Apps Script from the command line, and securing Google Cloud with Forseti

GDG Cloud Twin Cities
Wed, Jun 8, 6:00 PM (CDT)

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About this event

The command line is powerful.  In the movies they often go to the command line when they want to show real computing power and control of a system.

Have you ever seen or tried the command line and wanted to learn more?   What if I told you that you could learn to use the command line to interact with Google Workspace and to secure Google Cloud Platform?

Google Apps Script, which started out as something only available graphically, has a command-line capability.  That command-line interface for Apps Script is via clasp, the Apps Script CLI (Command Line Interface).  If you'll be programming in Apps Script often, then clasp is great to learn to improve your processes by allowing for version control of scripts in tools like GitHub, etc.

Another tool which leverages the command line is the CTF Scorecard, a command-line version of the Forseti Config Validator.  CTF Scorecard's purpose is to help you secure your cloud environment by discovering policy violations.

This is all about learning to use the command-line to integrate with Google tools.

At this event you will get to practice working with Apps Script and CTF Scorecard from the command line in Google Cloud.

This week's hands-on labs:

Securing Google Cloud with CFT Scorecard

CFT Scorecard is a utility you can combine with Forseti policies to check for violations in your Google Cloud environment.

The Apps Script CLI - clasp

The Apps Script CLI, or clasp, is a tool that lets you to create, edit, and deploy Apps Script projects locally and create and publish web apps and add-ons for products like Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides from the command line.

You'll work through Google Cloud labs to get hands-on experience and when you complete each whole quest, you earn a badge for your LinkedIn!

With the help of great volunteers, Jeff Williams (Google Tech Lead - UC Berkeley) and Elaine Chan (CS - Western Michigan University) lead the group through weekly events using Qwiklabs to help you learn more about Cloud Computing and running your projects on Google servers in the cloud.

Invite a friend who could benefit, and we'll be happy to help them also get access to and to help them get started

Don't miss out on the fun on Wednesdays as we learn cloud computing skills, one week at a time, with a goal of helping you level up!

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  • Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams

    UC Berkeley

    Google Tech Lead

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  • Elaine Chan

    Elaine Chan

    Western Michigan University

    Google Cloud Enthusiast, Computer Science Major

    See Bio