Google Recognizes Grace Hopper’s 107th Birthday

Google today recognizes via a doodle one of the pioneers in Information Technology, Grace Hopper.

Grace Brewster Murray worked on a device called the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, which worked out flight trajectories for rockets and was later used by the Manhattan Project scientists to build the atomic bomb.

in the 50s, Hopper was able to convince government agencies to agree that programs should be written close to the English language (instead of machine codes – the 0’s and 1’s) thus Common Business Programming Language or COBOL was born. this later paved way for modern day computer languages.  she was also the one who coined “debugging” for they found a moth in a relay which affected their operation (this can be found in the Smithsonian Museum). 

known also as “Amazing Grace,” Hopper  served as director of the US Navy Programming Languages Group in the Navy’s Office of Information Systems Planning and ultimately rose to the rank of rear admiral.  

“The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, ‘Try it.’ And I back ’em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir ’em up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances.”

she died in January 1992 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.  her work however lives up to today.. every time you withdraw cash from an ATM machine, it was her COBOL program you’re using 🙂

Google Wants South East Asian Software Engineers

Google currently has an opening for Software Engineers and they are inviting new grads from South East Asia / APAC to join their team!

here’s some details for the job post


The role: Software Engineer, New Grad in South East Asia 2014 – APAC or North American Locations

Google’s software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how millions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our ambitions reach far beyond just Search. Our products need to handle information at the the scale of the web. We’re looking for ideas from every area of computer science, including information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, and user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you work on a small team and can switch teams and projects as our fast-paced business grows and evolves. We need our engineers to be versatile and passionate to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward.

As a key member of a small and versatile team, you design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions.

Applicants must be enrolled in or have graduated from a University in South East Asia.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform specific responsibilities which vary by project area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience).
  • 1 year relevant work experience, including experience with UNIX/Linux or Windows environments, distributed systems, machine learning, information retrieval and TCP/IP.
  • Excellent coding skill in C, C++, Java or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Experience in network programming and/or developing or designing large software systems.


read more [google.com]

Meet the Google Moto X

around two years ago Google bought Motorola, now the output of this merge of the two technology giants is the newest smart phone, Moto X.

Moto X was completed assembled in the USA and boasts of simple design, touchless control, quick photo captures, battery conservation, pure use of Android, and one of the coolest features may be it is being backed up by the large resource of data that Google has. example of this it will inform you that you have to leave early to avoid traffic, all information intuitively provided to you by Google.

check out this review by The Verge and see if Moto X can match up with the current set of smartphones.

read more at [www.wired.com]

Meet GMail’s New Inbox

Gmail has just released changes by adding filters (in the form of tabs) to group social, updates, promotions, and forums, which hopes to improve how we receive and read our emails. 

daily we receive messages from friends, social notifications, deals/offers, confirmations/receipts, and more. all of these emails can compete for our attention and make it harder to focus on the things we need to get done. 

sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around. now we can easily customize our inboxes – select the tabs you want from all five to none, drag-and-drop to move messages between tabs, set certain senders to always appear in a particular tab and star messages so that they also appear in the Primary tab.

   

read more [gmailblog.blogspot.com]


Google Nose

Google, the largest search engine announces the latest addition to Search: Google Nose

ever wonder how wet dogs smell like? Google Nose! 
or how does a new car smell like? Google Nose! 

try searching on Google and explore other smells that people sniffed for, or visit google.com/nose to learn more. happy smelling!

 

Google Opens Up Manila Office

Google opens up its office in Manila, finally. this will be their fifth office in southeast asia and will be located in makati.

Narcisso Reyes, Google Philippines’ first country head says, “We’re excited to be deepening our investment in the Philippines with the opening of our office here in Manila…Our local team will be committed to providing services to our Filipino users and to helping businesses — large and small — grow locally and globally, contributing to the growth of the Philippine economy.”

in 2011 Google has been reaching out to the region with opening up Youtube Philippines.

IT PINOYs, GOOGLE IS NOW HIRING!!!

see the rest of the story @ [interaksyon.com]

Google 2013 New Year Resolutions Map

Happy New Year IT PINOYs!!!

as the new year dawns, check out some of 2013 New Year Resolutions logged by the netizens around the world. 

check out how Google mapped all of these.  You can also log yours about – Love, Health, Career, Finance, Family, Education and others.

see [http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012/resolutions]

Welcome to g|Philippines

the Google team is thrilled to announce our first annual g|Philippines, happening August 3 to 4 in Manila.


Day 1: Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneur Day – suitable for marketers, webmasters, government and entrepreneurs, focuses on Google products, platforms, tips and trends for business. 


Day 2: University Day – is open for university faculty staff and students focusing on Google products, programs and opportunities beneficial for universities.



check out their site https://sites.google.com/site/gphilippines2012/