When I mention I'm an engineer in our Sydney office, I'm often greeted with looks of surprise: it seems many people aren't aware of our Australian presence. Thus, it is with great pleasure that we are inviting engineers from Silicon Valley (or anywhere in California) to the Googleplex in Mountain View next Tuesday, 8 May for G'day Google: an evening (6-9 pm) open house event showcasing Google Australia.

G'day Google will feature:

There will be several Australian Google engineers there (including me!) to chat with you California sorts about life as a Google engineer down under.

Working in the Sydney office is lots of fun and incredibly challenging. My desk looks over Darling Harbour, so it can sometimes be difficult to spend all day looking at a monitor.

If you happen to be one of the 100,000 Australian expats who lives in California, it's not too late to sign up for G'day Google! We’ll have photos and reports from the event on the Google Australia blog next week.