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!
Free online event. Stay tuned for our agenda!
Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Brought to you by:
• GDG Capital Region
• GDG NYC
• GDG Lawrence
• GDG Cloud Boston
• GDG Bronx
• GDG Android Boston
• GDG Hudson Valley
• GDG Manchester, NH
• GDG New Haven
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Intro and Welcome
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Samantha van der Merwe
Talk Title: Data Science in Production with Shiny
Speaker Bio: Samantha van der Merwe is a Data Science Tech Lead at Kantar. She has a strong technical background having a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Statistics. Her expertise lies in helping Data Science and Analytics teams build and deploy their solutions at scale. In addition to this, Samantha provides career support and mentorship to women who are aspiring Data Scientists through her online platform and YouTube channel. She is passionate about using Machine Learning to solve some of the world's toughest social challenges.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mark Díaz
Talk Title: Responsible AI Feedback Session - participate in an Ethical AI feedback session with Google's Responsible AI team. Enter a raffle to win a prize for sharing your feedback!
Speaker Bio: Mark Diaz is a Research Scientist, Ethical AI at Google. He focuses on social bias and the use of algorithmic technologies to analyze human behavior, particularly the behaviors of underrepresented social groups. Most recently, he's focused on values and biases embedded in natural language datasets.
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
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. https://www.dansullivanlearning.com/publications
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Frank van Puffelen and Paul Ruiz
Talk Title: Firebase, Flutter, and Android Q&A with Paul and Puf
Frank van Puffelen (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 Ruiz 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 https://atria.edu/home.php
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)
Developer Programs Engineer
Cloud Architect and Data Scientist
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.
Analytics and Optimization Consultant
Flutter GDE, GDG Lawrence Lead Organizer and GDG Mentor for the Northeast
Senior Android Engineer
GDG Cloud Boston
Cloud Architect / Developer Advocate
Information Technology and Services
Elizabeth Mezias has been full-time on Android since 2008. She leads the Boston Android Meetup organizer team and runs an Informal Android Developer Meetup every two weeks online (in Boston) to network and keep up with the latest mobile technology, both using it and creating it.
Vice President New Business Development