Saying thank you to our Google Top Contributors

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    Every day, Google Top Contributors from around the world share their product expertise with people in Google’s official forums, from sharing helpful tips to answering burning user questions. Top Contributors not only help users directly, they champion user feedback, which gives our teams valuable insight on opportunities for improvement across various products. They contribute to 250 product communities in 26 different languages, and their expertise touches hundreds of millions of users each year. These Top Contributors are a critical part of the Google family and we brought many of them together at this year's Top Contributor Summit to say thank you.

    Building on our first summit in 2011, we kicked off the second Top Contributor Summit last week near Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Over three days, Top Contributors came together to discuss their favorite Google products, meet with our engineers and product managers, see demos of new products and collaborate with fellow Top Contributors.

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    Sebastian Miśniakiewicz, Top Contributor in the Webmasters Polish forum, talks with Program Manager Oahn Nguyen and Map Maker Program Manager Nicole Drobeck


    Top Contributors met with product managers and community managers to learn the latest about some of Google’s products, and had the unique opportunity to give their feedback directly to the product team. They also sat down with designers and support team members to discuss the long and short-term vision for various products. Multi-product Top Contributor Manny Barwin (known as “The C Man” in our forums) said, “what impressed me most was the interest taken in our feedback.”

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    Yogi Anand, Docs Top Contributor from Michigan, tries Google Glass


    Top Contributors also got a sneak peek at recently released Google products. After hearing a presentation directly from the Google Glass team, each Top Contributor was given the opportunity to try Glass for themselves. AdWords Top Contributor Adam Briggs said, “I found the best part was being able to try out Glass; it's such an awesome product and I'm really looking forward to it becoming public."

    We also put on several social events where the group was able to meet Googlers, chat with their fellow Top Contributors, and have a little fun!

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    Top Contributors play air hockey during a social event at the San Jose Convention Center
    Photograph by Paciano Triunfo


    We had a great time at the summit saying thanks to our Top Contributors for all they do for our users. If you’re interested in becoming a Top Contributor, get started by becoming active in your favorite Google product’s forum or learn more about the Top Contributor Program.

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    Top Contributors and Googlers show their excitement on campus
    Photograph by Paciano Triunfo


    Posted by Sarah Claxton Deming, Top Contributor Summit Organizerimage



    Original: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/msExRFh8gGI/saying-thank-you-to-our-google-top.html
    By: Emily Wood
    Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:57 pm

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