DevFest NYC 2021 - Free In person and Online Event

DevFest 2021 will help local developers learn and connect as a community by exploring how to use Google technology to accelerate local economic impact.

Dec 2, 2021, 11:00 PM – Dec 3, 2021, 10:00 PM


Key Themes

Career DevelopmentCloudDevFestInclusionMachine LearningMobileNetworkingWebWomen Techmakers

About this event


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:

πŸ•‘1:00 PM Welcome to DevFest NYC

Introduce yourself

πŸ•‘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

πŸ•‘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

πŸ•‘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

πŸ•‘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.

πŸ•‘5:00 PM Raffle and Prizes

Tweet using #DevFestNYC to enter a raffle to win 3 Google Nest Hub Max

Brought to you by:

  • GDG Capital Region
  • GDG Bronx



December 2 – 3, 2021
11:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


Happy Hour


  • Leah Bonvissuto


    Communication Coach & Founder

  • David Snelling


    Chief Strategy Officer / Founder

  • Alexis Snelling


    CEO & Founder

  • Kaitlyn Anderson


    Android Engineering Manager

  • Fabian Bocart


    Chief Data Scientist


  • Anna Nerezova

    Analytics and Optimization Consultant


  • Anna Nerezova

    Analytics and Optimization Consultant

  • Eva Sofianos

    GDG Bronx


  • Carolina Castro


    Developer Relations Program Manager

  • Linda Kovacs


    Software Engineer

  • Madona Wambua


    Sr. Android Engineer


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  • Linda Kovacs


    GDG Lead & WTM Ambassador

  • Fausto Hernandez

    Team Member

  • Blain Smith

    Team Member

  • Chadd Portwine

    Team Member

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