The push is on -- Google desperately wants developers to use their wide range of products as a platform rather than simply a search engine. Sessions to be hosted in Google offices around the world will attempt to reel in some talented developers. After the 27 hour event on May 31st, everything covered will be available on the Google Channel at YouTube.
There are several events scheduled -- covering topics ranging from Google Web Toolkit to using the Google Maps API. Here is a sample of what we can look forward to:
- Guido Van Rossum, Google software engineer and creator of the Python programming language (Beijing);
- Chris DiBona, Google open source programs manager (London);
- Mark Stahl, Google data APIs tech lead (Madrid);
- Bruce Johnson and Joel Webber, co-creators of the Google Web Toolkit™ (Mountain View);
- Bret Taylor, group product manager for Google developer products (Mountain View);
- Lars Rasmussen, Google Maps™ senior engineer (Sydney); and
- Greg Stein, Google engineering manager and chairman of the Apache Software Foundation (Tokyo).