Thursday, June 24, 2010

Calling all developers! Google DevFest is here!

Google DevFest is a day-long technical workshop for developers to learn how to create awesome applications using Google technology like Maps API, Social APIs & Google App Engine in a very interactive and educational environment. This will be the first Google DevFest in Kuala Lumpur and their 3rd time touring Southeast Asia.

What happens at DevFest?

Google developer advocates and engineers will spend time with developers and cover various topics like:

  • Social APIs like Google Buzz, OpenSocial, iGoogle. 
  • Maps & Geo APIs which focuses on creating geo-based applications. 
  • HTML5 & what's next in the next version of Web standards. 
  • App Engine & what's next from Google's cloud platform

KL DevFest is happening on Friday July 16, 2010 from 8.30am to 6pm.

Thanks to its renown, excellent facilities and its dedication to technology, TPM Auditorium at Technology Park Malaysia will be hosting the 1st Google DevFest in Malaysia.

The Googlers

Photo credit: luisleao

Patrick Chanezon

Patrick Chanezon manages the Client and Cloud Advocacy team at Google, making the web better as a development platform with open web standards, GWT, Google Appengine and a lot of coffee. He has been a Developer Advocate at Google since 2005, building and growing developer ecosystems for OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API.

Daniels Lee

Daniels joined the Developer Relations team at Google over 3 years ago. He dedicated most of his time supporting and building up the community around the Google Gadgets API for iGoogle. After spending over two years on the product, he shifted focus onto supporting the Google Maps APIs.

Timothy Jordan

Timothy is a Developer Advocate at Google working on the social web. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a Theater Arts graduate degree, and an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz.

Bob Aman

Bob works on the Developer Relations team at Google in Mountain View. He loves contributing to open source, open web standards, and generally making the web a friendlier, more useful place for everybody.

How will DevFest benefit developers?

KL DevFest is a great opportunity to learn more about Google technology and developer products. Developers, technology professionals and enthusiasts will be able to learn practical tips and best practices face to face with Google developer advocates & engineers. Participants will be able to meet experts in the industry and make relationships with other like-minded folks. They will see what technology companies like Google and other developers are currently doing in the industry.

Where can I sign up?

Registration is FREE and seats are limited to about 400 people. Developers, let's fill the auditorium and show Google some love & the might of Malaysian developers. Book your seats now!

Are you coming? Yes, I'm coming for KL Google DevFest 2010!

This event is jointly organized by the awesome people from Google Developer Relations & GTUG Kuala Lumpur team. Email for more details.