Since it’s against Google+ TOS to hold contests on Google+, my official 1 million circles giveaway will be held here. Thanks again for circling me, I greatly appreciate it.

Good luck!

The Giveaway:

1 Android swag bag. The bag contains the following:

Android stickers from Andy’s Vinyl
Android pins from the Big Android BBQ 2013 and vendors
Android Cupcake 3D printed figure from Pixel and Print
CyanogenMod stickers, koozies, and key chains from CyanogenMod Inc


To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada.
You must have a valid email address and valid shipping address.

How to enter:

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

How to win:

The giveaway ends at February 6, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
A winner will be randomly chosen from all Rafflecopter entries.
You will be contacted by email for shipping information.

Please note, I’m not requiring the sharing of the original post and you’re not required to follow me across social media sites. However, if you want to do so, it’s greatly appreciated.



  • Ben Schoon

    Great giveaway Derek! Whoever wins is getting some great Android gear!

  • Cristian Colocho

    This giveaway is very smooth user friendly thanks!

  • Alex Ander

    Congratulations on the milestone!

  • Tom Rolfson

    Oow.. Derek giving away swag! (Is there a Galaxy S5 in there?) Pick me!

  • Jonathan Berry

    Android swag is always fun. Congrats on the milestone, Derek! I’ve been enjoying your posts on G+. Keep up the good work!

  • Tenkely

    Taco, burrito, what’s coming out of your speedo?

  • Anonomoose s

    Awesome. Congratulations.

  • Rob Blaich

    Congrats on the 1 mill! At 250-300 followers, I have a ways to go. Cheers!

  • Christopher Mann

    sweet i love giveaways

  • Rai Diaz

    Congrats on your milestone!

  • prairiedogn

    Would love to win some swag. This is why your awesome.

  • Danyal

    Congrats on getting 1 million circles

  • Jason Taylor


  • dawn m. armfield

    Congratulations on this HUGE milestone. And thanks, as always, for your insightful and informative posts on G+.

  • Philip Wingfield


  • Daniel


  • ryanmmoore

    Congrats on the 1 mill… it’s pretty easy to see why people follow ya derek!

  • Stacy Frazer

    I’m just here for the swag <3

  • Mandi

    awesome thanks derek!!!

  • Shauna Mork

    Congrats!!! LOL…

  • Doug

    Oh puddles, this is exciting.

  • Marcus Vinicius Andreo Gabilhe

    Did someone said swag? <3

  • Rocco

    Congratulations on the 1 million!

  • Chris V

    Thanks for contributing so much to the Android community and giving great advice on how to make Google+ a successful personal experience!

  • coreyjm

    Awesome milestone Derek.. congrats again! And great read on the road to 1 mil also!

  • Errn Dalton

    Goober Plus ftw!

  • Lucius N.


  • Nick Schiwy

    Congrats, Derek! Don’t let all of those follows get to your head, now ;)

  • Brandon King


    Thanks for being such an awesome contributor to my Google+ experience and the Android community.

    Keep up the great work!

  • cabadie

    Congrats Derek! I’ll never forget your support during the trial days :)

  • Joe

    Fingers crossed! And congrats man you earned it!

  • Wes

    I do enjoy your posts and comments Derek, keep it up!

  • Raffi

    Almost a million, that is pretty insane. Thanks for doing a raffle!

  • Keith Achorn

    Congratulations, Derek! It’s been great getting to know you over the past year. Looking forward to many more milestones!

  • Andy V

    thanks Derek!

  • Benjamin Richardson

    Thank you for being such an amazing part of the android community!

  • Keyan X

    Where should I leave the blog comment?

    • Derek Ross

      here ;P

  • Matthew Cheung

    Congrats on 1 million!

  • Pablo Pascal

    Congrats, Derek. Always enjoy reading your posts!

  • Shawn McFadden

    Totally sounds awesome.

  • Brandon


  • T.W. Cook

    Congrats – I enjoy reading your posts!

  • vicw

    Congrats on the 1 mil!

  • Kenneth Andrews

    Awesome Androidy contest by an awesome Androidy guy! It’s been great to be here since the beginning with you and see you grow into this powerhouse that you have become! I know from reading your post it isn’t always fun, but glad to hear it is still mostly fun!

  • Ben

    nice job

  • Jon

    Too cool man.

  • pradeepbheron

    I want to win!!!

  • Ross Turner

    Wow Derek, I had no idea you had gotten so many circles. Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment :]

  • Sambit Biswas

    Awesome! And congratulations! :D

  • Vid


  • Jaron Swab

    You’re the man!

  • bruce bivins


  • boardindude

    Congrats on a million Derek! I really enjoy your insight!

  • Ken G

    Congrats on 1 mil followers

  • Anthony Giacomini

    This is a great story! Glad i had a chance to read it!

  • garbagedick

    i like android swag!

  • Helnes

    Congrats! Great giveaway

  • Sivan Rehan

    You’re the best!

  • Phani


  • Jeremy Baker

    1 million doll—- oh! “FOLLOWERS”.

  • Kayvon Khaledi

    Very cool….thanks for doing something for us “little” guys :)

  • Jeremiah Cather

    Congrats Derek on your followers, that is a heck of an accomplishment.

  • Sinderella Storm

    Congrats on 1 mil! That’s amazing!

  • Praneeth Kancherla

    Congrats Derek :-)

  • Sean Greenwood

    Congrats Derek you are doing awesome work.

  • Joe Baker

    Congrats on 1million, very impressive.

  • Matt Horton


  • Samantha Mclean

    Congrats…and I thought 1000 was pretty cool!! lol

  • Beto Corella

    Congratulations derek! i just passed 2000! hahaha thats pretty awesome! well i do have you in my circles yet i have the feature where people can see how many people i have circled blocked. I am following and heres a screenshot from my chromebook running ubuntu

  • alex morgan

    Congrats Derek :)