Google Teaching Theater

During SXSW's Expo, we'll run product presentations in our booth featuring a number of technologies and Google products. Sessions are open to all Expo attendees. Please note that presentation attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We'll be updating this page regularly with new sessions, so be sure to check back or follow us on Twitter @googlesxsw for the latest session updates.

Austin Convention Center, Level 1, Exhibit Hall 4, Booth #1322

Monday, March 14, 2011

12:00 pm
Blogger and Small Businesses: How Blogger's Current/New Features Can Help Your Business
Setting up a website can be a daunting task if you are a small business owner. Learn how to easily and quickly set up your own web presence using Blogger. We will show you how to set up your account, select the right theme for your business, set up pages for important information, use spam control, embed useful gadgets and also how to use some new up-and-coming features.
Speakers: Anil Sabharwal, Chang Kim
12:30 pm
Google News Power Features
Google News is filled with power features. Create custom sections, browse the news through images, see only British newspapers, or export the daily news to an RSS reader -- learn to do all that and more with Google News.
Speakers: Justin Kosslyn, David Smydra
1:00 pm
 Building Video Applications with YouTube APIs
YouTube today is much more than a site. Using Google Data APIs and YouTube Player APIs, developers can harness the power of world’s most popular video destination to build new and innovative applications. In this session, we will provide an overview of the YouTube APIs, including uploading, sharing, searching and customized video playback capabilities. Since the APIs support multiple language bindings, we will in discuss interesting examples in Java, PHP, Python, C#, Objective-C, JavaScript and ActionScript.
We will also drill into an example open source application: YouTube Direct and discuss its App Engine-based design and implementation as well as YouTube Direct mobile clients for Android and the iPhone. 
Speaker: Jarek Wilkiewicz 
2:00 pm
Introduction to Google SketchUp for Filmmaking
SketchUp is a 3D modeling app from Google that plays an important role in everything from student films to big-budget Hollywood productions like Tron, Iron Man 2 and Avatar. Veteran SketchUpper (and Product Manager) John Bacus will introduce you to the basics of modeling in SketchUp, then dive into examples of how filmmakers use SketchUp for concept art, set design and shot planning. We’ll wrap things up with Q&A.
Speaker: John Bacus
3:00 pm
HTML5 and You
We’ll break down HTML5 into categories of features: some implementable today, others reserved for hackers. We'll tackle how to handle ALL browsers. Oh, and plenty of shiny demos to get a feel for all HTML5 and friends are capable of.
Speaker: Boris Smus
3:30pm




4:00 pm
Beyond Times and Arial
Web fonts have reached a tipping point. In the next few years, the majority of new websites will be built with web fonts. Learn about Google Web Fonts, Google's library of free web fonts, as well as discuss the nuances of implementing web fonts on your webpages and applications.
Speaker: David Wurtz
Customize Google Apps with Integrated Web Apps
Come learn how the  Google Apps Marketplace can be your centralized store front to discover, purchase, and deploy integrated web apps that customize Google Apps for your organization. Whether you are a school, business, or small group using Google Apps, you can make it a platform for all of your web productivity, such as CRM, project management, study aides and more. We will demo a few apps to show you capabilities that can streamline your workflow. 
Speaker: Harrison Shih
5:00 pm
Cellbots: Android Powered Androids
Learn how you can free your Android phone from your pocket and let it connect and move about in the real world.
Cellbots aren't just about using your phone to control a robot (which is cool too), but we aim on making your phone be the robot.  It already has touch, hearing, speech, vibration, and many more senses, but needs legs (or wheels) to finally be the free roaming robot it was born to be.
This talk will show the current capabilities of the Cellbots platform and how you can get started with building your very own cellbot.
Speaker: Charles Chen

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

12:00 pm
Content Junkies Wanted: Expressing Yourself through Blogger
Share your passion, expertise and thoughts with the world! Blogger is an easy, free and powerful way to set up your own web presence. If you have a unique voice, and we believe everyone does, join us in our demo session where we will take you through some of the steps of setting up your own blog using both current and new features. You will see how easy and quick it is to create your own virtual soapbox using Blogger.
Speaker: Anil Sabharwal, Chang Kim
1:00 pm
Looking Beyond the Screen: Eyes-Free Access for Android and ChromeOS
Check out our newest eyes-free access solutions on Android and ChromeOS, and learn how you can start using this today!
Speaker: Charles Chen
2:00 pm
Introduction to Google SketchUp for Filmmaking
SketchUp is a 3D modeling app from Google that plays an important role in everything from student films to big-budget Hollywood productions like Tron, Iron Man 2 and Avatar. Veteran SketchUpper (and Product Manager) John Bacus will introduce you to the basics of modeling in SketchUp, then dive into examples of how filmmakers use SketchUp for concept art, set design and shot planning. We’ll wrap things up with Q&A.
Speakers: John Bacus
3:00 pm
HTML5 and You
We’ll break down HTML5 into categories of features: some implementable today, others reserved for hackers. We'll tackle how to handle ALL browsers. Oh, and plenty of shiny demos to get a feel for all HTML5 and friends are capable of.
Speakers: Ernest Delgado
4:00 pm
Google SketchUp for Filmmaking - Advanced Session
If you attended the previous Intro to SketchUp session or are already a SketchUp user, come to our advanced session to learn some professional tips & tricks. 
Speaker: John Bacus


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

12:00 pm
Blogger and Small Businesses: How Blogger's Current/New Features Can Help Your Business
Setting up a website can be a daunting task if you are a small business owner. Learn how to easily and quickly set up your own web presence using Blogger. We will show you how to set up your account, select the right theme for your business, set up pages for important information, use spam control, embed useful gadgets and also how to use some new up-and-coming features.
Speaker: Anil Sabharwal, Shaun Seo
1:00 pm
Introduction to Google SketchUp for Filmmaking
SketchUp is a 3D modeling app from Google that plays an important role in everything from student films to big-budget Hollywood productions like Tron, Iron Man 2 and Avatar. Veteran SketchUpper (and Product Manager) John Bacus will introduce you to the basics of modeling in SketchUp, then dive into examples of how filmmakers use SketchUp for concept art, set design and shot planning. We’ll wrap things up with Q&A.
Speaker: John Bacus
2:00 pm
HTML5 and You
We’ll break down HTML5 into categories of features: some implementable today, others reserved for hackers. We'll tackle how to handle ALL browsers. Oh, and plenty of shiny demos to get a feel for all HTML5 and friends are capable of.
Speaker: Paul Irish
3:00 pm
Build Your Audience and Make Some Money on YouTube 
You've got great videos and a growing audience...or maybe you will. Let YouTube help you take your channel to the next level through our Partner Program. Generate revenue from your videos and access YouTube's specialized partner features and tools, including rentals, content management, and analytics. Come and learn about the latest and greatest from the YouTube Partner Program - apply to be a partner today!
Speaker: Austin Lau
4:00 pm


    


Google SketchUp for Filmmaking - Advanced Session
If you attended the previous Intro to SketchUp session or are already a SketchUp user, come to our advanced session to learn some professional tips & tricks. 
Speaker: John Bacus

Thursday, March 17, 2011

12:00 pm
Introduction to Google SketchUp for Filmmaking 
SketchUp is a 3D modeling app from Google that plays an important role in everything from student films to big-budget Hollywood productions like Tron, Iron Man 2 and Avatar. Veteran SketchUpper (and Product Manager) John Bacus will introduce you to the basics of modeling in SketchUp, then dive into examples of how filmmakers use SketchUp for concept art, set design and shot planning. We’ll wrap things up with Q&A.
Speaker: John Bacus
1:00 pm
Content Junkies Wanted: Expressing Yourself through Blogger
Share your passion, expertise and thoughts with the world! Blogger is an easy, free and powerful way to set up your own web presence. If you have a unique voice, and we believe everyone does, join us in our demo session where we will take you through some of the steps of setting up your own blog using both current and new features. You will see how easy and quick it is to create your own virtual soapbox using Blogger.
Speaker: Anil Sabharwal, Shaun Seo
2:00 pm
Flipping the ON Switch for Cloud Computing
Learn how to bring cloud computing to your organization with Google Apps.  This session will cover some of the project planning and technical considerations to deploy Google Apps.  Making the move to cloud computing has never been easier!
Speaker: Edward Doan
 
3:00 pm
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