Today, Indonesia celebrates Google Day in Jakarta. This is the first Google Day event in the country. The same event also took place in the neighboring countries like Malaysia and the Philippines. The event goes for two days, starting today with the agenda of ‘Business and Government Day.’ The head of communications for Google Indonesia, Vishnu K. Mahmud said that this event is just for a basics introduction of Google products. He said:
These seminars gather all of the Google users in Indonesia to be introduced to Google’s products and services. It’s just an introduction which gives basic knowledge about using these products.
Search, AdSense, Google Analytics, Map Maker, Google Places, Google+, and YouTube were all on today’s menu. Vishnu said that today’s agenda received interest among a wide range of people, from businessmen to students. Tomorrow will be University Day which introduces Google services for use in education.
Google Dev Fest Jakarta 2012 is also tomorrow. This will focus on Google developers as a community event that connects developers with developer advocates and Google engineers in Indonesia. The event included several introductory and intermediate level sessions on best practices using technologies ranging from Android to App Engine.
The country’s marketing manager for Indonesia, Krishna Zulkarnain, announced today that Google’s next big space will be the Google Glass Project. But the release date has not been declared yet. He can not give more details about the shape, target market, and the price. But new innovations are on the way.
Vishnu stated that this event is a great way to meet Google users, especially people from Google Business Group Indonesia and Google Developer Group Indonesia. After the seminars ended, there was a Gangnam Style flash mob held in the main exit. That video marks a YouTube success story which recently broke the Guiness Record for most liked YouTube video.