Sunday, July 23, 2006

Power Googling with Nancy Blachman

On Tuesday July 25th at 7 pm in the community room we will be having a special edition of our Tuesday Tech Talk series. Nancy Blachman is visiting Princeton until the end of the month and has offered to give a seminar on "Power Googling" before she departs once more for the west coast. Here is the official press release:

Power Googling: Getting What you Want from Google
Google is easy to use, but the more you know about how it works, its features, its capabilities, and how it displays results, the better it can serve your needs.Learn how to go beyond Google's deceptively plain interface and take advantage of underutilized capabilities and shortcuts. In this presentation, Nancy Blachman will show:

  • how to select terms and search (more) effectively;
  • how Google interprets your query;
  • what's included with your results;
  • how Google works;
  • how to use "advanced" search features, even undocumented ones.
Nancy Blachman has been using Google since the spring of 1999, when Google was less than one year old. She developed Google Guide, an online tutorial that can be found at and has written over a half dozen tutorial and reference books, including How to Do Everything with Google, Mathematica: A Practical Approach, Mathematica Graphics Guidebook, Mathematica Quick Reference, Maple V Quick Reference, and Putting Your Heart Online. She is president and founder of Variable Symbols, a company that specializes in software training and consulting. She obtained a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Birmingham, U.K., an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she taught for eight years.

More information on Nancy and what she talks about can be found in U.S.1's recent article about Nancy.

No registration is necessary. Pass the word around as I can assure you that this will be an informative and interesting event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did Nancy provide handouts? How can we get them? Please post them if you can.