Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Washing DC Plug: Google Partnership Exploration Workshops and Hackathon

Google is putting on Partnership Exploration Workshops and a hackathon in a couple of weeks. This DC event is going to be great. How do I know? I'm helping to plan it. The focus will be on Geo and Visualization technologies. Anyway, you should come. Here's more info:

Partnership Exploration Workshops: Your Mission & Google Technology

We are happy to invite you to an interactive session with Google product experts and Google.org members, featuring a keynote address by Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, and followed by an optional developer hackathon.

There's no doubt that technology, developed both in-house and by 3rd parties, plays a role in helping your organization. With the convergence of GPS and mobile devices, the emergence of crowdsourcing tools, and improving large data set visualization capabilities, new opportunities to guide, manage and empower your field operations are opening up everyday.

Join us for a day of interactive workshops where we explore how Google geo & data visualization technologies can further your mission. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, will give a keynote address on technology and disaster preparedness. Google product experts will provide overviews and analysis of recent developments and upcoming innovations for Google Earth, Maps, Map Maker, Fusion Tables and more.

Before the workshops, we will work with you individually to identify projects that might benefit from Google technology. Select attendees will present and lead discussions on their geo & data visualization technology needs. In addition, we will host an optional developer hackathon the day after the workshop to kick-start your integration of Google technologies. We look forward to seeing you there!

Interactive Workshops on Thursday, October 8
9:30am–4:30pm (lunch provided)

Optional Developer Hackathon on Friday, October 9
9:30am–4:30pm (lunch provided)

Google DC Office
Rose Garden Tech Talk, 2nd floor
1101 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Please click here to RSVP. These events are by invitation only.

1 comment:

tonyb said...

Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, will give a keynote address on ...disaster preparedness...
An important missing element in disaster preparedness--

When the dust settles, who will carry the mantle for disaster survivors?
This should help understanding:
What do you expect in case of an insured loss? Are You Disaster Ready? (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.). President Obama affirms government's laissez-faire policy with his telling response: www.disasterprepared.net/whitehouse.html