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Natalie Villalobos has been at 23 events

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Future of StoryTelling551,770Tomorrow--April 2--we're thrilled to have Felix Barrett, Creative Director of the genre-bending theatre company, Punchdrunk, in the spotlight for a conversation about the unconventional convergence of gaming and live performance. Barrett, a British import, has been making waves since the New York City premiere of Sleep No More (a dramatic reworking of theatrical norms as seen through the lens of Shakespeare's Macbeth). By drawing heavily from the mechanics of gameplay-as well as elements of dance, performance art, and cinema-Punchdrunk has been able to change the very nature of dramatic production. A diverse panel of experts ranging from interactive media to advertising, will join us to broach the subject from all angles. Submit your questions here or send us a tweet @FoSTorg to chime in.  Virtual Roundtables feature a different FoST speaker every Wednesday at 12:30pm EST, as part of an ongoing weekly series. Visit our website to see the full line-up of speaker hangouts here: http://futureofstorytelling.org/fost-virtual-roundtables/Virtual Roundtable: Felix Barrett, Creative Director, Punchdrunk2014-04-02 18:30:0037  
Zoobean256,202{RESCHEDULED!} Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She has been a middle- and high school teacher of English, Latin, and writing for over a decade. She writes the bi-weekly "Parent-Teacher Conference" advice column for the New York Times Motherlode blog and her work appears regularly in the Atlantic and Vermont Public Radio. Her article, "Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail," went viral in early 2013 and became the genesis of her forthcoming book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, coming from HarperCollins. Jessica earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in juvenile and education law, and is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer and physician Tim Lahey, and her two sons.Zoobean Experts on Air: Jessica Lahey on Giving Our Kids the Gift of Failure2014-01-23 03:00:0015  
Google Plus Week TV Show485We have an exciting show planned for this week. We will be joined by the dazzling +Natalie Villalobos - Google+ Community Manager. She'll be explaining what a CM does, fielding your questions live, and will reveal what cool features we can expect next! (Well... probably not the last one.) So join us via YouTube, Google+ comments, and Hangout Questions as we wrap up another awesome Google Plus Week! #gpw20130809Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-10 02:30:0070  
Google Developers2,085,532Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005060  
The Crohns Colitis Effect171,492*The #IBD  Round Table Discussion* was so successful last month we're bringing back the *_ALL STAR_* panel this Thursday night, April 18th at 9:00pm eastern to do it again!  Please join us as +The Crohns Colitis Effect has special guests +Sara Ringer, +Sarah Choueiry, +Michael Weiss, +Christina Matthies, and +Megan Starshak as we discuss a wide range of topics relating to #IBD , #Crohns , and #Colitis Whether you're a patient, caregiver, or just someone looking to educate yourself about IBD, this event is for you! IBD Round Table Discuss - Episode 22013-04-19 03:00:0029  
Future of StoryTelling551,770Daria Musk went from playing songs in her room to putting on shows for over 2 million fans when she began live streaming performances over Google+. Her 2012 FoST film detailed what Musk calls “the ripple effect;” the phenomenon that brings people together and mobilizes a fan base: http://futureofstorytelling.org/film/?id=5 On Wednesday, March 27th, Daria hangs out with us for a Virtual Roundtable to discuss how socially-networked concerts change what it means to be a member of an audience.  Does your idea, your product, or your life story have the power to be instantly global? Feel free to submit questions for the panel in the message board below or on Twitter (@FoSTorg)!FoST Virtual Roundtable: The Ripple Effect & Building A Global Audience Through Social Media2013-03-27 17:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,446,316Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Trey Ratcliff8,446,316Also you are invited to come to my featured (Google+ heavy!) speech at SXSW - "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Recording" - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP16031  *Google+ PhotoWalk Details!* $1000's in Prizes! A ton of Google+ swag! Members of the Google+ team!! Bring your camera (even mobile phones are cool!) and bring your sense of adventure and discovery!  We'll walk around the streets of Austin together and grab some cool photos to share with one another.  If you've never been to one of these events before, then this is your chance.   Bring a friend or bring the kids -- it's a family-friendly event and all are welcome! :)  I'll be giving lessons and teaching how I set up for various shots.  Anyone can ask me anything at any time... sort of an in-person AMA! :)   When:  Monday, Mar 11 at 6:30 PM Austin Time Where:  City Hall - Gather in this Google Map location: http://goo.gl/maps/qXEdR Route Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  What to bring:  Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR with a tripod Tag to use for photos:  Attach the photos to this event and use the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013  ! :) *Prizes (in addition to free Google+ swag to be randomly distributed):* - Really Right Stuff Tripod goodies (BH-40 LR and some LB-40s) - Xumeadapters Prizes (http://www.xumeadapters.com) - $500 (5 $100 gift certificates from @110837982014303057310   - Syrp (A NEW Genie!!!) worth $1000 - http://www.stuckincustoms.com/time-lapse-photography-syrp-genie-review/  - FStop Loka Bag and 1 ICU (http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain/loka) - Camera Sutra t-shirts (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/shirts/camera-sutra) - Many Stuck In Customs Camera Straps (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/camera-straps) - 5 Copies of Midnight in Paris! ( http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tutorials/midnight-in-paris-tutorial-bonus ) *How To Win A Prize:* "Best Photos of Fellow Photowalkers!" Share your photos on Google+ and/or in The Photo Community with the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013 - winners will be chosen by a Team of Humans at Google and other coaches from the photowalk. *PhotoWalk Route* - See Google Maps Route Walk at: http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  We'll all start together at City Hall.  That's a great time to start trying to win the prizes by taking photos of fellow PhotoWalkers!  We'll then work our way up to 4th street, then 6th street and end the route inside the Hilton, where maybe one of you will buy me a drink.  We'll be taking photos of the city, the sights, and other PhotoWalkers all along the way.  The "ending" of these is always a bit strange because there is no formal gathering, but just keep taking photos until you peter out... you can drift away into the night like a firefly, then go home and get back on the sweet sweet internet with a beverage of your choice and post away.  You have a week to add photos to the event before the winners are chosen! :)  Thanks again in advance, and I think we'll have a great time together! Be sure to post yoGoogle+ SXSW Austin PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff - All Levels of Photographers - All Free! - Monday 6:30 PM CST2013-03-12 00:30:00987  
Sarah Hill2,822,966Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.   Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life). Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +.  Our venue only holds 100 so you *must RVSP* early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00246  
The White House2,950,671First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a nation-wide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move! and you’re invited! On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-­host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let's Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th. #firesidehangout   #LetsMoveTour   #letsmovehangout  First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Hangout2013-03-04 17:10:0012675  
NASA2,447,290Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008329  
Chris Hadfield1,991,257That's right, ladies and gentlemen. There will be a Google+ hangout on air from the International Space Station. Learn more here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-042_ISS_Google_Hangout.htmlSpace Station Google+ Hangout (On Air)2013-02-22 16:00:00605  
Marc Jacobs2,172,922Watch the Marc Jacobs Collection NYFW show live on Google+ and get a chance to join fashion experts and Marc Jacobs aficionados in a post-show Hangout to share your thoughts on his newest Marc Jacobs collection. Leave a comment in below with why you love Marc Jacobs. We will select a few of you to join us live on the the New York Fashion Week front row on Google+.  Marc Jacobs Collection NYFW Runway Hangout2013-02-15 01:30:00205  
The White House2,950,671In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034097  
Marc Jacobs2,172,922Watch the Marc by Marc Jacobs FW13 show live from NYFW on Google+ and get a chance to join fashion experts and Marc Jacobs aficionados in a post-show Hangout to share your thoughts on his newest Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. Leave a comment below and tell us why you love Marc Jacobs. We will select a few of you to join us live on the the New York Fashion Week front row on Google+. Marc by Marc Jacobs NYFW Runway Hangout2013-02-12 02:00:00384  
Cowgirl App!2,786*Cowgirl App! will be hosting a Google+ Hangout on Air with Google's own Niantic Labs, and a few cool, geeky, Ingress gamer ladies (and a "Gentleman Cowboy") on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.*  We'll be talking about the mobile alternate reality game Ingress, what it's about, and why we love playing it. The Hangout will be live and streaming from here, on the Event. *Participating in the Hangout will be:*  Google/Niantic's own +Anne Beuttenmüller , +Brian Rose and +Brandon Badger Some neato gamer ladies that are hooked on Ingress +Valerie Wallace +Linda Besh +Amanda Blain , and +Mara Mascaro +Stefan Hoth who is a *true* "Gentleman Cowboy", and whom without this Hangout would not have happened! And of course, +Cowgirl App! is going to be there. (That's +Pamela Poole and +Samantha Villenave , folks!) Watch the Hangout LIVE here from the Event, and talk to us in the comments. Tell us why you want to play Ingress, or share your Ingress inspired artwork with us, during the hangout, for a chance to win an invitation to play the game. Oh, and a _very special thank you_ to +Cédric VILLENAVE for making us this lovely promo video! #ingress   #nianticproject   #nianticlabs   #cowgirlapp  Cowgirl App! Hangout on Air with Niantic Labs2013-02-05 21:00:00402  
Larry Fournillier1,389,777*PleaseNote: Follow this link to get the Event's start time in your local time-zone*: http://goo.gl/5rIU3 Nutritionist, +meghna sharma from Delhi, India is going to be sharing with us her key to radiant health and healthy juicing on her new *Hangouts On Air* show *_Joyful Juicing with Meghna_* Her show premieres on *Saturday 12th at 11:00AM(EST)*  To kick-off her show she will be preparing delicious power juices to boost our energy and increase our stamina.  Here is her recipe for Saturday's show:http://bit.ly/Sh1N39 Watch LIVE on the Event's page, on +Larry Fournillier's profile page or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #joyfuljuicing   #juicingrecipes   Joyful Juicing with Meghna - Power Juices : E012013-01-12 17:30:00135  
Daria Musk3,679,675*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00369  
ZAGAT5,444,974We're happy to announce our next #ReviewsDay  on Google+ Local! *Join us Tuesday, Nov. 27th as we focus our reviews on #HolidayShopping this month.* Whether it's shops for buying gifts or gourmet stores for cooking those special meals, we want to know where you go to get your goods for the holidays. Let us know what businesses help you make the season bright. No matter what timezone you're in or what holidays you celebrate, on Tuesday, Nov. 27th we'll be looking for reviews from you! Writing a review on Google+ Local is easy. Click the Local icon on the left navigation bar and search for the business you'd like to highlight. And don't forget to share your reviews on G+ using the hashtags #ReviewsDay  and #HolidayShopping  so we can learn more about how you celebrate the holidays!  Learn more here: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/local/#HolidayShopping #ReviewsDay: A day for writing and sharing reviews!2012-11-27 06:00:00195  
Alicia Keys8,431,011Tonight at 7:00 PM EST, I hope you all will join me in a YouTube Live Stream with Google+ Hangout as I premiere my new album "Girl On Fire" for the very first time!!!!! Can't wait for u to hear these songs!! Tag your questions with #AliciaHangout and some of you may join me! I hope to see u there! Join me at http://youtube.com/aliciakeys tonight at 7pm EST!!!Alicia Keys Premieres GIRL ON FIRE: YouTube Live Stream with Google+ Hangout2012-11-21 01:00:002403  
Chef Dennis Littley788,928Join me for my pre-Thanksgiving Baking Hangout and Learn how to make my Legendary Pumpkin Crunch Cake. Just remember once you've shared this cake with your family and friends they're going to be begging you to make it again and again! I've included the recipe so you can bake along with me! Pumpkin Crunch Cake adapted from a recipe by Good Housekeeping Ingredients: Crunch Topping: 3 Cups (450 g) walnuts, finely chopped 3 Cups (360 g) vanilla wafers (about 75 cookies) 3 Cups (540 g) brown sugar 12 oz (340 g) butter Pumpkin Crunch Cake:   using 4 standard 9 inch (23 cm) cake pans 1 1/4 (250 g) cup sugar 6 oz (168 g) softened butter 1 16 oz (425 g) can solid pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 2 1/2 ( 300 g) Cups flour 1/2 Cup (96 g) Greek yogurt 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) pure vanilla 1 Tablespoon (15 g) pumpkin pie spice 2 1/4 Teaspoons( 12 g) baking powder 3/4 Teaspoon (4 g) baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon (2.5) Salt 4 Large Eggs Cream Cheese Frosting: 24 oz (680 g) cream cheese 8 oz (227 g) softened butter 2 cups (150 g) confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) pure vanilla Instructions: Crunch Topping: Melt Butter In a food processor, pulse cookies to a fine crumb Then Pulse walnuts to a fine chop Add in Brown Sugar and mix well. Add in Melted Butter and blend together. Divide mixture into 4 Coated Cake Pans (One very full cup per pan), pressing into bottom and spreading it evenly into the cake pans. Reserve about 2 cups of the mixture which will be baked to use on the sides of the cake. Set pans aside and begin cake. Pre heat Oven to 350 degrees. Pumpkin Cake: In your mixer beat sugar and butter for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy, scrapping down the bowl frequently . Add In Pumpkin and all the rest of the ingredients, except the eggs. Mix just until blended. Add in the Eggs, one at a time just until blended. Divide batter equally into your 4 prepared cake pans, smooth it out and make it as even as possible in the pan. Place remaining crunch mixture in another cake pan or pie dish and allow to bake for the same amount of time as the cakes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you use 2 racks to bake on in the oven, at the halfway mark rotate the pans . Allow pans to cool about 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire racks and allow to completely cool. break up the extra crunch mix to very small bits to use to decorate the cake with. while your cakes are baking prepare a Cream Cheese Frosting. Cream Cheese Frosting Whip the cream cheese, and butter till very smooth and creamy Slowly add in the 10x sugar while mixer is on low setting Add in Vanilla and mix well. Set aside till needed. Assembly After your cake is completely cooled ( you can even refrigerate for a few hours) begin frosting the layers and putting the cake together. When you have assembled all the layers with some frosting between them, start to spread the remaining frosting on the sides and top. When finPumpkin Crunch Cake with Chef Dennis2012-11-20 23:00:00119  
Rachel Rappaport408,438Rachel Rappaport of Coconut & Lime shares recipes using Thanksgiving leftoversThanksgiving Leftover Recipes Hangout with Rachel Rappaport2012-11-19 20:00:0032  
Shinae Choi Robinson893,010Share pics and recipes of all the delicious Turkey Day side dishes you'll be making from now through Thanksgiving. *Don't forget to add the recipe in the comments!* (Or just attend to watch along and get ideas.) *GOBBLEGOBBLE, PEEPS!!! 8>*Turkey Day Side Dish Potluck2012-11-19 16:00:0027  

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2013-07-01 23:32:36 (163 comments, 8 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

How Do I Make My New Wrist Guard Cool?
geek chic

Yeap, I have a repetitive stress injury. 25 years working/playing on computers will do that to ya. I have to wear this regularly now but I'm thinking it's a little dull. Even though I keep make believing I'm Scorpion from Mortal Kombat I'm pretty sure I need some flair on this bad boy. Got any ideas?

#mortalkombatthearcadegameruled    
#geekchic   #nerdcore   #coolwristguardsforcoolgirls   #morewordsperminutethanyourmom   #designbycommittee  

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2014-09-04 17:39:04 (84 comments, 68 reshares, 525 +1s)Open 

Megan Smith Named CTO of the United States!

Today +Megan Smith (formerly VP at Google[x]) joins President +Barack Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America. Megan co-founded Women Techmakers in 2012 with +Stephanie Liu, and seeing the potential for building on the movement to empower women in technology, Megan and I created my current role as Google's Women in Technology Advocate. Megan has been an advisor to Women Techmakers despite her busy schedule advocating for women and children globally, and I'm honored to have worked side-by-side with her to enact change. I'm proud of my friend and mentor, and look forward to seeing the impact she'll make in her new role.

More from +Barack Obama and the White House blog http://goo.gl/xqbs10.

Photo credit - John Werner

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #Wome... more »

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2014-09-04 17:39:04 (84 comments, 68 reshares, 525 +1s)Open 

Megan Smith Named CTO of the United States!

Today +Megan Smith (formerly VP at Google[x]) joins President +Barack Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America. Megan co-founded Women Techmakers in 2012 with +Stephanie Liu, and seeing the potential for building on the movement to empower women in technology, Megan and I created my current role as Google's Women in Technology Advocate. Megan has been an advisor to Women Techmakers despite her busy schedule advocating for women and children globally, and I'm honored to have worked side-by-side with her to enact change. I'm proud of my friend and mentor, and look forward to seeing the impact she'll make in her new role.

More from +Barack Obama and the White House blog http://goo.gl/xqbs10.

Photo credit - John Werner

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #Wome... more »

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2015-05-29 05:42:55 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Had the great pleasure of meeting +Virginia Poltrack today for the first time. What a lovely and talented woman who is creating art+technology. Definitely an innovator to watch out for. #womentechmakers  

Right on Google, right on.
#io15 #google #android #throughglass ___Had the great pleasure of meeting +Virginia Poltrack today for the first time. What a lovely and talented woman who is creating art+technology. Definitely an innovator to watch out for. #womentechmakers  

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2015-03-19 20:50:18 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

#WomenTechmakers  is worldwide! Check out this great new video from +Alê Borba who led our Women Techmakers Sao Paulo summit last week. 

We still have a few summits you can participate in and 50+ community meetups. Register at WomenTechmakers.com

#lovemyteam  

Google Women Techmakers Global Summit @ São Paulo

Não participou do nosso Summit? Não fique triste, esse vídeo mostra um pouco de como foi o nosso dia e logo mais teremos outros com palestras e muitas fotos!

Foi? Então venha relembrar esse maravilhoso dia! E não esqueça de se marcar nas fotos e marcar @s amig@s!

#WomenTechmakers   #WTM15   #IWD15   #Google   #Summit   #Community   #Brasil  ___ #WomenTechmakers  is worldwide! Check out this great new video from +Alê Borba who led our Women Techmakers Sao Paulo summit last week. 

We still have a few summits you can participate in and 50+ community meetups. Register at WomenTechmakers.com

#lovemyteam  

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2015-03-13 21:14:23 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Connect. Create. Celebrate - Women Techmakers Summit 2015

Last weekend the Women Techmakers team hosted 1,000s of women globally via summits and meetups to connect, create, and celebrate in honor of International Women's Day. Here's a highlight reel of some of the great moments we had in Mountain View.

Featuring +Pavni Diwanji +Telle Whitney +Kate Stirr +Suzanne Frey +alaina percival , yours truly, and Avni Shah. 

Learn more about Women Techmakers and apply for one of our summits or register for a meetup in March at WomenTechmakers.com

#iwd15   #wtm15   #womentechmakers  

Connect. Create. Celebrate - Women Techmakers Summit 2015

Last weekend the Women Techmakers team hosted 1,000s of women globally via summits and meetups to connect, create, and celebrate in honor of International Women's Day. Here's a highlight reel of some of the great moments we had in Mountain View.

Featuring +Pavni Diwanji +Telle Whitney +Kate Stirr +Suzanne Frey +alaina percival , yours truly, and Avni Shah. 

Learn more about Women Techmakers and apply for one of our summits or register for a meetup in March at WomenTechmakers.com

#iwd15   #wtm15   #womentechmakers  ___

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2015-03-12 17:33:09 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Hosted 300 women at Google's HQ on Saturday for International Women's Day. Thanks to +Timothy Jordan for running our Android Wear Design Sprint!

Some photos from the design sprint last weekend at the very awesome #WomenTechmakers event for International Women's Day.___Hosted 300 women at Google's HQ on Saturday for International Women's Day. Thanks to +Timothy Jordan for running our Android Wear Design Sprint!

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2014-12-31 22:40:55 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Proud of the +Google Developers team for a successful year of producing world-class educational videos. Lots of cameos from "Android superhero" +Timothy Jordan ::swoon:: #WomenTechmakers  

Proud of the +Google Developers team for a successful year of producing world-class educational videos. Lots of cameos from "Android superhero" +Timothy Jordan ::swoon:: #WomenTechmakers  ___

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2014-12-18 00:22:28 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Timothy Jordan for commissioning this new work from +Virginia Poltrack! I've needed a "facelift" on my profile for awhile now ;)

Thanks to +Timothy Jordan for commissioning this new work from +Virginia Poltrack! I've needed a "facelift" on my profile for awhile now ;)___

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2014-11-26 21:37:01 (27 comments, 23 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Love is the Answer!

Many many years ago in a far away land (ahem, England) I led a peaceful protest on Black Friday which I affectionately call Buy Nothing Day. I stood in the city centre and read aloud ideas of what people could be doing with their time besides shopping.
I absolutely love the video below as it demonstrates one of my life mottos - "Experiences not things" as gifts to loved ones. During this holiday season I encourage everyone to share experiences of love and joy with people you care about instead of objects.

Learn more about Buy Nothing Day at: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd

#BlackFriday   #BuyNothingDay  

Love is the Answer!

Many many years ago in a far away land (ahem, England) I led a peaceful protest on Black Friday which I affectionately call Buy Nothing Day. I stood in the city centre and read aloud ideas of what people could be doing with their time besides shopping.
I absolutely love the video below as it demonstrates one of my life mottos - "Experiences not things" as gifts to loved ones. During this holiday season I encourage everyone to share experiences of love and joy with people you care about instead of objects.

Learn more about Buy Nothing Day at: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd

#BlackFriday   #BuyNothingDay  ___

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2014-09-04 17:39:04 (84 comments, 68 reshares, 525 +1s)Open 

Megan Smith Named CTO of the United States!

Today +Megan Smith (formerly VP at Google[x]) joins President +Barack Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America. Megan co-founded Women Techmakers in 2012 with +Stephanie Liu, and seeing the potential for building on the movement to empower women in technology, Megan and I created my current role as Google's Women in Technology Advocate. Megan has been an advisor to Women Techmakers despite her busy schedule advocating for women and children globally, and I'm honored to have worked side-by-side with her to enact change. I'm proud of my friend and mentor, and look forward to seeing the impact she'll make in her new role.

More from +Barack Obama and the White House blog http://goo.gl/xqbs10.

Photo credit - John Werner

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #Wome... more »

Megan Smith Named CTO of the United States!

Today +Megan Smith (formerly VP at Google[x]) joins President +Barack Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America. Megan co-founded Women Techmakers in 2012 with +Stephanie Liu, and seeing the potential for building on the movement to empower women in technology, Megan and I created my current role as Google's Women in Technology Advocate. Megan has been an advisor to Women Techmakers despite her busy schedule advocating for women and children globally, and I'm honored to have worked side-by-side with her to enact change. I'm proud of my friend and mentor, and look forward to seeing the impact she'll make in her new role.

More from +Barack Obama and the White House blog http://goo.gl/xqbs10.

Photo credit - John Werner

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #WomenWhoLead  ___

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2014-07-15 17:29:13 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Proud of +Brynn Evans and her team for bringing greater visibility, community, and resources for women in design. #womentechmakers  

In the past few years, the field of user experience (UX) design has exploded. And yet, like tech in general, women are underrepresented in UX.

That’s why we’re excited about XX+UX, a monthly meetup for women in UX with the goal of fostering greater diversity in the field. 

The first #XXUX event (photos attached) was held at Google HQ in October 2013, where attendees created “story cards” that represented themselves or their journey into UX. Since then, there have been ten XX+UX meetups in the Bay Area, Austin, and Paris, with upcoming events in New York on 7/15 (xxux-etsy.eventbrite.com) and London on 7/23 (xxux-london.eventbrite.com), thanks to partnerships with LinkedIn, Salesforce, Pinterest, Etsy, Airbnb, Medium, Opower, and Ladies that UX.

We’re proud to support this burgeoning, international community of women in design, research, and technology who can connect, share stories, and mentor each other online and offline.

If you're interesting in getting involved, check out our calendar of upcoming events (goo.gl/CPCYWW) and join the XX+UX Google+ Community (bit.ly/joinXXUX). Also consider getting in touch with us at xxuxorganizer@gmail.com to host an XX+UX meetup in your own town!

More photos: goo.gl/W2qZkY, goo.gl/okn0Tn, goo.gl/knj9u0___Proud of +Brynn Evans and her team for bringing greater visibility, community, and resources for women in design. #womentechmakers  

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2014-07-10 17:01:25 (20 comments, 16 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

Love when I see the spotlight on incredible engineers. #WomenTechmakers  

Meet Parisa, who leads the team that keeps your Chrome browser safe from hackers. Elle magazine asks what she looks for in people who want to join her team at Google:

“A lot of the people we hire just have this curiosity to try to understand something,” she says. “And maybe a bit of a mischievous slant, to try to do something unexpected."

Does that sound like anyone you know? We're looking for a few more good security and privacy software engineers princesses. Apply here: http://goo.gl/3QAU3g___Love when I see the spotlight on incredible engineers. #WomenTechmakers  

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2014-06-25 17:14:54 (44 comments, 13 reshares, 350 +1s)Open 

20% Women at #io14
Women Techmakers unite

The past few months I've been working hard with my team to increase the presence of incredible women at Google I/O - Google's conference for developers and technologists.

Through partnerships and programs we jumped from 8% women in 2013 to 20% in 2014. The end goal wasn't just to have women at I/O, it was to provide a thoughtful and inspirational experience as well. That's why last night we reserved 5 restaurants in SF, and women from around the world networked over good food and good drink. Attendees heard from Google executives +Pavni Diwanji +Anna Patterson +Megan Smith +Alan Eustace +Johanna Wright +Mary Lou Jepsen, and many others.

This Thursday, tune into the live stream at 4pm PDT as women of Google take the stage to share about their otherworldly robotic solutions during "Robotics in a... more »

20% Women at #io14
Women Techmakers unite

The past few months I've been working hard with my team to increase the presence of incredible women at Google I/O - Google's conference for developers and technologists.

Through partnerships and programs we jumped from 8% women in 2013 to 20% in 2014. The end goal wasn't just to have women at I/O, it was to provide a thoughtful and inspirational experience as well. That's why last night we reserved 5 restaurants in SF, and women from around the world networked over good food and good drink. Attendees heard from Google executives +Pavni Diwanji +Anna Patterson +Megan Smith +Alan Eustace +Johanna Wright +Mary Lou Jepsen, and many others.

This Thursday, tune into the live stream at 4pm PDT as women of Google take the stage to share about their otherworldly robotic solutions during "Robotics in a New World - Presented by Women Techmakers." You will hear +Pavni Diwanji Yoky Matsuoka +gabriella levine Jaime Waydo +Megan Smith.

You can learn about many of our programs and partnerships at g.co/WomenTechmakers, and join our community at bit.ly/WomenTechmakers to follow live coverage of Women Techmakers at I/O.

(Photo is from this morning's line to get into the keynote. Power blazers with +Brenda Jin and friends)

#WomenTechmakers #io14 #womenintechnology___

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2014-05-16 18:26:33 (17 comments, 36 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

The Women Techmakers Session at Google I/O
you can tune into the livestream

I'm excited to announce this year that the Women Techmakers team will be showcasing three exceptional Google women for "Robotics in a New World" (http://goo.gl/O70lvm). By tuning into the livestream or attending in person you'll get the chance to hear learnings and otherworldly stories from Yoky Matsuoka - Vice President of Technology at Nest, Gabriella Levine - Hardware Engineer at Google[x], and Jaime Waydo - Systems Engineer at Google[x]. Join us if you can!

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #io2014   #googleio2014   #STEMWomen  

The Women Techmakers Session at Google I/O
you can tune into the livestream

I'm excited to announce this year that the Women Techmakers team will be showcasing three exceptional Google women for "Robotics in a New World" (http://goo.gl/O70lvm). By tuning into the livestream or attending in person you'll get the chance to hear learnings and otherworldly stories from Yoky Matsuoka - Vice President of Technology at Nest, Gabriella Levine - Hardware Engineer at Google[x], and Jaime Waydo - Systems Engineer at Google[x]. Join us if you can!

#WomenTechmakers   #WomeninTechnology   #io2014   #googleio2014   #STEMWomen  ___

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2014-04-25 23:20:06 (29 comments, 13 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

A Pup and +The Economist 

Spied this little one outside Google yesterday, casually looking over the latest issue of The Economist (no joke). 

#dogsofgoogle   #FeelGoodFriday   #theeconomist  

A Pup and +The Economist 

Spied this little one outside Google yesterday, casually looking over the latest issue of The Economist (no joke). 

#dogsofgoogle   #FeelGoodFriday   #theeconomist  ___

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2014-04-17 18:34:14 (17 comments, 50 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Women Techmakers: Make your passion.

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry.  Shout outs to Googlers +Kelly Ellis +Jay Wong +Brynn Evans +Megan Smith +Mary Lou Jepsen +Joanna Smith!

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at http://g.co/WomenTechmakers and join our Google+ community at http://bit.ly/WomenTechmakers.

#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  

Women Techmakers: Make your passion.

Last month 11,000 technical women attended 125 events across 52 countries to build greater visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Today we're excited to debut a video featuring innovative women leaders who share their personal stories, solutions, and impact on the technology industry.  Shout outs to Googlers +Kelly Ellis +Jay Wong +Brynn Evans +Megan Smith +Mary Lou Jepsen +Joanna Smith!

Learn more about the Women Techmakers program at http://g.co/WomenTechmakers and join our Google+ community at http://bit.ly/WomenTechmakers.

#wtm   #developers   #womentechmakers  ___

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2014-04-10 20:01:22 (14 comments, 11 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

On Set with Women Techmakers

Today I sat in on a Women Techmakers taping for an upcoming episode featuring VP of Technology at Nest Yoky Matsuoka, CEO of AnthroTronix Cori Latham, and Google[x] VP +Megan Smith. The conversation spanned from their early careers, to present day work - all anchored in robotics. They touched on how robotics can increase ability (decreasing disability), how our mobile phones are robots, and how having more women in technology means we'll have more technology-based solutions that serve women audiences.  

Be on the look out for these shows at more at g.co/WomenTechmakers

#WomenTechmakers  

On Set with Women Techmakers

Today I sat in on a Women Techmakers taping for an upcoming episode featuring VP of Technology at Nest Yoky Matsuoka, CEO of AnthroTronix Cori Latham, and Google[x] VP +Megan Smith. The conversation spanned from their early careers, to present day work - all anchored in robotics. They touched on how robotics can increase ability (decreasing disability), how our mobile phones are robots, and how having more women in technology means we'll have more technology-based solutions that serve women audiences.  

Be on the look out for these shows at more at g.co/WomenTechmakers

#WomenTechmakers  ___

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2014-04-10 17:45:37 (10 comments, 28 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone Invents From E-Waste

Young maker Kelvin Doe is an inventor of the highest caliber. With locally sourced materials from dustbins, Kelvin is developing practical, scrappy, and useful solutions for his local community. I'm really impressed with his ingenuity, and his desire to help his family really touched my heart.

"In Sierra Leone, we have not too much electricity.  The lights will come on once in a week and the rest of the month, dark. So I made my own battery to power lights in people's houses."

#LearnByMaking   #thnkr   #makerfaire   #googlesciencefair2014  

Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone Invents From E-Waste

Young maker Kelvin Doe is an inventor of the highest caliber. With locally sourced materials from dustbins, Kelvin is developing practical, scrappy, and useful solutions for his local community. I'm really impressed with his ingenuity, and his desire to help his family really touched my heart.

"In Sierra Leone, we have not too much electricity.  The lights will come on once in a week and the rest of the month, dark. So I made my own battery to power lights in people's houses."

#LearnByMaking   #thnkr   #makerfaire   #googlesciencefair2014  ___

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2014-03-12 22:56:02 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 201 +1s)Open 

I'm grateful for the incredible women (and men) I work with everyday. I feel challenged and supported by their genius, and having friends that will coordinate outfits with you doesn't hurt either. 

#womentechmakers   #womenintech  #powerblazer

+Natalie Villalobos +Adriana Cerundolo and +Stephanie Liu looking sharp after their presentation to all of Google Developer Relations about the #WomenTechmaker events happening in March. 102 of those events organized by the global network of +Google Developer Groups.

#GDG___I'm grateful for the incredible women (and men) I work with everyday. I feel challenged and supported by their genius, and having friends that will coordinate outfits with you doesn't hurt either. 

#womentechmakers   #womenintech  #powerblazer

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2014-03-04 21:20:48 (16 comments, 20 reshares, 283 +1s)Open 

Celebrating great women in technology. #womentechmakers  

Meet Brina Lee, Instagram's first female engineer. 

"It’s great now that +Instagram is a part of Facebook, so we can leverage all the women here! It’s so awesome seeing Jocelyn [Goldfein]. She’s one of the highest engineering directors here at Facebook, and because [Sheryl Sandberg’s] at the top, I think all the male engineers here do look at women differently and allow us to go up the ladder."

Read Brina's interview with +ELLE: http://bit.ly/1gNPliv

#leanin #sheinspires___Celebrating great women in technology. #womentechmakers  

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2014-03-03 20:39:05 (11 comments, 43 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

Women Techmakers Goes Global
in celebration of International Women's Day

This month, Women Techmakers from around the world are orchestrating and attending 100+ events that aim to increase the visibility, community, and resources for women in the technology industry. We've launched womentechmakers.com as the hub for this global event series, with a non-stop feed of our #womentechmakers posts from around the web. Please join in this movement in supporting women in tech by attending an event or making a post online with our hashtag. 

Our friends +Google for Entrepreneurs are also hosting a Hangout On Air tomorrow at 9am PDT with leading entrepreneurship organizations and founders and will be hosted by Google's own +Bridgette Beam. They will discuss how we can rethink the gender gap in the startup ecosystem, and talk about +Google for Entrepreneurs  #40fo... more »

Women Techmakers Goes Global
in celebration of International Women's Day

This month, Women Techmakers from around the world are orchestrating and attending 100+ events that aim to increase the visibility, community, and resources for women in the technology industry. We've launched womentechmakers.com as the hub for this global event series, with a non-stop feed of our #womentechmakers posts from around the web. Please join in this movement in supporting women in tech by attending an event or making a post online with our hashtag. 

Our friends +Google for Entrepreneurs are also hosting a Hangout On Air tomorrow at 9am PDT with leading entrepreneurship organizations and founders and will be hosted by Google's own +Bridgette Beam. They will discuss how we can rethink the gender gap in the startup ecosystem, and talk about +Google for Entrepreneurs   #40forward campaign - where they are giving out $1 million to 40 start-up communities to increase the number of women in their programs by 25% in 2014. Make sure to RSVP for the HOA here http://goo.gl/vFOnv0 

These initiatives kick off a whole month of honoring women globally and I'm so proud to be a part of it. Please enjoy the video below which features Nazia from  +GDG Karachi in Pakistan - she is one of the many women who are making a difference this year.

#womentechmakers   #40forward   #womenintech   #womeninstem   #femalefounders  ___

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2014-02-27 23:07:54 (43 comments, 48 reshares, 285 +1s)Open 

Hacking AND Getting My Yoga On? Yes Please.

Hey all, a former coworker, +Robert Ing,  is helping a company called Hackfit (www.hackfit.com) throw a health and fitness-focused hackathon in SF from 3/21-3/23. They are trying to turn the notion of a hackathon on its head by infusing group fitness classes and healthy meals. Instead of a weekend with Red Bull and pizza, imagine taking breaks from coding your fitness/health app to participate in 100+ person yoga sessions, rock climbing classes, and fitness bootcamps. I really like this approach of blending worlds, especially because it's hard to be powered by caffeine for hours on end and think outside of the box at the same time.

Hackfit is bringing these events to other major cities, so check out other dates on their site!

#hackfit   #hackathon   #sanfrancisco  

Hacking AND Getting My Yoga On? Yes Please.

Hey all, a former coworker, +Robert Ing,  is helping a company called Hackfit (www.hackfit.com) throw a health and fitness-focused hackathon in SF from 3/21-3/23. They are trying to turn the notion of a hackathon on its head by infusing group fitness classes and healthy meals. Instead of a weekend with Red Bull and pizza, imagine taking breaks from coding your fitness/health app to participate in 100+ person yoga sessions, rock climbing classes, and fitness bootcamps. I really like this approach of blending worlds, especially because it's hard to be powered by caffeine for hours on end and think outside of the box at the same time.

Hackfit is bringing these events to other major cities, so check out other dates on their site!

#hackfit   #hackathon   #sanfrancisco  ___

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2014-02-24 23:31:16 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

That Moment When Your Face Is Trending On Mashable

Way to go Monday! Now you all know what I do when I'm not on the interwebs. Pool parties infused with yoga and general mischief. What they don't tell you is Quinn (who is interviewing people in the video) gave the best Ignite talk where he rapped about his vacation. And yes, I'm "nataliaenvy" on Instagram ;)

#yxyy   #sayyestolife  

That Moment When Your Face Is Trending On Mashable

Way to go Monday! Now you all know what I do when I'm not on the interwebs. Pool parties infused with yoga and general mischief. What they don't tell you is Quinn (who is interviewing people in the video) gave the best Ignite talk where he rapped about his vacation. And yes, I'm "nataliaenvy" on Instagram ;)

#yxyy   #sayyestolife  ___

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2014-02-20 00:27:58 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to sharing the Women Techmakers experience with you all this year. Proud to be working with the I/O team to create greater gender diversity at one of my favorite tech conferences.

#womentechmakers

Only 126 days until the 7th annual Google I/O, when we come together with amazing developers like you to talk about what's next. On June 25-26, 2014, we’ll be broadcasting live from Moscone West. You can join us in person in San Francisco or remotely, via a live stream and through I/O Extended community events around the world. 

More details to come next month, including registration info. In the meantime, you can check out highlights from last year at https://developers.google.com/events/io/. 

Also, quick note for those who want to join in person: this year we’re making some changes to registration, so you won’t need to scramble the second registration opens. We'll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter. We’ll be following up with more details from +GoogleDevelopers, so stay tuned.___Looking forward to sharing the Women Techmakers experience with you all this year. Proud to be working with the I/O team to create greater gender diversity at one of my favorite tech conferences.

#womentechmakers

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2014-02-05 01:46:59 (71 comments, 7 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Brian Matiash for this new pic. Women Techmakers don't take no guff. #womentechmakers  

Thanks to +Brian Matiash for this new pic. Women Techmakers don't take no guff. #womentechmakers  ___

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2014-01-18 23:12:45 (37 comments, 28 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

Thanks tax man!

Got this lovely captcha today while filing my taxes via +TurboTax.  I know that's a "v," but I couldn't help but think it was a message from "The Man." 

#taxseason  

Thanks tax man!

Got this lovely captcha today while filing my taxes via +TurboTax.  I know that's a "v," but I couldn't help but think it was a message from "The Man." 

#taxseason  ___

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2013-12-31 22:56:16 (52 comments, 3 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

Celebrating A Year Of Adventure And Challenge

My Google+ video reminds me of a good comic book page. The panels filled with dimension, perhaps color, and a few words or faces. But a wise man once told me that the whole story isn't just within the panels - it's what's in-between the panels that's really magical. That's where you get to imagine mysteries unfolding. Between each fade of my video montage live my failings, sufferings, joys, and aspirations. 

Honestly, this past year humbled me with its painful themes of release and bravery. I let go of relationships that no longer fed me (setting up boundaries for yourself is important), I set down a role I held for 3 years so that others could add new energy to it, I sought self-care to heal wounds, and I acknowledged old habits that needed to be surrendered. These blessings didn't feel like blessings at... more »

Celebrating A Year Of Adventure And Challenge

My Google+ video reminds me of a good comic book page. The panels filled with dimension, perhaps color, and a few words or faces. But a wise man once told me that the whole story isn't just within the panels - it's what's in-between the panels that's really magical. That's where you get to imagine mysteries unfolding. Between each fade of my video montage live my failings, sufferings, joys, and aspirations. 

Honestly, this past year humbled me with its painful themes of release and bravery. I let go of relationships that no longer fed me (setting up boundaries for yourself is important), I set down a role I held for 3 years so that others could add new energy to it, I sought self-care to heal wounds, and I acknowledged old habits that needed to be surrendered. These blessings didn't feel like blessings at the time, but with a world of valleys and mountains it's important to remember we learn something no matter where we stand. To honor these experiences I'm going to sit in a sweat lodge this coming Saturday and say farewell to any of the residual struggle and negativity that might be leaching power from me as I enter 2014. Over the last 12 months I was happily sustained by travel, work, play, personal projects, friends and family. I'm thankful to all the people who said "yes, and" to ideas, who gave/received big hugs, who cheered me on and reminded me what I'm made of, and to those that are now supporting me in my new role. Looking forward, I hope I continue to be fortified with challenges, loving hearts, and big ideas.

2014, I'm a bit nervous - trembling just a tad. It could be the 3 cups of puerh I've had this afternoon, but something tells me it's because I've made choices in my life that I can't see the end of.

A toast! To never running out of surprises, or the humility to enjoy them.

#newyear   #my2013   #goals   #yearinreview   #spiritualwarrior  ___

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2013-11-28 19:56:05 (40 comments, 2 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Secret Thanksgiving Ingredient. #happythanksgiving 

Secret Thanksgiving Ingredient. #happythanksgiving ___

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2013-10-31 21:55:02 (135 comments, 51 reshares, 278 +1s)Open 

My Next Role at Google: Fostering Diversity In Technology
thank you for everything

It’s been 2+ years since I started working on the Google+ team, and with the recent posting of our insane growth numbers, I feel now is the right time for me to take on new challenges...
 
As many of you already know, I’m passionate about supporting underrepresented voices in the technology industry. One audience I’d like to start making an impact with are women, and I’ll be doing this by taking on the Women Techmakers program within Google’s Developer Relations organization starting today! The goal of Developer Relations is to evangelize Google technologies and passionately advocate for developers' needs (p.s. we're hiring - http://goo.gl/itoXYk).
I look forward to sharing more about Women Techmakers with you in the future - so stay tuned (I just might need yourassistance... more »

My Next Role at Google: Fostering Diversity In Technology
thank you for everything

It’s been 2+ years since I started working on the Google+ team, and with the recent posting of our insane growth numbers, I feel now is the right time for me to take on new challenges...
 
As many of you already know, I’m passionate about supporting underrepresented voices in the technology industry. One audience I’d like to start making an impact with are women, and I’ll be doing this by taking on the Women Techmakers program within Google’s Developer Relations organization starting today! The goal of Developer Relations is to evangelize Google technologies and passionately advocate for developers' needs (p.s. we're hiring - http://goo.gl/itoXYk).
I look forward to sharing more about Women Techmakers with you in the future - so stay tuned (I just might need your assistance) ;) To see some of the great work we've already done check out developers.google.com/women-techmakers and join our supportive Google+ Women Techmakers community (http://goo.gl/HsRQVh). 

Additionally, I've ramped up +Justine Rivero and +Cindy Chen to be your next Google+ Community Managers and (wo)man, are they AWESOMESAUCE! They've already been working tirelessly supporting our Google+ Top Contributor and Rising Star programs via the Google+ Help Community (http://goo.gl/eOeb2d) as well as delivering only the finest user education via the Google+ Help Page (http://goo.gl/ibvGR9). I’m really proud of the work they’ve tackled and know they will be the right fit for this community.

We have a lot of great work ahead of us, which I feel the attached She++ documentary details nicely.  Don't hesitate to reach out to me with ideas, connections, or insights that might help grow the Women Techmakers program!

To adventure!

#womentechmakers   #goodgirlsgonegeek  ___

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2013-10-22 18:49:02 (38 comments, 13 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Naw, I'm good. I don't even want to know what was on that empty hook.

Naw, I'm good. I don't even want to know what was on that empty hook.___

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2013-10-15 21:48:31 (32 comments, 7 reshares, 263 +1s)Open 

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! - Celebrating Women in STEM

I'm thrilled that we've had #adalovelaceday  trending today on Google+. Our community has always been recognized as a smart bunch, and today we proved that even more so by showcasing fabulous women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM). On this day I'd like to honor one of many women in my life who I find inspirational (more to come). Maria is a dear friend of mine whom I've known since high school. She's fashionable, full of whit, and quick to discuss gene mutations. Having finished UC Berkeley in 3 years, and had a hand in biotech as a researcher, Maria is now at NYU as a grad student working towards a cure for IBD. Recently when we were catching up over drinks I asked her about her work and what kept her going, knowing that getting closer or farther away from a cure can be painstaking. She... more »

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! - Celebrating Women in STEM

I'm thrilled that we've had #adalovelaceday  trending today on Google+. Our community has always been recognized as a smart bunch, and today we proved that even more so by showcasing fabulous women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM). On this day I'd like to honor one of many women in my life who I find inspirational (more to come). Maria is a dear friend of mine whom I've known since high school. She's fashionable, full of whit, and quick to discuss gene mutations. Having finished UC Berkeley in 3 years, and had a hand in biotech as a researcher, Maria is now at NYU as a grad student working towards a cure for IBD. Recently when we were catching up over drinks I asked her about her work and what kept her going, knowing that getting closer or farther away from a cure can be painstaking. She replied, "I don't fail. My experiments do." This simple motto (as well as her successes) revive her despite the set backs (e.g. Hurricane Sandy). Thanks Maria and women of STEM for everything that you do to make our world more safe, more awesome, and more interesting.

#womentechmakers   #adalovelaceday   #womeninscience   #ald13  ___

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2013-10-15 16:59:24 (43 comments, 10 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Sunset In Tel Aviv

After an incredible 10X Thinking workshop at DLD Israel I had to hit the beach to enjoy some time in the Mediterranean Sea. I love how to my left there were 25+ kids surfing some little waves, while to my right couples watched the sunset from their beach chairs. Women jogged by, and teenage boys were on the prowl. If I didn't know any better I'd think I was back in California. While out in the water I had a moment where I just looked back at the world from the sea and said Thank You. So joyful and grateful to be out here speaking with entrepreneurs and innovators about how to create radical solutions for global problems. 

#telaviv   #sunsetphotography   #campustelaviv     #motox  

Sunset In Tel Aviv

After an incredible 10X Thinking workshop at DLD Israel I had to hit the beach to enjoy some time in the Mediterranean Sea. I love how to my left there were 25+ kids surfing some little waves, while to my right couples watched the sunset from their beach chairs. Women jogged by, and teenage boys were on the prowl. If I didn't know any better I'd think I was back in California. While out in the water I had a moment where I just looked back at the world from the sea and said Thank You. So joyful and grateful to be out here speaking with entrepreneurs and innovators about how to create radical solutions for global problems. 

#telaviv   #sunsetphotography   #campustelaviv     #motox  ___

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2013-10-13 16:25:28 (55 comments, 2 reshares, 192 +1s)Open 

Tel Aviv - I'm falling in love with you. Coastal breezes, melted sorbet sunsets, delicious wine and food with new friends, a welcoming yoga class taught in Hebrew, and a neuroscience brain hackathon as soon as I got in? You're too good to me.

#dld #israel #brainihack

Tel Aviv - I'm falling in love with you. Coastal breezes, melted sorbet sunsets, delicious wine and food with new friends, a welcoming yoga class taught in Hebrew, and a neuroscience brain hackathon as soon as I got in? You're too good to me.

#dld #israel #brainihack___

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2013-09-12 19:00:05 (61 comments, 6 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

Old School Google+ Shirts
the Google+ project boiiii

#throwbackthursday  in effect. I'm sure I have more but just found these when I was unpacking moving boxes. Who remembers that Circles logo?

Old School Google+ Shirts
the Google+ project boiiii

#throwbackthursday  in effect. I'm sure I have more but just found these when I was unpacking moving boxes. Who remembers that Circles logo?___

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2013-09-10 22:50:31 (70 comments, 11 reshares, 378 +1s)Open 

Maddie On Things At Google!
::giddy::

Today I had the esteemed pleasure of hosting one of my favorite ::ahem:: celebrity's at Google, Maddie. She's the famous coonhound traveling across the country with her owner (and incredible photographer) Theron Humphrey. +Jacky Hayward and I have been working since February to bring them to campus to share their epic cross-country stories with us, and to watch some of Maddie's magical feats of physics in-person (the video will be posted later on Youtube at our Authors@Google channel).

You can see more of Theron's work and get up close and personal with Maddie's playfulness at http://maddieonthings.com. I also highly recommend looking into how Theron's telling the story of rescue dogs like Maddie at http://whywerescue.com/. You can find all of Theron's work and more info on their book tourat... more »

Maddie On Things At Google!
::giddy::

Today I had the esteemed pleasure of hosting one of my favorite ::ahem:: celebrity's at Google, Maddie. She's the famous coonhound traveling across the country with her owner (and incredible photographer) Theron Humphrey. +Jacky Hayward and I have been working since February to bring them to campus to share their epic cross-country stories with us, and to watch some of Maddie's magical feats of physics in-person (the video will be posted later on Youtube at our Authors@Google channel).

You can see more of Theron's work and get up close and personal with Maddie's playfulness at http://maddieonthings.com. I also highly recommend looking into how Theron's telling the story of rescue dogs like Maddie at http://whywerescue.com/. You can find all of Theron's work and more info on their book tour at http://thiswildidea.com/.

+Timothy Jordan Can we get one puhlease?

photo taken by Theron Humphrey

#horrayforphysics   #maddieonthings   #coonhound   #theinternetscoolestduo  ___

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2013-09-09 22:48:08 (30 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Not Tattooing Your Profile Pic On My Butt
yeap, definitely not happening

I'm a huge lover of all of you, and G+ is like my own kid, but there's no way I'd get any of your beautiful mugs tattooed on my nalgas. However I do like the artistic and community element to this campaign - perhaps we could kick off something similar? 

From +Laughing Squid...
Ivan Cash directed and filmed this short documentary video about Joey Jordan, a man who recently tattooed a random stranger’s face on his butt. Jordan was randomly assigned to a Brazilian man named Amarildo as part of Selfless Portraits, a project where strangers across the world draw each other’s Facebook profile pictures. It was Aaron Hodges at Idle Hands Tattoo who created the sketch of Amarildo and permanently added it to Jordan’s derrière.

#nowthisiscommunity   #tattoos... more »

Not Tattooing Your Profile Pic On My Butt
yeap, definitely not happening

I'm a huge lover of all of you, and G+ is like my own kid, but there's no way I'd get any of your beautiful mugs tattooed on my nalgas. However I do like the artistic and community element to this campaign - perhaps we could kick off something similar? 

From +Laughing Squid...
Ivan Cash directed and filmed this short documentary video about Joey Jordan, a man who recently tattooed a random stranger’s face on his butt. Jordan was randomly assigned to a Brazilian man named Amarildo as part of Selfless Portraits, a project where strangers across the world draw each other’s Facebook profile pictures. It was Aaron Hodges at Idle Hands Tattoo who created the sketch of Amarildo and permanently added it to Jordan’s derrière.

#nowthisiscommunity   #tattoosinawkwardhardtoreachplaces  ___

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2013-08-23 22:04:56 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Every Friday the top questions from the Google+ community are responded to by our Google+ Rising Stars and Top Contributors within the Google+ Discuss community - check it!  http://goo.gl/OXrMq1

#nowthisiscommunity   #besthelpontheweb   #weeklyrounduppost  

3 Hottest Questions Asked In the Google+ Discuss Community

TGIF Google+ Discuss Community!  

I’m +DeAno Jackson, and I’m taking you through three of the most pressing questions discussed in the community this week, plus a particularly cool tip to help you get the most out of your Google+ experience.

This has been quite a busy week here!  With the G+ forum moving to Google+ Discuss (read about it here: http://goo.gl/Bik5vF), we’ve welcomed many new members to our bigger family right here! Welcome to all new and seasoned folks!

Please note that this community is primarily focused on helping with Google+ related issues; questions about a separate Google product would probably be better served in the appropriate forum/community (more info: http://goo.gl/HkiQvi).

Enough about that - let’s get started!

Question: Can I post to Circles and to a community at the same time?
A recurring question in the Google+ Discuss community, most recently asked by +Sarah Conner-Smith (read it here: http://goo.gl/ZnrCGc), is why we can’t share to something publicly or to our circles while simultaneuosly posting to a community.  Another variation of this question is why can’t we post to multiple communities at the same time. The answers to both questions are very similar.  

Answer: This question has been answered by many people several different ways, but +Jens Graikowski and +John Elstone probably put it the best way.  Simply put, we want to reduce the ability for people to spam communities. When considering posting to an intimate group, to circles, or publicly, it’s best to take into account what that audience is interested in hearing about. Therefore, it’s best practice not to share the same message with everyone, and instead tailor your message for when you share publicly vs. circles vs. a community. 

Question: Who can see my post when I make them Public?
This next one might seem a bit basic, but something like this can be confusing for new users. +Elizabeth ND (read it here: http://goo.gl/GAxHdi) asks about who can see your posts when you make them Public?  

Answer: Leave it to G+ Discuss Top Contributor +John Skeats to provide the simple answer, namely that a Public post can be viewed by anyone if they view your profile (and search for you on the internet), but it will not show up in anyone’s stream unless they have circled you.

Question: What ever happened to Sparks?
The last topic was for newer users, so I thought for the last one we’d do one that those who have been here since the early days can relate to.  +David Dhannoo asked whatever happened to the Sparks feature on Google+ (read it here: http://goo.gl/avVtFo).  

Answer: For folks that are newer, Sparks was a Google+ feature that highlighted interesting content from all over the internet outside of Google+ on a wide variety of topics, the notion being that these highlights would ‘“spark” conversations. +Hans Peter Willems had the best answer here, explaining that Sparks had been replaced by Search (believe it or not, Google+ didn’t have search back in those days) and more specifically saved searches, which users can access from desktop by clicking the “More” option in the top bar and selecting the saved search term from the drop-down menu.

Tip of the Week
Google+ can have a learning curve for newcomers, particularly if they’re more accustomed to the Facebook way of doing things. Example: Many users make a G+ account, write a few posts, and then are alarmed when they are notified that people they do not know have added them to their circles!  

“Who are these people?” “I don’t know them - this is bad!  I better block them because I don’t know who these people are!”  

Well, not so fast. Google+ provides a different experience than sites like Facebook in that circling people is asymmetrical.  You don’t need to know someone or be friends with them to add them to your circles, and people don’t need to know you or be friends with you to add them to theirs.  +Google+ Helper does a fantastic job of breaking it all down, which you can read in detail in this link: http://goo.gl/MzEsMM.

_______________________________________________________________________________________
Okay, that’s it for this week’s wrap-up! If you have any questions or issues that you need help with, feel free to ask them here in Google+ Discuss and the motivated team of Google+ Community Managers, G+ Discuss Top Contributors, knowledgeable community members, and those that linger in shadows will be happy to give you the assistance you need.  

Be on the lookout for next week’s Wrap Up, written by the aforementioned TC +John Skeats!  If you have any questions for me personally, leave ‘em in the comments and I’ll get right back at you.

Hope you all have a fun Friday and an excellent weekend, and I’ll see you around.

#weeklyrounduppost #besthelpontheweb #googleplusprotip___Every Friday the top questions from the Google+ community are responded to by our Google+ Rising Stars and Top Contributors within the Google+ Discuss community - check it!  http://goo.gl/OXrMq1

#nowthisiscommunity   #besthelpontheweb   #weeklyrounduppost  

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2013-08-21 01:04:43 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Women Hacking +Google Glass
come join in on the fun - no Glass required 

Thanks to +Lukas Blakk and Mozilla for hosting. With no real "technical chops" to speak of, I feel this event will inspire me to dream big and get to developing on the Glass API. 

#womentechmakers   #wtm   #nowthisiscommunity   #sanfrancisco     #glasshacker  

Women interested in hacking Glass but don't have a pair should come out to the first Bay Area Women Hacking Glass meetup:  http://womenhackingglass1.eventbrite.com/___Women Hacking +Google Glass
come join in on the fun - no Glass required 

Thanks to +Lukas Blakk and Mozilla for hosting. With no real "technical chops" to speak of, I feel this event will inspire me to dream big and get to developing on the Glass API. 

#womentechmakers   #wtm   #nowthisiscommunity   #sanfrancisco     #glasshacker  

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2013-08-09 21:32:55 (39 comments, 41 reshares, 369 +1s)Open 

Fo'realz

Hat tip to +Ayoub Khote for creating my new fav graphic.
#aintnopartylikeaghosttownparty   #hatersgonnahate    #dontdrinkthehaterade     #TGIF  

Fo'realz

Hat tip to +Ayoub Khote for creating my new fav graphic.
#aintnopartylikeaghosttownparty   #hatersgonnahate    #dontdrinkthehaterade     #TGIF  ___

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2013-08-09 19:56:20 (32 comments, 11 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

A splash of happiness for  #FeelGoodFriday

My friend +ricky montalvo recently took this shot of me underwater at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. We'd count down to 3 and then he'd go underwater - which also meant someone had to press down on his shoulders to keep him down. Then I'd blow out all of my air and sink as best I could. I love the honesty of this photo - pores and all. In the days of airbrush make-up, and only presenting "your good side," it's shots like these that will be the true representations that I cherish and look back on when I'm 80. Also, my new cover photo is also proof that I can meditate anywhere.

#underwaterphotography   #mermaidsarereal     #yxyyers   #summatime  

A splash of happiness for  #FeelGoodFriday

My friend +ricky montalvo recently took this shot of me underwater at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. We'd count down to 3 and then he'd go underwater - which also meant someone had to press down on his shoulders to keep him down. Then I'd blow out all of my air and sink as best I could. I love the honesty of this photo - pores and all. In the days of airbrush make-up, and only presenting "your good side," it's shots like these that will be the true representations that I cherish and look back on when I'm 80. Also, my new cover photo is also proof that I can meditate anywhere.

#underwaterphotography   #mermaidsarereal     #yxyyers   #summatime  ___

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2013-08-09 16:26:14 (25 comments, 7 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Appearing On The Google Plus Week Show Tonight!
ask me anything

Tonight I'll be joining +Dan McDermott and friends for the first time to discuss Google+, what it's like to be an advocate for hundreds of millions of users, and to make things even more interesting, I just may throw in some cats or interpretive dancing. Let me know what you'd like to hear about in the comments and I'll make sure to address as many ideas and questions as I can in tonight's show. 

You can RSVP for the show here: http://goo.gl/iloVKD It'll definitely be worth watching ;)

#nowthisiscommunity   #googleplusweek   #hangoutsonair  

Appearing On The Google Plus Week Show Tonight!
ask me anything

Tonight I'll be joining +Dan McDermott and friends for the first time to discuss Google+, what it's like to be an advocate for hundreds of millions of users, and to make things even more interesting, I just may throw in some cats or interpretive dancing. Let me know what you'd like to hear about in the comments and I'll make sure to address as many ideas and questions as I can in tonight's show. 

You can RSVP for the show here: http://goo.gl/iloVKD It'll definitely be worth watching ;)

#nowthisiscommunity   #googleplusweek   #hangoutsonair  ___

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2013-08-02 22:58:22 (58 comments, 8 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

GLOBAL TERROR ALERT!
from cnn.com

Let me go suit up in my Jaeger. I mean, in a state like this, what would you do?

#jaegersvskaijus   #sos   #stopinjectingfearintomylife  

GLOBAL TERROR ALERT!
from cnn.com

Let me go suit up in my Jaeger. I mean, in a state like this, what would you do?

#jaegersvskaijus   #sos   #stopinjectingfearintomylife  ___

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2013-07-22 20:31:39 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

::insert girlish glee here:: YAY!!

"The king [to be... to be...] ... has arrived!"

It's a boy! Will + Kate = a royal baby boy!

The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz, and was born at 4:24 p.m, local time.

Congrats to the Royal Family and our friends across the pond!

#williamandkate   #hrh   #royalbaby  

Image source: http://stateofthebay.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/simba-rafiki-the-lion-king-25952753-800-400.jpg___::insert girlish glee here:: YAY!!

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2013-07-22 18:07:19 (21 comments, 14 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

A fantastic new initiative from the Google+ Photos Community Team. Great job +Laurie Rubin for spearheading this :)

Introducing Women in Photography to +Google+ Photos

We're so excited to welcome you to our newest project: Women in Photography. Our mission for this new, ongoing series is to empower women to share their images, vision and passion for photography while also shining a light on amazing women photographers on Google+.

https://plus.google.com/communities/116419513266847830618

Together, we will continue to grow this vibrant community of photographers by sharing images, tips and discoveries from women around the world.

Come join us at our new Women in Photography Community (link above) as we kick-off this exciting new series!

#womeninphotography  ___A fantastic new initiative from the Google+ Photos Community Team. Great job +Laurie Rubin for spearheading this :)

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2013-07-09 16:32:13 (29 comments, 22 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

Hot Google+ features being served up for your Tuesday :)

Discover posts that your friends have +1’d

Many of the best photos, articles and videos we find online are the ones recommended by friends. So we're making it easier to discover these recommendations in your Google+ stream. Starting today:

- We'll occasionally highlight posts that were +1'd by people in your circles
- And if you +1 a post, we may highlight it to your friends as well

Circles help you control who can see your activity, as well as what appears in your main stream. So with today’s launch:

- You can visit your settings to decide who, if anyone, might see your +1s highlighted in the stream: http://goo.gl/CtZXk
- In all cases: friends will only see +1s and posts they already had permission to see, we’re just calling extra attention to them
- And of course: if you’re seeing too much activity from a given circle, you can always turn down its volume, or exclude it from Home entirely: http://goo.gl/EFLOy

We're rolling out this feature over the next few days, so look for the new “+1’d this" header, and let us know what you think!

#googleplusupdate___Hot Google+ features being served up for your Tuesday :)

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2013-07-01 23:32:36 (163 comments, 8 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

How Do I Make My New Wrist Guard Cool?
geek chic

Yeap, I have a repetitive stress injury. 25 years working/playing on computers will do that to ya. I have to wear this regularly now but I'm thinking it's a little dull. Even though I keep make believing I'm Scorpion from Mortal Kombat I'm pretty sure I need some flair on this bad boy. Got any ideas?

#mortalkombatthearcadegameruled    
#geekchic   #nerdcore   #coolwristguardsforcoolgirls   #morewordsperminutethanyourmom   #designbycommittee  

How Do I Make My New Wrist Guard Cool?
geek chic

Yeap, I have a repetitive stress injury. 25 years working/playing on computers will do that to ya. I have to wear this regularly now but I'm thinking it's a little dull. Even though I keep make believing I'm Scorpion from Mortal Kombat I'm pretty sure I need some flair on this bad boy. Got any ideas?

#mortalkombatthearcadegameruled    
#geekchic   #nerdcore   #coolwristguardsforcoolgirls   #morewordsperminutethanyourmom   #designbycommittee  ___

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2013-06-29 01:56:25 (124 comments, 6 reshares, 447 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Google+!
it's like signing a yearbook..

Wow - 2 years?! Where did the time go? I feel like it was just yesterday when we were having our first Hangout On Air with +will.i.am, and when +Daria Musk was doing her first concert via Hangouts. Remember when we got the ability to share our circles and we all made tons of new friends? And that first moment when someone asked you if you were going to the HIRL and you had to double-take and look at them curiously? What about all those photowalks - from SF to Japan, Australia to Canada, we've gone worldwide with taking photos, and with #autoawesome  it's only gotten awesomer. Yea, I said awesomer. 

On this day 2 years ago I was sleep-deprived, running on adrenaline, and excited to see if people would come play on the web with us. Thanks for not standing me up, and for making Google+ the most incredibleso... more »

Happy Birthday Google+!
it's like signing a yearbook..

Wow - 2 years?! Where did the time go? I feel like it was just yesterday when we were having our first Hangout On Air with +will.i.am, and when +Daria Musk was doing her first concert via Hangouts. Remember when we got the ability to share our circles and we all made tons of new friends? And that first moment when someone asked you if you were going to the HIRL and you had to double-take and look at them curiously? What about all those photowalks - from SF to Japan, Australia to Canada, we've gone worldwide with taking photos, and with #autoawesome  it's only gotten awesomer. Yea, I said awesomer. 

On this day 2 years ago I was sleep-deprived, running on adrenaline, and excited to see if people would come play on the web with us. Thanks for not standing me up, and for making Google+ the most incredible social platform I've ever had the pleasure of contributing to. Over the past 2 years I've had the opportunity to meet many of you via Hangouts, in-person at HIRLS, photowalks, product events, conferences, and even though we may have only met via a comment or 2, we exchanged hugs and chatted like we'd been friends for years. Google+ has been a springboard for creative projects, careers, and has made dreams come true because you all dared to believe that being yourself on the web could yield incredible results. Books have been published, "first date" Hangouts have turned to marriage proposals, babies have been introduced to new grandparents, and I've only added a few pounds because of all of the cooking shows ;) It's overwhelming to see social justice issues pushed and prodded here via intelligent conversation, resulting in 100's of reshares to get the word out. I look forward to nourishing your campaigns, ideas, concerns and suggestions as we grow this community together.

Of all the things I'm unbelievably thankful for these past 2 years I have to say my relationship with +Timothy Jordan ranks up there amongst the best G+ memories. Why? I met Timothy when we were still building Google+. With 16+ hour work days, tons of caffeine, and a place like Google helping you do great things, you're bound to work with the best people in the world. My good friend turned into my best friend who turned into the love of my life. Even before we launched 2 years ago I knew that Google+ was already a success. It connected 2 people, made their lives more full and exciting, and opened them up to what could be instead of settling for what was. 

Thank you to my family - the Google+ team, for one of the most fascinating and thrilling journeys of my life!

Seen here in the early days with my dear friend +Kimberly Johnson

#notmyfirstpost   #nowthisiscommunity   #awesomesauce  ___

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2013-06-27 14:53:18 (34 comments, 15 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Google's Top Contributors are leading some great HOAs today! Tune in and learn something new from these uber knowledgeable product experts.

Looking to brush up on your general +Google skills? Want to pick up a few tips and tricks from a few Google pros? Then stop by the first Top Contributor EDU Series this Wednesday and Thursday, where TC’s from +Google Maps +Google Chrome  #Webmaster   +Google Drive +Gmail and more show you how to optimize your experience across the web.

In a series of Hangouts on Air, our Top Contributors will show you how to get started with Course Builder, the ins-and-outs of Google Drive, and getting going with Chrome OS. 

Interested in joining? Check out the schedule below to find a relevant session (all times listed in PT)

Can’t make it to a session? That’s okay. We’ll reshare each of the videos later on, from the Top Contributor channel. 

Wednesday, June 26
Noon, PT: Google+ Local & Google Maps (changing your listings, getting on the map, etc.) [Hosted in Dutch] with +Jurjen de Vries  and +Roswell Balentien 
https://plus.google.com/events/ca3m7o1mcu1mpkiagadc46mpdc0

Thursday, June 27
5am, PT: Course Builder--how to get started for the novice user with +Jeannie Crowley 
https://plus.google.com/events/c4v36uvs45846sa2g9l79dp3sg4

9am, PT: Wow, this is Google Drive! with +David Farrell 
https://plus.google.com/events/crf6volu7vaohrq12a1ip5siq7s

10am, PT: Chromebook 101 with +Mike McLoughlin 

11am, PT: Gmail user issues and common questions with +shaheerk k 
https://plus.google.com/events/c8j5kgiignaclpr3gjoviegdq5c

5pm, PT: Beyond Strong Passwords: Securing Your Data in Google with +Jay Lee 
https://plus.google.com/events/c4mlvcvuml67i5qqlf4ijrea9ms

6pm, PT: Webmaster Tips & Tricks with +Matt Storms 
https://plus.google.com/events/ch74qc81sjrib4nmacj93hjf6po


#education   #topcontributor   #hoa  ___Google's Top Contributors are leading some great HOAs today! Tune in and learn something new from these uber knowledgeable product experts.

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2013-06-17 23:31:55 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Ayah Marar for   #MusicMonday
drum and bass for a messed up place

On my flight home from England yesterday I ended up sitting in the same row as Ayah Marar - the famous electronic dance music vocalist. It was great to meet her and her manager, the latter of which I chatted with most of the 11 hour flight, spitting  game about the dance scene and their future plans. Turns out they were travelling out west to shoot the video for the song featured below. Her album 'The Real' will be out in the US on July 9th. If you like what you hear, make sure to go out and get it and head to an event where she's playing - her talent surely won't disappoint.

See more of her on Youtube: http://goo.gl/G9EAp

#makefriendsonflights   #drumandbass   #womenonthemic  

Ayah Marar for   #MusicMonday
drum and bass for a messed up place

On my flight home from England yesterday I ended up sitting in the same row as Ayah Marar - the famous electronic dance music vocalist. It was great to meet her and her manager, the latter of which I chatted with most of the 11 hour flight, spitting  game about the dance scene and their future plans. Turns out they were travelling out west to shoot the video for the song featured below. Her album 'The Real' will be out in the US on July 9th. If you like what you hear, make sure to go out and get it and head to an event where she's playing - her talent surely won't disappoint.

See more of her on Youtube: http://goo.gl/G9EAp

#makefriendsonflights   #drumandbass   #womenonthemic  ___

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2013-06-10 01:27:45 (79 comments, 4 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

London Calling!

Heading to London this week to present on moonshot thinking with fellow Googler +Karishma Shah.  I haven't been out of the country in over a year and it's so nice to scratch this itch. I have 2 free days - what should I do while I'm in England?

#londoncalling   #Iheartprincesskate  

London Calling!

Heading to London this week to present on moonshot thinking with fellow Googler +Karishma Shah.  I haven't been out of the country in over a year and it's so nice to scratch this itch. I have 2 free days - what should I do while I'm in England?

#londoncalling   #Iheartprincesskate  ___

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2013-05-30 21:34:35 (74 comments, 16 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Power to the Poster
yay!

Continuing on from last week, I'm sharing another opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about Google+. This one isn't specific to the new Google+, so go wild! 

Today's Questions:

If you were to invent a new feature for Google+, what would it be and why?

What feature on Google+ helps you celebrate milestones with friends and family, and what's the milestone?

Have fun!

#powertotheposter   #nowthisiscommunity  

Power to the Poster
yay!

Continuing on from last week, I'm sharing another opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about Google+. This one isn't specific to the new Google+, so go wild! 

Today's Questions:

If you were to invent a new feature for Google+, what would it be and why?

What feature on Google+ helps you celebrate milestones with friends and family, and what's the milestone?

Have fun!

#powertotheposter   #nowthisiscommunity  ___

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2013-05-24 16:12:15 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

3 day weekend I see you!

  #notglass   #happyfriday  

3 day weekend I see you!

  #notglass   #happyfriday  ___

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