Monday, June 13, 2016

Search for GBG Success Stories is on!

Are you using Google to do extraordinary things? Has technology enabled you to start new ventures, grow your business or affect the lives of those around you in a positive way? Would you like your story shared around the world? We would love to hear from you.

Share your story for a chance to visit Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California for mentorship experience customized and relevant to your business.

Here are the guidelines:

Who can join?
GBG / GDG managers and community members
Non-community members ( Public )

Judging Criteria
Inspirational: personal or professional obstacles that were overcome to achieve success (60%)
Impactful: on industry, society, community or environment (20%)

Innovative: unique ways of using the internet to deliver its product, service and process and how Google products were used (20%)

SMB - Small to medium sized businesses including NGOs.
Technology - Technology startups and ventures.
Social Impact - Social enterprises.

  • 13 June 2016 - Submission starts
  • 27 June 2016 - Submission closes
  • 27 June 2016 - Start judging submissions
  • 7 July 2016 - 24 Semi-finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and YouTube 1 minute pitch submission starts
  • 14 July 2016 - YouTube 1 minute pitch submission closes for internal selection
  • 21 July 2016 - 9 Global finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and video production starts
  • 14 November 2016 - Videos for 9 Global Finalists produced and public voting for people’s choice awards starts.
  • 21 November 2016 - Winners announced
Winners will be sent (flights and hotel) to MTV for a customized business mentoring visit and a chance to attend a business conference.

We have a group of 15-20 judges representing different teams in Google - SMB Marking Global, Developer Product Group (DPG), Policy, PR, Communications, Developer Relations (DevRel).

Leave a comment here, or a message to either @Jon, @Carlo, or @Alma if you want to nominate your business or someone else's. Feel free to reach out if you have questions!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

MapUp Season Is Back

GBG Cagayan de Oro kicks off its 2016 by bringing back the MapUp season.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GDay Cagayan de Oro 2014

There is no doubt that Cagayan de Oro is now rapidly growing and evolving as a business hub. People are now into startups, businesses and new technologies as the city grows and becomes more competitive.

That is why there is no better way to celebrate business success and create more opportunities for the city than having a GDay celebration. We just had our second GDay and it definitely was bigger and better than last year!

Monday, October 27, 2014

#WalkTheTalk: GBG CDO GeoWalk Part 2

Last October 25, 2014, we had our final mapping event for this season.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Android Invasion on Bombo Radyo Cagayan de Oro

Josan Dometita, Community Manager of GDG CDO and our very own Christian Drey Lumen, Mapping Expert of GBG CDO were invited by Bombo Radyo Cagayan de Oro last September 14, 2014. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#WalkTheTalk: GBG CDO MapUp Part 1

Last October 11, 2014, a number of enthusiastic mappers attended "Walk The Talk," a GeoWalk and MapUp event of GBG Cagayan de Oro.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Map Maker Training Was A Success!

Our recently concluded Map Maker Training was a success!

We spent the whole afternoon of September 27, 2014 at the Lab D of Xavier University's Faber Hall to discuss how we could use Google Maps to contribute to the development of our very own Cagayan de Oro City.