Category Archives: Events

Talks & CodeLabs: Build Actions for Your Community

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talks-codelabs-build-actions-for-your-community-tickets-44077322458

Trying to do something by saying “OK Google”? Want to gain some hands-on experience in Actions on Google?

We are having talk and code-lab of Actions on Google.

Content level: Beginner
Language: Cantonese, with English slides
Venue: P4302, Purple Zone, 4/F, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong

To encourage attendants to build great apps for the Google Assistant, we have two community programs:
1) program by GDG Hong Kong
All attendants who have completed the codelab in the event(must registered on Eventbrite and check-in on event day 14/07/18), and later successfully published the app to Google Actions directory, will be able to get a Google Home mini device for free. Program Details and terms will be announced in the event. We reserved 20 Home mini for this program.
2) program by Google
For all developers(not only attendants of this event) who submitted an eligible app to Google Actions directory before July 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST) and successfully approved by Google, will get a shirt + cloud credits for a year, and may get a Google Home device for further checkpoint achieved.
Details: https://developers.google.com/actions/community/

***Must Register on Eventbrite http://gdghongkong.eventbrite.com/ ***
**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 Chrome installed.

*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.

I/O Extended Hong Kong – Part 2

*** The event sessions will be conducted in CANTONESE or in ENGLISH by different speakers ***

我們幾位親身參加Google I/O的香港人會在這次活動分享I/O之旅的所見所聞及發佈會懶人包。
也有從韓國來的Googler給我們分享。
到時見。

We will share our I/O journey and a summary of the announcement in I/O.
We also have a Googler from Korea to do a sharing.
See you there.

Registration will be open starting 6-June (Wed) 09:00 on Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/io-extended-hong-kong-part-2-tickets-46693242746#

Google I/O Extended 2018

Register: https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Hong-Kong/events/250570297/

Google I/O Live Stream viewing party. Come to join us with other developers to share our journey and the latest Google technologies including:
Google’s technologies including:
– AR & VR
– Accessibility, Identity & Design
– Ads
– Android & Play
– Assistant
– Cloud & IoT
– Firebase
– Flutter
– Location & Maps
– Machine Learning & AI
– Open Source
– Payments
– Web
– Etc.

Learn more about the IO Schedule here
https://events.google.com/io/schedule/

Google Cloud Study Jams

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

Join us for our Cloud Study Jam!(Please Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-cloud-study-jam-tickets-45463804463) Together we’ll work through 4 Google Cloud Intermediate level code labs this Sat 28 Apr 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
12:00noon: Intro to Docker lab
01:00pm: Event ends

* Please register on Eventbrite
*No Walk-in
* 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.

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.

Women Techmakers International Women’s Day ’18 Meet-up

**Must Register by this google form: http://bit.ly/iwd18hongkongreg
**Register Now before 19 March 2018 23:59.

Successful applicant will be notify by email soon after registration closed.

We are proud to be hosting the 2018 International Women’s Day Celebration, a women’s tech conference. This event will highlight the stories of our growing female community of designers, developers, and technology entrepreneurs.

Event Language: Cantonese, some sessions will be in English

Agenda
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Welcome and Opening (Cantonese & English)
Opening Speech Guest: Leonie Valentine,
Managing Director, Sales & Operations at Google Hong Kong

Talk 1: “What’s key in digital transformation” (Cantonese)
Speaker: Verlebie Chan,
Program Manager, Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft Greater China Region

Talk 2: “Mobile Application Trends” (Cantonese)
Speaker: Jennifer Chan,
Google Play Business Development manager at Google Hong Kong

Talk 3: “Democratization of AI and Big Data” (Cantonese)
Speaker: Delon Yau,
Technical Evangelist, Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft Greater China Region

Panel Discussion – “Building a New Horizon: IT Gender Diversity in Hong Kong” (Cantonese)
===========================

Venue Sponsor: Google HK
Promotion Partner: HKSTP

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!

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