Build with AI Workshop: Getting Started with Gemini via VertexAI (cURL) - GDSC

City University of Hong Kong (CityU), 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, 00000

Gemini is a family of generative AI models developed by Google DeepMind. Gemini models support prompts that include text, image, and video as input and support text responses as output.

May 25, 6:00 – 10:00 AM


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About this event

*** All sessions are in English ***

*** 此活動主要以英語進行 ***

Vertex AI Gemini API

The Vertex AI Gemini API provides a unified interface for interacting with Gemini models. There are two Gemini 1.0 Pro models available in the Gemini API:

  • Gemini 1.0 Pro model (gemini-1.0-pro): Fine-tuned model to handle natural language tasks such as classification, summarization, extraction, and writing.
  • Gemini 1.0 Pro Vision model (gemini-1.0-pro-vision): Multimodal model that supports adding image and video in text or chat prompts for a text response.

You can interact with the Gemini API by using the following methods:

  • Use Vertex AI Studio for quick testing and command generation.
  • Use cURL commands in Cloud Shell.
  • Use the Vertex AI SDK for Python in a Jupyter notebook

This notebook focuses on using the cURL commands to call the Vertex AI Gemini API.

🎟 By participating in the event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore how Gemini deploys functionality in a Google Cloud environment.
  • Participate in codelab and interact with industry technical experts.

Important reminder: Participants must bring their own computers for use in the Hands on lab.

🎟 Activity information:

Event date: May 25, 2024 (Saturday)

Event location: City University 

Event address: LT15, 4/F., Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University, 

Registration time: 1:45pm

Activity time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Speech language: English

🎟Suitable for:

  • Friends/developers who are interested in Gemini
  • Friends/developers who are curious about what Vertex can do
  • Friends/developers who want to improve their coding skills and become more productive.
  • Teams looking to streamline their development process.
  • Organizations aiming to incorporate cutting-edge AI technologies into their workflows.


• GDG Cloud Hong Kong is a purely community initiative. There are independent developer community groups and are not related to Google, the company.

• The event may be videoed/photographed for teaching and recording purposes

• Waitlist tickets do not guarantee table seating

Co-Organizer : 

Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong 


GDSC - CityU





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Saturday, May 25, 2024
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM UTC


Introduction to Google Cloud and Gemini
Getting started with the cloud console
Hands-on lab


  • Zorro Cheng

  • Jacky Chan

    Votee Limited



  • Alex Sze

  • Leonardo Lee

    GDG Cloud Hong Kong



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City University of Hong Kong

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    GDG Cloud Hong Kong Main Organizer

  • Martin Chan

    Nexify Limited

    GDG Cloud Hong Kong Organizer

  • Alex Sze

    Mox Bank


  • Amanda Lam

    Women Techmakers Hong Kong


  • Rick Poon


  • Jacky Chan

    Votee Limited


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