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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#

GDG ML Day

Registration starts on 6-Jan 2019, 9 PM
Due to security reason, please register using your real name or your registration will be canceled.
Speakers may conduct their sessions either in English or Cantonese
No walk-in is allowed

Speakers and Topics:
Laurence Moroney ( Staff Developer Advocate at Google ) – TensorFlow 2.0
Hoi Lam (Staff Developer Advocate at Google ) –  ML: The Android Opportunities
Danny Wong ( Customer Engineer at Google ) – Kubeflow
Kinni Mew ( Google Developer Expert ) – TensorFlow for JavaScript
#GDGMLDay

Date And Time: Sat, January 19, 2019 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM HKT
Location: Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1) Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC-1) City University of Hong Kong

Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdg-ml-day-registration-54388170482#

 

 

Women Techmakers: Build Actions for Your Community (Beginner CodeLab)

Trying to do something by saying “OK Google”? Want to know more about Actions on Google?
We are having a code-lab about Actions on Google. Please bring an notebook computer.

Content level: Beginner
Language: Cantonese, with English slides

To encourage attendants to build great apps for the Google Assistant, we have a reward program by WTM Hong Kong:
All attendants who has completed the codelab in the event(must registered on Eventbrite and check-in on event day 12/01/19), and later successfully published the app to Google Actions directory, will be able to get a Google Home mini device for free (a date after 12/01/19, to be announced later). Program Details and terms will be announced in the event. We reserved 20 Home mini for this program.

This time we reserve more seats for female. For male member who would like to attend, please bring 1 female friend with you to the event. Please get the ticket on Eventbrite.

• What to bring
Notebook Computer.

• 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.

• About WTM
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。

Date & Time: Sat, January 12, 2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM HKT
Location: G5-317, Yeung Kin Man Acad Building, City University of Hong Kong
Register Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-techmakers-build-actions-for-your-community-beginner-codelab-tickets-54362926978#

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.

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