What we're about

Welcome to the Official Google Developer Group (New York City) (https://developers.google.com/groups/chapter/102033742326416578905/)

We are a technology-based organization that is completely run by a community of volunteer organizers. Because of this we are always looking for volunteer help in running events, and are open to community suggestions and contributions in terms of speakers, event venues and sponsorships. Just talk to one of the organizers and we'll be happy to work with you. We typically meet on the first or second Monday of each month for our regular meetups. In addition, we may have "special" events (e.g., ML Camp, Study Jam etc.) scheduled outside of these dates, at a different interval.

Our Mission: To translate technology awareness into actionable learning for personal and professional growth.

About GDG NYC

We are software developers, designers, educators and students with an interest in learning about emergent technologies in areas including (but not limited to) mobile, web, wearables, cloud computing, education technology, data sciences and smart homes.

Our events can vary from featured Tech Talks (40 mins or more) to Short Talks (20 mins), Lightning Talks (5 mins) as well as focused events (workshops, hackathons, study jams).

Our talks may feature Google technology (e.g., Chrome, Android, AngularJS, Google Glass, Android Wear, Polymer, Google Compute Engine ..) but also extends to competitive technologies, products and platforms.

Our primary goal is to create actionable networking, collaboration and entrepreneurial connections for technology enthusiasts in the New York City.

Want to speak at our events? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/gdgny-speaker-signup

Want to volunteer to help at any of our events? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/gdgnycvolunteer

CODE OF CONDUCT

All members of the Google Developer Group (NYC) are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct. Simply put: "Be Excellent to each other". Harassment of any kind (physical, verbal, digital) will not be tolerated and can potentially lead to expulsion from events, or even from the community. A more detailed version of the Code of Conduct is found here: http://bit.ly/gdgnyc-code-of-conduct

History

The founding organizers of this meetup are long-time members of the Google Developer Group community. Prior to March 2016, this meetup existed as "GDG New York (https://www.meetup.com/nyc-gdg)" and we organized several successful events around Android, Cloud, Polymer, VR, Wearables and Chrome under that banner.

In March 2016, we made a collective decision to rebrand and launch "GDG NYC" as the official Google Developer Group New York City chapter and look forward to working with both the Google Developer advocates and with the greater New York City developer community, to make this city a showcase for next-generation technologies. Join us!

Disclosure

We are not run by Google. However, we are a listed Google Developers community and count on them as one of our sponsors (specifically as venue hosts and for signature events like Study Jams). Any opinions and activities here are our own and do not reflect that of Google (the corporation).

Upcoming events (3)

Women in Tech Holiday Party: Celebrating Women Changemakers in NYC

DVF Flagship Store

Come celebrate another amazing year of events and accomplishments from women in tech with music, community, and conversations to kickstart the new year feeling #InCharge, and shopping at Diane von Furstenberg's flagship store in NYC.

This event is part of our DevFest conference series bringing together local developers and technologists for a historic Women @ DevFest edition to celebrate women changemakers. Join us! All are welcome!

Agenda 

5:30 - 6 PM - Doors open + Networking with Recruiters + Drinks + Shopping - Enjoy $20% off courtesy of DVF

6 - 6:45 PM - Panel with Women Change Makers in NYC: Gabby Hirata - President/CEO - DVF (Diane von Furstenberg),

Natalia Villalobos - VP of Inclusion at The New York Times and ex-Googler / Founder of Google's Women Techmakers program, Rana Abdelhamid - Former Congressional Candidate in Queens and Google Marketing for Women Techmakers

Moderator: Carolina Castro - Developer Relations Program Manager, Google - recorded

6:45 PM - Career Track with Recruiters & Interviews by Madona Wambua, Host of Tech Talks with Madona podcast
Ask Me Anything - a Tech Hiring Manager gives the current view on how to stand out from the crowd - Wendy Durica, Lead Engineer, Kantar, A11Y Advocate

7:05 - 8:30 PM - Networking with recruiters and celebrating

8:30 PM - Event ends

Dare To Be #InCharge

By attending this event, you agree to being recorded and photographed and agree to our code of conduct which you can read more about here.

Check out a video recap of our last event at DVF 

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Speakers

Gabby Hirata - DVF (President and CEO)

Gabby Hirata is the president and chief executive of DVF (Diane von Furstenberg), having joined the company in January 2020. Prior to DVF, Gabby served as the chief strategy officer of Jill Stuart in 2019, and the managing director of Adeam, a NY-based Japanese luxury brand from 2014 to 2018. Prior to these senior management roles, Gabby specialized in product development and supply chains at …

Carolina Castro - Google (Developer Relations Program Manager)

Natalia Villalobos - The New York Times (VP, Inclusion Strategy & Execution at The New York Times)

Natalia Villalobos is an American advocate for diversity and inclusion, working since 2020 as the Head of Developer Inspiration & Inclusion at Google. She was formerly Google's Head of Global Programs for Women Techmakers. Women Techmakers is an external-facing program supporting women in technology working to improve the visibility and contributions of women at Google, and in particular a…

Rana Abdelhamid - Google (Global Marketing and Partnership Lead)

Rana Abdelhamid is an internationally acclaimed community organizer, first-degree black belt, public speaker and social entrepreneur focused on mass mobilization, international solidarity and the empowerment of marginalized communities. Rana Abdelhamid is committed to organizing communities around migrant, gender and racial justice. At Women Techmakers, Rana co-started the Women's Online Safety H…

Lauren Bennett - Block (Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager)

Lauren Burke Bennett is a Talent professional with 15+ years of corporate, start-up, and entrepreneurial experience. Lauren specializes in diversity recruitment for Block, formerly Square. As a Technical Recruiter/Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager, she helps define strategies and implement solutions to build a culture where people can join, grow, and thrive professionally regardless …

Wendy Durica - Insights by Kantar (Lead Engineer)

Wendy is a member of the North America I&D Steering Committee, I&D in Tech committee, and various employee resource groups, including Kantar’s Women in Tech (which she co-founded in 2017). In 2019, with four technology degrees already under her belt, Wendy decided to return to school once again to get her professional SHRM certification in I&D from Cornell University. She is regularly…

Hosted By

Ralph Yozzo, GDG Organizer

Google Developer Organizer since 2009.

Anna Nerezova, GDG Organizer

Anna Nerezova has 15 years of experience in analytics and optimization. She is on the 100 Women in Analytics list by Google Analytics and is a Google Cloud Engineer Scholar. She is passionate about applying the latest technologies to provide solutions that bring growth and better experience for all users. Anna is a Women Techmakers Ambassador, who volunteers for Positive Planet in the US, a nonprofit helping the underrepresented become entrepreneurs and financially independent.

Madona S. Wambua, Android Engineer III

Madona is a GDE Android and Author, founder of Budgeting Buddy, WTM Ambassador, Women Who Code Mobile Lead, and a developer who enjoys sharing her Android knowledge and teaching women how to make Android applications.

Shivika Arora, GDG Organizer

I am currently responsible for driving modernization, innovation and engineer experience agenda in four strategic tech location for JP Morgan - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Prior to this role, I was the Product and Solutions Lead for Trusts and Estates under Asset Wealth Management, where I was responsible for executing both brokerage op models as well lending framework for the ultra-high net worth clients.

Outside of work, I am Google’s WomenTechmaker Ambassador for NYC as well as GDG NYC Organizer; Champion Coach for JPM’s Women On The Move Network' and Fast Forward Small Business Mentor.

On a personal front, I love to read, dance to any good music and go on food tours around various cities.

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Partner

Diane von Furstenberg (https://www.dvf.com/)

Namesake retailer featuring the designer's upscale apparel, accessories, handbags & shoes for women.

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Complete your event RSVP here: https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-nyc-presents-women-in-tech-holiday-party-celebrating-women-changemakers-in-nyc/.

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Web @ DevFest NYC 2022: React

Wix Playground

Get your free ticket here:

https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-nyc-presents-web-devfest-nyc-2022-react/

Join us in-person for Web @ DevFest NYC: React, co-hosted by the NY Web Performance meetup group. Meet Stoyan Stefanov, Software Engineer at WebPageTest by Catchpoint, author of "React: Up and Running (O'Reilly)" and learn how to optimize your React apps.

AGENDA:
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Check-in and Food & Drinks

6:30pm - 8:00pm: Tech Talks

8:00pm: Networking, Raffle with Prizes and Closing

Tech Talk: How Not To Crash Your User’s Browser

Learn how to find and fix memory leaks in your React app.

Speaker: Stoyan Stefanov, Software Engineer at WebPageTest by Catchpoint, author of "React: Up and Running (O'Reilly)

Bio: Stoyan has recently joined WebPageTest by Catchpoint as a software engineer (formerly at Facebook and Yahoo!). He has a storied history as an accomplished author, contributor, and custodian of the well-known and respected Planet Performance calendar. He habitually speaks about web development topics at conferences and on his blog at phpied.com. Stoyan is also the creator of the smush.it image optimization tool, YUI contributor and was the architect of Yahoo's performance optimization tool YSlow 2.0.
He's the author of React: Up and Running (O'Reilly), JavaScript for PHP developers (O'Reilly), JavaScript Patterns (O'Reilly), Object-Oriented JavaScript (Packt Publishing), The Book of Speed (online), and a contributor to High-Performance JavaScript (O'Reilly) and Even Faster Web Sites (O'Reilly).

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Speaker

Stoyan Stefanov - Catchpoint (Software Engineer)

Stoyan has recently joined WebPageTest by Catchpoint as a software engineer (formerly at Facebook and Yahoo!). He has a storied history as an accomplished author, contributor, and custodian of the well-known and respected Planet Performance calendar. He habitually speaks about web development topics at conferences and on his blog at phpied.com. Stoyan is also the creator of the smush.it image optimization tool, YUI contributor and was the architect of Yahoo's performance optimization tool YSlow 2.0.

He's the author of React: Up and Running (O'Reilly), JavaScript for PHP developers (O'Reilly), JavaScript Patterns (O'Reilly), Object-Oriented JavaScript (Packt Publishing), The Book of Speed (online), and a contributor to High-Performance JavaScript (O'Reilly) and Even Faster Web Sites (O'Reilly).

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Web @ DevFest NYC 2022 with Google's Chrome Team & the NY Web Performance Meetup

Join us in-person for Web @ DevFest NYC, co-hosted by the NY Web Performance meetup group. Meet the Chrome Web DevRel team and learn the latest in web UI, capabilities, and performance.

AGENDA:

1:30 pm Doors open

2:00 pm Welcome by Sergey Chernyshev, Staff Engineer at Etsy, NY Web Performance Meetup Lead and Anna Nerezova, GDG NYC Lead and Mentor and Women Techmakers  Ambassador

2:30 pm Keynote 

3:30 pm CSS Talk by Una Kravets, Staff Developer Relations Engineer at Google

4:15 pm Break

4:30 pm Advanced Apps by Pete LePage, Developer Advocate at Google

5:15 pm Core Web Vitals by Rick Viscomi, Staff DevRel Engineer at Google and Melissa Ada, Senior Software Engineer II, Web Performance at Etsy, NY Web Performance Meetup Lead

6:00 pm Closing remarks and social hour

7:00 pm Event ends

Important: Upon arrival to Google NYC, you will need to verify your vaccine status at a staffed entry point/registration desk and provide visual proof of your vaccination status to registration staff/security in order to attend.

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/6AYxJ6qKP2SNUkL5A

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Speakers

Una Kravets - Google (Web DevRel CSS & DevTools Lead)

Una Kravets is a Brooklyn-based developer who's making the web more styleable as a Developer Advocate at Google Chrome. Previously, she was the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group and worked on building maintainable design systems as a UI Engineer at both DigitalOcean and IBM Design.She also co-hosts two web development podcasts: Toolsday, and the CSS Podcast, as well as the web vi…

Pete LePage - Google (Web DevRel Capabilities & Installability Lead)

Pete LePage joined Google in 2011 as a Developer Advocate working on the Chrome Web Store team and the open web platform. He’s been designing websites since his early days in high school, evolving from overlapping , and tags on GeoCities to properly styled CSS, managed hosted websites. Pete works with the web developer community to build awesome new web a…

Rick Viscomi - Google (Staff DevRel Engineer)

Rick Viscomi is a web performance expert, working on web transparency at Google. Rick is a maintainer of the Chrome User Experience Report and the open source HTTP Archive project. Previously, Rick worked at YouTube helping make cat videos load as quickly as possible. Ask him about his peer programming session with Snoop Dogg!

Melissa Ada - Etsy (Senior Software Engineer II, Web Performance)

Melissa is a Software Engineer interested in solving hard problems and making social impact. Currently working in JavaScript, React, HTML, and CSS. Making valuable technical contributions, passionate team members who challenge me to think differently, and learning-oriented environments are important to me.

Hosted By

Ralph Yozzo, GDG Organizer

Google Developer Organizer since 2009.

Anna Nerezova, GDG Organizer

Anna Nerezova has 15 years of experience in analytics and optimization. She is on the 100 Women in Analytics list by Google Analytics and is a Google Cloud Engineer Scholar. She is passionate about applying the latest technologies to provide solutions that bring growth and better experience for all users. Anna is a Women Techmakers Ambassador, who volunteers for Positive Planet in the US, a nonprofit helping the underrepresented become entrepreneurs and financially independent.

Madona Syombua, Android Engineer III

Madona is a GDE Android and Author, founder of Budgeting Buddy, WTM Ambassador, Women Who Code Mobile Lead, and a developer who enjoys sharing her Android knowledge and teaching women how to make Android applications.

Shivika Arora, GDG Organizer

I am currently responsible for driving modernization, innovation and engineer experience agenda in four strategic tech location for JP Morgan - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Prior to this role, I was the Product and Solutions Lead for Trusts and Estates under Asset Wealth Management, where I was responsible for executing both brokerage op models as well lending framework for the ultra-high net worth clients.
Outside of work, I am Google’s WomenTechmaker Ambassador for NYC as well as GDG NYC Organizer; Champion Coach for JPM’s Women On The Move Network' and Fast Forward Small Business Mentor.
On a personal front, I love to read, dance to any good music and go on food tours around various cities.

Complete your event RSVP here: https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-nyc-presents-web-devfest-nyc-2022-with-googles-chrome-team-the-ny-web-performance-meetup/.

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