• Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

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    Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

    In this talk, Roman Jaquez, a seasoned Flutter Developer with several published apps on the App Store and Google Play, as well as being a GDG NorthEast Mentor and GDG Lawrence Organizer, will share with us useful tips both for people new to Flutter embarking on their Flutter-learning journey and experienced Flutter developers to make them more productive and efficient.

    Roman will be discussing:

    Roman's 10 Flutter Tips for Learning and Productivity

    For first-time Learners:

    Where to invest most of your time to master Flutter faster but efficiently
    What to prioritize when learning Flutter

    For Seasoned Flutter Devs:

    Tips for making your apps polished and giving them an edge over others
    How to get to MVP faster without compromising quality on your Flutter apps

    Raffle:

    There will be a raffle for attendees:

    a Lenovo Clock, powered by Google Assistant (For US Attendees Only)
    a free Flutter course from Udemy (for all attendees).

    Follow Roman:

    On Twitter: @drcoderz

    Check out his YouTube Channel, Roman Just Codes: https://tinyurl.com/roman-just-codes-yt

    His personal blog/portfolio Roman Just Codes: https://romanjustcodes.web.app

    His frequent Medium posts: https://medium.com/@romanejaquez

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    Speaker

    Roman Jaquez - GDG Lawrence (GDG Organizer / Software Engineer)

    Software Engineer, Mobile Developer

    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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  • Android Worldwide, April 2021

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    With the help of many other communities from around the world, we're excited to be partners of the upcoming Android Worldwide event!

    Free Tickets: https://www.airmeet.com/e/3a42a900-9868-11eb-bfbb-3361cd1b2fd8

    🌎  Welcome to Android Worldwide, April 2021

    We're an international group of developer communities coming together to make a joint impact. We're passionate developers aiming to create highly engaging, inclusive, and fun experiences to help members learn, grow, and meet like-minded people.

    🕕 Agenda (all times are in EDT)

    8:30 AM: Socialize, network, and meet like-minded engineers from across the world

    9:15 AM: Making rules with Lint by Honey Sonwani

    11:05 AM: Jetpack Compose for Games & Animations by Wajahat Karim

    12:30 PM: More socializing! Join a virtual table and meet people

    1:15 PM: Android App Bundle: from start to deployment by Julien Salvi

    2:05 PM: Mastering API Visibility in Kotlin by Márton Braun

    6:45 PM: The socializing continues! Meet your new best friend

    7:30 PM: Kotlin goes global by Karan Dhillon

    9:00 PM: Late night socializing sounds great to me!

    9:45 PM: Unit Testing Kotlin Channels & Flows by Mohit Sarveiya

    11:35 PM: Preview Driven Development by Rikin Marfatia

    Partnering Communities: 

    Android Budapest, ADG Poznan, Android Serbia, AndroidHeads Vienna, GDG Tbilisi, GDG Kolachi, GDG MAD, GDG Nagpur, Kotlin Mumbai, Denver Droids, GDG LA, GDG LA Android, GDG Android Columbus, GDG Boston Android, GDG Capital Region, GDG Cordoba Argentina, GDG Montreal, GDG NYC, GDG Toronto Android

    Speakers:

    Honey Sonwani - Product Engineer, Obvious

    Honey Sonwani is an Android Engineer at Obvious and believes that the Android ecosystem we live in is only as good as we make it. A highly community-driven individual, she’s passionately involved as one of the organizers in Firebase Community Mumbai and Mumbai Women Coders.

    Julien Salvi - Senior Android Engineer, Aircall

    Into the Android world for almost 10 years (scary Eclipse dark time!), Julian experienced California startup way of life before coming back to France. He is currently a Senior Android Engineer at Aircall, building the best phone system for modern businesses. Alongside Android, Julien has a great interest in backend development with Kotlin and AR/VR technology. In his spare time, he is a world traveler and a beer lover always looking for the best IPAs!

    Wajahat Karim - Android Lead, Airlift

    Wajahat Karim is Pakistan’s first Google Developer Expert in Android. As an experienced Android developer, he deeply cares about it and keeps writing and speaking about it. He has written two worldwide 300+ pages books on Android development with more than 100 articles around the internet either on his website or his Medium publications. He is also a passionate contributor in open source and has created many Android libraries used by thousands of developers in their apps worldwide. As active publ

    Rikin Marfatia - Android Engineer, Pinterest

    Rikin has been an Android focused engineer for about 5 years, and has recently been obsessed with all things Jetpack Compose

    Karan Dhillon - Software Dev, Mobile, Hootsuite

    Karan lives in Toronto, and is a software developer for Hootsuite.

    Mohit Sarveiya - Android and Kotlin GDE, Google Dev Expert

    Mohit Sarveiya is a Google Developer Expert in Kotlin and Android. Prior to building Android apps, he was a Backend Engineer. He was an early adopter of Kotlin and absolutely loves the language. He has given many talks and workshops on Kotlin.

    Márton Braun - Stream, Android Dev Advocate & Engineer

    A Kotlin enthusiast since the 1.0 of the language. Android Developer Advocate at Stream. Google Developer Expert for Kotlin and Android. Android/Kotlin tech editor at RayWenderlich.com. Instructor at BME-VIK, teaching Kotlin and Android. Ranked right around the very top of the Kotlin tag on StackOverflow. Creator of a couple open source Kotlin libraries.

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    Host

    Shalom Halbert - Rocket Insights (Software Engineer)

    Android Developer with a preference for Kotlin projects

    Agenda

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    Host

    Shalom Halbert - Rocket Insights (Software Engineer)

    Android Developer with a preference for Kotlin projects

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    Partner

    Stream (https://getstream.io/)

    Build scalable in-app chat or activity feeds in days. Product teams trust Stream to launch faster, iterate more often, and ship a better user experience.

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  • Flutteristas Conference 2021 - Online Event

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    This Meetup is open to EVERYONE, not just Flutteristas.

    ****************************************************

    Get your free tickets: https://ti.to/flutteristas/flutteristas-2021

    Agenda: https://flutteristas.org/conference-agenda/  

    Prizes: https://flutteristas.org/activities-and-prizes/ 

    Conference website: https://flutteristas.org/ 

    Flutterista Meetup:  
    https://www.meetup.com/Flutterista/events/276872460/

    This event is hosted by the Flutteristas.

    📢 Event update: #FlutteristasConference

    Save the NEW DATE: APRIL 17 ! 🤩💙

    ✅ Learn, be inspired, and stay up to date about amazing #Flutter topics

    ✅ Don’t miss the chance to connect with fellow developers and Flutteristas

    … and more. 🎉

    “What’s a #Flutteristas Conference?” you ask. It’s where Flutteristas present #Flutter topics and everyone is welcome to attend.

    Agenda

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    Speakers

    Barbara Tallent - The @ Company (Co-Founder)

    Kamal Shree

    Mais Alheraki

    Pooja Bhaumik

    Renuka Kelkar - TechPowerGirtls (Founder)

    Rihanna Kedir

    Nawal Alhamwi

    Katarina Sheremet - FutureWare (Founder, Google Developer Expert in Flutter and Dart, WTM Switzerland co-organizer Flutter Zürich Meetup co-organizer.)

    Radhika Goswami

    Mahtab Tadayon

    Aakanksha Shivani

    Anagha Sivadas

    Teresa Wu

    Anna Domashych - Go, Inc (Software Engineer Flutter)

    Merve Arslan - Freelance (Flutter Developer)

    Sarah Fullmer

    Juna Salviati

    Khushbu Thakker - Hyperlink InfoSystem (Application Developer, GDG / Flutter / Women Techmakers Ahmadabad)

    Dhruva Shastri - 3 Sided Coin (Spin Doctor, WTM Ahmedabad Ambassador, #IamRemarkable facilitator)

    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    Partners

    Google (https://www.google.com/)

    Educating and connecting developers to make them more successful.

    Google Developers (https://developers.google.com/)

    Support to grow Capital Region Developers network and community

    Women TechMakers (https://www.womentechmakers.com/)

    Empowers women in their careers by providing access to curated resources

    #IamRemarkable (https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/)

    Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups

    O’Reilly (https://www.oreilly.com/)

    O’Reilly https://www.oreilly.com/

    O’Reilly offers 5 ebooks/books for our raffle and to all attendees 30 days full access to their online learning platform ($50 value each).

    Atria Institute of Technology (https://atria.edu/home.php)

    Atria Institute of Technology is partnered with Coursera - the leading online learning platform in the world.
    Atria will offer the license to all our attendees.
    As a part of this program :
    • You will have free, long-term (life-time) access to high-quality online learning on Coursera.
    •You can enroll into Unlimited Guided Projects & 1 Course per year.

    ROI Training (https://www.roitraining.com/)

    ROI Training https://www.roitraining.com/
    ROI Training offers for our raffle 10 On Demand Vouchers for Google Cloud Certification training: Associate/Professional Cloud Engineer ($500 value each), as well as 3 ROI, branded long sleeve tees! (Shirt color options: Dark Navy, Grey, & White).

    Raywenderlich (https://www.raywenderlich.com/)

    raywenderlich.com is a community site focused on creating high quality programming tutorials, video courses, books, and written tutorials on the Internet.
    3 X DART APPRENTICE (DIGITAL BOOK, VALUE OF $59.99 EACH)
    3 X FLUTTER APPRENTICE (DIGITAL BOOK, VALUE OF $59.99 EACH)
    1 YEAR RAYWENDERLICH.COM ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIPTION (VALUE OF $479.88)

    Code with Andrea (https://codewithandrea.com/)

    Code with Andrea is a website to help you become a Flutter Pro and make high-quality apps.
    10 X "FLUTTER & FIREBASE" COURSE BY ANDREA BIZZOTTO (UDEMY, VALUE OF $199 EACH)

    Flutter (https://flutter.dev/)

    Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.
    Flutter Team offers 5 X DASH (PRICELESS)

    Flutter Community (https://medium.com/flutter-community)

    Articles and Stories from the Flutter Community.

    Flutter Complete Reference (https://fluttercompletereference.com/)

    The ultimate reference for Dart and Flutter
    Flutter is Google's official UI toolkit for creating beautiful native apps for mobile, web and desktop with the Dart programming language
    4 X THE COMPLETE FLUTTER REFERENCE (EBOOK, VALUE OF $41 EACH)

    Flutter Challange

    Flutter Challange

    Stream (https://getstream.io/)

    Build scalable in-app chat or activity feeds in days. Product teams trust Stream to launch faster, iterate more often, and ship a better user experience.

    The @ Company (https://atsign.com/)

    The @sign is your key to a world free of passwords and surveillance. Get total control over your online data.
    $100 GIFT CARDS (2) AND $10 GIFT CARDS (5) FROM THE @SIGN COMPANY
    2X $100 GIFT CARDS AND 5X $10 GIFT CARDS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TOWARD ANY CUSTOM @SIGN COMPANY

    Codepur.dev (https://www.codepur.dev/)

    Codepur.dev
    Love coding? Watch, Learn and Create at Codepur with us. We bring to you Codepur, a one- stop destination for all your doubts and learnings from the pros of the field. Sign up now to know more or be a member of our community and start learning!
    3X 30-DAY SUBSCRIPTIONS TO [CODEPUR.DEV], A FANTASTIC LEARNING PLATFORM BY AND FOR FLUTTER DEVELOPERS.

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  • International Women’s Day NorthEast 2021 - #CouragetoCreate #IWD21

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    Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!

    #CourageToCreate @WomenTechmakers

    International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

    This year, we’re inviting our community to connect remotely and share the incredible strength and power shown in the face of adversity. We recognize that there were tremendous challenges over the past year, from dealing with the pandemic to broader issues of racial justice and human rights. But we remain hopeful about the future and the belief that together our community can create positive change throughout the world.

    Let’s ALL (Men, Women, Non-Binary) join together and embrace our #CourageToCreate that enables us to overcome challenges. EMPOWER EACH OTHER!

    Empower Women - Empower All

    Join us to learn how to succeed as an engineer, communicate confidently in the virtual world and be a compassionate leader. Meet diverse leaders from top companies and hear their personal experiences and career journeys.

    What will you have the #CouragetoCreate in 2021?

    Agenda Overview: Friday, March 26, 2021

    5:00pm - 5:15pm Connect & Network

    5:15pm - 6:00pm Talk - "Things they don't teach engineers at school (but you need to succeed" - Ela Krepska, Engineering Manager and Tech Lead, Google

    6:00pm - 6:45pm Interactive Workshop - “Confident Communication: Being Heard in the Virtual World” - Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices

    6:45pm - 7:00pm Break

    7:00pm - 7:45pm Panel Session: - "Collaborative Leadership: Leading With Our Whole Selves"

    - Ingrid Gonzalez, Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US

    - Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices,

    - Porsha Monroe, Learning and Development, Netflix

    - Dr. Makeba Williams, Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

    7.45pm - 8:00pm Networking, Closing Comments & Prizes

    Partnering Communities:

    GDG Hudson Valley, GDG Capital Region, GDG Bronx, GDG Lawrence, Mintbean (Toronto, Canada), OpenHub, GDG Boston Android, GDG NYC Cloud, Lean In New Jersey, GDG New Haven, GDG Sudbury, GDG Manchester NH, GDG Portsmouth NH

    Agenda

    5:00 PM: Connect and Network

    5:15 PM: Talk

    "Things they don't teach engineers at school (but you need to succeed)" by Ela Krepska, Google

    6:00 PM: Interactive Workshop

    “Confident Communication: Being Heard in the Virtual World” by Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices

    6:45 PM: Break

    7:00 PM: Panel Session - "Collaborative Leadership: Leading With Our Whole Selves"

    - Ingrid Gonzalez, Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US

    - Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices,

    - Porsha Monroe, Learning and Development, Netflix

    - Dr. Makeba Williams, Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

    7:45 PM: Networking, Closing Comments & Prizes

    Win prizes from our sponsors!

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    Speakers

    Ingrid Gonzalez - Google (Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US)

    Coming from a humble background, Ingrid is passionate about helping others. She has strived throughout her life to make diversity, equity and inclusion a norm at the biggest and most innovative tech companies. Currently, Ingrid is Sales Director at Google Cloud New York and Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US. Ingrid is very active in supporting younger women in their career in the U.S.

    Leah Bonvissuto - PresentVoices (Communication Coach & Founder)

    Leah Bonvissuto founded PresentVoices to help people speak more confidently when it matters most through communication coaching and community. She is passionate about dismantling the systems that are silencing voices in our society. Leah combines evidence-based tools and real-work relevance to address conversational communication, presentation skills, presence, confidence, and leadership style.

    Ela Krepska - Google (Engineering Manager and Tech Lead)

    If you have used YouTube, Google, or Play Store recently, you are likely using products she contributed to. Ela Krepska is a tech lead and manager who has worked at Google focusing on monetization and growth for the past 8 years, and has been responsible for some of the planet-scale engineering platforms that support these multi-billion dollar businesses.

    Dr. Makeba Williams - University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health (Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor)

    Dr. Makeba Williams is the Director of the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ASOG) and a Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Williams has provided extensive departmental leadership.
    As Director, Dr. Williams leads the division’s clinical and academic programs.

    Porsha Monroe - Netflix (Learning‌ ‌and‌ ‌Development‌ Lead)

    Porsha‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌learning‌ ‌and‌ ‌development‌ ‌professional‌ ‌specializing‌ ‌in‌ ‌learning‌ ‌experience‌ ‌design.‌ ‌Porsha‌ ‌has‌ ‌designed,‌ ‌developed,‌ ‌and‌ ‌implemented‌ ‌a‌ ‌ wide‌ ‌range‌ ‌of‌ ‌learning‌ ‌experiences‌ ‌for‌ ‌leaders,‌ ‌teams,‌ ‌and‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌at‌ ‌companies‌ ‌like‌ ‌General‌ ‌Assembly,‌ ‌Droga5,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Spotify.‌ ‌

    Moderator

    Carolina Castro

    Carolina Castro is a community builder, strategic communicator, and creative entrepreneur. It is her mission is to make the world more equitable, inclusive, and kinder.

    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    Partners

    Google (https://www.google.com/)

    Educating and connecting developers to make them more successful.

    Women TechMakers (https://www.womentechmakers.com/)

    Empowers women in their careers by providing access to curated resources

    Google Developers (https://developers.google.com/)

    Support to grow Capital Region Developers network and community

    #IamRemarkable (https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com/)

    Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups

    Practicum by Yandex (https://practicum.yandex.com/)

    Practicum by Yandex https://practicum.yandex.com/
    Practicum offers 6 Full Scholarships to Practicum by Yandex bootcamps to choose from: 2 x Data Analyst, 2 x Data Scientist, 2 x Web Developer. ($3,000 / $4,000 / $5,000 value each)

    O’Reilly (https://www.oreilly.com/)

    O’Reilly https://www.oreilly.com/

    O’Reilly offers 5 ebooks/books for our raffle and to all attendees 30 days full access to their online learning platform ($50 value each).

    Atria Institute of Technology (https://atria.edu/home.php)

    Atria Institute of Technology is partnered with Coursera - the leading online learning platform in the world.
    Atria will offer the license to all our attendees.
    As a part of this program :
    • You will have free, long-term (life-time) access to high-quality online learning on Coursera.
    •You can enroll into Unlimited Guided Projects & 1 Course per year.

    New York Tech Loop (https://www.nytechloop.org/)

    People, companies and investors involved in the software community

    Wellframe (https://www.wellframe.com/)

    Wellframe https://www.wellframe.com/
    Wellframe Digital Health Management is offering 4 X $50 Amazon gift cards in the event raffle.

    ROI Training (https://www.roitraining.com/)

    ROI Training https://www.roitraining.com/
    ROI Training offers 4 On Demand Google Cloud Certification training: ACE/PCE ($500 value each) vouchers for our raffle.

    Gazpacho (https://twitter.com/GazpachoTheApp/)

    Gazpacho offers $50 Amazon card for our raffle.
    Taste the best memes
    served from the internet.
    Become a MEME'ber today!
    It really memes a lot to us!

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  • International Women's Day North America Summit 2021 #CouragetoCreate #IWD21

    PLEASE RSVP USING THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-international-womens-day-north-america-summit-2021-couragetocreate-iwd21/

    Empowered women, empower all!

    Mark your calendars! The North America Developer Ecosystem team is excited to announcethe International Women's Day North America Summit on March 12-13th, 2021!

    International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide every year on March 8th, to show respect and appreciation toward women, and celebrate women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

    This year, the North America Developer Ecosystem team is uniquely collaborating with our WTM Ambassadors and GDG organizers to bring you a region-wide North America IWD Summit.

    The virtual event will bring together thriving women in tech and allies from all over the world for two days of keynote speakers, inspirational talks, and technical content. We invite you to join us to hear about Google Cloud, AI, Android, and Web technologies—all through the lens of what it means to be a woman in tech today, focused on having the #CouragetoCreate.

    #CouragetoCreate #IWD #WomenTechamkers #GoogleDevelopers

    Registration page: https://events.withgoogle.com/international-womens-day-iwd-north-america-summit-2021/

    Code of Conduct: https://developers.google.com/community-guidelines

    Agenda: https://events.withgoogle.com/international-womens-day-iwd-north-america-summit-2021/schedule/#content 

    Schedule

    IWD North America Summit will be taking place virtually on Friday, March 12 & Saturday, March 13 (1PM - 5:30PM US Eastern Time). The link to join will be provided once you have registered.

    Please Note: Schedule and sessions are subject to change.

    DAY 1 | FRIDAY, MARCH 12 

    1:00 - 1:10 PM EDT - Welcome Remarks • 10 mins

    1:10 - 1:40 PM EDT - Keynote • 30 mins

    1:40 - 2:10 PM EDT - Women Techmakers Program • 20 mins

    2:10 - 2:55 PM EDT - Leadership Workshop • 45 mins

    2:55AM - 3:10 PM EDT - Break • 15 mins

    3:10 - 3:55 PM EDT - Cloud Tech Talk • 45 mins

    TRACK 1 | BEGINNER LEVEL

    TRACK 2 | INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    3:55 - 4:30 PM EDT - Community Talks • 45 mins

    4:30 - 5:15 PM EDT - AI / ML / TensorFlow Tech Talk • 45 mins

    TRACK 1 | BEGINNER LEVEL

    TRACK 2 | INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    5:15 - 5:30 PM EDT - Closing Remarks • 15 mins 

    DAY 2 | SATURDAY, MARCH 13 

    1:00 - 1:05 PM EDT - Welcome Remarks • 5 mins

    1:10 - 1:40 PM EDT - Keynote • 30 mins

    1:05 - 2:05 PM EDT - Panel • 60 mins

    2:05 - 2:50 PM EDT - Fireside Chat• 45 mins

    2:50AM - 3:05 PM EDT - Break • 15 mins

    3:05 - 3:50 PM EDT - Workshop • 45 mins

    TRACK 1 | DESIGN THINKING & DEI

    TRACK 2 | PRODUCTIVITY (WORK LIFE BLANACE)

    3:50 - 4:35 PM EDT - Android Tech Talk • 45 mins

    TRACK 1 | BEGINNER LEVEL

    TRACK 2 | INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    4:35 - 5:15 PM EDT - Community Talks • 45 mins

    5:15 - 5:30 PM EDT - Closing Remarks • 15 mins

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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  • Google Cloud: 1) Data Warehouse in BigQuery; 2) Music Streaming Site in Firebase

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-google-cloud-1-data-warehouse-in-bigquery-2-music-streaming-site-in-firebase/

    Join us to "Lunch & Learn Google Cloud" from real Google Customers:

    1. Dan Sullivan - How to Design a Modern Data Warehouse in BigQuery

    2. Kudz Murefu - Small Teams, Big Things with Firebase & Serverless

    You are in for a treat!

    Agenda:

    11:00 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT Connect & Network

    11:15 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT Dan Sullivan: How to Design a Modern Data Warehouse in BigQuery, or Why I Needed to Forget Everything I Learned in Data Modeling School

    Google BigQuery is a managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service that has features not available in traditional relational database management systems. Common data warehouse design patterns, like star schemas, can be used in BigQuery but may not be the most performant option. This talk will discuss the advantages of highly denormalized data models and how to take advantage of columnar storage, compression, composite data types, repeated fields, partitioning, clustering, and other features of BigQuery to design scalable data warehouses. https://www.dansullivanlearning.com 

    12:00 PM EDT - 12:45 PM EDT Kudz Murefu: Small Teams, Big Things with Firebase & GCP Serverless Services

    Kudz will explain how he launched a production-ready music streaming platform, Strma - that serves tens of thousands of users. He will share the Architectural evolution of https://Strma.io - how it grew from a small personal Firebase project into a real business using several other Google Cloud Serverless Services, plus the thought process that led him to the current Architecture.

    12:45 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT Win a prize! Closing Comments & Networking


    Dan Sullivan will provide free access to Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Certification Practice Exam for our raffle.

    Jointly organized by the following communities:

    - The Independent Google Cloud Community (C2C)

    - Cloud Study Network

    - GDG Capital Region

    - Serverless Toronto

    Registration page:

    https://www.meetup.com/Cloud-Study-Network/events/276265784/

    Agenda

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    Speakers

    Sullivan Sullivan - PEAK6 Technologies (Cloud Architect and Data Scientist)

    Dan Sullivan is a Principal Engineer with PEAK6 Technologies and a software architect with extensive experience in data architecture, data science, machine learning, stream processing, and cloud architecture.

    Kudzanai Murefu - Strma Music (Founder)

    Connecting Africans to African media and information through innovative Software Applications.

    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    Partners

    Dan Sullivan (https://www.dansullivanlearning.com/)

    Dan Sullivan https://www.dansullivanlearning.com/

    Dan Sullivan will provide free access to Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Certification Practice Exam for our raffle.

    O’Reilly (https://www.oreilly.com/)

    O’Reilly https://www.oreilly.com/

    O’Reilly offers 5 ebooks/books for our raffle and to all attendees 30 days full access to their online learning platform ($50 value each).

    The Independent Google Cloud Community (C2C) (https://www.c2cglobal.com/)

    The Independent Google Cloud Community (C2C) offers apparel.
    https://www.c2cglobal.com/

    Jetbrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/)

    Jetbrains https://www.jetbrains.com/
    Jetbrains offers free annual Personal subscriptions/Software Licenses ($249 value each).

    ROI Training (https://www.roitraining.com/)

    ROI Training https://www.roitraining.com/
    ROI Training offers 4 On Demand Google Cloud Certification training: ACE/PCE ($500 value each) vouchers for our raffle.

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    THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-google-cloud-1-data-warehouse-in-bigquery-2-music-streaming-site-in-firebase/

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  • Flutter Engage 2021 North East

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-flutter-engage-2021-north-east/

    Flutter is Google's UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

    On March 6th, GDG Capital Region and GDG Lawrence will gather and discuss the announcements made at the March 3rd event with the community, in order to engage, innovate and collaborate with the global community.

    After a long hiatus we’re back with more (still online) events for the year, and we’ll kick off the event season with a Flutter event called Flutter Engage, to be held on March 6th. There will be announcements, Flutter sessions, guest speakers, and raffles, so stay tuned for more information. Meanwhile, save the date!

    Online Event via Google Meet

    https://meet.google.com/wnq-vvza-uny

    Registration page:

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-lawrence-presents-gdg-lawrence-flutter-engage/

    Other Announcements:

    For the month of February, Flutter is hosting the “30 Days of Flutter” event, where every week they post code labs for people who are new to Flutter can learn, leading up to the special event on March 3rd.

    https://events.withgoogle.com/30-daysofflutter/

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-flutter-engage-2021-north-east/

  • Flutter Engage 2021

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-flutter-engage-2021-1/

    Overview

    Flutter is Google's UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

    On March 3, engage, innovate and collaborate with the global community. Join us for a special online event!

    Registration page: https://events.flutter.dev/

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-flutter-engage-2021-1/

  • Welcome to TensorFlow Everywhere - North America!

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    Welcome to TensorFlow Everywhere - North America!

    This is part of a global community-led event series for TensorFlow and Machine Learning enthusiasts and developers around the world, powered by the North America Developer Ecosystem at Google.

    Join us on 26 & 27 Feb 2021 via YouTube

    You will hear from the TensorFlow team and Machine Learning Google Developer Experts on latest updates!

    Registration page: https://events.withgoogle.com/tensorflow-everywhere-na/

    Tentative Schedule in Pacific Standard Time

    26 Feb 2021 (Fri)

    9.00 - 9.10 AM PST - Welcoming Remarks & Overview of Google Developers Program in North America

    Kyle Paul - Google Developer Ecosystem, North America Regional Lead

    9.10 - 9.40 AM PST - What’s New in TensorFlow 2.4?

    Laurence Moroney - Google Developer Advocate

    A technical round up of what's new in TF in 2020, including TF Agents for reinforcement learning, tf.experimental.numpy, and tools for exploring your model's performance. Join us for a rapid-fire look at many new features.

    9.40 AM - 10.00 AM PST - Responsible ML in Production

    Catherine Nelson - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning

    When your machine learning model is deployed to a production system, this is a critical time: your model starts to interact with real people. This is the perfect moment to check that your model’s predictions aren’t showing any harmful biases. In this lightning talk, I will introduce a production pipeline using the TensorFlow ecosystem that includes ways to identify and reduce harmful impacts.

    10.00 - 10.45 AM PST - Intro to Deep Learning

    Josh Gordon - Google Developer Advocate

    A quick intro to deep learning, including representation learning, and fundamentals of neural networks. You'll learn about the major types of neural networks (DNNs, CNNs, and RNNs), as well as techniques that can help you interpret how and why they work, including Deep Dream. Each area mentioned will include links to complete code examples in TensorFlow 2.0.

    10.45 - 11.25 AM PST - Predicting the S&P500 with Recurrent Neural Networks

    Ekaba Bisong - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning

    Recurrent neural networks are a special type of deep neural networks for learning outcomes where future predictions are linked to past events. The S&P 500 is a stock market index that tracks the performance of the 500 largest companies that are listed on stock exchanges in the United States. We may observe that the future price (in this case closing price) of an underlying (in this case, the S&P) may be linked to the past market data such as the previous high, low, opening and closing price of the underlying and the volume of trades made per day. Other information that affect the market in the past may also be contributing factors. In this project, we frame predicting the future closing price of the S&P 500 as a sequence problem. Hence, we use recurrent neural networks to build an approximation model for a multivariate time-series problem.

    11.25 AM - 12.05 PM PST - Machine Learning-powered Pipelines to Augment Human Specialists

    Tanmay Bakshi - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning

    Machine Learning techniques are particularly helpful for analyzing large datasets to help humans find insights at scale. In the field of biology, scientists without expensive equipment spend hours doing repetitive tasks that add no value to their research, but are required to run experiments and to come to conclusions, like cell counting. In this talk, let's dive into how a deep learning powered pipeline using TensorFlow enables researchers to come to conclusions from data faster using inexpensive equipment, like the cameras on mobile phones.

    12.05 - 12.50 PM PST - ML Engineering at Digits

    Hannes Hapke - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning

    12.50 - 1.00 PM PST

    Kyle Paul - Google Developer Ecosystem, North America Regional Lead

    Day 1 Wrap Up

    27 Feb 2021 (Sat)

    9.00 - 9.10 AM PST - Welcoming Remarks

    Kyle Paul - Google Developer Ecosystem, North America Regional Lead

    9.10 - 10.00 AM PST - Be Bach on a Budget

    Vikram Tiwari - Google Developer Expert Google Cloud Platform, Machine Learning

    Have you always wanted to get creative but lacked the talent? With machine learning, you too can become creative! We will explore how to start using machine learning to solve every day challenges and how to go beyond into the avenues of creative exploration with machines helping you. In this talk we cover TensorFlow.js with Project Magenta, various machine learning techniques like style transfer, RNNs, AutoEncoders etc.

    10.00 - 10.45 AM PST - Superpowers for next gen web apps: Machine learning

    Jason Mayes - Google Senior Developer Relations Engineer for TensorFlow.js

    Discover how to achieve superpowers by embracing machine learning in JavaScript using TensorFlow.js in the browser. Learn what machine learning is, get a high-level overview of how it works, get inspired through a whole bunch of creative prototypes (from invisibility to teleportation) that push the boundaries of what is possible in the modern web browser, and then take your own first steps with machine learning in minutes. By the end of the session, everyone (no matter what your background) will understand how to recognize an object of their choice, which could then be used in any creative way you can imagine on your own website. No background in machine learning is required. Take your first steps with TensorFlow.js!

    10.45 - 11.25 AM PST - MLOps at the Edge

    Leigh Johnson - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning

    Operationalizing machine learning is tough enough in your own datacenter or virtual private cloud. When the target is a low-powered IoT device, the versioning, deployment, and monitoring of ML models comes with additional challenges. In this talk, I'll show you how I developed a defect detection and quality monitoring system for 3D printers. I'll describe the transport (MQTT) and mechanisms for continuous retraining and redeployment of TensorFlow models to Raspberry Pi, using Cloud IoT Core and DataFlow (Apache Beam). I'll cover the trade-offs required for real-time inference performed entirely on-device with TensorFlow Lite, plus the techniques I used to study the performance impact of model quantization. Key concepts/technologies: Edge ML, TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow Object Detection API, DataFlow (Apache Beam), Cloud IoT Core.

    11.25 AM - 12.05 PM PST - Zero to Hero with TensorFlow (Getting Started for Developers)

    Laurence Moroney - Google Developer Advocate

    If you're interested in ML, but didn't know where to start, this talk will help you understand the paradigm of ML and how TensorFlow can be used to train machine-learned models. You'll see how to use some of the latest and greatest features in TensorFlow that let you go from nothing to a working ML model in just a few minutes. No PhD required.

    12.05 - 12.50 PM PST - AI from Magic to Science

    Gant Laborde - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning, Web Technologies

    TensorFlow.js is a fantastic opportunity to level up everyone's understanding of machine learning. What was considered magic a decade ago has become the science of today. So what's the science of tomorrow? Let's construct and build a fun and exciting example of TensorFlow.js that excites and invigorates TensorFlow everywhere!

    12.50 - 1.35 PM PST

    TBC

    12.50 - 1.00 PM PST - Closing Remarks

    Kyle Paul - Google Developer Ecosystem, North America Regional Lead

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-welcome-to-tensorflow-everywhere-north-america/

  • Android Worldwide event of 2021!

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    Welcome to the first Android Worldwide event of 2021! We have joined an international collective of developer communities who like to put on quarterly events for Android Devs and related engineering specialties. Our primary goal is to help break-down geographical barriers between developers and communities, while doing our best to help each community's organizers feel supported.

    Android Worldwide is a series of four events in a single day, spread out to run at convenient times for people residing in many different timezones. All events are free, and you are welcome to attend whichever one you like—no restrictions.

    Each event is hosted by organizers from the dozens of engineering communities who have partnered with us. Speakers were carefully selected from submissions to our call for papers, which was difficult given how many fantastic options we saw. Paired with fantastic content, we want to emphasize the importance of having a tighter social fabric. For that, we've selected a special video conferencing software made by Remo.co, and set aside plenty of time for friendly conversation between you and your fellow community members from around the globe.

    The events are scheduled to start as follows:

    Event #1 @ 7PM IST (2:30PM CET / 8:30AM EST / 5:30AM PST)

    Event #2 @ 6:30PM CET (11PM IST / 12:30PM EST / 9:30AM PST)

    Event #3 @ 6PM EST (4:30AM IST/ 12AM CET / 3PM PST)

    Event #4 @ 6PM PST (7:30AM IST/ 3AM CET / 9PM EST)

    The event that's most convenient for our community has the following schedule:

    Schedule (EST)

    6:00PM: Socializing

    6:45PM: Wild Storage for Android Developers by Dinorah Tovar

    End: More socializing



    Presentation Details

    Talk #1: Wild Storage for Android Developers by Dinorah Tovar

    This is the first part of this serial "Wild Storage for Android Developers"

    Usually, in the Android world, we need to have any kind of storage, depending on the needs of our application we need to be aware of the integrity of the data and the performance we need for every tool in this talk, we will cover

    - Performance for databases

    - Threading and Concurrency

    - DataStore and shared Preferences

    At the end of this talk, you should be able to understand how Room, DataStore, and Shared Preferences works and also how to improve performance, queries, and threading using coroutines and secondary dispatchers



    Directly register for the events through the links below:

    Event #1: https://live.remo.co/e/android-worldwide-part-1-of-4

    Event #2: https://live.remo.co/e/android-worldwide-part-2-of-4

    Event #3: https://live.remo.co/e/android-worldwide-part-3-of-4

    Event #4: https://live.remo.co/e/android-worldwide-part-4-of-4

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jason Rotella, GDG Organizer

    Blain Smith, GDG Organizer

    Fausto Hernandez, GDG Organizer

    Linda Kovacs, GDG Organizer

    WomenTechmakers Ambassador -
    Google Developer Group Lead Capital Region -
    #IamRemarkable Ambassador -
    Journalist Radio, TV, Magazine -
    Translator English, Italian, Romanian

    Chadd Portwine, GDG Organizer

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    THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-capital-region-presents-android-worldwide-event-of-2021/

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