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Here's a chance for developers to meet and learn from Google staff at its Sydney office. Places at the event are sure to go quicker than hotcakes, so get in quickly.
First dibs on the invitation are as follows:
Google announced today that on May 31st, Google offices in ten countries will host "Google Developer Day", an event featuring workshops, keynotes and breakout discussions on Google's APIs and developer tools.
Focusing on the theme "Building Blocks for Better Web Applications," the event will explore innovative uses of Google developer products to create and enhance applications and integrate with Google services.
Google are calling it an opportunity for developers to connect with one another, learn the latest techniques and have their questions answered by Google's developer product teams. It will also allow Google to gather feedback from developers and find ways to improve their developer offerings.
Google engineers and product experts at each location will lead sessions in topic areas such as, "Developing with Geo: Google Maps, Google Earth and SketchUp," "Tools for Better Web Development: The Google Web Toolkit, Open Source and Other Developer Initiatives" and "Mashups and More: AJAX, Google Gadgets and the Google Data APIs."
To reach developers everywhere, Google will offer live streaming webcasts from its Mountain View office and provide a YouTube channel with videos of Google Developer Day sessions around the world.
The confirmed presenter for Sydney is Lars Rasmussen, Google Maps senior engineer.
For registration and additional information, see the Google Developer Day website and Sydney specific details.
Other locations that Developer Day will be held at are: Beijing, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and of course at Google HQ in Mountain View.
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