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Google, Developers, and Education  

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Google Developers
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Google's mission is to organize the world's information & make it universally accessible & useful. Education is in our DNA, so we gladly provide resources for users. However, when it comes to learning a new API, being told to "RTFM" can be challenging. That is why at Google I/O this summer, we launched 2 new initiatives to help users get up-to-speed in a user-friendly self-paced online learning environment: Google Developers Academy ( provides online classes to help you learn one aspect of using a Google API. We've launched with material covering a variety of services including Google App Engine, Google Drive, YouTube, and our many advertising APIs. This is just the start, as we'll add new lessons regularly. Google Developers University Consortium ( is a community for those in academia using Google APIs for instruction or research. Teachers & researchers can share their open materials & exchange ideas with other faculty worldwide. Users can make announcements about their work, highlight successes, publish research, etc. Google also has a diverse set of teams addressing various needs in the technology & education space. Programs available from these teams include: K-20 education pedagogy, encouraging careers in the science & engineering disciplines, research, (awards & programs for university faculty & grad students), student internships, etc. This talk serves as an overview of many of our developer & education programs. Some knowledge of Google products, tools, and/or services may be helpful but not required.

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Wesley Chun

+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" book series & companion videos (, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including helping create Yahoo!Mail using Python almost 2 decades ago. He has taught numerous Python courses at Cisco, Disney, VMware, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, & Foothill College. Wesley holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, and loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and can be reached on Google+ or Twitter (@wescpy).
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