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Google Developers to open new SF space

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Tech mammoth will increase its presence in the city next month

This September, Google Developers will open a new space in Yerba Buena—specifically at 301 Howard. Billed as a ”unique opportunity to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and emerging markets,” the new office will take over 14,000 square feet inside the 42-story high-rise (once the home of Macworld Magazine, among other tech-related outfits).

Per Google Developers blog:

The space will hold a range of events: Google Developer Group community meetups, Codelabs, Design Sprints, and Tech Talks. It will also host the third class of Launchpad Accelerator, our equity-free accelerator for startups in emerging markets. During each class, over 20 Google teams provide comprehensive mentoring to late-stage app startups who seek to scale and become leaders in their local markets. The 3-month program starts with an all-expenses-paid two week bootcamp at Google HQ.

Goole bootcamp! Sounds intriguing and, presumably, not of the Barry’s variety.

Google has a smattering of other offices in San Francisco—most notably on Second Street and on Spear Street. The latter space recently played host to a gaggle of Buddhist monks who created a sweet sand mandala.