Friday, November 13, 2009

Google and Geeks On Tour

The webinar is over, and it was a great success.  Working with the wonderful people at Google was quite an experience. 
If you don’t know, a webinar is a seminar presented live worldwide on the web.  The technology to make that happen is quite amazing.  WebEx is the company that Google uses to make that happen.
We had a run-through last night to make sure all the WebEx stuff was working and that it all worked with our computers.  It did not go as smoothly as we expected, but we were assured that everything was working for today’s event.
During breakfast, several Google employees came over and thanked us for participating on the advisory panel yesterday and expressed a desire for continued discussion of some of the things that were talked about.
There were a dozen Picasa team members in the room for the webinar.  Computers, headsets and phones were set up and the participants started coming online.
Jaysie from Picasa welcomed everyone and did some introductory demonstrations before introducing the star of the show, Chris.
Chris really showed her expertise during her 25 minute editing presentation.  The experts in the room were very impressed. 
The Q&A segment followed with many good questions from the online guests and answers from the experts, including Chris. 
Pictures were not allowed inside the offices, but I can tell you, the place is really cool!
Thanks, Google!
We’re catching a plane in the morning to return to our RV in Florida.

p.s. You can watch the complete webinar on Youtube.

2 comments:

TiogaRV said...

Reading about your Google experience, I was soooooo excited for you both!

Su amigo,
Jorge

marymay said...

How wonderful that you finally get recognized by Google! You've been missionaries for them for how many years? We look forward to hearing more about your experiences.

Your now neighbors,
MaryMay & Ed