• Midwest DevFest 2021

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-midwest-devfest-2021/

    Join developers from across the region for Midwest DevFest. In this half-day virtual conference, speakers will present on tech topics in development.

    Stay tuned for speakers and topics.

    Networking "tables" will be open between sessions to talk with other attendees. Details on after-conference networking coming soon.

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Jeff Williams, GDG Organizer

    Google Tech Lead, UC Berkeley
    I've been called a technology hipster, and I'm here to help you succeed. I've learned a lot from meetups and am volunteering to give back. You are likely to find me working, reading, or attending local tech events.

    Paul Lundberg, GDG Organizer

    Emily Anderson, GDG Organizer

    Lloyd Lentz, GDG Organizer

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  • The School of Cloud - Cloud Study Jam - Kubernetes in Google Cloud

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-the-school-of-cloud-cloud-study-jam-kubernetes-in-google-cloud/

    6:00pm - 6:10pm Networking, discover the audience's starting level of experience with Kubernetes (ANY level is OK, even that you never used it)

    6:10pm - 7:00pm First lab (maybe more depending on how fast folks can go)

    7:05pm - 8:00pm Additional labs

    We'll do a follow up event to help you work through the remaining labs.

    Agenda

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    Speaker

    Kiran Kumar Guntupalli - Thrivent (Lead Data Engineer)

    Big Data Engineer
    Responsibilities:
    • Providing knowledge sharing sessions to new team members about STORC.
    • Working on moving email data from exchange servers to Hive tables.
    • Worked on California Consumer Privacy Act use case for Hadoop Cluster.
    • Automated and scheduled pipelines to move data from Salesforce to Data lake and Data warehouse.
    • Built a functionality to load data to HBase in STORC
    Etc

    Host

    Jeff Williams - University of Minnesota (Developer)

    I'm passionate about learning and growth, active in the Minnesota tech scene organizing meetups and larger events around Data, DevOps, and Development, always interested to learn something new, and always working to help others.

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-the-school-of-cloud-cloud-study-jam-kubernetes-in-google-cloud/

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  • Coast2Coast IWD 2021 - Courage To Create

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-los-angeles-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/

    In honor of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we will host a virtual IWD North America Summit on March 27. The event will bring together thriving women in tech and allies for talks and workshops from all over the world.

    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

    *Agenda is in PDT*
    11:00 AM Welcome by Marsha Swallow
    11:15 AM What's Resiliency? - Asking For A Friend by Shantell Thomas Underrepresented groups have something to share about resiliency because when faced with all forms of discrimination, they somehow power through. I am a member of two of those groups - I am a black woman. Faced with workplace microaggressions, slights and assumed incompetence has revealed some Solid resilience tactics. Since you’re just asking for a friend, here are my top three: #1: You owe the new day the best version of yourself - so give it, no matter what happened yesterday #2: Look good, it feels good #3: Vulnerability wins - name it and claim it so you can recover from it
    12:00 PM How Can ML Promote Universal Literacy And Accessibility by Katherine Stein and Rena Simkowitz Katherine Stein and Rena Simkowitz will share how they are leveraging Google AI research to improve the identification and intervention of dyslexia. Inspired by their own experiences with dyslexia, Katherine and Rena are working to drive research that will enable educators and parents to more accurately identify and more effectively support children with dyslexia so that they can reach their full potential.
    12:45 PM Break
    1:00 PM REACT To Imposter Syndrome by Prakriti Mateti Do you worry you’re not as smart as people around you? That you won’t be able to keep up and they’ll find out you don’t deserve to be there? Learn 5 realistic steps to banish imposter syndrome and prevent it from getting in the way of your success, career progression, mental health, and happiness.
    2:00 PM Creating an Authentic Client Management Culture by Sofia Mohammad Kicking off a client project is exciting! But navigating the ebbs and flows throughout the project can be tough! This talk is focused on creating richly authentic client relationships so that you and/or your team can build trust by being yourselves to bring client projects to a successful finish.
    2:45 PM Break
    3:00 PM Alice in the World of Pods and Higher-order Functions by Roksolana Diachuk We have many reasons to love functional programming. But have you thought that functional programming can be really close to the containers world? You might have heard about Kubernetes, everyone’s buzzing about it. Kubernetes may sound complex especially if you’ve never worked with containers. A surprising thing is that you can actually apply your knowledge of functional programming to understand how Kubernetes works. If you want to know more about the bridge between these two worlds follow me on that path.
    3:45 PM Break
    4:00 PM Reframing your Narrative by Riya Dashoriya We will explore the source of credibility and how to establish it. We’ll spend time thinking through how you can re-contextualize your own strengths, skills, and experiences and how all these factors contribute to the unique value you provide. You’ll walk away from this hour with a first draft of a bio you can use for your LinkedIn, professional website, cover letter or wherever you’re looking to share who you are and why you’re so amazing.
    5:00 PM Closing Remarks

    RSVP at the main event link: https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-los-angeles-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/#/

  • Coast2Coast IWD 2021 - Courage To Create

    Needs a location

    PLEASE RSVP USING THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create-1/

    *Agenda is in PDT*

    11:00 AM Welcome by Marsha Swallow

    11:15 AM What's Resiliency? - Asking For A Friend by Shantell Thomas Underrepresented groups have something to share about resiliency because when faced with all forms of discrimination, they somehow power through. I am a member of two of those groups - I am a black woman. Faced with workplace microaggressions, slights and assumed incompetence has revealed some Solid resilience tactics. Since you’re just asking for a friend, here are my top three: #1: You owe the new day the best version of yourself - so give it, no matter what happened yesterday #2: Look good, it feels good #3: Vulnerability wins - name it and claim it so you can recover from it

    12:00 PM How Can ML Promote Universal Literacy And Accessibility by Katherine Stein and Rena Simkowitz Katherine Stein and Rena Simkowitz will share how they are leveraging Google AI research to improve the identification and intervention of dyslexia. Inspired by their own experiences with dyslexia, Katherine and Rena are working to drive research that will enable educators and parents to more accurately identify and more effectively support children with dyslexia so that they can reach their full potential.

    12:45 PM Break

    1:00 PM REACT To Imposter Syndrome by Prakriti Mateti Do you worry you’re not as smart as people around you? That you won’t be able to keep up and they’ll find out you don’t deserve to be there? Learn 5 realistic steps to banish imposter syndrome and prevent it from getting in the way of your success, career progression, mental health, and happiness.

    2:00 PM Creating an Authentic Client Management Culture by Sofia Mohammad Kicking off a client project is exciting! But navigating the ebbs and flows throughout the project can be tough! This talk is focused on creating richly authentic client relationships so that you and/or your team can build trust by being yourselves to bring client projects to a successful finish.

    2:45 PM Break

    3:00 PM Alice in the World of Pods and Higher-order Functions by Roksolana Diachuk We have many reasons to love functional programming. But have you thought that functional programming can be really close to the containers world? You might have heard about Kubernetes, everyone’s buzzing about it. Kubernetes may sound complex especially if you’ve never worked with containers. A surprising thing is that you can actually apply your knowledge of functional programming to understand how Kubernetes works. If you want to know more about the bridge between these two worlds follow me on that path.

    3:45 PM Break

    4:00 PM Reframing your Narrative by Riya Dashoriya We will explore the source of credibility and how to establish it. We’ll spend time thinking through how you can re-contextualize your own strengths, skills, and experiences and how all these factors contribute to the unique value you provide. You’ll walk away from this hour with a first draft of a bio you can use for your LinkedIn, professional website, cover letter or wherever you’re looking to share who you are and why you’re so amazing.

    5:00 PM Closing Remarks

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Lloyd Lentz, GDG Organizer

    Jeff Williams, GDG Organizer

    Patrick Fuentes, GDG Organizer

    Paul Lundberg, GDG Organizer

    Emily Anderson, GDG Organizer

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create-1/

  • Coast2Coast IWD 2021 - Courage To Create

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-los-angeles-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/

    In honor of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we will host a virtual IWD North America Summit on March 27. The event will bring together thriving women in tech and allies for four hours with two tracks of talks and workshops from all over the world.

    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

    RSVP at the main event link: https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-los-angeles-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/#/

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Lloyd Lentz, GDG Organizer

    Jeff Williams, GDG Organizer

    Patrick Fuentes, GDG Organizer

    Paul Lundberg, GDG Organizer

    Emily Anderson, GDG Organizer

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    PLEASE RSVP USING THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-coast2coast-iwd-2021-courage-to-create/

  • Midwest DevFest

    Online event

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Midwest DevFest 2020!

    DevFests are community lead events that are held all over the world where developers can learn, grow, network, and get inspired from experts.

    Come join us for a fun filled day where we will have several guest speakers give talks relevant to anyone in the tech field, including the latest Google technologies, machine learning, UI/UX design, and more!

    This event is FREE!

    -SPEAKERS/TOPICS-

    [12:00-12:10 CDT] Introduction
    [12:10 - 12:55 PM CDT] Don Ward: EdgeAI - AI in the Palm of Your Hand
    5 min transition
    [1:00 - 1:20 PM CDT] Victoria Gonda: Internationalization-ing (20 min)
    10 min break
    [1:30 - 2:15 PM CDT] Jennifer Wadella: There are No Snow Days When You Work Remote
    15 min break
    [2:30 - 3:15 PM CDT] Martin Omander: Growing Your Cloud Application
    15 min break
    [3:30 - 4:15 PM CDT] Kyle Paul: Serverless Applications with Firebase
    45 min happy hour
    End at 5pm!

    -LOCATION-

    Online. RSVP for the link

    -WHEN-

    Friday, December 4,[masked]:00 PM - 5 PM CDT (will finalize exact times soon)

    -WHERE-

    This event is online. Once you RSVP you can access the link when provided.

    This event is organized in partnership with:

    GDG Ann Arbor
    GDG Chicago
    GDG Cloud KC
    GDG Cloud Twin Cities
    GDG Columbia, MO
    GDG Columbus
    GDG Columbus Android
    GDG Detroit
    GDG Grand Rapids
    GDG Kansas City
    GDG Rochester MN
    GDG South Bend-Elkhart
    GDG St Louis
    GDG Twin Cities
    GDG UWM

  • DevFest Midwest

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    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-devfest-midwest/

    Details

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Midwest DevFest 2020!

    DevFests are community lead events that are held all over the world where developers can learn, grow, network, and get inspired from experts.

    Come join us for a fun filled day where we will have several guest speakers give talks relevant to anyone in the tech field, including the latest Google technologies, machine learning, UI/UX design, and more!

    This event is FREE!

    -SPEAKERS/TOPICS-

    [12:00-12:10 CDT] Introduction

    [12:10 - 12:55 PM CDT] Don Ward: EdgeAI - AI in the Palm of Your Hand

    5 min transition

    [1:00 - 1:20 PM CDT] Victoria Gonda: Internationalization-ing (20 min)

    10 min break

    [1:30 - 2:15 PM CDT] Jennifer Wadella: There are No Snow Days When You Work Remote

    15 min break

    [2:30 - 3:15 PM CDT] Martin Omander: Growing Your Cloud Application

    15 min break

    [3:30 - 4:15 PM CDT] Kyle Paul: Serverless Applications with Firebase

    45 min happy hour

    End at 5pm!

    -LOCATION-

    Online. RSVP for the link

    -WHEN-

    Friday, December 4, 2020

    12:00 PM - 5 PM CDT (will finalize exact times soon)

    -WHERE-

    This event is online. Once you RSVP you can access the link when provided.

    This event is organized in partnership with:

    GDG Ann Arbor

    GDG Chicago

    GDG Cloud KC

    GDG Cloud Twin Cities

    GDG Columbia, MO

    GDG Columbus

    GDG Columbus Android

    GDG Detroit

    GDG Grand Rapids

    GDG Kansas City

    GDG Rochester MN

    GDG South Bend-Elkhart

    GDG St Louis

    GDG Twin Cities

    GDG UWM

    Agenda

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    Hosted By

    Lloyd Lentz, GDG Organizer

    Jeff Williams, GDG Organizer

    Patrick Fuentes, GDG Organizer

    Paul Lundberg, GDG Organizer

    Emily Anderson, GDG Organizer

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    PLEASE RSVP USING THE LINK BELOW

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-twin-cities-presents-devfest-midwest/

  • What's new in Android 11 and adapting your app for privacy changes

    Hey GDG Team! While normal GDG life is a bit on hold, there is still a lot happening in the Developer World. We are going to have an online event, over lunchtime. Please join us with Murat Yener, Android Developer at Google, for a presentation on

    What's new in Android 11 and adapting your app for privacy changes

    This talk will give a quick overview of the features in the latest release: Android 11. We'll also take a look at the privacy related changes and how to make your app compatible. This includes changes to permissions including one-time permission, storage, package visibility, tooling to help identify private data access, and other new platform APIs.

    Murat Yener

    Murat is a Developer Advocate for Android at Google. He is a code geek, open source committer, Java Champion and the author of Expert Android Studio and Professional Java EE Design Patterns books from Wiley.

    Schedule:
    12:00 Noon Intro and talk starts
    1:10 or so Q&A from audience memebers
    1:30 Conclusion of Event

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  • Firebase Study Jam - POSTPONED true date TBD

    Object Partners (an Improving company)

    An evening of hands on Firebase codelab and working session.

    6PM - 30 min or so of socializing
    6:30 - kick off and intro to Study Jam content.

    If you have experience with Firebase and would like to help us as a resource to answer questions, or, even lead the group through one of the exercises, please reach out to Lloyd. Otherwise, see you there!

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  • A Year w/ Flutter

    Agosto Inc

    Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see Brandon Johnson share his extensive Flutter expertise with us!

    6:30 - Snacks and socializing *
    7:00 - Short greeting and intro by GDG Organizer
    7:15 - Evening topic - 'A Year w/ Flutter' by Brandon Johnson

    It feels like cross-platform mobile apps have been all the rage for the better part of a decade, right? It can be hard to separate the hype from reality.

    In this talk, we'll get to the heart the Flutter developer experience: covering what it's like to use Dart in production, some ways to structure data for success in your app, and the state of testing frameworks and other developer tools.

    At the end, you'll be set up with next steps to see if Flutter's right for you and your team!



    Bio:

    Brandon Johnson is a creative technologist at PlakeSide, a creative tech studio for the live event industry. He is also an organizer of the JavaScriptMN and ServerlessMN meetups.

    Thank you, Agosto, for hosting our February meetup!
    *The staff at Agosto volunteers generously volunteer their time to make these events happen. We can't accommodate early arrivals. If you arrive early, please enjoy one of the great coffee shops, restaurants, or bars in the surrounding areas.