Day 1 will be for marketers, webmasters, and entrepreneurs, with a focus on technical and non-technical presentations on Google products. Day 2 will be for university students and faculty, with a focus on Google-sponsored university programs and internships. And g|Philippines isn’t just about Google—Google also wants to showcase Pinoy talent. If one has created or built something cool using a Google product, that person can tell Google about it while registering and might get the chance to present at g|Philippines!
Google’s looking forward to engaging with Pinoys who are as passionate about technology as it is! Registration is free through this link: https://sites.google.com/site/gphilippines2012.
On August 4th, Google is also hosting GDG DevFest Philippines, which is a community-organized event that connects Pinoy developers to Google developer advocates and engineers. There will be introductory and medium-level sessions on best practices for using Google technologies like App Engine, Web Services, HTML5 and Android. Registration is free through this link: http://gdgdevfestph.blogspot.com/.
Finally, Google is currently sponsoring the Google Apps Developer Challenge. Between now and August 24th, Pinoy developers are invited to create new applications using the Google Apps and Google Drive APIs. All applications will be evaluated and ranked by a team of Google-selected judges. And on November 12th, prizes up to $20,000 will be awarded to the most talented developers.
Google Apps adoption is growing in emerging markets, and people are asking for extended functionality. It is hoped that this competition will not only generate locally-relevant apps, but also recognize and reward the hard work of the most talented Pinoy developers.
g|Philippines, GDG DevFest Philippines and the Google Apps Developer Challenge are part of Google’s broader effort to stimulate innovation across the web. By building developer products using open web standards and open source licenses, Google can help move the web forward. Our APIs reach millions of people, and enable developers to build great application on top of our existing products and platforms. More great apps make the web better for everyone, both across the world and here in the Philippines.