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The League of Extraordinary Hackers, presented by Google


Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Google's League of Extraordinary Hackers is the premier event for getting the inside scoop straight from Google's engineering, business development, and developer relations teams.

From fast-paced "API Briefings" that reintroduce Google's developer products (APIs, tools, and services) to more intimate office hours held by the the speakers themselves, there should be something for all kinds of developers and startupers.

Visit our chillout lounge and recharge your feet — and your laptop. Take a load off in the YouTube Leanback Lounge, and check out the the latest offerings from YouTube and Google TVs.

Expect demos, razor-sharp tech conversation, and a sampling of the best of Google's developer offerings.

Immediately followed by SHDH@SXSW.



1:00 - 1:30 PM - 1st Floor: Registration, greetings

1:30 - 5:00 PM - 1st Floor: API Briefings get you reacqainted you with Google's developer products

1:30 - YouTube Leanback Lounge opens

1:45 - 5:00 PM - 3rd Floor: Office hours with Google's engineers, developer relations, and biz dev teams

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Drink with friends! Stay and mingle with your developer community.

7:00 - close SHDH@SXSW




Time Description
1:00 - 1:20 Using speech to power your Android app
  Learn about the latest text-to-speech features available in Android (such as support for high quality voices), and how you can use speech to create awesome applications that can be used even without looking at the screen.
1:20 - 1:35 How to spend less time managing servers and more time developing
  Cloud computing doesn't have to be hard or expensive. See how Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Talk can make your organization become a group of messaging and collaboration rock stars.
1:35 - 1:50 Chrome Dev Tools
  Get up to speed on all the newest features of a web app developer's best friend. Update CSS styles on the fly, get a diff or save changes to disk. Set breakpoints on everything imaginable and dig into the networking stack to uncover performance gains.
1:50 - 2:05 App Engine
  A crash course overview of the App Engine platform and all the power it provides to any developers building web-enabled applications
2:05 - 2:20 Rdio Partner Demo
  Partner Demo
2:20 - 2:35 Spreadsheets in, maps out
  Google Fusion Tables is a new way to easily upload, share, and map your tabular data. Load up a spreadsheet, you've got a map. A few clicks and you've got a powerful map visualization.
2:35 - 2:50 Foursquare Partner Demo
  Foursquare is able to rapidly iterate and scale its location-based service by building on top of a host of free software and services, including those from Google. Foursquare will do a quick tour of their stack and discuss what has and hasn't worked for them, and where they're headed.
2:50 - 3:05 Sizing considerations in the face of the Viral Net
  Once upon a time figuring out how big a server needed to be was easy. Then everyone started twittering, and everything changed. Learn how Blogger can help you withstand the network demands of the new viral world.
3:05 - 3:20 BREAK
3:20 - 3:35 What is Google TV?
  Learn what Google TV is (and isn't), and what opportunities are enabled for web and native application developers.
3:35 - 3:50 Games at Google
  Learn about how Google's helping game developers distribute and monetize their games
3:50 - 4:05 Building Video Applications with YouTube
  If your usage of the YouTube platform is limited to occasionally pasting embed codes in your blog, then you are missing out. Come and learn about YouTube API and interesting new social, mobile and gaming applications.
4:05 - 4:20 HTML5 and You
  "We’ll break down HTML5 into categories of features: some implementable today, others reserved for hackers. We'll tackle how to handle ALL browsers. Oh, and plenty of shiny demos to get a feel for all HTML5 and friends are capable of."
4:20 - 4:35 Beyond Times and Arial
  Web fonts have reached a tipping point. In the next few years, the majority of new websites will be built with web fonts. Learn about the technology behind Google Fonts, the benefits of using web fonts in your applications and webpages, and hear about some exciting new web font tools that integrate into your existing workflows.
4:35 - 4:50 Cellbots
  Cellbots lets you control an iRobot Create, LEGO NXT robot, or any custom robot from an Android device. We will show some cool demos and show how you can easily have Cellbots control your own custom robot.
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412 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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