addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

GTUG Campout: Frequently Asked Questions

Announcement | Camp Site | Schedule | Volunteers | FAQ

  • What is the event schedule?
    See the detailed schedule for the weekend. Campout will begin with registration on Friday evening at 6pm. Campers can truly camp either indoors or outdoors on campus both Friday and Saturday evenings. However, camping is optional. Demos will start before dinner at 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

  • Must my team develop a Google Wave Extension?
    No. You are welcome to develop an Android, OpenSocial, etc... application over the weekend. The emphasis is on Google developer platforms, and Wave is just the newest platform to play with. Because Wave is so new, members of the Wave team may be around during parts of the event to answer questions and help people out. It's a great opportunity to play with this new technology that most people don't have access to yet!

1400 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA 94043
(NOT the usual GTUG meeting place)
* the marker is the entrance to the lobby where registration is


* You can get to the closest parking lot by going north on Shoreline and turning right at Bill Graham Parkway.


* Reg will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday in the lobby of 1400 Crittenden.
* You'll receive a printed out guest nametag, but we won't be providing lanyards or badge holders. Feel free to be green and bring one from a past event to attach your nametag to. Or bring more for others!
* Note that everyone from the waitlist has been accepted as a 3 day attendee to the event.
* It's a good ideal to bring the printed out confirmation from Eventbrite just in case.

Other important times and dates:

This is an important night to attend to hear the pitches and form into teams
5:30pm Registration begins
6:00pm Welcome and kick-off talk
7:15pm Pitches for application ideas begin

4:00pm Demos begin

Doors will be open throughout the weekend, 24 hours.

Most of the time will be working time, with no formal talks. Impromptu breakout sessions may occur throughout the event.

Full schedule of the event including mealtimes -


* Dinner will be provided on Friday
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided Saturday & Sunday
* There will be some snacks throughout, along with coffee and tea


* Feel free to bring tents and outdoor sleeping equipment, as the grassy lawn area around the buildings will be open for tents
* If you'd like to catch some sleep indoors, there are a few quiet 'crash rooms' that have couches and some beanbags. It's a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow though.
* There will be showers available


* The 'GoogleGuest' WiFi network will be available
* No wired connections will be available

What to Bring:

* Your laptop
* Your power supply
* Any overnight toiletries or equipment you need if you plan on staying the night
* An awesome idea for an application

How to Prepare:

* Attendees are encouraged to focus on App Engine and/or Google Wave for the event. If you've never worked with either technology, it's a good idea to read over some of the documentations and samples before the event.

Wave Accounts:

* Attendees who specified they didn't have Wave accounts will be receiving Wave accounts. It's not possible to add more people at this time.


* The winning demo will be chosen by the audience on Sunday night
* There will be an assortment of prizes including: Google I/O '10 passes, G1 devphones, lunch with members of the App Engine/Android/or Wave teams, and other Google swag.
* The best demos will also be featured on the Google Code Blog.

Backchannel:, #gtugcampout

Twitter, #gtugcampout

photos/videos, gtugcampout


If you would like to volunteer please add your name to:

If you get lost, or otherwise need to contact someone, here's Kevin/Van's contact info:

Kevin Nilson 314-809-6363
Van Riper 408-693-5615

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
LabLance February 21, 2015 6:20 PM LabLance
Events around Google IO May 19, 2015 4:31 PM former member
GTUG Campout: Schedule August 22, 2009 11:54 AM Van R.
GTUG Campout: Volunteers August 22, 2009 11:54 AM Van R.
GTUG Campout: Frequently Asked Questions August 22, 2009 11:55 AM Van R.
GTUG Campout: Silicon Valley August 22, 2009 11:53 AM Van R.
Lightning Talks at GTUG Party on May 26th, 2009 May 26, 2009 7:48 PM former member
Google Technology Apprentice Program (GTAP) September 2, 2009 10:50 PM former member
About Google Developer Group Silicon Valley April 5, 2014 7:34 PM Peter

Our Sponsors

  • Google

    Google provides the venue and the refreshments for our meetings.

  • O'Reilly

    20% for passes to O'Reilly conferences. 50% off most ebooks/videos

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy