Google Mobile Faculty Summit
October 8 - 9, 2015

Google (map)

1897 Landings Drive
Mountain View, 94043

This is a small summit, which falls within a series of events managed by the University Relations team, with about 40 academic attendees and roughly an equivalent number of Googlers from various teams, including Android, Chrome, Infrastructure, and more. Our goal is to build stronger ties between Google and the academic research community through this summit, as well as build a roadmap for future collaborations.

We ask attendees to come with an open mind and a willingness to get well out of your comfort zone. 
This workshop will give opportunity to have people come to talk about what they have been working on for the last few years. The format of the workshop is still being decided but will likely consist of short talks with an emphasis on discussion and interaction.

Googlers: Want to attend? Visit http://go/mfs2015reg to register!

Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 7

Guests check in @ The Grand Hotel

Thursday, October 8

08:00 am - 08:30 am: Breakfast at hotel

08:30 am - 09:00 am: Shuttle from hotel to Google

09:00 am - 09:15 am: Introduction - Matt Welsh

09:15 am - 09:45 am: Project Loon - Cyrus Behroozi

09:45 am - 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am - 10:45 am: The Physical Web - Scott Jenson

10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Faculty Lightning Talks (10 minutes each) - Schedule here - Slides here

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm: Lunch

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm: Whisper and Nearby - Andrew Bunner

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm: Project Fi - Richard Liu

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm: Break

02:30 pm - 03:45 pm: Faculty Lightning Talks (10 minutes each) - Schedule here - Slides here

03:45 pm - 04:15 pm: Context Awareness - Waleed Kadous

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm: Mobile Content Delivery - Andreas Terzis

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm: Poster session & beers

06:00 pm - 06:15 pm: Shuttle to Steins Beer Garden

06:15 pm - 08:00 pm: Reception / casual dinner at Steins Beer Garden

08:00 pm - 08:15 pm: Shuttles from Steins Beer Garden to The Grand

Friday, October 9

08:00 am - 08:30 am: Breakfast at The Grand Hotel (for guests)

08:30 am - 09:00 am: Shuttle from The Grand to Google

09:00 am - 09:30 am: Chrome, Mobile, and Emerging Markets - Matt Welsh

09:30 am - 10:00 am: Project Soli - Emre Karagozler

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Project Iris - Brian Otis

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Project Volta - Ashish Sharma

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Faculty Lightning Talks (10 minutes each) - Schedule here - Slides here

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Wrap Up

12:15 pm - 01:15 pm: Lunch to go, depart

Booking travel

Only attendees on our RSVP list will be able to book hotel and flight through our services. If you can no longer attend and have a replacement in mind, please contact

Book your flight

Please contact our travel agent, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), to make your flight arrangements:

Call 866-933-1845 (N. America) or 630-395-8068 (International)

Mention Meeting ID 6GEHJT9

All workshop-related air and hotel expenses will be billed directly to Google, greatly simplifying all of our lives. Feel free to extend your arrival/departure day if that meets your needs. CWT will apply Google's general travel cost guidelines to summit travel. I expect you'll have no issues with the guidelines -- they are quite reasonable.



How will I get to and from the airport?
If you requested ground transportation, we will be in touch closer to the event date to set up ground transportation.

How will I get from The Grand Hotel to Google? 
We will be providing shuttles to Google at 8:30AM on Thursday 10/8 and Friday 10/9. We will also provide shuttles back to the hotel on Thursday 10/8 after the dinner. 

When should I travel to/from Mountain View, CA?
Please plan to arrive at your convenience on Wednesday, October 7. The workshop begins at ~9:00 am Pacific Time Thursday, 10/8 and will end by 2:00 pm Pacific Friday, 10/9. 

Which airport should I fly into?
We encourage guests to fly into SFO or SJC airports.

Emergency Contacts
CWT/Flight Emergency #: 1-800-448-8596.

What additional information do I need to present to CWT?
  • CWT will need the following information (when calling or e-mailing):
    • Name (Last, Middle, First)
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Address
    • Departing Airport
    • Seating Preference (aisle, window, middle)
    • Frequent Flier Number
    • Any deviations (i.e. you want to fly into a different airport than you flew out of)
    • Passport Information - For International Travelers
    • Country of Birth
    • Country of Citizenship
    • Passport Number
    • Passport Issue Date
    • Passport Expiration Date
    • Country Issued
    • Issuing State


What hotel will I be staying at? 
Google has made arrangements for you to stay at The Grand Hotel. Please note that the rooms are non-smoking. Free wireless internet will be available at the hotel. 

The Grand Hotel, Sunnyvale
865 W El Camino Real 
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

What if I want to stay more than 3 nights?
You are welcome to stay in the hotel longer but it will be at your own expense. Google will cover accommodation for the nights of October 7 - 8. You will be responsible for any nights outside of the program dates. If we're unable to secure the reservation for additional nights, you will be responsible for booking those nights on your own. If you make changes to your flights, you are responsible for covering accommodation fees that apply. 

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Room assignments prior to this time are subject to availability. Check-out time is 12:00 pm. If any room is not vacated by this time, you will be charged a late charge unless prior arrangements are made with the hotel.

Is internet available in the guest rooms?
Yes, wireless internet is available free to all guests.

Is there parking available at the hotel?
Yes, parking is free. 


Will I need any money for the hotel?
Yes, when you check-in at the hotel, your credit card will be required as a room deposit and for hotel incidentals (room service, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.). At check-out you will have the opportunity to change the method of payment, either by presenting a different credit card or cash. The hotel does not accept personal checks. Google covers the cost of the room and taxes only.

Will I need money for anything else?
Google will be covering the cost of your airfare, hotel accommodation for the nights of October 7 - 8, meals at Google and transportation to and from The Grand Hotel to Google. You will be responsible for all other expenses. 

With regards to accommodation, you will be responsible for any nights outside of the program dates. 

Hotel - 
The Grand Hotel
865 West El Camino Real (map)
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (800) 786-0827

Google Office
LMK2: 1897 Landings Drive, Mountain View, 94043

Thursday Lunch at Google
Bridgets Market - 1965 Charleston Rd., Mountain View, 94043

Thursday Dinner

Steins Beer Garden

Dinner (map)
895 Villa St,
Mountain View, CA 94041