Northwest Google Apps Kickoff Meeting

Overview: Be a part of the first Northwest Google Apps user group meeting at Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters. Share your own stories and listen to Google and others share their experiences and best practices for getting the most out of Google Apps. Attendees of this charter meeting will help decide the direction and format of future Google Apps User Group meetings.

Where: Google Mountain View 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 University Tech Talk Room.
(Detailed Map Here!)

When: Thursday March 10, 2011 8:45AM-3:15PM PST

Register Now:  Register here!

Who Should Attend? This meeting is intended for (1000+ user) organizations who have already deployed or have made the decision to deploy Google Apps. It is targeted at those people whose job it is to deploy, support, market and manage Google apps at your institution. If you have access to your Google control panel then this is the meeting for you.

Agenda Details:
  • 8:45 - 9:15am Registration and coffee
  • 9:15 - 9:30am Welcome and opening remarks
    • Purpose of User Group
    • Whiteboard topics of Birds of a Feather
  • 9:30 - 11:00am Customer Stories (5-15 min Customer lightning rounds)
    • 5 Google Apps customers share their Google story and let you know how they use Google, how it impacted their organization and what challenges they faced.
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Google Product Updates and Road-map
    • Future of Messaging, Collaboration, Communication, and Admin Platform
    • Roadmap Highlights and Product Teams: Chrome OS, Apps Marketplace
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch and Birds of a Feather Table topics
    • Based on whiteboard ideas and voting
    • Chrome OS
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm Customer and Google product specialists Q & A Panel
    • Hot Topic 1: New Infrastructure for Google Apps (Consumer Apps)
    • Hot Topic 2: Deploying for Faculty/Staff
  • 3:00 - 3:15pm Closing remarks and next steps
    • Voice your opinion on future sessions, purpose of group
    • Send follow up survey for feedback
  • 3:30- ? Optional Informal Networking at Sports Page Bar & Grill (map here)
    • Quick 10 minute walk from Google
    • Informally meet and chat with other attendees
  • Parking: Visitor parking available. Recommended to arrive by 9am. (see map here)