“Insiders’ Stories of Chrome: a Full Cloud-Based Experience”, a STF event on 03/16

What: Insiders’ Stories of Chrome: a Full Cloud-Based Experience
When: Wed, March 16, 2011 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Where: Bellevue City Hall
Event style: Talks, Q&A and interactive discussion
Admission: Registration required
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Sea-Tech-Forum/events/15861655/
Parking: Free (but limited)
Food: Light snacks/drink provided at hallway (no food/drink allowed in the conference room)
Gifts: Swags from our sponsors are available, including a Galaxy Tab and another rare device as door prize

We are expecting 130+ people from local companies, organizations and start-ups, not necessarily technical people, but also marketing professionals, PM, recruiters, investors…, including 20+ VIP guests from many sound companies.

Come on time and print out the confirmation page to guarantee a seat.

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Tentative Event Agenda, Speakers and Topics
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6:00pm – 6:30pm, Snack & social (come early and meet interesting tech guru and investors, besides food)
6:50pm – 7:00pm, Introduction
7:00pm – 7:25pm, Talk

Title: Chrome Browser
Speaker: Raghu Simha, Software Engineer in Test at Google
Abstract:  In a little more than 2 years since it was first released, Google Chrome has gone on to become the third most widely used browser in the world. This talk will cover some of the aspects of Chrome that have helped create its cloud-based experience, and will shed some light on the release cycle that has enabled the rapid development of new features. This will be followed by Q&A.

Bios:  Raghu is a software engineer at Google, and is currently involved in various projects within Google Chrome. He has over 7 years of experience in the software industry, and has worked at Cisco and Microsoft prior to joining Google.

7:25pm – 7:50pm, Talk
Title: Chrome OS
Speaker: Alberto Martin, Technical Program Manager at Google
Abstract:  Chrome OS is nothing but the web. How having super fast instant access to the web changes the way you interact and think about the use of your notebook. Chrome OS has been built for high security and simplicity for end users. If time permits, the talk will also include some demos. 

Bios:  Alberto is a Technical Program Manager at Google. He has been working in Chrome OS for the last year and a half as a TPM. Prior to Chrome he worked on Google Talk for four years, the projects he managed included the launch of video chat, expanding Google Talk reach and making free phone calls from the browser. Before Google he worked on a startup for 2 years in SF creating HR systems.

7:50 – 8:15pm, Talk
Title: Testing Chrome OS
Speaker: Eric Li, Senior Software Engineer in Test at Google
Abstract:  The talk will focus on:

  1. Open source strategy for Chrome OS test.
  2. Chrome OS testability.
  3. Introduction to Chrome OS test automation tool.

Bios:  Eric is a Senior Software Engineer in Test working for Google and currently served as the test tech lead for Chrome OS project. Eric has been working in Internet/Mobile Industry for more than 10 years and had a wide range of interest in varies things about computer science with a focus on software tools which could impact software engineering process.

8:15 – 8:40pm, Talk
Title: Chrome Web Store – Distributing and Monetizing Web Applications
Speaker: Alex Levich, Product Manager at Google
Abstract:  Chrome Web Store is a new platform for distribution and monetization of web apps. This talk will discuss emerging web and app trends and the value proposition of this new platform. We’ll share how Chrome Web Store, Chrome and HTML5 create a web eco-system for users and developers.

Bios:  Alex is a Product Manager at Google responsible for Chrome Web Store developer ecosystem and monetization. Her 10 years of product management and product development experience include Yahoo!, Israeli Intelligence Corps and a previous engineering stint at Google. Prior to Google she was leading Yahoo!’s news experiences on Web Search. Alex holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor in computer science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

8:40pm – 9:00pm, Q&A to all speakers, and interactive free discussion 
9:00pm, Door prize draw
9:00pm – 9:30pm, Social

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Intro of Sea-Tech Forum
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Seattle Technical Forum is a loosely coupled Seattle-wide discussion forum for technology (esp. IT, web, mobile, game, telecom …). The forum is a platform for professionals to:

  • Collaborate with other professionals
  • Share ideas
  • Foster creative brainstorming
  • Promote your company, products, and technical events

Its members cover all major IT companies in the Seattle area.

Please join our discussion group at: http://groups.google.com/group/seattle-tech-forum & meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/Sea-Tech-Forum/ for event updates and, of course, lively discussion.

We also allow members to pre-register for events with a lowered registration fee.

Also feel free to join our Facebook group and Linkedin group too:

fb: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_161613450548153
linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/e/g1vxqt-ghfjupxt-h/vgh/3710277/

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Intro of WicreSoft
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Wicresoft is a leading business process and IT outsourcing provider based in Shanghai.  Operating since 2002, Wicresoft was formed as a joint venture between Microsoft and the Shanghai government.  Today, Wicresoft employs over 3,200 employees in offices worldwide including China, Japan, Europe, and the newly-formed North American office in Seattle.

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