Caption: A photo of the back of a Googler wearing a Connect Live 2018 T-shirt while watching Jen Fitzpatrick, VP of Google Maps, deliver a keynote.Last Thursday, we wrapped up two and a half days of what I can only describe as awesomeness at Google’s campus in Mountain View with an awards ceremony, glow party, and Ricoh Theta V camera giveaway courtesy of the Street View team for our 151 attendees from 59 countries.
Caption: A group photo of Local Guide attendees at Connect Live 2018 holding up flags from their home countries as well as Local Guides props.
Over 100 Googlers from across Google participated in the event, whether it was by hosting a talk or by attending our daily Googler Office Hours where Local Guides could bring their issues and ideas directly to the product manager working on that area.
Over the course of the two days, attendees participated in their choice of four sessions, chosen out of 19 topics in total which ranged from Make Your Own Street View, to Shaping the Future of Map Editing, to Local Guides Helping Local Businesses.
Caption: A photo of Local Guides sitting in the audience and smiling during Connect Live 2018.
While we hosted three parties in total—and wow, were they fun—we debuted the Local Guides Lounge, a place where they could gather to play games, share ideas, and get to know each other even better.
Attendees and Googlers have shared an incredible amount of photos and posts using #localguidesconnect, and we thank you for following along with us. If you haven’t yet, head on over to your favorite social media platform to see the event through their eyes.
Thank you for following along and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing more information from Connect Live 2018 over the coming weeks!