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By Rania Hadi, MENA Outreach Manager

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Last May, I joined the MENA Outreach team and was swiftly transported to Rabat for my first event (as an organizer) in Morocco. it is hard to believe that a year has passed, but here we are again, preparing for our upcoming g|maroc event!

Our first g|day of 2012 was in Jeddah, and we had a great time learning from, and interacting with, the vibrant tech and business communities - and I even got to exercise my Arabic skills on stage. We hope the fun and energy continues at g|maroc 2012, to be held in the city of Mohammedia, on June 7-8. We chose this location to be between Casablanca and Rabat, but we look forward to having many people attend from all around Morocco.

I’m looking forward to a few things: interacting with participants, testing my French and Arabic skills (fingers crossed), and especially, the new and updated sessions. Based on participant feedback from our previous events, we’re changing the content and format this time to make sure we cover topics that are useful for advanced users. We’ll also have Google engineers, product managers, and business leaders available to answer any questions.

g|maroc isn’t just about us, though; we also want to showcase Moroccan talent! If you have created or built something cool using a Google product, technology, or tool, be sure to tell us about it while registering. You may get the chance to present at g|maroc, so be detailed and show us what you’ve got.

Registration opens today, and it’s free. So register now, tell your friends about it, and let us know what you want to see at the event. Morocco was a fantastic first start for me, and I hope the tradition continues!


Rania Hadi has been with Google since 2004 and now works on Outreach in the Middle East & North Africa. She focuses on building relationships and promoting Google technologies with the developer and tech communities.

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