Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012session
Google, Developers, and Education
About This Session
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: googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2012/06/google-launches-new-developer-education.html
Google Developers Academy (developers.google.com/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 (developers.google.com/university) 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.