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By Scott Knaster, Google Developers Blog Editor

Fumi Yamazaki is Google Developer Relations Lead in Japan. About a year ago, she noticed that few women developers were attending developer events, so she decided to do something about it. Fumi and several female developers organized GTUG Girls to foster a community of women developers in Japan.

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Earlier today, Fumi posted about GTUG Girls on her blog. The post contains lots of great tips and tidbits about what has happened with GTUG Girls over the past year. Fumi’s post includes some of the group’s principles, such as teach each other, create something, and have fun. Most importantly the post offer tips on how to replicate the success of GTUG Girls in other countries. Go for it!

Summer vacation time in the Northern Hemisphere is winding down, but there’s still time left for some great activities, including another week of Maker Camp. Every day of Maker Camp brings a new project. Friday is field trip day, and today’s trip was to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. If you’ve missed Maker Camp so far, visit +MAKE to see recorded hangouts and other cool stuff.

Finally, and speaking of catching up, spend some time reading the Cow Week posts over at Boing Boing. You will never look at dairy products the same way again.


Each week our Fridaygram presents cool things from Google and elsewhere that you might not have heard about. Some Fridaygram items aren't related to developer topics, but all of them are interesting to us nerds. Huge thanks to my wonderful cow-orkers Liz Markman, Van Riper, and Fumi Yamazaki for their help with this week’s post.