Kerala GTUG gets off to a rousing start


Tvm: Google fans across God’s Own Country got together today to launch the Kerala Google Technology Users Group (GTUG). The inaugural meet held at the Technopark in Trivandrum.

The event started with Sreejumon KP, the founder of the Kerala GTUG introducing and explaining the objectives and the proposed activities of GTUG. This group is meant for people who are using or want to learn more about developing applications using various Google technologies. It was also decided to have a GTUG Library, at the premises of KeLNet Communications in Technopark who volunteered to host it. GTUG members can lend Google related books from this library.

There were four technical sessions on Google technologies by Anash Oommen, a Developer Programs Engineer from Google, Hyderabad; Praseed Pai, a .net Consultant and Solutions Architect from Kochi; Rajesh Varghese, a Software Engineer at Software Incubator, Trivandrum and Sreejumon who is an Architect with Nokia R&D Centre, Bangalore.

About 125 Google enthusiasts from various places in Kerala participated in this first Kerala GTUG meet. Techies from different IT companies in and outside Technopark, students and tech entrepreneurs were among the participants. The event was a good opportunity for the members of the Kerala GTUG to network with each other while sharing knowledge and also to increase contacts within the industry. The GTUG is supported by Google and there are 129 groups all over the world. Participants also got goodies from Google.

The Kerala Google Technology Users Group launch meet was webcast live on Kerala IT News with the support of KeLNet Communications.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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