Yesterday I had been to GDays by Google India , organized on Mumbai 11-12th September at Bombay Exhibition Center,Goregaon.
This was last stop of Google for Gdays.Till date these Gdays have been organized in Chennai,Bangalore,Hyderabad & Delhi.
Before I start speaking on what all events it was about, few things for you to check out
- Dont be in formals.Wear whatever you are comfortable with.
- Dont forget to carry your smartphones,tabs and lappies with chargers too!Internet WIFI was thrown open to all.
- Be on registeration desk on time,else you may land up discovering people lately.Even may miss few tracks!
- Regarding tea snacks,lunch would be take care by them! you just gotta land der,feel good,connect with many googlers out der!
Guys @ Registeration desk were doing great.Could manage Mumbaikar crowd well.Here is my passport to Gdays Mumbai 2012 with track list,name of events and food coupon
Definitely will suggest select your tracks wisely,as there would be multiple tracks going on at a time & if you are bad in deciding,to confuse you more all the sessions would be on emerging trending topics only ,thus alluring you more n more!
Speakers at gIndia Mumbai 2012
Sunil Rao the Country Head-Outreach program,Google India welcomed all,showed how Android is superstar with scores of activations every single minute.After slides full of numbers & statistics,it was time to refresh and der came farji SRK and Salman dummies on stage to enlighten us.It was being shown how jellybeans united them.Then it was back with Android demos and talk.
Mr. Neelesh Bodas, a software engineer in Google Bangalore was on stage to demonstrate the JellyBeans in action! Definitely it was awesome to see more new features in Google now.He showed many good examples,fired many questions to his smartphone like whats climate,hows climate @ Bangalore,Kareena kapoors age,Saif ali khans age,PM and PS of India.
It was great to see Google Docs features like sync one doc file,with multiple users editing at once and show it sycs.He also showed what if one of person is disconnected,but once resumes it gets synced.Also character by character revision of documents feature in Google Docs is awesome and worth to check out.
Google Drive has got awesome search facility,he showed it by searching for word Taxi,which was in a small taxi bill inform of a image,yet that was searched.Thus Google Image search is no more relying on meta tags of image but is improving with recognition technology too.
Google maps interior view feature is awesome.I had tried Photosynth Microsoft technology to create inside map for my home my clicking pictures,but seeing this can say hats off !Now you can step inside buildings and restaurants with Google maps interior view.Also Google Glass demo once again made me decide to wrote more,mint more money so that I can afford to buy the same.Btw Google Glasses will be out in market by 2013.
Then it was all about GDG stuff and all ! Paresh Mayani from Ahmedabad was on stage for sometime.It didnt click me,so in meanwhile connected with other Googlers around.
In Android sessions, it was fantastic to meet Evan Luthra a 17 year old Android Developer with lots of apps & learnt about Project Butter,how using vSync buttey smooth UI in Jelly beans.In other session,I opted again for Android where how to make UI of Android relative,few good coding standards like padding & how to make the best use of concept of notifications in Android Jellybeans.Both two sessions were conducted via Google+ Hangout by Mr. Anirudh Dewani from G’ Hyderabad and Mr. Tony from Hongkong,and it was fun for me to be part of it.
Android Developers do checkout when not to use Push Notifications !
It was lunch time,long serpentine queues but yes it was worth waiting!! Lovely food,scoops of icecream and it was like time to doze off on bean bags all around.Eating Jellybeans was fun in food court.
Later attended HTML5 sessions and in between got awesome person,who presented on how to make apps,how to monetize them & ways to do the same.Neelesh was back on stage with HTML5 Magic Moments.You can check this ppt @ bit.ly/html5magic
Once done with that,we had quick refreshments & then had panel dicussion all about Enterprenuership.On the panel we had,
Mani Doraisamy-Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, OrangeScape Technologies
Pranay Chulet, co-founder and CEO, Quickr
CEO of Reliance Digital Media and few more incl. Sunil Rao.(..sorry guys I dont remember their names.)
Discussion was all about why to opt for Entrepreneurship,difference between passion and putting it into reality,challenges they faced,volatality of market,current trends.As per me,Mani and Pranay contributed more and better!
Mani had also quoted “Enterprenuer,10 years ago you were a begger with a shirt. Now you’re a begger with a suit.”
Finally the event ended with four awards for best pic,best tweets,large number of tweets & then bhangda,peppy songs with great humorous host & tees for one and all der!
I wished to have this Freebie Missed the opportunity
Wish this event be on Weekends & more sucessful next year!Even I know you may be planning to join the same.And yes Sunil Rao has promised they will be visiting tier 2 & 3 cities as they have witnessed talent there!
Small MSG to Sunil Rao : Seriously liked your slang bag.Wish this could be made available to Google Fans
Learnt a lot ,met many old college mates & new associates from rival companies
Thanks once again Google India gdays 2012 by Wiz craft for organising the same,filling in colors.Enjoyed a lot never before in Mumbai yesterday!
- Mumbai Public Transport Information Arrives on Google Maps
- Learn, Grow & Build @ Wordcamp 2012, Mumbai
- Google Music launched in India.Now stream Bollywood songs for free !
- New publisher application process in Google Adsense!
- Motorola XOOM Review Features and Specifications,Price in India.