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A Virtual Battle of Interstellar Spacecraft

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13th, 2012

Are you ready to commandeer 
your own virtual starship?

Feel the power as you program your own spaceship. Experience the thrill of maneuvering your craft in a virtual universe.  Undergo challenges as you battle head-to-head with other participants for hard-earned bragging rights and some really cool Google swag.

If this sounds like a mission you'd like to embark on, then join us for Ship Wars!  This is an invitation-only event for industry computer science engineers, programmers, and developers.

You'll be writing a virtual starship in a to-be-announced language. We'll then run the "tournament" and put your ships head-to-head to see which ships will come out on top.

Engineers from the Bay Area professional community are invited to this event and Googlers from the San Francisco office will attend and help facilitate gameplay.

We'll provide yummy finger foods and beverages to keep you fueled up as you compete!

For more of the nitty-gritty details of Ship Wars, check out the FAQ page.

Schedule (subject to change) 

5:30 - 6:00 
Registration & Check-in
Location: Google San Francisco Lobby

6:00 - 6:15 
Getting settled, Mingling, refreshments
Location: Duboce Triangle Tech Talk Room

Overview of Programming Language & Game Rules

7:00 - 8:30
Program! Build! Prepare for War!

8:30 - 9:15
Ship Wars - The Battle!
Office Tours

9:15 - 9:30 
Winners announced, prizes, and swag

Where do I sign up?

If you're ready to be the captain of your ship, you can register by using this registration form. You will receive a detailed confirmation closer to the date of the event with updated information and logistics. 

This popular event has previously sold out very quickly; we anticipate a sell out as well. Please register ASAP!

Do you have a friend with similar technical ability as yourself that would be interested in playing?  Feel free to forward this registration page to anyone you think would want to play.