12 October, 2014

Google and Me

As  a reader, a layman, a user you would definitely agree - "Google is omnipresent". A day without using Google products is hard to imagine. May it be Google search, Google+, G-mail, Hangouts, advertising service, news, Keep, Blogger, Calender, Drive, Docs, Picasa, Maps, Google earth, Analytics and the list goes on and on...

This post is my interactions - personally with Google. I always had first experience of everything with an opportunity from Google, setting the bar high.
  • Google Summer of Code Student. - This was one of the first ever internship I had. Awesome months of my life ! And not to mention, I had my first income in dollars :D
  • Google Code-In Mentor - This gave me an opportunity to introduce 13-17 years kids all over the globe to the world of open source and make their first contributions. The next generation kids are so smart !
  • Google Glass Hackathon, finalist - An exciting feeling when you work with developers' version of Google Glass, hack it and make an app in 2 days !
  • Google Women Techmaker Event, Speaker - I feel so privileged to be invited as a Speaker to deliver 2 talks to only-woman audience, that too on International Women's Day!
  • Google Anita Borg Asia Pacific Memorial Scholarship 2014 - This was the highest honor I recently received. Meeting, interacting and discussions with women all over India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, SriLanka, S.Korea, Korea, Japan and Australia who have incredible leadership skills, community involvement and research/projects in Tokyo and promoting Women in Technology and related fields.
  • Google Internship Interview, Ireland - I never had an interview experience 1 year ago, and when I was contacted by Google , Ireland (yes, I hadn't even applied) that they would like to interview me, I was so glad and excited ! This was my first interview, which was 2+2 telephonic rounds !
  • Google Onsite Interview, India - 6 students from DAIICT were called Bangalore for next rounds of onsite interview. I was lucky to be one of them. I loved the hospitality from Google ;)
  • Google Business Group, Women grp, Ahmedabad - Recently, I have been involved with GBG women group and we have plans to engage and involve more women and encourage them to be entrepreneurs and help them in their startup technically as well as otherwise.
  • Google Doc Camp - BRLCAD, the community with which I was GSoC student, GCI mentor and content creator was selected as one of the 3 open source orgs for Doc Camp. Sadly, my passport still had to be renewed at that time and I couldn't apply for it :(
  • Lastly, I hadn't been a core-member for GDG, GSC but attended some of their events which contributed in some way to where I am today ! One of the memorable events was the live telecast of Google IO 2014. I wish I can attend Google IO in person some day !
This was all Google and Me uptil now. I would like to thank Google for everything I am. I am looking forward to get more involved with Google and its activities in future. :)

PS: Coz of Google, I have got many nicknames in college like Googlebai, Googly girl, Billi borg (bb) ,etc :P

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