Building and Deploying Data Products on Google Cloud Platform + Hands on Labs

GDG Cloud Phoenix
Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Charles Zhan is currently a staff engineer and lead data scientist at Infusionsoft, where he is currently responsible for building data lakes and deploying data products. Prior to Infusionsoft, Charles worked at Honeywell as Principal Engineer. Charles earned a Ph.D. from ASU in 2008. Charles has been granted 7 patents in data analytics and system modeling.

He will talk about how Infusionsoft builds a data lake on Google Cloud Platform. He will talk about the challenges that he faced, how he solved the problems using tools like Airflow, Spark and offerings from GCP like Google Cloud Storage and BigQuery. He will also talk about how he deployed data products from problem formulation to deploying in a very cost-effective way using BigQuery, Dataflow, App Engine, GCS.

After his talk Google has provided these hands on labs:
(labs available only to registrants that provide the email address you plan to use for login to Qwiklabs prior to the event. Matt from Google will need to provision the lab classroom prior to the event.)

Advanced Track:
Weather Data in BigQuery
Dataflow: Qwik Start - Templates
Run a Big Data Text Processing Pipeline in Cloud Dataflow
Predict Visitor Purchases with a Classification Model in BQML
Predict Taxi Fare with a BigQuery ML Forecasting Model

Beginner Track:
App Engine: Qwik Start - Python
App Engine: Qwik Start - Go
App Engine: Qwik Start - Java
App Engine: Qwik Start - PHP
App Engine: Qwik Start - Ruby

We recommend bringing:
- a laptop or device with a dedicated keyboard
- power cable/battery bank
- headphones to hear optional videos

Food and beverage will be provided Citrix and phoenixNAP. If you have any allergen/dietary considerations, please let us know ASAP so that we can best accommodate.

Shout out to phoenixNAP for providing us with an awesome venue and sodas, Citrix for food, and Google for providing labs for this event <3


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