Rather than send one or two lucky individuals to Google Next, our company (Blueport Commerce www.blueport.com) decided to make this a team learning event.
For our business, we are particularly interested in GKE, Istio, microservices, APIs and devops toolkits. As a result, we curated a sub-selection of Google Next sessions that we plan to watch in 5 different tracks spread over two days.
In the spirit of a conference, we chose to open this up to other Boston area companies and individuals. We are new to GCP, and would love to have ongoing networking opportunities with other folks on the platform.
We'd also love to see other companies or user groups host similar events in the future - we'd be happy to share ownership of the meetup group or delegate it back to the community if it were to get some traction.
In the meantime, we have ample space to run three tracks, easy-access wifi, and some budget to offer a light lunch and some end-of-day beverages pending attendee counts. For this reason, please RSVP as soon as you can.
The near-final agenda is attached as a picture. Please take a look! Feedback is welcome.
We do have a few asks of potential attendees:
1) Please provide a short summary of what you want to get out of attending the event as part of your registration. This is just a minor filter to try to ensure that the only attendees are people who are serious about learning these topics. We appreciate your support and respect on this.
2) That you are not constantly in and out. Please try to come for the day, or at least half the day. If you only plan to come for part, please comment in the RSVP so we can plan food accordingly.
3) If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know. We'll do our best to accommodate or at least let you know whether we will have something suitable.
We hope to see you on the 18th and/or 19th!