With the latest version of Android (Lollipop), we’ve added rich animations and new interactive experiences to Google Search on mobile. Googlers from the Search and Geo teams will present new product features and explain the methods they've learned for building complex applications that run on stock mobile web browsers with smooth 60fps animations. Afterward, we'll have hands-on demonstrations and informal Q&A so you can check out features yourself. In keeping with the features presented, this meetup will be more interactive than past events.
Jeremy Silber is the engineering lead for Knowledge Graph UI in Search. He’s been working at Google since 2005, and has also worked on web result UIs, sitelinks, snippets, and other features to get users to the right answers and web sites faster.
Michael Dezube is a Software Engineer on the Knowledge Graph visualization team at Google. Since joining, Mike has worked on developing new search features and analyzing their usage. Recently Mike gave a presentation on the effect of large national and international events on the number of fact based queries (search "brad pitt age" or "metlife stadium capacity").
Benjamin Schroeder is an engineer in Search. He works on user interfaces that help people explore the Knowledge Graph in a fluid and easy way, and technology to help Google’s engineers produce delightful, responsive, and animated interfaces on the web. He recently led the development of a new way to find TV and movies on Search, and before that worked on other exploration UIs including music lists (“devo songs”) and the knowledge carousel (“waterfalls in iceland”).
Harvey Jones is a tech lead on the Local Search UI team. He works on features that help users explore and discover the places around them. Previously, he worked on sitelinks and web result UIs.
Robert Martin is a software engineer at Google who works on visualizing data in search. Most recently he has been implementing a finance feature that helps users discover new stocks. Previously, he worked on a feature to graph population data, as well as another to show march madness tournament results. Last week, Robert made his first jar of jam (raspberry).
We expect space to fill up quickly. You can typically catch talks once posted to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD8A7B6D66DDD297).
The agenda for this event is:
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking
6:30 - 7:15 pm: Welcome & Short Talks
7:15 - 8:00 pm: Demos, Mingling, Informal Q&A
Please note the venue entrance is on the 8th Avenue side of the building, and you should enter at the 8th Ave / 16 St corner. If you mistakenly go to the 9th Avenue entrance, building security will ask you to walk around the building (on the outside!) The A,C,E trains stop on the 8th Avenue side.
The RSVP name will be provided to building security in advance - so please register with your real name (first/last) as this will significantly speed up registration. Security requires you to show a form of identification at the time of check-in. If you require special accommodations, please let us (the organizers) know.
Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have. Look for people wearing "Google" t-shirts.
Registration will open on Friday, December 5 at 1:00 PM ET.
See you there!