• Project Night (bring your own project)

    Indy Hall

    Instead of a traditional talk, you should come with a project that you would like to work on or something new to learn. This is a great opportunity to finish a side-project that's been going on for way too long or to scratch an itch to learn a new technology (some suggestions below). Some ideas for topics to learn about (and we can provide guidance/support for): - Generalized usage of GCP and related products - Firebase - CloudSQL - BigQuery - Docker/Kubernetes - Google Compute Engine - VueJS - WordPress If you would like assistance with something that isn't listed out, it is likely that we can connect you with someone who can, or at least point you in the right direction.

  • Up and Running with Google CloudRun

    Indy Hall

    Cloud Run is Google's serverless compute platform that allows developers to deploy & run containers the same way that cloud functions are managed. Cloud Run is based on the open-source Knative framework and can be run on Google-managed infrastructure or within your own Kubernetes cluster with GKE. At July's meetup, you'll learn about Cloud Run and how to configure containers to run both on Google's infrastructure and within Kubernetes. We'll also demonstrate a few real-world examples of how Cloud Run is used in the wild.

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  • Next ’19 Extended Philadelphia

    Indy Hall

    Full list of topics and speakers are TBD. Some of the things we will be covering: - Product Announcements at Next '19 - An overview of products: Cloud Run, Anthos, GKE Advanced, etc... - An overview of Goole's new ML products

  • Project Night (bring your own project)

    Indy Hall

    We will be experimenting with a new format for this event - a project/hack night. Instead of a traditional talk, you should come with a project that you would like to work on or something new to learn. This is a great opportunity to finish a side-project that's been going on for way too long or to scratch an itch to learn a new technology (some suggestions below). Some ideas for topics to learn about (and we can provide guidance/support for): - Generalized usage of GCP and related products - Firebase - CloudSQL - BigQuery - Docker/Kubernetes - Google Compute Engine - VueJS - WordPress If you would like assistance with something that isn't listed out, it is likely that we can connect you with someone who can, or at least point you in the right direction.

  • Google Cloud Study Jam: Machine Learning

    Indy Hall

    I'm excited to announce GDG Cloud Philly's first Cloud Study Jam! This is an event where the community can come together and learn about a specialized topic on GCP. For our first study jam, we will be tackling an introduction to Machine Learning. Get official Google training, a $55+ value, free of charge. Together we'll work through several Google Cloud labs. You will get hands-on experience with the Cloud Console, Kubernetes, Security, IoT on Cloud, and Machine Learning. 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. Some of the items we will be covering: - Introduction to SQL for BigQuery & Cloud SQL - BigQuery Quick Start (console or command line) - Cloud Natural Language Quick Start - Cloud DataProc Quick Start (console or command line) - Cloud DataLab Quick Start - Cloud ML Engine Quick Start - Google Genomics Quick Start - Cloud DataFlow Quick Start - Cloud FileStore Quick Start

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  • Build cross-platform apps with Flutter

    Indy Hall

    Flutter is Google's open source cross-platform application development framework. Similar to frameworks like React Native, Flutter enables developers to build native mobile apps using modern web technologies; HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Dart). Fluter is quite a promising technology as it promises the ability to create truly universal apps (mobile, desktop and web) while sharing the same codebase. At this event we will provide an in-depth of Flutter compared to other popular tools and show the steps required to build a basic app.

  • Front-End Application Deployment Patterns with Kubernetes

    This month we have a special talk planned. Ross Kuklinski will be presenting his upcoming Kubecon talk here at GDG Cloud Philly. Kubernetes is a powerful deployment platform that allows complex workflows like rolling, blue-green, and canary deployments of software. Safely managing these complex deployment patterns for frontend browser applications where HTML references multiple CSS, JavaScript, or image assets is fraught with challenges. Doing this poorly results in broken page loads or inconsistent UI behavior. In this talk, Ross will cover: - Common deployment patterns for applications on Kubernetes - How web-applications make these patterns more complex - Solutions and associated live-demos showing how to resolve these problems About Ross: Ross Kukulinski is a Senior Product Manager at Heptio, Inc., where he focuses on growing the Kubernetes community, tackling global-scale engineering problems, and guiding businesses on their Cloud Native journey. His technical background is in architecting and deploying scalable, containerized, real-time application infrastructure. Ross is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator and a CNCF Ambassador. He received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Ross frequently speaks at technology conferences and events including DevOpsDays, QCon, CoreOS Fest, ContainerCamp, NodeSummit, Philly Kubernetes, NodeInteractive, and Philly Tech Week. Ross is a digital nomad and cheesesteak connoisseur currently residing in Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, and Labrador Retriever. Food & Beverages will be provided. If anyone has any dietary restrictions please let us know and we will accomodate you.

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  • Deliver Serverless Solutions with Knative and Riff

    For October's meetup will be presented by Dodd Pfeffer who is a Sr. Platform Architect at Pivotal Software. This month we'll be learning all about Functions as a Service. Kubernetes is a fantastic place to run your applications. But it's resources and abstractions are at a fairly low level for common, every day development activities. Knative is a new open source project that extends kubernetes to help build modern, source centric and container based applications. It introduces three new higher-level abstractions: building, serving, and eventing. The combination of these three, along with istio, provide the building blocks for serverless solutions. Project riff is a function as a service framework for creating and running polyglot functions. Tight integrations exist between riff and Knative as components of riff have been contributed to Knative and Knative now powers riff. At this event, we'll introduce key components of Knative and riff. We will provision a new GKE cluster and install Knative and riff. We'll deploy a serverless solution that leverages each of the components. Along the way let's discuss serverless use cases and ideas from among the group.

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  • Build apps Quickly with Firebase & Cloud Firestore

    Firebase has long been known as a great platform for building mobile apps quickly. Cloud Firestore is the successor to Firebase's realtime database and resolved many qualms that developers had with the realtime database (like running queries server side) and adds many performance improvements. Google announced that Cloud Firestore will be replacing Cloud Datastore as their defunct serverless NoSQL database. At this event we'll do a deep dive into the Firebase platform, the Cloud Firestore database, and build an application using all of the build in features that Firebase has to offer. Food & Drinks will be provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know ahead of time and we will accommodate you.

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  • Google Cloud Next Recap & Show & Tell

    Indy Hall

    The Google Cloud Next summit is going on this week. In 2017 Google Cloud announced about 100 new features to the platform during the summit. In 2018 Google is on track to do the same with a focus on AI and productivity. We will go over all of the new things announced and discuss how they can make our lives easier. Some of the new features announced include: - Cloud Services Platform - New Cloud Functions runtimes & features - Serverless Containers - Resource-based pricing - AI for Google Docs & Google Sheets - Hardware security keys - much, much more... Additionally, we will be doing a "Show & Tell" where members can show off interesting projects utilizing cloud technologies. If you are interested in presenting, please include a note when you register so we can get an idea of how many people will be sharing. Food & drinks will be provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know and we will gladly accommodate.

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