• Introduction to Anthos

    Google Sydney

    Ankur Kotwal (Google Cloud Developer Advocate) will be presenting an introduction to Anthos - Google Cloud’s groundbreaking multi and hybrid cloud offering announced earlier this year at Google Next ‘19. Cloud has crossed the chasm. The vast majority of organisations are looking to move to the Cloud. A key part of this strategy involves modernising on premise and reducing risk by taking a multi-cloud approach. Anthos enables the hybrid and multi-cloud journeys whilst providing a single pane of glass to manage these environments. In this talk, you'll learn about the components that make up Anthos and how they apply to your organisation. The talk will also cover the tools you need to build & operate your environment including GKE on-prem, Istio, Anthos Config Management, Cloud Run, Migrate for Anthos and more. https://cloud.google.com/anthos/ Meetup agenda;[masked]pm - Event start. Food and networking. 7-7.45pm - Presentation and Q&A[masked]pm - Networking

  • NEXT Extended Event - 1st time ever in Sydney!

    Join the GDG Sydney community as we celebrate and learn about the exciting announcements at Google Cloud Next 19 https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/ We will start off with the hot off the press NEXT Keynotes and Announcements. We will then bring in the food and transition to an open panel discussion with Googlers at the event and in Sydney to discuss the likely impact on our Australian region. Agenda: 4:45 DOORS OPEN - Come to reception to get your passes and head up 5:00 - 6:00 NEXT'19 Keynote and key announcements broadcasted. Food served from 5pm 6:00 - 6:15 Break, networking, more drinks 6:15 - 7:00 Announcement Recap/ Panel Discussion / Googler Analysis

  • Applying Dataflow - Patterns and AntiPatterns

    Australia Square

    Stephan Meyn, Google Cloud Engineer will be talking to us about a range of considerations and issues you may be facing when trying to apply Dataflow to a real business problem and will also cover a few samples of what not to do. The talk assumes you know Dataflow / Apache Beam and its concepts. Doors Open 5:45 pm Pizzas and beer from 5:45 pm Presentation and Q&A 6 pm - 7 pm Dataflow is a nice and simple paradigm: read data and apply a sequence of transform then output the result. Sound simple, right? However, trying to apply this to a real business problem can reveal unexpected pot holes on the way. Some of the points to get the conversations going are as follows. Bring your questions! 1. Selected Anti Patterns 2. Coders and how to avoid making life too hard 3. Fusing - a boon and a curse 4. Templates and how to invoke them 5. What to do with all the files you just processed 6. CSV files and no headers 7. Java vs. Phython 8. RES calls during DF So much to discuss, we may stop and reconvene!

  • End of year meetup with Chad Jennings! (BQ Product Manager)

    Speaker has been confirmed: Chad Jennings will be joining us for this our Final meetup of 2018. Chad is in Sydney to commemorate the launch of BigQuery in Australia. + Chad is the lead Product Manager for BigQuery. He is an avid skier and surfer. Chad holds a PhD from Stanford University and before Google he worked on several start-ups. Here's is more info about Chad: https://www.oreilly.com/people/2b92b-chad-jennings ++ This will be our final meet up of 2018 and we'll be hosting it at Google offices in Pyrmont. Please RSVP as normal, but if you know you can't make it then please don't occupy a spot that someone else might be able to. Doors open for drinks at 5:30 pm, pizza will arrive at 6:00 pm and Chad will kickoff at 6:30 pm (to allow for people to walk to Pyrmont). Agenda 6:00 PM Pizzas and beer and networking 6:30 - 7:15 PM Presentation / Q&A 7:15 - 7:30 Networking 7:30 PM End of Event Note: We have listened to your feedback and are starting this meeting slightly later to give you time to get to Pyrmont.

  • 1st Anniversary of GDG Cloud Sydney

    Google Australia

    We will commemorate the 1st year anniversary of our GDG Cloud Sydney meet-ups, with a global speaker and legend amongst the Dev Community: + Miles Ward from Google will be joining us! We are truly honoured to be hosting Miles at our meet-up. Miles leads Global Solutions for GCP and focusses on delivering next-generation solutions to challenges in big data and analytics, application migration, infrastructure automation, and cost optimisation. Check out this short video by Miles https://youtu.be/YLWDp9p3IsY This time, we'll be hosting our meeting at the Google offices in Pyrmont. Please RSVP as normal, but if you know you can't make it then please don't occupy a spot that someone else might be able to. Doors open for drinks at 5:30 pm, pizza will arrive at 6:00 pm and Miles will kickoff at 6:30 pm (to allow for people to walk to Pyrmont). When the talks finishes up there'll be more time for drinks and networking. Look forward to seeing you then! Agenda 6:00 PM Pizzas and beer 6:30 - 7:30 PM Presentation / Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 PM More networking Note: We have listened to your feedback and are starting this meeting slightly later to give you time to get to Pyrmont.

  • September Meet Up - Google Cloud Platform

    Servian Sydney Offices

    How Boral Built a CI/CD Pipeline in the Cloud Mike Lee, Chief Data Officer at Boral will share with us Boral's recent implementation of its CI/CD pipeline on Google Cloud Platform. Shane Bell, will run a developer demo of this architecture and of the various pipelines featuring the following Google Cloud technologies: . Cloud Functions . Cloud Pub/Sub . Cloud DataFlow . Cloud Storage . BigQuery . Stackdriver . Container Registry Mike will also share the important role that automation has played at Boral to support its digital transformation journey and their exciting future plans for CI/CD. AGENDA 5:30 PM Arrival, drinks and food 6:00 PM Kick Off 6:00 - 6:45 PM Presentation by Mike Lee and demo by Shane Bell 6:45 - 7:00 PM Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 PM More drinks and networking Bring a smile, your questions and a colleague along with you! Join us for beers and pizza. **** Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Elaina Hyde is unable to present at our September GDG Cloud meet up. The GDG Cloud Sydney Chapter will endeavour to secure this popular talk "Compute Engine, BQ and Datalab" for a future meet-up. Apologies for any inconvenience ****

  • Building an Ethereum wallet on Google Cloud

    125 York Street

    Join us for a demo of the Hut34 wallet, a new app that makes Ethereum wallets easier for AI, bots, and people. Built on Google App Engine and using Google Drive, the Hut34 Wallet is an interface to the Ethereum blockchain. It allows users to create addresses quickly and easily in a decentralised and ‘trustless’ environment. It’s also on Github and ready to fork! ** SPEAKERS ** Matt, 3wks Developer, will run a demo of the app, share the problem to be solved, some of the challenges encountered along the way, and run us through the technology behind the Ethereum wallet including GCP, Drive, Google OAuth, React, and ethers.js. Peter from Hut34 will share with us the use cases for this wallet, and plans including enhancements, and open-sourcing the application to support the mission to make the Ethereum ecosystem easier for AI, bots, and even people. ** AGENDA ** 6:00 pm Arrival, drinks and food 6:30 pm Event Kick off + Intro - Andrew 6:35 pm Demo of App - Matt 7:00 pm Context and Plans for the App - Peter 7:30 pm Q & A + more drinks 8:00 pm Event Closure #gdg #demos #cryptocurrency #wallets #reactjs #googlecloudplatform #howto #googling #github

  • Image Recognition for Non-Experts using Google Cloud Platform

    In this meetup we will explore some of the machine learning technologies available on Google Cloud Platform to aid with image recogniton including Cloud Vision API, Tensorflow and the recently announced Cloud AutoML. PRESENTATION 1; IMAGE RECOGNITION FOR NON-EXPERTS USING GCP This talk shows how we built a system for one of Australia's major telecommunication provider's that uses image recognition to detect Ad Breaches. Our first version makes use of Google’s Cloud Vision API. We'll discuss how to use the Cloud Vision API in your applications, what it is good at, what it is not. We will then look at using transfer learning to improve our system’s ability to recognise Ad Breaches. I will look at how we can use the popular Tensorflow library to build our own image recognition model. Tensorflow comes with several pre-trained models for image recognition - using these I will show you how to build your own specialised image recognition models in a fraction of the time, and with a fraction of the input data, by re-using existing pre-trained layers from the best models out there. Speaker Bio: Gareth Jones is a Melbourne based consultant at Shine Solutions. Working on Big Data, Machine Learning, and other buzzwords. He also maintains the popular(ish) node.js logging package log4js-node. PRESENTATION 2: INTRO TO GOOGLE CLOUD AUTOML VISION Cloud AutoML is a suite of Machine Learning products that enables developers with limited machine learning expertise to train high quality models by leveraging Google’s state of the art transfer learning, and Neural Architecture Search technology. AutoML Vision is the first product to be released. It is a simple, secure and flexible ML service that lets you train custom vision models for your own use cases. Speaker Bio: Russell Nash (Data Analytics Customer Engineer - Google) Russell is a Customer Engineer with Google Cloud focused on data analytics and he works with customers to help them derive maximum value and performance from the Google Cloud platform. [masked] - Arrival, drinks and pizza[masked] - Presentations[masked] - Drinks Beer, soft drinks and food provided.

  • BigQuery Demo & War Stories

    Upstairs at Mr Tipply's (ex City Hotel)

    Join us for our 1st meet up of 2018 and a discussion about BigQuery. WHAT WE WILL DO - Demo BigQuery on a 20 terabyte dataset with 300 billion rows (demo by Andrew Walker, 3wks Founder and Google Certified Data Engineer) - Get the discussion going by sharing stories from customer projects over the last 6 years. There is no slide show, this is pure demo in an informal setting. You'll be encouraged to ask questions throughout and make new friends over drinks before and after. ABOUT BIGQUERY BigQuery is Google’s fully managed, petabyte scale analytics data warehouse. With it, developers can run super fast SQL queries to find meaningful data insights, without the need for a database administrator or ever having to think about servers or infrastructure. AT THE MEET UP You'll be encouraged to ask questions throughout and make new friends over drinks before and after! AGENDA 5:30 open bar and nosh supplied by 3wks 6:00 demo & interactive Q&A 6:30 more drinks and nosh 7:00 close If you’re unfamiliar with our GDG Cloud Sydney meet ups, check out our previous meet ups! https://3wks.com.au/articles/gdg-sydney-meetup-code-night-nov-21-2017/ HOW TO FIND US There's a separate entrance to upstairs venue outside, or you can go inside and head up the staircase near the bar. WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING A smile, a sense of humour and any friends who will find it interesting :) Feel free to make a last minute decision, the venue is large.

  • Code night: Serverless Java/React on App Engine

    Location visible to members

    This is a hands-on code camp with free booze and food. No presentation. If you (don't) want to code and deploy an app yourself, please come along and hang out with us. There will be a non-developer track for Q&A about serverless and what it means for solution delivery. What you'll do: - set up your machine e.g. Java8, maven, webpack - generate a blank app (yeoman) - run locally + discuss productivity features - provision a new cloud environment - deploy + discuss key features (productivity, scale, cost) - change/re-deploy + discuss productivity features Note: Free US$300 trial credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/free/