Why is Google hosting this event?

Google strives to cultivate inclusive programs and events around the globe. We believe a diversity of perspectives and ideas leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. We also aim to support local tech communities and partners and help foster connection and innovation at Sandbox events and beyond. Google Sandbox is designed to highlight engineering life at Google through a closer look at our technology, culture, and engineering principles, with a focus on bringing together Googlers and historically underrepresented groups in tech to connect and collaborate. Google Sandbox features tech talks, access to Google engineers, and hands-on workshops. There will also be recruiters present to speak with anyone who might be interested in employment opportunities.

Is this a diversity event?

While the Sandbox series has a dedicated focus on engaging historically underrepresented groups in tech, the event and application are open to everyone with engineering and computer science-focused experience in the Raleigh- Durham metro area.

Where is this event being held?

The event will be held at the American Underground on Main Street. Exact location details will be sent in the confirmation email you'll receive prior to the event.

Is transportation to the event available?

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the events. Please note that this event is intended for participants local to the Raleigh- Durham metro area. Participants outside of that area may apply and attend but would be responsible for any travel and accommodation costs. 

What time does the program run?

Registration both evenings will begin at 5:30pm, allowing time for check-in, bites, and beverages. Program content will begin ~ 6:00pm and end at 9:30pm. 


Can I bring a friend or attend on a walk-in basis?

You're welcome to have your friend or +1 apply to attend the event using the form during the open application period. Please note that we tend to reach capacity with pre-registered applicants for events. If you would like to bring a friend or +1 who hasn't applied, they will be accommodated on a space-available basis on the day of the event. Admission is not guaranteed for walk-ins.

What happens if I am waitlisted?

Applicants who are waitlisted will be admitted on a space-available basis on the day of the event. If you are waitlisted, you are not guaranteed a seat for the event(s) 

I am a student, can I apply?

Yes! While this program is geared towards working professionals, we do like to admit some students to foster an environment of hands-on learning and mentorship.

Do I need to be a member of one of Google's partner organizations to apply for this program?

Absolutely not! We welcome anyone to apply!

When are applications due for this program and when will we be notified?

We will be accepting applications until Tuesday, August 8th. Every applicant will be notified of their application status on or before Tuesday, August 15th.


Should I plan to eat beforehand?

We will be providing heavy appetizers, beverages, and desserts on both evenings. 

What attire is recommended?

We are casual at Google, so please wear whatever you are most comfortable in. We find that many people dress in business casual for Google events.

How do I get a job at Google? / How do I apply for a job at Google?

If you’re interested in Google career opportunities, please talk to one of our recruiters at the event.

How/when will I get my Child care reimbursement stipend?

After the event, your attendance will be confirmed, and we will send your name and email address to Plus Relocation, our reimbursement vendor (if you have concerns with us sharing your information with our external reimbursement vendor, please contact us at google-events-team@google.com. You can expect to hear from Plus Relocation about next steps within 7 business days following the summit. They will manage the disbursement of funds. Please Note: You will not receive your reimbursement at the event.

How do I unsubscribe from event invitations?

If you wish to no longer receive event invitations, please unsubscribe here by entering your email address and clicking "submit". 

Additional Questions?

Email google-events-team@google.com with the subject line "Google Sandbox Raleigh-Durham".