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Kickstarting your tech writing career with open source

After graduating from University in the midst of a pandemic, I knew that I wanted to be a tech writer, but I wasn’t sure how to start. Google Season of Docs was the perfect way to launch my career; it let me work on my own terms and led to me starting my own business and to subsequent tech writing jobs in open source. I am currently working as a tech...

Configure your private clouds using the Google Cloud VMware Engine IaC Foundations repository

Introduction Google Cloud VMware Engine is a Google-managed VMware platform that customers can use to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud. VMware Engine private clouds consist of VMware ESXi clusters that are managed by Google. Customers manage the virtual infrastructure of private clouds using VMware vCenter and VMware NSX-T for software-defined...

Mentor organization applications are open for Google Summer of Code 2023!

We are excited to announce that open source projects and organizations can now apply to participate as mentor organizations in the 2023 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. Applications for organizations will close on February 7, 2023 at 18:00 UTC. As 2023 begins, so does our 19th year of Google Summer of Code! Last year, we had a few updates to the...

Announcing Google Season of Docs 2023!

Google Season of Docs provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source. Together we raise awareness of open source, of docs, and of technical writing.How does GSoD work?Google Season of Docs allows open source organizations to apply for...

More voices = More Bazel

Takeaways from the BazelCon DEI lunch panel In front of a standing-room-only lunch panel, Google’s head of Developer X strategy Minu Puranik asks us, “If there is one thing you want to change [about Bazel’s DEI culture], what would it be and why?” We’d spent the last hour on three main themes: community culture, fostering trust, and growing our next...

Season of Docs 2022 program results

Season of Docs is a Google program that provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source. We’re delighted to announce the 2022 program results! From April 14 to November 14, 2022 selected open source organizations worked with their chosen...

Google Announces OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 Conformant Program

Google is proud to be an OpenChain Governing Board member. As an early adopter of the first generation of OpenChain, we are announcing formal adoption of ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source license compliance. The OpenChain Project maintains ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source compliance. This allows companies...

GSoC 2022: It’s a wrap!

We just wrapped up the final projects for Google Summer of Code 2022 and want to share some highlights from this year’s program. We are pleased to announce that a total of 1,054 GSoC contributors successfully completed the 2022 cycle. 2022 saw some considerable changes to the Google Summer of Code program. Let’s start with some stats around those three...

Open sourcing the attention center model

When you look at an image, what parts of an image do you pay attention to first? Would a machine be able to learn this? We provide a machine learning model that can be used to do just that. Why is it useful? The latest generation image format (JPEG XL) supports serving the parts that you pay attention to first, which results in an improved user experience:...

Explore the new Learn Kubernetes with Google website!

As Kubernetes has become a mainstream global technology, with 96% of organizations surveyed by the CNCF1 using or evaluating Kubernetes for production use, it is now estimated that 31%2 of backend developers worldwide are Kubernetes developers. To add to the growing popularity, the 2021 annual report1 also listed close to 60 enhancements by special...

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