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GDG DevFest Hong Kong 2018

本年度 GDG DevFest 將於11月3日於香港城市大學舉行。今年我們將兵分四路,帶來超過20個環節,涵蓋Cloud Technologies,Machine Learning,MobileWeb等不同範疇。


一個良好的生態圈並不能單靠我們這一群開發者,所以今年我們亦邀請了 Women Techmakers,將我們的願景帶給每一個人。

GDG DevFest 是一個免費的活動,由開發者舉辦,為開發者而設。在這裡你將會得到由Google,行業領袖,科創企業,及本地社區所帶來的行業資訊。

Event 網站

GDG DevFest, our annual developer conference for the developer community, will be held on 3-Nov in City University of Hong Kong. This year, we have one more track compare with last year. We have 4 tracks and over 16 sessions covering areas of Cloud Technologies, Machine Learning, Mobile, Web, and more.

Since 2010, DevFest has become our largest event of the year. From one single track with 80 people, to 4 tracks with over 300 people. We bring the best to the community, to build a sustainable ecosystem in the industry.

Not only more sessions for more people. We understand a healthy ecosystem cannot be just formed by us. So, this year, we also bring Women Techmakers with us. To bring the same message to the young developers, and beyond the limit of genders.

With speakers from Google, Industry Leads, Startups, and Local Communities, we bring the best content to the community. If you miss it, you will have to wait for another year. And most important is, the event is FREE.

Talks & CodeLabs: Build Actions for Your Community


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.

***Must Register on Eventbrite ***
**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.

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 (

**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.

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
*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 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.


  • #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:

TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017 Extended Hong Kong

TensorFlow Dev Summit will be held in Mountain View on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Knowing watching live stream in the midnight on a weekday is difficult for us. This time, we will have a catch-up on the Saturday instead. Let watch the Keynote together (once again), and discuss more on TensorFlow.

Supported by:

Event details as follow:

Date: 18th February, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM (Registration starts at 9:15 am)
Venue: SAE Magnetics Lecture Theatre (LT-9), AC1, City University of Hong Kong
Capacity: 100

* Registration on Eventbrite is a MUST *

Tech Talks on AI (TensorFlow), Robotics & Industrie 4.0 in Hong Kong


Do you still remember the robot arm NEKONOTE, which is powered by#TensorFlow , in #io16 ?

We jointly organize the event with Salon Media Lab (by Salon Vision) and UFO School ( It’s our honour to have RT Corporation (the maker of NEKONOTE) and Mr. Ben Tang of HKPC to share with us on the topics, please see below for event details:

Date: Oct 31, 2016 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Registration starts at 6pm)
Address: SMLxUFO Lab (G/F, Mayson Garden Building, 2C -2E Wing Hing Street, Causeway Bay)

* Registration on Eventbrite is a MUST *

Happy Coding.

GDG Hong Kong

Speakers’ Profile::

Ms.Yuki Nakagawa of the RT Corporation
Yuki Nakagawa, Born in 1971, Founder and the CEO of RT Corporation headquartered in the center of  ́Akihabara Electric Town ́, Tokyo, Japan, is a well established specialist in robotics in 2005. She has developed various intelligent robots such as autonomous and collaborative mobile robots for the RoboCup small robot soccer league and the cutting-edge humanoid robot RIC 90. Prior to her venture at RT Corporation, she participated as a researcher in the Kitano Symbiotic System Research Project, that is a part of the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology program within the Japan Science and Technology Agency. She also served as a lead curator at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, and an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. She has been commended for numerous significant contributions in robotics from the Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence, the Japan Society for Fuzzy Technologies and Intelligent Informatics and RoboCup Japan Open. She earned M.Sc. in System Engineering and B.E. in Measurement and Control Engineering from Hosei University, Japan. She was selected “25 women in robotics you need to know about – 2015” by Robohub (

Mr. Ben Tang of the Hong Kong Productivity Council
(Profile only available in traditional Chinese currently)
鄧先生現任職香港生產力促進局智能製造及材料科技部的項目主任,主要負責智能模具生產自動化項目,及提升企業達到德國工業4.0的里程。鄧先生更在2016年考獲由德國Fraunhofer IPT認可的工業4.0培訓師及專業資格。鄧先生在大學主修機械工程,畢業後在有關行業中工作超過二十多年,曾在模具生產及零件加工自動化系統中擔任技術經理多年,在任期間,曾安裝及培訓超過十多間企業,包括有機械手的自動化生產線體、及非機械手的自動化生產系統,有實際自動化系統的設計、計劃、安裝、培訓及實施的經驗。在生產力促進局,獨力付責(i-Mould) 智能模具生產自動化項目,建立一個由加工中心、火花機、三座標、清洗機、機械手、料庫、上下料架、安全護欄等所組成的智能製造技術展示中心(i-mfg Technology Centre)。該中心已安裝調試成功,可供各界參觀及應用。