Austin, Google, and IT of the Year

My annual trip to Austin for the Texas Computer Educators Association conference was particularly special as I was invited to attend an event at Google headquarters, and I won IT of the Year for Texas!

My teammate, Teresa, and I arrived in Austin early and enjoyed dinner before a busy day at Google on Monday.

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On Monday we headed to Google headquarters to learn all about the latest and greatest stuff from Google. I’d tell you all about it…but they made me sign a non-disclosure agreement (sorry)! I definitely want to work at Google. Sigh.

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Tuesday I was on pins and needles as I waited to find out if I’d won IT of the Year! I was thrilled when they called my name! It was really humbling and validating after 10 years of really busting my butt at my job! My friend Dr. Beaird was a finalist for Principal of the Year.

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The rest of the week was classes, sessions, and Starbucks to keep me going! I even got to sit right up front during Bill Nye’s keynote.

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When I got home…Tony had a wonderful surprise for me!

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I love that man! What a whirlwind trip! I was glad to be home!