Another Friday has rolled around, and we’re happy to announce a new screencast from my team at Google Maps Developer Relations.
In this screencast, Brendan Kenny shows us how to use Chrome Developer Tools to debug a Maps API application. Even some members of our team learned something watching this video.
In other news, members of my team, Maps Developer Relations, are holding office hours in Google+ Hangouts. You can find more information about that at our Google Maps API Google+ Page. Add the page to your circles to find out when the next ones are scheduled.
O’Reilly’s Where Conference is April 2-4. It’s going to be a great conference, with lots of really interesting talks on mapping and location technologies. And Google is going to have a big presence. We’ll have 5 workshops, 4 sessions, and one keynote by Google Vice President Brian McClendon. This is the biggest effort we’ve ever done. We’ll be talking about a variety of topics, including:
So if you’re headed to Where, come and say hello at our sessions or at our booth in the exhibit hall.
If you haven’t registered for Where yet, you can get 25% off by using this discount code: GOOG25. So register today while there’s still space.
To the Google Maps Developer Relations team, the most exciting feature of Google+ is the opportunities it gives us to connect with Google Maps API developers from around the world. That's why today we're very excited to announce the launch of the Google Maps API Google+ page.
The Google Maps API Page will be used to give helpful tips about using our APIs, announce our office-hours hangouts, and point you to new cool maps that we find. We’ll also use the page to tell you about upcoming events, highlight announcements, link to helpful articles, and a lot more. It’ll also give us a stronger means to connect with our valued developer community. For instance, today we announced the next Google Maps API Office Hours, in which you can connect to the Maps Developer Relations team through Google Plus Hangouts.
Over the past couple of months, the Maps DevRel team has been connecting with Google Maps API developers through our personal accounts. We’ve now created a new circle that you can follow that has all of us in it.
For years, this blog has been the primary way for developers to keep up to date about the goings-on in the Google Maps API world and that isn’t going to change. We see the new Google+ page as adding a new way for you to connect with the Google Maps API team.
So if you want to learn more about the Google Maps API, connect with other map developers, and keep up with the latest news, add us to your circles!
Hi, welcome to Fab Friday, the late edition! Today we have the pleasure of sending you another in our series of screencasts. This week, Josh Livni talks about using the Maps API Utility Library to add Google Earth to your Maps API application, with only 4 lines of code. Check it out:
In other news, Chris Broadfoot and I really enjoyed giving our talk Beautiful Vectors yesterday at Strata 2012. Thanks for the warm welcome and great feedback. If you’re interested, here are our slides, though our demos are not yet ready for release.
In upcoming events, Josh and Chris will be at South by Southwest in the Google Village. And they’ll be speaking Saturday, March 10th. Stop by and say hi if you’re in Austin.
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