An early start traveling to Santa Clara in the Silicon Valley area today known for its high tech industry.
Our first stop was the Googleplex. Angela Mecca from the Education team hosted the tour group and presented on some current and future Google education initiatives underpinned by the Google philosophy of 10X thinking. AISWA delegates were also fortunate in being some of the first Australian educators to view a preview of Google Classroom.
Following the briefing, Angela led the group on a tour of the famous campus before a stop at the Google merchandise store. The ‘team meeting’ bike was a hit with some of the delegates although they did encounter some issues getting it to move!
After lunch at a Mexican themed Google cafe we headed to the Intel Headquarters to visit the museum for a guided tour. Our guide engaged the tour group as they explored the complex world of silicon technology to help us understand how Intel is changing the way we live, work, play and communicate.