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Welcome to #IamaGDE - a series of spotlights presenting Google Developer Experts (GDEs) from across the globe. Discover their stories, passions, and highlights of their community work.
His first computer was a black market device created from parts of a Nintendo gaming system. When he was 15 he got his first real computer but with no tech support available he had to learn everything himself. Soon after he earned his first 100 bucks by helping update an interactive map on his friend’s website. Today, he is an extremely active developer in Russia and internationally, an organizer of one of biggest conferences in Russia, such as DartUp (for Dart and Flutter), HolyJS (for Web), a YouTube podcaster producing Pyjamatalks series and a fierce DEI and women in tech advocate, supporting a number of initiatives including the Russian edition of Google's Women Developer Academy.
Meet Evgeny Kot, Google Developer Expert in Web, Dart and Flutter.
GDE Evgeny Kot
THE EARLY DAYS
During his school days, Evgeny had two big passions - love for music and love for computers. He enjoyed playing music a lot but has eventually made a decision to do programming full time. The beginnings weren’t always easy. In his first job, he had plenty of ideas for optimization and process improvement. He asked his boss for permission to rewrite the company’s entire software from C to C++. Granted an approval he attempted this challenge but things didn’t go as planned and the project failed completely. As he admitted himself, sometimes learning from mistakes can be a more valuable experience than succeeding at something the first time. Fortunately his boss was also of a similar opinion!
“My first manager became a true mentor for me. He taught me a lot.”
THE RUSSIAN DEV MARKET
The Russian dev market is enormous and extremely saturated. There are many Russian developers who don't see the need of working in English or another foreign language because the core of their work is with and for Russian companies. Evgeny didn't want to do that - he wanted to get exposed to the international market, understand how things are getting done elsewhere, learn other things from developers from different backgrounds. His first international experience was working at Dell.
I enjoyed it a lot and learned a ton. I was lucky to step outside of the Russian bubble and see how other teams work internationally.
This experience has eventually brought him to a front end developer role at Wrike. In fact, he is still with the company, currently working as Director of Development in the Prague office.
The one thing that he enjoys most about it is the independence that it gives him. It was only during his time at Wrike, when Evgeny started working with Dart.
BEGINNINGS OF DART
Evgeny giving a public talk about the benefits of shifting to Dart
“Before Flutter’s success in 2015, Dart had a pretty bad reputation. There was no Dart dev community, and those rare enthusiasts who did use Dart did not share their knowledge in any way.”
Dart was launched in 2011 and went into stable release in 2013. But then the ecosystem wasn't ready for a lot of attention, a lot of things still needed to be finalized. That's why, in his view, many developers got discouraged by their first encounters with this technology.
“Nevertheless, it did attract a few guys, including me. We decided to create a channel for Dart-related discussions and with time, we invited more and more people to join, creating an actual community. There are now over 6,000 of us in this chat room!”
Despite a complicated history, Dart has taken its place in the tech world. Back then, it was a great choice for Web development and now it has shifted into the truly all-in-one “swiss army knife” language. Evgeny’s company, Wrike, relies on Web technology, with the main service being a high-load SAAS solution. Therefore performance, code size and ease of development were the main criteria for choosing a development language.
Based on strong connections with local web communities, they decided to build a community around Dart language (and Flutter in the future). They became Dart Up - a large international IT community. It’s not a surprise at all that Dart has been attracting so many developers over the past years. Without it, Wrike would truly not have been as successful as it currently is.
Dart Up started as a meetup.
“There were about 30 of us at the beginning, we would meet in my office and share ideas, discuss, brainstorm.”
Evgeny and a couple of other Dart enthusiasts wanted to create a space for a knowledge exchange, bringing together people who used the same language and putting them together into a social setting. The event got so popular that soon after they had to move it to a larger venue.
“We raised some money, rented a hall, and set up a projector. That's how the first DartUP came about. We even brewed our own Dart beer!”
Special perk: home-brewed beer by Wrike & Dart
“But time passed and the community grew. And then we decided: "Since the big conferences don't really want to talk about Dart, why don't we do something like that ourselves?”
And so they did! They started to invite more and more speakers and they had a number of interesting talks and workshops. Eventually they even hosted Michael Thomsen, the manager of Dart from Google at one of their sessions! The meetup has currently over 700 regulars, including a number of international developers.
Becoming a GDE
With his achievements, engagements and a true evangelistic approach to Dart, his GDE badge was only a matter of time. It accelerated after he got invited to speak at an international Google Dart conference in Los Angeles, California. After the conference, a friend of his referred him to the program and he decided to apply. He admits that being a GDE is a big responsibility and being a community leader can be stressful at times. However, being on the program has also allowed him to share his ideas, get exposed to new opportunities and connect with a network of incredible developers.
“Turns out that "spreading the word" is not only helpful for community development, but it's fun too! So many new people! Without noticing it, I went to most of the major conferences in Russia, and I even gave some talks in English, which I thought I could never ever do.”
FINAL ADVISE FROM EVGENY TO FELLOW DEVELOPERS
“The journey begins with one step. Don’t over-focus on the end goal. “
Evgeny during the AmsterdamJS conference - his first non-Russian appearance
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Source: Google Developers Blog
Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy.
Dive into the newest games
Tesla vs Lovecraft
An epic showdown between man vs monsters.
$9.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Play as enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla as you mow down nightmarish monsters from the mind of famed horror author H.P. Lovecraft.
Delight Games (Premium Library)
70+ interactive volumes to immerse you in new worlds.
$29.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Enjoy a massive new trove of choose your own adventure stories that span every possible world from fantasy to mystery, horror, adventure and even some romance.
WHO IS AWESOME
Fall, chase and flip your way to victory in this two-directional platformer!
$0.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Chase and run your way through different lands in a single-player mini-game collection that challenges you to outthink characters from four popular games.
Recover the light, and bring life back!
$4.49Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Guide Starman through a breathtaking series of atmospheric architectural scenes and elaborate puzzles that are challenging, relaxing and immersive.
Explore the titles we ❤️
Super Glitch Dash
The ultimate twitch runner has arrived.
Free(No in-app purchases with Google Play Pass subscription)
Get ready to immerse yourself in this jaw-dropping, rhythm-driven runner that takes everything you love about the acclaimed original Glitch Dash to the next level.
From the makers of Cytus, experience a whole new chapter.
$1.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Step into the future, where a mysterious DJ legend is at the center of this music rhythm game that puts 100+ songs from all over the world at your fingertips.
Embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime.
$3.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Travel to distant uncharted lands full of mystery, strange creatures and exciting races as you pursue a quest to finally experience summer.
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
The world of Salt is on the brink of collapse. Its only hope is Dandara.
$5.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription
Defy gravity and discover secret mysteries in this 2D metroidvania platformer that puts you in a battle for survival against enemies bent on oppression.
No need for FOMO: Check out everything that’s been added since June 1, 2021.
Lovecraft's Untold Stories
Space Marshals 3
Tesla vs Lovecraft
Angelo and Deemon: One Hell of a Quest (Full)
Death Road to Canada
Heal: Pocket Edition
Pango Kumo - weather game for kids 3-6
Pango Pirate - Adventure Game for kids
Timo - Adventure Puzzle Game
Color Ball Blast
Super Drop Land
Whale Trail Classic
WHO IS AWESOME
Art and Design
Pango Paper Color - colouring book game for kids
Books and Reference
21 Smash - Best mix of Solitaire and BlackJack
Castle Solitaire: Card Game
Pango Sheep: get all the sheep
Snail Bob 3
The Bugs 2: What Are They Like?
How do Animals Work?
Make It - Create Educational Games & Quizzes
May the Forces Be With You
My Green City
My Little Pony: Story Creator
Car City: Kindergarden Toddler Learning Games
Car City Puzzle Games - Brain Teaser for Kids 2+
Car Patrol Hide & Seek: Preschool Animals Safari
Carl the Super Truck Roadworks: Dig, Drill & Build
Pango Fox Factory - Coding Games For Kids
Pango Build City: create train tracks for children
Tonka: Trucks Around Town
Health and Fitness
Hydro Coach PRO - drink water
Time Until | Beautiful Countdown App + Widget
Pango Musical March : music game of marching band
Percuss — Rhythm Sequencer
Music and Audio
AudioLab 🎵 Audio Editor Recorder & Ringtone Maker
Strobe Tuner Pro: Guitar Tuner, Violin, Ukulele, …
PicLab - Photo Editor
Azkend 2: The World Beneath
The Eyes of Ara
Grids of Thermometers
I Love Hue Too
Pango Blocks : puzzle game for kids 4 - 8 years
Pango One Road : logical labyrinth for children
Pettson's Inventions 2
Rip Them Off
Dead Paradise: Car Shooter & Action Game
Dirt Trackin Sprint Cars
Cyberlords - Arcology
Delight Games (Premium Library)
RPG Aeon Avenger - KEMCO
Space Raiders RPG
Yōdanji: The Roguelike
The Little Crane That Could
Pango Build Safari : animal park for kids 3 - 8
Pig io - Pig Evolution io games
Shiny Ski Resort
Super Soccer Champs 2021
Tactic Master - Strategy Battle & Tower Defense
Weather Forecast 14 days Pro - Meteored News
Weather XS PRO
String of Words
Source: The Official Google Blog
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- End users: This app will not be available until installed on a user’s device. Visit the Help Center to learn how to download and use the Meet progressive web app on your computer.
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Hi everyone! We've just released Chrome Beta 93 (93.0.4577.15) for Android: it's now available on Google Play.
You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.
Source: Google Chrome Releases
- A new enrollment privilege: You can use the new "Enroll Google Meet hardware" admin privilege to limit the enrollment of new devices to authorized users.
- Updates for hardware management in the Admin Console: Legacy references to “Chromebox for meetings” will be renamed “Google Meet hardware,” and there will be a minor settings reorganization.
Why it’s important
- A new “Enroll Google Meet hardware” privilege that can be granted to Google Meet hardware administrators.
- A new “Require enrollment privilege” policy in the new Service settings group in the Google Meet hardware settings.
- Admins: The new enrollment privilege and related enforcement only be applied to your whole organization, not to specific groups or OUs. Changes to this enrollment will only affect future devices; it will not affect devices that have already been successfully provisioned and enrolled into your organization. Visit the Help Center to learn more about enrolling Google Meet hardware devices into your organization.
- End users: No end user impact.
- This feature is available now for all users.
- Available to all Google Workspace customers with Google Meet hardware licenses
The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 93 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 93.0.4577.18 contains our usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there are also some cool new features to explore - please head to the Chromium blog to learn more!
Source: Google Chrome Releases
Why you’d use it
- Admins: In the Admin console, navigate to Security > Settings > Set up single sign-on (SSO) with a third party iDP > Manage SSO Profile assignments. Visit the Help Center to learn more about assigning SSO profiles to organizational units or groups.
- Rapid and Scheduled Release: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature availability) beginning on July 29, 2021
- Available to all Google Workspace and Cloud Identity customers