Monday, April 21, 2008

Google App Engine Hack-a-thons!

In May, Google will be holding two free Google App Engine developer events: one in New York and one in San Francisco.

Learn about Google App Engine
The events will include training on the major features of Google App Engine, including data modeling, the App Engine APIs, some aspects of Django, and how to mashup App Engine with other web services. Google Engineers and Product Managers will be on hand to help and answer questions throughout the day.

As well as covering the Google App Engine SDK, we will show you how to deploy and manage your own applications on Google App Engine servers. For people who don't already have a Google App Engine account, we will be inviting people who come to the hack-a-thon to develop on App Engine.

Build With Us, or Build Your Own
We will use the information shared at the event to build up a working Google App Engine application throughout the day, which you can code along with us. On the other hand, if you already have a great idea for what to build, bring that idea along. Even better, bring along anything you can prepare ahead of time (sketches, designs, web page mock ups, etc.) and use the time and information provided to develop your idea into a working application, then share it with the world.

What Do I Need?
We will provide facilities, power, food and refreshments and experts to help you learn to use Google App Engine and write your application. Just bring your laptops, ideas and enthusiasm to complete the mix. We will assume some basic skills and preparation for the event, and these details will be provided soon.

When and Where?
The first event will be in New York, on May 7th from 10am to 6pm. The second will be in San Francisco on May 16th from 10am to 10pm. Space is limited so sign up now!

New York Hack-a-thon
San Francisco Hack-a-thon

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