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by Steve Hakusa and Prem Ramaswami
In the last decade, pervasive cellular data and Internet access have enabled new approaches to saving lives and reducing misery in times of crisis. Several organizations are developing systems to help disaster responders and people affected by a disaster. We hope to introduce some of the new standards and products Google is developing to help the crisis response ecosystem.
by Håkon Wium Lie, Richard Rabbat and Josh Marantz
mod_pagespeed is an Apache module that web developers can use to automate web page performance optimizations. In this talk, we examine how mod_pagespeed improves web page speed and reduces network bandwidth usage and describe the measured benefits on these pages. We then describe WebP, a new image format for the web, that reduces the bandwidth needs for images by 40% over JPEG for a comparable quality and demonstrate its support in Chrome and Opera.
Geospatial data has special requirements that aren't met by traditional database or cloud data storage. Google Fusion Tables offers a unique, easy way to upload, store, share, visualize, and manage your geospatial data. We'll walk you through how you can use Fusion Tables in your spatial data applications, covering the API, permissions, sharing, data collection, and advanced techniques.
Are languages, compilers, debuggers, and algorithms all you need to be a successful software engineer? In a perfect world, those who produce the best code should be the most successful. Unfortunately, we live in a world of imperfect people, and collaborating with others is at least as important as having great technical skills.
Python is one of the key languages at Google today. It runs on many our internal systems and shows up in many of our APIs. Some of the key contributors to the language are Googlers and continue to actively promote, use, and support the language. In this talk, we'll discuss Python's background & history, discuss its philosophy, show you some syntax, and give some examples of what we use it for at Google.
Robots are all around us, although they are easily camouflaged. We describe how we can accelerate the pace of robotics research and development and make high functioning robots affordable and universally accessible.
by Daniels Lee and uosןıʍ sıɹɥɔ
Learn about the Google TV platform and the opportunity to build web apps for the platform using HTML5 or Flash. Session includes an overview of the platform, best practices, demos, and a discussion about the opportunities for developers to build killer apps for Google TV.
by Ryan Boyd
Use OpenID and OAuth to stop requiring your users to type usernames and passwords. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to improve user experience and lower barriers to entry for your application by using OpenID. We’ll show how to securely access powerful user data securely using OAuth. We'll also talk about which flavors of these technologies should be used for common use cases.
by Ray Cromwell and Philip Rogers
GWT does more than make awesome Enterprise Apps, it's a great tool for games too. Learn to write 2D and 3D games using HTML5 and GWT, leverage and port existing game libraries and physics engines, share game code between GWT and Android, publish to the Chrome Web Store, and of course, see demos of really neat GWT games in action.
Have an idea and want to start a company? Learn how to attract investors, and what they want to see before writing a check. Hear from entrepreneurs who have raised money and VCs who have funded them.
10th–11th May 2011