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AnDevCon Boston Ask Me Anything

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Recently, I was interviewed in a Hangout on Air for promoting my upcoming talk on Material Design implementation at AnDevCon Boston. You can find the entire interview along with some of my answers on their site.





Prior to going live, I asked my friend @chiuki on tips for doing Hangouts on Air. You can read her suggestions on her blog. Some of the things I learned from my experience were:
Make sure you have a non-distracting background.Post on social media about the hangout before you go live.Get on the hangout at least 15 minutes early to deal with technical difficulties if any. Our hangout on air was very smooth because I got on about 20 minutes early and we made sure the audio and video were fine.Get to know your interviewer: Mike from AnDevCon Boston and I talked to each other about our recent Google I/O experience before going live.Have some talking points written down ahead of your interview so you don't blank out when you are asked questions.Thank everyone for being there and…

GDG Summit and Google I/O 2016 Recap

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Last week I was in San Francisco and Mountain View for two conferences - Global Google Developer Groups(GDG) Summit & Google I/O 2016. 
Day 0: GDG Summit The annual global GDG Summit is held every year before Google I/O. GDG is a community run group for Google technology enthusiasts. You can learn more about the Philly group here. The global summit  is where GDG organizers from all over the world who are attending Google I/O gather and catch up with other organizers. Some of the fun things we did were the sharing table before the summit and a Firebase, lego and Arduino workshop at the summit. Sharing is caring. Awesome cultural sharing table at the pre- #io16 GDG Dinner. pic.twitter.com/9uGc8nQJd5 — Zarah Dominguez (@zarahjutz) May 17, 2016

Firebase & Lego Arduino workshop #gdgsummitpic.twitter.com/biqlog3Tn4 — Yash Prabhu (@yashvprabhu) May 17, 2016
Night 0: Women Techmakers Dinner
The day before Google I/O, we had a dinner hosted by Women Techmakers which helps women in tech…