Sorry to folks outside Minnesota. This is pretty area specific this week.
Google joined the Minnesota High Tech Association earlier this month. My hope was that it meant they might start doing training and sponsoring speakers here. Well, apparently it does. They just announced Google Training offered Sep 9 and 10. They are offering a range of classes on how to build a free web site, get listed on Google Places, buy ads and use some of their other free tools. There are three workshops, each lasting an hour. So I’ve signed up for two just to see how it goes. I’ll report in after to tell you how it goes.
I know these sessions have filled up quickly in Dublin – but they are open now if you’re interested: http://www.minnesotagetonline.com