Meetings


Oct 19 2011 Meeting - MapReduce on App Engine

posted Oct 7, 2011, 3:24 PM by Peter Lieberwirth   [ updated Oct 8, 2011, 5:59 AM ]

Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 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:

Oct 2011 Registration - MapReduce on App Engine




April 20th Meeting - Google Apps Scripting

posted Mar 28, 2011, 4:49 PM by Peter Lieberwirth   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 5:54 PM ]

On April 20th  Saura Gupta, a Google developer advocate in Google's New York City office, will give a presentation on Google Apps Scripting.   The presentation will be held at Google's offices here in Cambridge Massachusetts at 6:30PM.

Google's offices are in Kendall Sq at 5 Cambridge Center.

Please register if you plan to attend.   Registration is required to gain access to the facility.  

Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services. Apps Script provides simple to use APIs for integrating various Google and non-Google services (e.g. Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Twitter etc.). Apps Script does not require any compilation and deployment. With a simple browser based editor, you can start writing and executing scripts.

With Google Apps Script you can:
  • Automate repetitive business processes. (e.g. expense approvals, time-sheet tracking, ticket management, order fulfillment, and much more)
  • Link Google products with third party services (e.g. send custom emails and a calendar invitation to a list from a spreadsheet)
  • Build UI applications in Google Sites and Google Spreadsheets.
  • Enhance spreadsheet functionality by creating custom spreadsheet functions.
  • Automate tasks that are time or event driven. (e.g. run a nightly pending sales orders)

Saurabh is part of Google's Apps & Cloud Developer Relation team whose mission is to "Make Google Apps & Cloud platform the cloud ecosystem of choice for the global Developer Community". Saurabh works with the extremely talented Google Apps Script team to help developers and partners adopt Apps Script. Outside of work, he is an avid newshound and plays racquetball. He takes keen interest in startups and entrepreneurs. In spare time, he conducts experiments to come up with tools that assist in better software architecture practices in enterprises.

February Presentation; Google Maps API and Fusion Tables

posted Feb 13, 2011, 12:54 PM by Peter Lieberwirth   [ updated Mar 9, 2011, 7:23 AM by Mark Renouf ]

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
    system.

    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.

    Mano Marks
    Geo Developer Advocate
    http://twitter.com/ManoMarks


Google Chrome Hackathon - February 19th, 2011

posted Jan 2, 2011, 3:00 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 7:02 PM ]

Come join us as we talk about how to build Google Chrome Apps and Extensions 

Please fill out the registration form if you plan on attending.

In the morning, we'll cover APIs for building Chrome extensions and apps. After lunch we'll have an extended hacking session with Googlers on hand to answer all your questions. At the end of the day we'll have some special prizes for the coolest applications developed that day.

We will also have a group focused on building your own Chromium OS and related development. 

UPDATE!
Please see our suggested pre-requisites for Chrome Hacking.

Our official hashtag for the event is #chromegtug.

Hackathon Agenda

10:00 - 10:30Registration
10:30 - 12:00API Talks
12:00 - 1:00Brainstorming lunch (lunch provided courtesy of General Catalyst)
1:00 - 5:00Hacking
5:00 - 6:00Demos


Our Sponsors


  

This event will be hosted by HubSpot located at:

25 First Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141

Parking is available for about $2/hour in a garage (enter on Spring St.), one block from the office.

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.

November 2010 Mass GTUG Meeting

posted Nov 7, 2010, 3:40 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 7, 2010, 4:33 AM ]


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.


Please register so we can have some idea how many people to expect.

 



Mass GTUG October 2010 Meeting (October 6th, 2010 6:30 pm)

posted Sep 24, 2010, 6:54 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 24, 2010, 9:54 AM ]


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.


Registration is not mandatory, but we would appreciate if you could fill the form below so we can have some idea how many people to expect.

 



Google Buzz Hackathon (Saturday, August 7th 10am - 6pm)

posted Jul 2, 2010, 6:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 3, 2010, 7:25 AM ]


Please register for the event if you plan on attending so we can know how many people to expect.


First 50 attendees will get cool t-shirts.

Nexus One phones
for the best demos at the end of the day!



Come join us as we talk about how you can build on Google Buzz.  In the morning, we'll cover several open standards (including Activity Streams, OAuth, PubSubHubbub, and Salmon) and go in depth with the Google Buzz API and libraries.
After lunch we'll have an extended hacking session with Googlers on hand to answer all your questions. At the end of the day we'll have some special prizes for the coolest applications developed that day.

About Google Buzz:

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting.

Google Buzz API provides developers with a powerful set of API endpoints for searching, reading, and updating post content and metadata. This allows desktop, mobile, and web application developers to integrate with Buzz, and gives the user control of their own data so that they can freely share it with other sites and services as they see fit.



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.


 10:00 - 10:30Registration
 10:30 - 12:00Intro talks: The Buzz API and You
 12:00 - 1:00
Networking/brainstorming lunch (provided by Google)
 1:00 - 5:00 Hacking, with talks/codelabs as necessary
 5:00 - 5:30Demos, Giveaways
 5:30 - 6:00Cleanup and Shutdown



Google Apps Marketplace (April 22nd, 2010 6-8pm)

posted Apr 3, 2010, 7:55 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 5, 2010, 8:09 AM ]

Our next GTUG meeting is devoted to Google Apps Marketplace. We will have a guest speaker Don Dodge who is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd at 6 pm. This event will be held in Google Cambridge Office (5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA) 


Meeting and Speaker Details

Google Apps Marketplace:

The Google Apps Marketplace offers products and services designed for Google users, including installable apps that integrate directly with Google Apps. Installable apps are easy to use because they include single sign-on, Google's universal navigation, and some even include features that integrate with your domain's data.

Don Dodge:

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.

Don Dodge is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google Don was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. Don is also a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks.

For more information please visit Don's blog.


Registration




Android Development - Developer Perspective (March 11th, 2010 6-8 pm)

posted Feb 8, 2010, 1:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2010, 6:58 AM ]

Luke Hutchinson and Greg Milette who are both Android developers will provide the API overview and share their experience in mobile development.


The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 11th at 6 pm.
This event will be in Google Cambridge Office (conference room "Beacon Hill" on the 3rd floor).


Meeting and Speaker Details

Luke Hutchison
-- 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

Luke's background:

-- 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

Greg Milette

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's background:

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.


Registration



Google I/O 2010 Conference and I/O Bootcamp

posted Jan 11, 2010, 12:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 5, 2010, 6:32 AM ]

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.







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