GOOGLE CLOUD STUDY JAM - 2 online sessions

Online event - GDG Cloud Netherlands
Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 4:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

Have you ever wanted to deploy your own scalable cloud application, but didn't know where to start? After this online study jam you will!

We’ll dive into how to setup and deploy your own scalable Kubernetes cluster. This hands-on online training based on Qwiklabs consists of two 2 hour sessions by trainers Almo (Google DevRel) and Herman Banken (Q42 K8s architect). The labs cover a series of GCP topics with a focus Kubernetes. Herman will relate the material to his real world experience running & maintaining a large fleet of IoT devices for Philips Hue.

October 7th, 16:00 - 18:00
October 8th, 16:00 - 18:00

Hands-on introduction into GCP, Kubernetes & infrastructure development. The labs offer a high level of customization.

Using your gmail account account:
- Sign up for Google Classroom ( and join the class with ID mcwcnfs
- Sign up Qwiklabs (
- Do the lab “A Tour of Qwiklabs and the Google Cloud Platform” (

IMPORTANT: we will share further details in the classroom, so be sure you sign up there from the very beginning.

Andres-Leonardo Martinez-Ortiz a.k.a almo is a member of the Google Engineering team, leading Google Cloud Ecosystem program in Europe. Based in Zurich, he drives the success of Google's developer products and the Open Web by creating a thriving ecosystem of developers. He meets with experts and partners in large companies, startups, universities and enterprises, promoting Open standards and Google technologies. He is also a member of IEEE, ACM, Linux Foundation and Computer Society. @davilagrau

Herman Banken
Herman Banken is a Software Engineer at Q42, based in the Netherlands, where he works in the team that develops and maintains the Philips Hue Cloud, which runs on Kubernetes. He is a Certified Google Cloud Architect, and uses this knowledge on a day-to-day basis to improve the performance of the Hue Cloud and lower the latency, and drives some large architectural changes like multi-region infrastructure and GitOps

Is this a lecture about Google Cloud?
No it is not. This is a hands-on event. Don’t expect to have presentations or lectures about the topics covered. But no need to worry! All the labs are self-contained and you will get content about the topics of the session before the training.

Is this a Q&A session? Will I get support about my projects?
No it is not. You won’t get support either. However, we will gather your questions, doing our best to get them solved.

Will I get access to Qwiklab after the event?
Yes, you will. The event offers a one-month free subscription to Qwiklab. You can extend this free offer one additional month completing any of the quest available.


Thursday, Oct 8
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CEST)


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