Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Join App Engine at SXSW

Several of the App Engine team members are excited to be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive 2009. SXSW always brings together an talented variety of web developers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. If you'll be there too, we'd love to meet and talk shop! If you are interested in participating in an App Engine User Study while at SXSW, please fill out this form.

Sunday, March 14th
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

The App Engine team is joining forces with the Blogger and Reader teams for a bash "Read. Write. Drink." at Six Lounge (117 W 4th St @ Colorado). Come share a beer and tales of website building and hosting with us! Bring your SXSW Interactive Badge, or find an App Engine team member at the conference and ask for an invitation. Before the party, Engineers from the App Engine team, including Tech Lead, Kevin Gibbs, are having "office hours" from 8-10pm at Halcyon Coffeeshop (218 W 4th St) where we'll hang out, sip coffee and talk shop - we want to answer your tough technical questions and to help you learn if App Engine is a good fit for your application or business. We'll have some T-shirts, and copies of our new cheat sheet!

Tuesday March 17th
10:00 - 11:00 am, Room 8

Kevin Gibbs, App Engine's Tech Lead, will be participating in the panel "Cloud Computing: Defending the Undefinable" along with Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft and Werner Vogels, the CTO at Here's the panel description: "The brave new world of cloud computing is radically changing how we build web applications. What is a platform, what is a service, and how will the future of web applications be built? More importantly, how do these various clouds compare, and what do the differences mean? Are they ready for your world-rockin' startup? In this panel, we'll get nerdy with technical details, you'll yell at us, and we'll argue why your app should already be in the cloud."

Monday March 16th
9th Annual 20x2 Event
7:00 - 9:30 PM, The Parish on 6th St in Austin

20x2 brings together 20 different participants from all walks of creative life and each person has two minutes to answer/interpret the same question before a live audience. The question for this show is "What's It Gonna Take?" App Engine team member Lindsey Simon will be speaking.

If you're in the area, stop by! If not, you can always leave feedback in our Google Group!

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