GDG Cloud Sydney Meetup Feb 2024

1 Darling Island Rd, 1 Darling Island Road, Pyrmont, 2009

GDG Cloud Sydney

GDG Cloud Sydney is back for a technical meetup this Feb 2024 in Sydney! Join us for a technical meetup.

Feb 8, 6:45 – 9:15 AM

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About this event

GDG Cloud Sydney is back for a technical meetup this Feb! 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.

Our other partner is Mantel Group. They harness technologies that transform business operations in the real world. With capabilities spanning Cloud, Data, Digital and Security, they merge emerging technologies with innovative design and industry expertise to enhance your business. With deep technical specialisation and as leading Amazon, Google and Microsoft cloud partners, the depth and breadth our solutions offer is unparalleled. Mantel Group is your partner for end-to-end digital transformation.

Ranked in Australia's top 10 Best Workplaces by Great Place To Work Australia for four years in a row, we are people-focused and uphold strong values. Our culture champions trust, empowerment, and diversity, with a lean structure that emphasises collaboration, direct communication and equity.

We will also give out 2 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.

Programmable Conference is offering a 10% discount on ticket purchases using the code 'GDGCSP2410'. We will also raffle a ticket for the conference.


There will be some GDG branded swag this time. There are pens, keychains, and a few stickers. Come early to grab them :).


Talk 1: Unlocking the Magic of Currency Exchange: Predicting Rates with Machine Learning by Aruna Acharya

Dive into the thrilling world of currency exchange, where fortunes rise and fall with every tick of the market clock. The dynamic interplay of economic forces, geopolitical tensions, and market whims create a whirlwind of opportunities and risks. Yet, in this ever-changing landscape, the quest for precise and real-time exchange rates can feel like chasing a mirage. Join us as Aruna introduces the Currency Rate Identifier for AUD to NPR. This tool is designed to change the way we think about currency exchange data. It provides real-time exchange rate updates, reliable data and customization options.

In this session, we will explore why accurate exchange rate information matters in today’s global economy.

About the speaker Aruna:

Aruna Acharya is a junior software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Technology, who excels in problem-solving and is dedicated to developing innovative solutions. She has a strong interest in the field of data science and its potential to uncover valuable insights.

Talk 2: State of the art Generative AI on Google Cloud

Explore the latest advancements in Generative AI on Google Cloud. In this session, you’ll learn about the variety of data types that the Cloud AI portfolio covers with clear use cases. You’ll also learn about Google’s responsible approach to AI and how Generative AI is helping practitioners be more productive.

About The speaker Ankur:

Ankur leads the Cloud Global Advocacy team at Google Cloud. The team is focussed on raising GCP’s awareness, enabling customer success, highlighting best practices and seeking product feedback from developers & practitioners. Ankur has been a software engineer, product architect, product manager and developer advocate. Ankur is passionate about making developers' lives easier with great developer experiences, tooling and AI.

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: Unlocking the Magic of Currency Exchange: Predicting Rates with Machine Learning by Aruna Acharya

07:00pm - QnA (3 questions only)

07:15pm - Talk 2 - State of the art Generative AI on Google Cloud By Ankur Kotwal

07:45pm: QnA (3 questions only)

8:00pm - Raffle for the 2 JetBrains IDE licenses and 1 Programmable conference ticket

8:15pm - Event end



Thursday, February 8, 2024
6:45 AM – 9:15 AM UTC


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  • Gary Lou

    Community organiser

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Community organiser

  • Roshan Ghale


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  • Katharine Russell

    Simply Wall St

    Community organiser

  • Adhish Panta

    Community organiser

  • Sajan Shrestha

    Community organiser

  • Rohit Maharjan

    Community Organiser

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