We’re Working with Local Volunteers to Complete the First Mashable Social Good Project here in Austin
The Speak Social team joined other volunteer companies in the New and Social Media sectors to form a Social Good Summit committee here in Austin. In case you’re not familiar with the Social Good Project nationally (and if so, shame on you), this cause is backed by Mashable and the UN Foundation to encourage groups across the country to use New Media technology to solve the world’s biggest problems.
In Austin, our committee is working with the city and our top employing businesses to hold a Work-From-Home Day on February 8, 2013. The goal of this day is to study the impact of removing a majority of traffic from city roads can have on our air quality. If this day is successful, our plan is to make it a regular event. However, we understand that the only way this event can truly be successful is if businesses still find it to be an efficient workday – even with team members separated from the office. That is why we are implementing Google Tools with training to teach Austin businesses how to use the tools they need to work together remotely.
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Social Good Summit Austin Offering Google Tools Training for Upcoming Work-From-Home Event
Google Tools Training for Businesses
January 11th – 11 a.m.
Google Office North Austin
The City of Austin signed a resolution initiated by the Social Good Summit Austin Committee to hold a citywide Work-From-Home Day on Friday, February 8th to study the effect of taking a significant number of cars off the road daily can have on the air quality in Austin. If we see an impact, our goal is to make this initiative a regular event.
However, the only way that this Work-From-Home initiative can be successful for both Austin businesses and our environment is to make this an efficient workday even with teams separated from the workplace.
In preparation for the the Work-From-Home event, we are holding Google Hangouts Training at the Google offices in North Austin on January 11th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Google Tools expert Yifat Cohen will be presenting in coordination with a few other speakers.
For more information, or to sign-up to attend this FREE event, visit Our Webisite! The Google offices are located at 9606 North Mopac Expressway - 78759. Also, we want to extend a special thanks to Jason’s Deli for sponsoring this event and providing lunch to all our attendees!