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Chamber Business Luncheon

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Name: Chamber Business Luncheon
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Generously Sponsored by Google
Event Description:
Speaker: Travis McPhail, PhD

The Chamber Business Luncheon is our main monthly meeting, and space fills up quickly. This month we welcome students from the Lake Washington School District thanks to Google as part of our Youth Development Program. This program allows students to tour various offices in the Kirkland community and then join the Chamber for our monthly meeting. They will get a chance to meet and make connections with business people from the Kirkland community while listening to a speaker, Travis McPhail, PhD.

Travis McPhail is a Staff Software Engineer and Engineer Lead-Manager at Google who works with Google Maps.

He was hired to help rebuild the technical infrastructure for Google Maps on Android around the time that Apple launched Apple Maps. Travis has worked on Google Maps and Google Earth on multiple platforms and is currently a lead for rendering maps in Google's Maps across Android, Web, 3rd-party APIs, car dashboards as well as lead rendering for Streetview on Android/iOS.

Travis was born in Dallas, TX and later attended Rice University in Houston, TX to double major in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He would later complete his Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Rice contributing research to the special effect, biomedical, gaming communities. 

Dr. McPhail would later work with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Schlumberger, and IHS before moving to California and joining Google. He strives to help people move toward their calling and encourages more people of color to take advantage of every opportunity and not "accept limitations placed on us."

 
Location:
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
Date/Time Information:
11:30am - 1:15pm
Contact Information:
Casey Howard
Fees/Admission:
$30.00 Member Price
$40.00 Non-Member Price
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