GDG Cloud Sydney Meetup July 2024

Mantel Group Office, L21 / 580 George St, 580 George Street, Sydney, 2000

GDG Cloud Sydney Meetup is back in July! Join us for an evening of interesting technical talks. If you're recruiting for a role or seeking a role, we have some dedicated time for that. Don't forget to come along and promote/share.

Jul 9, 7:30 – 10:00 AM

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About this event

GDG Cloud Sydney is back for a meetup this July! Join us for an evening of interesting technical talks.

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*

Partners

This meetup is organised in partnership with 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.

Our other partnership is 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 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.

Talks

Talk 1: Fighting Hallucinations with Knowledge using Neo4j and Google Vertex AI
One of the most common issues faced by Generative AI applications that directly consume large language models is the tendency for those models to hallucinate. In many cases this is caused by the generalised language model having either a very shallow or no understanding of the domain that the application serves. This talk will cover techniques for generating a domain specific knowledge graph from unstructured data and then leveraging that knowledge graph as part of a RAG based approach to ground responses from the model.


About the speaker:
Darren is a member of the Neo4j Technical Field Team and has been seen for the past 10+ years drawing nodes and relationships on every whiteboard in sight ! He has worked in a variety of customer facing roles over a long career centered mainly around either moving, processing or storing data. More recently he has been helping Neo4j customers leverage graphs for digital twins, fighting fraud and building more accurate, secure and explainable Generative AI applications. 


Talk 2: Serverless Data Pipelines with Cloud Run Jobs

This talk, "Serverless Data Pipelines with Cloud Run Jobs," will explore the practical applications and advantages of using Cloud Run Jobs to build scalable, reliable, and maintainable data pipelines. Additionally, it will cover the execution of dbt (data build tool) on Cloud Run Jobs, highlighting how this can accelerate the development and deployment of dbt workflows.

Attendees will gain insights into the architectural principles and best practices for designing data pipelines that effortlessly handle complex data workflows. We will examine the key features of Cloud Run Jobs, including its serverless nature, scalability, and seamless integration with other Google Cloud services. Through real-world examples and demonstrations, participants will learn how to leverage Cloud Run Jobs to automate data processing tasks, enhance data integration, and ensure robust data management.

Join us to discover how Cloud Run Jobs can transform your data processing capabilities and support your organization’s data-driven initiatives.


About the speaker:
Nizar is a distinguished technology solutions architect renowned for his exceptional ability to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solutions. With a robust career marked by aligning clients' business strategies with cutting-edge technology implementations, Nizar's expertise spans multiple industries and platforms, including web applications, ERP systems, data integration, and service platforms. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in data management and systems development, particularly in the financial services, telecommunications, and marketing sectors, he has consistently driven success by leading agile teams to deliver outstanding outcomes. Nizar's leadership and innovative approach make him a pivotal force in advancing technological success.


Event Schedule:

5:30pm - Event doors open

6:00pm - Introduction and hiring connect for those hiring/wanting to be hired (5 for each group and every individual gets 1 min max)

6:15pm - Talk1: Fighting Hallucinations with Knowledge using Neo4j and Google Vertex AI - By Darren Wood

06:45pm - Talk 2: Serverless Data Pipelines with Cloud Run Jobs - By Nizar Habbal 

7:30pm - Raffle for the 2 JetBrains IDE licenses

7:45pm - Event end

When

When

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM UTC

Speakers

  • Darren Wood

    Neo4Jj

    Senior Pre-Sales Consultant

  • NIzar Habbal

    Vivanti

    Principal Consultant

Hosts

  • Adhish Panta

    Kasna

    Senior Cloud Engineer

  • Roshan Ghale

    Practifi

  • Sajan Shrestha

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Sr. Software Engineer

  • Katharine Russell

    Simply Wall St

    Software Engineer

Partners

Mantel Group logo

Mantel Group

Dented Code logo

Dented Code

JetBrains logo

JetBrains

Organizers

  • Gary Lou

    Community organiser

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Community organiser

  • Roshan Ghale

    Practifi

    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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