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[SPECIAL EVENT] I/O Extended 2018 New York City + Machine Learning Study Jam
ABOUT GOOGLE IO EXTENDED NEW YORK CITY We revisit our annual tradition of hosting a recap event on Google I/O featuring talks, codelabs, in-person experiences and discussion related to the latest announcements from I/O. AGENDA: ========== 4:00 pm STUDY GROUP & CODELABS SESSION -- (20 mins) "Flutter: An Introduction" - Nitya Narasimhan -- (90 mins) Choose Your Adventure - Self-Guided -------- a. Google Cloud Study Jam / ML Edition -------- b. Google IO18 Codelabs / 100+ options -------- c. Machine Learning Crash Course / Study Group 5:50pm //...... 10-min BREAK 6:00pm GOOGLE IO2018 RECAP Lightning Talks from attendees (5-8 mins, 5 speakers) 6:40pm //...... 10-min BREAK 6:50pm FEATURE TALK: "Sparking More Meetups with ML" Speaker: Shayak Banerjee, ML Team @Meetup 7:20 pm //...... 10-min BREAK MONGODB WORLD | Raffle Danielle James (MongoDB) will be here to talk about MongoDB World (NYC, June) and raffle away 2 tickets to audience members! 7:30 pm IO18/DESIGN: "What's New In Material Design" Speaker: Liam Spradlin, Design Advocate @Google 8:00pm IO18/WEB: "Alternative Architectures for your PWA" Speaker: Jeff Posnick, Chrome DevRel Team @Google 20:30 pm //...... DOORS CLOSE TALK ABSTRACTS =================== FEATURE TALK: Sparking More Meetups with ML Speaker: Shayak Banerjee, Machine Learning Team @Meetup Meetup is a platform for people to connect in-real-life around shared interests. Meetup organizers and members are both central to that experience. Part of our challenge is to match a newly formed group with its relevant audience so as to build its initial critical mass. Meetup has been using Machine Learning to enable this connection for years now, via the new group announcement (NGA) email. In this talk, we’ll look at how the infrastructure for performing this task has been revamped over the past year. From a logistic regression model which computed all features in-memory and consumed 150GB+ of heap, we journeyed into the world of batch / distributed processing. We’ll describe how we migrated to use Apache Spark running on Dataproc clusters to enable calculating a much richer set of features, which is then used by gradient-boosted trees to score member-group pairs. We'll show how this gave us a 30% increase in members joining groups! We’ll also talk about how our batch jobs are orchestrated using Airflow and monitored using Datadog and Cloudwatch. We’ll end with a look at the problems we incurred with “bedding-in” this system, such as latency and optimizing workloads. With 3 million members and growing, and more than 500 new groups being formed every day across the world, we see this as the infrastructure that will allow us to scale to “Spark"ing more Meetups, more connections and more change. ==== IO18 TALK / WEB: Alternative Architectures for your PWA Speaker: Jeff Posnick (Chrome Developer Relations Team @Google) Building a Progressive Web App (PWA) doesn't mean building a single page app! This session will deep-dive into alternative architectures for content-focused PWAs, and help you make the right decision for your specific use case. You'll also get insights on how the Workbox project provides developers with an easy path towards using the web platform features that provide the foundation for these architectures. SO PWA Live Demo → SO PWA Source Code → Workbox → PWA Guidance → YouTube Recording → ==== ABOUT GOOGLE IO18 Google I/O 2018 happened in Mountain View, CA from May 8-10, 2018. We expect there to be news, updates and resources released around many of Google's technologies. Learn more about the IO Schedule here

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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.


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.

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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 (" 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!


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).

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