Google conference at Montclair State.
Calling all tech enthusiasts: Montclair State University is hosting the 2015 Google I/O Extended Meetup on Thursday, May 28. It will be held in University Hall 1070 and is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this time there will be a number of great events taking place that you won’t want to miss.
This project was organized by Todd Nakamura, a software architect and founder of Google Developers Group North Jersey. On the event’s meetup page, it states, “This will be an all-day event held at Montclair State University featuring tech talks, hands-on Code Labs, moderated panels (Tech, Pharma/Healthcare and Startups), tech showcases, fireside chats, tech trivia, live streams from Google I/O in San Francisco, swag, food, prizes and lots of other fun stuff.”
There are already a number of high-profile speakers set to attend, including Alex Torpey, Mayor of South Orange; Dennis Bone, Director of Feliciano Center at MSU and Former President of Verizon New Jersey; Nick Landry, Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft; Mario Casabona, Founder and CEO of Casabona Ventures and many more. Even though the list of attendees is already impressive, the event states that there are still more speakers to be announced.
If you’re still not convinced on why you should attend this annual, educational and fun experience, you can check out all the coverage of last years event on Montclair State’s website. They have also posted many cool pictures from last year on their Google+ page.
If you are convinced on why you should attend, you can find directions to the event through Google Maps. Then, go to their meetup page and RSVP. Be sure to bring some cash with you because a small fee of $5 to $10 will most likely be charged in order to pay for food. However, the group is “actively looking for sponsors to drive down attendee fees as much as possible.” Lastly, to keep updated on the event and get all the details, visit their meetup page.
To find out about other fun or interesting events taking place in Montclair, sign up for your very own Meetup account. You can get e-mailed updates on upcoming events you might be interested in or create your own events, all while keeping in touch with people in your neighborhood. Their main webpage states, “There are 119,480 Meetups happening this week about everything from careers to hiking, parenting, tech, photography and urban gardening.” These events have everything from fun activities to educational conferences, and now all they need is you!