Yes, all the summer’s hottest Google events happened to take place on my last week of employment.
I just returned from the 2006 Google Summer Picnic. This year’s theme was the “Mad Hatter” and took place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. I guess the team has outgrown its campus once again!
As usual, there were plenty of food, drinks and fun activities.
Attendees had choices between barbeque, picnic and buffets, which included hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, fries, mushrooms, corn dogs and a wide variety of snacks, dessert and beverages.
On the entertainment side of things, there were carnivals, dancing, rock climbing, face painting, fake tatooing, balloon sculpturing, giveaways, petting zoo and a card tournament.
Oh, and of course, who can forget the Google Idol contest, where singing and dancing Google talents sang and danced their hearts out live on the Shoreline Amphitheatre stage!
I also got to catch up with a lot of my Google friends that I hadn’t seen or talked to in a while. It was fun to hang out – kind of feels like old times again.
Another good time, and another successful event organized by Google!