December 3, 2016

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cloud

Google Cloud

Last year we didn't do the Google Cloud topics justice. We are going to change that this year. Expect topics around cloud computing and Machine Learning!

android

Android

The latest and greatest on all things Android. Learn about the new features in Android Nougat and the latest Firebase SDK's.

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Meet other developers

Brought together by a shared interest in Google technologies. DevFest is a great opportunity to meet and learn from other developers.



Schedule

08.30 09.00 Registration
09:00 09:45 Modern app development with Firebase
Ankur Kotwal

Firebase is a mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money. In this session, Ankur will talk through what`s new in Firebase, how to ease your app development and show examples of how it is being used at Google.

10:00 10:45 Google BigQuery - why DBAs will hate you for using it.
Graham Polley

Managing infrastructure, worrying about scalability, and waiting for queries to finish executing are some of the biggest challenges when working with massive volumes of data. One solution is to outsource the heavy lifting to someone else, thereby allowing you to spend more time on actually analyzing, and drawing insights out of your data. It other words, look to harnessing the public cloud to solve big data problems.

BigQuery is a SaaS tool from Google that is designed to make it easy for us to get up and running without the need to care about any operational overheads. It has a SQL interface, and a true zero-ops model. BigQuery’s bloodline traces back to Dremel, which was the inspiration for many open sources projects such as Apache Drill. Using a massively parallel processing, tree, and columnar storage architecture, queries run on thousands of cores inside Google’s data centres without you needing to spin up a single VM. This talk will cover its core features, cost model, available APIs, and caveats. Finally, there will be a live demo of BigQuery in action.

11:00 11:45 Using robots for testing mobile apps
Samantha Connelly

As part of a tyro hackathon, I built a robot that could help test mobile devices. In this talk you will get to see it in action. The robot is controlled by a node server running on a computer. One advantage of this arrangement is the fast debugging that can occur because of the flexibility of javascript.

11:45 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:45 Tensor What? AI and mobile
Luke Sleeman

AI and mobile are are great combination. Over the past few years we seen an explosion of AI related mobile technology: Siri, Google now, Image recognition, Auto e-mail replies and voice recognition. We will conduct a high level, broad overview of the AI field, looking at some of the recent breakthroughs on mobile and the technologies behind them. We will also look at the Google TensorFlow library in more detail explaining what it is exploring some of the models that have been built using TensorFlow. Finally we will look at how TensorFlow can be used to enhance your own mobile apps, providing examples of both running TensorFlow directly on a mobile and on a server to provide a web services. This will include a live demo of my phone using TensorFlow to recognise a banana!

14:00 14:45 Frontend evolution on 1st wagering WebApp in Australia
Wilson Mendes

In this talk I will share a success case of how we changed a coupled, hard to maintain/evolve codebase and some actions for tracking its real problems. How tracking performance, code coverage, pain points and other topics helped us in the journey to evolve the platform and the next improvement steps.

14:45 15:15 Break
15:15 16:00 How to let go of the fear of failure and make better goals
Georgie Luhur

Have you ever made a goal for yourself, failed to achieve it, and never revisited that goal? Have you avoided making certain goals because you were afraid you wouldn`t achieve them? Sometimes we need to let go of the fear of failure in order to help us improve, learn and grow.

16:15 17:00 Brillo - IoT operating system from Google
Bin Chen

Android is a huge success for Mobile operation system. How about IoT device? This presentation will offer an overview about Brillo - the operating system targeted for IoT device from Google.

Speakers

Georgie Luhur
Georgie Luhur

Georgie is a front-end developer at Campaign Monitor, in Sydney. She is a big fan of semantic, accessible and well-documented code. She is also passionate about making the information technology industry more diverse and inclusive, and encourages more women to be involved with technology. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, photography, and blogging about almost anything.

Samantha Connelly
Samantha Connelly

Sam Connelly could be described as a motorbike riding, robotics obsessed, girl geek. She was a Test Engineer at Tyro Payments before moving to Google; she prefers 'quality activist', or even 'product risk identifier' as her title. She is a context driven tester who has worked on Tyro`s mobile banking app team and is also the Leader of Sydney Testers. She has previously hosted her own community radio show and started a Robogals chapter in Tasmania.

Wilson Mendes
Wilson Mendes

GDE (Google Developer Expert) AngularJS, GDG Salvador organizer, passionate about technology and active in communities with a focus on web development, including AngularJS, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Workflow, web performance, security and Internet of things. Participates in events organisation, speaker at conferences in Brazil and other countries and contributes to few open source projects.

Luke Sleeman
Luke Sleeman

Luke Sleeman is a freelance Android developer, based in Melbourne Australia. Luke develops great apps for digital agencies, tiny startups, global brands and everything in between. Luke also regularly speaks on Android and Mobile development.

Bin Chen
Bin Chen

Bin is Senior Engineer from Linaro.org, a company leading the open source collaboration in the Arm ecosystem. He has six years experience in working on Android operating system internals. In the last two years, he was leading the Android camera HAL and framework development for Google Project Ara. Before that, he worked for Intel, Tencent, HP and Trident MicroSystems. He has lots interests in IoT, virtualization and AI.

Graham Polley
Graham Polley

Graham is a senior software engineer based out of Melbourne Australia, and works for Shine Solutions. He`s passionate about promoting the adoption of cloud technologies into software development, and regularly blogs and gives presentations.

Ankur Kotwal
Ankur Kotwal

Ankur leads the Google Maps Developer Relations & Next Billion Users Developer Relations teams at to inspire developers towards building on the Google developer platform. Ankur is also a founding member and software engineer for Google Santa Tracker on Android.

Venue

Tyro FinTechHub

1/155 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

Tyro FinTechHub