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Google Cloud, Compute Engine, BigQuery and more

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SHORT TALK: "CitiSense: Results from a User Study of a Real-Time Mobile Air Quality Sensing Platform", 

Speaker: Elizabeth Bales  (Postdoctoral researcher in CS  & Human Centered Design at UW and Google Anita Borg Scholar)

Abstract: In this presentation I will present the results of an "in the wild" user study looking at the CitiSense real-time mobile air quality sensor. The sensor is the first of it's kind, and allows for individuals to see their personal pollutant exposure in real time. Participants were encouraged to carry the sensors for a month and reported on how having access to the air data in real time changed how they thought about their environment, and how this influenced their individual behaviors and their interactions with others.

Extended Bio & Details Here, Paper Here 

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FEATURED TALK: "DevOps and Google Cloud Platform", 

Speaker: Jason Hall  (Software Engineer @Google focused on Source Control and DeveloperTools integration with Google Cloud Platform)

Q&A with Eric Morales (Google Cloud Platform Business Development)

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DEV TALK: "Apps Script and BigQuery"

Speaker: Ralph Yozzo (Developer, GDG Co-Organizer)

Using Apps Script and BigQuery to process civic data.  If you want to attempt to understand the New York State Property Tax system, BigQuery is a useful tool.

• Creating Applications with almost no setup.

• See http://taxreform.brooklyncoop.org for a simple example what you can do with Apps Script and Big Query to understand "quasi big data"  

• For a blog entries:  See http://timingblog.brooklynmarathon.com/2014/03/the-inequities-of-new-york-city-and-new.html and http://timingblog.brooklynmarathon.com/2014/03/compare-your-new-york-city-property-tax.html

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LIGHTNING TALKS: 

Please contact organizers before or during the event if interested in doing a lightning talk. We'll list talks here if you sign up early...

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  • Sharad

    It was a great meetup. Encouraged me to start diving into Google BigQuery. Unfortunately, I have been having issues setting up BigQuery account either on my GoogleApps account or my personal gmail account. Can anyone send me Eric Morales's contact information?

    April 25, 2014

    • Nitya N.

      Hi Sharad -- Eric is fairly responsive on Twitter (@krnlpanik) and since he kinda posted his email there (https://twitter.com/kr...­) I guess it won't hurt to say that it's ericmorales at google.com

      April 25, 2014

  • Ralph Y.

    Thank you +Nitya.

    Also after speaking with Felipe Hoffa at Google, Felipe showed me our to make the NYC Department of Finance Assessment data public. See https://twitter.com/fedex1/status/458376165032353792

    So now anyone can query the Assessment data and run your own studies and analysis. Sign in to BigQuery and run this query as one example:

    SELECT '>=[masked]',count(*),sum(fn_avt)/sum(new_fv_t) FROM [personal-real-estate:acris_nyc.nyc_dof_tc_Tentative_Assessment_Roll] where txcl='1' and new_fv_t >=[masked]

    To make sense of the column names see http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/downloads/tar/tarfieldcodes.pdf

    To see the raw NYC data in Microsoft Access format (yes you heard correctly, our public data is stored and distributed in Microsoft Access format) see http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/assessment.shtml

    April 24, 2014

  • Nitya N.

    Hi all, Just FYI -- put an updated post on the GDG Google+ page with links to all presenter profiles (on G+) and their slides so you can make connections where relevant.

    https://plus.google.com/b/102033742326416578905/102033742326416578905/posts/aLKzgEz8Udw

    Best
    Nitya

    April 22, 2014

  • Ralph Y.

    these are the slides for Big Query Google Cloud civic data talk: http://timingblog.brooklynmarathon.com/2014/04/presentation-at-google-gdg-new-york-on.html

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The more competing clouds the merrier.

    April 20, 2014

  • Yosef F.

    Will this be recorded?

    April 15, 2014

    • Nitya N.

      Hi Yosef -- unfortunately, not. But the speaker is an NYC-based Google engineer so I am sure we will have him back to speak on Cloud topics again. (Also, in case you missed it, the Mar 28 Google Cloud Live event had terrific talks, all recorded and posted online at https://cloud.google.c...­)

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Lucas M.

    is there any meetup in 26' of May? I will be in NY.

    April 16, 2014

    • Nitya N.

      Hi Lucas -- currently we have one scheduled for May 28. Agenda will be updated for that over the next few weeks...

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Nikhil

    I am a senior content management specialist and have BI background. I am interested in keeping in touch with the latest advancement in Big data.

    April 15, 2014

  • Leo Z.

    Thnx You

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Nitya N.

    RSVPs should be open now ...

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Leo Z.

    RSVP still says closed.

    April 14, 2014

  • Regina C.

    Is there a reason why the RSVP for this is closed?

    April 14, 2014

    • Nitya N.

      Hi Regina -- apologies. It was an oversight on our part and has since been corrected. Hope to see you there -- RSVPs should now be open.

      April 14, 2014

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