What we're about

GDG stands for Google Developers Groups and is a platform offered by Google Developers to support community-run developer groups.

We are software developers, designers, educators and students with an interest in learning about emergent technologies in areas including mobile, web, wearables, cloud-native computing, education technology, data sciences and smart homes.

GDG Capital Region events will be a mixture of tech talks/demos that explore, for example, concepts and best practices, and hands-on hacking sessions that involve coding and collaboration. We also host flagship 'Extended' and 'DevFest' events. Please consider following us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/gdgCapRegion).

To multiply the impact, we partner with leaders in the local and regional business and technical communities, as well as Google Developers.

Our talks may feature Google-developed technology but will also extend to other technologies, products and platforms as well. Focus is on collaborative communities and exciting technology that our developers can get their hands dirty with.

The overall primary goals of GDG Capital Region are to create networking, collaboration and entrepreneurial connections for technology enthusiasts in Albany, Troy, Saratoga, Schenectady and the entire Capital Region. If this fits, come check us out.

GDG Capital Region is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation. To learn more about the GDG program, please visit: https://developers.google.com/groups

Upcoming events (3)

Image Processing in Google Cloud - Free Workshop with Certificate

Dear Cloud enthusiasts, GDG Capital Region is organizing this event in partnership with GDG Cloud Nuremberg (Germany). On June 5th, 2020 at 12 PM (EST) we'll run an ONLINE self-paced workshop (aka Cloud Study Jam) with the topic "Image Processing in Google Cloud". The workshop will take place in the Slack workspace of the GDG Cloud Nuremberg, which you can join here: https://bit.ly/GDGCloudNbgSlack We'll use the Qwiklabs learning platform to complete 5 labs. The labs can be also completed after the online meetup. Everyone who completes all 5 labs will unlock the "Intro to ML: Image Processing" badge. More details about the quest "Intro to ML: Image Processing" can be found at https://google.qwiklabs.com/quests/85 Every participant of the online meetup will be provided a FREE Qwiklabs coupon code worth of $55, which will enable access to the Qwiklabs learning platform for 1 month. After completion of the quest, free access will be extended for another 1 month. Participants that are NEW to Qwiklabs or Google Cloud are encouraged to complete the FREE lab "A Tour of Qwiklabs and the Google Cloud Platform" BEFORE the beginning of the workshop: https://www.qwiklabs.com/focuses/2794?parent=catalog Besides badges, we'll hand out digital "certificates of completion" to everyone who will complete the quest within 7 days after the beginning of the Study Jam! More about it in the follow-up emails... Join the online workshop on June 5th, 2020 at 12 PM (EST) using this link: https://bit.ly/GDGCloudNbgSlack

ONLINE June Flutter Study Jam - Let’s talk Flutter with Nilay Yener @Google

Hello Capital Region GDG Flutter enthusiasts, Let’s talk Flutter with Nilay the {Mother of Dashes :-) }! Nilay Yener works at Google for Flutter and Dart Developer Relations team as a Program Manager. She specifically works on the community and social media programs. She used to be GDG organizer, so she comes from the community! *** Due to Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of our community we are hosting our meetup online. It will be hosted via Google Meet. *** *** You will be able to access the link after you RSVP. *** We are holding our next monthly Flutter meetup! During this meetup, we will be sure to get everyone up to speed on the fundamentals of the language and development environment. After this, we will launch into a longer term project to build out Flutter apps for Android and IOS. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with Flutter install. You can use the following link to install Flutter. https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install Github Repo - Flutter Monthly Meetup Activity and Code Snippets. https://github.com/GDG-CR/flutter Agenda: 5:00 – 5:30 Opening Remarks, Meetup announcements 5:30 – 6:30 Nilay Yener - Let’s talk Flutter 6:30 – 7:45 Codelab - Learn Flutter & Dart - Build an IOS & Android app 7:45 – 8:00 Meetup wrap-up, closing comments When: Tuesday, June 9,[masked]:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: ***Link TBD soon*** This is an online event. You will be able to access the link after you RSVP. See you online! ================== Environment setup: The event will be hands-on, so make sure to bring your laptop and set up your environment in advance and be ready to code. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with Flutter installed https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install . For the Flutter Codelab, please do the following: You need two pieces of software to complete this lab: the Flutter SDK, and an editor. This codelab assumes Android Studio/Visual Studio Code, but you can use your preferred editor. You can run this Codelab using any of the following devices: - A physical device ( Android https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-your-android-device or iOS https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#deploy-to-ios-devices ) connected to your computer and set to developer mode. - The iOS simulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-ios-simulator (Requires installing XCode tools.) -The Android emulator https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos#+set-up-the-android-emulator (Requires setup in Android Studio.) For the App Engine Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser and editor ready to go. For the Actions Codelab, please sign up for a Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/ free account, and have a browser ready to go. ================== What we are about: Google Developer Group of the Capital Region - Flutter Group. This group is for mobile developers interested in Flutter, Google’s new mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Whether you are just starting a new Flutter project, or an experienced developer looking to discuss advanced topics, you are welcome to join our group and share your ideas with us! Join the Google Developer Group of the Capital Region - Flutter Group We will take a look at Flutter https://flutter.dev/ to investigate what it brings to the table for mobile app developers. We will learn how to get started using Flutter to design, develop and deploy native apps with high performance and low development costs. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world and is free and open source. We will work on a very simple Flutter app using a step-by-step Google tutorial. Together we will discover advantages like hot-reload, complete code sharing for both platforms and a modern, reactive UI framework.

ONLINE #IamRemarkable Workshop - Join us!

Online event

Hello Capital Region GDG Capital Region enthusiasts, *** Due to Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of our community we are hosting our meetup online. It will be hosted via Google Meet. *** *** You will be able to access the link after you RSVP. *** We are excited to invite you to attend the #IamRemarkable Workshop. In this session, you will develop the confidence to promote yourselves in the workplace and personal life, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. This program aims to: 1. Improve the motivation and self-promotion skills of women and underrepresented groups. 2. Change social perceptions and refresh the conversation around self-promotion. Reserve your spot. Seats are limited. Agenda: 5:00 - 5:30 Opening Remarks, Meetup announcements 5:30 - 7:30 #IamRemarkable Workshop 7:30 – 8:00 Meetup wrap-up, closing comments, and Networking When: Thursday, June 23,[masked]:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: ***Link TBD soon*** This is an online event. You will be able to access the link after you RSVP. See you online!

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