• Enter the Matrix Creator

    General Provision FATVillage

    Get ready for a very special workshop! We'll be joined by MATRIX Labs and go hands-on with the MATRIX Creator. Do you ever wish you could hot swap your Amazon Echo for a Google Home? What if you could automate your home with minimal investment? Maybe even voice-control a robot? We can show you how using our development boards, the MATRIX Creator and MATRIX Voice. You can use these boards to easily prototype, and create projects for your home, classroom, or just for fun! This workshop will go over how to leverage the power of MATRIX devices by accessing sensors, setting LEDs, reading microphone data, and adding components with a simple API. Additionally, we will walk through how to create an offline voice assistant using MATRIX devices, and Snips.ai so you can control your hardware project with voice. About the Hardware: The MATRIX Creator comes already packed with 15 sensors to work with, along with an 8 microphone array, 35-LED ring, microcontroller, and FPGA, with room for additional components. This enables it to serve as a versatile prototyping tool that can be programmed using a Raspberry Pi. The MATRIX Voice comes with an 8-microphone array, 18-LED ring, an FPGA, has GPIOs for component add-ons, and has the option to come with a WiFi/BT microcontroller that enables it to run standalone without a Raspberry Pi. Here are some resources that you can checkout beforehand: - MATRIX Website: https://www.matrix.one/ - MATRIX documentation: https://matrix-io.github.io/matrix-documentation/ - MATRIX Community Forum: https://community.matrix.one/ - MATRIX Projects: https://www.hackster.io/matrix-labs/projects - MATRIX GitHub: https://github.com/matrix-io This should be a lot of fun and there may even some special giveaways! Hope to see everyone there!

  • Google I/O Extended '19

    General Provision Downtown

    Hi everyone! Google I/O, the most significant Google conference of the year, starts tomorrow. I/O brings together developers from around the globe for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and first looks at Google’s latest developer products. Let's get together and have some fun! We will stream a selection of videos from the 3-day conference, plus include some time for discussion and networking :) We'll also provide breakfast, lunch, and drinks! --- Agenda --- 10:00 - 10:15 GDG Miami Presentation 10:05 - 12:00 Livestream I/O 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break 12:30 - 15:30 Livestream I/O 15:30 - 16:00 Discussion & Networking Give-away & raffle at 4pm. Additional agenda items may be added if we are able to secure another room to stream multiple talks. --- Survey for input --- Help us create the best experience for the day. Please fill out this form to show us what topics you're most interested in: https://gdgmiami.typeform.com/to/E4nngf --- Venue --- We are excited to be able to organize this special event in the new General Provision location in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Please note this is NOT the Flagler Village location, but rather a new (second!) downtown spot. General Provision Downtown: 300 SW 1st Ave #155 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 --- Parking --- Closest parking recommendations: + Governmental Center Parking Garage 151 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Rate: $2/first hour; then $1/hour + Moffat Ave & Himmarshee Street Rate: $1.50 per hour (Pay by Phone App) --- Join the discussion --- Join the Southeast Florida Tech Slack to discuss and talk about the new announcements with the community! http://bit.ly/2J5z9Sm

  • Building an Autonomous Wildfire Detection Drone (IoT)

    General Provision FATVillage

    May the 4th be with us! Join us for another awesome event as we have our very own Ilkhom Karimov giving a presentation on his Autonomous Flight Wildfire Detection Drone project- DroneDetects! Here's a bit about our presenter: Graduated Masters Degree in Computer Science in 2009 and worked on different enterprise companies and startups using AI and Deep Learning for various projects. Currently, he is working at DroneDetects, a startup to create autonomous flight drone which can detect wildfires at the earliest stages using AI. DroneDetects is a startup aimed to increase the efficiency of fire fighting by detecting wildfires at the earliest stages using autonomous roaming drones, thermal sensors, and AI (Convolutional Neural Networks). The presentation will cover building a drone for autonomous flight and fire detection based software and Nvidia Jetson edge computing embedded system. Outline for the event: - How to build a DIY drone - How to program a drone - Nvidia Jetson technologies for edge computing - CNNs (Convolutional Neural Network) for Fire detection - Intel RealSense and thermal cameras And of course what May 4th wouldn't be complete without a little something from a galaxy far, far away. Hope to see you there!

  • Breaking Up Your Monolith App to Microservices

    Chewy Headquarters

    We are very proud to be hosting Martin Omander, a Google Developer Advocate (based in Mountain View, CA). He'll be speaking about Microservices with Google Cloud Platform. Abstract: Microservices enable development teams to be more agile, but it’s hard to break up an existing monolithic application or to run many services. Come to see a time-lapse refactoring of a fictional monolithic web application into decoupled services. An incremental approach and Google Cloud Platform serverless products for hosting, communication, and storage come to the rescue. We will explore how to get started and use best practices for your journey to a low-ops, high-velocity future. Schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 pm -- Networking/Food Drinks 6:30 - 6:40 pm -- Welcome 6:40 - 7:40 pm -- "Breaking up your monolith app to microservices" by Martin Omander Here's more information about Martin: https://martinomander.com Location Details: Chewy's HQ is located at DCOTA in building B, 4th floor. When you get to the 4th floor, further instructions will be there. We're excited about this event. We hope to see you there! GDG Miami Organizers

  • Focus on your code, not infrastructure, with Google Cloud Functions

    Robot Brewing Company and Quixotic Lounge

    We're proudly partnering with Palm Beach Tech Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachTech/) SPEAKER Martin Omander | Cloud Developer Advocate @ Google (https://martinomander.com) TITLE Focus on your code, not infrastructure, with Google Cloud Functions ABOUT In this talk, we will follow the story of the fictional startup "In Jest", publishers of an app that tells jokes. At first, the developers at "In Jest" need to get a minimum viable product up and running in an hour. As their business grows they will have to integrate with Google Sheets, databases, analytics systems, marketing systems and so on. We will see the 100 lines of code needed to make this happen, without having to worry the team about servers and data centers.

  • QuadruPied (Raspberry Pi Workshop)

    General Provision FATVillage

    Aaaaand we are back! On Saturday, March 23rd, Brandon will lead a workshop on building our very own Raspberry Pi-powered quadruped! Last month, we had a blast building Google Voice Kits, so we'll be back working with IoT devices. This time, we'll work together to create our own 4 legged-robot. We'll cover servos and learn to program the robot. Be sure to bring your equipment, if you have it: - Raspberry Pi Model 2 or 3 should be fine - MicroSD card - Any servos you may have around (SG90 Micro-server each quadruped will need 12! - https://www.amazon.com/s?k=SG90+Micro-servo+motor) - Laptop We will try to supply as many parts as possible. We will also share some additional announcements and updates (maybe a giveaway too). Hope to see you there! GDG Miami & Hackster Miami Organizers

  • Raspberry Pi and Google AIY

    General Provision FATVillage

    We just had DevFest Miami but here we are again with amazing news! We are hosting a workshop to learn more about the "Internet of Things", typically known as IoT. We'll work with Google AIY kits and Raspberry Pi! We'll walk through building your very own Voice Kit and learning how it all works with the Google Assistant. Be sure to bring your equipment if you have it (Raspberry Pi Model 3, MicroSD card and your own DIY kit if you have it laying around ;) ), we will try to supply as many kits and hardware as possible. A few lucky attendees may even walk away with their own kits to tinker with! For additional info on what we will cover, check out https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice-v1/

  • DevFest Miami!

    Wyncode Academy

    We are happy to announce that we could make Dev Fest happen and it's only a week away! This is the agenda for the event: Main Track --------------- 08:30 - 09:30 ----- Breakfast & Icebreakers 09:30 - 10:00 ----- Keynote 10:00 - 10:30 ------ Google Cloud Certifications 10:30 - 11:00 ------- Using the Cloud Speech-to-Text API 11:00 - 11:45 -------- Intro to Flutter 11:45 - 12:30 -------- Android On-Demand 12:30 - 13:00 ------- Lunch & Icebreakers 13:00 - 14:30 ------- Google Cloud Certification Codelab 14:30 - 15:00 ------- Raffle and Closing Remarks Computer Lab ------------------- 11:00 - 12:30 -------- IoT Workshop. Lighting it up with Arduino! * 12:30 - 13:00 ------- Lunch & Icebreakers 13:00 - 14:30 ------- Flutter Codelab *For the IoT workshop, if you were able to bring your own Arduino it would be great since we will be providing some motherboards but we have a limited number. Looking forward to meeting you all there :) Have a great weekend! GDG Miami & GDG Cloud Miami Organizers

  • The GDG Drinks & Food

    Tarpon River Brewing

    It's almost the end of an amazing GDG year. This year we covered a variety of exciting technologies, including, Android, Kotlin, GCP, Flutter, etc. and it couldn't be possible without your support and participation. So, let's celebrate this community and plan for an even better next year. Spots are limited, don't forget to RSVP. PS: We are not gonna have any technical session and this is entirely a social event!

  • Exploring Kotlin 1.3

    General Provision - Main Area

    We are excited to announce our next Meetup :) This time we will be covering the new stuff released in Kotlin 1.3, covering topics like Coroutines, Kotlin/Native, Ktor and others. Agenda: 6:30pm: Socializing / Networking 7:15pm: What's New in Kotlin 1.3 - Speaker: Marco Ferrer 8:30pm: Event ends