Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Presenter bios are live
30 listed presenters... that's impressive

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13 Days More...

Well, that's assuming I did my math correctly.

The past few days, I've been checking the 3D Basecamp Website pretty compulsively -- my sources reported that the final schedule and presenter bios and things were going up last Friday. Now, I'm not impatient, nor am I yearning to see my own information up there, but, taking a step back, how often do you have your name and picture on a Google website? Kids, this is GOOGLE we're talking about... I don't know, maybe it's just me.

Anyway, I checked today, and the sidebar of the site now has these links: (see right)

See that one that says "Presenter Bios" ?? It's brand new.

One problem, though:

Ah, well, paciencia y fe...

I did, however, get an email from one of my contacts at Google today. In short,
  • "Your session will [be] from 9:15-10am on Friday, June 13th."
  • "The session has been extended 45 minutes ... feel free to include lots of material and allow 5-10 minutes for Q&A"
Now all I have to do is write this presentation... Easier said than done. Maybe I should be doing that instead of blogging... oh, and there's that English essay (grrr.) Hey, only 4 more days of school, though!


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Wesleyan Commencement

Barak Obama giving Wesleyan University commencement speech, "pinch hitting" for Ted Kennedy. Sitting on Foss Hill with 5,000 others (10,000 were seated on the field below.) Sunburn. What a day, what a speaker.


Thursday, May 8, 2008


My hope is to add little bits of info once they've set in and/or become public. Here's a little accumulation of 3D Basecamp-related:

1. Over the past week, I've been in contact with the folks at Google regarding what the presentation will cover. I'll post the description I was asked to write up once it goes public on their website.

2. They asked me for a headshot and bio, both things I didn't have. Mr. Gillies helped me out and professionally shot some pictures of me one warm morning this week. Over the course of 24 hours, I also came up with a half-page bio. Not too bad... [I'll also put them up here once they show up on the Google 3d Basecamp website.

3. My dad and I've dealt with Google's travel agent people who are great. jetBlue. Extra legroom seats (only $20 each, but probably worth it)... We'll be flying out on Tuesday and coming back Saturday. That means one day of Digital Wave '08!

4. Oh, and apparently I've been bumped from a 20-minute section of a bigger presentation scheduled for Thursday to a solo presentation on Friday. Yikes.

This whole thing has begun to give me a little glimpse into Google life. I'll show it more later, but all the people at Google have extremely non-corporation-like email signatures. One guy's is a quote from Almost Famous, another woman has a quotation from Frida Kahlo. Once I'm out there, I'll experience it firsthand (and post the pictures here,) but it just goes to show how different life at Googleplex must be in comparison to so many other businesses.

More to come soon.