Recent Event Highlights: Google I/O 2010 - GWT + HTML5 can do what?!, Google I/O 2009 - Best Practices for Architecting GWT App, Google Internet Summit 2009: Wireless and Sensor Technology, Google Internet Summit 2009: Security Session, and 16 more...
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...buys Slide, makes social network splash By David Goldman , staff writer August 6, 2010: 1:29 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Google announced Friday that it has agreed to purchase social networking app maker Slide for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks...
Alexandra Schwartz is a member of the curatorial department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has written or edited multiple books on art, including two on Ed Ruscha. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has worked closely with Ruscha on several projects over the past several years. Ed Ruscha is one of Los Angeles's best known artists. He was born in Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma but belongs to Los Angeles in a way that few other artists do. Since the 1960s, Ruscha's iconic images of the cityscape and culture of Los Angeles—freeway gas stations, parking lots, palm trees, motels, swimming pools, and billboards—have both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of Hollywood and the city that surrounds it. In Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles, Alexandra Schwartz views Ruscha's groundbreaking early work as a window onto the radically shifting cultural and political landscape in which it was produced. Art scholar, Alexandra Schwartz, joins us to discuss her latest book on Ruscha's fascinating career and, of course, his art.
Nathan Seidle, the CEO of SparkFun Electronics visits Google in Mountain View. SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 by Nathan Seidle. Its first products were Olimex printed circuit boards. The name 'SparkFun' came about because one of the founders of SparkFun was testing a development board, and sparks flew out; Fun was chosen because the company's self-stated aim is to educate people about electronics. On Jan 7, 2010 SparkFun gave away $100000 worth of merchandise during "SparkFun Free Day", where each customer had a chance to get $100 worth of free items. This popular event lasted 1 hour 44 minutes and 47 seconds.
Information for federal government workers about investing in the Thrift Savings Plan.
Dr. Burton G. Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics at Princeton University, is the author of the widely read investment book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. He has also authored several other books, including the recently published The Elements of Investing. Dr. Malkiel has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He also served as the dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies. Dr. Malkiel is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association, and a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. He continues to serve on several corporate and investment management boards.
Google I/O 2010 - GWT + HTML5 can do what?! GWT 201 Joel Webber, Ray Cromwell, Stefan Haustein How can you take advantage of new HTML5 features in your GWT applications? In this session, we answer that question in the form of demos -- lots and lots of demos. We'll cover examples of how to use Canvas for advanced graphics, CSS3 features, Web Workers, and more within your GWT applications. For all I/O 2010 sessions, please go to code.google.com
Google Tech Talk April 29, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Kathryn Ullrich. Given the market shifts that come from uncertain economc times, what can you do to prepare yourself to take advantage of resulting new opportunities within your current company or elsewhere? How can you make yourself more attractive for promotion where you currently are? In this program, Kathryn Ullrich, the co-founder of PANW (the predecessor to Tech Women), provides strategies for you to take responsibility for your own career development. Drawing on moderating five years of career development panels at Stanford GSB and UCLA Anderson, Kathy will share what's she's learned from hearing women from technology companies such as Adobe, Cisco, eBay, Ericsson, Oracle, and Symantec talk about their experiences in reaching executive (VP and C-level) positions or starting their own firms. You will learn their insights as presented in the soon-to-be released book, Getting to the Top, on using a career strategy as a guide to success, understanding career paths to better position yourself, and learning essential leadership skills for advancement. Then wrap this up into the first steps of a career action plan geared toward unique challenges of womens career development. Kathryn Ullrich is a dynamic business professional with a passion for helping people with career advancement. She leads alumni career services at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Getting to the Top career development programs at Stanford ...
Googlers are lucky to have among them some great luminaries of computer science, including VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf. If you dont know Vint, you can start by checking out his nearly 380000 mentions on Google, the pivotal roles hes played in developing the web, the significant honors he's received all over the world, and his nickname, father of the Internet. You can learn more by attending a rare tech talk by Vint, presented by the Greyglers*: Reimagining the Internet: If wed known then what we know now, what would we have done differently? Back in the Internet's design phase, Bob Kahn and I spent six months developing concepts and architecture and a year creating the TCP specification, but we didn't know that the idea would work. We concentrated on solving the problems we envisioned, such as networks that couldn't handle each other's packet lengths. Security against direct attacks and authentication of sources weren't high on the agenda. Now that we have spam, DDOS, viruses, and worms, we look back and think about what we might have done differently had we realized that we were creating a global infrastructure for the 21st century!
Acclaimed activist Gloria Steinem leads a panel discussing the fight against human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and violence against women and girls. Joining her will be Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now; Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families; and Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS. This panel discussion took place at the Brooklyn Museum on December 13, 2008. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Rural communities have often been impacted adversely in historic economic systems based on centralized power and food production. The loss of environmental and human wealth has been costly, particularly in Native American communities, but other rural communities are similarly impacted. This historic pattern has buttressed an unsustainable way of life. The future must be sustainable in terms of environment, economics and social relations. Relocalizing food and energy systems as core elements of a rural economy indeed national and international economies has the potential to transform world social, economic and political relations. Our work at a local, national and international level describes how communities make change and the implications for larger society.
Peter Nowak visits Google's Waterloo office to present his book "Sex, Bombs & Burgers". This event took place on March 11, 2010, as part of the Authors@Google series. The talk will focus on the main theme of the book, which is how the military, porn and food industries have been the biggest drivers of technology over the past century. The links between these three are not immediately clear, but they are all rooted in humanity's basest instincts. In essence, my book is about how the worst parts of human vice have resulted in some truly incredible achievements. Peter Nowak is the senior science and technology reporter for CBC News Online. He has been writing about technology for more than a decade and his work has appeared in many top newspapers in Canada and around the world, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, The South China Morning Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and The New Zealand Herald. He won the 2009 Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance award for excellence in reporting, and was named the 2006 journalist of the year by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand. Peter Nowak lives in Toronto.
Google Tech Talk February 10, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Dino Farinacci. We will describe the initial problem statement LISP was created for. Since fall of 2006, when the IAB held a routing workshop in Amsterdam, we have found many more use cases for the level of indirection LISP brings. LISP is taking the overloaded semantics of the IP address, where a network device's identity address and location address are separated so one can keep one of the addresses fixed and while changing the other. This first part of a 3-part series will explain the problem statements, provide an architecture deep-dive of the idea, and illustrate how the LISP protocols are used. This session is necessary prerequisite for LISP Part 2 and LISP Part 3. Dino Farinacci: Dino originally joined Cisco in spring of 1991 and was one of the first two Cisco Fellows. He has built routers for 27 years. Dino currently works in the Data Center Business Unit at cisco where his focus is on building a next-generation platform and operating system for Enterprise and Data Center environments. This platform is the Nexus 7000 running NX-OS which shipped in April of 2008. His expertise specializes in routing protocols where he has intimate knowledge and implementation experience with IS-IS, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IGMP, PIM, and MSDP, as well as IPv6 and MPLS protocols. He is an advocate for modular operating systems. Dino also has been a member of the IETF for 19 years making many contributions over this period of time ...
Google Tech Talk March 5, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Tom Malzbender. The Antikythera Mechanism is an astronomical mechanical computer built by the ancient Greeks in 200 BCE and resides in the National Archeological Museum in Athens. In 2005, Dan Gelb and I travelled to Athens to apply our Reflectance Transformation methods to the device in the hopes of uncovering faint writing on its surface. The trip - part of an international collaboration described in the Dec. 2009 issue of Scientific American - was a success and subsequent epigraphers have been able to decipher enough new writing to allow researchers to understand what the device was and how it operated. I will give an overview of both our imaging method and the Antikythera Mechanism itself. Tom Malzbender is a senior research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Tom works at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision and signal processing and has developed the techniques of Reflectance Transformation, Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM) and Fourier Volume Rendering. He also developed the capacitive sensing technology that allowed HP to penetrate the consumer graphics tablet market. His PTM methods are used by the National Gallery in London, the Tate Gallery and in the fields of criminal forensics, paleontology and archeology. Tom is on the program committees for several 3D graphics and vision conferences. More information can be found at www.hpl.hp.com .
Cory Doctorow visits Google's Cambridge offices to discuss "Makers."
This video describes why to use display ads to advertise on the Google Content Network, and how you can use the AdWords Display Ad Builder to do so effectively. We also provide our 8 best practices for creating and running display ads effectively with the Display Ad Builder.
Google I/O 2009 - Google Web Toolkit Architecture: Best Practices For Architecting Your GWT App Ray Ryan Google Web Toolkit provides the infrastructure you need to build a high performance web application and leaves the architecture open to fit your needs. Learn from others who have gone before. In this session we'll discuss best practices that real web applications are using to achieve high performance event handling, UI creation, and more. For presentation slides and all I/O sessions, please go to: code.google.com/events/io/sessions.html
Google Internet Summit 2009: The State of the Internet May 5, 2009 Wireless and Sensor Technologies Session. Panelists for this session are Craig Partridge, Larry Alder, Sumit Agarwal, Kevin Fall, and Deborah Estrin. On May 5 and 6, 2009, in Mountain View, we brought together Googlers and leaders from academia and the corporate world for a 2-day summit to discuss the state of the global Internet. The goal of the summit was to collect a wide range of knowledge to inform Google's future plans--from product development and market reach to users' expectations and our ability to keep the Internet open yet secure. More than 30 speakers and moderators led discussions around 8 topics: Networks; Wireless and Sensor Technologies; Security; Standards; Applications; Democracy, Law, Policy and Regulation; Search and Cloud Computing; and The Future. Eric Schmidt, who offered some remarks, expressed optimism that the challenges we face with governments' walling off access to the Internet can be overcome technologically by building networks that are transparent, scalable, and open.
Google Internet Summit 2009: The State of the Internet May 5, 2009 Security Session panelists are Whit Diffie, Steve Crocker, Chris DiBona, Eric Grosse, and Howard Schmidt. On May 5 and 6, 2009, in Mountain View, we brought together Googlers and leaders from academia and the corporate world for a 2-day summit to discuss the state of the global Internet. The goal of the summit was to collect a wide range of knowledge to inform Google's future plans--from product development and market reach to users' expectations and our ability to keep the Internet open yet secure. More than 30 speakers and moderators led discussions around 8 topics: Networks; Wireless and Sensor Technologies; Security; Standards; Applications; Democracy, Law, Policy and Regulation; Search and Cloud Computing; and The Future. Eric Schmidt, who offered some remarks, expressed optimism that the challenges we face with governments' walling off access to the Internet can be overcome technologically by building networks that are transparent, scalable, and open.
Nikesh Arora, President of EMEA Operations speaks about how the internet is changing marketing at the Marketing Society Annual Conference in London.
Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business. The World Wide Web brings much of the world's knowledge into the reach of nearly everyone with a computer and an internet connection. The availability of huge quantities of information at our fingertips is transforming government, business, and many other aspects of society. Topics include search advertising and auctions, search and privacy, search ranking, internationalization, anti-spam efforts, local search, peer-to-peer search, and search of blogs and online communities. The Instructor, Dr. Marti Hearst, is an associate professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, with an affiliate appointment in the Computer Science Division. The UC...