Seminar: The Art & Technology Behind Google Doodles

  • August 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Let's go to a FREE seminar about Google Doodles!  Why?  Well, why not??

Registration is required.

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Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.
In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Two years later, in 2000, Larry and Sergey asked an intern to produce a doodle for Bastille Day which was so well received by users that a chief doodler was appointed, and doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage.

Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the US and internationally. Creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illustrators (called doodlers) and engineers. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world.

Tonight we will meet members of the doodle team and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. They will discuss how technology's evolution has enabled them to create more beautiful and highly interactive doodles, and the challenge that brings to the technical members of the team. We will also find out about possible risks and rewards involved when one's "canvas" is viewed by millions worldwide.

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NOTES AND LINKS

-Seminar registration link.  Registration is required.

-Parking is free

-Registration is free for both members and non-members

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  • Miriam

    I enjoyed the seminar. It was both informative and entertaining.

    August 9, 2012

  • Rachel C.

    I loved it!

    August 9, 2012

  • Chuck B.

    Inspiring to see how google does the doodle. And of course having other geek club members there to chat with makes it all the better.

    August 9, 2012

  • Dan R.

    Made it here but it is packed so I am in the back left. Probably see you guys after!

    August 8, 2012

  • Miriam

    I'll meet at the museum front.

    August 8, 2012

  • Mark A.

    I'll be camped at the Starbucks, drawing and surfing, a few hours before the event.

    August 8, 2012

    • Mark A.

      Coolio, I'll be wearing my black Mogwai shirt. :)

      August 8, 2012

    • Rachel C.

      I'm here, sitting inside in the corner.

      August 8, 2012

  • ReX A.

    @May Ang; I would like your spot please :-D

    August 8, 2012

  • May A.

    Forgot I had another thing I signed up for. So if anyone would like me to forward my RVSP can message me or just give my name since that's usually all they ask for at these types of events unless they're better about it here.

    August 8, 2012

  • Adam

    I'm not going to be able to make it, but do have a valid registration.. I don't know if it can be transferred, but if you are male, I'm sure you can pass as me and I'll send you the confirmation e-mail I got from them. Send me a message and the frirst response I get will get my confirmation.

    August 8, 2012

    • Rupa

      Adam, please let me know by 3p today so I can plan on getting out of work.

      August 8, 2012

    • Adam

      i sent you a personal mail using the meetup interface.

      August 8, 2012

  • Roy Y.

    Doh. I didn't read the "Notes & Links". It's sold out.... :-(

    August 8, 2012

  • Miriam

    Are we meeting up before the event starts?

    August 8, 2012

  • Kathryn H.

    I really, really wish I could go. Unfortunately, I'm co-hosting an event for the SF Etsy team that we scheduled a month ago.

    August 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So bummed that it's sold out! It sounds like it would have been amazing to join in on this.

    August 7, 2012

  • Rupa

    It's sold out :(. Would have loved to attend. Anyone not going, please ping me.

    August 7, 2012

  • Matt

    Yeah it didn't ask for hardly any info.

    August 6, 2012

  • Rachel C.

    Is anyone having trouble registering? Do you have to create an account with the museum to register?

    August 5, 2012

    • Rachel C.

      OK, I got it to work this time. Thanks!

      1 · August 6, 2012

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