People are asking me why I am promoting an event over another event? I would be glad to explain. In this article, get ready to know also about PreStartup Weekend BootCamps and how amazing this event will be.

Google and Startup Weekend are teaming up to assist developers and budding technopreneurs as they launch new start ups by providing pre-Startup Weekend Bootcamps!

This year, Manila and Cebu are included in the list. Details is yet to be finalized, but we are hoping that the event will still be in University of the Philippines – Cebu College, the venue of the 2012 Cebu Startup Weekend.

Google Technology User Groups (GTUGs) and Startup Weekend partnerships is an ongoing partnership that dates back to the time when the Startup Weekend franchise is just starting.

What are GTUGs?
For those who are asking, “What are GTUGs?”. This refers to the user groups for people who are interested in Google’s developer technologies. They are founded and organized by local developers in cities around the world – you don’t have to be a Google employee to start or attend one. All you have to do is attend several meetups sanctioned by GTUGs to be become officially a member.

What Startup Weekend’s partnership with Google means:
By harnessing experts from local GTUGs these bootcamps will focus on teaching people about Google technologies like Android, App Engine, and different Google APIs that can help them perform their tasks faster and more productive during their actual Startup Weekend project.

Why pre-Startup Weekend bootcamps will improve Startup Weekend events?
During a Startup Weekend event there isn’t a lot of time for attendees to learn and implement new technologies. By partnering with GTUGs, we can leverage experienced and knowledgeable members of GTUG communities to provide experties to Startup Weekend participants. The goal is to teach these developers about a new technology, platform, service, or API.

Who is the target audience for the event?
The primary audience for this event is experienced developers who are attending, or thinking about attending, a Startup Weekend. Members of the local GTUG may also attend, but we encourage them to also participate in Startup Weekend. Automatically, each participants of the GTUGs + Pre-Startup Weekend BootCamp will receive 20% discount of the actual Startup Weekend rate.

In summary, the Startup Weekend + GTUG/GDG Bootcamp schedules are as follows:

METRO MANILA
MINT College
1030 Campus Avenue, 2F CIP Building
McKinly Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
14 April 2012 (Saturday)
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Link: http://swgtugbootcampmanila.eventbrite.com/

CEBU
University of the Philippines – Cebu College
May 5, 2012 (Saturday)
8:30 – 5:00 PM
Registration Link: http://swgtugbootcampcebu.eventbrite.com/

As you can see, the schedules of the event is more or less a week before the actual Startup Weekend:

METRO MANILA
Startup Weekend Manila
April 27 to 29, 2012
MINT College
Taguig City, Metro Manila

CEBU
Startup Weekend Cebu
Friday, May 11-13, 2012
University of the Philippines Cebu College
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

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