Google Prediction API with Martin Omander

6:00 - 7:00 Networking & Light Dinner (Thanks Google)

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 8:30 Talk

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A


Make your smart applications smarter with Google's Prediction API. Take advantage of Google's machine learning algorithms to make recommendations, analyze Twitter, detect spam, classify documents, identify languages and more.

Store your applications' data securely and efficiently in Google's data centers with the StorageAPI.

Plenty of code samples are promised.


Martin works at Google where he helps developers integrate with Google APIs. He has previously worked in the fields of consulting, web-based enterprise systems and payment processing at Accenture, and various start-ups. Martin grew up in Sweden and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Upcoming Conference

AnDevCon III, May 14-17 in Burlingame (San Francisco), is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.  It will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes.  More than 1,500 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend AnDevCon III and choose from 70+ classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. Exhibits admission is free:  visit more than 50 exhibitors!  GTUG members can receive a $200 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass (first time registrants only - cannot be combined with other offers) by inserting the code GTUG when prompted on the eRegistration page linked from 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good presenter and amazing API!

    March 12, 2012

  • Tim C

    It was the first Google talk that had some much audience interaction and light spirited that I've seen. It would seem Martin did the best he could - building those examples was not trivial. Yes, I was hoping for some code calling those APIs, but I think this is more of a user tool - like gmail and Google docs, etc. But hey, at the end of the day, two pretty neat tools were "launched" at this meetup, and I consider that a reasonable success !

    March 8, 2012

  • Rahul J.

    Agreed that the content left a lot to be desired. It would be better for the GTUG meetup to clarify about the technical level of presentation beforehand: this was good for novice on google predication API, but a waste for someone who has spent a few hours on this topic before.

    March 8, 2012

  • richard f.

    weak on technical, strong on marketing and sales. I was expecting more info on the API and sample code with links to examples. The speaker didn't even know their URL for the APi.

    March 8, 2012

  • Nausher

    Full points to Martin for keeping the talk engaging & fun.
    But most of the content is kind of already on this page here -

    Like someone said, there wasn't enough technical content to merit taking an hour offsite, and driving up to Mountain View.

    March 8, 2012

  • Thermond A.

    Nice topic, but the content was sparse and not technical enough

    March 8, 2012

  • jean

    Martin is a nice guy and it looked like he put a bit of work into his presentation. However he should expected that this group is fairly technical and we would like to know a bit more technical detail of what is under the covers of Google Prediction, not just a few very simple use examples . We know that Google books exists and so with his literature he really had the chance to run with it and expand upon his simple example when someone in the audience asked his questions. In the future unless the need is truly urgent, then I suggest he holds the audience questions until the end.

    March 8, 2012

  • Vinubalaji G.

    Seems a lot like selling a Google product. Goes with the package of Google cloud. The usage of the API and the storage is free to an extent but I wonder if you run a successful business you will hit that limits soon and you will start paying.

    March 8, 2012

  • Alastair

    Good talk; easy to understand. Free trial period announcement and simple demo made the technology very accessible.

    March 8, 2012

  • Trip S.

    Totally useless - Have a better content is future - The speaker was very good...but what can a speaker do, if the content is useless - Total waste of time

    March 8, 2012

  • Jing S.

    We are their free testers for the Prediction API:), but as a trade, might we know the big picture of the algorithms or pattern :) ?

    March 8, 2012

  • Todd

    The presenter allowed himself to be derailed by useless, off-topic questions.

    March 8, 2012

  • Patrick M.

    I though the presentation was going to by much more technical, I could have spent 15 minutes looking at the prediction api web pages and understood more.

    March 8, 2012

  • Karl P.

    not really what I was expecting - kind of disappointing

    March 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was nice as an introduction, but could've been more technical. Many in the audience expected more code and details. But a good effort to introduce the topic.

    March 8, 2012

  • Subra K

    Disappointed with the quality of content.. Good engaging speaker but not worth the time to spend 1 hour offsite.. Didn't expect this from Google that is continuously innovating on the machine learning front.. Unlike a typical Google presentation, this one had zero technical content. The talk could have been simply given under 5 minutes via Youtube and saved lot of time for lot of people

    2 · March 8, 2012

  • Jason T.

    Yes, we have live video here:

    Note that the audio quality will not be stellar due to not having proper microphones tonight... there will be some background noise.


    1 · March 7, 2012

  • Pang P.

    The AnDevConIII is $1300.

    1 · March 6, 2012

  • Ken N.

    I am very excited to see this
    Hope I don't forget to go :P

    1 · February 29, 2012

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