G Suite Training & Automation

February 20th and 21st

@ Catapult (downtown) in Lakeland, Florida

organized by SW gApps LLC


SW gApps LLC is hosting a G Suite Training and Automation conference either In-Person or Online for organizations who have invested in Google's productivity software known as G Suite. Send your associates to be more equipped and productive! (site updated on FEB 25, 2020).

The conference has ended.

Videos will become available soon.

So far sign-ups from 10 different countries are joining us Online!

Join us In-Person in Lakeland for greater access to the speakers!

After registration, we will collect your questions for the Q&A's

James Ferreira, Google

Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin, Google

Ben Collins, BenLCollins.com

Steve Webster, SW gApps

Speakers and Trainers

James Ferreira, Google, G Suite Specialist and Author of Apps Scripts publications, Austin, TX

Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin, Google, G Suite Developer Advocate (remote)

Charles Maxson, Google, Google Cloud Developer Relations, G Suite (New Speaker!)

Ben Collins, BenLCollins.com (30k+ subscribers), Google Developer Expert and Google Sheets Developer & Data Analytics Instructor, Harpers Ferry, WV

Steve Webster, SW gApps LLC, President, Google Product Expert, Former Google Vendor and contributor of Totally Unscripted YouTube Channel, Lakeland, FL

Eric Schwartz, SW gApps LLC, Director of Services, Customer Experiences, Vancouver, CA

Jonathan Butler, SW gApps LLC, Software Engineer.

David Williams, Ignite Synergy, Director of Services, Automation Experience, D.C.

Other speakers and trainers may be added.


In downtown Lakeland, Florida the in-person events will be held at Catapult, an organization that helps startups and provides friendly co-working environments. They are currently located in Bank of America building within the atrium basement. However, their new multi-million dollar building overlooking beautiful Lake Mirror may become available -- stay tuned!

February 20, 2020 Thursday Evening -- FREE -- In-Person Only

Spend an evening with the speakers and trainers at this free event and learn best practices, tips, and resources. 6 PM to 8 PM. Must register even though this evening is free. Note: there is no remote video conference for this evening event -- in person up to 75 attendees. Times are USA Eastern time zone (-5 GMT)

6:00 PM -- Doors open and light refreshments and networking

6:30 - 6:40 PM -- Google Sheets Text gBlaster (SMS Texting) add-on Inspirational Video!

6:40 - 7:30 PM -- Speakers share best practices, tips, and helpful resources.

7:30 - 8:00 PM -- Meet and great speakers and networking -- bring your business cards!

February 21, 2020 Friday Sessions

Tentative courses, schedule and prices (subject to change). Limited to 75 seats. Alternatively, remote live video conference caps at 250 attendees.

Times are USA Eastern time zone (-5 GMT)

8:30 AM -- Doors open

8:45 to 9:00 AM -- Welcome and Introductions (City Commissioner Stephanie Madden, Sponsors, Trainers, Team members)

9:00 to 11:00 AM -- Automate G Suite and more! Includes Demos. (James Ferreira, Charles Maxson)

11:00 to 11:15 AM -- Morning Q&A (James Ferreira, Charles Maxson)

11:15 to 1:00 PM -- Lunch at The Joinery

1:00 to 1:15 PM -- Text gBlaster (SMS Texting) Add-on Inspirational Video (Steve Webster)

1:20 to 1:55 PM -- Sheets to Apps! Google AppSheet no-code Demo (Eric Schwartz)

2:00 to 3:00 PM -- Automate with Google Apps Scripts (James Ferreira, Charles Maxson, Steve Webster) **New** Apps Script upgraded to V8 Runtime (not Node.JS, but close)

3:00 to 3:10 PM -- Break

3:10 to 3:50 PM -- G Suite Round-table and Q & A (James Ferreira, Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin, Charles Maxson, Steve Webster, Eric Schwartz, David Williams, Jonathan Butler)

3:50 to 4:00 PM -- Closing Remarks and thanking our sponsors

In-person early-bird discounted costs are:

  • $199.99 ends February 11, 2020
  • $399.99 after February 11, 2020

Remote Live Video Conference discounted costs are:

  • $59.99 ends February 11, 2020
  • $99.99 after February 11, 2020
  • For those in the Tampa-Lakeland-Orlando area we encourage you to attend in-person

Prices are per attendee. Based on registration feedback courses could be replaced or added to live and/or online via Hangout Meet. Refunds up to 30 days before event.

Want to Sponsor this Conference?

To become a sponsor, register and enter your desired sponsor level within the form's comments.

$4,000 Enterprise (1 available; 2 days before conference)

  • 10 conference tickets
  • Website Logo and link on website and local Billboard
  • 1 Table or booth
  • Conference swag give-away
  • 1 hour free scheduled G Suite automation consulting

$2,000 Business (2 available; 2 days before conference)

  • 5 conference tickets
  • Conference swag give-away
  • 1 hour of free scheduled G Suite automation consulting

$400 Small Business (4 available)

  • 1 conference ticket
  • Conference swag give-away
  • 1 hour free scheduled G Suite automation consulting


I am coming In-Person. How should I dress?

Casual attire is welcomed. Extended forecast is 80 degrees (F)!

What is the address and where to park?

Venue location: Catapult Lakeland, 331 S. Florida Ave, Basement, Lakeland, FL 33801

Parking: Catapult has two dedicated parking lots for members and guests. Our Guest Lot is located on the corner of Orange and Missouri across from St. Joseph’s outdoor basketball court. Our primary Member Lot is located right off of Lime Street across from the Lakeland Ledger. You can find our parking map here.

I have signed up for Online on February 21st. How do I connect to all the sessions?

Our current plan is to leverage Google Hangouts Meet. After you register and prior to the FEB 21st event, Google Calendar invites with Hangout Meet links will be sent for each session. These events will be recorded for those who cannot attend but have paid for the registration. Those recordings will be shared after some editing. See this link for device and network requirements: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en

Is there Online access to the Thursday evening February 20th session?

No. Thursday February 20th 6-8 PM (EST) is an In-Person only event.

Will lunch be provided for those coming In-Person?

This is dependent on Conference Sponsors so be prepared to pay for your own lunch just in case.