Silicon Mountain: Craig Burgess will demo the latest business enhancing Google+ features

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Join the Silicon Mountain Group Monday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. at Tahoe Donnerand#8217;s Pizza on the Hill at 11509 Northwoods Blvd. for a live demo of the recently launched Google+ product features.

Craig Burgess, a web analyst from Telestream, based in Nevada City, Calif. will discuss how social media has impacted lives and businesses and show you how to turn what once was perceived as and#8220;just a trendand#8221; into a powerful personalized tool. He will give a live demo of what Google is doing with the Google+ project by showing a plethora of new features including the upcoming business page launch, ripples and more. Burgess will let us play with the Google+ Hangout feature and demonstrate using one of Telestream products, called Wirecast to do the heavy lifting for the out put to

At the end of the meeting there will be a drawing for a license for Wirecast ($449 value; Before and after the discussion, there will also be time for networking with other technology people who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

In the mid-80s Burgess correctly predicted the coffeehouse boom back when you heard, and#8220;So, let me get this straight: Starbucks sells coffee for three bucks a cup?and#8221; Burgess also writes blog posts, plays in the social media streams including Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn and helps the marketing department in ways beyond his normal areas of usability, conversion rate and search engine optimization. He lives with his wife and children in Grass Valley and splits his time between work, family and lots of outdoor activities.

Join Silicon Mountain at Tahoe Donnerand#8217;s Pizza on the Hill Monday evening. A $5 fee includes pizza, salad and soft drinks. Silicon Mountain Group is a local networking group of technology professionals, entrepreneurs and virtuals that hosts a monthly meeting the second Monday of every month, 6-8 p.m. RSVP to This weekand#8217;s event is co-sponsored by New Leaders (, a local web and mobile software development company and Telestream (,, a Nevada City-based video software and hardware company.

Telestream provides live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that are used by many of the worldand#8217;s most demanding media and entertainment companies as well as a growing number of consumers. The company is privately held and located in Nevada City.

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