Google sets date for global Developer Day

Open-source luminary Chris DiBona will be taking the stage in London for Google’s Developer Day on the last day of May.

Google sets date for global Developer Day

DiBona is Google’s open source programs manager – an important role in the world’s biggest search company whose services run on Linux systems.

However, the theme for the Developer Day will be Building Blocks for Better Web Applications, with sessions on AJAX, Google Gadgets and Google APIs as well as the latest developments on Google acquisitions, such as Google Earth and SketchUp.

Alongside the London event, parallel events will also take place in Sao Paulo, Madrid, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing and Sydney, as well as Google’s Mountain View offices in the US.

Other leading lights from Google will present at these events including Guido Van Rossum, Google software engineer and creator of the Python programming language (Beijing); 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).

‘We’re very excited to hold this first-ever worldwide Google developer gathering,’ said Google Vice President of Search Products and User Experience Marissa Mayer. ‘Developers are using Google’s APIs and tools to build innovative web applications that we never dreamed of, and Google Developer Day is an opportunity for them to connect with one another, learn the latest techniques and have their questions answered by Google’s developer product teams. It’s also a chance for us to get feedback from the community and find ways to make our developer offerings even better.’

Attendees will be able to take advantage of a range of workshops, keynotes and breakout discussions. For those that can’t get there in person, Google will provide streaming content live from its Mountain View HQ and keep a YouTube channel updated with content from the various sessions throughout the day.

More info can be found at www.google.com/events/developerday/index.html.

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