Yo Guys! On Sat 11am (31st Oct 2009), I made my way to Google Singapore office at Temasek Tower to attend Code Android Singapore meetup. Didn’t park at Temasek Tower as there are hourly charges before 1pm. Instead, I parked at UIC Building which is S$3 per entry for the whole day but have to walk around 5 mins to Temasek Tower. Morning walk is good!
Code Android Singapore is basically a Google Android™ Developers and User Group, where the community can learn about the platform, latest news, reviews and such. In the Code Android Oct 09 meetup, Hongster (Leong Hean Hong) will be talking about “ColorFilter For The Dummies” and Royyuru Avinash on “Monetizing on Android”. I didn’t take much photos during the Code Android session as I was really focusing on the talks (due to the unfamiliarity of Android platform).
Anyway, the above shows the pantry corner of Google Singapore office, where the Google staff can help themselves to the drinks and food. Thanks to Google Singapore that attendees of the Code Android and Singapore Google Technology User Group (SG-GTUG) enjoys the same privileges!
Fast-forwarded the Code Android session, I continued with Singapore Google Technology User Group (SG-GTUG) Oct 09 meetup, which is held at Google Singapore office as well at 2pm.
Singapore Google Technology User Group, or SG-GTUG for short, is a Singapore-based non-profit developers group to learn, share and know more about Google technologies. The group was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google’s evolving technologies and APIs.
Today’s topic is “Learn How to Ride the (Google) Wave” which attracted quite a turnout. Also, this is the second meetup session organised by SG-GTUG (more information here).
2:00-2:10pm Announcements by SG-GTUG
2:10-2:45pm Talk + Demo 1 — Pamela Fox: Google Wave APIs Overview (via VC)
2:45-3:10pm Talk + Demo 2 — Nazrul Kamaruddin: Hello Roboto!
3:10-3.30pm Break for refreshments
3:30-3:55pm Talk + Demo 3 — Lim Chee Aun: Pentago on Wave
3:55-4:20pm Talk + Demo 4 — Shinchi: Video Conferencing with Google Wave!
4:20-4:30pm Upcoming Google Wave Hackathon, SG-GTUG matters, prize giving, Q&A
4:30pm onwards Refreshment & mingle
Ming from SocialWok setting up the video camera to capture all the talks/presentation for the day. Those who missed this or previous session may want to subscribe to SG-GTUG channel on YouTube so that you can view all the videos uploaded. By the way, Google and SocialWok are the corporate sponsors for SG-GTUG.
Pamela Fox, Google Developer Relations joining us via video conferencing from Sydney, Australia and speaking on Google Wave APIs overview. It took a while to get the video conferencing running, but after figuring for about 20mins, it was running smoothly and was awesome!
A short break for refreshments and some snacks. Attendees patiently queuing in-line for their turn. 😛
Break-0ut area at Google Singapore office. Well, you can have a game of table tennis here or just relax at a corner! What a nice office!
The far-right of the photo leads to Google Singapore employee’s work area, where, of course, we the attendees are prohibited from entering. Well, it will be nice to be brought around, just to have an insight into their work culture and blog about it. 🙂
More free food and snacks for Google Singapore employees. Just need to watch the intake! 😛
I got the above SG-GTUG T-shirt for S$18 in support and contribution to the non-profit SG-GTUG so that we could still continue to have more of this meetup sessions where ideas are shared among the attendees. Moreover, SG-GTUG was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google’s evolving technologies and APIs. So it will be good if any form of contribution/help can be rendered!
Next session of SG-GTUG will be touching on Google Maps and Google Earth. Please do check back on SG-GTUG webby if you are interested!
Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.