Recently, I had the great honor of being asked by Google to present at Google I/O 2009. Here is the story of my journey including: how to get noticed by Google, getting invited to present at Google I/O, practicing the presentation with my Google contact, the hours leading up to the presentation, the presentation itself, and the after party! I have included some behind the scenes photos and videos as well.
Recently I was invited by Google to attend Google I/O 2009. Google invited me to show off Vast Rank in the Developer Sandbox, and also present a session to attendees: Using AJAX APIs to Navigate User-Generated Content.
I did a lot of work on Vast Rank in my spare time and I am really proud to have Vast Rank recognized by the Google API team. Vast Rank is now a featured project on the Google Maps and Google Search API.
Featured Projects are somewhat buried on the Google API pages. The first screen shot here shows where Vast Rank is featured on the Google Maps API page. The second screen shot below shows Vast Rank featured on the Google AJAX search API page.