- Project Night (bring your own project)
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
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.
- Project Night (bring your own project)
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
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
- Build cross-platform apps with Flutter
- Front-End Application Deployment Patterns with Kubernetes
- 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.
- 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.
- Google Cloud Next Recap & Show & Tell
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.