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Inspired yet? Great! Shoot a mail to gwit4emerging@gmail.com and become a part of the GWIT Family.

Super Inspired? Have a pressing need to share stuff with everyone right away? Hop onto the GWIT Forum. Happy Posting!

GWIT extends its boundaries to the offline world with regular Events hosted in and around the Middle East and Africa region, for women to come forth and experience the technological advances and opportunities available to women across the globe.



Google Women in Technology Ambassadors (GWITA)

Opportunities Professional

Opportunities for professionals: Online Advertising

Google Products

Establish your company online quickly and easily with Google Site

Share the right things with the right customers with Google+

Promote your activity using videos on YouTube

Google AdSense is a fast and easy way to monetize your content by displaying relevant and engaging ads on your website pages: download our AdSense Overview here

Google AdWords is an online advertising program that allows anyone to advertise on Google.com and its network of partner websites. Learn more: download our "Getting Started with Google AdWords" guide

Opportunities Student

Opportunities for students

At Google, we believe students are the future! We are always looking for ways to help further educate students and to interact with bright, young minds. Below you'll find some excellent resources to help you interact with Google.

Anita Borg Scholarship - Africa, Europe, Middle East Deadline for 2012: February 1st.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google.

Check out the profiles of the girls awarded with the Anita Borg Scholarship
Check out the Scholarship Opportunities Page

Job opportunities for students - visit the site
Search our opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Conference & Travel Grants - visit the site
Google supports a variety of external engineering and computer science-related initiatives associated with universities, including summer schools, workshops and programming contests.

Student Ambassador Program - visit the site
The Deadline for students in Sub-Saharan Africa in March 1st, 2012 - click here to apply
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities.

Google Online Marketing Challenge - visit the site
Professors register for the Challenge from November 15, 2011 to May 1, 2012; Students can register from January 31, 2012 to May 11, 2012.
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global online marketing student competition open to any higher education institution from anywhere in the world.

CodeJam - Google annual programming competition - visit the site
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012.
Google Code Jam is an annual programming competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time.

Google Summer of Code - visit the site
Program announced on February 4th, 2012.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.


Google Maps


Google Maps and the New York Times


Google App Engine


Creating Google App Engine is very easy.  Many companies decided to take advantages of Google resources to support their products.
Giftag is a free, web-based wishlist creation service that supports products all over the web. It lets you pick things from any site, add them to a list, and share that list where ever you want. Its free, it supports open standards, and its recently been re-platformed on Google App Engine. Here you go why Google App Engine was the ideal platform for it.

Giftag.com and Google App Engine

Evite is the world's largest online personal invitations platform, allowing users to create customized invitations for any type of gathering. See the following interview to understand how Google App Engine fulfilled Evite needs.

Evite and Google App Engine

WebFilings provides a secure, cloud-based end-to-end financial reporting solution for SEC reporting companies. Also for them going for App Engine was beneficial.

WebFilings and Google App Engine

Last but not least, Rovio decided to come on board in 2011 to offer Angry Birds on Chrome. Discover why in the video below.

Agry Birds and Google App Engine

Technical resources

What does App engine really do? It does what is written on the tin, it allows you to build applications removing the burden of taking care of your own infrastructure. 

Everything you want to know about Google App Engine can be found on the Google Developers website at this address https://developers.google.com/appengine/. Creating your own applications is easy on App Engine. The following video get you started guiding through few steps.

The following video helps you setting up Eclipse as your framework environment. 

Advanced tips

Mobile application development is growing at  fast pace and the most of the applications around need the support of a back-end server. Find out how you can use App Engine's new feature to build powerful APIs to support mobile applications running on Android, iOS, and mobile browsers in general.

Creating good applications is the main target for designers and engineers. Some good tips about how to improve the quality of your work and how to have many happy customers.