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Reto Meier
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Geek, Googler, author, and Developer Advocate
Geek, Googler, author, and Developer Advocate

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Build Out Episode 2!

In this episode we're designing a virtual world worthy of your sci-fi driven expectations. Compare Reto’s real-world simulator to Colt’s entirely virtual MMORPG!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9FbNi5aYYM
Medium Article: https://medium.com/google-developers/building-a-virtual-world-worthy-of-sci-fi-3d48e2fd05e3
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I posted this on Twitter earlier today. Reposting here where I've spent a lot of time hanging out with follow Android developers.

10 years ago today, I wrote this guest post on Google Blogoscoped: "How to Program Google Android" in which I detailed the development process for my first Android application. This blog post changed my life.

A day later I connected w/ +Chris Webb from Wrox . He'd emailed me, "Would be interested in speaking with you about your thoughts on the SDK. We are considering it for a book." I assumed it was a scam.

It was not a scam. Exactly a year later, the first copies of my first book arrived at my flat in London. While writing the book, I got to know the +Android Developers DevRel team.

By March the next year, I was on the Android DevRel team 😮 I spent 2 amazing years traveling Europe, explaining what "Android" was and why mobile apps would be a Big Deal.

Now I live in California, am still with Google , and Android has grown to over 2 billion monthly active devices.

10 years on, it's amazing to look back to that 1st innocuous post about a mobile OS that wouldn't be available on a real 📱 for a year. It’s been quite a ride 😀
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How would you design a Smart Garden? Must be fully autonomous, learn from experience, and scale from backyard up. Here's what +Colt McAnlis and I came up with:

https://medium.com/@retomeier/building-a-garden-that-cares-for-itself-9918a3d3be72
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Super-excited to finally share this project! +Colt McAnlis and I compete to build the best Smart Garden solution, taking some light-hearted jabs at each other along the way on #BuildOutShow.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBjURSfMfwk
Tech Details: https://medium.com/@retomeier/building-a-garden-that-cares-for-itself-9918a3d3be72
Podcast: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Imvre4gs5o4fv2aqknxopy6cb7q
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Nearly time for #BuildOutShow, a new Google Cloud YouTube series, where Colt McAnlis and I present competing system architectures for fake products.

When we're done, you get to decide who solved the problem better, by posting a comment to the video on YouTube.

Join the winning team. Join #TeamReto
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With BigQuery and the SF Police Incidents Database, I calculate the standard deviation in latitudes / longitude of crimes to investigate how crime is distributed in San Francisco.

Article:
https://tilwbq.com/places-to-avoid-in-san-francisco-76b0261dec6

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLIivdWyY5sqI6Jd0SbqviEgoA853EvDsq&v=1_MvTuUhCUI
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*Investigating Global Temperature Trends with BigQuery, Tableau,
and the NOAA GHCN and GSOD Datasets*

Observations on the changes in the average temperatures recorded at weather observation stations around the world.

Medium: https://tilwbq.com/investigating-global-temperature-trends-with-bigquery-and-tableau-46c6ddd036ba

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLIivdWyY5sqI6Jd0SbqviEgoA853EvDsq&v=OVc9GZzQu-4
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We launched a new set of Public Datasets on BigQuery featuring the City by the Bay: San Francisco!

It includes SFPD incidents, SFFD service callouts, 311 complaints, street trees, and Bay Area Bike Share rides and stations -- all updated daily.

Learn where not to park your car, the "best" place for your house to catch fire, and lots, lots more.

https://tilwbq.com/exploring-san-franciscos-public-data-ccf21cb2bfc3#.yb1u9vrwd

#TILwBQ
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I haven't been posting many photos here, so if you'd like to see more landscapes and pictures of my (many) cats, you should head over to Instagram :)

https://www.instagram.com/retomeier/
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The New York City public dataset contains all the 311 complaints made since 2010. Let’s see how the city has improved — and gotten worse — over the past 6 years.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLIivdWyY5sqI6Jd0SbqviEgoA853EvDsq&v=CtZfZS_8sJ0

Article:
https://medium.com/til-with-bigquery/the-rise-and-fall-of-new-york-city-311-complaints-72bd894e0c74#.tetw8b9tc
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