What is the Google Product Experts Program???

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The Google Product Experts Program is about recruiting volunteer tech enthusiasts to facilitate discussions, and answer questions about using Google Products in the Google Help Communities. Note it is not about becoming employed by Google. Yes, it does look good to have this program listed on a resume. If you go above and beyond by blogging and creating YouTube Tutorials, it may reap some rewards. Other than that, you receive swag as a gift of appreciation. So if you don’t mind having a closet full of T-shirts and other items embellished with their logo, this may be a program for you. You can also obtain badges for various levels due to points earned.

The badge levels provide perks such as a private area to discuss the product. It puts you in the know of potential updates. However, you are under NDA, which means no product discussions outside the specific product group. You may get to do some beta testing. Beta testing doesn’t necessarily mean testing a device. Most of the time the beta test is focused on testing potential APP updates.

I had an opportunity to beta test a physical device. The item was shipped back to Google upon completion of the beta test. So, if you like being in the know and helping others, then the Google Product Experts Program may be for you.

Cheers to the New Years & Change…

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In 2019 my posts dwindled due to many life distractions.  However, it is my goal in 2020 to start posting on a more regular basis.  In 2020 you will notice a slight change of focus with each new post. The blog will continue sharing technology tips, tricks, tutorials, and ideas. What will change is my focus on using educational technology.  In 2020 I will share how technology may enhance more than the academic arena.

Technology is a tool that has enhanced many aspects of my life. My innovative journey started thanks to my daughter. She opened my eyes to the importance of bringing a computer into our lives. It led to my searching for best practices for using technology to enhance her academics.  During this time I also started using technology to create digital designs. I don’t think it was a surprise that I’d quickly adapt to using technology in creative ways.

Beyond using technology for my creative pathways as an artist it has also supported my physical exceptionalities.  Due to my chronic spine issues, I have discovered independence thanks to technology, and am looking forward to the new journey ahead of me.  The intent of my blog is to share new technology adventures along with tips, and tricks for supporting a variety of lifestyles.