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Event name[edit]

Google I/O 2014 and Google Developers Community Summit 2014

Participant connections[edit]

Connections and collaborations were the most important things I have gained out of this events/trip, I met and interacted with 200+ community managers who have successfully built and are running an amazing community in their city at Google Developers Community Summit 2014, Googleplex and 5000+ developers who created their own identity by developing world class apps, products and technologies like Duolingo, Pinterest, etc., also explored all latest technologies like Android Wear [photo], Android Auto [photo], Project Tango [photo], Google Glass [photo], etc. Got a chance to meet some great and like minded people like Megan Smith, Hugo Barra, etc. as well. Moreover I got an opportunity to speak in an unconference session at Google Developers Community Summit 2014, which was a group activity.

After the Google Developers Community Summit 2014 and Google I/O, I visited the following organizations and have had discussions with a few key personalities of that corresponding organization.

  • Twitter HQ, San Francisco
  • GitHub HQ, San Francisco
  • YouTube HQ
  • Runway Incubator, San Francisco
  • Google HQ, Mountain View

Following are some of the details of key connections I made from this trip,

Sl No. Name Role & Organization Profile Remarks
1 Megan Smith CTO, USA & VP Google[x], Google http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Smith Got a chance to meet and interact with her at Google I/O, she offered help and resources to host Google [x] design sprints in our developer communities. Photo.
2 Hugo Barra VP, Xiaomi Global & Past VP, Google https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Barra Met him from Google I/O and interacted with from a meetup with GDG organizers, he showed interests to work with Developer communities in India and provide Mi phones for developers to test. Photo 1 and Photo 2.
3 Bear Douglas Developer Advocacy, Twitter https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bear-douglas/25/785/a23 Had a discussion with her at Twitter HQ on collaboration for future activities based on Twitter developer tools and API, she agreed to partner with communities to bring twitter developer tools in Indian. Photo.
4 Kristine Michelsen Head of Community, Duolingo https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmichelsencorrea Met her from Google I/O at SF, US. Duolingo showed interest to work with communities in India.
5 Deborah Anyu Lai Asia Partnership Lead, Solve for X, Google https://www.linkedin.com/in/daylai Met her from Google SF office, and she agreed to help us on hosting Solve For X Design Sprints and anything related to Sole For X.
6 Derek Slater Policy Manager, Google https://www.linkedin.com/pub/derek-slater/1/447/494 I have connected with him through #freeandopen campaign in 2012, and met him during my US trip at Google plex, he assured the help for Digital Access initiative in Kerala by providing all possible support.
7 Jonathan Levine Associate Product Manager, YouTube, Google https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-levine/10/6aa/b23 Met him from YouTube HQ, he agreed to help people who working on YouTube channel and APIs. Photo.
8 Ankit Ranka Co-founder, TapFame, Runway Incubator https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankitranka Met him from Runway Incubator, SF. He introduced me to all startups at Runway Incubator and offered help to connect with Runway Incubator team for any kind of collaborations. Photo.


Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?

Experience Sharing Write-ups[edit]

I have shared my participation experience with all my friends and community members via Social Media. Following are the links to same,

Experience Sharing Meetups[edit]

I was called to share my experience in the following colleges, where I shared my experience of this events and demonstrated the latest technologies and gadgets.

Sl No. Venue Date Participants Count Photo Link
1 Toc H Institute of Science and Technology 25th July 2014 215 Link
2 Cochin University of Science and Technology 1st August 2014 112 Link
3 Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering 31st July 2014 204 N/A
4 Model Engineering College 1st August 2014 73 N/A
5 Federal Institute of Science and Technology 31st July 2014 26 N/A

Note: The above mentioned meetups were associated with different communities I am a part of, where I was invited to deliver a talk during which I shared my experience as well.

Stall @ YES Kerala Event[edit]

Hosted a stall at YES Kerala 2014 event (Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2014) on 12th September 2014, where my friends and I demonstrated open source and latest technologies and gadgets like Google Cardboard and Android Wear device, etc. which I received at Google I/O 2014 (as giveaway) and gave introduction to Wikipedia editing as well. This stall was one of the most visited stall at YES Kerala.

More than 500 audience visited the stall and explored the open source technologies and attended Wikipedia editing session, this audience included college students, school students, professionals and parents. Most of whom have registered to get more details and updates.

Photo available here.


Expense Sheet[edit]

Item Expense Remarks
Accommodation (USD 55 per night x 4 nights) USD 220 The room was shared with a fellow attendee with discounted rate.
US Visa fee (B1/B2 visa) USD 160 The nearest US consulate is in Chennai.
Total USD 380 Equal to approved budget.

Amount left over[edit]

No amount left, I was partially funded in the amount of US$380.

Anything else[edit]

Following are some links to videos and photos,

I would like to thank Wikipedia for approving my grant and special thanks to Janice Tud for all the support.