits for 15? IOW, if i % 15 == 0: return np.array([0, 0, 0, 1]) but why not reduce the number of bits to 3 and return np.array([0, 1, 1])?
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I think you can, but he chooses to do one-hot encoding. (It does very slightly "simplify" the post-processing function for the "fizzbuzz" case, no?)
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We're celebrating our 50th release. Thank you all for being a part of our journey!
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And yet no one is reading anything important.

The information age is turning out to be a saturation of information to the point where relevance is only found actively - it must be sought out.  It is a lot like the dark age in that people know next to nothing.  People read pages, but not books.
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The latest new features in Google Apps! https://goo.gl/YKoYMr #GoogleApps #GAFE
 
From contacts → Trash support, lots of updates happened in March. Get the full round up here: https://goo.gl/YKoYMr #GAFE 
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Another supported language getting ready to come online for App Engine, one of the key pieces of the +Google Cloud Platform Read more at https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/03/Node.js-on-Google-App-Engine-goes-beta.html #JS   #JavaScript   #AppEngine   #cloud  
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wow great!
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Google @PyCon: Learn how we use Python @Google
Going to #PyCon this May? REGISTER now because the conference is SOLD OUT, and they'll be closing registration TODAY. Also sign up for our FREE sponsor tutorial and swing by the day before the conference to hear 3 short but amazing tech talks about how we use #Python @Google https://us.pycon.org/2016/schedule/presentation/2264/ #Google #YouTube #CloudDataflow #Pynini #ApacheBeam
Continuing with tradition, our sponsor workshop session features three awesome half-hour Python tech talks at they relate to Google. Hear about Python tools we’ve built in-house, using Python with Google developer tools to build your web & mobile applications with, or best practices on how we ...
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Yep on tutorials. For everything else, take a look at the sched, find out what REQUIRES registration, then see if you go to the free stuff you're interested in.
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Employment
  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2009 - present
  • Slide (Google)
    Architect, 2008 - 2009
  • NearbyNow (JiWire)
    Senior Engineer, 2006 - 2008
  • IronPort (Cisco)
    Senior Software Engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • Synarc
    Senior Software Developer, 2001 - 2004
  • Yahoo!
    Technical Yahoo!, 1998 - 1999
  • Four11 (Yahoo!)
    Software Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Sun Microsystems (Oracle)
    Member of Technical Staff, 1994 - 1997
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Information Technology Specialist (SEED), 1993 - 1993
  • Rockwell Network Systems (Sorrento)
    Contractor, 1993 - 1993
  • Legato Systems (EMC)
    Member of Technical Staff, 1992 - 1992
  • Xilinx
    Software Engineer, 1990 - 1992
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"A computer never does what you want... only what you tell it."
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WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is author of Prentice Hall's bestselling Core Python book series, the companion video lectures, Python Fundamentals (LiveLessons DVD), co-author of Python Web Development with Django, and has also written various technical articles for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer and Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb, a consultancy specializing in Python training and engineering. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. While at Yahoo!, he helped create Yahoo!Mail and Yahoo! People Search using Python. Wesley holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California. He can be reached on Google+ and Twitter (@wescpy).
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    AB, Applied Mathematics (Computer Science), 1985 - 1989
  • University of California, Berkeley
    CMP, Music (Classical Piano), 1985 - 1989
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    MS, Computer Science (Distributed Systems), 1992 - 1995