Google Developer Groups DevFest — 2017
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 | HootSuite, Vancouver
The Google Developer Groups (GDG) DevFest in Vancouver is an all-day developer conference that had 2 tracks: an App Track and a Cloud Track.
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- In the App Track, there were sessions covering technologies for application development such as Flutter, Firebase, Android and Progressive Web Apps, as well as how to scale applications with backend services and cloud.
- In the Cloud Track, there were talks regarding web-backends, Kubernetes, internet-of-things, as well as data processing, dev-ops best practices, and machine learning using Tensorflow.
I attended the Cloud Track.
Deploying Applications to Cloud
Drew Ogryzek, Lead organizer of HackerNest Vancouver
GO, Docker, Codefresh, Kubernetes, and Google Compute Engine (GCE) were used to demonstrate how to deploy applications to the cloud in 30 minutes. Drew’s tutorial is available at https://github.com/ogryzek/hello_go.
Infrastructure management on GCP
Dana Hoffman, Software Engineer for Google Cloud at Google
The premise of Terraform, an open source infrastructure management tool, is to create infrastructure as code which can be edited, reviewed, and versioned. Combining with Google Compute Platform (GCP), Dana demonstrated how to do load balancing in a variety of scenarios. A version of her demo is available at https://cloud.google.com/community/tutorials/modular-load-balancing-with-terraform.
3 Lightning Talks
Be unreasonable. Be responsible.
— Hussein Hallak, GM of Launch Academy
We welcome creators and enthusiast.
— Melissa Dex Guzman, Vancouver VR community lead
Always be iterating.
— Alim Jaffer, VP Product at Heroic Labs
Social Media Data Analysis
Kiana Mohseni, Senior Director of Development at HootSuite
HootSuite, a platform for managing all your social media in one place, is targeted for marketers and those interested in measuring, enriching, and increasing your social media presence.
TensorFlow and Machine Learning
Vikram Tiwari, Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud
In lieu of Josh Gordon, Developer Advocate for Tensorflow at Google
After giving a general overview of machine learning, mentioning there is no active development on Theano after the 1.0 release, and that TensorFlow is the way to go, Vikram demonstrated the use of pre-existing TensorFlow models retrained on the images of 3 types of noodles to predict the noodle type of a new image. His code is available at https://github.com/vikramTiwari/tensorflow-retrain-sample.
Listening to talks, getting inspired, and finding out what other people do is not a bad way to spend a Saturday. Overall, it was a pretty satisfying and interesting day.