Join Google in
Alabama

August 6-10, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you already registered or considering attending a Grow with Google Alabama event? Here’s what you should know before joining us.

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on our 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Google is committed to helping Alabamians thrive in the digital economy. In 2017, Google helped provide $703 million of economic activity for Alabama businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits. And this past April, we broke ground on a new data center in Jackson County.

Now, Grow with Google is excited to support AL small businesses and jobseekers by offering free, in-person digital skills workshops and coaching. We know that middle-skill jobs account for 59 percent of Alabama’s labor market, but only 47 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level (source). We want to do our part to help equip workers and businesses with the digital skills they need to compete in the economy of today and tomorrow. We’re also providing train-the-trainer resources to local leaders -- including library, nonprofit and education professionals -- who can bring these free resources and tools to their community.

We'll have three events in Alabama during the week of August 6th. 

Birmingham: Monday, August 6
Opelika-Auburn: Wednesday, August 8
Jackson County: Friday, August 10

Our three events will be held in the following locations:

Birmingham:
Birmingham Public Library
Central Branch
2100 Park Pl.
Birmingham, AL 35203 

Auburn-Opelika:
Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
200 S 6th St.
Opelika, AL 36801

Jackson County:
Scottsboro Public Library
1002 S Broad St.
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768

That's right, there is no cost to attend a Grow with Google Alabama event.

Yes, there is complimentary parking available at each event.

Birmingham: Complimentary parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Birmingham Public Library (East Building) between 7th Avenue and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd.
Opelika-Auburn: Complimentary parking is available in the parking lot surrounding the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library. Additionally, street parking is available on Avenue A.
Scottsboro: Complimentary parking is available in the Scottsboro Public Library parking lot. Entrances to the parking lot are located on both South Broad Street and King Street.

All you need to bring is yourself! We’ll have laptops for you to use during the workshops and printed handbooks for you to follow along and take notes. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, we’ll have free wifi for you to use. Also consider bringing a light sweater or jacket just in case.

You can register for a Grow with Google Alabama event here.

Registration will close the day before each event. 

Birmingham: August 5th at 12:00 PM ET
Opelika-Auburn: August 7th at 12:00 PM ET
Jackson County: August 9th at 12:00 PM ET

Unfortunately, this means the workshop is at capacity and we’re unable to take any additional guests for that workshop. Due to popular demand, it's unlikely that we'll have extra spots on the day of the event. If you weren't able to pre-register, we encourage you to check out our online resources at google.com/grow.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, please only sign up for one workshop. You'll only be able to pick one of the workshops in each location. Although it’s unlikely, if we do happen to have extra space on event day, we will create a stand-by line and admit guests on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll do our best to let you in, but it is not guaranteed. If you aren't able to pre-register for a workshop, we encourage you to check out our online resources at google.com/grow.

Drop by our coaching reservation desk at one of our events to get paired with a Googler coach for your 1:1 coaching session. Coaches will be matched to those waiting in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot take any advance reservations or appointments.

Only guests who registered online will be guaranteed to attend the events. If we have extra spots on the day of the event, we'll do our best to accommodate those who did not register ahead of time.

Yes, we will have light snacks and refreshments available for you to enjoy at the events.

You can email us at growalabama@google.com.