Welcome to DevFest NYC!
This year we would like to engage our community through DevFest - the biggest event of the year and help create a sense of community and belonging in NYC.
As New York City is reopening, we plan to get together in person in a safe way outdoors to reunite and do fun activities together like having professional headshots.
Join us on Day 1 in NYC on Thursday, Dec. 2 for a small and safe gathering between 5 pm and 7 pm - location TBD. Proof of Vaccination required!
Day 2 on Friday, Dec. 3 from 1 pm to 5 pm - will be a virtual event with a communication workshop, Android Study Jam, GDG for Good App Demo and Live coding and many prizes and surprises!
Day 2 Agenda:
🕑1:00 PM Welcome to DevFest NYC
🕑1:15 PM GDG for Good: WeTransact - an AI app powered by Google Cloud Platform GDG for Good: WeTransact - an AI app powered by Google Cloud Platform helps entrepreneurs and founders bring their idea to ROI, presented by Alexis Snelling, CEO and Founder, WeTransact and David Snelling, CSO and Founder, WeTransact
🕑2:00 PM Maximizing Your Presence and Power in a Virtual Corporate World: How to Access and Articulate Your Best Ideas in Your Most Important Moments at Work
Join Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach at PresentVoices for a communication workshop plus Q and A
🕑3:00 PM Android Study Jam
Learn how to use MotionLayout with Kaitlyn Anderson, Android Engineering Manager, Streem and Madona Syombua, Android Engineer III, Streem
🕑4:00 PM Decentralization of Digital Assets on Google Cloud: How to Empower Safe and Secure NFT Transactions using IPFS
Blockchain transactions using Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) reached $2.5 billion in the first half of 2021. In this real time demo with Fabian Bocart, Chief Data Scientist at artnet, you will see a solution for the biggest problem facing this surging market: the safety of the underlying digital assets such as art, memes, sports memorabilia, video game characters etc. While tokens are safely decentralized on their respective blockchains, data show that most of the corresponding files are too often stored in central websites that offer little to no long term protection for buyers and sellers. IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a peer-to-peer protocol that ensures decentralization and permanency of files. Adding a file to IPFS means it is cryptographically hashed and provided with a unique fingerprint that acts as a permanent record. Files that are stored on IPFS are resistant to tampering and censorship, contrary to those saved on central servers. You will learn how to rapidly deploy an IPFS node using a combination of Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage. The solution can be easily scaled using kubernetes or Anthos for multi-cloud decentralization.
🕑5:00 PM Raffle and Prizes
Tweet using #DevFestNYC to enter a raffle to win 3 Google Nest Hub Max
Brought to you by:
Communication Coach & Founder
Chief Strategy Officer / Founder
CEO & Founder
Android Engineering Manager
Chief Data Scientist
Analytics and Optimization Consultant
Analytics and Optimization Consultant
Developer Relations Program Manager
Carolina Castro is an entrepreneur, experience producer, and community trailblazer who has catalyzed communities at Lean In, Techstars, and Shopify. She was a Women Techmakers Ambassador and GDG organizer in NYC. Over the course of her career, Carolina has made it her mission to be a positive change agent and transform a yellow spot in the sun. Her fierce curiosity about the inner workings of society, has charted a career with breath and depth that few people have. She leverages her experiences in politics, marketing, and events to help businesses connect with their community base. After winning her first hackathon, she pivoted into tech and the rest is history. She often speaks at conferences and events - championing for diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. She's from New Jersey and has an adorable bunny.
Madona Syombua is GDE Android, and an Android Engineer at Streem Inc, She is also a Women Who Code Mobile Lead, Women Techmakers Ambassador, and a developer who enjoys sharing her Android knowledge and teaching others how to make Android applications.