Monday, October 17, 2011

Google I/O 2012

We are not even done with 2011 and Google has already announced the dates for Google I/O 2012. Mark your calendars because next year this event will take place in San Francisco 24 and 25 of April in the Moscone Center. They haven't published the registration details yet, they said they will do it soon though :)
Me and Sundar Pichai :)
This year's Google I/O was amazing and even when they sold out in less than a hour I was able to make it :) and It was one of the most exiting experiences of this year. I met a lot of Googlers, very interesting people and I learned a lot! thanks to that I was able to published my Android app :)

You can watch the videos from the all the sessions here and read the official post here.

Who is going next year? :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good Bye Steve

It was just few weeks ago when we were talking about Steve Job's resignation and it was pretty clear it had something to do with his health I just thought he had more time :(

Steve was one of the best CEO's of this era. His passion for perfection lead Apple to its brightest years  and even when they said that working with was insane it was all because he really cared about details and excellence. Apple won't be able to replace him that is for sure. They knew this day was coming and they are prepared but they won't get another Steve there would a lot of replacements but never some one like him. They can teach his ideology and try their employees to follow it but that level of excellence needs to come from deep inside.

There are tons and tons of articles about this all over the web even James Gosling wrote about him and Google has a tribute honoring him on his home page and this is because Steve was AMAZING and he will be remembered that is for sure!

I still remember the first time I watched The Pirates of Silicon Valley which is basically a movie of Apple and Microsoft early days. It is a very good movie if you want to learn more about Steve and how he started everything.

And finally here is the famous speech he gave at Stanford back in 2005, really inspiring.

Good bye Steve we will miss you, thanks for everything!

More on Steve here:
TechCruch 1, 2 and 3
Engadget 1 and 2

Saturday, October 1, 2011

200 Downloads and Posts

Today is a great day :) My Android application passed 200 downloads :) from all 200 40.8% are on Froyo, 30.6% on GingerBread and the rest Honeycomb so that means I need to work on the Tablet optimized version more which is something I am working on among other things. I can only tell it is going to be amazing :)

Besides that this is the 200 post :) what a coincidence isn't it? With almost 5000 page views  I started this blog just to share all the things I like and learn. I know the comments are under moderation but that is something I will try to remove in the future, please believe me :). I know I am not posting as much as before, but that is because of all the work trips, work projects and all that, I will get more time to keep sharing my hacking nights :)

So thanks for all the support, comments and all that I will keeping sharing as usual.

Happy coding :)