Announcement of the Russia GTUG program


    Hi, Habra community!

    For about a year now I’ve been developing Google Technology User Groups in St. Petersburg and Moscow. There are certainly not two groups in Russia - there are more of them, but there are so many in the world !

    During this time, we managed to visit both Google’s offices in Russia, talked with their specialists, held seminars on various technologies, and much more.
    Was it interesting? I think it’s better to ask the community in St. Petersburg or Moscow .

    Since I am a megapractical person, I think that studying all kinds of technologies and listening to seminars should be either using the acquired skills and knowledge at work, or in our own projects, or to bring cool ideas to life on the Web.

    In the process of organizing and conducting GTUG events (especially those dedicated to the participants ’own projects, as it was at the first meeting in Moscow), I noticed that many great ideas have no continuation. The reason for this is not laziness to read the documentation on a particular technology, but the understanding that it will be impossible for one to successfully implement the idea - one is not a warrior in the field! Remember yourself, how many times did you have an idea in a million? But, alas, there was no team or resources to support. So 80% of potentially successful projects cannot even reach the demo.

    Last year, I learned about Plug and Play Tech Center.- to be honest, I was amazed at how cool and creative work with startups and projects was organized there, and I was just as sad that this is only emerging in Russia.

    I asked myself: “What have you done to change the situation?” - I am sure that every IT-specialist should ask himself the same question.

    And today I am announcing the resource Russia GTUG - .

    The purpose of the resource is simple: to give cool ideas / projects / start-ups the opportunity to find everyone who is needed for the successful implementation of the idea. Whether it's developers, designers, layout designers, SEO or investors.
    At Russia GTUG, both Russian IT-specialists and foreign ones will be able to get acquainted with the projects on a centralized basis.

    The GTUG community is huge, there are GTUGs around the world (about 150 groups), their number is constantly growing, and Russia is no exception: just last week a group appeared in Krasnodar .

    So, friends, you can attract developers from both the Russian GTUG communities and foreign ones to the project. In my opinion, the opportunity to work with foreign colleagues on one project will be a good experience in international relations for any team.

    To post your project on the Russia GTUG website, you need to follow a number of simple rules , the main of which is the presence of a project description or idea in Russian and English.

    The best projects hosted by Russia GTUG, Google will provide the opportunity to make a presentation at the Google Developer Day (GDD) 2010 conference , which will be held in Moscow on November 12! Registration for GDD will open very soon, I advise you to closely monitor the office. blog and twitter !

    Also, in preparation for GDD, I’m selecting your demos for speeches by Google’s HTML5 and Chrome Apps experts. Send your HTML5 or Chrome Apps demos in a separate email to the address provided at the end. We are waiting for interesting projects and ideas!

    The Russia GTUG website is powered by App Engine =),
    so there is an understudy in case of load problems: the
    main one -
    understudy -
    twitter - @russiagtug

    Sincerely, Arkady Khachkovanyan,
    organizer of Russia / Moscow /, send
    all questions, suggestions, suggestions to

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