Friday, December 9, 2011

Angry Birds College Challenge

Fellow students!

We know how much AUB students love Angry Birds, and we're willing to bet other students do too. Here's a chance for you to prove that!

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Angry Birds on December 11, 2011, +Angry Birds and +Google+ are giving you the chance to compete against fellow students in for the title of 2011 Angry Birds College Champion! 

How to play: 
1. Add +Angry Birds College Challenge to your circles.
2. Play the Google+ Angry Birds game ( as much as you like until Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9:59 am Local Time (GMT +2).
3. Post your highest level and score on that level publicly on Google+ and add +Angry Birds College Challenge to your post.

NOTE: You must be a student, and have your university email listed on the "About Me" section of your Google+ Profile. If you do not have a Google+ Profile, you can set one up over here.

Live Streaming g|egypt 2.0

Dear fellow AUB* students,

We, the Google Student Ambassadors at AUB, in collaboration with the IEEE Student Branch at AUB, the Computer Student Society, and the Business Student Society, are proud to be streaming a Google conference in Egypt (g|egypt 2.0) live to AUB.


The conference is open to all AUB students, no registration is required, and no entrance fee either, feel free to drop in! (If you have classes, convince the students and professors to come with you!)


Day 1: Business Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and University Students (Sunday, December 11, 2011) - Level: All
  • 9:30 am till 5:30 pm - Bechtel ELH
Day 2: Web Masters and IT Professionals (Monday, December 12, 2011) - Level: Intermediate, Advanced

  • 9:30 am till 1 pm - West Hall Auditorium A
  • 1 pm till 5:30 pm - Hostler Center
Day 3: Developers and Programmers (Tuesday, December 13, 2011) - Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • 9:30 am till 5:30 pm - Auditorium C

Please check the g|egypt 2.0 website.

We hope to meet you all there.

*for the non-AUB students, we apologize, allowing non-AUB students into AUB is a complex procedure, and we did no have enough time to manage that. You may still follow the event, we will be using the #gegypt hashtag in our posts on Google+.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Online Marketing Challenge

Real money, real results, real experience!

The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) is an exciting opportunity for students to experience online marketing and creating online marketing campaigns using Google AdWords. As well, students and their professors can win great prizes. Over 50,000 students from almost 100 countries have participated in past Challenges.

With a US$250 budget provided by Google, students develop an online advertising strategy for a real business or non-profit organization that has not used AdWords in the last six months. The global winners and their professor receive a trip to the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California to meet with the AdWords team. Regional winners and their professor receive a trip to a regional Google office. Visit the Winners page to see the 2011 Challenge winners.

The competition is open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, regardless of major, with teams ranging in size from three to six. All students must register under a verified professor/instructor at a higher education institution. The key dates for the Challenge can be found on the About the Challenge page.

Click HERE for more about the Challenge

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Google Photography Prize

Google+ photography competition community
Google Plus. Source.
Photography should be at the center of every social network, and Google Plus does exactly that. By offering an awesome platform for people to share and upload their photos, and making it so simple and intuitive to interact with the photos, Google targets a group that is usually ignored by most social networks.

And now, Google is offering an extra incentive for all those photographers and photography networks to use Google Plus. Meet the Google Photography Prize

Google+ photography competition categories
Categories available in the competition. Source.
Google teamed up with Saatchi Gallery, London to offer students in higher education around the globe a chance to showcase their work on the worldwide stage. They "challenge you to come up with photographs that will make us laugh, cry, listen, hop on a plane, start a conversation, or start a revolution". The Google Photography Prize offers 10 categories: Me, Food, Fashion, Travel, Fashion, Street, Action, Night, Sound/Silence, and Point of View.

The competition is open to all students in higher education who are over 18, anywhere in the world. You just have to choose one category, and share up to eight of your photos. The deadline is on January 31, 2012 so grab your camera and start shooting!

As with any competition, it isn't complete without some prizes, and Google offers some prizes to drool over. You ready? Here we go.
Top 100 entries
Galaxy Nexus, the prize for the top 100 entries. Source.
  1. Top 100: A Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. (Did I mention that its' camera has a zero shutter lag?!)
  2. Top 10: Their work will be shown at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months which will coincide with the exhibition ‘Out of Focus: Photography’.
  3. Also they and their +1 will also win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening.
  4. Winner: A once-in-a-lifetime photography trip to a destination of their choice with a professional photography coach.
You can check the competition's rules here or visit the competition's Google Plus page.