Date: Wednesday, October 19thTime: 6:30 PM
Location: Google's offices in Kendall Sq Cambridge.
J Singh, President Early Stage IT and Adjunct Professor at WPI, will present a lead a discussion about MapReduce on App Engine. This session will be reasonably technical.
If you plan to attend, please register below:
Presentation: Google Maps API and Fusion Tables, by Mano Marks, Google Geo Developer Advocate
Please join us for Mano's presentation at the Google office in Cambridge Massachusetts Monday Feb 28th, 6:30PM.
Google's offices are in Kendall Sq at 5 Cambridge Center. Pizza will be available.
Registration is required. The building containing the Google offices in Cambridge is secured, and only
people who have previously registered will be admitted by security.
Google Maps API and Fusion Tables
Description: The Google Maps API is the most used mapping API in the
world, currently on over 350 thousand websites around the world.
Google Fusion Tables is a modern data management web application
making it easy to host, manage, collaborate on, visualize, and publish
data tables online. Together, they make a powerful mapping platform,
allowing people to easily upload data, and publish it on a map. This
talk will introduce Google Fusion Tables and show how to use it with
the Google Maps API so you can quickly build a spatial data management
Bio: Mano has been on Google’s Developer Relations team for the last
four years, and is the lead Developer Advocate for Google’s Geo APIs.
He has travelled the world helping individuals, corporations,
governments and aid organizations use Google’s mapping technologies to
communicate their message to the world. Before Google, Mano had an
eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters
in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager
in NGOs for over a decade.
Geo Developer Advocate
This event will be hosted by HubSpot located at:
25 First Street, 2nd Floor
The closest public transportation is the Green Line MBTA Lechmere Stop, which is 2 blocks from the office. The Red Line Kendall Stop is about a 10-15 minute walk.
Join us for the next Mass GTUG Meeting
November 17th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
We are meeting at The Burren near Davis Square and hosting open format discussion around Google (and other) technologies. If you want to share something with other techies or simply join us for a pint of beer and socializing, come and have good time.
Join us for the next Mass GTUG meeting October 6th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
This time we are planning on meeting at Cambridge Brewing Company a few blocks from Kendall Square and hosting open format discussion around Google technologies. If you want to share something with other techies or simply join us for a pint of beer and socializing, come and have good time.
Meeting Details and Agenda
The hackathon is
scheduled for Saturday, August 7th
at 10 am. This event will be held in Google
Cambridge Office (5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA). We expect Timothy Jordan, Will Norris and Bob Aman from Developer Relations team to attend the hackathon.
Meeting and Speaker Details
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Don has been in the software business for more than 25 years. He started his software career with Digital Equipment, aka DEC, in the database group. He was part of the leadership team of five software start-ups. Forte Software was the first multiplatform object oriented development environment. AltaVista was the first search engine on the web. Napster was the first P2P file sharing network. Bowstreet was the first web services development environment. Groove Networks was the first secure P2P collaboration platform.
For more information please visit Don's blog.
Meeting and Speaker Details
-- Anatomy of an Android App -- how to get started programming for
Android, how to find your way around an Android project in Eclipse
(what each file in a project is for), live debugging in Eclipse
-- Multi-touch on Android -- multi-touch capabilities of current
Android devices, limitations, "the multi-touch conspiracy"
-- OLED screen technology on the Nexus One
-- General Android Q&A
-- current PhD student in Computer Science at MIT CSAIL, former Google intern
-- Android hacker, got multi-touch scaling working in the browser on the G1
-- have developed about five sizeable Android apps
I'll cover UI layouts, Database, using the files and R.* stuff, the speech recognition and text to speech API, and other things that I can think of.
Some areas of the Android APIs are amazingly easy and will make you smile, some areas are depressingly quirky and will steal away whole afternoons of time. During my talk, you will learn how to use some these APIs so that you can more quickly create your first app. Along the way, I'll tell a sad, yet hopeful programming story.
Greg Milette has been a software engineer in the defense industry for 7 years. One day, he acquired a G1 Android phone. One hour later, he created "hello world." 3 months later, he entered an app into the Google's Developer Challenge and placed 19th in the Lifestyle app category.
Google I/O 2010 Conference is scheduled for May 19-20th, 2010 in San Francisco, CA.
The registration is open as of 01/12/2010.
I/O Bootcamp is only open to registered I/O attendees. There are no costs to register, but sign up soon, as space is limited.
If you plan on attending the conference and would like to participate in GTUG specific events, please join the GTUG discussion group.