Google Factory Tour Being Webcast

Google's having its first "Factory Tour" today, an event for journalists and industry analysts. Google cofounder Sergey Brin will be speaking, along with CEO Eric Schmidt. Various other executives will also be talking about products and services from Google.

Chris and Gary are at a conference on the East Coast and can't make it. I was just out at Google about a week ago, so couldn't squeeze in another transatlantic jump.

If you're like us missing the fun, never fear. There will be a webcast today beginning at 10am Pacific Time and lasting until 1pm (the event itself, however, runs through 3:30pm). Here's the agenda:

    9:00 - 10:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
    10:00 - 10:15 am Welcome & Introduction
         Eric Schmidt - (CEO)
    10:15 am - 12:00 pm Progress in Research and Ads
         Marissa Mayer - (Director, Consumer Web Products)
         Peter Norvig - (Director, Engineering Search Quality)
    12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch
    12:45 - 2:00 pm Opportunities Today
         Jonathan Rosenberg - (Product Management)
         Jeff Huber - (VP Engineering)
         Dave Girouard - (General Manager, Enterprise)
    2:00 - 2:45 pm Future Directions
         Alan Eustace - (VP Engineering & Research)
         Marissa Mayer - (Director, Consumer Web Products)
         Sergey Brin - (Co-Founder & President, Technology)
    2:45 - 3:45 pm Q&A ? Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin
    3:45 - 4:30 pm Product Demos

Postscript 2: In the usual role of Barry Schwartz, Andy Beal of Search Engine Lowdown is doing live coverage of the event. Keep checking his home page for dispatches.