• Building a Safer Driver Experience with Waze

    ***This event is at full capacity. You can sign up for the waitlist at https://goo.gl/forms/C9WIeKuyrQ6lh2kE3 to attend this event. Registering through Meetup does not guarantee admission.*** With Google's mission in mind — to make the world's information universally accessible and useful — Waze has been helping millions of users get to where they want to go. Now, we're exploring how to integrate this application into all that you do. With iOS 12, Apple is opening up their in-car system, CarPlay, to third-party navigation applications. Waze is on track to be one of the first navigation applications available on CarPlay when iOS 12 launches this Fall. Join us to learn about the process and challenges of developing Waze for the CarPlay system, while ensuring an engaging and safe hands-free experience. Waze Team Presenters: Jon Sharkey Jon is an an engineering lead at Waze, working on Platforms. In this role, Jon works on partnerships with other apps and car platforms, such as Android Auto and CarPlay. Jon joined Google in the Waterloo, Canada office and later spent five years in the Bay Area before relocating to New York. Prior to Google, Jon worked at Facebook, Reddit, and in mobile gaming in Toronto. He is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada where he received a BSc in Computer Science from Saint Mary's University. Eytan Biala Eytan is an engineer on the Waze Platforms and Frameworks team in New York. Previously, he worked on features to help users explore and discover the places around them in Search, Google Maps, and Zagat. _________________________________ Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Welcome, Tech Talk, Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Goodnight Please note the venue entrance is on 10th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. There are several train lines nearby, including the A,C,E and L trains on 14th Street and 8th Avenue. Security requires you to show a form of identification at the time of check-in. ***This event is at full capacity. You can sign up for the waitlist at https://goo.gl/forms/C9WIeKuyrQ6lh2kE3 to attend this event. Registering through Meetup does not guarantee admission.*** 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). See you there!

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  • Jamboard: The Future of Collaboration at Google and the Enterprise

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 15th Street Entrance)

    Registration on meetup.com for this event will open on Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Googlers spend millions of hours every year in meetings. Google CorpEng seeks to "empower Googlers with world-leading technology", and even a small improvement to the productivity of meetings results in big wins. When a team at G Suite first proposed Jamboard (https://gsuite.google.com/jamboard/), a new collaborative digital whiteboard, there was an obvious overlap of the value this could bring to Google as well as the rest of the world's enterprises. We'll share the Jamboard story, the problems it solves, and how CorpEng helped develop, test, innovate, and incubate the future of collaboration with the Jamboard (https://gsuite.google.com/jamboard/) team. Jamboard Team Presenters: TJ Varghese TJ is a Senior Product Manager and also the co-founder of Jamboard. Started as a hackathon project in 2013, Jamboard evolved into a 20 percent project. Prior to Jamboard, he was product manager for Google Drive & Docs on Mobile. Before joining Google, TJ ran product management at a mobile app company called Quickoffice. TJ is passionate about product design and development. Lucy Bourne Lucy is the Jamboard Program Manager and oversees the Early Adopter Program and planning for the upcoming general availability of Jamboard. She has a background in customer experience and analytics and is passionate about incorporating end user feedback into the product development lifecycle. As a native Australian, she loves to travel and is a keen scuba diver. Nick Miceli Nick is the TL on the CorpEng side of Jamboard, and has seen the project grow from its infancy to launch. Before Jamboard, his Google career started working on API client libraries. A lifetime New Yorker, Nick teaches the occasional class at NYU SPS, is passionate about theater, music, and gaming, and is definitely not an extraterrestrial being, he swears. Eva Bacon Eva is the Program Manager for Jamboard Deployments at Google. Before joining CorpEng, she worked on Google Maps. In her previous career she was an international literary scout and is still an avid reader and occasional translator. She grew up in Germany, where she attended the Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich and received a Master’s Degree in Literature and Intercultural Communication. 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). Open captions will be available at the event. _________________________________ The agenda for this event is: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Welcome, Talks, Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Goodnight *Event check-in on April 11 will close at 6:45 p.m. -- no guests will be admitted after that time.* Please note the venue entrance is on the 8th Avenue side of the building, and you need to enter at the 8th Ave / 15 St corner. The A,C,E and L trains stop on the 8th Avenue side. Your RSVP name will be provided to building security in advance - so you must register with your legal name (first/last) for admittance. Security also requires you to show a form of identification at the time of check-in. Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have. Look for people wearing "Google" t-shirts. If you require special accommodations, please let us (the organizers) know. See you there!

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  • Building Software at Google Scale: Bazel

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 15th Street Entrance)

    Registration on meetup.com for this event will open on Wednesday, November 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Google has more than 2 billion lines of code distributed over more than 9 million source files. This talk will be a deep technical dive into how Google designed a build system to handle that kind of scale. Bazel (https://bazel.build/) is Google's platform independent open source build tool, now publicly available in Beta. Bazel has built-in support for both client and server software, including client applications for both Android and iOS platforms. It also provides an extensible framework that you can use to develop your own build rules. Bazel Team Presenters: Ulf Adams Ulf has spent the last 7.5 years at Google, where he's worked on the build system, and now holds the title of technical lead and manager for a group of sixteen software engineers in this area. The build system itself was open sourced earlier in 2015 at http://bazel.build (http://bazel.io/). Ulf doesn't just juggle multiple project priorities, he also juggles up to 5 balls (and up to 11 clubs with two partners), and does full contact sword fighting (with foam swords). He studied Computer Science at the University of Rostock before going to Stanford University, where he finished with a MS in Computer Science. He pursued a PhD at the University of Rostock for a few years before joining Google. David Stanke David is a product manager in Google Cloud, focused on enhancing developer productivity through build and test tools including Bazel. Prior to joining Google in 2014, he was on the engineering side, as CTO for TheaterMania.com, a provider of web content and e-commerce services to the performing arts industry. He keeps one foot in each world as a member of both the NYC CTO club and the NYC Product Managers club. David holds degrees from Brown and Columbia, and is an amateur carpenter and father. Helen Altsuhler Helen is a senior engineering leader in Google Cloud, responsible for managing a multi-year transformational program for scalable developer build and test tools, including Open Source platform Bazel.build. Prior to Google, Helen was the CTO at the fintech startup PeerIQ, where she built data and engineering teams. During her time there, she also created a cloud based analytics platform for peer to peer lending and sold it to key institutional clients. She started her career as a software engineer at JP Morgan, after obtaining a CS degree at Pace University. She grew into technical leadership and Executive Director roles, responsible for technology delivery in Credit Risk, Big Data and Analytics. Helen is passionate about talent development and is a frequent hackathon mentor/judge, women in tech guest speaker, and Girls Who Code facilitator. 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). Open captions will be available at the event. _________________________________ The agenda for this event is: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Welcome, Talks, Q&A 7:15 - 8:00 pm: Networking and Goodnight *Event check-in on Dec 5 will close at 6:45 p.m. -- no guests will be admitted after that time.* Please note the venue entrance is on the 8th Avenue side of the building, and you should enter at the 8th Ave / 15 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 legal 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. See you there!

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  • Sidewalk Labs: Reimagining the City as a Digital Platform

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    We anticipate the event will be extremely full with those already registered. If you're on the wait list, you can try to see if there's space at 6:30pm. Wait listed guests will need to remain outside the building while registered guests check-in. Since humans first settled in cities thousands of years ago, technology has repeatedly revolutionized the way we live. Just in the last 200 years, steam, electricity and the automobile have radically changed the daily lives of city residents. We are now poised for a revolution based on digital technology that can improve quality of life and make cities more human-focused, while using scarce resources more efficiently. Sidewalk Labs (http://www.sidewalklabs.com/) will discuss the opportunities and challenges that they are taking on as they start up right here in New York City. Sidewalk Labs Presenters: Anand Babu Anand is Chief Operating Officer for Sidewalk Labs. He previously led efforts in Google's Special Projects team focused on cities and transportation and led product incubation within Google’s Machine Intelligence team. Anand is originally from Peoria, Illinois and earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MBA and M.S. in Engineering Management from Northwestern University / Kellogg School of Management. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City, where he’s nurturing his kids’ interests in garbage trucks, trains, and maps. Craig Nevill-Manning Craig is Chief Technology Officer of Sidewalk Labs, leading the engineering team – which focuses on developing new urban technologies – and working with portfolio companies to develop their engineering teams and technology. Before joining Sidewalk Labs, he founded Google's first remote engineering center, located in New York City. As a Director at Google New York, Craig worked on a broad array of impactful products. A native of New Zealand, he earned a BSc in Computer Science from Canterbury University and a PhD in Computer Science from Waikato University. Passionate about great coffee, he co-founded Happy Bones café in Little Italy with his wife Kirsten and partners from New Zealand. 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). Open captions will be available at the event. Captions will also be live streamed to smartphones and web-enabled devices to follow along at the event. _________________________________ The agenda for this event is: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Welcome, Talks, Q&A 7:15 - 8:00 pm: Networking and Goodnight 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. See you there!

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  • Protecting Free Speech Online -- Initiatives from Google Ideas

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    *Registration will open on Friday, June 26 at 1:00 PM ET* As long as people have expressed ideas, others have tried to silence them. Today one out of every three people lives in a society that is severely censored. Online barriers can include everything from filters that block content to targeted attacks designed to take down websites. For many people, these obstacles are more than an inconvenience—they represent full-scale repression. Engineers from Google Ideas will present the way technology is being used to enable free expression online, and protect every voice in the digital debate. Google Presenters: Yasmin Green Yasmin Green is the Head of Strategy and Operations for Google Ideas. She also oversees the team’s work on counter-radicalization and fragile states. At Google, Yasmin has assumed roles as Head of Sales Strategy and Operations for Southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Operations Manager, and prior to joining Google, she consulted for Booz Allen Hamilton across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Yasmin has extensive experience leading and project managing in some of the world’s toughest environments. She has spent time in Iran, Syria and Nigeria, where she has worked cross-functionally in sectors ranging from oil and gas to the Internet. She recently led a multi-partner coalition to launch Against Violent Extremism, the world's first online network of former violent extremists and survivors of terrorism. Yasmin is a Senior Advisor on Innovation to Oxford Analytica and Co-Chair of the European Commission's’ Working Group on Online Radicalization. Salome Vakhtangadze Salome is a Software Engineer. She joined Google Ideas after having worked on Google's Search Infrastructure team for 3 years. She currently works on uProxy, and is passionate about human rights. Baris Yuksel Baris Yuksel is a tech lead and software engineering manager. He is currently leading projects at Google Ideas, a think/do tank that explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability and repression. Google Ideas was founded on the principle that the next five billion to come online will face far greater human challenges than the first two billion. Baris has been focusing on designing and developing next generation features and technologies, trying to create magic moments not for few but for all. In the past, Baris worked on Google Search with Craig Nevill-Manning, founder of Google New York. Together they worked on features bridging the gap between Search and Google Now. Baris has been a volunteer with ScriptEd teaching high school students with an experimental curriculum, which he has been developing under the guidance of ScriptEd. He is hopeful that it will contribute to the major teaching effort. Baris graduated from MIT with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, minoring in Economics. 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 - 7:30 pm: Welcome, Talks, Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking and Goodnight 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, June 26 at 1:00 PM ET* See you there!

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  • Material Design for the Mobile Web: More Interactive Experiences in Search

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    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. Google Presenters: Jeremy Silber 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 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 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 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 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!

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  • Testing 123! The Release Process for Google's Chrome for iOS

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    Get a peek into iOS development--from making sure our apps and policies stay in compliance with Appstore development restrictions, to understanding the interesting points of being a large company that occupies the AppStore alongside individual developers. This talk will explore the release process for Chrome for iOS, including an overview of our product development strategy, automated testing frameworks, and manual testing processes. Google Presenters: Ivan Ho Ivan joined Google in 2012 as a Tech Lead / Manager. Ivan currently works on development, test, and release infrastructure for AdWords Front-end in NYC. Prior to joining Google, Ivan was the CTO/VP Engineering for a NJ tech startup (Evident Software). Before that, Ivan worked at Goldman Sachs, Northern Telecom, and Bell Northern Research. Lindsay Pasricha Lindsay has been a Software Test Engineer at Google for the past 8 years, and has worked on projects like Google Web Search, Google Maps, Google Docs and Chrome during her tenure. She was featured in the book “How Google Tests Software,” has launched dozens of Google products, and has led global testing teams. Prior to her Google career, Lindsay was a Software Engineer at AOL. Lindsay received her degree in Computer Science from George Washington University in Washington DC. 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 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro 6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 7:35 - 8:00 pm: 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 the building security in advance - so please do 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, August 15 at 11:00 AM ET. See you there!

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  • Structured Knowledge and Search @ Google

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    The Knowledge Engine organization works to integrate structured knowledge into Google’s Search features, results and applications. Search is at the core of Google, and this tech talk will showcase several Knowledge Graph user interfaces and experiences. We'll go through a series of short presentations on how Google uses Knowledge Graph data to inform its users and answer their questions simply, beautifully and intuitively. Short presentations will include: • Knowledge Panel Statistics and Entity and Fact Comparisons - In the future, structured data from the Knowledge Graph will help users with increasingly complex information needs and operations. This talk will discuss comparisons in search, a set of features that heads in this direction by allowing users to compare entities, contextualize information, and make decisions. • Finance - This talk will cover improvements to finance-related features in Search, including a recent redesign of the finance answer card UI. • Structured Data from Web Results - The Knowledge Graph is only one of the sources of Structured Data Google Search relies on. In this talk, we'll discuss how structured markup data provided by webmasters and website owners is also used to enrich existing and new Search features focusing on the Music Events use case and a few other examples. • Question Answering - Google answers all sorts of questions directly, such as [33rd president] or [how many calories are in a glass of red wine]. We'll talk about how these questions can be answered from the Knowledge Graph, and what the challenges involved are. Google Presenters: 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. Jonathan Wald is a Product Manager working on incorporating structured knowledge into Google Search features. Jonathan is a graduate of Google's Associate Product Manager program and, after first joining Google as a Software Engineering Intern in 2011, also worked on Google's Admob and Local teams. Robert Martin is a Software Engineer on the Tufte team at Google. Since joining in 2012, he has worked on front-end visualizations for public data (search "gdp france"), march madness search results, comparisons (search "compare coffee and tea"), and finance (search "goog" on mobile/tablet). Robert likes climbing. Flavio Palandri Antonelli has been a Software Engineer at Google since 2011. In that time, he has mostly worked on Google Search Features focusing on front-end development and providing a beautiful, clean, and consistent user experience. He was part of the Kennedy overall Google UI redesign and worked on Search Features affecting results from both the web and the Knowledge Graph. More recently, he has been working on features based on structured data and markup from web results, ranging from movie reviews to music events. 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 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro 6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 7:35 - 8:00 pm: 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 the building security in advance - so please do 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. Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have, look for people who are wearing "Google" t-shirts. Registration will open on Friday, April 25th at 10:00 am. See you there!

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  • Lessons from a Large AngularJS App

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    Join us as we kick off 2014 with our first Google NYC Tech Talk of the year on Tuesday, February 11th, at 5:30 pm. A few of our NYC Googlers will speak about their experience developing a large AngularJS app (DoubleClick Campaign Manager) at Google and give tips and advice on encapsulation and design, testing, and performance optimization. Google Presenters: Rachel Dale, Software Engineer Andres Dominguez, Software Engineer Karl Seamon, Software Engineer We expect space to fill up quickly but you can typically catch the talk once it's posted on 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 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro 6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 7:35 - 8:00 pm: 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 the building security in advance - so please do 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. Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have, look for people who are wearing "Google" t-shirts. Registration will open on Monday, Feb 10th at 9:00 am. See you there!

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  • How Google Backs up the Internet

    Google NYC (8th Ave and 16th Street Entrance)

    Systems like GMail and Picasa keep massive amounts of data in the cloud, all of which has to be constantly backed up to prepare for the inevitable. Typical backup and recovery techniques don't scale, so Google has devised new methods for securing unprecedented volumes of data against every type of failure. There are many unique challenges, both obvious and subtle, in delivering storage systems at this scale; we'll discuss these and their solutions as well as some alternatives that didn't make the grade. Raymond Blum leads a team of Site Reliability Engineers charged with keeping Google's and its users' data safe and durable. Prior to coming to Google he was the IT director for a hedge fund after spending a few lifetimes developing systems at HBO and on Wall Street. In his meager spare time he indulges his interests in robotics and home automation and reads too much science fiction. ___________________ The agenda for this event is: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking 6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro 6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 7:35 - 8:00 pm: 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!) to the 8th Avenue side. The A,C,E trains stop on the 8th Avenue side of the building. The RSVP name will be provided to the building security in advance - so please do 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. Google volunteers will also be present at the event to answer any questions you may have, look for people who are wearing "Google" t-shirts. Registration will open on Thursday, Oct 17th at 2:30 pm. See you there!

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