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Recent event covered: 11.03.11 Google Grand Opening Party in Venice

November 3rd, 2011 - Venice, California



Event Description by Alex Stowell:  On Nov. 3 Google hosted an invitation only open house at its new Venice campus.  Along with a great selection of locals, Google’s employees were there as group for the first time as well.  It was quite a soiree.  There were runway models strolling with trays of beer to compliment an insane selection of food and drinks at the various buffets, restaurants and bar.  As well, there was a cool interactive tour of Google’s 12 projects, complete with team members on hand to talk to and a chance to win tablets and notebooks at every station. The speakers included Mayor Villaraigosa, Google Venice office director Tom Williams, Council member Bill Rosendahl and Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president of advertising.  The facility is just incredible.  It includes:  a couple of very well equipped gyms, beach cruisers and surfboards, game rooms, a rock climbing wall, a basketball court,  juice bar, coffee bar, organic locally sourced fruit and vegetable stand, several restaurants/buffets, graffiti walls, relaxation stations,  a huge grassy courtyard and probably a bunch more stuff that I am not recalling right now.  Everybody was in great spirits at the party.  There positive energy was abound.  Thank you for inviting Venice Paparazzi to this historical event.  By the way everybody, Edizen won a lap top during the self guided project tour.

PHOTO EVENT HIGHLIGHTS.

Note:  Photos taken with the Iphone 4s by Edizen Stowell.  To view additional photos from this event, click on the “view photos” button at the bottom of the page.
Photo:  Venice Paparazzi’s Alex and Venice resident Gary Harris enters Google
Photo:  Dr. Stuart Garber of Dr. Garbers Natural Solutions and Helen K Garber
Photo:  Crab, mussels, oysters, clams, sushi, shrimp buffet
Photo:  Venice Beach Suites and Hotel‘s Anne Marie and Andy Layman.
Photo:  Yummy cocktails served all night
Photo:  Center:  Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks and Brennan Lindner
Photo:  Google Chrome tab and notebook on display for guests to play around with.
Photo:  Venice Family Clinic – Art Within Reach
Photo:  Google Game room
Photo:  Google interactive photo booth.
Photo: Venice Paparazzi’s Alex and Edizen’s photo courtesy of Google
Photo:  Google knows what is up.  Hey Googlers, want to learn how to properly use a kettlebell, contact Alex Stowell ofwww.kettlebellboxing.com
Photo:  Fresh produce from local farmers
Photo: Far right back row.   Mayor Villaraigosa & Google Venice office director Tom Williams,
Photo:  Google Venice office director Tom Williams
Photo:  Mayor Villaraigosa presents a certificate of Congratulations to Google Venice office director Tom Williams and Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president of advertising
Photo:  The Certificate of Congratulations
Photo:   Google Venice office director Tom Williams and Council member Bill Rosendahl
Photo:  The roof top
PhotoL  The screen read on my 12 station.  You are a winner of a Google Chrome Notebook!!!!  Thank you Google!
Photo:  The VP team Edizen and Alex with the Google Chrome and a must have vanilla ice cream cone.
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Life at Google

Following taken from the Google website. http://www.google.com/about/

Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards.

Google has offices around the globe, from Bangalore to Zurich, but regardless of where we are, we nurture an invigorating, positive environment by hiring talented, local people who share our commitment to creating search perfection and want to have a great time doing it. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work.

We’re always on the look-out for new Googlers. Take a look inside.

Are you a student or a new grad? Visit our student site

Google Los Angeles – Venice

340 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 310-6000
Fax: (310) 310-6001
(map)

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