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A few hours ago Ken and I sat down to eat lunch in the Google I/O cafeteria.  We sat at a large table with a few other attendees.  A few minutes later a man approached a nearby attendee to ask if he could join him.  The attendee said "seat's taken".  I told the man he could take the empty seat next to me.  It turns out he was Google's project manager for ChromeOS and we had a great chat about the target audience and the future of Chrome OS.  His response to a lot of my questions was "wait for the keynote tomorrow".  

Never say "seat's taken" at Google I/O, the Googlers mingle with us common folk so you never know who might sit down next to you.   #io12  
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I'm now in the "Spatial Data Visualization" session at Google I/O 2012.  They are again using aviation data to demonstrate new Google Maps API features.  The visualization library now includes a HeatMapLayer object which appears to be a dead simple way to create heat maps.  They are rendered client side so they react instantly to user interaction.  Here is a heatmap of every airport in the world. #io12  
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Google just announced Symbols for the Google Maps API in the  "What's New in Google Maps" session at Google I/O 2012.  It allows you to animate vector icons over a path.  This video shows a demo of animated flights at San Francisco airport.  This technique could come in handy for the Google Maps Codefry is building at the FAA. #io12  
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Codefry is at Google I/O 2012.  Ken and I are waiting in line for the keynote.  I got in line at 6am so we have a good spot in line at #15 of 5,000 attendees.  The person in line in front of me works at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography who gave me some great tips at dealing with large data sets in the Google Maps API.  Behind me are the software engineers from Techsmith who write Camtasia and SnagIt, two great screen capture applications that I use frequently.  I love Google I/O, everyone I meet is a great networking opportunity.   #io12  
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