A Fireside Chat with Author Steve Hamm

We’re excited to announce that Benoit Dageville will be a featured speaker at our upcoming Startup Grind Global Conference. Benoit co-founded Snowflake, currently serves as President of the Product division, and is the visionary behind Snowflake’s Data Cloud. He will be interviewed by Steve Hamm, who cowrote the Rise of the Data Cloud book, along with Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman.

From a scrappy startup to the biggest software IPO ever in just eight years, startups and entrepreneurs all over the world look up to Snowflake and want to follow in its footsteps. Join us at our virtual Global Conference to…


Win $250,000 and Global Exposure

Win up to $250,000 investment from Snowflake

I’m excited to announce that Snowflake is now a Startup Grind Preferred Partner! Startups build in the Snowflake Data Cloud to create data applications with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. We’re inviting Startup Grind members who are building a data application, join the Snowflake Startup Challenge and compete for up to a $250,000 investment from Snowflake and exposure to top-tier venture capital firms!

The Snowflake Startup Challenge is for early stage startups with less than $2 million in funding and includes prizes for up to 10 Semi-finalists The final 3 will get to pitch at the Snowflake Summit in front…


This is part 2 of a two-part series on building voice-controlled devices with Google Assistant. If you haven’t read part 1, please do so here! Specific things I’ll be covering here include:

  1. Incoming calls: SYNC, QUERY, EXECUTE, and DISCONNECT
  2. Outgoing calls: Report State and Request Sync
  3. Error types and concepts

Quick Primer:

From part 1, we learned that your IoT device needs to function independently of Google Assistant with its own app and cloud service. The Assistant communicates with your cloud service and augments your service with voice, allowing users to control your devices using a more natural interface.

This separation of…


Getting started with smart home development, part 1

“Ok Google, set the temperature to 72 degrees and turn off the TV.”

It’s fun to ask the Google Assistant questions and have it, seemingly like magic, return answers to you. It’s a whole different feeling when you can ask the Assistant to do things for you in the physical world. Using the Actions on Google developer platform, you can integrate and control any IoT device through the Assistant.

This is part one of a two-part series, where I cover fundamental concepts and APIs for smart home Actions on Google. These key elements include:

Part 1

  1. Natural language understanding (NLU) for IoT
  2. Device to cloud API communication flow
  3. Key concepts: device types, device traits, and…

Daniel Myers

Developer Relations @ Snowflake

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