Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Google Developer Day - Israel

Hey folks,

In case some of you might have missed the news that The Google developer day is hitting Israel early November.

It is a great opportunity to discover some of the neat features Google products can offer and cool mash-ups you can all create for your projects/businesses.

Open Social, Gears and AppEngine to mention a few will be presented there as well as mobile and Android. The sessions are going to be held by experts some of which you probably already heard of.

It is going to be an exciting day with superb networking opportunities in an Google style environment.

If you are a developer - don't miss it. It is of course free of charge.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Proud of Google and its founder

I've been active with the Gayglers shortly after joining Google. With an overwhelming company support I took the initiative and started our local Gayglers group which later on became very visible in Dublin Pride events. Many people were surprised for the support we received. For me it looked natural.

Today I found myself shocked with pride for Google's stand on Proposition 8 that was introduced to eliminate rights of same-sex couples to Marry.

Although this one deals with Californian legislation only it is just incredible the company's support for Human Rights and above all for Equality.

"It is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Amendment 8. While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality...
we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love." by Sergey Brin on Google's official blog

From Dublin Parade 2008