July 4, 2011

SG-GTUG Meet-up: Sat July 23rd 2011 - Google Apps Script


Theme: Google Apps Script

Venue: Level 35, 8 Shenton Way (Temasek towers) S068811
Time: Saturday July 23rd 2011, 11:00am to 5:00pm

After coming to a couple of meetups on Google App Engine, you may be wondering what is "Apps Script"? Here is a quick definition on Google Code:
Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services. With Google Apps Script you can:
  • Automate repetitive business processes
  • Link Google products with third party services
  • Create custom spreadsheet functions
  • Build and collect user inputs through rich graphics interfaces and menus

Pre-register here!

Schedule


The speakers (both via video link) will be Mr Saurabh Gupta from Google developer relations team, and Mr Romain Vialard, an expert in Google Apps.

  • 11:00AM - Welcome & Registration, Moderator Questions
  • 11:15AM - 12:00PM Talk 1 & Code Lab Walkthrough by Saurabh
  • 12:00PM - 12:45PM Talk 2 by Romain (several demos will be presented during the talk)
  • 12:45PM - 01:15PM : Refreshment & Toilet break
  • 01:15PM - 04:00PM : Guided Code Lab (~4 hours, led by both Saurabh and Romain)
  • 04:00PM - 5:00PM Demos and Closing

Talk 1: JavaScript in Cloud - Think Automation using Google Apps Script

Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language. Apps Script is also JavaScript on server side which makes APIs more accessible and allows automation around Google Apps. With a simple browser based editor, you can start writing and executing scripts. It also allows users to build UI using server side Javascript. As JavaScript developers, when we think of JavaScript, we think of building great user interfaces and user interaction. But, did you know that JavaScript on the server side movement is taking the JavaScript community by a storm. It turns out that JavaScript on the server side has found a great usefulness and Google Apps Script is blazing a trail on that front. This session will demonstrate how you can extend and automate your use of Google Apps by using Google Apps Script.

Bio of Saurabh Gupta:

Saurabh is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google. He works closely with Google Apps Script developers to help them extend Google Apps. Over the last 10 years, he has worked in the financial services industry in different roles. His current mission is to bring automation and collaboration to Google Apps users.


Bio of Romain Vialard:

Romain is a Google Apps Script Top Contributor. He works for Revevol, an international service provider dedicated to Google Apps, where he uses Apps Script to improve business processes for many clients.


Code Lab:

We will do the following tutorial and then breakout into groups for building interesting apps.
http://code.google.com/googleapps/appsscript/articles/building-sites-app.html

As usual, please pre-register using the Registration form. We look forward to seeing you at the meetup!