Friday, April 28, 2017

Google goes Serverless - Next '17 Follow-Up


Cloud Next '17 had many great announcements, and one of them was that Google Cloud Functions are now in Open Beta.

In a short overview presentation we were discussing what Google Cloud Functions are, how they are invocated and their pricing.

In addition to triggers like HTTP or Google Pub/Sub, there is also the possibility to link them to Firebase. In the second presentation László - a member of GDG Vienna but also organizer of Serverless Vienna meetup groupshowcased using Cloud Functions together with Firebase, including a review of the developer experience.

And finally Nik Graf talked about the big picture in his presentation: what is serverless, what offerings exist from Amazon in comparison, and how does the "Serverless Framework" help to abstract the differences in the vendor-specific configuration.

Interested in more about Google Cloud? This blog post here has listed the most important news: 100 announcements (!) from Google Cloud Next '17
And if you wanted to try out some stuff, there are two good news. First, the free trial period for Google Cloud has been extended to 12 month from previously 3 months. And, there is a new set of tutorials available which always include free cloud usage for them: Qwiklabs Tutorials

Our next events: Serverless Vienna will have another coding session on 10 May 2017 at Stockwerk, then there is a Serverless and Microservices discussion panel on 15 May, and last not least ...
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What: I/O Extended Vienna 2017
When: 17 May 2017, 18:00
Where: Stockwerk Coworking Space

Looking forward to seeing many of you at our I/O Extended!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Google Cloud Next'17 Extended - Vienna

We were watching together the Cloud Next '17 keynote of day 2 (infrastructure & technical announcements) in Raum D / Quartier21 (Museumsquartier).
Some very cool announcements were made, including:

Want to apply to some of the new G Suite features? Sergii has digged out the following links:
At the end we raffled three tickets for WeAreDevelopers, which takes place on 11-12 May 2017. Congratulations to Christian, Rebecca & Willy!

For everybody else: use the code GDGVIENNA20 for a 20% discount off the current price.

And our next events are already planned. On Saturday 11 March we have Women Techmakers Vienna - Telling Our Story, and on 26 April we will have a deep-dive into some of the news from Next '17: Cloud Functions & Cloud Functions for Firebase, going serverless with Google.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TensorFlow Dev Summit - Viewing Party

We were meeting for a viewing party of the keynote and the first couple of sessions from the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017.
A mixed audience, some already working with TensorFlow and others more interested in it, we learned about the release of TensorFlow 1.0, including the tf.keras module, offering compatibility with Keras, another popular high-level neural networks library.

Interested in machine learning and TensorFlow? Here are some resources you might want to look at:
And our next meetups are already planned:
On 9 March we have another viewing party (Next '17 Extended - Vienna), this time it's all about Google Cloud.
On 11 March Women Techmakers Vienna takes place - register on Eventbrite (and it's open for everybody, not just women!).
And of course as every year we will have a Google I/O Extended Vienna, this time on 17 May.

Thanks again for this awesome meetup and looking forward to seeing many of you soon again!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hey, Google!


Our first meetup in 2017 was again in the Google office in Vienna. A big Thank You to Google for the room, drinks & snacks!

We started with a "What's New at Google" slideshow - a collection of developer related stuff recently announced or made available by Google. Android Things, Flutter developer experience, Grumpy and more stuff have been mentioned there.

In the main presentation we were talking about developing with API.AI as well as using the Actions SDK, including a live demonstration of the agend on Google Home.

And then we were talking about our plans for the future. We will have a Next '17 Extended - Vienna event on 9 March, a Women Techmakers Vienna event on 11 March, and Google I/O Extended Vienna on 17 May.

Thanks to everyone for coming and making this such a great meetup!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Google I/O 2016 Recap & Google Cloud Platform

Join us for a wrap-up of Google I/O 2016 - directly from participants who were on-site this event. We will share our impressions, a few pictures around the event, and discuss about the highlights of this year's Google I/O.

In addition Robert Kubis - Developer Advocate at Google - will give a talk about the Google Cloud Platform.


When:  9 June 2016, 19:00
Where:  Raum D / Quartier 21 - QDK
RSVP:  Event on Meetup

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Android Study Jam 2016

Last year we had together with AndroidHeads Vienna we had the first Android Study Jam - online course material in self study, combined with on-site mentoring and coaching.

This year we will have again an Android Study Jam, in the form of a two-day-long Bootcamp.
The main idea will be the same, an online course enriched with on-site components. This year we will focus on the on-site experience, the content will be targeted for beginners in Android development, and it will be concentrated in one weekend.



When:  Saturday 19 March & Sunday 20 March 2016, 09:30 - 19:00
Where:  Metalab Wien, Rathausstraße 6
Registration:  android-studyjam-vienna-2016.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

February Meetup: AppEngine, Managed VMs & Co


Our next meetup is focused on the Google Cloud Platform. We will have talks around App Engine, Managed VM, Data Store and similar topics and - even more important - an opportunity to bring experts and practitioners together to exchange their experiences around the Google Cloud Platform.


When:  17 February 2016, 19:00
Where:  Stockwerk Coworking Space, Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150 Vienna
Registration:  Meetup.com

Interested in giving a talk? Just add a comment on the meetup.com or Google+ event page!