Grants:TPS/farish.kty/Google IO 2014/Report
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
I have shared my participation experience with all my friends and community members via Social Media. Following are the links to same,
- Facebook Post - https://www.facebook.com/farish.cv/posts/10204270872518155
- Google+ Post - https://plus.google.com/+FarishCV/posts/4PeYYUzHDjj
- Twitter Post - https://twitter.com/farishcv/status/485557710059225088
- Trevolta Travelog Post - http://www.trevolta.com/users/blog/My-first-U-S-Trip-1261
Experience Sharing Meetups
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
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.
|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
No amount left, I was partially funded in the amount of US$380.
Following are some links to videos and photos,
- Google I/O 2014 Highlight Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksvdvCDO7pA&feature=share
- Google I/O 2014 Photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/118309337850655603796/2014GoogleIO?noredirect=1
- Google Developers Community Summit 2014 Photos - https://picasaweb.google.com/118309337850655603796/2014GlobalGDGSummit?noredirect=1