• Study group - Road to Google Cloud Certification (Associate Cloud Engineer)

    The ‘Road to Google Cloud Certification’ is a free 6-week guided program designed for people who want to prepare for a Google Cloud certification.

    You will learn through a mix of on-demand content, hands-on labs and study groups to help you achieve your goals to get Google Cloud certified.

    With the help of live study groups and a community forum, led by Google Developer Groups, you will brace this journey with, not only, people who already have the certificate, but with people who are on the same path as you.

    Choose your path among 4 certifications: Associate Cloud Engineer, Professional Cloud Architect, Professional Data Engineer and Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer.

    Learn more about the program and register here: events.withgoogle.com/road-to-google-cloud-certification

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  • Why Certify? Everything to know about Google Cloud Certifications

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-cloud-london-presents-why-certify-everything-to-know-about-google-cloud-certifications/

    Join us to get an overview of Google Cloud's certifications and see how they can elevate your career and the impact for your organization. We will share tips and answer your questions, along with introducing a new exciting program to support developers get prepared for certifications.

    Agenda

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    Hosts

    Saverio Terracciano - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

    Goran Minov - GDG London (Co-Organiser)

    David Renton - Genesys / GDG Galway (DevOps Security Automation Engineer)

    David is a computer scientist and technology enthusiast working as a DevOps security automation engineer. He watches rugby, plays Destiny and listens to Five Finger Death Punch with his kids in his spare time :)

    Rossano D'Angelo - The LEGO Group (Application engineer)

    Application engineer at The LEGO Group, London.

    C.D. Tiwari - EMBL-EBI (Cloud Bioinformatics Application Architect)

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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-cloud-london-presents-why-certify-everything-to-know-about-google-cloud-certifications/

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  • GDG Tech Talks - 17 metrics to accelerate delivery without damaging culture

    17 metrics to accelerate delivery without damaging culture

    It’s a common sentiment that engineering organizations focused on developer velocity and accelerated delivery, are in direct conflict with good culture and developer well-being.

    At the same time, many engineering managers are continuously trying to quantify their velocity and agility through age-old, toxic techniques such as stack ranking (an employee ranking method that categorizes employees into levels of performance), as their “data-driven method”.

    But what if I were to tell you that this is a data-driven trap? Stack ranking is a culture killer, often only serving to alienate your best devs. It’s also highly limited as it’s essentially measuring the wrong thing. Unfortunately, many great dev leads, fall into this trap. I’d like to propose an alternative.

    Speaker

    Yishai Beeri Growth Tech at LinearB - Software Delivery Intelligence

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  • Google Developers Experts Tech Talks

    Online event

    For those of you in the business of designing applications that involve interaction between AI and human users, you know that building a user-friendly application requires smart and thoughtful design. No matter how well-trained your model or how sophisticated your algorithm, if a user can’t instantly figure out how your app works, they will abandon it.

    So how do you design applications that delight a user?
    What are the things you need to consider?
    How can you build user trust?

    To find out, join our online talk by Bianca Ximenes, a Google Developer Expert, and a Data & Product Expert, who specializes in building responsible smart digital products.
    Speaker: Bianca Ximenes - Gupy (Artificial Intelligence Product Manager)

    Bianca is the Artificial Intelligence Product Manager at Gupy, a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, and a Doctoral Candidate in Computer Science at UFPE. Her work approaches Machine Learning explainability, Human-Centered AI products and the ethical repercussions of AI and ML on society.

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  • Tech Talks - Cloud Migrations & Databases

    Online event

    Tech talks focused on cloud technologies.

    Agenda

    6:30 PM: De-risking migration from mainframe to cloud: Shifting quality to the start of migration projects

    As a member of this meetup, you’ve likely already experienced the immense value of cloud-based architecture. ‘The Business’ are now increasingly aware of this value, too, and more are investing in cloud migration. However, there are risks as well, especially when migrating from legacy and mainframe systems.

    These legacy systems are often poorly documented blackboxes, built or acquired decades ago. Developers might not want to touch them for fear of damaging business-critical processes, while testers are unsure about how exactly the new system should function. Legacy components are frequently therefore left late in migration projects. Yet, the new system must faithfully reflect the data transforms performed by these complex, interrelated systems. Late failure to migrate mainframe components therefore risks undoing the years of time and effort already invested in cloud migration.

    This meetup will explore an approach to iteratively and rigorously testing mainframe migrations to cloud, all while building “living documentation” of the old and new systems. It will discuss how visual data flows build accurate logical pictures of legacy systems, while one flow can generate automated tests for both legacy and new components. This enables iterative snapshot comparisons of the two systems, fixing potentially devastating bugs as they arise and maintaining accurate documentation of both systems. Testers and developers in turn know exactly what needs developing and can test each component as it moves, reliably migrating legacy throughout the project.

    7:05 PM: Self Managed Databases vs Managed Databases

    7:35 PM: Closing Remarks

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    Speakers

    Gabriela D'Avila Ferrara - Google Cloud

    Twitter Bio: Developer Advocate for @googlecloud, Lego fan, Crafts &
    @ircmaxell's other 1/2. Any DB question? DMs are open. Views are my own. She/her.
    @ada_doglace mom. 🇧🇷

    Huw Price - Curiosity Software Ireland (Managing Director)

    James Walker - Curiosity Software Ireland (Director of Technology)

    James Walker is Director of Technology at Curiosity Software and brings years of experience in successful software delivery. James has collaborated closely with a range of organisations to identify and resolve their QA needs. He has invented several success flow-based test automation technologies and today focuses on helping organisations hit their key test automation goals.

    Hosts

    Amanda Cavallaro - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

    Saverio Terracciano - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

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  • International Women's Day - Live Mentorship Day #IWD21

    Needs a location

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-live-mentorship-day-iwd21-1/

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

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    We'd like to invite you to a practical training on building conversational actions.

    We'll provide you with a welcoming environment to help you through the process.

    Will you have the courage to create wonderful and rich automated conversational actions alongside a supportive community?

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    What's needed?

    Time & commitment.

    A browser (chrome, mozilla, etc).

    Join our discord server: https://discord.gg/w3gK8PUREH

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    Agenda:

    March 17 - (This Event) Online event at 18:00 (UK time) to answer your questions you might have whilst building your action.

    March 31 - Submit your action explanation, best ideas will get prizes!

    More information will be found in the discord channel 

    Agenda

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    Host

    Amanda Cavallaro - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

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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-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-live-mentorship-day-iwd21-1/

  • Tell the Story of the Data: How Data Journalists Work and A Hands-on Workshop #I

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-cloud-london-presents-tell-the-story-of-the-data-how-data-journalists-work-and-a-hands-on-workshop-iwd21/

    Workshop Summary
    The pandemic has attracted a great amount of public attention to Data Journalism and Data Visualisation in general. In this workshop, the participants first have the opportunity to understand what data journalism is, how data reporters work and which techniques and practices might be useful for them when working and communicating data. Then, the second part of the workshop will be hands-on. We will use Google's COVID-19 Open Data dataset on BigQuery, analyse and transform the data using SQL or Python pandas, and visualise using Google Cloud Data Studio.
    Note: This workshop will use Google technology - Colab, BigQuery and Data Studio - which will require a Google Account. We will ask you to share the email address you use for your Google Account before the workshop, in order to set up the exercise environment for you.
    Audience Takeaway

    The audience will know and understand the work of a data journalist, the processes and tools used in the media to work with data and will also learn about best practice for data visualisation and how to efficiently communicate the data.
    The audience will be able to learn some essential technical skills to analyse, transform and visualise data using popular tools. 

    Agenda

    6:30 PM: Data journalism and its application outside the media

    led by Carmen: What data journalism is, how a data journalist works and which practice can be applied to other non-media fields.

    7:00 PM: Hands-on workshop- led by Yoyu (60 minutes)

    led by Yoyu: the participants will be given an example story, and follow along a Colab Python notebook to analyse data from

    8:00 PM: Q&A & Networking

    Q&A & Networking

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    Speakers

    Carmen Aguilar García - Sky News (UK) (Senior Data Journalist)

    Senior Data Journalist at Sky News (UK). She is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience reporting in Spain, Chile and the UK. Currently, she’s part of the new Data and Forensic Unit at Sky News. She was the first data journalist at Sky News when she joined in 2018.

    Yoyu Li - Infinite Whys Ltd (Creative Technology Director)

    Yoyu is a Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud and a Data Visualisation enthusiast. One of her personal data visualisation projects is People Atlas (https://peopleatlas.infinite-y.com/). She has worked in a wide range of capacities throughout her career - product designer, game producer, product manager, startup CTO and technology consultant.

    Host

    Amanda Cavallaro - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

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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-cloud-london-presents-tell-the-story-of-the-data-how-data-journalists-work-and-a-hands-on-workshop-iwd21/

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  • International Women's Day - Live Mentorship Day #IWD21

    Needs a location

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-live-mentorship-day-iwd21/

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

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    We'd like to invite you to a practical training on building conversational actions.

    We'll provide you with a welcoming environment to help you through the process.

    Will you have the courage to create wonderful and rich automated conversational actions alongside a supportive community?

    --

    What's needed?

    Time & commitment.

    A browser (chrome, mozilla, etc).

    Join our discord server: https://discord.gg/w3gK8PUREH

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    Agenda:

    March 14 - (This Event) Online event at 18:00 (UK time) to answer your questions you might have whilst building your action.

    March 31 - Submit your action explanation, best ideas will get prizes!

    More information will be found in the discord channel 

    Agenda

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    Host

    Amanda Cavallaro - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

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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-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-live-mentorship-day-iwd21/

  • International Women's Day #CouragetoCreate #IWD21

    Online event

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

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    Hi, I'm Amanda Cavallaro, a Google Developers Expert for the Google Assistant.

    And I'd like to invite you to a theoretical & practical training on building conversational actions.

    I'll provide you with a welcoming environment to help you through the process.

    Will you have the courage to create wonderful and rich automated conversational actions alongside a supportive community?

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    What's needed?

    Time & commitment.

    A browser (chrome, mozilla, etc).

    Discord (Links will be shared to the ones who are registered).

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    Agenda:

    March 1 - Online event at 18:00 (UK Time).

    March 2 to 5 - Free training with videos, articles to read and hands-on labs to practice. (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 6 - Deadline to submit your action idea you'll implement (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 7 to 30 - The days to develop your idea into an action (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 14 - Online event at 18:00 (UK Time) to answer your questions you might have whilst building your action.

    March 31 - It's the final date to submit your action explanation (Off-line at your own pace).

    More information will be found in the discord channel.
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    Mentors:

    Laura Morinigo

    Lesly Zerna

    Sachin Kumar

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  • International Women's Day #CouragetoCreate #IWD21

    Needs a location

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

    https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-couragetocreate-iwd21/

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

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    We'd like to invite you to a theoretical & practical training on building conversational actions.

    We'll provide you with a welcoming environment to help you through the process.

    Will you have the courage to create wonderful and rich automated conversational actions alongside a supportive community?

    --

    What's needed?

    Time & commitment.

    A browser (chrome, mozilla, etc).

    Discord (Links will be shared to the ones who are registered).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGy9ZM-K1YY&feature=youtu.be

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    Agenda:

    March 1  - Online event at 18:00 (UK Time).

    March 2 to 5 - Free training with videos, articles to read and hands-on labs to practice. (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 6 - Deadline to submit your action idea you'll implement (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 7 to 30 - The days to develop your idea into an action (Off-line at your own pace).

    March 14 - Online event at 18:00 (UK Time) to answer your questions you might have whilst building your action.

    March 31 - It's the final date to submit your action explanation (Off-line at your own pace).

    More information will be found in the discord channel (The URL is in one of the boxes you tick to register to this event).

    Agenda

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    Host

    Amanda Cavallaro - GDG Cloud London (Organiser)

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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-cloud-london-presents-international-womens-day-couragetocreate-iwd21/