DevFest Meetup Nov 2023

48 Pirrama Rd, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, 2009

GDG Cloud Sydney

GDG Cloud Sydney is back for a technical meetup this Oct in Sydney! Join us for a technical meetup.

Nov 28, 2023, 6:45 – 9:15 AM

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GDG Cloud Sydney is back for a technical meetup this Nov in Sydney! Join us for a technical meetup

Come Hire!:

There are 10 minutes dedicated to the meetup for hirers to advertise their recruitment and for job seekers to promote themselves to those hirers.

This meetup is in the in-person format, there are no plans to stream the event*


This meetup is organised in partnership with Dented Code.

"Dented Code teaches coding skills that you need to become a full stack developer and help you advance your career, pursue your dream job, or enjoy the freedom of life as a freelancer." - Learn more on their website.

We will also give out 3 licenses from JetBrains 1-year subscription to any of JetBrains' IDEs with a raffle. You can use the 100% discount code on CLion, DataGrip, DataSpell, GoLand, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, PhpStorm, PyCharm, ReSharper, ReSharper C++, Rider, RubyMine, WebStorm, or dotUltimate.


Talk 1: Never trust, always verify: Zero Trust with Zscaler By Barsha Karki

The castle-and-moat security approach of trusting users inside a network is wildly outdated. While concern about east-west movement in a network still holds true; Zero Trust Architectures focus on north-south access such that internal assets are only allowed access via authentication and authorization irrespective of where a user is. I will take you through the why and how of Zero Trust Architecture in this discussion, focusing on protecting users and applications. This protection of users and applications holds true irrespective of where the users are or where an organization’s crown jewel applications may reside in today’s world of multi-hybrid cloud.

About the speaker Barsha:

Barsha has close to 15 years of experience in the IT Industry with skills and expertise across Telecommunications Networks, Data Centers, Data Management Solutions, and Cyber Security. In her current role, she leads a team of pre-sales engineers across Asia Pacific and Japan for Zscaler.

Barsha also advocates for STEM careers and plays an active role in mentoring and encouraging female participation in Engineering and IT.

Talk 2:  Unlocking the Power of Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE): A Must-Know for Enterprises By Satya Shrestha

Join us for a captivating 30-minute journey into the realm of Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) with Satya Shrestha, a distinguished Senior Staff Multi-Cloud Architect at VMware. Discover how GCVE is revolutionizing enterprise private cloud solutions on Google Cloud. Satya will walk you through real-world use cases and the compelling value proposition that GCVE brings to the table. With a keen eye on current market trends in cloud adoption, migration, multi-cloud strategy, and application development, you'll gain insights into how infrastructure architects and application developers can harness GCVE to optimize their enterprise workloads in Google Cloud. Whether you're a seasoned professional in cloud technology or just beginning your journey, this talk will equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your enterprise's cloud strategy.

About the speaker Satya:

 Satya is a seasoned IT professional with a well-documented history in Information Technology and Cloud Computing, with years of experience across various industry domains. He currently holds the position of Senior Staff Multi-Cloud Solutions Architect at VMware, where he plays a pivotal role in guiding VMware's customers and partners toward embracing VMware's comprehensive multi-cloud vision and strategies. He has extensive public cloud expertise from his time at AWS and a wealth of knowledge on enterprise infrastructure deployment, operations, and management from his time at IBM. He has a deep understanding and expertise of Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE), VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), Azure VMware Solutions, and a spectrum of other VMware Multi-Cloud offerings.. Beyond his professional pursuits, he is deeply committed to mentoring and contributing to the betterment of underserved communities, reflecting his genuine passion for making a positive impact.

Event Schedule:

5:45pm - Event doors open

6:15pm - Introduction and hiring connect for those hiring/wanting to be hired (5 for each group and every individual gets 1 min max)

6:30pm - Talk 1 - Never trust, always verify: Zero Trust with Zscaler By Barsha Karki

07:00pm - QnA (3 questions only)

07:15pm - Talk 2 - Unlocking the Power of Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE): A Must-Know for Enterprises By Satya Shrestha

07:45pm: QnA (3 questions only)

8:00pm - Raffle for the 2 JetBrains IDE licenses

8:15pm - Event end



Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:45 AM – 9:15 AM UTC


  • Gary Lou

    Community organiser

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Community organiser

  • Roshan Ghale


    Community organiser

  • Katharine Russell

    Simply Wall St

    Community organiser

  • Adhish Panta

    Community organiser

  • Sajan Shrestha

    Community organiser

  • Rohit Maharjan

    Community Organiser

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