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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.

Insider Tips to Kick Off Your Tech Career

軟件開發行業的職位廣告的要求經常寫了多種技術名稱,是否需要懂得全部才有機會得到interview?又是否必需IT相關學位? 太多技術又應該如何開始學起?

Women Techmakers HK今次邀請到兩位軟件開發行業的資深行內人士來分享加入此行業的”Must Have” & “Good to Have”的技術/技能要求,及分享選用人才心得。 今次活動除了有talk sharing,還著重跟嘉賓及在場行內行外人的交流分享!

嘉賓簡介:

Ben Cheng,Co-Founder of Oursky
Oursky是一間Web / Mobile產品開發工作室,在香港及台灣都有開發團隊。他們活躍於大大小小的科技會議,更發佈自己的open-source library。他們的office有豐富娛樂設施,還有幾位貓主子長駐office。可能係香港最吸引的工作環境之一!

Ray Hui,Manager, Organisation & Talent Development of HK01
HK01除了是一間傳媒公司,現在已逐漸轉型為一間互聯網企業,透過提供多元化Internet services成為香港人生活平台。近年大量招聘組成了一個龐大的本地及內地開發團隊,成為IT界搵工熱話。

歡迎初入行或有與趣加入軟件開發行業的人士參加!同時歡迎已在此行業的engineer、項目經理等等來到一起交流入行心得。 不是女性都歡迎參加!

特別鳴謝場地贊助: jobsDB (SEEK Asia)

活動流程:
7:00pm Pizza Time🍕 & Networking
7:30pm Ben’s sharing (Cantonese)
8:00pm Q&A, free chat with the Ben & Ray
9:00pm end

• Important to know
Event Language: Cantonese
Free Ticket here: http://gdghongkong.eventbrite.com/

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)
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Venue Sponsor: Google HK
Promotion Partner: HKSTP