Google Meetup: Why It Works, How To Use It, And What You Can Learn From Them

While many tech giants like Google and Amazon have their own elaborate presentation platforms, there are a lot of other big companies out there that don’t, like Microsoft and AirBnB. If you’re looking for a way to create a playable presentation without all the design faffing around, Google Meetup is definitely worth a look. While a lot of it can still be customised, their magic template is pretty much plug and play. It comes in three or four different views (depending on how many seats you’re looking to fill) and can professionally condense your presentation by pulling things like statistics and slide contents straight from your slides. Adding in some graphics is beyond easy, even for folks that don’t have a designer’s hands. They certainly tick any box you have as a tech savvy business person desperate to create meaningful content without

What is a Google Meetup?

A Google Meetup is a venue for small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to meet with other like-minded people. They are also called a Community Workshop. It’s an open event where friendly folk can come together to solve problems, share knowledge, and network in a low-pressure atmosphere. If they’re hosting a Google Business Workshop then you can also get one step closer to building or growing your business. If a Google Meetup has already started, don’t fret! They have several places for you to join. You just have to check them out for yourself. From the homepage of the Event page at

If you are having trouble locating a specific location, just type in “Google For Business Workshop” in Google Maps or a local search

The Benefits of Google Meetups

Many people are turning to Google Meetups as a way to find new friends near them or even in their city. It is commonly used by college students and is definitely one of the fastest growing social media platforms. One important thing that many people forget is that Google Meetup groups are not public groups. You can only join a public group if it is open for anyone. However, you can join private groups that just the members of those groups can see you on the world map through Hangouts.Private

groups have also been another way for people to connect with like-minded people who share their passion for a new hobby such as yoga or photography without having to go through the steps of getting on Facebook and searching for “yoga” or “photography” so often. Also this is just an additional way for people to connect with each other even though there are not as many private groups compared to public.

Tips for Successful Meetups

Meetups can be a fun and effective way of staying in touch with people. Here are some helpful tips to ensure success at your next Google Meetup. Read More

The current state of Rails applications, part 2: Continuous Deployment (continued from part one)

by Jon Galloway, Robert Adams and Luís A. Ibanez

September 28 2017 update | The DevLoop Development & Training Blog

Continuing from the previous article about how Google uses continuous deployment in production environments to develop code for their Chrome browser, today we are delving into ways teams can leverage automated test suites and continuous deployment tools to

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With thousands of Meetups taking place each week and a simple way for people to discover Meetups nearby and connect with other attendees, the popularity of this event has grown exponentially. However, due to the size of the medium, a lot more challenges arise. How do we make it seamlessly shareable? How do we separate the images from Instagram? How do people get the most out of their Meetup experience but minimize the impact on Instagram? In a similar vein, incorporating Livestreams into content marketing is a bit more complicated. Let’s face it, sometimes things just don’t click on video. There are fundamental hurdles- connections between personal spaces being too complex and not interoperable across data systems, processes that occasionally shift too quickly making it harder to support new frequency or mediums , etc.

So last month, I coordinated on a concept for helping brands incorporate visual storytelling into their content marketing/PR strategies. Part of eliminating complex sharing mechanisms and traditional data systems was to simply go to Instagram and publish your images with one button- even if you’ve already decided the images were no good. It’s not like anyone expected this but it was not hard either to take advantage of- before following up with more sophisticated and dynamic validation process. Last week,

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