It was first time Google hosted Google Local Guides Summit 2016 at San Francisco, California on September 13- 14th 2016. Google Summit sounds cool, it was a great oppurtunity for contributors to part of this excellent Summit (#LGSummit16). We Kolkata Local Guides and West Bengal Local Guides Community happy that from here Our contributors make it for grand Google Local Guides Summit 2016. it was a proud moment from Kolkata Local Guides community our one of the key member Dr. Shaunak Das received call for Google for their Google Local Guides Summit 2016.
It was all about experience the journey, learning, networking and share it other fellow members to inspired them fullest new level. That’s how community grow. Shaunak Share lots of interesting stories before and after Summit happened. One thing mostly came out that he did a great job few years for Local Guides and finally this full-fill those hard works nicely. It was Google Summit it should be Grand no doubt about that, actually it was more than that. Lots of activities, session and learning experienced it was. Those memorable experience this one blog post not enough. Make it more interesting adding more photos rather than text.
Directly from Shaunak
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Only four people got selected from India. But due to visa problem two attended the summit.
Google paid all my travel expenses and we stayed at Hyatt, San Francisco during the summit days. I arrived San Francisco on 12th Sep via Abu Dhabi (Etihad airways). The journey was so long, it took 4 hrs to reach Abu dhabi , then 15 hrs to reach SFO. Google did airport transfers for all of us.
On 12th sep around 3pm I visited Golden Gate bridge with some other friends and walked all over. We had a welcome dinner at Hyatt hotel and it was really awesome to meet other 74 local guides.We shared some souvenirs among us.
Day One: On 13th morning we went to Google HQ at Sillicon Valley, mountainview. Met with Googlers and walked along the entire google campus. Saw some awesome things like Google visitor center, Google android garden etc. We had lunch at Googleplex. The canteen space was huge, and I met some Indian Googlers there.We had some exclusive meetings with top Googlers too.
On same day we had closing party at Mission Bowling club.