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I have seen several talks on Google App Engine before, but have still not used it in anger, so this talk, Introduction to Google App Engine, acted as a refresher. It was given by Ikai Lan, a software engineer working for the Developer Programs groups at Google.
Google App Engine is a way to run your applications on Google infrastructure. You push your code to App Engine and it gets scaled out depending on how many instances you need.
I have signed up for the Google Technology User Group (GTUG) Campout. It is a weekend (August 7-9, 2009) of designing and coding an application, as part of a team, using Google technologies. As far as I know, Google ‘technologies’ can include things like GWT, Android, OpenSocial etc, but there will be a particular emphasis on Google Wave (due to members of the Wave team being out and about to help), and hence Google App Engine.
I am not too familiar with Wave yet, so this should be a great opportunity to get to know it better, meet a bunch of fellow techs, and hopefully produce something cool by the end of the weekend. Looking forward to it…
Registration is free, so if you are interested you can sign up at here.