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@hackreduce:a night with Google engineers to discuss Google's Cloud Platform

Hi Folks,

the Google Developers Group is pleased to sponsor talks by Google engineers Ryan Boyd and Marc Cohen with Google and hack/reduce. hack/reduce, of Cambridge dedicated to shaping the future of the big data-driven economy. We will have an inroduction to hack/reduce, including an introduction by executive Director Abby Fichtner

Crunching Big Data with Google Big Query - Ryan Boyd Google Developer Advocate

Applications which grow to web-scale generate massive amounts of data. Many developers end up throwing this data away because they can’t extract value from it without the necessary expertise or infrastructure.

Google knows Big Data -- our infrastructure processes 60 hours of YouTube video uploads every minute and many of our products have hundreds of millions of users. Google has developed custom technologies to analyze this data and make intelligent product decisions. We’ve started to open up some of these technologies as APIs which allow developers to concentrate on their business problems, while Google handles the underlying infrastructure.

Google BigQuery is a Big Data analysis tool born from an internal technology known as Dremel. BigQuery enables developers to analyze terabyte data sets in seconds using a RESTful API and a SQL-like query language. We'll demonstrate how you can incorporate Google BigQuery into your own applications, and how queries are processed underneath the covers. We’ll also show examples using public data sets and demos built by other developers like you.

Crunching Big Data in the Google Cloud - Google Compute Engine

Computing resources are faster, cheaper and smaller than ever, however, owning and maintaining those resources continues to be an expensive proposition. This talk will describe how you can leverage Google’s computing infrastructure, which routinely manages vast quantities of distributed data, at global scale, with sub-second response time, under extremely heavy load. Google Compute Enginemakes that infrastructure available to everyone. Learn how to harness this technology to tackle your most challenging problems through live demonstrations and code examples.

Speaker Biographies

Ryan Boyd

Ryan Boyd is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on cloud data services such as Google BigQuery. He’s been in the Developer Relations group for 8 years and previously helped build out the Google Apps ISV ecosystem. Ryan recently published his first book on “Getting Started with OAuth 2.0” with O’Reilly.

Mark Cohen

Marc Cohen is a Developer Programs Engineer focusing on helping developers get the most out of Google's advanced cloud computing technologies. He has over 25 years of experience designing and building reliable, distributed systems in the telecommunications industry. A Seattle resident, Marc enjoys programming, indie pop/rock music, blogging and teaching.

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  • Mary-Anne W.

    Interesting. Lots to think about. I hope the slides or links to them get posted here.

    October 26, 2012

  • Gary L.

    Excellent presentations and great, detailed Q&A. Very cool tech.

    October 26, 2012

  • Reshma C.

    fun meetup with lot of good information

    October 26, 2012

  • James J.

    Almost there running late

    October 25, 2012

  • James J.

    Really looking forward to the event. Can't wait to meet everyone.

    October 18, 2012

  • Tom M.

    We'll open another allocation of slots soon, so don't get discouraged if you're on the wait list (and please add your name to the wait list if you're not yet registered).

    October 10, 2012

  • Tom M.

    The headcount has been bump up. You should be able to RSVP now. Sorry for the confusion.

    October 9, 2012

  • Tom M.

    We have quite a bit more room and we will have a waiting list when that fills up. I suspect the current settings are just an error, but let me check with Steve. We'll get them updated soon.

    October 9, 2012

  • David C.

    Can you please add me to the waiting list.

    October 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, filled up fast. Let me know if a spot opens up.

    October 9, 2012

  • Salim I.

    Can a Google Hangout session be arranged for this event?

    October 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to get on a waiting list as well.

    October 9, 2012

  • Jim T.

    Is there a wait list in case some confirmed rspv's cancel?

    October 9, 2012

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