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*Registration managed via HashCode Site g.co/hashcode register as an entrant and you can set the hub when you record your team* *Registration closes on the 25th of Feb* Register at https://g.co/hashcode and select the GDG Belfast hub when registering :) Hash Code is a team based hackathon run by Google. We're hosting a hub for the online qualification round on 28th Feb. You do not have to be a UUJ student to take part! This competition is open to everyone over the afe of 16 and all programming languages can take part FAQ can be found at - https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/hashcode/faq Previous problems can be accessed (https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/hashcode/archive) if you fancy a practice round :) Sadly solo entrants aren't allowed (must be teams of 2-4 participants) but if you want to take part register and then post either in the meetup comments below, using hashtag #HashCodeBelfast19 or via the hashcode channel on the ni tech slack and we'll do our best to try and connect people across the streams.
Want to get started with Kubernetes, but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Cloud Study Jam! Get official Google training, $55+ value, free of charge. Together we'll work through several Google Cloud labs on Kubernetes. Then after our live session, you will have free access to more labs you can finish at home. Complete all labs in the quest and earn a Google-hosted badge for your online profile, and additional 30 days access to the training platform to compete any labs you want Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. Don’t forget your charger. Agenda: 6:00pm: Welcome and getting Access 6:15pm: Introduction to Docker/Hello Node Kubernetes 7:30pm: Break 7:45pm: Hello Node Kubernetes/Orchestrating the Cloud with Kubernetes 9:00pm: Event ends Currently no plans for food but if that changes the meetup will be updated!
Women Techmakers (WTM) is Google’s global program and brand for women in technology. As part of the global event series, we’ve hosted a WTM Summit Belfast since 2016, in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Attend! Help us celebrate diversity in our local tech community by joining us to hear from a variety of speakers sharing their work, passions and hobbies in lightning talks or longer talks. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-techmakers-belfast-2019-tickets-53994737714 Speak! If you are interested in speaking at this event, please see our Call for Papers, we'd love to hear from you. Submissions are open at: https://www.papercall.io/wtmbelfast2019 Important to know - We encourage (and hope to see!) people of all genders, backgrounds, technical abilities, religious affiliations, races and ages to attend! - The event will be catered, please note any dietary requirements on the eventbrite ticket. - There will also be childcare available for the summit, please register for a separate childcare ticket on the eventbrite page Any questions please get in touch :) More info: womentechmakersbelfast.com
Google Cloud Next 19 is upon us so join us as we catch up on all the announcements and news. We're also going to have some members of the local community sharing their insights into Google Cloud First will be James Bunch. James is a Technical Architect, currently working on Big Data problems in banking. Before that, he spent 20 years building critical software systems for aerospace, defence and government clients, in various engineering roles. Title: Big Data on the Google Cloud Platform Abstract: The Google Cloud Platform offers an enticing range of technologies for building Big Data systems. In this talk, I'll describe my experience of the reality of moving from on-premise Hadoop systems to GCP. Do services like BigQuery and Dataproc live up the hype? Can the machine learning APIs scale to handle large data volumes? And how much of this is really 'serverless'? Agenda : 19:15 James Bunch 19:45 Breaj 20:15 Cloud Next Announcements 20:45 Lightning Talk Space If you have a topic on Google Cloud you would like to talk about please reach out to us.