No, not in the giant Googleplex in Amphitheater Parkway, California; but it’s here in Dhaka. I’ve been invited to a discussion and dinner by Google’s first official trip to Bangladesh.
Yesterday, I received the email asking for confirmation. I wasn’t readily sure whether the email was legit. It had reference to someone I knew. But I did not need to worry about its authenticity as soon as I noticed that the address was email@example.com.
It feels exciting to be invited by the search giant. I assume that now there are tons of active Internet users in Bangladesh and the fact that Bangladesh was listed among top 30 countries in outsourcing, Google figured that it was time to step into the country with bigger business plan. The meeting will be held up with business persons, government and industry experts. They are also seeking some bloggers and members of civil society to speak up about the country’s current Internet landscape. That’s why I was invited.
Like you can guess, I’m all excited and a bit nervous. I’m nervous because I’m not verbally well in English. Last time (that was the first time) I met with Mark Hillary, CEO of IT Decisions, to discuss the same topic. I knew that I can communicate well through written English thanks to blogs and chatrooms, but I suck at speaking English. This time, I gotta face this again. Let’s just hope I talk well. 😉
This may be a bit odd to blog about this, but it’s something I’m quite excited about and I think it doesn’t hurt to write about my excitement on my personal blog. 🙂