GDG Cloud Melbourne Hands-on Workshop: Build with Gemini & Cloud Run

Mantel Group, 452 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000

This is a hands-on workshop on Google Cloud that was shared at Google I/O this year. It shows how to deploy a Gemini-powered chat app on Cloud Run.

Jun 24, 7:30 – 10:00 AM



Key Themes

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About this event

Please register via this page.

Get ready to get hands-on and learn more about Gemini and Vertex AI - and this time with Cloud Run. You'll be creating a Gemini-powered chat app on Cloud Run. And if time allows, there might be a surprise extension to this CodeLab, so be ready! 

Workshop content: 

We will follow a codelab designed by a Googler which will be lead by our very own Google Cloud Expert, JK! 

In this codelab, you'll see how you can create a basic chat bot written in node by using the Vertex AI Gemini API and the Vertex AI client library. The app will use an express session store backed by Google Cloud Firestore.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to use htmx, tailwindcss, and express.js to build a Cloud Run service
  • How to use the Vertex AI client libraries to authenticate to Google APIs
  • How to create a chatbot to interact with the Gemini model
  • How to deploy to a cloud run service without a docker file
  • How to use an express session store backed by Google Cloud Firestore


  • Basic programming knowledge (Node.js preferred).

Participate in hands-on lab with Google Cloud experts & network with your technical peers. 

There will be dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, surprise swag and plenty of networking! 

This event is designed for beginners, technical developers & practitioners who would like to learn something new in GCP. All attendees should bring their own laptops for the hands-on labs.

Cloud credits will be provided - you must RSVP via this page.



Monday, June 24, 2024
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM UTC


  • JK Gunnink

    Cloud & Software Engineer. Harbinger of DevOps. Serverless enthusiast.


  • Lovee Jain


    Sr. Software Engineer

  • Yuba Raj Panta


    Senior Software Engineer

  • Zach Jensz

  • Ujjawal Raj


  • Katie Barnett


    GDE Android / GDG Organiser

  • Suesi Tran


    Senior Flutter Developer

  • Maksim Lin


    Software Engineer

  • Poornima Sivakumar

    GDG Organiser

  • Lovee Jain


    GDG Organiser

  • Zach Jensz

    GDG Organiser

  • Ujjawal Raj

    GDG Organiser

  • Bramley Turner-Jones

    GDG Organiser

  • Yuba Raj (UV) Panta


    GDG Cloud Organiser

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