Early registration is officially open for Google's largest developer event of the year, Google I/O, being held on May 27 and 28, 2009 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Space is limited so reserve your spot now as Google I/O attracts about 3,000 developers with two days full of in-depth breakout sessions on the latest technologies. New additions to the conference include learning about 3rd party technologies, as well as informal office hours with product managers and engineers and informative tech talks on areas of interest to developers, both of which are Google traditions. This year, sessions will span a range of topics including Android, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit, and Google App Engine. See the latest session list.
The academic registration fee is $50, which applies to students, professors, faculty, and staff. Early registrants will receive a Google Chrome Comic Book. Registration to Google I/O includes: Two full days of sessions, product demos, breakfast, lunch, snacks, admission to Wednesday night's After Hours reception, as well as discounted room rates at several nearby hotels. To register, click here. For more information, check out the Google I/O website.
Join us for the 2009 Google Workshop for Women Engineers!
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, we are pleased to host the 2009 Google Workshop for Women Engineers to recognize and reward deserving female graduate students in computer science, and inspire them to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.
Up to 75 female computer scientists will be selected to attend a 3 day all-expenses paid workshop at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California January 22-25, 2009. This special workshop will include technical talks and career workshops, and a unique occasion to build and strengthen networks of women in technology. Students will also enjoy tours of the Googleplex, have the opportunity to meet with Google engineers in their fields, and have fun exploring the San Francisco bay area.
* be female computer science students currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada. Graduate students in any year of study are encouraged to apply
* demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in the computing field
* maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.3 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in their current program
Students pursuing degrees in related technical fields are also encouraged to apply
Application Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2008
Visit our website for more information about the application process: http://www.google.com/jobs/students/gwwe.
Please note that recommendation letters are not required for this application process. All recipients selected to attend the retreat will be asked to submit unofficial or official transcripts prior to attending the event to verify reported GPA.
When and Where:
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 @ 6:00PM
Tech Talk Topic: Living in the Cloud: Hosting Data & Apps Using the Google Infrastructure
Building modern web applications is hard work. The traditional problems of infrastructure, systems administration, and scalability need to be taken into account throughout the software life cycle. Data needs to be published in a way that makes it accessible to others, and will probably need to be consumed from existing services as well. All in addition to actually building your application.
This talk will provide an overview of two technologies that aim to make this process easier by building upon Google's distributed computing system: Google App Engine and the Google Data APIs.
Please RSVP online here.
Google is accepting full-time applications for the software engineer role. BS and MS students, please apply online at www.google.com/students before October 15th to be considered for an on campus interview. PhD students do not have an application deadline. Bringing a resume to the tech talk will help expedite the process as well.
If you are interested in summer internships, please sign up for a notification online at http://services.google.com/events/intern_opps and you will be contacted via email when we begin accepting applications.
Please contact Hanah Kim at hanah [at] google [dot] com if you have specific questions or concerns.
For full details please see the attached flyer. Also be sure to join us for the Google Tech Talk this Tuesday.
Entry Point! and its partner Google announces the Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Practicum for Engineering, launching Summer 2009. A small group of current sophomores, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field including students with disabilities, will be selected to participate in the practicum for summer 2009. It will include three main components to bridge the gap between academic study and a professional internship: a software project, skills-based training, and professional development.
To apply to Google BOLD for Summer 2009 through Entry Point!, visit www.entrypoint.org and fill out the online pre-application. Students must be a current sophomore, with a disability, enrolled in a 4-year BA/BS Program in Computer Science.
Entry Point! also offers more summer internship opportunities, with partners including NASA and IBM, to other students with disabilities majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as some Business majors. Check out the website for more information for contact Sabira Mohamed at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Do you find yourself debugging in your sleep?
Enjoy solving tough problems and grappling with technical challenges? Then enter Google Code Jam and compete for more than $80,000 in cash prizes!
Google Code Jam is an annual competition in which programmers – both students and professionals – are challenged to solve complex coding problems in a limited amount of time – using any programming language or tools you like.
We began offering Google Code Jam in 2003 – on a platform powered by TopCoder – in order to support competitive programming around the world. This year, for the first time, we're producing the contest on a homemade platform developed by Google's own developers.
Here's how it works: First, you'll need to register from Tuesday, June 17 through Wednesday, July 16. Then, you'll compete against global contestants in the online rounds during July and August. The Top 500 will advance to compete in one of our Google offices around the world in September/October for regional competitions. Finally, the Top 100 will compete in the coding showdown on November 14, 2008, at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.
To learn more details and to register, please visit: code.google.com/codejam
We hope to see you at the Finals!
Google is excited to announce Google Summer of Code(TM) 2008! Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage student participation in open source development and offers these developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Google will be working with several open source, free software and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period.
Historically, the program has brought together over 1,500 students around the globe with over 130 open source projects, to create millions of lines of code. We are contacting you to invite your students and encourage them to apply and participate!
Dr. Anita Borg (1949 - 2003) devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields.
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to furthering Anita's vision, we are pleased to announce the 2008 Google Anita Borg Scholarship. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. All finalists and recipients will also be invited to an all-expenses paid trip to the Google Headquarters in California April 3-5, 2008.
Looking for a challenge? Think you have great ideas on what makes *the* quintessential coding competition?
If so, come participate in the first-ever Google-made Code Jam on November 15th! In typical Google fashion, this is in 'Beta' version ... and we need your help!
We are inviting you to be a part of a small test group to try out the competition and to provide feedback.
When: Thursday, November 15th at 6:00p.m. PST. Registration opens November 5th.
Where: Go to http://www.google.com/codejambeta and register using an email associated with a Google account.
Google Developer Programs Engineer Posting -
Are you a Web 2.0 guru? Are you an expert at RPC and web services?
Ever written a mashup? Do you think that Google Maps is just pure
awesome? If so, then here's an opening you'll definitely want to apply
Google is looking for engineers to join their Developer Relations team
in Mountain View, California or New York, NY. Job responsibilities
include helping third party developers integrate with Google's APIs,
growing their developer community, writing sample code, and developing
open source client libraries.
More information on this position is available here:
If you are interested, please send your resume directly to Pamela Fox
(a USC UPE/ACM alumna) at pamela.fox [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject "Google Developer Programs Engineer (UCLA ACM Referral)".