GDG Cloud Sydney Meetup March 2024

Mantel Group, 580 George Street, Sydney, 2000

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

Mar 12, 6:45 – 9:15 AM


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About this event

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

The other partnership is 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.

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


Talk 1: Your data, your way: Elevate your data game with BigQuery remote functions by Yash Mehta

In this session, we'll embark on a journey to uncover the transformative potential of BigQuery remote functions. We'll begin with the overview of remote functions, its functionality, advantages, and some use cases. This will be followed by a case study that showcases how BigQuery remote functions can be deployed to decrypt data on the fly, eliminating the need for unencrypted data storage. Finally, Yash will discuss how to deploy and maintain BigQuery remote functions using Terraform ensuring seamless integration with existing infrastructure and security practices. By the end of this session, you'll not only grasp the technical nuances but also walk away with modules to help accelerate your journey into developing and deploying BigQuery Remote Functions.

About the Speaker Yash:

Yash is a seasoned IT professional experienced in delivering high impact solutions across multiple industries. His expertise extends across a wide spectrum, encompassing analytics, data engineering, data operations, and architecture. 

Talk 2: Unleashing Scalability and Flexibility: A Deep Dive into Google Cloud Platform's Serverless Service by Anupam Phoghat

Serverless is hot, everyone knows it. But when it comes to taking the plunge, the "how" can seem daunting. Join me, a fellow developer from the ANZ community, as I share my real-world journey building, deploying, and scaling applications with one of Google Cloud Platform's (GCP) most dynamic offerings - Cloud Run. In this technical talk, we will delve into the intricacies of Cloud Run, uncovering its architecture, key features, and real-world applications.

This talk isn't just a technical deep dive (though we'll get there!); it's a tale of trenches, demons, and ultimately, triumph.

About the Speaker Anu:

Anu, a Principal Consultant with a strong focus on cloud technologies and a passion for delivering innovative solutions. He specialises in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with a strong emphasis on professional development.

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Anu has acquired a diverse skill set and achieved numerous professional-level certifications in leading cloud and container orchestration platforms such as Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Azure, and AWS.

Anu is also an Authorised Trainer for Google Cloud Platform!

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: Your data, your way: Elevate your data game with BigQuery remote functions by Yash Mehta

07:00pm - QnA (3 questions only)

07:15pm - Talk 2: Unleashing Scalability and Flexibility: A Deep Dive into Google Cloud Platform's Serverless Service by Anupam Phoghat

07:45pm: QnA (3 questions only)

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

8:15pm - Event end



Tuesday, March 12, 2024
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

  • Kunal Ostwal

    GDG organiser

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