DevFest Northeast 2021 - Free Online Event

DevFest 2021 will help local developers learn and connect as a community by exploring how to use Google technologies to accelerate local economic impact.

Nov 13, 2021, 5:00 – 10:00 PM


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About this event


Join us for DevFest Northeast 2021!

This year GDGs of the Northeast region will be joining forces to connect our local communities and learn together!

Stay tuned for our agenda!

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Brought to you by:

  • GDG Capital Region
  • GDG Lawrence
  • GDG Cloud Boston
  • GDG Bronx
  • GDG Android Boston
  • GDG Hudson Valley
  • GDG Manchester, NH
  • GDG New Haven

Agenda (EDT):

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Intro and Welcome

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM TBD

Talk Title: TBD

Speaker Bio: TBD

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM TBD

Talk Title: TBD

Speaker Bio: TBD

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Dan Sullivan

Talk Title: From Certification to Dream Job: 10 Tips for Passing Google Cloud Certification Exams and Getting Real-World GCP Experience

Speaker Bio:

Dan Sullivan is a Principal Engineer with PEAK6 Technologies and a software architect with extensive experience in data architecture, data science, machine learning, stream processing, and cloud architecture. He is the author of the official Google Cloud study guides for the Professional Architect, Professional Data Engineer, and Associate Cloud Engineer. Dan has created a range of online courses for cloud computing, data science, data modeling, and data architecture.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Frank van Puffelen and Paul Ruiz

Talk Title: Firebase, Flutter, and Android Q&A with Paul and Puf

Speakers Bio:

Frank (or Puf) is an engineer for Firebase at Google. He helps developers build extraordinary apps that use Firebase as their back-end. If you've ever asked a Firebase question on StackOverflow, you've probably met Frank already.

Paul is a Developer Programs Engineer with Android Partner DevRel out of Boulder, Colorado, in the US and has a background in Android and IoT development. Outside of work he is wrapping up an MBA, gardens, woodworks, makes movie props, and is a member of a Star Wars costuming charity where he volunteers at events as various movie characters including an Imperial Snowtrooper, X-Wing Pilot, or Tusken Raider.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Raffle / Wrap-up / Closing Remarks


Google offers 3 Google Nest Hub Max (value $229 each).

O’Reilly offers 5 ebooks/books for our raffle and to all attendees 30 days full access to their online learning platform (value $50 each).

Atria Institute of Technology
Atria will offer the license to all our attendees. Atria Institute of Technology is partnered with Coursera - the leading online learning platform in the world. As a part of this program, you will have free, long-term (life-time) access to high-quality online learning on Coursera and you can enroll into Unlimited Guided Projects & 1 Course per year.

AICamp offers two AICamp courses (value $299 each)

Instructions to join this meeting



  • Frank van Puffelen


    Firebase Engineer

  • Paul Ruiz


    Developer Programs Engineer

  • Dan Sullivan

    4 Mile Analytics

    Principal Data Architect


  • Anna Nerezova

    Analytics and Optimization Consultant

  • Roman Jaquez

    GDG Lawrence

    GDG Organizer / Software Engineer


  • Elizabeth Mezias

    Outside, Inc.

    Android Engineer

  • Linda Kovacs


    Software Engineer

  • Lukas Karlsson

    GDG Cloud Boston

    Cloud Architect / Developer Advocate

  • Eva Sofianos

    GDG Bronx


  • Rainer Paskiewicz

    Information Technology and Services

  • Yulia Ovchinnikova




  • Roman Jaquez


    GDG Organizer

  • Kevin Quan


    GDG Organizer

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