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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。

自2010年起,DevFest一直是我們每年最大型的活動,參與人數由約80人到去年超過300人。這一直支持著我們發展,去為香港的資訊科技行業建設一個可持續發展的生態圈。

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 https://devfest2018.gdghk.org/

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

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)
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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.

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