So I made a visit to Google’s office in Atlanta on 27th April 2010.
It was GTUG Atlanta’s second meetup, hosted by Chris Ramsdale.
This time around I brought a friend, actually it’s a colleague who tagged along and it was his first time attending a GTUG meetup.
Nice to meet GTUG ATL!
Google Atlanta is located on the 6th floor at 10, 10th Street Midtown.
Are you feeling lucky?
Visitors would need to sign up and print a sticker badge prior to attending events in the office.
This is Charlie Colin, the founder of GTUG Atlanta.
Beer and pizzas are served in the meetup.
Rick Thomas spoke about Google Wave and introduced briefly about it.
When he found out that most attending have been using Wave and some developing with it, he shared about how the inner messages are sent between servers (especially for multi party updating the same document). Very informative!
Rick also talked about some of the new features from Robots API v2 which was released a month ago especially about the Active API where robots can now run actions without having to wait for users interaction.
If you are not using GWT, you will get very excited with GWT hearing about it from David.
Given the limited time allocated, Robert Cooper gave a short lightning talk about his personal project on developing his crossword puzzle Android app, Shortyz. I downloaded there and then and found that it has over 5k downloads already.
This is a great crossword puzzle app, as it can downloads puzzles automatically from a list of sites and even save it.
What you don’t see from his site is “Cooper” has made a Wave version for Shortyz using the same code! With minimal changes and customization on the presentation layer, he ported it over to Google Wave as a gadget (supports multiplayer, how cool is that?)
Their presentations are uber cool, I hope I can have a copy of their presentation slides. 😛
If I am one, you won’t see that I need a Google Visitor badge.
GTUG is something that is run by individuals who are using Google Technologies, just like Charlie who founded GTUG Atlanta and Nazrul of GTUG KL.
If you’re interested, just find a GTUG community within your locality and join their meetups.
Usually fun for developers or geeks. 🙂