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The 1st Global Voice & Travel Hackathon – Hong Kong Round

*** Some sessions will be conducted in CANTONESE/Mandarin ***
*** Must Register on Eventbrite http://gdghongkong.eventbrite.com/, NO walk-in due to security requirement of event venue ***

>> 12hours Hackathon! Win the Google Home Mini & 500 Euro Kiwi.com voucher by Learning & Hacking!

Date & Time: Sat, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM HKT
Location: Google Hong Kong Office

Let’s celebrate World Tourism Day by inviting everyone to redefine the travel experience using the Google Assistant. GDG Brno organizes the 🎉1st Global Voice & Travel Hackathon 👩🏻‍💻 👨🏻‍💻 inviting over 50 cities all over the world to build Travel topics Google Assistant applications. More about the global hackathon: https://www.voicehackathon.org

Each of the top 10 global winner teams will get 500 EUR voucher from Kiwi.com!

The Hong Kong round will be hosted by GDG Hong Kong on 28 Sept 2019(Sat) in Google Hong Kong office. The teams (3~5 participants per team) will have 12 hours to create their own Google Assistant Voice App, and do an 8mins presentation + 2mins Q&A. Our Hong Kong local round juries will choose the 3 winning teams, and the campaign team will take part in the Grand Finale 2-3 days after the local round by submitting a 2mins presentation video.

We have invited the Google Assistant Google Developer Expert Wolke Lin from TaiChung to be our hackathon mentor and jury! 🇹🇼👨🏻‍💻We also invited guests from GDG Shenzhen and Google Hong Kong to be our juries. 👏🏻👏🏻

The event is free admission and target for general public whether they are programmers, designers, marketers, or simply enthusiasts.

Training will be provided on 14 Sept 2019(strongly recommended for hackathon participants, register via https://gdghk2019-aogcodelab.eventbrite.com) & during the hackathon event day on 28 Sept 2019.

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>> Details of the Hong Kong Round Hackathon
Event/Workshop Language: Cantonese/Mandarin, English slides and materials

Content Level: Beginner

Hackathon Topic: Build a Travel topics related Google Assistant App
Hackathon Presentation: Each team performs 8mins presentation + 2mins Q&A of their Google Assistant App, in Cantonese/Mandarin/English

Judging Criteria:
・ Nice Idea: exciting, creative, innovative or unique
・Conversation Design: intuitive “human-like” conversation
・Functional Software Part: technologies applied, completeness

>> Prize for Champion(1 team), each team member will get:
・a Google Home Mini
・extra HKD 100 valued AIRSIM (https://www.airsim.com.hk/simcard)
・online learning platform credit (TBC)
・eligible to take part in the global Grand Finale

>> Prize for 1st Runner Up(1 team), each team member will get:
・a Google Home Mini
・extra HKD 100 valued AIRSIM
・online learning platform credit (TBC)

>> Prize for 2nd Runner Up(1 team), each team member will get:
・extra HKD 100 valued AIRSIM
・online learning platform credit

🎉Each participants(includes 3 winning teams) will get a HKD 50 valued AIRSIM! Special Thanks to AIRSIM! 😘

>>Things to Bring: **Each Team/ Each Individual Participant must bring a laptop** PC, Mac or Chromebook with the latest versions of the popular browsers. Remember to bring the charger.

>>What’s Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered personal virtual assistant that enables conversations between you and Google to get things done. Google Assistant is available on mobile and smart home devices, already accessible on more than 1 Billion+ devices.

AoG Workshop: Build a personalized, Firebase powered Google Assistant App

*** CANTONESE (zh-yue-Hant-HK) sessions***
***Must Register on Eventbrite http://gdghongkong.eventbrite.com/ ***

Date & Time: Sat, September 14, 2019 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM HKT
Location: LT-15, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building City University of Hong Kong

• Preparatin Codelab for The 1st Global Voice & Travel Hackathon – Hong Kong Round

This AoG codelab is preparation workshop for the participants joining The 1st Global Voice & Travel Hackathon – Hong Kong Round(Register hackathon https://gdghk2019-aoghackathon.eventbrite.com). In this codelab, attendants will have a basic understanding of Actions on Google and will be able to create an APP for the Google Assistant.

Some seats are available for non-hackathon participants, you may consider to register the hackathon after this codelab event.

• What we’ll do
This time we will briefly go through the basic of Action of Google and Google Assistant, then we will do the code lab level 2 & 3. You’ll learn how to deploy a NodeJS AoG project to Firebase, define Dialogflow custom entities, request permission to s user information, store user preference and data in session or cross-conversations, handle user silence and cancellations, respond user with sound effects and visual responses.

• Google Assistant Developer Community Program
To encourage attendants to build great Google Assistant apps, Google(not GDG Hong Kong) has offered a developer community program. For all developers(not only attendants of this event) who submitted an eligible app to Google Actions directory before Sept 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST) and successfully approved by Google, will get a Google Assistant t-shirt + cloud credits for a year, and may get a Google Home device for further checkpoint achieved. Read details and T&C in: https://developers.google.com/actions/community/

• What to bring
**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.

• Important to know
*Must 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.

• What’s Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered personal virtual assistant that enables conversations between you and Google to get things done. Google Assistant is available on mobile and smart home devices, already accessible on more than 1 Billion+ devices.

Kotlin/Everywhere Hong Kong : Kotlin 101

*** This event is in CANTONESE (zh-yue-Hant-HK) only***
*** 此活動主要以廣東話/粵語進行 ***

*** 請經由 Eventbrite 報名 (十分重要) ***
###Please register in Eventbrite###
Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kotlineverywhere-hong-kong-kotlin-101-tickets-65516719271

Want to get started with Kotlin, but don’t know where to begin? Join us for our Kotlin/Everywhere event.
Together we’ll work through a code lab of refactoring Java to Kotlin. You will know the syntax and features of Kotlin and get some hands-on experience.

Date & Time: Sat, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Venue: LT-10, Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong

Content level: Beginner
Language: Cantonese(廣東話), with English slides

10:00am Introduction to Kotlin
11:30am Break
11:40am Codelab – Refactoring to Kotlin
13:00pm Event ends

Attendees will need a laptop(PC, Mac or Chromebook) with an internet connection, You need to install Android Studio 3.3 or IntelliJ IDEA in advance.

Prior Kotlin experience is not assumed, but some programming experence will help you to understand the codelab faster. We will do our best to briefly introduce relevant concepts.

主辦|Organizer:
GDG Hong Kong

支持機構|Supporting Organization:
Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

A Hands-on Introduction to TensorFlow 2.0 Beta

*** Must Register on Eventbrite to secure a spot, no walk-in will be entertained***
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In our August 19 meet-up, we’ve invited Josh Gordon, Developer Advocate at Google with TensorFlow to join us!

TOPIC:
A Hands-on Introduction to TensorFlow 2.0 Beta
By Josh Gordon, Developer Advocate, Google

WHAT TO EXPECT:
In this 90 minute tutorial, we will briefly introduce TensorFlow 2.0, then dive in to training neural networks. This tutorial is targeted at folks new to TensorFlow, and/or Deep Learning. Our goal is to help attendees get started efficiently and effectively, so they can continue learning on your own. Attendees will need a laptop with an internet connection, there is nothing to install in advance. Prior machine learning experience is not assumed. We will do our best to briefly introduce relevant concepts. The goal of our tutorial is not to teach you everything you need to know (of course), but to get you started and overcome any initial barriers, so you can continue learning on their own.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Josh Gordon works on the TensorFlow team at Google, and teaches Applied Deep Learning at Columbia University and Pace University. He has over a decade of machine learning experience to share. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/random_forests
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Get your ticket at Eventbrite now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-hands-on-introduction-to-tensorflow-20-beta-tickets-64954818611

 

主辦|Co-organizers:
GDG Hong Kong, TensorFlow Hong Kong

支持機構|Supporting Organization:
Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Women Techmakers 晚吹 : Mobile Apps 101

Date & Time: Tue, July 23, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: CG Marketing [Room 1911-13, 19/F Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok]

7月WTM Happy Hour主題Mobile App 101! 除了歡迎行內朋友參加,特別希望讓唔熟呢行或者唔識Tech的朋友認識Mobile App行業的趨勢及開發技術! 小組形式,唔識都唔駛怕醜隨便問。歡迎任何性別。

歡迎黎同我地一齊把酒談Tech! 有小食。
請到Eventbrite報名 https://wtmhk-072019mobileapp101.eventbrite.com

關於Women Techmakers

Women Techmakers (WTM)是一個由Google支持的國際計劃,一直透過提供技術分享、資源、聚會,致力支持及凝聚在Technology行業女性,同時鼓勵更加女性加入此行業。

Facebook Page: WTMHongKong

主辦|Organizer:
Women Techmakers Hong Kong

支持機構|Supporting Organization:
CG Marketing

GDG Meet-up & Tech Talks on Firebase

*** Must Register on Eventbrite, no walk-in due to security requirement of event venue ***

We’ve invited Doug Stevenson, Developer Advocate at Google with Firebase to join our meet-up in July 2019.

>>Agenda
Talk: Build and scale serverless mobile apps with Firebase and Google Cloud
By Doug Stevenson, Developer Advocate, Google

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdg-meet-up-tech-talks-on-firebase-tickets-63038924119#

I/O Extended 2019 Hong Kong

*** THIS EVENT IS IN CANTONESE (zh-yue-Hant-HK) ***
*** 此活動以廣東話/粵語進行 ***

Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/io-extended-2019-hong-kong-tickets-61979450204

Date And Time: June 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Master Concept (5/F New Media Tower, 82 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong)

活動簡介:

一年一度嘅 Google I/O 已於5月7-9日舉行。

我地一班去咗I/O的GDG organizer/GDE及香港友好會親身分享I/O中的所見所聞。
想同我地一齊重溫過中精彩嘅發佈,重點更新既懶人包,或者係同一班志同道合嘅朋友交流。咁就記住要黎呢個活動啦。

而我們亦準備了由I/O帶回來禮物供抽獎。

門票有限,先到先得。

主辦|Co-organizers:

GDG Hong Kong, Women Techmakers Hong Kong

場地贊助|Venue Support:

Master Concept

TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019 Extended Hong Kong

*** THIS EVENT IS IN CANTONESE (zh-yue-Hant-HK) ***

Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tensorflow-dev-summit-2019-extended-hong-kong-tickets-59305062037

Date And Time: March 30, 2019 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: LT16, City University of Hong Kong

活動簡介:

一年一度嘅 TensorFlow Dev Submit 已於3月6-7日舉行。

想同我地一齊重溫過中精彩嘅發佈,重點更新既懶人包,或者係同一班志同道合嘅朋友交流。咁就記住要黎呢個活動啦。

同時間我地會有這條TRACK比大家落手試下寫下 TensorFlow 2.0 既 application, 有入門級(Colab為主) 同中階級(Codelab為主)。比大家可以更全面了解 TensorFow 今年既重要 updates.

門票有限,先到先得。

活動流程:

  1. TensorFlow Dev Summit Key Takeways (30 mins)
  2. Industrial Sharing form speakers who use TensorFlow daily (50 mins)
  3. Parallel Session (1) – Code Lab for Begineer (1 hr)
  4. Parallel Session (2) – Code Lab for Intermediate (1 hr)

主辦|Co-organizers:

GDG Hong Kong, TensorFlow Hong Kong

支持機構|Supporting Organization:

Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Women Techmakers IWD ’19 Meet-up in Hong Kong

Here comes the long-awaited Women Techmakers International Women’s Day 2019! This global event series celebrating International Women’s Day will be held on 13 April 2019 at Google HK office, from 12:45pm to 6:00pm. We have prepared a series of exciting activities for tech lovers like you!

In this event, our growing female community of designers, developers, and technology entrepreneurs will share their insightful stories with you. Other than having the valuable chance to join our free workshops, you can also make a lot of new friends who love tech as much as you do in the event.


Welcome Speech (English)

  • By Leonie Valentine, Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong

Talk 1: “Intro & Career in Developer Relations Team” (Cantonese)

  • By Tony Chan, Lead, Partner DevRel APAC, Google

Actions on Google Codelab (Cantonese)

  • Trying to do something by saying “OK Google”? Want is “Actions on Google”? We are having an 1hr code-lab for building Action App on the Machine Learning empowered Google Assistant platform.
    *Beginner Level, No coding knowledge prerequired*
    **Must bring a notebook computer**

Speechless Workshops (Cantonese)

  • Fun and engaging workshop to put outsize of your comfort zone and transform you to be a public speaker! Even Google I/O conference includes the Speechless session every year. Are you ready to be transformed?

Talk 2: “How Design Help Increase User Engagement” (Cantonese)

  • * 新用戶初次使用你的產品時,他們到底在想什麼?
    * 如何吸引用戶重複回來使用你的產品?
    * 應該如何設計體驗, 並如何衡量及測試設計是否成功
    * 遊戲玩家的行為如何啟發我們提高User Engagement
  • By Amy Ip, Partner, White Knight Group
    Expert in UX & Digital Transformation, Former Senior Director & Design Expert in Tencent, worked in Yahoo & Microsoft

Panel Discussion: “Advantages & Challenges of Tech Women’s Career & Workspace” (English)

  • Amy Ip, Partner in White Knight Group
  • Dr. Lydia Leung, CEO, Belun Technology
  • Ying Zou, Director of Product Engineering APAC, Accedo.tv
  • Frances Ng, Software Engineer, Datarama
  • Michelle Chan, Founder, Weava

Cocktail Party

Language: Most of the talks and workshops will be conducted in Cantones


More about the guest speakers:

Talk Speaker & Panelist: Amy Ip

Amy is a Partner of White Knight Group, a revolutionary investor helping startups to release potentials. She is an expert in design thinking, leveraging design approach to help capture opportunities and develop innovative concepts. Previously, Amy was Group Director of Fjord Greater China (Part of Accenture Interactive) and she led Digital Transformation Programs to help clients (include banking, insurance and retail industry) develop experience strategy.

Amy was a Senior Director & Design Expert at Tencent, and was the Chairlady of Tencent Design Committee. She was also a Microsoft and Yahoo!HK alumni.

Panelist: Dr. Lydia Leung

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Lydia Leung possesses a very strong academic background. Not only has she published over 30 journals and conference papers, she is also the co-author of a book chapter and the owner of 17 US/China patents.

Dr. Leung is currently the CEO of Belun Technology, which is in the frontier of home screening tool for sleeping disorder, respiratory and cardiovascular related diseases. Prior to joining Belun Technology, she was the Director of the Opto-Electronic Technology Division at ASTRI. During her eleven years with ASTRI, she established the medical/healthcare electronic team and spearheaded its development. She was responsible for the strategic planning, R&D, patent portfolio, design, development and marketing of medical/healthcare electronic devices and telecare/telehealth system for chronic disease management.

Panelist: Michelle Chan

Michelle is the founder and CEO of Weava, a research tool to highlight, organize, and create research documents all in one place. It is used by over 200+ educational institutions around the world. Prior to joining Weava, Michelle was responsible for product design at Amazon and other startups in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Does everything sound great to you? Register on Eventbrite now!
https://iwd19hk.eventbrite.com

Introduction to Google Maps Platform

co-organizers: GDG Hong Kong & Lalamove

Speakers & Topics:
Alex Muramoto (Developer Advocate at Google) – Introduction to Google Maps Platforms
Homing Tam (Google Developer Expert, Product Manager at Lalamove) – Transitioning to Google Maps Platform & how we use Maps at Lalamove

Date And Time:  Mon, March 11, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM HKT
Location: Lalamove, Room 403, 4/F Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-google-maps-platform-tickets-57488732346#

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