What we're about

Welcome to (Google Developers Group) GDG Cloud Silicon Valley! We are a community of developers in Cloud computing, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. You'll have the opportunity to experience hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and hackathon nights to foster deeper learning of these technologies.

We are always looking for Sponsorships for events and for volunteers to help run events as well as to contribute as speakers.

Disclaimer: GDG Cloud Silicon Valley is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation. However we are a listed Google Developers community and Google is one of our sponsors.

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Upcoming events (2)

DevFest 2018 [SESSION 2]

Google, Building GWC2

GDG DevFest 2018 is our annual all-day developer conference that offers speaker sessions across multiple product areas, codelabs, hackathon and more! IMPORTANT NOTE *** Please show up early as this is a first come first serve basis! This coming January 19th & 20th, we welcome to join our upcoming cohort for a hands-on developer bootcamp where you will solve machine learning problems from beginning-to-end using Logistic Regression. This workshop explores Python's place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis. Why Python for Data Science is Important? Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming more and more popular for doing data science. It is often the choice for developers who need to apply statistical techniques or data analysis in their work, or for data scientists whose tasks need to be integrated with web apps or production environments. In particular, Python really shines in the field of machine learning. Its combination of machine learning libraries and flexibility makes Python uniquely well-suited to developing sophisticated models and prediction engines that plug directly into production systems. One of Python’s greatest assets is its extensive set of libraries. Libraries are sets of routines and functions that are written in a given language. A robust set of libraries can make it easier for developers to perform complex tasks without rewriting many lines of code. What are the Topics Covered? Basics: Variables and Elementary Types, Operations, Console and Functions Data Structures: Tuples, Lists, Sets, Dictionaries/Maps Control flow statements: if, for, break, continue and else statements, while loops File handling: File I/O and context managers Exception handling: try, except and finally statements, handling and raising exceptions. Who Can Attend? If you have a desire to learn new things, have a programming background/ *** Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Included!

DevFest 2018 [Blockchain Academic Track]

Google Building GWC2

Blockchain is an emerging technology with an estimated market size of $60 Billion in next 5 years. Fast growing adoption of blockchain technology will lead to massive opportunities that will shape the next generation web applications and democratize the data from big corporations to distributed ledgers. In this workshop we will discuss how you can get started developing decentralized application, what tools you would need and also introduce you to smart contracts development. Smart contracts are self-executed digital contracts that form the building block of decentralized applications. Agenda - Introduction to Blockchain and decentralized applications - Introduction to Smart Contracts and workshop on developing them - Development environment and tools - Opportunities in decentralized applications Speakers: America and Penelope Lopez, a.k.a the CyberCode Twins, competed from Beijing to Barcelona and received various awards in tech competitions and hackathons, such as the NASA International SpaceApps Challenge, AT&T Developer Summit, NEM Global Challenge, IBM Global Innovators Challenge, Intel’s US-China Maker Competition, and Money2020, and they also have showcased VR demos at the White House. In addition to hackathons, one of the CyberCode Twins was selected among the 25 scholars across the nation by MIT Digital Currency Initiative to attend an intensive program on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies at the MIT Media Lab. They continue to be community involved leaders and are currently part of the Intel Software Innovators Program. Marc Blinder is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer for AIKON. AIKON makes it easier for developers to build blockchain apps and for people to use them. AIKON is best known for their identity service called ORE ID that connects non-technical people to blockchain apps using Oauth logins. Blinder ran his first company at 28 years old, a social network called Mobileplay (which he sold to Good Technology) and became Creative Director at Context Optional which sold to Efficient Frontier for $50M. At Efficient Frontier, Marc set up the social business across EMEA before the company was acquired by Adobe for $400M. The workshop is targeted for any developer with technology background and coding experience in any domain. There will be hands-on sessions for advanced programmers to start developing and experimenting with tools.

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DevFest 2018

Google, Building GWC2

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