BLINKON 11

Google Tech Corners Campus

Sunnyvale, California, USA

Nov 14 - 15, 2019

Latest news: Values survey

Values survey

We’d love to understand the values of the BlinkOn developer community.  Please complete the survey below to help us gather and share this information.  Individual responses will be kept private and visible only to members of the BlinkOn organizing committee, aggregate results will be shared publicly.  

Survey link:  bit.ly/blinkon-values

Conference schedule, agenda, and map

Please find the conference agenda, the talk schedule, and the Tech Corners map.

Slack sign up link

https://join.slack.com/t/blinkon/signup 

Lightning talks

We'll have lightning talk sessions at the end of each day. The talk registration has been closed. If you have any questions, ask haraken@.

Information for sessions hosts

How to record presentations

If you are hosting a discussion or similar, feel free to not record the session.

  1. Join the meeting ID your are invited to on your laptop
  1. Attention: If you used a @chromium.org account for signing up, that particular account got the invitation.
  2. bit.ly/blinkon11-votes also has the meeting IDs directly linked as Livestream
  1. Join the very same meeting ID manually on the GVC/Teleconference unit
  1. Feel free to ask a present Googler for assistance
  1. Start recording via the GVC unit
  2. Stop recording at the end of the presentation

Publish your slides

If you have any slides, please publish them before or after the session.

  1. Goto bit.ly/blinkon11-votes
  2. “Sign in” with your email
  3. Look for your session
  4. Click the Edit/Pen image
  5. Add links to slides
  6. Save
  7. Done

Slack

There is a Slack workspace for coordinating activities related to BlinkOn at https://blinkon.slack.com and registration is open.

Ad-hoc feedback

Please send us (anonymous) ad-hoc feedback during BlinkOn via this form.

BlinkOn 11 (Sunnyvale) FAQ TOC

FAQ Permalink: http://bit.ly/blinkon11-faq

BLINKON 11

Latest news: Schedule

Information for sessions hosts

How to record presentations

Slack

Ad-hoc feedback

BlinkOn 11 (Sunnyvale) FAQ TOC

Introduction & registration

Quick logistics

Overflow Rooms

Session Recording

BlinkOn 11 is an unconference

What to Bring

Visas & Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) information to enter the USA

Hotels

Airports

Parking

Code of Conduct

Security

Swag

Weather

Organizer emergency contact

Introduction & registration

Welcome to BlinkOn 11!  

Registration for BlinkOn is now closed.  Thanks to our hosting facility we have been able to open enough slots for all attendees.  The waitlist is cleared!  If you previously received a message that you were on the waitlist, you have automatically been registered.

BlinkOn 12

We’re excited to share that the BlinkOn conference is returning to a bi-annual schedule and BlinkOn 12 planning has already begun.  BlinkOn 12 will take place in April 2020 in London.  

Quick logistics

Event Venue: Google Tech Corners Campus, Sunnivale, California, USA

Venue address & access: Detailed conference access information including building & rooms will be provided prior to the event.  

Overflow Rooms

All mainstage sessions will take place in Comic-Con, which is located in SVL-TC6, and be livestreamed to the following rooms:

Session Recording

A video conference link will be auto-generated for all breakout sessions. To find this link, click on "livestream" in the schedule and then locate the last ten digits of the address bar or click on the calendar invite and then locate the last ten digits under "Join Hangouts Meet" (e.g. https://meet.google.com/tzw-ebfg-kyn).

For those of you who are hosting a breakout session, please use the last 10 digits to present to the video conference unit and to record your session. Please feel free to ask Googlers present in your session for assistance on how to do this.

BlinkOn 11 is an unconference

This means attendees will have the opportunity to shape BlinkOn 11's agenda like never before. Here's how this will work:

  1. Attendees propose 30 minute sessions in advance or right during BlinkOn using the scheduling tool (bit.ly/blinkon1-votes).
  2. Attendees vote on the proposed sessions to determine room size via the scheduling tool (bit.ly/blinkon1-votes).
  3. We will use the information to create a schedule, we will leave a few slots open for ad hoc meetings and late proposals.
  4. Also, in order to see the schedule you can subscribe to this Google Calendar.
  5. If you want to propose multiple sessions or need more slots, simply do so via the scheduling tool. Consider adding a postfix like “Part one”, “Part two” where appropriate.
  6. For questions please send a mail to blinkon-planning@google.com or goto #problems-and-feedback on the BlinkOn Slack.

What to Bring

Visas & Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) information to enter the USA

Complete visa information for business visitors to the US can be found on the US travel site of the Dept. of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/business.html

Please note that visa-exempt business visitors to the United States, except Canadian citizens, require an ESTA even if your country is part of the US visa waiver program. Please see the linked websites for details.  

Non-Google employees - If you need an invitation letter, please fill out this form to collect information for a Visa letter.

Google employees - Please use go/gscribe to generate your Visa letters.

Hotels

There are a large number of hotels in the area.  We’ll update this space closer to the date of the event if we’re able to secure special event rates from any hotels.  

Airports

The closest airport is San Jose International (SJC).  The second closest airport, and the larger of the two, is San Francisco International airport (SFO).  

Parking

Parking is limited at this event space. We encourage you to take public transportation or the MTV shuttle bus. All uncovered parking slots are free and open for use to all visitors. Googlers are asked to park within the parking structure or underground parking which require a Google badge for access. Thanks for your cooperation!

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

As developers and community organizers, we all pledge to respect everyone who attends BlinkOn.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Communication must be constructive and never resort to personal attacks, harassment, insults, or other unprofessional conduct.

We promise to extend courtesy and respect to all attendees regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or level of experience. We expect all attendees to do the same.

If any member of the community violates this code of conduct, they may be sanctioned or expelled from the summit.

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately.  

Security

You must wear your event badge at all times to gain access to the event center space. There will be security guards on-site checking for them. Please check-in at the main lobby of the event center to get your event badge.

If you see or hear anything that concerns you, or witness any violation of the conference Code of Conduct, please contact an organizer as quickly as possible.  See below for contact information.  

Swag

In line with Chrome’s updated swag policy, swag will not be distributed at this conference.

Weather

Average November weather in Sunnyvale

High: 19 C, 66 F

Low:  9 C, 48 F

Organizer emergency contact

For non-emergencies, please use Slack or email.