Pacific Region DevFest 2022 (online tickets only left)

All the GDGs in Pacific region are combining efforts to host a Pacific Region DevFest on Nov 3, 2022. This will be a hybrid, multi-track events where we'll hear about topics from web, cloud, etc. More details to come soon.

Nov 3, 2022, 8:00 – 11:00 PM


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About this event

All the GDGs in Pacific region are combining efforts to host a Pacific Region DevFest on Nov 3, 2022. This will be a hybrid, multi-track events where we'll hear about topics from web, cloud, etc. 


01:00 PM — 01:10 PM

- Welcome

01:10 PM — 01:25 PM

- Keynote by Priyanka Vergadia

01:25 PM — 01:30 PM

- Break

01:30 PM — 01:45 PM

- Women Techmakers Panel - Panelists Janine Lee and Sherry Yang will be discussing their experiences as women and leaders in the tech industry, how to be a better ally for women and minorities in tech, and how to create opportunity pipelines for women, including gender-inclusive interviewing and hiring practices. Moderated by Chryssa Jones.

01:45 PM — 01:50 PM

- Break


01:50 PM — 02:10 PM

- State of Angular or Mobile with the Modern Web - Mark Thompson


01:50 PM — 02:10 PM

- Using Cloud Storage to reduce Google Workspace license costs by Mark Johnson

  I will demo how you can backup data from Workspace into Google Cloud Storage

02:10 PM — 02:15 PM

- Break

02:15 PM — 02:35 PM

- A survey of the state of the art in language models for code by Daniel Goncharov

  Large language models trained on code have shown very promising results! This talk will cover what work is being done by the research community in this area. An overview of the         state-of-the-art in this area, as well as recent work done by DeepMind, Google Research, Meta, OpenAI, and Microsoft Research will be presented.


02:15 PM — 02:35 PM

- Lit CSS is Super-powered - Justin Fagnani

 Lit's CSS system combines several web platform features to provide one of the fastest, lightweight and most powerful styling systems out there. Learn how Lit's CSS system provides  scoping, modules and shared styles, variables, automatic bundler support, and lets you build your own abstractions with functions and JavaScript. And it's all available with no build  system, using standard CSS syntax, and it's built with just dozens of lines of JavaScript.

02:35 PM — 02:40 PM

- Break

02:40 PM — 03:00 PM

- An intro to GRPC with Go - Easwar S.

 A gentle introduction to gRPC, beginning with underlying concepts and ending with a couple of demos.


02:40 PM — 03:00 PM

- Similarity-based machine learning - Hannes Hapke

 In this talk, Hannes Hapke, lead machine learning engineer from Digits introduces similarity based machine learning. He’ll explain how Digits is using similarity learning to build the next  generation of finance tools. Hannes shares the team’s learning about the implementation, training, deployment, production aspects and how the team integrated the product end-to-end with Google Cloud.

03:00 PM — 03:05 PM

- Break

03:05 PM — 03:25 PM

- Generative Art & Design with TensorFlow - Margaret

 This talk provides an introduction of how AI can be used to assist and inspire the artists and designers in their creative space. You will also learn how to use advanced features of  TensorFlow 2.x, Keras and TensorFlow Lite to train and deploy models to applications. This talk is for anyone: data scientists, ML engineers, artists or designers who are interested in  applying deep learning models for generative art & design. Topics covered: - Generative art and design - TensorFlow 2.x and Keras - TensorFlow Lite and on-device ML


03:05 PM — 03:25 PM

- Simeon with Chrome Extensions

03:25 PM — 03:30 PM

- Break

03:30 PM — 03:50 PM

- Real-time Machine Learning - Chloe He

 What is real-time machine learning, the state of real-time machine learning, its infrastructural challenges, and possible solutions.


03:30 PM — 03:50 PM

- Simplifying Angular with Standalone Components - Jessica Janiuk

 Angular now has Standalone Components, and this back to the future themed talk will teach you all about how they work.

03:50 PM — 04:55 PM

- Wrap up & Giveaways


  • Marsha Swallow


    GDG Organizer

  • Matt Kaufman

    MK Partners

    GDG Organizer

  • Emily Anderson

    Blue Shield of California

    Senior Application Developer

  • Mariam Hussain

    Women Techmaker

    Women Techmakers Ambassador

  • Jason Jones

    Costco Wholesale

    GDG LA Team Member

  • Siena Aguayo


    Staff Android Engineer

  • Michael Sim

    GDG LA Android

  • Dhwani Vaishnav

    California State University Los Angeles

    Co Organizer

  • Gladwin Louise Cedeno

    WTM / GDG


  • May Wu

    UCLA Health


  • Bryan Bergo


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