Category Archives: Events

Techtalk on Machine Learning

GDG and GCPUG are co-organizing a Tech-talk on Machine Learning in March.

Speaker: Sara Robinson, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud

Date: 19-Mar-2018

Venue: Causeway Bay, TBC.

Topic: Zero to ML on Google Cloud Platform

Everyone’s talking about machine learning, but we hear much less about how to put it into practice. And let’s face it, that can be daunting! Even just 10 years ago you needed access to extensive academic and computing resources to make use of machine learning. Fast forward to today and we’ve seen revolutionary changes in the hardware and software that are making ML accessible for any developer or data scientist. Whether you’re completely new to ML or you’ve already trained and deployed your own model from scratch, Google Cloud Platform has a variety of tools to help you start using ML right now. I’ll start with the basics: how to use a pre-trained ML model with one REST API call. Then you’ll learn how to use your own dataset to customize a pre-trained model with transfer learning. We’ll end by learning how to build your own model from scratch with TensorFlow, and how train and serve it in the cloud with GCP.

For security reason, please make sure you use your real name for registration on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techtalk-on-machine-learning-tickets-43805476359)

**No walk-in**

IMPORTANT – No-show Penalty:
We reserved the right to cancel your registration for the future events.
Remember to cancel your ticket if you cannot come.

Mobile Sites Certification Study Jam – Mar 2018

A professional accreditation that Google offers to individuals who demonstrate understanding in basic and advanced aspects of mobile website design and development.

  • A professional accreditation that Google offers
  • Aimed at demonstrating an understanding in basic and advanced aspects of mobile website design and development
  • You need basic web development skills to take part
  • Takes about 3 hours + 60-minute exam

**Must bring a laptop** (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.

Agenda:
10:00am: Mobile Web labs
12:00am: Break
12:15am: Mobile Web labs
01:00pm: Take the online exam
02:00pm: Event ends

*Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-sites-certification-study-jam-tickets-44140510455
*We may not let you join the event if you have no laptop on the event day.
*Make sure your laptop has enough battery or bring the charger.

Google Cloud Study Jam – Feb 2018

Want to get started on the Google Cloud, but don’t know where to begin?

Join us for our Cloud Study Jam! Together we’ll work through 4 Google Cloud Intermediate level code labs this Sat 10 Feb event, then you will get free access to the next quest so you can finish this series of labs at home to get a Google-hosted badge for your online profile.

  •  Learn how to set up development and production environments in the Cloud.

  •  Learn how Docker and Kubernetes work in the Cloud.

  •  Get access to Qwiklabs, a Google training tool, free of charge (a $70+ value).

  •  Get Google-hosted badges for your online profile, to show potential employers what you know about Cloud computing.

**Must bring a laptop** (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.

Agenda:
10:00am: Three Google Cloud Platform Essentials labs
11:45am: Break
12:00am: Intro to Docker lab
01:00pm: Event ends

*Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-cloud-study-jam-tickets-42857793815
*We may not let you join the event if you have no laptop on the event day.
*Make sure your laptop has enough battery or bring the charger.
*Finish the all four labs during the event to get your one month free official Google training access.

Women Techmakers Hong Kong

Friday Chill Out & Talks on e-Wallet and Mobile Payment

Women Techmakers (WTM) 為大家請來杭州WTM Lead, Kiki Liao, 現職 阿里巴巴產品運營,來分享e-wallet 科技趨勢。 香港GDG成員Peter Lo也會為大家分享外國的Mobile Payment的發展情況及最新動向。

Date: 6 Oct 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cherrypicks, 18/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace Tsim Sha Tsui

7:00pm Registration & Chill Out
7:30pm Talks

Talk 1: Hang Zhou The Cashless City  (Language: English)
Speaker: Kiki Liao
Alibaba Product Operation
GDG HZ Organizer
WTM HZ Lead

Talk 2: View from the foreigners – Mobile Payment (Language: Cantonese)
Speaker: Peter Lo
CEO, CG Marketing
Instructor, SCS – The Chinese University of HK
GDG HK Organizer

Free Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-chill-out-talks-on-e-wallet-and-mobile-payment-tickets-38308152716

Thanks Cherrypicks for venue sponsorship!

Google Cloud OnBoard – After Event聚會

Google首個香港區Google Cloud培訓活動Google Cloud OnBoard將於下周四於九展舉行。

不論你有否參加Cloud OnBoard, 我們都歡迎你來After Event,與參加者及對GCP有興趣的開發者互相交流。

我們將於Cloud OnBoard活動完結後, 到附近餐廳(地點待定)交流及用膳(自費)。

日期: 13-July-2017
時間: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

歡迎各位於Telegram群組@GDGHongKong提供意見. 到時見!

請在Meetup中登記及報名 https://meetup.com/GDG-Hong-Kong/events/241356591/

Google I/O 2017 Redux

Did you attended #io17 or #io17extended ? Some of us attended on site and it is time for us to share what we have seen. #Firebase, #GoogleAssistant , #GoogleHome , #Daydream , #AMP , #AndroidThing, #PWA, #AndroidO , #TensorFlow , and more Feel free, come and join us.

Date: 5 June 2017 (Monday)
Time: 19:30-21:00 (Registration starts at 19:15)
Location: Google Hong Kong, **21/F**, Tower 2, Times Square, Causeway Bay

Our guest: Kazunori Sato, Staff Developer Advocate from Google, will be joining us.

Agenda

  • #io17 Trip Sharing by I/O participants
  • Product Update on Android, Android Pay, Firebase, and PWA by I/O participants
  • Machine Learning and Tensor Flow – by Kaz Sato

Note: Session will be conducted by either Cantonese or English at speakers’ preference.

Please kindly register to attend at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-io-2017-redux-tickets-34874723236

I/O Extended 2017 Hong Kong

The annual developer conference of Google, Google I/O will take place in Mountain View during May 17-19 this year (2017).

We know that it’s hard to get tickets and attend in person. No worries, we (GDG Hong Kong) will host the I/O Extended in Hong Kong. The event includes a livestream of the I/O’s keynote session (Day 1).

Sit back and relax – we have food and drinks provided. And it is FREE.

Let’s watch the keynote of #io17 together and get ready for the big announcements.

Time: May 17, 10:30 PM – May 18, 03:30 AM
Location: Master Concept, 23/F Linkchart Centre, 2 Tai Yip St, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Please kindly register to attend at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=33770921736

Women Techmakers Hong Kong – IWD 2017

Sponsored by HKSTP

Women Techmakers(WTM) is Google’s global program for women in technology, providing visibility, community and resources to drive innovation and participation in the field.  https://www.womentechmakers.com/

<< WTM Global Event Series – International Women’s Day >>

This year, WTM Hong Kong will celebrate the International Women’s Day(IWD) on 8th of April. A half day event features inspiring speakers, technical sharing and networking opportunities.

Event details as follow:

Date: 8th April, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00PM – 6:30PM
Venue: G/F, Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Language: Cantonese and English (Some talk sessions will be conducted in Cantonese with English slides)

* Registration on Eventbrite is a MUST *
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iwd-2017-women-techmakers-hong-kong-tickets-32432966877

Tentative Schedule

13:00  Check in
13:15  Welcome
13:30  Women Guest Talk – Ping Wong
14:15  Women Guest Talk – May Yeung ^
15:00  Icebreakers
16:00  Refreshment
16:30  Talk Session “What difficulties met when starting start up” – Kinni Mew^
17:15  Talk Session “Falling in love with the problem, rather than the solution” – Andrew Green
18:00  Closing
18:30  End and After Dinner*

*The After Dinner is at your own expense. Anyway, it must be a great chance to build network with WTM friends! Don’t miss it. 🙂

^ Talk Sessions will be conducted in Cantonese with English slides.

Target Group

  • Women who are working in Technology, learning about Technology, or are just interested in Technology.
    We also welcome other gender, we encourage you come with your women friend who is in technology.

* Volunteers open for registration now, application for Volunteer will close at 17th of March(Fri) 23:30.

Guest Speakers

 >> Guest 1: Ping Wong


Ping has been working in ICT industry over 15 years as a business development and marketing professional, also a columnist for multiple well-known media .

She is a serial female entrepreneur and currently the CEO of EVENTION. She also contributes to the Internet community by taking volunteer work of being Director and Startup Working Group Convener of Internet Society Hong Kong and Director of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation.

http://pingwong.hk/

 >> Guest 2: May Yeung

(Brief Introduction of May is coming soon)

>> Guest 3: Kinni Mew
Kinni Mew

Co-founder of Mindlayer

As a young company, its innovative projects have received fundings like Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) 2016/17, Cyberport Incubation Programme 2016/17 and DBS Accelerator Program2016. In 2015, Mr. Kinni Mew was nominated by CityU to join the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP). In collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mr. Kinni Mew went to Silicon Valley for a one-week entrepreneurship boot camp and visited Google, Facebook Headquarters and other companies at Silicon Valley. Mr. Mew was then awarded with cash prize of HK$100,000 in the ‘Global Entrepreneurship week China-Hong Kong’.

>> Guest 4: Andrew Green

Andrew Green
UX, Product Management, Agile coach and consultant @ Manner

Throughout his 15 year career, Andrew has worked extensively both as a UX Design, Product Management and Agile leader. Previously he was Head of Product Management & Design at SEEK Asia (jobsdb & jobstreet) and Director of User Experience at Razorfish in New York City. He has lead product design and management for projects around the world with Ford, Mercedes-Benz, SEEK, Lonely Planet and Racing.com.

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